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VOL 40 TUPELO MISS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913 NO. 44
Reception Tendered Pa»tor.
The congregation of the Bap
tist church on Wednesday even
ing tendered a reception to their
new pastor, Rev. Barksdale, who
entered upon his work here Jan
uary first. The auditorium of
the church was filled. The ser
vices were opened by Rev. Wages
with a praye? in which he invok
ed the guidance of the Divine
hand in the labors which the new
pastor had undertaken. Follow
ing the prayer the choir render
ed an anthem. On the part of
the church Mr. D. S. Ballard,one
of the deacons, accorded Mr.
Barksdale a very cordial and
hearty welcome. The various
organizations connected with the
church were then represented in
addresses of welcome as follows:
Ladies Aid Society, Mrs. McDon
ald; Young Ladies Circle, Mrs,
Burckel;on part of SundaySchool,
R. W. McAllister; on part of
Young People’s Baptist Union,
W. A. Spight.
Following these addresses Rev.
Barksdale responded in words
\ that showed that he had been
deeply touched by the cordial re
ception which his church had
tendered him. He expressed
his profound appreciation for the
many assurances of brotherly
love from the church and also
for the universal cordiality that
had been accorded him by the
other denominations and citizens
generally. By way of parenthe
sis he added that in his work
here he would play no favorites
in the church but there was an
equality among the members
that would be respected. He
begged the hearty co operation
of his members and assured them
that his heart was in the work
and that they had his sympathy
in all things.
The last address of the evening
was delivered by Mr. F. H. Mitts,
who reviewed the history of the
church since its organization in
1850 to the present time. The
organization was effected about
three miles north of Tupelo, the
original meeting place being at
what is now Gum Springs school
house. Later a church was
built about two miles north of
Old Harrisburg, which was then
the town and postoffice of this
section. This building was burn
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In this church the organiza
- tion received its greatest.impetus
by the conversion and acccession
to the church of about one hun
dred members at one meeting.
The old edifice that-stood so long
on the corner of Church and Jef
ferson streets, the present site
of the church, was built in 1860
and stood until twelve years ago,
when the present brick structure
was erected. During the war
the building was used as a hos
pital by the Confederate army
camped here. It was also used as
a school house and as the county
court house. The second story
was used as a Masonic lodge,
many of the older Masons of the
community have been raised in
this hall. Other organizations
held their meeting there.
Mr. Mitts reviewed the work
of the early pastors, especial y
that of the Rev. Absalom Stovall
who was a man of deep piety and
great force as a man and citizen
in this community during his
lifetime. He was the first per
son buried in the cemetery here.
Mr. Mitts referred feelirgly to
numerous instances in which the
important events of his own life
were associated with the old
church. At the close of the ad
dress the cho r rendered a selec
tion. The musical program was
selected from among the choic
est of the sacred hymns and each
was well rendered.
|k At the close of exercises re
freshments were served.
J. M. Lawson.
On Monday afternoon the town
was startled by the announce
ment that J. M. Lawson had
been found dead in the grand
stand at the fair grounds. A
crowd of boys in passing discov
ered his body there and reported
immediately. Deputy Sheriff’s
Hoyle and Inman went to the
fair ground and found that a
pistol shot had penetrated Mr.
Lawson’s head. The body was
in a sitting posture and a 38 cal
ibre pistol was grasped in his
right hand. Bv his side was a
check book and a sack of pea
nuts. A jury of inquest was
summoned who returned a ver
dict that diseased came to his
death by a pistol shot inflicted
by his own hands.
Mr. Lawson was seen on the
streets frequently during the
morning. He was at the court
house and had his will written
by W. W. Thompson the circuit
clerk, and properly witnessed.
After this he was looking after
business {matters and appeared
to be in his usual health and
good spirits. Judging by the
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have inflicted the fatal wound
about one o’clock. A pistol shot
was heard there about that time
but attracted no one to the spot.
J. M. Lawson was born in
Birmingham. Miss., August 3rd.
1S49. He was the first bov child
born in this little country village.
He was married to Miss Clemen
tine Elkin November 25, 1873.
There was born unto them nine
children, seven of whom survive,
five daughters and two sons.
Mr. Lawson was a member of
the Free Will Baptist church,
was baptized by Rev. S D. Shel
ton about fourteen years ago,
was ordained a deacon a short
time afterwards, which place he
filled as honorably as any man
ever did. He was a member of
the Saltillo lodge of Masons and
in his associations with his fel
low man 'he closely observed the
teachings of that benevolent or
ganization. All his life was spent
in what is now Lee county and
no one has ever heard a word of
disparagement against his name.
