Our U. 5. Senate: GOVERNOR JAS. K. VARDAMAN. For Governor: HONORABLE CHARLES SCOTT.
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CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS.
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A CORRECTION CONCERNING JEFFERSON
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
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 ?
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
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.—
THEY PRACTICE TO DECEIVE.
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.
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
OSOINACH’S OPERA HOUSE.
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1907,
The Callahan - Lytle Cos.
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THE ACTOR AND THE TRAMP.
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MR. LOUIS SPERLING.
Miss ELSIE LEWIS.
Anything to Sell? Anything to Buy?
R6al Estate and Broker,
SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE
of Bay St. Louts, Mississippi,
On March 29, 1907.
Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Missis
sippi Code of 1906.
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
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
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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.
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