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' $1.50 Per Annum « BE JTJST AND FEAR NOT."_■ 93..SO P»r Annum I VOL. 41 TUPELO MISS, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1913 NO. 8 M, ____-_ DR. T. T. BONNER I Died at His Home on Mam Street Saturday Night—A Citizen of Tupelo for . Twenty-five Years. Died, at his home in this city Saturday night, May 10th, at eleven o’clock, Dr. T. T. Bonner in the forty-fifth year of his L age. Dr. Bonner had been confined l to the house for a week and his condition was so improved, ap :• parently, that he was able to be I up and receive his many friends JNvho called to see him. On the evening of his death he was on I the front verandah where quite a number of ladies gathered to see him and express to him the hope that he would soon be well again. At seven o’clock his brother-in-law, Mr. Mosely, and wife, of West Point, arrived at 4.1- - 1- -_- i./v /l LUC/ I1UUOC tv opvuv tliV ivitv M day with the family. With them and the family he passed the evening chatting in his usual jovial mood until eleven o’clock when he retired to his room. Lying on the side of the bed his breathing attracted the attention of Mrs. Bonner, and upon going to his bedside she discovered that he was breathing very deep ly and she hastily called Mr. Mosely, who found him in an unconscious condition. Dr. Elkin was immediately summoned, but life was practically extinct when he arrived. With the dawning of the bright Sunday morning the word flew over our town on the wings of the wind that Dr. Bonner was dead. Wherever it touched it left sorrow, and the expressions of sympathy and of a personal loss were many and from the heart. His death comes as a dark shadow to friends and rela tives who loved him dearly. For twenty-five years he had prac ticed medicine in Tupelo and vicinity, and during this quarter or a century won nrsc place in the hearts of our people. He was our most useful and best beloved citizens. There is hardly a home in all this section that he has not visited, and his presence and his presence and kindly minis trations brought relief and happi ness. Always cheerful, he car ried sunshine wherever he went. He had always a smile and a kind word for everybody. It was the writer's good fortune to have known him since he first came to Tupelo to live, and we only knew him to esteem him more highly as the years passed by. If we were asked to name the chief characteristic of our dead friend we should say that it was his broad sympathy—his love for his fellow man. We have never known a man whose heart was so full of the milk of human kindness. Distress and f A Vtl (Vt O O ^ nA 1 OUUV1I116 vv personal sacrifice was too great for him to make to bring relief to the afflicted. The demands upon him were too great but he disregarded his own health and continued to answer the calls that were wearing his life away. There was no caste in his friend ships and his practice—suffering alone appealed to him. The poor esl never appealed in vain for his services, and without money and without price he ministered to them. He offered his life as a sacrifice for his fellow man. What more could a man give? . In his profession he was ad mired bv his brethren as few men are. Considerate at all times, he observed with scrupu lous regard the ethics of the pro fession and won a warm place in the hearts of other physicians with whom he associated. His knowledge of medicine was broad and he applied the science with a keen sense of his obligations and with full knowledge of its effects and influences. Dr. Bonner was a devout Chris tian and a consistent member of the Baptist church. He recog nized in every way his depend ence upon his Maker, and his daily life attested that he closely walked with Him. T- T. Bonnor was born in West Point. Miss., Aug. 10. 