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The Lexington Advertiser!
The Advertiser Publiahlcr Co.. Publisher*. (■tend M the Poetoffiee *t Lexington. Kin.. as Mail Matter at the Second Ciaaa. President H. U. ELMORE • JOHN KYLUXG8TAD. Vice Preat k City Editor See'y-Treas'r k Manager R A I'OVALL FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1910 Vardaman is unfortunate in having someover enthusiastic but tactless hup porters. In a desperate effort to make good Vardaman's innuendo that bribe ry bad been resorted to to defeat him, Editor Cunningham, of the Newton Record, an ardent Vardamanite, charg ed that a certain member from Hinds county had paid off a mortgage on his place during tbe senatorial caucus and had changed hie support from Varda nian to the opposition. It developed that tbe party in question, Hon. W. D. Heslip. now dead, bad borrowed tbe money to lift tbe mortgage from the Lamar Insurance Company. Tbe legis lature unanimously passed a strong re aolotion unmincingly condemning tbe defamation of tbe character of their deceased colleague, who was a man of high character and unblemished repu tation. Another strong adherent of Vardaman to get himself into "hot water" by unwarranted innuendos is Editor Anderson, of tbe Ripley Senti nel, who intimated that tbe vouchers m the contingent fund bad been in the hands of tbe enemy and presumab ly tampered with. As all vouchers bad been hi the custody of W. J. Ruck, the private secretary to both Ex-Gov Var danian and Gov. Noel, that gentleman naturally strongly resents tbe impu tation. The Advertiser a few days since re ceived from a prominent land owner and capitalist of "Merry England" a request for a specimen copy of the pa per, with rate of subeription, etc. We promptly complied, including tbe mid autumn number among the lot, in or der to give him as much information regarding the superior advantages of oar God-favored section as possible, although every copy issued is in reali ty a booster number, and doing excel lent missionary work for the town and community Nearly every week we get requests for copies of tbe Advertis er from different sections of the United States, which shows that land and home seekers,as well as manufacturing concerns in search of locations, are becoming interested in Mississippi, and the state-wide movement soon to be launched for desirable immigration promises to be eminently successful and of great benefit to the state. Senator Leroy Percy appeared before tbe Mississippi legislature last week and delivered a masterly address in which be unmercifully scored those who had charged that bribery and corrupt means had been employed to effect his election. He also challenged Ex-Governor Vardaman to submit the senatorship to a vote of the people at a special Democratic primary in No vember. The challenge has been ac cepted by Mr. Vardaman and the State Democratic Executive Committee re quested to call tbe primary, as it should be-—the peoplo should be tbe final arbiters in such matters. Judging the future by the past, tbe result is easy to forecast—the utter demolition of Vardamanism. Bilboism and other pernicious isms. Tho peo ple of Mississippi have ever been calm, conservative and patriotic. This is The long looked for report of the contingen t fund investigat ion was made to the legislature last Saturday. It puts Ex-Governor Vardaman in a much worse light than the early ru mcis and was a distinct surprise to his friend* and opponents alike. He is called upon to do some tall explaining to set himself right before tbe people. As it ^tgnds |io appears to be short in so i Scrofula disfigur es and cati^es life-long misery. Children become strong and lively when giVeYi small doses of % Y Scott's Emulsion every day. The starved body is fed; the swollen glands healed, and the tainted blood vitalized. Good food, fresh air r.nd Scott's Emulsion con quer scrofula and many other blood diseases. FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS Send 10c.. name of paper and this ad. tar our beautiful Saving* Bank and Child's Sketch-Book. Apch bank contains a Good Luck N-finy: SCOTT-ar-eOWNC. *09 rv.r! Si . N. Y. ■ A at .mooidJad dJiv« ,mivd moot fwi3 .TjMaaiB a w bis accounts in tbe sum cf 92,791.27. There are no voucbeis. receipts, or other evidence left behind to show bow be bad spent it. Another feature of j the report, which the ex governor will find difficult to satisactorily explain is icontained in "Exhibit A," which shows that Vardan.an drew $505.25 from tbe contingent fund with which to pay expenses of bis visits to various state institutions, and that he also I drew from toe treasuries of those insti tutions the sum of #3«1 40 for making In a word be these selfsame trips. look double pay. While there are some people so afflicted with "hero worship" that they will condone anvtbing be may do, according him the "divine right of kings do govern wrong," the vast majority of people will want a satisfactory and explicit explanation Tfiey want all of tbeir servants to give a strict accounting of tbeir stew ardships regardless whether their names be Vardaman. Jones, Smith, Brown or any old thing Tne telepost is a new method of tele graphy, that can transmit 