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Our U. 5. Senate: GOVERNOR JAS. K. VARDAMAN. For Governor: HONORABLE CHARLES SCOTT.
THIS PAPER IS - The Official Journal -OF TUE CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS. Subscription: $1.50 Per Annum. A CORRECTION CONCERNING JEFFERSON DAVIS. 832 North Carolina Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo., May 2.5, 1907. The Editor Picayune: Dear Sir—l am just recovering from a severe ill” ness, but I feel I must contradict the extraordinary and utterly false state ment published in your columns May 19, for which statement you give a Mrs. J. R. Gordon as authority. Mrs. Gordon must have known, when she said the old cashmere dressing gown she has was worn by my father when he was captured, that she was making a false statement of facts; and more than that, that the Union soldiers who cap tured Jefferson Dtvis have repeatedly published statements describing the riding suit of Confederate gray he wore when captured, and which can now be seen, and which has been identified by United States soldiers in the Confeder ate Museum at Richmond, Va. Why Mrs. Gordon wishes to tell these roman tic falsehoods, I have no means of judg ing, as I do not know her except by hearsay. As to the utterly false account of how Beauvoir came into my father’s posses sion, I will ask you to give the true ac count to your readers. In 187fi I mar ried, and my parents went to Europe to put ray sister Winnie to school, and after a year’s stay my father returned alone, as my mother was to ill to travel. He came directly to Memphis, Tenn., to visit me, and while there received an invitation to visit Mrs, Sarah A. Dor sey on the Mississippi coast. He was then about to begin his book, ‘'The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy,” and as Mrs. Dorsey was an authoress and devoted Southerner, she offered to write at Mr. Dayis’ dictation. Accenting her kind offer, my father stipulated that he should pay his board and that of his man-servant and later that of my brother, who joined him and took pos session of an office in the grounds. When ray mother, Mrs. Jefferson Davis, was able to return, she also joined him there, but not as an impoverished guest, as Mrs. Gordon says, but as a boarder. Also my sister was at no time Mrs. Dor sey’s guest, as she was in Germany un til after Mrs. Dorsey’s death. My father loaned Mrs. Dorsey large sums of money, and when she offered to make him her heir he refused and offered to buy Beauvoir, which offer she accepted. He had made two payments before she died on this property, besides the large sums Mrs. Dorsey owed him. When her will was opened it was found that she had left all her property to ray minor sister, Varina A. Davis, and a life interest to ray father. I may add, she offered to make me her heir, but I declined most decidedly, as I felt it would bo impossible for me to live there, and for ether reasons also. Mr. Dorsey died many years before his wife did. He was a fine, true hearted gentleman, and my father and mother both felt deeply attached to him. At no time was my father an object of charity, nor was he ever willing to accept assistance or support from any one. According to the rules of the French language, Bellevue, as trans lated, would be more correct than Beau voir, which, as I understood from Mrs. Dorsey, was the name of an old French family; but I will not challenge Mrs. Gordon’s statement as to this, as it mat ters very little. To return to the dressing gown. If it ever belonged to my father, it is probably the remains of one sent him while he was in Fortress Monroe by the loyal women of the South, to whom his lack of comforts and failing health ap pealed. The absurdity of his having a dressing gown with him when he was riding through the woods en route for Texas, is self-evident, and, while Mrs. Gordon’s statement may be very roman tic, it is utterly false; therifore I can not countenance it. ’ I ask you to publish this conspicu uosly, so that your readers may know the truth, for this absurd statement, placing my father, Jefferson Davis, in both an undignified and false light be fore the public, *has distressed, me greatly. May I also hope that in future Southern papers will refer all such statements to ms before publishing them, thereby avoiding sending broad cast such falsehoods ? Yours sincerely, Margaret Howell Jefferson Davis A Heavy Increase in Assessments. The Mississippi railroad commission sitting as a board of equalization, today increased the assessment of property of common carriers two and one-quarter million dollars, making the total assess ment about $45,000,000. The heaviest increase is on the Mobile Jackson & Kansas City, amounting to about one million dollars. The Cumberland Telephone Company was increased about a quarter of a mil lion dollars. The fight between the McLaurin and Scott factions is on and will wax hotter and hotter as the campaign advances. In a speech at Pontotoc .Monday Hon. Chas. Seott hurled defiance at Senator McLaurin and the whole McLaurin clan on account of what the Senator said about him by inuendo in his interview published last Sunday, Scott is of Scotch-Irish blood himself, and now the die is cast, it will be a case of “Lay on, Jdacduff”.