1867. He was the son of the late John C. and Sarah Bonner. He attended the public schools of the city and afterwards went to the Univer-j sity of Mississippi where he j graduated. He selected medi-j cine as his profession and was i graduated from some of the best J schools of the country before entering upon the practice of his profession. On November 11th, 1891, 1_ -_ _• J 2- - TI C* - H „ 1 1 ’ lie wao nidi i icu 1TJ.1SO 1UUHic Troy. From this union eight children have been born, all of whom survice. In the home life his greatest virtues shone. Ten der and devoted he found his greatest joy in adding to the sum of the happiness of his devoted wife and affectionate children. In turn he was their idol, and well did he deserve the lavish j love bestowed upon him by the entire household. At the hour of the funeral ser vice, three o’clock Monday after noon, all business houses closed and everybody went to the resi dence where the funeral was conducted. The parlor and halls of the residence failed to hold the vast throng and the ample yard was filled by devoted friends. Alone the streets were lined many of his colored friends who gave expression to deep and lasting sorrow. Rev. Barksdale, of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Duren, of the Methodist church, conducted the services, Mr. Barksdale paid a 'beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. The casket was cover-1 ed with most beautiful floral! designs loving hands had; wrought. The music rendered was such as to soften all hearts and moisten all eyes. At the close of the services an unusually long procession followed the I funeral car to our silent city. At the open grave we say “farewell.” May God’s purest angels guard his slumbers. “How sweet a life was his; how sweet a death; Living to wing with mirth the merry hours, Or with his genial tales the heart to cheer; Dying, to leave a memory like the heath Of summer, full of sunshine and flow ers, A grief and gladness in the atmos phere.” Besides a devoted wife and eight children he leaves one sis ter, Mrs. Neilson, of West Point. We can only remind these that he is not dead, he is only asleep —resting after a well spent life 1 1. __ . 1 _1 J _ urir, uc uauuui, auu wuuiu nut if he could, return to us; we can, if we will, go to him. Behind the storm cloud always lurks the rainbow and when the storm is past it weens upon the flowers of earth. Out of the darkness of night comes the sunshine and joy of the day. And so from the beauty of his life we can take an inspiration and go forth to .live as he lived, so that when the summons comes we may say as did he. “All is well." The active pall bearers were: —J. H. Ledyard, C. H. Clifton, E. C. St. Clair, D. W. Robins, C. P. Long, M. E. Leake. The following were honorary pall bearers:—Drs. V. F. Elkin, Hugh Anderson, J. H. Green, J. 0. Gurney, v. C. Soencer, Charles Spencer, Carl Feemster, Bryan, L 0 Carruth, W. B. Holland. BOND ISSUE ELECTION People of Tupelo Will Vote Next Saturday to Determine Whether or Not we Will Have New School Buildin At the last meeting of the board of mayor and aldermen an election was ordered on Satur day, May 24th to determine whether or not the city of Tupelo shall issue bonds to secure funds with which to construct a new school building. The need of such an addition to our school facilities is admitted by every one and the voters of the city should see to it that such a ma jority is piled up that our bonds will sell at the highest possible price. Tupelo is now running her school of 600 white children in the same building that was furnished twenty years ago for a town of 1500 people. At that time the house afforded ample room for the children. Tupelo has steadily grown and with each session the demands tor more teachers and more room grows and at this time our school facilities fall far short of the needs of the town. The pro posed new building can only be built throush a bond issue and patrons of the school should see co it that everybody turns out and votes for the issuance of bonds. Contract Let for School Building The contract for the construc tion of the Tupelo Military In stitute has been let and the work will begin on the building next week. The lot is being graded" and will be ready. The contract was let to Leake & Goodlett. The new building will have 20 rooms and will be equipped with water works, steam heat, electric lights and every modern convenience. It will be ready for occupancy the middle of September. The plans and specifications were drawn by A. E. Hindsman, architect. Circuit Court. The May term of the Circuit Court convened