While on his rounds about two
o’clock Tuesday morning Night
Police Tom Gray found tjhe dead
body of Claude Iverson lying in
the alley just back of Main street.
Mr. Gray hastily summoned Mar
shall Robertson, Sheriff Trapp
and Mayor Robins. Dr. Elkin
was called and a jury of inquest
empaneled. Upon examination
of the body it was found that the
head showed a wound on the top
and back and bruises at other
parts of the body. The jury re
served their verdict to a subse
quent meeting. The body was
removed to Lumpkin-Clark un
dertaking department and pre
pared for burial. At 9 o’clock
the jury again met, but were un
able to reach a verdict and ad
journed again until Wednesday
morning when they met and re
turned the following verdict :
State of Mississippi,
We, the undersigned citizens
of Lee county, being summoned
and sworn to diligently enquire
into and true presentment make
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sissippi how and in what manner
Claude E. Iverson came to his
death on the 25th day of Sep
tember, 1911, for a verdict say,
we, the jury, find that he came
to his death by causes unknown
to the jury.
F. M. Savery,
W. A. Monaghan,
W E. Sheffield.
J. T. Dickerson,
C. A. Jackson,
W. V. Mitts,
The body was lying under the
window in the north side of the
room in the Blair building occu
pied by Mr. Iverson as electric
ian. The impression prevails that
he went to sleep while sitting in
the window and fell backwards
to his death. There was no evi
dence of a positive nature before
the jury and the above was the
only verdict upon which they
could agree and report.
Claude E. Iverson was the eld
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Iv
erson and was born and reared
in Tupelo. He was a quiet and
unassuming young man and gen
erally liked by the people of the
city. He conducted himself to
ward every one with courtesy
and had a host of friends among
the young men of the town. He
was a member of the local lodge
of the Knights of Pythias for
several year-. His tragic death
cas'’ a gloom over the entire com
munity and the sympathy of ev
ery one goes out to the bereaved
family in their great sorrow.
The interment to >k place from
the residence Wednesday morn
ing at 9 o’clock, where many
_1.1 : — 4
^diucicu tyj yay %*#*#** w,
of resDfeCt. The services were
conducted by Rev. A. 0. Price
of the Presbyterian church.
To the Patrons of City Deliv
If you want good service,have
your mail, of every de criptior,
addressed to your street number.
It will be necessary, if you take
newspapers or magazines, for
you to write to the publishers
giving them your correct address.
By complying with the above re
quest you will make it possible
for us to give you good service.
But should you fail to do as re
quested, do not complain if your
mail should be found in the Gen
Dozier Anderson, P. M.
I ha^e fuinh^d a tours in Hairdres
sing, Braids, Pnffs, etc., and will be
pleased to get your orders. Call on or
'phone your wants to Tr.rs. John
Caruth, Tupelo. 19-tf
Tn-County Fair Week.
The third annual meeting of
the Tri-County Fair began Tues
day morning with a parade in
which a number of the business
people were represented. While
the number of floats and vehicles
were limited, there was splendid
taste displayed and the parade
was quite an attractive feature
of the day.
The crowd did not measure up
to the expectations of the man
agemet, but the weather was in
tensely hot and those whopame
suffered greatly from the heat.
The hot weather was also a de
terment in the matter of bring
ing in exhibits and the farmers
were a little chary about bringing
in their stock, which would have
endangered the lives of the ani
mals. This fact cut down the
exhibits consider ally, yet there
: is a good representation in a
number of the departments,
which do great credit to those
who sought to make of the fair
an entire success.
The judges awarded to the Bal
lard Dry Goods Co. the first prize
on the floats, the second to Mrs.
W. W. Trice’s Sunday school
class. The Misses Wilson were
voted the first prize on private
vehicles, the second going to
Miss Daisy Ritter. The vehicles
were lovely and did great credit
to the good taste of those who
The exhibition of young stock
shows the opportunity the farm
ers of the county to produce the
i very best work, saddle and har
ness animals. There were en
! tries that would have won in any
1 exhibition, and the fact is undis
j putable that we miss a great
money maaing opportunity when
1 we fail to raise our own horses
The races have been spirited
each day and some good purses
We go to press too early to be
able to give a list of the awards,
which will be published next
week if made up.
Mr*. Wright Entertain*.
Mrs. Carrie Mai Wright enter
tained last Thursday evening
wiih a Japanese party in honor
of Miss Minrose Kincannon. The
| veranda was beautifully deco
rated with Japanese lanterns and
the interior decorations were
golden rod and Japanese orna
ments. The guests wore kimonas
and were seated a la Japanese
on mats. Delighted punch was
| served by Miss Olene Coffee.
