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THE TUPELO JOURNAL.
ir- — - ..... . . .. ... .. „ . !*» " " ' ' 1 ' 1 ' . '' Τ 1 ■ ' 1 — — _ _ _ 1.50 per _A.nrru.rn. "13HI JUST' A-JN D 3-»T£C.A-R NOT." $i.50 per Annum Vol. XXXVI TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, MARCH -5, 1909. j\,0< 49 Listen Just a Minute, Ladies: jj We are determined to supply your.every want in our ' read j-to-wear de- Il partment. Now, if you want a Spring Tailored Suit, if you wi.nt Muslin Un- I derwear, if you want a Shirt Waist, be fair enough to your home merchant to 1 see our goods before ORDERING. \ Κ We offer "Palmer" and "Stylerite" Tailored Suits that have a national | reputation for being the best. if Good Things for Spring Skirts for the Lady of Discriminating Taste Skirts for the Lady Who Seeks Refined Individuality Our Spring line was bought from the largest speci alty skirt house in the world. We know they are right in style and cheaper than you c?.n buy same goods in any city. Misses' $2.50 to $5.00 Ladies' $3.75 to $15.00 Tupelo's One Price Store. We are selling the celebrated "Star" and American Girl Skirts. These are "The King of Skirts" in New York City. The K'ng Tailored Waists are only shown in the best of stores. Every woman who knows the ch?rm of style- and what woman does not?—will find it in a King Pure Linen Waist. It adds distinction to everything you put on. If there is any better line of Ready-to-wcar Garments made in America, we will thank you to tell us. Just One Price-== One Just Price. f Stylish Things to Wear New Spring Goods Are Arriving Daily Temerson Sells Better Gccds and Better Styles, for Less Money s Main St. Tupelo TEMERSONS Blue Front Main St. VWiVAWMVWWVWWVW»; 'Sweet as Sugar Cane' Describes the QUALITY of the OLD FASHIONED SUGAR HOUSE MO LASSES we are selling at 50c the Gallon This is the kind sold regularly at 65c the gal- ® Ion. But we have a large stock on hand— φ hence these values. For the benefit of 5 and 10 gallon buyers, we will sell your keg at wholesale cost and make you a price of 45c the Gallon for the BEST molasses money can buy. MILAM & CO. TUPELO MERCANTILE BL'D'G 7 J0[^ \JpVjP^ JfTf\Jrvy\lr\Jr ftNFY \ On Improved Farm Lands UiiCI snippet 5 to 10 Years. sûtes-.*·» LOAN.) 0 κ q\BV. Tupel". Miss New Firm G. P. Whiiaker and Company PRACTICAL TINNERS Sheet Iron Workers, Gutter Spouting, Tin Rooffing, etc. Having decided to engage in business in Tupelo. v/e are loca ted two doors north of Clifton's Pharmacy, where we would be pleased to give estimates and contract for all kinds work in our line. We have been engaged in this work for years and feel fully qualified to do first-class work at living prices. We have new tools, new materinls and are thoroughly eq-iipped. Our Motto is to do all Work RIGHT and QUI Κ Notice Teacher· Teachers Association meets in Court bouse in Tupelo, Saturday, February 27, at 10 a. m, K. P. CLAYTON, Supt. of Educa tion SYKES IS GIVEN BANQUET Unanimously Endorsed by the Lee Cojnty Bar. Interesting Addresses Made. Λ banquet was tendered Thursday night at Hotel Mona^han by the Attorneys of he lozal bar in honor of Judge Ε. O. Sykes, win retires from the bench, after a service of twelve years. The occasion was one long to be re membered ky those present and was an event heretofore unsurpassed in point of brilliancy in the history of our little city. The spacious lining hall was turned over to the guests at 8.30. Spreads were laid fop twenty, and the guests never sat down to a more tempting repast. The dining hall was decorated in white and blua, and the columns and walls were dnvpeu in flags and festooned with early spring flowers. Honorable John M, Allen was the Toast-master and Clau Je Clayton, Esq headed the committee of arrangements and was Master of Ceremonies, The banquet consisted of ftve courses with a menu embracing select dishes to be had at this season of the yc&r, The preparation and servipe elicited the highest compliments for the manage ment of the popular place. The repast over, Mr. Allen announced . tHat as '•nnst-maatpr. hf> would nnfc pall on any one to «peak, but that eyery one was invited to participate in the 8 jeechen that were to follov/, Mr, Allen,as the eioso personal friend o" Judge Sykes, reviewed thi fricncl. ship that has existed between them fof fie past forty year , · nd r j g':e in mgst complimentary terms of the life and public seryice of the distinguished guest. He reviewed that part of Judge Sykes' service to the country, after his four years service as a Confederate sildier; the actiye part he toqk in the reconstruction after the war, and the Valuable s< jv/ice rendored the State s» ! a member of the Legislature, and tha C >nslitutionftl Convention of He then reviewed ht s service of twtlve yoars on the tench, and his own