here Monday with Judge Claude Clayton pre siding, and G. W. Long, Sheriff, j J. W. Hoyle, office deputy, W. VV. Thompson, Clerk, R. D. Porter, deputy clerk and Richard Bolton, official stenographer, in their respective places and ready for the duties of the week. The docket had been previously set and work beean immediately up on the organization of the juries. While there were quite a num ber of cases on the docket they were soon disposed of and by Wednesday noon court took a recess until Friday morning. U. D. C. Reception mi TT T-v n a • V 1 1 • _ Hie u. ±y, icccpuuu uciu 111 the Y. M. C. A. building. Tues day evening of last week was a brilliant success. The chairman of arrangements, Mrs. Geo. T. Mitchell, and the chairman of the menu, Mrs. A. E. Berkley, deserve special mention for the creditable* way in tfhich the im mense crowd was progressed from one delightful feature to another Our visitors were loud in their praise of the occasion, the beautiful building and all Tupelo. The auto ride to Harrisburg Thursday < afternoon was only partially carried out in order to finish up the business in the afternoon so that the evening might be given to the hearing of the lecture “The South of Yes terday.” Miss Mildred Rutherford, His torian General, of Athens, Ga., kindly offered to compliment the city of Tupelo and her guests by giving this lecture free of charge. Costumed as a belle of ’61, this gifted woman held the rapt at tention of her large audience by the charm of her personality and the pleasing manner in which she described scenes and related events of a “day that will rever come back,” except as a sacred memory. The Tupelo Chapter, U. D. C. j feels a profound gratitude to' each person in our city and out I of it that assisted us jn making | this convention a success, by j lending a hefping hand. * Mrs. Norman Monaghan, Secy. Neil Clark. _ j The announcement of the death of Neil Clark at a hotel in Bir mingham was received here Tuesday morning and was a great shock to the family and friends of the decsased. He left 1_*__1__A- __A. __ ucic a ween as1-' lu aLccpi a sition in Birmingham and was apparently in the best of spirits and interested in the prospects of business ahead of him. The announcement of his death came as a complete suprise here. Neil Clark was the only son of the late John Clark, and Mrs. Nettie Clark who survives him. He was reared in Tupelo and numbered every one here on his' list of friends- His untimely death is deeply regretted. The remains were brought j back and laid to rest in Glenwood cemetery. Stock Co., Closes Two Weeks’ Stand. The Lewis Stock Co., which closed a two weeks’ engagement in this city last Saturday evening, was one of the best shows of its kind that ever ex hibited in West Point under canvas. The shows were all good, clean and clever, the members of the cast were far above the average of those usually found with traveling organizations of this kind. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis made many friends during the short stay here among the theatre goers who ! trust thev will make good their promise by filling a return engagement ere the summer is gone. Mr. Burton Jourdaine, leading man with the aggregation, is an actor of ability, possessing those rare traits in his make up which are absolutely es sential, and which made a favorite with the local theatre goers. He is a courteous gentleman of splendid ad dress and has a nnmber of friends in this city who wish him unlimited suc cess in his chosen vocation.— West Point Tifnes-Herald, May 5. In Tupe lo ail next week. Mrs. Hoyle Elected President. At the State Convention of Foreign Missions of the Methodist church held ! at Grenada last week, Mrs. J. W.! Hoyle was signally honored by being j elected president of the state society. For years Mrs. Hoyle has been an ardent worker in the church and her services have been duly appreciated by those with whom she has been associ ated. She is optomistic and believes in sending the gospel to all nations and is untiring in her labors in behalf of the j cause. At the same meeting Mrs. T. M. Clark, of Verona, was re-elected secretary of the association, a position she has filled with much credit to her