Miss^ss Hattie Lee ^ood and
! Ola Gardner entertained those
nrpsent with Ja; a tese sonsrs.
The bride was given an appro
priate tcast by Miss Annie Do
zier and Miss Mojre toasted the
groom in a very witty speech.
; Master Baskin then gavt a splen
j did toast to the guild and all girl
friends of Miss Kincannon.
I The guests were then invited
on the veranda. Littie Misses
Ma-y Pegues, Lent Belle Ander
on, Ruth Allen, Rosa Rogers,
i Nolle and Bess Kincannon.
dressed as little Japanese girls,
j danced in front of a tiny jtnrich
drawn by Baskin Wright and
Frank Kincannon. Mary Louise
Kincannon rode in this little
vehicle and carried an armful of
Japanese asters, each containing
a good wish, and these were
showered upon the bride to be.
I The wishes were read by Mrs.
| Jack Jones. Refreshments were
served, the cream being in pink
The enter aimrent was unique
and altogether enjoyable.
FOR RENT—Nice y furnished room
App!> to Mrs. J. R. Dabbs.
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Jane
Mrs. M. J. Estes, widow of R.
S. Estes, died at her home, near
Richmond, September 12, 1911.
She was born in South Carolina
in 1838, and had been a resident
of this countv for sixty-five
years. Deceased was seventy
three years of age and had been
a consistent member of the Bap
tist church since the age of
twelve. Her husband preceded
her to the grave by several
The remains were followed to
the cemetery by a long proces
sion of friends. The funeral ser
vices were conducted by Rev.
Harris, and many beautiful me
morial wreaths were placed upon
Mrs. Ester was another good
mother, whose life shone with
benevolence, and was nerved
with fortitude to stand firm be
neath the cross of raising her
children. She wielded a pious
influerce around her fireside
which will never be effaeed from
the souls of these loved ones.
Her struggle for life when the
fatal illness seizedherwas bravel y
made, “but over the river” the
boatman came, and she left us
with human love and faith by
Three lovely daughters and a
manly son mourn their irrepar
The sharpest pang that ever
comes to the human heart is the
loss of “mother.” How oppres
sive the heat, how bitter the
cold, how heavy the burden, how
wearisome the day, how dark the
night when “mother is gone.”
When the Creator would speak
to us in tenderest tones he says:
‘ ‘As one whom his mother com
forteth so will I comfort you.
Mrs. Mary Jane Estes, wife of
the late R. A. Estes and daugh
ter of “Uncle Jacky” Ruff, was
born July 4, 1837, in South Caro
lina, and departed this life Sep
tember 12, 1911.
In early life she professed
faith in Christ and united with
the Presbyterian church at Old
Unity, near Richmond. Later in
life she joined the Baptist church
at Richmond, but after some
years had her membership trans
ferred to Center Hill church and
was a consistent member at the
time-of her death. She was a
very quiet unassuming woman,
who always bore her sorrows
and afflictions with marked for
She was the mother of seven
children, three of whom survive
her: Mrs. Leroy McCarty, Mrs.
W lliam Battle and Robert.
<3Ko Karl hppn an invalid for a
year or more and was cheerful
and patient, not afraid of death,
but looked to it as the means of
bringing rest and a reunion with
husband and children who had
May God comfort the bereaved.
Care of the Attic.
Pew attics are ceiled, but If they
are not light the walls and the beams
should be treated to a coat of white
paint or whitewash. Once a month
the floor should be swept The win
dows should be 'ssbed three or four
times a year. Twice a year there
should be a campaign waged against
moth, roaches anc’ possible bedbugs,
as well as against larger vermin.
Keep a rattrap and a mousttrap In
commisaion —Woman’s Horn" Com
Strictly speaking, it is impossible,
of course, to be original. Originality
consists in perceiving the permanent
behind ephemeral, be old behind the
new, in tracing the ever-llv.ug spring
of human motive from its latest mod
ern faucet deep down and back to its
hidden source m consciousness and
will.—Allen Duvall, 1 ie Atlantic
Friends of both bride and
groom have recently received
handsome invitations inviting
them to be present at the marri
age, Wednesday, September 27,
in the Presbyterian church at
Tupelo, of Miss Minrose Kincan
non, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Vann C. Kincannon, and Mr.
Stewart Phillip Clayton of the
same place. Miss Minrose, the
lovely bride to be, has visited
Jackson since her graduation in
the home of Misses Power and
counts her friends by the limit
of her acquaintance. As presi
dent of the senior class in the I.
