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Our Choice for U. S. Senate: GOVERNOR JAS. K. VARDANIAN. For Governor: HONORABLE CHARLES SCOTT.
THIS PAPER IS The Official Journal —OF THE CITY OF BAY. ST. LOUIS. Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. JUDGE JEFF TRULY IS NOT THE MAN FOR GOVERNOR ! Judge Jeff Truly, candidate for the governorship of Mississippi, made his first appearance before a Gulfport audience a few days since. The Gulfport Daily Record, one of the most honest, high-toned and ablest hebdomadals in the State of Mississippi, thus reports the address; Whether this candidate for Governor made any votes by his address remains to be seen. Personally, we do not believe he did. We do not believe that the people of Gulfport will be led, or rather misled, into supporting any man, what ever prestige he may enjoy resulting from past emoluments, who will volunta rily and deliberately give expression to the sentiments uttered yesterday by this particular candidate. Judge Truly may be a learned counsellor at law; he may have served the State with distinction in its judicial department; he may be an excellent gen tleman and citizen: but as an aspirant for the highest office within the gift of the people whose votes he now asks, we have no hesitancy in saying that he is a deep and dismal failure. At the outset of his address yesterday, he assured his hearers that he was making the race for Governor upon his own merits and had no word of criticism or disparagement for his opponents, and yet a sickly vein of insinuation and inuendo trickled throughout his speech. Again, he boasted of white supremacy, and yet would place the weapon of technical skill in the hands of the black man and entrench him in the labor fortifications of Mississippi by excluding immi gration. He boasted of Christianity in one breath and voiced intolerance in the other. He maligned, without reason or justification, that greatest of all powers evolved from civilization —the Press. It had been a matter of wonder to us to account for the infinitesmal impres sion made upon the people of Mississippi by Judge Truly’s candidacy, but we wonder no longer, unless it be to understand why he should have been given any encouragement at all. A child in man’s form, a clown without his accou trements, a villifier without the stamina to give open expression to his base insinuations, a pretended believer in the sovereignty of the white man who holds out the hand of fellowship to the black man, a prater of Christianity with fana tical intolerance—we say that the Almighty God never intended that one so fashioned should direct the affairs of a fair and brave and courageous people. The people expected information and knowledge and advice of a superior order from Judge Truly. They supposed that judicial training had given scope to his mind and the ermine purification to his concepts. But he has profited from neither. His vision does not extend beyond the horizon of demagoguery, and his concepts appear to have been torn and twisted with the poison of malice; At but one time during his entire address did he appear to have a rational familiarity with a subject pertinent to the campaign, and that was in his discus sion of the present unjust apportionment of the school funds and unequal legis lative representation together with the suggestion for the need of remedial legislation. There was nothing specially brilliant or distinguishing about this, however, as all of tne candidates for Governor are agreed on that proposition, to say nothing of the general clamor which is going up from the legislative candidates from South Mississippi. Indeed, it may bo truly said that even here he seemed unable to escape the corrosive influence of petty politics, as the “lit tle red school house on the hill” was much in evidence with the ostensible pur pose of inciting class hatred by conveying the impression that there is a statu tory or social difference between the “little red school house on the hill” and other school houses in Mississippi. There is no difference. The apportionment feature is one of those legislative ills discoverable only with the passing of* time and remedied with the least possible delay. The proposition is one as plain as the noonday sun and admits of no ifs or ands, nor should it be used as a profitable field for the display of cheap pyrotechnics. As for his position on the question of immigration, : t stands in bold juxta position to the policy now being pursued by most of the Southern States and adopted long ago by other sections of ihe Union with advantage and profit. The great white throbbing West looms up out of our not-long-ago wilderness as a monument to the wisdom of immigration. If Judge Truly’s idea of patrio tism is to make the negro an educated competitive mechanic and then build a wall of fire around Mississippi, leaving its population majority negro, with 27,000 more negro children in