The Laurel Ledger from Laurel, Mississippi on January 28, 1905 · Page 1
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The Laurel Ledger from Laurel, Mississippi · Page 1

Laurel, Mississippi
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Saturday, January 28, 1905
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· \-- THE LAUREL Published Every Saturday. Subscription One Dollar a Year. ) Entered May 6,1902, as Second-Class Mail Matter, at the Postofflce at Laurel, Miss.--Act of Congress of March 3,1879. VOL. 3. LAUREL, JONES COUNTY, MISS.;, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1905. NO. 4J HYMENIAL. Welborn-Johniton. Vossburg, Miss., January 23.-At the home of Mr. R. Williford S u n d a y (yesterday) at 2:30 o'clock, Mr. T. N. Johnston and Miss Janie Welborn were married in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives. Mr. Johnston is from Laurel and Miss Welborn is the daughter of a prominent planter of Mico, near Laurel. It seems to have been a gretna green affair to the immediate families of the contracting parties, but was generally known here. Rev. Steinwinder, of Laurel, said the words that made them man and wife. Several prominent parties were present, 'among them being: Judge Houston, of Meridian, who is now stopping at Stafford Springs a few days for his health. The bride and groom left on the 9 o'clock train this morning for their future home at or near Laurel.--Meridian Star. The bride and groom are well known here. Mr. Johnston is a son of ex-Supervisor W. T. Johnston and the bride a daughter of E. W. Welborn, of Mico. Objections of the bride's parents is accountable for the wedding taking place in Vossburg.- THE LEDGER extends congratulations to the happy couple. Dyess-UwU. Walter Dyess, station agent at Tuscanola, and Miss Viola Lewis were married last Sunday at the Mtthodist church in that city. Miss Lewis is a school teacher and has many friends. The groom is generally well liked and a most deserving young man. Daly-Lawless. Henry M. Daly and Miss Catharine Lawless were married Wednesday morning at the Catholic church, Rev. Father W. J. Finley saying the words which made them man and wife. Mr. Daly is a son of City Clerk W. F. Daly and is a well known and deserving young man. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lawless, residents of Laurel. This was the first wedding ever performed here in the Catholic church and nuptial mass was said for'the first time Wednesday morning. B I R T H S Born to Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hall, Jr., Thursday night, a nine pound baby girl. Born to Mr. Cook, a girl. and Mrs. P. C. Born to Mr. and Mrs. A. T. J. Wallace Friday morning, a boy. Prof. T. E. Waldrup is at Louin today organizing a truck growers' association in that city. To the efforts of Mr. Waldrup the success of the Southern Truck Grower's League is largely due. He has worked in and out of season to make it what it is today and his efforts are being crowned with success. A number of new .organizations are being added to the league each week. COOK W CROOKED When a crook gets in need of spending money, it is not necessary for him to hatch some ,new idea for separating a confiding public from its coin. Most any old scheme will do, and the older it is, the better it works sometimes. An example of this kind has just come to light. About two weeks ago, a man who called himself A. J. Cook, and claiming to represent the Cash Buyers' Union, a big Chicago mail order house, drove into the Indian Springs neighborhood, a few miles west of Laurel, and began soliciting orders for this firm, He stated that, previous to this year, it had been the policy of the firm to put no salesmen on the road, but that he was one of the sixty-four traveling men employed by this house in the Southern States. He had a catalogue and order blanks and began-taking orders from the farmers right-and-left. His plan was to take the orders and collect about twenty-five per cent in advance for freight. A small additional sum was to be paid on receipt of the goods, and the balance next fall. To prevent suspicion, the man had letters and recommendations; one from a liquor man, whom he claimed was his employer, previous to his occupying the position with the Chicago house, which he showed. Being a frank-looking fellow, with an oily tongue, and as the things he showed were remarkably cheap, he did a land-office business. He took quite a number of orders and went away with $64 as the result of one day's work in that neighborhood. He stated that the goods would be delivered within ten days, and these men have been coining to Laurel for several days expecting to find the shipments here. Finally they became suspicious, and Thursday sent the following telegram: "Have you agent here named A. J. Cook? Answer. The reply was soon forthcoming, which was as follows: "We have no agents. Do not know party." Of course this