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THE LEXINGTON ADVERTISER.
i PUBLISHED THURSDAY MORNING 13V The Advertiser Publishing Company. Subscription: #1.00 the Yeai* Official Journal of Holmes County, (With the Durant News.) Official Journal of Lexington, Official Jouri of Tchuln. ■ all Kmered at the Lexington pontoiHce matter of the'Becond/tlass. Thursday Morning, Feb. 25, 1904. We are authorized to annouiuv tin* following candidates, subject to the action of the Demo cratic voters In the Municipal Flection on April 4th, 1904. Foil MAYOR. K C. Mi llie. FOR MARSHAL. J. A.Brown K. S. Noil. FOR TREASURER O. L. Kcirn. P. A. LlndHolm. We agree with Governor Vardaman that our delegates to the National Democratic Convention should go un instructed, so that the best results may be obtained. Fliisville New South. That depends on who goes Commissioner Henry is making the first shipment of articles intended for Mississippi's exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Reports have it that the State building at the fair, a re production of Beauvoir, is about com pleted.- -Brook haven Times. What is it? The happie,t people in this world are those that keep out of debt, out of politics, out of office, make an hon est living by honest means—follow 7 the golden rule—humbly serve the living God, quietly pursue the ''even tenor of their way," and neglect no opportunity for doing good.—Scran ton Democrat-Star. That accounts for there being so few happy people. There is now only one stronghold, of heathenism that has rot been opened up to Christianity, Thibet. England is making strides towards it and it will not bo long before its prejudices are overcome, then the whole world will he practically opened up to the religion of the cross. The "stone cut out of the mountain, with out hands," is rolling, rolling, ac cumulating power and strength and is fast filling the earth, and what then?— West Point Leader. Playing on the harps, or with fire works. WE TAKE PLEASURE In announcing to out friends that we ate opening the latgest and best selected stock of Dress Goods, Notions, Millinery, Clothing, Hats, Shoes, and House Furnishing Goods, ever brought to Lexington. We make this statement broad because we know that if you will give us the opportunity we will convince you it is true* Miss McLean has just returned from the markets. She went early in order that she might make first selection and it gives her much pleasure to show to all of her friends the latest novelties in Ladies Collars, Belts, Laces, Embroideris. We have also a full line of Gent's Furnishing Goods, including Neckwear, Hats and Fine Shoes. We will be so glad to have you make us a call and look over our stock. LEXINGTON DRY GOODS CO. Maiden sustained a loss of about •$15,000 by fire on Wednesday even ing of las t week. Radium is now being touted as a sure cure for tuberculosis. It seems to be a specific for every evil except loquacity.—Boston Post Unfortunately for radium, as well as for the people it will lose much of its virtue as soon as it get8 ( more plentiful and becomes cheaper. Editor Watterson has denominated the Hearst bid for the democratic nomination as the " yellow peril." This is very good, but black shame would do as well.—Vicksburg Herald. From the comments of a number of respectable newspapers, there is doubt that the Hearst boom has a very "bill"-ious aspect. — Vicksburg Post. no From envy, malice and hatred, good Lord, deliver us. Mr. J. K. Ester, of Lee county, says the Tupelo Journal, made this "with the aid of his two little sons and daughter, hardly big enough to plow," twenty bales of cotton, be sides an abundance of corn, peas, meat, sorghum, potatoes, etc.—South ern Farm Gazette. Mr. J. K. Ester, of Lee, did well, but his little sons and daughter hardly big enough to plow, would have done better had they been sent to school. season, Japan has openly and frankly pro claimed to every government that she has no intention of annexing ter ritory through the present war, and will respect the neutrality of China; that she entered the war to resist aggressions against China, affecting herself and the world, and not to make aggressions. Japan wants China to remain neutral, and Russia wants her to espouse Japan's cause, so she can take the whole of China, or as much the other powers will suffer her to as take. It would seem that the Tennessee teach even the Kentuckians ans can something about "lushing" as a fine The able editor of the Harde man (Tenn.) Free Press says: "It is always our enstom when we air down to Memphis to call for a tumbler of the worst licker in the saloon and then drink a cup of the best they have. ( A barkeep ast us the other day what was our system and we told him. The fact is that we have a tape that has a terrible thirst for art. worm licker, and we always let him drink first "—Atlanta Constitution. t Yazoo City begun work on her new $25,000 schoolhouse by clearing away the debris of the one destroyed by fire. The new one is to be the best building of its kind in Central Missis sippi. The Dixie started on her maiden trip to Jackson last Friday morning. It was thought Pearl river was high enough to make the venture, but after going a short distance the boat came to halt on a log or something, and the water being too shallow to float