I. & C. year before last she was
the honored one of all the prov d
eight hundred Mississippi girls;
and since then her brief exper
ience of womanhood has been of
the same joyous nature, Always
giving into her fair young hands
the highest honors and the truest
joys—just such gifts as a girl of
her exquisitely fine nature should
| have showered upon her in her
| radiant youth.
I Ihe man of her choice is a son
I of Col. Clayton, of Lee county,
| and he is a younger brother of
1 Mrs. W. D. Anderson of this
city. The marriage is to be an
event of great interest in the
town which has always been the
home of both bride and groom
and their Jackson friends are
happy to extend to both the for
tunate ones all good wishes and
‘ To B4 Greatest American Farm
This part of the South is now
to have what promises to be
come the greatest farm weekly
in Ameiica. The Progressive
iFarmer of Starkville. Miss., has
| had for some time over 100. (XK
| circulation, and recently it has
| absorbed the Farmers’ Unior
Guide of Birmingham, Ala., anc
the Southern Farm Advocate ol
Memphis, Tenn, carrying it t(
the 150,000 mark. Beginning
January 1st, it will open a mag
nificently equipped newspapei
plant in Birmingham, and is ex
pected at the same time to opcr
offices in Memphis.
The fact the Progressive Farmei
is published weekly; that it is
• made especially for our Southerr
| climate, soils, crops and condi
! tions; and that its first interest
j is the subscriber rather than th<
; advertiser, it having relentlessly
|exposed a'i advertising frauds—
! these are the things that are
| mainly responsible for the popu
larlty that has given it its pre
A dollar a month does net go
| far enough after it gets into the
I falanVinna mmnonv’t! frPSISlirV tn
satisfy the manager who has to
pay the upkeep and operating
expenses on a^ b;g rural line sys
tem, and keep a little small
change to hand over to stockhol
ders once in six month. He has
to cut too many corners, and rur
too many chances of getting
caught short of a bank balance
by a sleet storm, or a law suit.
Twelve dollars a year is too
low for farmers’ line service o^
the average system, with the
quality and cost improved as it
has been in the last few years.
It is time to start after this ra*e.
The farmers can afford to pay
more—why should they not be
induced to recognize value re
Of course we know what the
farmer,# do » hen it * is proposed
to rtide the telephone rate. But
It has not only been the policy of this bank, but we feel that
we owe a first duty to our regular customers, and especially
during adverse business conditions, do we endeavor to stay
with the customers who have stayed with us.
If you are looking for a bank with which to do business in the
future, ASK THOSE WHOiHAVE BANKED WITH US
whether or not THEY liked our business methods. There is
a difference betweeu banks.
Let OUR Bank be YOUR Bank. *
We pay 4 per cent, interest on Time and Savings deposits.
THE BANK OF TUPELO
Branch Banks at Fulton and Nettleton, Miss.
can this go on forever? What
is the best way to get this thing
into better shap ? Some have
done it already.—Telephony.
(The Independent Journal.)Adv
■■ ■ -*—
The Arkansas Division U. D.
C’s unveiled a monument to the
Confederate soldier at Shiloh
Tuesday with appropriate cere
1 CIop‘on is my jeweler, who is yours?
We will discontinue our deliv
• ery service October 1st and sell
• strictly for cash.
American Women Smokers.
It is said there are two million wo
Ben smokers in the United Slates
• • • • V JL«a • »•
THE BEST IN TUPELO
Hoyle Grocery Co.
Slate of Mississippi. No. 3110.
To Eustace E. Keller, at Malvern, Penn.,
defendant. You are commanded to appear be
fore the chancery court of the county of Lee,
in said State, on the THIRD MONDAY of
APRIL, A. D. 1912 to defend the suit in said
court of Mrs. Pear! Keller for divorce, wherein
you are defendant.
This 23d day of September, A. D. 1911.
Norbin lones, Clerk.
C. P. Lon£, Solicitor for Complainant. 27-3t
i Hints to the Farmers
I Now is the time you realize
on your season’s work.
As y u sell your cotton, stock v
or produce place your money ?
on open account with a reliable
Bank, pay your bills by check,
which makes the best kind of
a receipt, and avoid the worry
and darger attending the car
ryir g of large sums of mo ley.
Our Savings Department is
. sr other excellent feature, sf
f< rding, as it does, the privil
ege of withdrawals, together
with the advantage of interest
oif your funds.
Our ofhcsrsare always at the
disposal of our customers and
Capital and Surplus $100,000.00
The First National Bank
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