— Brookiiaveu Leader, “FATHER OF RURAL DELIVERY.” In a long editorial enumerating the good things that John Sharp Williams has done in congress the Yazoo Herald has the following to shy: “But there is one measure that stands as a monument to his tireless energy and saeraclty, which, if there were no others would entitle him to receive the vote of every rural voter in the state of Mississippi. This is the establishment by the national government of the rural free delivery, which makes it possible for every man woman and child in the country to receive daily at his door his mail, thus enabling the farmers and those living remote from the towns to enjoy the same mail facilities as do those who live in the towns and cities/’ In the same issue of his paper he spoke sneeringly of Tom Watson be cause Mr. Watson saw proper to write a nice article about Gov. Vardaman. Now what are facts about rural delivery? Bro. McGuire well knows, or ought to know, that Tom Watson is the “Father of Rural Delivery.” That while he was in Congress he introduced the first bill that was ever introduced in Congress for the establishment of rural delivery, he secured the appropriation and thus started the great system which has been so helpful to the rural population all over the county. The rural delivery system was inaugurated by Watson be fore John Sharp Williams was even a member of Congress. Williams has favored it as a matter of ctourse, so has Zeke Chandler, Tom Spight, Ben Humphreys and four other Mississippi Congressmen and two Senators. The Sentinel is willing to give Williams credit for all he has done in Congress, but if he deserves so much praise for simply voting for the appropriation certainly Watson ought to have a little credit for initiating and inaugurating it. It’s all right to tell all the good things about your candidate, but it is not be coming in a good man jike Bro. McGuire to pervert facts in order to mislead the country people who havn’t an opportun ity to know all about these matters.— Ripley Sentinel. THEY PRACTICE TO DECEIVE. Gulfport Review. If there has been one fact in connec tion with the supporters of Williams in the race for Senator, patent to the most unobservant and careless, it has been the lack of candor, and the plain pur pose to misrepresent and deceive with the false hope of gaining some adyant-' age. They have had to, perforce, real ize that the record of Vardaman was invulnerable; that his policies, as in the interest of the masses, were in line with the sentiments of the people, and they have sought, by all kinds of per versions, to mislead and blind as to real facts. Some weeks ago the venerable statesman, Dr. B- F. Ward, of Winona, gave to the public an able letter upon the political situation under the caption, “The Man of the Hour”. Mr. Williams and his supporters took much umbrage at this communication, and the Con gressman, with the egotism that has marked his course of late, sought to call down Dr. Ward in a somewhat vitriolic wail, charging that the doctor’s letter was in the interest of Vardaman. To this Dr. Ward replied more fully, ex plaining his position; In that reply he stated he did not know whether Varda man was the man of the hour or not. Upon this the Williams crowd seized as a sweet morsel, and with marked energy paraded an assertion that Ward had de serted his friend Vardaman. That woe was Vardaman! But thereby hangs a tale. They forgot to say that Dr. Ward said he did not know whether Varda man was the man of the hour or not, bat that he did know that Williams was not. He was not prepared to say that Varda man was the man, hut he was positive that Williams was not. This little fea ture of the matter was too insignificant for the Williams press to notice, and thus they pass it by. They practice to deceive, but, like the ostrich that hides its head in the sand, they only are fooled; the people are thinking for themselves and are not to be hoodwinked by any such puny and unworthy tactics, SENATORS BY DIRECT VOTE. More than one-third of the States now elect United States Senators by m ethods not prescribed by the Constitution and which in greater or less degree result in elections by direct vote of the people, lowa and Washington are the latest to join the list, which now numbers eight een. The Northern and Western States' included in the category are Oregon, Washington, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, lowa, Missouri and Oklahoma, which soon will be a State, unless the President is induced by the Republican politicians to