self for a number of years. _T U_/v# local church, were delegates to the meeting of the society. $100 for any watch I can’t make give satisfaction. Clopton. Administrator's Notice To whom it may concern. No. 3383. Notice is hereby given that letters of ad ministration on the estate of John W. Wallace late deceased of Tupelo, Miss., was granted to the undersigned by the Chencery Court of Lee county, Miss., on the 19th day of May. 1913. You are therefore hereby notified to come for ward and probate any claim or indebtedness against said estate with the Chancery Clerk of said county within twelve months from this date otherwise any such will be forever barred. This 15th day of May 1913. • NOR BIN JONES, Admr. Anderson & Long, Sols. 8-3t \fydi/wzmfIdle fie Boss^ cfo whaf the BoSS cficf- / U cmkyozsr money/J, Rend the above advice SEYEX TIXlES, RIGHT XOW. Do YOUR hanking with US. • We Pay 4 Per Cent Interest on Time Deposits. y BANK OF TUPELO CLASSIFIED ADsT Small Advertisements will be Classified and published under this head at Five Cents per line each insertion. Nothing less than 25 cents. Count six words to the line. Real Estate. FOR SALE—Two pieces of good Yazoo Delta property. Address A. B. far*. Ture'o Journal tuK AAL.il.—one d room nouae with large hall. All water conveniences. Also good artesian well, stables and one acre land. Loyd Moore. 2 FOR SALE—95 acres land four miles from Tupelo on pike road. Most ly creek bottom land. Fine cotton or stock farm. Asa W. Allen Co. 4 FOR SALE—52 acres land 1 mile from Tupelo on pike road. Good five room residence, barn and good well of artesian water. Improvements all new. Fine truck and fruit farm. Asa W. Allen Co. 4 FOR SALE—On easy terms, 82 acres of land one and a half miles southeast of Tupelo, convenient for raising vegetables and fruits of all kinds for the Tupelo market besides being good cotton and corn land. Also a rich bottom farm near Tupelo and Verona Also good sandy land farm of 210 acres on Verona and Shannon road. Call on or write T. M. Clark, Verona, YTicq fnr nrippc nn uhnvp r.rAnortv 9 _ Chicken Fggs, White Orpington Eggs half price for balance of the season—$1 per 15. E. M. Topp. 8 ANCONAS FOR SALE-15 Ancona pullets and two cockerels for sale. Mrs. B. M. Dillard. 8 White Leghorn^Eggs for hatching $1 00 per 15. Virgil Ballard, Planters ville, Miss., Route 1. 4 8t For Rent. FOR KENT—Cottage with five rooms and a bath room and nine foot hail. £17.50^ per month. Also- two largest and nicest fOrnished rooms in the city. Apply to Mrs Pledge Robison 8 . FOR RENT—Three good houses and three or four cabins on Whlis Heights. Apply to W. T. Reeves. Fire Insurance. FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOL LARS—Combined Assets of Companies of this office represent more than $500,000,000. Savery’s Fire Insurance Agency. For Sale. One Underwood Typewriter, in good condition, for sale. Mrs. B M Dillard. FOR SALE—Brand new Player Pi ano; anybody can play it. Will sell to right party on easy terms. John C. Marshall, Tupelo. 4 FOR SALE—One Surrey. Cost $110. Had it four or five years, but it has not been used three months in all. Cheap for cash. Address P. O. Box 296, Tupelo. 52 For sale or will trade for a good wilk cow, one good rubber tired phaeton. R. L. Pound. Wanted. WANTED TO PURCHASE — One low Mep rnaeton Buggy. Must tie in good condition. Address P. O. Box 455 Tupelo, Miss. WANTED—One copy each of the following issues of the .Journal: June 28 and September 25 1812. The Jour nal, Tupelo. Plants and Seeds. POTATO SLIPS —For Sale, Nancy Hall and Yam Potato Plants at $1.75 per thousand. T. D. Long, Tupelo. 3 150 bushels of Improved Mosby Seed Corn. $2.00 per bushel at the barn. Jack Nichols, Tupelo, R. 1. 50 Duck Eggs. Indian Runner Duck Eggs for sale H. S. Lamb, route 2, Tupelo. 3 I HOW IS THIS? I I t I A pood substantial Porch Swing hung ! on your porch for $2.50 and up. Rock- A ers, Chairs and settees to match. And I I don’t forget that (Vudor) Porch Shades ; I keep the sun out in- day time and for | J your sleeping porch at night. I IPon’t forget we are still closing out i several stock paterns in Chinaware. (j | The House Furnisning Store. | Lumpkin-Pegues Go. j | TUPELO, MISS. ^