inimi-, table way portrayed in picturen true to Lie, the spotlees character of him who his been an ideal Jud^e, ar,d une who hag done more tu raise the m^ral stan- ! dard of the people in this section than any other mai, Mr. Allen apoke in feeling terms, and tha ycunger membei 8 were deeply impressed by the çcomiums paid to their honored friand. Following Mr, Allen's remarks, Geo, T. Mitchell presented the resolution· prepared by the bar. The committee which drafted the resolutions was com josedof S. Γ. Clayton, J, M. Thomas and W. P, Anderson. The resolutions, read by Mr. Mitchell were as follows; RESOLUTIONS AQOPTEQ, "Resolved, That it is the sense of thç membej'â of tho Lee county bar: "First—That -fudge Sykes has made an able C0iist»enii.ms ana upright judge administering justice witriuut reapept to pe son:, doing equal ngnt το mei rich and poor a"k*i. uninffaenced by I fear or favor· pettmg at the very heart ι of the ι ight wf.§ ι possible under the rales of |aw; his splendid legal ability being supplemented by those indespen sabie requisites of a great judge, an extraordinary amount of common sense and a deep knowledge of human nature and moral and mental integrity of the very highest decree, His administra tion of the criminal law, while always in prpper ca^es tempère^} wjth merey, nas been especially VigWPUSr able and glfective, aCGUfhMH»b'»ig much good for this section of the state. He has ever turned a deaf ear to public prejudice and clamor, and held the scales of jus tice wi h an even hand. H 3 Iras heen uniformly çourteoug, polite anl çppsiçh erate toward 'iMgaiag, poyrt officers and memb^.s qt' the b4r,an4 especially the younger members of the legal pro fession. "Second—That as a man, friend, a citizen and in the councils of his state, and as a practicing lawyer, lie has few equals. His conduct has been such as to inspire his fel|qwman to higher things, He is loyal; he dQes not turn away from a friend on account of self interest. or small things. As a lawyer he went beyond the mere study of cas es; he sought to find the reason and right of the law. During Reconstruc tion times he risked his life and his all on savir.g his state to the Anglo-Saxon race. He has served his county nobly, both in peace and war. Third—Tnat we part with him reluc tantly as a judge. He takes with him. and will always nave, oar anecuonaie friendship. We will rejoice at any good that may come to him, and grieve at any evil which may befall him. t'omrth—Th»t a copy of these resolu tions be spread on the minutes of the cirçuit court of this county, and given into the press for publication " Mr. Mitchell then spoke to the reso lutions, and in a most eloquent talk, paid a high tribute to the retiring judge. Following Mr. Mitchell, Chancellor, J. Q. Robins, W. D. Anderson. Esq. Judge W. M Cox, C. P. Long, S. P. Clayton, J. W. P. Rosgan, James A. Finley, Geo. T. Hill, Claude Clayton, Ο. K. Gary, Wiley A. Rlair, J. M. Thomas, paid high tribute to the Judge each finding some special attribute which he had discoyeredT to especially command, and endea»· Judge Sykes to every member of the bar and to the people at large. At the close of these, Judge Sykes responded fee ingly, and his warm heart was deeply touched by the display of love ind admiration from those witl ν hom he had been s o closely associatec so long. At th3 close of Judge Sykes' remark Mr. Allen presented him with a bouque o1" exquisite beanty, the gift of Misi Ki te T-'jy, one of the Judges mos an'entalmirer3. Prof. Biagi's band furnished delight ful music throughout the evening. The viaiting attorneys were, Judgi W, M. Cox of Baldwyn and E. 0. Sykes, Jr. of Aberdeen. Rules for Spelling Contest. Lee Count ν Teachers Association met at Tupelo February 27. for the purpose of adopting rules to govern the spelling contest among the Lee county schools to be held at Tupelo Saturday, March 27. The following rules were adopted. l3t Th«; Coun;y Superintendent shall select one hundred words from our adopted speller and shall pronounce them to the contestants when they have assembled for the contest 2nd. The paners shall be immediately graded by the following committee: J. E, Berry, J. B. Thompson, J. L Dabbs, T. M. Milam, Misses Emma Edmunds, Jattie Wade, Laura Shirley, Augusta McLauren, lirin Marshall and Annie Honnoll, n .J Ti? ·-_ il- r> a . . m'Ui 41 hi mc μιαν wum-yst uuTt3 00 not five succesfql contestant», but there be a number less than five who are above all the others then this number shall be considered successful. And from the least number possible of the next high est contestants there shall be selected a sufficient number to complete the five by a second contest of 100 words to be t tken from Wtbster's primary dictiona ry. 4th- The words shall lie pronounced not more than three times and the enun ciator shall be required to define words if asked to do so, 5th· No change shall bo allowed af ter papers aie handed in. Ccn.JEacn school of Lee county 'shall be allowed to enter a number of con testants nut to exceed five. 7th, Contestants shall be of school age and shall haye been in aetuul at tendance not Ipsa than one month this β 'ssion. 