reject its. constitution. The new method came very near being adopted by the Pennsylvania legislature that has just adjourned. The Southern States are Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Ken tucky; New England and the East gen erally are holding out strongly against the movement, though the pressure is becoming heavy on the politicians in those sections to permit its adoption. OASTOHZA* S.S * lffayS BAY SAINT LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY. JUNE 8, 1907. PASS CHRISTIAN MUST PAT. Against Trolley Line, Employed Lawyers—Now Wants Line, Mast Par Lawyers all the Same. An interesting case was decided Mon day by Judge Hardy at Gulfport in the case of Barker & Mize vs. Parker and MeCrathety for the town of Pass Chris tian. Some months ago when the Gulf port and Mississippi Coast Traction company contemplated building the beach trolley line into Pass Christian, the historic old town was violently op posed to the measure. As the construc tion gangs approached nearer and nearer to the boundary lines with the road work the citizens became alarmed lest the greedy corporation should come into their midst whether or no and employed the law firm of Barker & Mize to fight the road in their behalf. The traction company, however, refused to fight and when the road had reached a designated point the entire force was put at work on the Twenty-fifth avenue line, leaving Pass Christian severely alone to reflect on the greater advantages enjoyed by the other coast towns and it gradually came to a realization that the trolley line was wanted after all. So everything was coming around beautifully and the town and the road were just beginning to get together when the former received a rude jolt in the form of a bill for SIOOO from the - attorneys w T hose services had been retained. As the case had never come before the courts the bill was pro tested, but yesterday the court ruled that a lawyer’s fee was a legally con tracted debt and should be paid, allow ing the attorneys judgment in the sum of $750. Appointment of Circuit Judge. The resignation of Judge D. M. Mil ler of the seventh judicial district, is expected to reach the governor’s office next week or immediately after the ad journment of the Copiah county circuit court terra at Havenhurst, over which he is now presiding, and Governor Var daman will, without delay, name Hon. Wiley H. Potter, of the Jackson bar, as his successor. Avery pretty fight is on for the cir cuit judgeship of the sixth judicial dis trict, now held by Hon. M. H. Wilkin son, of Woodville. Some time since it was stated that this place had been virtually promised to E. E. Brown of Natchez, a member of the legislature, and intimate friend of the governor, but it seems that, the members of the bar of the district are not unanimous on the subject of a change, and Judge Wilkin son has been strongly endorsed in several counties for re-appointment. There has been no change in the out look in the third district where the term of Judge J. B. Booth will soon expire. The place has been promised to Hon. W. A. Roane, and he will be tendered the appointment without opposition- Sad Accident. Little Isaac—Papa that gun you sold to Scannelli last week burst the first time he used it, and he was killed. Father—God of Abraham! That is terrible. I sold him that gun on the installment plan! The esteemed Gulfport Record, at one time one of the strongest John Sharp Williams papers in the State, has aban doned it§ support of that gentleman’s candidacy. Hattiesburg’s new daily, the News, has reacned The Echo, and measures up fully to the ideal of a live and pro gressive newspaper. F. R, Birdsall, owner of the Yazoo Sentinel, is editor and manager. The News has our best wishes for success. Jared Sanders frankly confessed in his speech at the Lake Providence com bination Democratic May-Day Meeting that he had been running for office ever since ho came of age—that it has be come a habit with him. The Daily States calls Jared “the gallant young statesman from St. Mary”. If he hap pened to'be a Republican instead of a Democrat in politics it would dub him “a pot-walloping Republican office hun ter.” Doualdsonville (,La.) Chief. And how would the ChieT dub him ? Says The Biloxi Herald: Superintendent Marshall of the L. & N., was seen at the depot yesterday morning by John Carraway, and stated that in compliance with the request made by him some ago as secretary of of the commercial club the cars on the coast trains would shortly be screened. The obtaining of screens on the coast trains is a consummation which the Commercial Club can congratulate itself .on having been able to bring about, i Everyone who has ever traveled between here and New Orleans in the summer time knows what a terrible pest the mosquitoes in the swamp are whenever the trains stop, which is quite frequently, and the screens will aid very much to the