1,000 words a minute over any wire, using tele phone wires without breaking tbe con versations that may be going on. This is done by first writing tbe message on a machine that perforates paper, like music is perforated for use on piano players, and this paper is run through the telepost instrument at anv speed, delivering tbe message on a machine at tbe other end. The new device is arleady in operation between the larger cities, and rapidly extending its lines, which accounts for tbe recent offer of tbe Western Union to send messages of fifty woids or 25 cents to any point for delivery next day by postoffice. This new machine will do away with the old time telegrapher. It will dis place tens of thousands of key men and will deliver tbe message as accurately as it is written at the point of send iog In his acceptance of Senator Percy's challenge for joint debates Ex Gover nor Vardaman shrewdly made the pro viso that such joint discussions should not interfere with indiviual engage ments. It is needless to say that but few joint diesussions betwen the sen atorial aspirants will be held—the ex-, governor will make enough' individual engagements" to prevent that. It is not his style of campaigning, and be remembers tbe sorry figure he cut in the memorable so-called joint debate with John Sharp Williams at Meri dian. Vardaman delivers tbe same speech, or declamation, rather, that be has tor the past fifteen or twenty yeais. He has that down "by heart" and "pat." If any new questions or issues should he interjected he would be totally lost. And he does not care to repoat the Meridian experience. Who pays for the advertising of mer chants and other business men Y Not the advertiser for the cost is returned to him four fold in increased profits. Not the purchaser, for be buys cheap er from the advertiser and has a better assortment and fresher goods to select from. Who then really pays the adver tising bill f The non advertiser of course. A just proportion of the mon ey he loses by his lack of initiative and enterprise finds iis way eventually to tbe printer, to advance the cause of education and the interests of the community, tf you have never looked at it in that light it is worth thinking about. It will he remembered that it was Vardaman's jeremiad and pitiful wail after bis defeat, in which he in sinuated that corrupt methods bad been used to encompass bis defeat, that ev entuated in the investigation, which disclosed the fact that all tbe charges and innuendos of corruption were no thing but an impotent "frame up." Had he proven himself a game loser, and gracefully acquiesced in the will of the majority, tbe expensive invest igation never would have been held, and the disgraceful records of some of his supporteis not made public C. R. Russell has purchased the Mt. Olive Progress, and is making a Bpicy, newsy and interesting paper of it. Mr. Russell assisted tbe Advertiser in setting up the advertisements for the mid-autumn number and proved him self a highly capable and artistic print er. The initial numbers of bis paper prove him to be equally at home with the tripod as with the mechanical de tails of the craft. The Advertiser wish es him the tull measure of success be so richly merits. Up to the time of adjournment Gov ernor Noel had approved 383 acts passed by the legislature. This dis proves the charge that the legislature was frittering away its time, or that the election of a senator and the in vestigation occupied the attention of tbe tody to the exclusion of other mat ters. It was a busy session and passed 57 more bills than the regular session of two years ago. Gossip is dtunkenness of the tongue; assassination of the reputation. It runs tbe gamut from mere ignorant impertinent intrusion into the lives of others to malicious slander. If facts do not exist it creates them, ii they he innocent it transforms them into evi dence of black guilt by ingenious per version. In interpretation it always chooses tbe worse of two possible mo nqA no oil fine X3HJIW VL OOlJdn 0 j !1 Yodi Piescnption druggist may think one make or manufacture of a drug is just as as another, but the doctor may hold quite another opinion Af.ai (he Joe to minks Our business is to fail the The counts, prescrip tion to the letter. We never allow substitution. Ask your doctor! should be filled at good T Beall's Drug Store Where Purity is paramount. Accuracy is attained and Care is compulsory. Our line of Cut Glass embraces many handsome designs. And our stock of Jewelry, useful novelties in other lines and Sterling Silver Goods contain many happy suggestions for wedding and birthday gifts Q An unbroken record of 40 years selling reliable drugs, school books, stationery, paints, oils, varnishes, has enabled us to anticipate the wants of Lexington and her expanding trade territory, and you can put it down that ealfs Drug Store has what you want, wholesale and retail, and the price is right. B. S. Beall Lexington, Miss. Night Service Phone 104 Q It constitutes itself a secret tives. court of inquisition that decides on tbe fate of tbe victim in his absence when he has no chance to speak in his own behalf. It is a conspiracy of wrong. He wno listens to it without protest is as evil as be who speaks. One strong manly voice of protest, of appeal to injustice, of calling a bait in tbe name of charity could fumigate a room from gossip as a clear, sharp winter kills a pestilence.