8th- Words shall be plainly written in ink. 9th. It shall be theduty of the county to try to raise money to defray expen ses of the sue e$gfu| five to Natchez. Ityth- Jiatih contestant shall pay 25 cents onenttrjng the cmtest. FOR SALE My residence on Lot 105x140, at corner Broadway and Franklin streets; cne vacant lot on Frank lin street, 80x105, also one Ma jestic Range (good as new), and one Heating stove. For infor mation apply to W. L. Wagner, at First National Bank, or at residence. MAHLOJV BROWN We are willing to pay highest Drice j for bushels of char co*l, delivered at Tupelo Cornice & Roofing Works, Tupelo, Miss, R. W. REED'S Cut Price Store No. 2 New Goods Are Arriving Daily! He carries in stock there now a line of General Mer chandise—Shoes, Hats, Clothing for Men and Boys, Dress Goods, Notions, Groceries. These Goods He Bought for Spot Cash at a Bargain Your money goes farthest when spent there. He has 4 extra Special Bargains to offor you for the next TEN DAYS. Ask about them. and carry it to him with $1.00, and you can get 22 LBS GRANULATED SUGAR. Go to Store No. I for flour and Feed Staffs Cut Price Stores .Nos. 1 and 2 TUPELO. MISS 1 The Enforcemsnt of Laws. ' That there is an unaccountable re putrnance on the part of many peonU ! to having anything to do with th« ex ; ecution of the law will hardly be de nied. Many good men sit down, fold their hands and leave the law to exe - cute itself. Of co ir^e they say that they expect the police and other exec utive officers to enforce the law. yet after all, the cuoit » and officers of the law are efficient only so far as they have cordial, active and steady support of the people. When public nuisances be come too marked all will join hands to get new and more stringent laws passed and many will take a hand in haying them enforced until the const nt flood of wickedness shvtll have been checked. But when the violations are less open and unblushing there 13 a deposition on the pai^t of many to leave the evil doer unpunished. Why is this? Simply be cause no man is willing to incur the odium and spend the time, strength and money to secure the execution of the law. I am sure that no town or city in Mississippi, or in the South, can boast of a more faithful sût of officers than we have. Tney are more than willing to do their whole duty—they are anx ious to enforce the law. Were we, as citizens, to unite ir» entering couiplaints when we know that the good laws of our beloved town or state are being vi olated, I am sure that orr state and municipal officers would see to it that justice was meted out to the violators. 1 wish to say just here that I am glad ι ιυ icain ιιιαν uni iiwuuiau)<j ιιιανυι lias called a meeting of the citizens of Tu pelo for next Tuesday evening at eight o'clock at the courthouse for the pur pose of organizing a "Law Enforcement League." We shall not expect to see at that meetihg the keepers of blind tigers and gambling dens, their abet tors or advocates, yet we want it un derstood that all citizens of Tupelo are cordially invited and most earnestly re quested to be present. Respectfully, A. J. PRESTON. Judge E. O. Sykes. Tho retirement of Judge E. O. Sykcs as Judge of the First Circuit Court Dis trict of the State, removes from the bench one of the safest, purest and best men who has ever occupied a sin.i lar position in this state. No man has ever hel I more evenly the scales of jus tice than he, and the lives, liberties and property of the people were in safe hands as long as he presided on the ber.ch. A man of strong friendships, he drew to him every one who came in contact with him. As with all of us, some friends were nearer to him than others but as an administrator of the law every man stood upon the same footing in his court. Absolutely impartial, he impressed every one with such a sense of fairness that never a word of criti cism that we havd eyer heard of has been made of his rulings. Tne record Judse Sykes has made on the bench is in keeping with his high character as a man and cititen and one to which he may always point with just pride. In his retirement he will rot lose in terest in the active affairs of his coun ty and tho state but will continue η potent factor in all matters of pubi': interest. His host of friends wish for him many years of uscfulrsss and feel that no honor in the gift of the state is too grcatjto be shown him. The woman who kneads bread with her own hands needs the best flour to insure, the best bread. (Jet Elect st Hynds-Hoyle Grocery Co. Wade H. Long Killed. Mr. Wade II. Long, residing two miles northwest of Shannon, was in stantly killed in the store of Capt. C. 13. Evans at Sh innon by Major Jacobs, son-in-law and bookkeeper for Capt. Evans on Saturday afternoon at about four o,clock. A dispute arose over a settlement between M.