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Vote for Percy E. Quin for Congress—
the True, Tried and Proven
Friend of the People
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Chisholm’s Statement Proven Untrue—Betts An
Elevator Man In Office Building. New York
World Slanders All Mississippi Congressmen.
A complete expose of three statements upon which Wall
bases his charges ag'ainst Mr. and Mrs. Quin. Mrs.
Quin forced to make statement in her own defense and
in defense of her husband, which should end matter.
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My opponent, still pursuing his questionable
methods of undertaking to prejudice the minds of
the people against my wife and myself has issued a
circular under the head “HERE’S THE PROOF.”
This makes it necessary for me to trespass upon
your patience by discussing the infamous charges
contained in this circular somewhat in detail.
In this circular he introduces four witnesses
who say no service was rendered by my wife in
consideration for thp salary qf Clerk received by
her; viz; The Evening World, Hilton Chisholm, E.
B. Bette, and Walter E. Boren,
At the conclusion of this clrculur, he states
that each of' the above four alleged witnesses aVe
disinterested and he then states that the only proof
that my wife did the work as clerk is my state
ment to that effect, and charges that R. Lee Stamps
does not say my wife did the work as such clerk,
and he submits his claim to the office he seeks en
tirely upon the circular and closes his campaign.
Now in answering these infamous charges
made against the honor of my wife and myself, I
wish to direct your attention, first to the persons
who are responsible for making the charges, and
the motive upon which they are acting. The person
directly responsible for making these charges in
this campaign is, of course, H. V. Wall, himself,
and bis motive is obvious to any person who thinks.
He claims that the basis upon which he makes
such charges and the foundation upon which such
charges rest is an alleged article in The Evening
World on Thursday, June 27th, and in order to
give as much weight as possible to the alleged tes
timony of The Evening World, Wall testifies in his
rlronlor that thla no nor 4a nna nf thn . lnnillntr
Democratic papers of the United States, and he
vouches for the justice of the charges made in that
paper, and he testifies to and approves the charac
ter of that paper as such, and on that ground re
commends it as being worthy of credence, respect
and influence ip this 7tb Congressional District of
the State of Mississippi. He cannot claim that his
testimony as tp the character of this paper was
given ip ignorance of the true character, beliefs
and policies of this publication; to the contrary,
he shows by his arguments that he is thoroughly
familiar with the paper, its management, control
and policies. The character and policy of this pa
per is best proven by its public declarations and
statements contained in its columns. I have here
tofore quoted from this paper and made public
in this Congressional District the attitude assumed
by this paper us to the south and southern inter
ests. 1 have shown you that this paper believes in
and advocates social equality between the whites
and the blacks, and that this paper is a south-hater,
and an advocat^ of destroying the safeguards we
have sp laboriously and carefully written into opr
la^s seeking tp prevent sycb an odious condition.
It advocated the Anti-Lynching Law.
Knowing thhj to be true, and for the sake of
promoting bis personal interest he stoops so loVk as
to recommend and commend this paper as a Demo
crat and worthy of exercising influence in this
Congressional District.
If it is true that this paper and itB policies
and purposes are correctly' described as stated by
him as a “leading Democratic paper”, and a “true
advocate of the Democratic Cause in this South
land”, I, for one, will anqouncf here and now that
J shall never be a follower under such a banner. I,
fer one, and I "think every other white person in
this district, would blush for shame if I had even
uuthoughtedly helped or promoted or intimated
that I could under any possible circumstance be
the follower of eucb a leader. This might be the
kind of leader of Democracy Mr. Wall is will
ing to follow. To say the least of it, so long as he
obtains what he thinks is an advantage, he is will
ing to complimeut and approve U as being a ' lead

Hon. Pi E. Quin.