its schools than whites, well and good, that is his lookout; but if the people want their State to take rank with the rest of the States in point of industrial and commercial supremacy; if they wish to wrest the racial majority from the hands of the Ethiopian and wipe away the shame of negro dominancy in our public schools; if they want to restrict the negro to those avenues of endeavor for which he was fitted by an All-wise Providence, then Judge Truly has no more business in the office of the Chief Executive of the State of Mississippi than Lucifer has at the right hand of God ! In conclusion, we desire to say that his attack on the press of Mississippi was so puerile, so contemptible, so base and miserable, as to render it a work of unutterable disgust for any self-respecting paper to attempt to answer him. WHY THE PRESS IS SUPPORTING CHARLES SCOTT FOR GOVERNOR. He is a gentleman. Moreover a scholar. Asa publicist writing on economic questions affecting the State He is able and far-seeing. In every line of human endeavor in which he has employed his talents He is a success. Asa successful business man, apply ing business methods to the conduct of affairs, He will build up the State. Asa tiller of the soil, mindful of the farmers’ need, He will conserve agriculture. As an independent, introspective thinker and man of affairs and self assertion; The paper from which the above is quoted, customarily takes a sober, sensible view of public affairs; always patriotic and never factional or sensational. The reasons so concisely and admirably expressed for its choice of a candidate for Governor are most commendable to good citizenship. They embrace the quali ties that all good citizens must desire in their governor and they are literally true of “the salient traits of caaracter and career” of the Honorable Charles Scott.—Vicksburg Herald. We most heartily endorse the above and would add: He is seeking the office of Governor on his personal merits. He has no are to grind. He is the man of the people. He has served the State without pay. He has no political debts to pay. He will have no political debts to pay. In his hands the pardoning power will be absolutely safe and justice will not be overthrown. He does not seek the office as a means of advancing his personal intexests. In reproducing the above from three of the representative newspapers of the State of Mississippi, we echo the sentiments so well expressed. There seems no doubt Mr. Scott will be our next Governor. In another column of this week’s Echo will bo found the formal announce ment of Aleide Moran as a candidate for treasurer of Hancock county to fill the unexpired term of Hon. H. M. Gra ham, deceased* Mr. Moran is a gentle man whose intergrity, honesty and name are too well known to*the good people of Hancock county to dwell at length upon by this paper, for there is no rpan better known and equipped to hpld this important office of guarding the county’s cash. If elected he will serve the people well, faithfully and conscientiously and the voters will haye no regret according him their ballots. Pis candidacy is worthy ol consideration. ils ,§ea Coast Cfclui He will not be bossed. His sense of moral obligation is so keen that he faced wrecked and ruin rather than outrage it. He is honest and punctilious. When the pall of war overhung the State, he entered the Confederate army and achieved distinction. He is patriotic and loyal. When the war ended leaving him without fortune save character and nerve he worked to build up the State. He is conservative. These are the salient traits in the character and career of the man and are the fundations of our faith in him and the basis of our support of his candida cy.—Crystal Springs Meteor. He is seeking the office for the honor and glory of being Governor of his State. He is better qualified for the office •han any man in the race. He can direct legislation in favor of business, agricultural, industrial and financial success. He will be able to give the people a business administration and will not be bound hand and foot by politicians or heelers of any description. The State needs a man of his calibre in the office of Governor: Natchez Democrat. An incidental feature of Wednesday’s parade by the W. O. \V., and one that was deeply appreciated by all who par ticipated, was the compliment tendered the men in parade by Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bourgeois at the head of Main street, dn the outside of their place of business, where a table of cool, exhilarating lem dnade-puneh was served gratis. Mr. Bourgeois is a worthy member of the camp, an indefatigable worker in the cause and no better or more substantial compliment could be tendered him by the organization than electing him to the responsible office of banker* BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY. JUNE 1, 1907. DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES ON AUGUST 