\ Long and Mr. Jacobs, and some words passed between them. Mr. Long left the store and re turned in a short time, went to Mr. Jacobs again and, as was stated by those nearest t^em, s« i 1 to him, that he was not amuo or him, and placed his hand behind him as if to draw a wea pon. Mr. Jacobs got out his pistol im mediately, and lired one shot which en tered tne h .-art, and Mr. expired immediately. ' The circumstances ot the killing were related by two or three witnesses plac ed on the stand by the State at the preliminary hearing held in Shannon Monday before Esquires G. \V. Petty, ii. L. Cobb, B. A. Curry, and J. M. Sample, Mayor of Verona and J. P. Sisk, Mayor of Nettleton, the latter two being ex-oificio Justices The defense d'.d not place any witnesi-js on the stand, but it was agreed by both sides that Mr. Jacobs should be placed under bond which was fixed at $o,500. The affair is greatly deplored by all and by none more than by Mr. Jacobs and his family and friends. The family of Mr. Long have the sympathy of every one upon the unfor tunate tragedy which deprive them of a husband and father. ihe prosecution is represented by Clayton, Mitchell & Clayton. Mr. Mitchell aopeared at the preliminary hearing; the defense by Anderson & Long & T. P. Landrum of Columbus, Mr. Long & Mr. Landrum appearing at the preliminary trial. Wade II. Long, who was killed at Shannon on Saturday, was born in Ala bama and had reached his fifty-ninth year. He was married in 1870 to Miss Mary Ann Roberts and from this union seven children survive. When quite a young man he served in the capacity of justice of the peace iahis native state. He professed religion in 1870 and joined the Baptist church, remaining a mem ber until his death. Twenty-live years ago he moved to Lee county, where ne has resided ever since. He was a suc cessful farmer and took at» active pan in all matters ot interest to agricul tural pursuits, beintr an active member of the Fatmeri' Union organization, serving at one time as vice-president of the Lee county organization. He was a member of the Palmetto Lodge of Masons at Shannon, and was buried by the members of the lodge with Masonic honors. The interment took place at Old Union cemetery, three miles northwest of Shannon, where Revs. . . A. Preston, and S. D. Shelton, of Tupelo, A Rogers, of Amory, aftd A. N. Goforth, of Shuiuiyi, were,n££i*£at and assisted in conducting the, services. The members of the ïamily have the sympathy of their friends arid the com munity generally in the sad bereave ment whicn has bereft them ot a hus band and father. An Elaborate Production of "Faust'! The beginning of the fifth act shows us Faust and Mephisto toiU'ully climb ing the steep rocks andyawning chasms of the peak of the Brock^n, in the Hartz Mountains, where, according to the German legend, ttie Witches and Warlocks meet on Walpuigis night (the thirteentn of April) to hold their yearly festivities. The night grows darker and darker ; the moon is in its last quarter and gives but little light. They climb higher and higher, the trees androcKs and distant ciitfs take on wondrously ^fantastic shapes in the j : ι ; «- .. Ρ 4-1— Λ..: —ν Λ«ΐ,τ VA.υ» »·8·»ν WJ Vl.w hooting of owls and the far away cry of the lonely night-hawk breaks the solemn stillness; strange shapes crawl to and fro, and wierd snake-like forms seems to writhe and try to clasp the wanderers in their horrible embrace. At midnight a mighty tempest rises, and the witches gather from far and near to their unholy festival. During the truly horrifying scene that follows Mephisto shows Faust the never-failing "Punishment of Evil." and the curtain falls with terror-strii k en Faust writhing in the evil on-'s grasp. A perfect storm of electric tire descends, amid wnich the imps and witches are seen reveling in their iiendish merriment. The production will be seen here at the Tupelo opera house, March 20. Why experiment when the best can be had by going to the right place. Ninds-tioyl* Grocery Co. sell "Elect* flour. None excels it. A Clouded Vision means that you should have your eyes attended to at once. In fact any eye trouble, however slight, demands immediate at tention. We Examine all Eves free of charge. If glasses w li aid you our examination wil show just the kind nectssio · We supply the glasses at as rea sonable a raèc as good quality can be sold for. We don't sel. window glass spectacles at al1. HOUGH, the Jeweler PHONE NO. 156