—Selected. By the narrow maigin of one vote Senator Bilbo escaped summary expul sion from tbe senate. By a unanimous vote be was askod to resign but de clined. However his tenure of office has expired and it is unlikely that be will ever again be permitted to dis grace Mississippi politics. The strawberry season is on in ear nest and substantial shipments are be ing made from Durant, Goodman and other towns on the main line, berries this year are exceptionally large and luscious, and it is to be hoped that the giowers will realize handsome returns from their efforts. Gov. Noel has apnointed Judge A. H. Whitfield and Hon. F. A, McLain to the newly created supreme court commissionerships. resigned his position as chief justice of the supreme court and Senator W D. Anderson has been named to sue ceed him. The appointments meet with hearty approval everywhere. Tbe Judge Whitfield in town, and should ho decide to move away it is a matter of conrgatulation. It is units and not mere cipheis that. counts for something. Be a unit. j The Chicago Tribune has completed the Pacific coast and including Mary-j land, This poll shows that 428 Dem ocratic editors in the north favor the All candidates for municipal offices are reminded that in order to get their names on the ticket they must hand them in to Hon. G. H. McMorrough with the prescribed fee on or before April 25—the law prescribing that the must be in the bands of the names executive committee thirty davs be fore the primary is held. Small men with small purposes do not help to make a town lively and The man who never con progressive, tributes to public enterprises or volun tarily assists in supporting any of j them is not worth coaxing to remain a poll of Democratic editors north of the Ohio and Potomac, extending to nomination of Bryan in 1912. 414 sup port Harmon, 159 go off to Roosevelt, 93 prefer Folk, 81 Marshal. 54 Champ Clark and 37 Gaynor. There were 97 scattering votes. Whether you talk with your neigh bor or a stranger, at home or abroad, have a good word to say of your town. Speak of the prosperous homes, fine streets, enterprising people, the excell ency of the surrounding country and the general intelligence of tbe inhabi tants. Stand by your town through thick and thin as you would stand by a friend, and you will find it prosper ing and thriving as never before. The Carroll News, at Vaiden, has changed hands. L. L. Somerville re tiring from the editorship and Chas. Hutchinson taking charge. The News has always been a nice, clean and well edited paper and a distinct credit to the town and county in which it is published The high standard will be maintained by the new regime from present indications. Editor Hutcbin sotf has our hearty wishes for success and prosperity. In the redistrictiiig tho fourth dis trict will remain tbe same with the exception that Bolivar county was taken out and placed in tho eleventh district. Tbe terms of court forHolmes county will begin on the first Monday of February and the first Monday of Septebmer, twenty-four days. * The first twelve days of each term shall be for civil business when a grand jury shall be convened, and the last twelve days of each term shall be for criminal business. HUNT'S ABOUT TOUR TOWN. Don't fail to sound its praises wher ever you are. Don't make your money out of its citizens and spend it somewhere else. Don't frown on every public im provement simply because it will cost you a dollar or two. Don't sneer at the efforts of your fellow citizens to build up tbe town but lend a hand yourself. Don't talk a great deal about what should be done and remain on the back soat waiting for someone else to do it Don't say a board of trade is "no good on earth" until you can prove it by statistics. Don't say tbe public schools are a failure because yo<u boy has been up setting tbe school's discipline and been punished for it. Don't stay at home on election day, but get out and "hustle" for good men and good government. Don't let a good local paper that is tbe town's untiring champion abandon tbe champion business because of lack of deserved patronage. Don't forget to drop your dollar in tbe slot when tbe committee that is after a new ent rjirise comes around with the subcsription list. Don't forget that in building up the town hearty cc-operation united en deavor and a spirit of get-there are what wins tbe day. There is no pull like a long pull, a strong pull and a pull together._ PORK PRODUCTION. Hog raising offers the farmers of this state an opportunity to make quick, sure, and big money. Many farmers will not he ahle to grow cot ton profitably on a largo part of their farms. The government does not ad vise a farraei to plant exceedingly fertile land or late land in cotton. Tbe cotton generally grows too rank on very fertile soil and it is impossi ble to make an early crop on late land. Consequently thousands of acres must be devoted to pastures and food cops. We can no longer raise cotton to buy pork. No man has ever been able to give a