1. Jackson, Miss., May 30—The Demo cratic State Executive Committee met in the senate chamber of the state capi tal today at noon with the chairman, C. L. Lomax presiding. Seventeen of the twenty-four mem bers were present. Thursday, August 1, was named as the date for holding the first primary and only the registered -white Demcratic voters wall be permitted to cast ballots at the polls. All candidates for state office must notify the Secretary of the State Exec utive Committee fifteen days prior to the first primary, and also notify the county executive committee in order to get their names on the tickets. PERSONAL CAMPAIGN WILL BE REPUDIAT ED AT THE BALLOT BOX. From Poplarville Free Press. The trouble about Mr. Williams is that he has no sane argument on any subject he attempts to discuss, and consequent ly descends to the low plane of person alities, vilification of his opponent and those friends of his opponents who dare to oppose his (Williams’) rotten cam paign methods. When he states, by innuendo, that Governor Vardaman had failed to carry out his pledge to the peo ple in regard to the policies advocated in the gubernatorial race four years ago, he casts a reflection on the intelligence of the voters of Mississippi, who know that Vardaman has done all he claimed and more. When he vetoed the bill au thorizing an appropriation of ten thous and dollars of the white people’s money to maintain the Holly Springs Normal Institue, an institution to teach negroes the higher branches of literature, he did more for the white people of Mississip pi than John Sharp Williams has done for them during sixteen years in Con gress. When Governor Vardaman rout ed the gang of thieves and thugs who robbed the State of thousands of dol lars and coined the blood of convicts in to money under the old penitentiary sys tem, and led the movement which re sulted in a complete reform in the State’s penal institutions, he did more for the common people of Mississippi than John Sharp Williams will ever do so long as eaters to the whims of Northern politi cians and advocates a “do-nothing” pol icy on the matter that vitally affects the white people of the South today. Mr. Williams calls attention to the social equality practiced in the District of Col umbia between the white and black races, in order to show how he would have more influence than Vardaman in transferring a white girl employee from one department to another when there was friction between the employees and the negro boss. Williams may be sin cere in his bitter opposition to any plan looking towards a change in such condi tions, because he has lived so long un der the influence of those Republican policies that he is thoroughly satisfied with his surroundings. Well, it may suit him, but it will not suit the white people of Mississippi, and the petty, personal campaign he is waging will be repudiated at the ballot box by the nght thinking people of this grand common wealth. A. & M. SUMMER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENT. Agricultural College, Miss., May 13,1907. Editor Sea Coast Echo: The Third Annual Summer School for Teachers at the Mississippi Agricul tural and Mechanical College will be open for work on June 11th next. A comprehensive course of study has been arranged and will be handled by an able faculty. During the first two weeks of the school the County Institute Conductors will be in session, and teachers in at tendance will have the opportunity of hearing their discussions and of attend ing the special lectures to be arranged for their benefit. In addition to this, numerous lectures and entertainments of a high order will be offered from time to time for the benefit of all in attend ance. The railroads will offer reduced rates for the round trip from all points in the State. The cost of board and lodging will be $12.00 for those who attend the full time. Those who are in attendance for less than the full time will be chaged at the rate of $3.50 per week; for any odd days, whether the time is less than a week or more than a week, the rate will be seventy-five cents ($.75) a day, so that the total expense of board, room, lights, and baths will not exceed twelve dollars ($12.00)- A bulletin containing full infonnation will be furnished on application, and should be written for by all who expect to attend. Every indication points to a large attendance and a most profitable meeting. The teachers and county superinten dents of Mississippi are respectfully and earnestly requested to take advantage of these opportunities which the State is offering through its Department of Public Instruction and the A. & M. Col lege jointly. All correspondence should be ad dressed to P. P. GARNER, Director of the Summer School. Newport Farm, FRONT ROAD, BELOW DUNBAR’S. Having established a pswer-equipped FEED AND GRIST MILL, We are prepared to grind feed for the public ih small and large quantities at reasonable rates. HENRY