Brookhaven, Mississippi;
Dear Mr. Quin:
I have read the paper circulated on the streets of
Brookhaven today issued by Mr. Wall under the heading
“HERE’S THE PROOF”. I have read in that statement
where Mr. Wall saffe that I failed in my previous affidavit
to stale that Mrs. Quin did any work to earn the money she
received as your clerk. Mr. Wall is mistaken in Ijis con
struction of my affidavit. It was my purpose then and is my
purpose now to state that Mrs. Quin did do the work. You
established and maintained in addition to your office in the
Congressional Office Building, another office in your home
. which was run ljy your wife. I had charge of, as you of
course know, the business done in your office in the Con
gressional Building, and Mrs. Quin only worked in this office
as occasion required. Letters addressed to you personally
and certain departmental matters were taken care of by her
in your office at home. This was her principal duty as
clerk. I understood from you all along that the office was
maintained in your residence for the convenience of your
'wife as she would by that means be constantly in touch'
with the affairs of the home, as well as your official matters.’
I have read also the statements quoted from letters pur
porting to have been written by Chisholm and Betts. I
know these men were not so situated that they could tell
anything about who was working in your office. I have
read the quotation from letter of Boren. As has been sta
ted, he is my brother-in-law* and I do not pare to discuss his
statement in anv manner whatsoever on this occasion. Mr.
I Betts’ statement that I did all of the work in your office is
absolutely talse. Frequently you had several people doing
clerical work in your office at the same time, and you paid
them out of your own pocket.
All of these charges made against you and your wife
are untrue, unfounded and unjust.
Your Friend,
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This is to say that I deeply regret the part my son,
Walter E. Boren, is taking in the interest of the candidacy
of Hon. Jf. V. Wall, and I wish the public to know since our
family name has been used in this campaign, that I and my
family are all for Hon. Percy E. Quin for Congress, knowing
the facts as we do.
Yours truly,
* G. F. BOREN.
Brookhaven, Miss., Aug. 1, 1922.
Hon. Percy E. Quin,'
McComb City:
.Replying to your telegram. R. B. Betts was a substi
tute elevator man under Superintendent of Capitol.
Clerk of the House of Representatives.
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State of Mississippi, •
Pike County.
> Before me, the undersigned Notary Public in and for
McComb City, said county and state, personally appeared
Mrs. J. J. White, jr., who being sworn says on oath that
while in Washington during the latter part of May, this
year, to witness the graduation of her daughter, Helen
White, at the National Park Seminary, she was for a short
time a guest of Congressman and Mrs. P. E. Quin and had
therefore an excellent opportunity to observe the work and
life of Mrs. Quin. “During the time I was at the home of
Mrs. Quin I went into the office in her home and saw her
desk and typewriter and work piled up which she had ad- •
dressed to Congressman Quin’s constituents.
“Mrs. Quin told me that she was Congressman Quin’s
clerk and I saw her doing the work of this office, and con
gratulated her on hef work.”
Mrs. White further says that Mrs. Quin informed her
that she had for several years been doing all of the work
required of a clerk.
This affidavit is made without solicitation from anyone,
and purely in the interest of justice, and to'the end that the
fair name of a good woman should not be maligned and —
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the * 2nd day of
'August, 1922.
E. G. Williams, Notary Public.
\ Washington* D. C., Aug. 3, 1922.
Congressman Percy E. Quin,
Brookhaven, Miss.
E. B. Betts worked on elevator in House Office Build
ing and was under surveillance of bootlegging whiskey but
could not get him with the goods on him. He is not employ
ed here any longer. Walter E. Boren loafed around House
Office Building and made it a general practice of bringing
undesirable women into the building. He has been under
surveillance by the Police Department for some time.
Lieut, of Police, House Office Bldg.
Washington, D. C., 8:35 A. M'., Aug. 2, 1922.
Hon. James W. Cassedy,
Brookhaven, Miss.
I have learned that Wall is advertising that I never did
the work pf clerk for my husband and that my husband >
„ pocketed the money. His charge is absolutely false. I have
done the work of clerk for Mr. Quin for years and have re
ceived the pay of clerk since the Government has allowed
for clerk pay every month that I worked except from July
1st to Dec. 1st, 1920, ^hen the work was mailed in bulk to
the Brookhaven Office and distributed there by Mr. Stamps
and Mr. Noble and others.
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ing Democratic paper of the nation.” So much for
the character and standing of his first alleged wit
ness. y ' .