He was a good neighbor and a
true friend, a kind and affection
ate husband and father. Mr.
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man and had accumulated a com
petency. He possessed a elear
mind and his judgment was safe
in all matters of business. He
was much interested in our lo
cal fair and had been a director
of that organization since its in
ception. He took an active part
in all matters of progress and
lent his aid and influence to
building his town.
The tragic end of our friend
and neighbor has brought many
regrets. The remains were laid
in their last resting place in
Glenwood cemetery. May we
cover with the mantle of charity
his shortcomings, whatever they
may of been.
The funeral services were con
ducted from the residence Tues
day afternoon by Rev. S. D.
Shelton, a life long friend of the
deceased. The Masonic lodges
of Tupelo and Saltillo joined in
paying their last tribute of re
spect to their departed friend
and brother,
Cut Flowers at Cut Prices
Roses all Colors, $2.50 to $3.00 per
doz.
Carnations, $1 00 per doz.
Valley Li'lies, $1.00 per doz.
Vio'ets, single and double, $2.50 to
$3 00 per hundred.
American Beauties, $5.00 to $10.00
per doz.
Narcissus, Hyacinths, $1.00 per doz.
Prices subject to change. Orders on
shirt notice. The Floser Shop of
M mrhis. Geo F. Maynard, Agent,
| Phones 17 and 347.
Basket Ball at Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. basket ball
team added new laurels when
they met and defeated the Uni
versity of Mississippi in two of
the best games ever played here.
The local boys deserve a great
deal of credit for the fast team
they have developed, and too
much praise cannot be given
them. It will be remembered
that the Tupelo boys had a good
team two years ago when they
played in the Mercantile build
ing. That year they met and
defeated the College of Physi
cians and Surgeons, at that
time the champions of Memphis.
Also the A. & M. College came
and met their Waterloo. This
is the first time since then that
they have been able to get to
gether owing to the lack of a
suitable place for playing, but
now with the fine gymnasium at
the “Y” and the gallery for
seating the spectators there is
no reason why we cannot be rep
resented by as good a team as
there is in the state- Of course
they will need the loyal support
of the town, for they cannot
| oring good teams nere wunout a
big expense. The crowds Mon
day and Tuesday nights were by
| no means as large as they should
have been. Monday night it
rained and no doubt kept many
away. We should feel proud of
our bovs and show our appreei
| ation by going out and rooting
I for them.
The game Monday night was
' full of spectacular goals made by
| Capt. Laney of the “Y” team.
| The score was 27 to 15. and
i Laney scored 21 points. For the
, University Capt. Haxton played
the best game, making some
long throws from the center of
the field. Lilly, for the “Y,”
loomed up like a giant over their
crack center, and out jumped
him every time. Whitesides, X.
I Reese and Maynard deserve
| credit for their good guarding
and passing of the ball.
The game Tuesday night was
too close to be comfortable all
the way through. It was “nip”
and “tuck,” and our boys
“tuck.” In this game Laney
played his usual good game, and
Maynard showed up some better.
The winning goal was thrown
just a few moments before the
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W9S 25 to 23 in favor of the “Y.”
The line-up for both nights
was as follows:
Y. M. C. A. Univ. of Sliss.
Laney, Capt Forward Lone & Pound
Maynard Forward Smvthe
L'lly Center Haxton. Capt
Whitesides Guard Myers
X Reese Guard Haralson
Score last game—Field eoa's: Pound
4, Mvers 1, Haralson 2. Haxton 3.
Lanev 4, .Maynard 4, Whitesides 2.
Foul goals: Pound 3, Laney 5.
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Resolutions.
Since one “In robes of sorrow”
has led into the Silent Land our
true friend and loyal club sister,
Mrs. Julia Troy, be it resolved
by the Fortnightly Matinee Club:
That we bow in submission,
knowing that the all-wise Father
who notes the sparrow’s fall,can
do but well for his children.
That we shall miss the pleas
ure of her comradeship and the
wisdom of her counsels.
We feel that the memory of
her loving heart and unconquer
able soul shall be with us till we
too go hence to find our friend
in that “Strange Beyond”—more
beautiful, more precious than
before.
Mrs. C. H. Clifton,
Mrs. J. H. Ledyard,
Mrs. W. D. Anderson,
Committee.
D. A. R. Meeting.
On Thursday afternoon, Janu
ary 11th, Miss Lela Dickson was
hostess of the Mary Stuart Chap
ter D. A. R. at the home of her
sister, Mrs. Anna Gardner. Af
ter the recitation of the Lord’s
prayer by the chapter, and read
ing of the minutes by the secre
tary, the meeting was thrown
open for the discussion of busi
ness. A motion was made and
carried, changing the day of
meeting from the third Thursday
to the fourth Friday of every
month. It was decided that the
D. A. R. entertain the U. I). C.,
and all visiting delegates to the
U. D. C. convention in May, fur
ther plans for this entertainment
to be discussed at a special meet
ing on January 25 with Mrs. J.