sensible reason for growing cot ton to pay foi bacon and lard instead of growing cheap leguminous crops to raise hogs, No man has ever been able to give a sensible reason for feed ing com from weaning time till kill j n g jj tno instead of raising bogs on pasture grasses, oats, potatoes, sorghum cheap leguminous crops, if we wis k to make the greatest success rais |ing bogs, we must giow cheap crops for the hogs to harvest. We need good hogs to manufacture grasses, peanuts, peas, rape, chufas, sweet potatoes, soy beans, artichokes anf j other farm products into bacon and lard. Bermuda or carpet grass will keep a hog in good growing con dition all summer. Excellent winter and early spring pasture can be ob tained by sowing bairv vetch, white, red or burr clover seed broadcast on bermuda or carpet grass sod earlv in tbe fall. Peanuts, sweet potatoes, ebufas and artichoka planted in April make excellent feed for bogs in the fall and winter. Two plantings of peas may tie made in April, one of an early variety and one of a late varie ty. Tbe two varieties may be planted at the same time again in June or Ju ly. Very little corn will be necessary. Cowpeas without grain have given so far better results at our experiment stations than any other crop tested. One season tbe peas were grown on very poor bill land and produced tbiee hundred and fifty pounds of pork per acre. The next season tbe crop was grown on bottom land and pioduced four bundled and eigbtv-tbree pounds of pork per acre. The hogs were turned in when tbe first pods began to ripen. ■ Prof Duggar. at the Alaharaa Sta tion, found an acre of Spanish peanuts on poor gravelly land pioduced six hundred pounds of live-weight of hogs, and an acre of cowpeas about four hundied pounds. No country on earth has such advantages for raising cheap pork and yet no country raises so little of it. We are told in a bulletin issued by the Louisiana Station that one acre of Spanish peanuts grown on poor land at Calhoun contained ono hundred aud ninety-two pounds of nitrogen; an acre of velvet beans contained one hundied and ninety-one pounds; and an acre of cowpeas one bunrded and eight pounds. These crops made from two to three tons of feed stuffs richer in food elements than wheat bran. Such feed stuffs can be harvested by bogs without serious loss of fertiliz ing valge and consequently there is no excuse for poor land and the ship ping of pork and lard into Mississippi. G. H. ALFORD. Special Agent. U. S. Dept. Agriculture "I Experienced Undertaker Licensed Embalmer €J I have, engaged an Undertaker and Licensed Embalmer and have just received an elegant New Funeral Wagon, and s will deliver work to any part of the county. Have a full of Coffins, Caskets and Burial Robes, etc. Mv undertaker, Mr. James A. Ross, of Memphis has an experience of over 20 years and thoroughly understands the work. <| Every detail looked after promptly; Day or Night. I guarantee satisfac tion both in service and price. M.M.RAYNER, Lexington, Miss, Day Phone Night Phone 171 or 162 ii TH'2 SOUTH'S CREATEST SCHOOL OF BUSINESS. SOULE COLLEGE. Ifl NEW ORLEANS, LA. Should be given the best training topre pare them for success ia business. Personal Instruction, Free Employ ment Department, Complete College 7 -nk, College Store and Wholesale Offices. No misrepresentations to secure stu dents. Through the success ofite 22000 former students. Soule College la recognized everywhere as a Wide Awoke, Practical, Popular and Suc cessful School. YOUR, r GEO. SOULE Sc SONS. Pahlen Bros. Can Give You Good Value Sell Peters Shoes •••••••• PROFESSIONAL DR. J. W. JORDAN, JR., DENTIST All Branches of Modern Dentistry Practiced Successor to Dr. W. F. Stansbury. Office over Postoffice. Phone 44-2. j W. P. Tackett H. H. -Imore TACKETT & ELMORE Attorneys at Law LEXINGTON, MISS. Office in front suite of rooms, Mc Cain Building DR. P. D. HOLCOMB Dentist LEXINGTON MISS. Office in Hotel Arlington. Phone No. 98. Teeth extracted with little pain. J. B. Boothe. A. M. Pepper. BOOTHE & PEPPER, Attorneys at Law LEXINGTON, MISS. S Office in Merchants & Farmers Bank Building; Upstairs. WILLIAM ARTHUR PIERCE Attorney at Law General practice in all the Courts ProniDt attention to all Legal Business Office in Court House Local and Long Distance Phone 121 W. L. DYER Attorney at Law LEXINGTON, MISS. Office in Court House, Upstairs. Phone 53. H. S. Hooker. R C. McBee. G. H. McMORROUGH Attorney at Law Will practice in all the Courts, State and Federal. Office over Merchants & Farmers Bank & Trust Co. HOOKER & McBEE, Attorneys at Law LEXINGTON, MISS Office upstairs Bank o£ Holmes j County Building. J. W. JORDAN, M. D. O. F. HOSEA Notary Public Fire and Life Insurance, Country Risks a Specialty. Office in McCain Building. Upstairs. LEXINGTON, MISS. Physician and Surgeon Office over Postoffice Phones Office Residence 44 DR. C. A. MOORE, DENTIST LEXINGTON, MISS, Office in Merchants & Farmers Bank Building. M. E. FRITZ DB. OI 3PTIC8 * ADV. OPHTBALMOhOOT OPTOMETRIST Consultation Free. Scientific Examination (1 Glaaae a prescribed only when neceneary Broken lensea and frames repaired Office next Door to Bank of Commerce. LEXINGTON. MI88I88IPPI Ph Office No. 211. lesidenae, No. 196