KORNER, Bay St. Louis. CLASSES IN LITERATURE. Conversazione of Current Thought. “Hours with the Poets.” Easy Terms. Four Weeks’ Course. Bi- Weekly at Adjustable Hoars. By MRS, HELEN L BEHRENS, ,‘Buena Vista.” Bay St. Louis, Miss'} THE UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER has qq equal. Let me sell you one, either for oash or on time. UG, MOREAU, U. ft F. BANK BOND AFFAIR. The mountain that is being made of the Union and Planters’ Bank bond re pudiation mole hill will not accomplish the desire of those who are interesting themselyes in the matter, making their payment an issue in the State campaign. Bishop Galloway mentioned the matter casually, an incident in his address before the Mississippi Press Association, and with no hope or expectation that it would be seized upon as a savory morsel by those who care no more about the payment of the old debc than they do about the crucifixion. There is not a candidate for state office before the people of Mississippi who would dare to suggest that the bonds be paid and make that a plank in his platform. If one did, he would b snowed under so deep that he would never again be heard of. The state is barred by the constitu tion of 1900 from ever paying those bonds, and that instrument, fathered by such men as J. Z. George, S. S. Cal houn and Senator McLaurin, would have to be amended by vote of the people before one cent could be recovered. The present generation of Mississippians will nevervote to pay these bonds, having been raised and educated to the idea that they were issued fraudulently, and pay ment stopped for the reason that they were illegal and altogether bad. The incident has been closed, the account wiped out, so far as nine-tenths of the people of Mississippi are concerned, and the present holders might just as well consign them to the flames. MISSISSIPPI SAW MILLS. flwitn Maf Cl**e B*wi PkaU T* B*B Mar ket. —Pine Associativa WM Take Up Vaca tion at Meeting at Hattiubvrg Next Week. A general shut-down of all the yel low pine saw mills of Mississippi for a period of a few weeks is seriously con templated by a number of the mill men and will be discussed at the convention of the Mississippi Pine Association, which meets in Hattiesburg on June 5. This step is advocated as a means to overcome the slump in the market which has been felt for the past three weeks or more. Some of the largest mills, for instance the K. C. Lumber Company’s plant at Lucedale, has already closed down on its own account. Others will do likewise, and still others will do so if the association will pass a resolution to that effect. At this time of the year all the mills need repairs, and some of them make a practice of taking two weeks or a month every year to put their machinery in condition, so that a close-down would not represent a total loss to the operators. The yellow-pine market is not in a desperate condition, hut with respect to car materials and bridge timbers, which form the bulk of the Mississippi cut, there is a noticeable decline. This is attributed to the falling off in car build ing operations and cessation of railroad building to a great extent, but mostly it is due to the sudden relaxation of the car supply stringency. After a period of several months, during which scarcely any cars could be obtained for hauling the cut to market, and stacks of lumber accumulated at all the mills, the situa tion suddenly and completely eased off about three weeks ago, so that the mills could get all the cars they wanted, with the result that the old accumulations were all rushed off to the market at once. If this stock of lumber could have been worked off gradually, it would have had but a slight effect upon value, but when it was alt pushed on the mar ket at once quotations fell off. At pres ent quotations are not so low as they are uncertain. Mill men do not know what to expect for their goods. The convention of the Mississippi Pine Association, to be held in this city at the Hotel Hattiesburg on June 5, is expected to be thoroughly representa tive of the lumber manufacturing inter ests of the State. It will be the first session of the association since the reor ganization, and the membership has been increased, till it now includes up wards of 200 mill men, great and small. Any action which they may resolve to take will practically control the trade in this State. At the association meeting on June 5 a specially prepared address on “Trans portation Problems’' will be read by C. W. Robinson, of New Orleans, the owner of some ten mills in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and one of the most extensive manufacturers and wholesalers in the South. At the same meeting Mr. Ewing A. Walker, secre tary of the association, will explain the new plan be has devised for keeping the members of the association posted on price fluctuations. The association will not attempt to carry out the plan in vogue with the other