If you will read fie article referred to in that
paper you will see on page two the person# In Ml#
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'siasippl againft whom this paper presents Us
charges of graft, they are as follows: -
Representative John E. Rankin;
Wife Annie Laurie Rankin, IS,240.
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Representative Bill G. Lowrey;
Son, Vernon B. Lowrey, $2,240.
Son’s wife, Margaret N, Lowrey, $1,440
(Two bonuses included and all money
kept .)
, Representative Ben Grubb Humphreys
Wife Louise Y. Humphreys, $1,440.
Young lady in office does all the work.
Representative Paul B. Johnson;
Tena Johnson, $1,640.
Representative Percy E. Quin;
Wife A. B. Quin, $1,440.
(After expose in Evening World and
- before his primaries took wife's name
off roll until assured of re-election then
put wife’s name back on roll.)
Representative James W. Collier;
Emma B. Collier, $1,839.96.
Young lady does all office work.
You will notice from the above list 'that a
similar charge is preferred in said paper against
everjt Representative in Congress of the State of
Mississippi, except Representative T. U. Sisson. A
mong the Congressmen attacked will be found Rep
resentatives of every political faction in the state
of Mississippi. They are men of the highest
standing and integrity in the entire state. Rep
resentative Bill G. Lowrey, better known, perhaps,
in the state as a whole, than the other Congress
men mentioned, falls under the condemnation of
this south-hating, negro loving Wall Street paper,
said by Wall to be “a leader of the Democrats
in this nation.” Congressman Lowrey's reputation
— in this state needs no defense at my hands. He
is not only a leader in political affairs, but also
in educational and religious affairs, he has by a
consistent life demonstrated and proven his worth,
and thousands of people in Mississippi look to him
and point to him as a model by which the lives of
other persons could well be modeled. And then,
there is Humphreys, and Collins and Collier and
Johnson that you all know, at least through the
public press, that are likewise attacked by that
Before you can believe that my good wife and
myself should be condemned and destroyed upori
this infamous charge, you would likewise be com
piled to condemn and destroy these other honor
able, high-toned and Christian men and women.
The truth is, this is a charge made by a negro
loving, Bouth-haating Wall street papr against
your entire delegation representing this state in
the council of your nation. Notwithstanding this
fact, H. V. Wall asks for your approval when he
says that he “bravely’’ joinB in with this infamous
papr and lends such ability and testimony as he
has on the side of said papr, hoping in this man
ner to make said charges as hurtful as possible.
Wall, a brave man! Brave men attack only men,
This alone ought to be and will be a sufficient
statement of the case to convince and to make in
dignant every home-loving, red-blooded Southern
man who reads it. And while I feel that I could
safely pause here and let the matter rest. I have
concluded, since H. V. Wall has stoopd so low as
to make this infamous charge the “issue in this
campaign,” and since be has stated that this is the
only big issue to be settled by the Qualified electors
in the primary, 1 will extend this answer to his
circular so as to cover to the satisfaction of every
prson each and every charge contained'in same
begging the pardon of the public for being forced
into it.
He states there is no proof that my wife did
the work for which she was pld, other than my
own testimony and hfe states that the affidavit ol
my former Secretary, R. Lee Stamp, does not show
that she did the work. In answer to this charge ]
submit you the further statement of my former Sec
retary, R. Lee Stamps annexed hereto, in which h<
shows that this statement of Wail is wholly wUhW
On the same Hue, I submit also copy of tele
(CoaUaued oa wooad page.].