it off, the Dixie was left where she stranded, awaiting a rise in the river to continue her trip to .Jackson. —Carthaginian. From the foregoing we would infer that Peal river boats ought to have wheels to roll over logs and sand bars in shallow water in addition to their paddle wheels. Some of the French aie anxious to take the part of Russia, urging as a pretext that Japan is endeavoring to steal their Asiatic possessions, basing their apprehensions on Russian sug gestions. To take sides in the war as an ally of Russia would cause England to enter the war game as an ally of Japan. The Socialists, and they are strong in France, openly proclaim hostility to the Russian al liance, declaring it was made as a pro tection against Germany, and that Germany under secret treaties is now closer to Russia than France. Much could be said in support of that view and the government is attempting a diversion by stirring up feeling against Japan on account of pretended designs on French territory in South east Asia. There is much indignation in offi cial circles over the release by Florida authorities of Leroy Harding, indicted in North Alabama for fraudulent banking. He was captured in lirooks ville, Fla., but Governor Jennings de clined to honor the requisition of Gov. Jelks, on the ground that the indictment was improperly drawn. Before the Alabama officers could overcome these objections Harding was released. It is declared at the capitol that a discourtesy to Alabama was intended, and the incident may not be closed. From the foregoing Montgomery, Alabama, special to the Times-Derao crat, it may be presumed that Ala bama will not supinely submit to such treatment from Florida, and, unlike Kentucky's forbearance to Indiana, Alabama will resent it by calling out her Guards. /'In Tennessee the saloonists have organized and have proposed to sup port the Republican party in the state, if that party would come out squarely for the repeal of the Adams law, which has closed country and town saloons, leaving them only in the cities. The many friends of Mr. Wm. Eg gleston, of Lexington, Miss., but for merly of Carrollton, will be grieved to learn that he has recently been the victim of an appoplectic stroke. He was very popular throughout the county and was particularly esteemed in Masonic circles. The News voices the sentiment of the community in wishing for him a speedy recovery and entire restoration to health.— Carroll News. John Bell, a white man, was in dicted for raping a white girl in At tala county a few years ago, pleaded guilty and received a life sentence to the penitentiary. It is now believed in Attala that he was not guilty and was scared into pleading guilty- The matter was brought before Governor Vardaman, who on examination, was convinced of his innocence and par doned him last week. This shows how far excitement and prejudice may go. A inoh came near lynching Bell. The father of the girl, alleged to have been raped, joined in the petition for Bell's pardon. The professional dairyman knows the special-purpose dairy cow; the average farmer knows but little of her delicately developed organisms and will certainly fail with her. The average farmer can take a pure-bred bull and by two or three crosses on selected common cows secure milk cows that will easily produce twice the profit realized from the best scrub cows Or he can keep the general purpose cows, such as the Short Horn, Polled Durham, Red Poll, or Brown Swiss, Those breeds are hardier and will stand neglect much better than Jerseys, Guernseys, or Ayrshires. And then the farmer will have good oxen and also beef yearlings to sell —Southern Farm Gazette. Seeing the foregoing we are re minded that there is a nice income for any one who will establish a well kept dairy here. A number of our people now keep cows from sheer necessity, and not from choice, and would be glad to be relieved of this trouble by some one who would fur nish them milk and butter regularly. Paramount Issue. From the Commoner. The reorganizers, with the dishon esty that has always characterized their political movements, are shout ing that "Bryan wants to make 16 to 1 the paramount issue," They have read what he says and they have read the platform adopted at Kansas City and they know that 16 to 1 is not regarded as the paramount, issue by Mr, Rryan or the other advocates of that platform. The money question was declared to be the paramount issue in 1896; in 1900 it was express ly declared not to be the paramount issue, but that it is an issue is per fectly evident to any one who will read the papers published by the re organizers. These papers show that they regard the money question as an issue in two ways: First, they make that the test in the selection of can didates. The man may favor high tariff or low tariff or he may have no opinion at all on the tariff question, but he must believe in the gold stand ard and be willing to allow the finan ciers to do his thinking for him. And so with other minor questions, but on the money question the candidate to obtain favorable mention must be sound according to Wall street stand ards. This proves that with the financiers the money question is not only one of the issues, but really the paramount issue. Second, why are the reorganizers so alarmed when sil ver is