lumber associa tions of issuing a price list from time to time, as such lists are believed to be very generally discredited in the eyes of the lumbermen and to make an errone ous impression on the mind of the pub lic. Secretary talker will from time to time send out to the mill men of this territory blanks, in which the manufac turers will set forth the maximum amounts they have been securing for specific grades oiE lumber. When these replies return to the secretary, he will classify them and draw up reports show ing the average prices prevailing for actual business, and these reports will be sent to the association members for their information and guidance, few* ttSLiSESk JOHN SHARP WILLIAMS VOTED TO PENSION MAES, WHO SHACKLED JEFF. DAVIS. For the information of the above we will say that the part taken by John Sharp Williams relative to the Miles incident is a matter of record. The same is to be found on the journal of the pro ceedings of the Fifty-eighth congress in January and February, 1905. A full history of this same matter is also in possession of one of Oxford’s most highly honored citizens and is well known by a majority of the people of this town, and may be seen for the ask ing. A full and complete history of this matter is shown by said congres sional record is as follows: ' Lieutenant General Miles was an officer on the retired list, and, as such received as salary $8250 per year; when in regular service he received double this amount with allowances. The act which allowed the army officers to retire at a certain age on half pay had been in force for a number of years. In 1904 the following act was passed: “The secretary of war may assign retired of ficers of the army, with their consent, to active duty in recruiting, for services in connection with the organized militia in the several States and territories upon the request of the governor thereof, and such officer while so assigned shall receive the full pay and allowances of their respective grades.” In 1905, W. L. Douglass, governor of Massachusetts, under the above act pro curred the services of General Miles which entitled this officer to full com pensation, namely, $16,500 and all allow ances per annum as long as he should stay in this service. General Miles was the only officer receiving so high a sal ary, and it was thought entirely too much for any officer to receive; especi ally did all the Mississippi congressmen except Mr. Williams believe that the pay when retired was sufficient, and so when the army appropriation bill came up in 1905, in order to remedy this evil a proviso was made to this bill as fol lows : “Hereafter no retired officer of the army, shall, when assigned, receive from the United States any pay or allowance additional to his pay as a retired officer so as to make his total pay and allow ances exceed the pay and allowances of a major on the active list.” (The pay of a major on the active list being $3,500 per yearl. This proviso was voted upon by the following congressmen from Mississippi: Bowers, Chandler, Hill Spight, Humphreys, McLain voting for the proviso, Congressman Byrd seing absent, while John Sharp Wil liams voted against the proviso, and his in the face of the well known fact that General Miles was the only officer receiving so large a salary. Hence the effect of this proviso was cut off General Miles from this salary and to limit him to the allowance of an officer on the retired list, but Williams opposed this and the force of his vote and influence was to give Miles full pay and allowances. Furthermore, as a matter of informa tion, I might add that another highly esteemed citizen of the town of Oxford heard General Miles in a public address at Harvard University boast of the fact that he had the honor to do the country a grand service when he was able to place the shackles upon the tired limbs of the Confederate chieftain, Jefferson Dayis. Miles regarded this as his great est official act, the crowning glory of his career. This act is infamous in the sight of every Southron, and justly so; it was an act of uncalled for and un speakable infamy and will ever be so regarded by all fair-minded men. Jef ferson Davis was the soul of honor, the accepted leader of a brave and noble people. Miles knew it, and this act was but the outcropping of his savage, debased nature. No one knew these facts better than John Sharp Williams. If there was any one question that he should have paid attention to it was this, yet he preferred to make fat this barbaric hireling and thus insult the intelligence and honor of the entire South. Will the people hold Hon. John Sharp Williams guiltless for this act ?—Oxford Eagle. OASTOniA. Br a th >yThfl Kind You Have Always Bough; PROFKisSIOXAL CARDS. DR.jTAr EV ANS, DENTIST, Crown. Bridge and Plate Work a spec ialty. Office in Hancock Cos. Bank Building. Hours from BA. M. t05:30 P. M. BAY ST. 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