satisfied all concerned that they had been defrauded, and the crook who called himself Cook would not fare well if he could be located. . Follow-in"- is a partial list of the parties who were victims: N. N. Holifield $20: D. F. Graf ton, $8; Ed Cook, $10; Julius Taylor, $8; J. C. Bryant, $5; H. C. Crocker, $5. A number of others were taken in for greater or lessor amounts. Mr J. C. Bryant stated that the man showed him orders from all along the territory between Laurel and New Orleans, in which case he must have gotten away with a large sum. The gentlemen seen by the LEDGER stated that they had.heard ot at least°$200 that he had collected. The man is described as being about 30 years of age, heavy set, with frank, open countenance, no beard and apparently crippled in the rio-ht leg. He could look a man square in the eyes and was a slick talker. . One young man, who was soon to be married, bought everything he needed to go housekeeping on, and was to be married as soon as it arrived. He is now in a predicament. He has already spent quite a lot of his money and has nothing in return, and is afraid to explain to his girl for fear she will go back on him. . The gentlemen defrauded say they will give $100 reward for information leading to the arrest of Cook. There is a good lesson to be learned from this, and the experience of these "-entlemen should be a warning to all others. Home merchants may charge a little more for their goods, but one knows what he is getting when he bays from them. Patroni/c home people. Read the advertisements of local merchants and you will run across genuine bargains quite often. "The chinch bug ea/s the farmer's grain; The bee moth spoils his honey. While the bed bugsfiill him full of pain, The humbug scoops his money." Devotional Services Edward Baxter Perry at I. O. O. F. hall, Thursday. February Of the Senior Epworth League of Main Street Methodist church will be held Sunday at 4 p. m. Subject: "With Jesus in the City--The Resoimer." Leader, Lessie Rowan. All are cordially invited to attend. Senior Epworth League. A splendid program, and a musical treat worth going miles to hear. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moss, Sr., of near Sanderaville, were in Laurel shopping Wednesday. 'Monsieur Beaucaire.' QUICK WORK. Light and Power Plant Again in Operation. Wednesday, one week ago, the light and power plant was destroyed by ffre. Last Wednesday night the city was again illuminated and the electric motors humming. The Laurel Improvement Company has worked night and day since the fire to get things in running order again and are due great credit for so soon relieving the situation. A small brick power-house has been constructed and u large generator installed. As soon as possible a new and more commodious plant will be put in operation. GROCEftYMEN ORGANIZE. Main Object to Protect Them- { selves Against "Dead Beats." The retail grocers of Laurel met last night to perfect an organization for the purpose of protecting themselves against professional "dead beats," who trade at one place one month, another the next and on around until he has made the circuit, after which he usually jumps the town. A careful tab will be kept on this class of customers and a groceryman will refuse to credit a new customer until he has paid the last man he traded with. The idea is a good one, and if the organization is made permanent and these plans carried out, it will mean "pay up or travel" to those who have bought groceries and refused or neglected to pay for them. St. John's Episcopal Church. Service and sermon 11 a. m. Subject, ^ "Why tamist thou?" Good music by quartette with violin accompaniment. The young churchmen and their friends 6:45 p. m'. ^-Service and song 7:30 p. ra. Cordial invitation to strangers. Sunday School 10 a. m., Philip Gardiner, supt., Rev. W. T. Allan' rector. Crcston Clarke, with a support of 18 legitimate players, will be at the Auditorium, Hattiesburg, Monday, Jan. 90. This is the finest play of the season, and a rare chance to see cheaply one of the best presentations on the! American stage. Attorney B. W. Sharborough was an Ellisville business visitor Wednesday. Mrs. Lucy Rose, of Mobile, was the guest of her uncle, C. J. Daughdrill and family, Tuesday. E. B. McLain, several years ago connected with the Ellisville News, but now an express messenger, was in Laurel a short while Thursday. Miss Mattie Lou Moffat, who is a teacher at Soao, spent several days last week visiting her sisters, Mrs. C. J, Daughdrill and Miss Janet Mofiat. s f Mr. Jss.'E. Morrison, of Hei- del berg'Furniture Co., attended the Street.Fair'at Ellisville last, evening, returning on the ! 11:47 train. E. P.;Daughdrill,;» rel estate man,'formerly of Mobilesbut now of Newton, Miss.; wiut iirt Laurel Tuesday Tand/. Wednesday " the guest of bis brother,C. J. drill and family. - ."SPA.T'FTU

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