mentioned? If it is a dead issue, why make such a fuss over every reference to it? If it is life less and has no supporters, how can it justify "conservative democrats'' in bolting? The very fact that the re organizers are so afraid of the money question is proof that there is life enough in it to prevent its burial by its friends. The truth of the matters is that the reorganizers are trying to deceive the rank and file of the party and it makes them mad to be discovered and exposed. They know that some phase of the money question is always before congress and lacking the cour age to meet the issue honestly they seek an advantage under cover of de ceit. They also know that back of all the surface issues is the controll ing one, namely, whether the money changers or the people shall control the government- To surrender the money question would not conciliate the reorganizers. Take thp result in Ohio. Tom Johnson expressly denied that he favored free silver and yet he was as bitterly denounced as if he had been an original silver man. Why? Because he was opposed to the rule of corporate wealth. Mr. Clarke, the democratic candidate against Mr. Hanna for the senate, was against the party in 1896, He helped the republicans that year and last fall avoided the money question. Was that satisfactory to the financiers? Not at all. In spite of the fact that all the republican papers reproduced his speeches against free silver he was beaten worse than any senatorial candidate in recent years. Why ex periment longer? Concessions and compromises are not expedient even if they were right. Try to draw a platform without reaffirming the Kan sas City platform and see what the re sult will be. No honest statement of the party's position can be made with out indorsing the position taken in 1900. The whole aim of the reor ganizers is to secure an ambiguous platform with which to fool the peo ple and a presidential candidate under secret pledge to the money magnates. Mr. Bryan will not co-operate with them in this effort, and therefore he is the recipient of their abuse and malice. But neither abuse nor ma licious misrepresentation will avail. The issue must be met. In the statement recently made by Auditor Henry, our people will find a never ceasing source for self congratulations, in that they now ha v e individual bank deposits aggre gating $22,087,042.82, made through their own exertions, without assist ance from her sister Southern states, nor from her step-sisters north of Mason and Dixon's line. There is no material enterprise calculated to benefit Mississippi, but can be organ ized and put into successful operation through her own means. The people of the state o ,ght to designate a day for thanksgiving, independent of others. We regret to hear that Mr.William W ird, of the Starkville Times, had a paralytic stroke and hope for his early recovery.—Aberdeen Examiner. The press of the state will join the esteemed Examiner in its regrets over the serious illness that befell Mr. Ward, and with it hope for his speedy recovery. A dispatch from Cleveland, Ohio, February 20th, announces that Perry Heath, former first assistant' post master general and secretary of the Republican National Committee, wired his resignation of the latter position from here to-day to Acting Chairman Payne at Washington, as follows: "Due to the death of the chairman, Mr. Hanna, I tender to you my resig nation as secretary of the Republican National Committee, effective immedi ately." Mr. Heath stated that the telegram told the entire story, and he had nothing to add to it. From the foregoing if may be pre sumed that Col. Rathbone will roost on a lower branch heroafter. A great many papers throughout the state are going into ectacies over the fact that Governor Vardaman's first pardon was that ofj a negro. Before assuming the gubernatorial chair Governor Vardaman took a sol emn oath to execute the law and do his full duty at all times, and if the case in point was meritorious and worthy of executiye clemency, he de serves no more credit forjpardoning a negro than be would had he have pardoned the most influential white man in the penitentiary. Such ex travagant praise over the simple per formance of a sworn'duty, is nausea ting rot, and is doubtle-8 distasteful to both Governor Vardaman and his friends.—Clarksdale Register. Possibly it were well for the new governor to confine himself for the present to the appointments of no tary publics. His Answer Ready. "The late Samuel Kimberly, for a long lime in ihe consular service of the United Slates, obtained his first appointment through personal friends of JJIaine, then Secretary of State. Mr. Kimberly wished to serve his country as consul at one of the ports in Japan. Mr. Jllainu glanced over the credentials presented to him by Mr. Kimberly. "Well," said he, "I should like very much to appoint Mr. Kimberly to a Japanese post, but I have mado it a rule not to recommend to the President the appointment in the consular service of any one vlio does not speak the language.of the coun try to which appointment Is desired. Now, I do not suppose that you speak Japanese?'' Mr. Kimberly smiled furtively. "It you will ask me a question in Japanese, Mr. Blaine, I think I eau answer you," The applic&nt received an appoint ment, but not to Jauun."