The Lexington Advertiser!
The Advertiser Publiahlcr Co.. Publisher*.
(■tend M the Poetoffiee *t Lexington. Kin.. as
Mail Matter at the Second Ciaaa.
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
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.
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.
^tgnds |io appears to be short in
Scrofula disfigur es and
cati^es life-long misery.
strong and lively when
giVeYi small doses of
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.
at .mooidJad dJiv« ,mivd moot
.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
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
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
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
tion to the letter. We never allow
substitution. Ask your doctor!
should be filled at
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
It constitutes itself a secret
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
■ 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
€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.
171 or 162
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pare them for success ia business.
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DR. J. W. JORDAN, JR.,
All Branches of Modern
Successor to Dr. W. F. Stansbury.
Office over Postoffice. Phone 44-2.
j W. P. Tackett
H. H. -Imore
TACKETT & ELMORE
Attorneys at Law
Office in front suite of rooms, Mc
DR. P. D. HOLCOMB
Office in Hotel Arlington.
Phone No. 98.
Teeth extracted with little pain.
J. B. Boothe.
A. M. Pepper.
BOOTHE & PEPPER,
Attorneys at Law
Office in Merchants & Farmers
Bank Building; Upstairs.
WILLIAM ARTHUR PIERCE
Attorney at Law
General practice in all the Courts
ProniDt attention to all Legal
Office in Court House
Local and Long Distance Phone 121
W. L. DYER
Attorney at Law
Office in Court House, Upstairs.
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
Office upstairs Bank o£ Holmes j
J. W. JORDAN, M. D.
O. F. HOSEA
Fire and Life Insurance, Country
Risks a Specialty.
Office in McCain Building. Upstairs.
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Postoffice
DR. C. A. MOORE,
Office in Merchants & Farmers
M. E. FRITZ
DB. OI 3PTIC8 * ADV. OPHTBALMOhOOT
Consultation Free. Scientific Examination (1
Glaaae a prescribed only when neceneary
Broken lensea and frames repaired
Office next Door to Bank of Commerce.
Office No. 211.
lesidenae, No. 196
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