comfort of the trip., $1.25 bu. Wheat at McDonald’s Feed Score. OATOniA. auntie Kiftd You Hare Always BougJS TRIUMPH OF JUSTICE. Synopsis of To-Niffct’s PUy at the Opera Hewc. The plot of this very affecting drama is founded upon the story of a dumb orphan—the little son of Count Luneda —whose father had fallen a victim to the avarice of a military friend, Colonel Rigolio, after the latter had lost his money by betting and gambling. The murderer escapes justice by giving a false clue to the officers, who arrest Es tevan, the Count’s valet, for the murder, and have him sentenced to the galley s for life. Estevaa eventually escaped from the galleys, is again accused, bu t, on being confronted with the dumb orphan for identification as the mur derer of his father, the boy joyfully recognizes in him an old friend, and in dignantly repudiates the charge against him. Martyllo, the dumb orphan, who had witnessed the murder, escapes the as sassin’s grasp by his fleetness of foot, but not until he had recognized the features of his father’s assailant, when the mask which the. latter wore "hap - pened to fall from his face. Martyllo afterward claimed that he could identify the murderer if ever he caught sigh t of him. Although Colonel Rigolio has for a time succeeded in balking justice, he cannot quiet the accusations of a guilty conscience. Returning from a foreign war, where he had gained some distinc tion, he accepts the invitation of a fel low-officer —the son of the baron in the play —to. visit his father’s residence near the scene of murder. Here he shows emotion in seeing a portrait of his victim. By accident he meets Este van, the fugitive convict, and £ buses the confidence of the innocent vicl im by accusing him of the murder of the Count, but his own guilty conscience advises him to seek safety in flight. Heaven seems to oppose him, however; a storm causes Rigolio to lose his way in the mountains, and again—after as suring himself of the death of Martyllo, whom he throws from a precipice—he is confronted by Estevan, Martyllo and the officers of justice at the castle, whither the officers had hurried to arrest Estevan. The dump orphan, on seeing his father’s real ifiurderer, recognizes him at once, regains his speech in the excitement of the moment, and denoun ces Rigolio as the guilty wretch. CJ A, IS TQXIZAi Bear* the _y) The Kind You Have Always Bougfr aign r OSOINACH’S OPERA HOUSE. SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1907, The Callahan - Lytle Cos. Presents “Down t ° h n e Farm,” With Specialties between acts. Vocal Solo: MR. CHAS. FENWICK. Comedy Sketch ; THE ACTOR AND THE TRAMP. Vocal Solo ; MR. LOUIS SPERLING. Miss ELSIE LEWIS. Anything to Sell? Anything to Buy? SEE ANSLEY, R6al Estate and Broker, Office—Merchants Bank. STATEMENT. SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE flerchants Bank, of Bay St. Louts, Mississippi, On March 29, 1907. Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Missis sippi Code of 1906. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts on personal en dorsements, real estate, or collateral securities ..$124,231 30 Overdrafts secured and unsecured.... 3,861 77 Banking house 10,261 17 Furniture and fixtures, 2,227 >7 Expenses .. 3,540 69 Taxes 405 05 sight excnange 27,488 06 Cash on hand 6,998 19 Total $179,013 80 LIABILITIES. Capital paid In S 20.000 00 Surplus 4,800 00 Undivided profits 4,313 21 Individual deposits, subject to check.. 77,533 09 Time certificates of deposit 49,367 50 Bills payable 23,000 00 Total $179,013 80 I. Geo. R. Rea. cashier of the Kerchante Bank of Bay St. Ix>uis, Miss., do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, full and ;xact statement of the assets and liabilities of said bank on the day and date named therein, as shown by the books of same. Geo. R. Rea, Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me, a justice of the peace, in and for the courty of Hancock, Mississippi, this, the 10ih day of April, 1907. J. A. Breath. J. P. Examined and found correct. T. M. HBfRT, Auditor. This 11th day of April, 1907. When in need of NOTE HEADS, BILL HEADS, LETTER HEAPS, ENVELOPES, CARDS, ETC, 1 Consult THE ECHQ, NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. All persons having claims against the schooner Aqua Pura, formerly owned by W. W. Mines, will please notify the J undersigned owners of said schooner on or before July 4, 1907. Bay St. Louis, Miss., June 5, 1907. Chas. P. Taconi. August Taconi. ~HAVE YOUR CARRIAGE PAINT - ED IN NEW ORLEANS STYLE by JOHN NEISTRATH, Carroll near Second Street. 2t FOR RENT—One piano, in good or der, by the month or summer season. Lock box 84. FOR RENT. Nicely furnished rooms, with board, if desired. Front street, near Post Office. MRS. E. T. RILEY. PROFESSIONAL CAROS? dr7XX^vans7~ DENTIST, Crown. Bridge and Plate Work a spec ialty. 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