R Jones. At that time a dele
gate to the State Conference
which will be held in Lexington
on March 11, will be elected,
A “Silver Tea” and “Antique
Exhibit” was decided upon for
February 22nd, in celebration of
Washington’s birthday. The
Mary Stuart Chapter was as
sessed $10 for the Natchez Trace
Fund, and same was sent by the
treasurer to the chairman of the
State committee.
The resignation of Mrs. W. C.
Raymond, who has so efficiently
served the chapter as secretary,
was accepted with much regret.
The program for the afternoon
was as follows:
Colonization of the New En
gland States. Mrs. W. L). An
derson.
European Influences in the De
velopment of the South. Mrs.
J. H. Ledyard.
Colonization of New York.
Mrs. R. 0. Perkins.
Discussion of the ‘ Natchez
Trace.” Led by Mrs. V. C. Kin
cannon.
Two vocal selections. Miss
Ola Gardner.
Miss Dickson then served
tempting refreshments to her
guests. The next regular meet
ing will be with Mrs. J. H. Led
yard at 3 o’clock Friday after
noon March the twenty-eighth.
Eastern Star.
At the Masonic Hall Tuesday
evenins at eight o’clock, January
14, the Tupelo Chapter of the
Oivlpr nf thp Tvoctpi-n ^|-av nsspm.
bled for their regular meeting.
After (he opening of the Chap
ter and the regular routine of
business, the solemn ceremonies
of installation were observed.
As a prelude, the W. M., Mrs.
Burekel, made a short but splen
did address to the members and
then presented to the W. P., Mr.
Wilson, a handsome gold ring as
a testimony of her appreciation
of his faithfulness and zeal dur
ing the year’s york. Mrs. J. W.
Yates, in behalf of the chapter,
presented to Mrs. Burekel and
Mr. Wilson beautiful jewels, em
blematic of their offices, with the
admonition that they continue to
follow the lead of that star point
ing today, as it did long ago,
straight to the Fold of the Great
Shepherd.
God’s blessing was invoked
upon the new officers, and the
following were installed:
W. M , Mrs. Mary Moore Mon
aghan.
W. P., Mr. E, Burekel.
A. M., Mrs. Carrie Yates.
Sec.. Mrs. Anna Burekel.
Treas., Mrs. Mary Monaghan.
Cond., Mrs. Willie Angle.
A. C., Miss Beatrice Reese.
At the close of the service the
Chapter was invited to adjourn
to the adjoining hall where a
sumptuous banquet was spread.
The three long tables were beau
Perhaps a burglar or a fire has not invaded
your home, but if they should, they would get all
of vour money and valuables. Vo not lie one ol
those who lock the stable after the horse is gone,
but put your money where preparations have been
made for jtrotecting it, not only from fire and bur
glary, but from your own extravagance.
It will be SAFE in our bank.
Vo YOUR banking with US.
We Pay 4 Per Cent Interest on Time Deposits.
BANK OF TUPELO
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tifully decorated with cut flow
ers and miniature pyramids of
fruit. The retiring W. P., Mr.
Will Wilson, was made toastmas
ter. The excellence of the four
course menu was enhanced by
; sallies of wit and speeches of el
oquence. The principal speakers
were Messrs. Rankin, Robertson,
Hambric, T. Milam, Spradlir.g
and Beebe. The suggestion or
the W. M., Mrs. Anna Burckel,
that the gentlemen address the
assembly as “Sisters and Broth
ers” instead of “Brothers and
Sisters” was received with laugh
ter and applause. The occasion
was most enjoyable and one long
to be remembered.
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Buy Eggs From Prize Winners.
i 3 pens White Orpington, Eggs 75c to
#1.50 setting.
2 pens Ringlet Barred Plymouth Rock,
Eggs per setting #1.00. _
Two Cockerels and Pullets for sale.
Buy now. Heavy laying strains.
Glad to show my Chickens.
SHELBY TOPP.
Bring on your watch, clock, jewelry
j and spectacles. I am at the old stand
I in back room of Peoples Bank for 1913.
T. J. Jourdon.
JUST THINK OF IT
I can cut your electric meter bill in half.
I have lamps that cost only one cent for each
ten hours they burn.
Don’t fail to see my latest improved lamps.
C. W. HEWITT
TUPELO, MISS
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