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Sylvester Gwin Camp Launches
Anew the Move for Fitting
Like the falling autumn leaves,
one by one the remaining soldiers of
the Southern Confederacy, marshal
led under the flag of '61 to
defend the honor, liberty and pride
of our beloved Southland, are pass
ing on to the spirit land to Join their;
comrades gone before. Their endur
ance, their constancy, their Bteady
conservatism and uniform fidelity to
truth and honor stand as a living
monument to the memory of succeed
ing generations (or all time. Their
heroic deeds, privations, hardships
and suffering, during the four years
of the most horrible war in history,
and their patriotism, devotion and
courage in the days of reconstruc
tion in maintaining inviolate Anglo
Saxon civilization, deserve the long-,
delayed recognition by Lincoln Coun
While more than half a century
has passed, the cause of the Con
federacy and the ideals for which
her brave sons fell are forever en
shrined in the hearts of all true
southerners. The memory of man is
limited to the span of life however,
and it is but fitting that we perpet
uate this memory in enduring stone
so that future generations may not
miss the inspiration that- shall al
ways come from meditating upon
the endurance, bravery and valorous
deeds of our heroes of the sixties.
IlDon other ncrsutinna some effort
has been made by the citizens of Lin
coln County to erect a suitable and
appropriate monument commemorat
ing the memory of the Confederate
Soldiers. The^ undertaking was, how
ever, necessarily abandoned caused
by the advent of the world war. The
subject was again taken up and dis
cussed at the June and July meetings
of the Sylvester Gwin Camp U. C. V.,
and resulted in appointment of a
committee to ascertain what could be
done in perfecting the plan, and at
the meeting held on August 1, the
committee reported fully what had
been done in the matter and exhlb- *
ited in full all correspondence had
with Marble and Granite Companies
as to probable cost, etc., when the
design specially prepared and^sub
mitted by the Consolidated Marble
and Milling Co., of Canton, Ga., was
unanimously accepted as satisfactory
and as a most beautiful and appro
priate monument. The price of five
thousand dollars delivered and e
rected, was named.
The Lincoln County Monumental
Association now being organized for
the purpose of raising the necessary
funds will commence an active can
vass within a few days and invites
all patriotic and loyal friends of the
movement to assist in the worthy
cause. All contributions will be
made to and in the name Si the Lin
coln county Confederate Monument
Association, and the progress of the
movement will be made known to
the public by publication from time
to time in the columns of both the
city papers. When the required a
mount for the purchase of the mon
ument has been raised, the contract
with the Consolidated Marble and
Milling Co., of Canton, Ga., will have
been consummated and the mon
ument wifi be delivered and erected
hv on ovncrt of onmn onitnkln Innn
tion agreed upon in the City of
We will appreciate any assistance
and co-operation by the citizens in
advancing this good cause, and we
hope at an early day to view stand
ing the beautiful and attractive to
ken of respect and lasting apprecia
tion of those beloved Soldiers who
suffered the hardships and bit
ter endurance of the dark days of
the Republic from ‘61 to ‘65.
Respectfully submitted,
Executive Committee.
Kiwanis Clu^b Luncheon,
Moving the freight depot was the
subject of discussion at the Kiwanis
luncheon Wednesday. A resolution
to send the petition signed by the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen and
property owners In the business sec
tion of the city, to Mr. Quigley, head
of the construction department of the
1. C., at McComb, vice-president
Bowes, at Chicago, and Mr. M. L.
Costley, freight agent at New Or
leans, prevailed. The Board of
I'rade and Kiwanis Club will co-op
erate in efforts to effect removal of
the shed. The railroad Is reported
to have had engineers visit the city
to inspect and make blue prints.
Hon. Percy E. Quin was a guest,
and gave a talk upon the Kiwanis
slogan ‘‘To Build”, commending the
constructive work of the local club.
Mr. Delaney of the New Orleans
rtem Btated that Brookhaven was re
ceiving highly desirable publicity as'
a “community cltv”. and had areat
Judge V. J. Strcker, chancellor of
the district, made an address, com
plimenting Brookhaven upon Its pro
gress and community spirit.
J. C. Tyler Now U. S. Marshal.
Hon. J. C. Tyler, of Biloxi, today
took formal cbarge as United
States marshal for the Southern
District of Mississippi, succeeding
Hon. Floyd Loper, who has Jus\
completed a four-year term.
The outgoing and incoming offi
cials and thetr deputies spent a
ousy forenoon, and all records and
tunes of the office were turned
over in first-class shape.
As predicted several days since.
Mr. Tyler made a clean sweep, no
members of the old staff of deputies
oeing retained. The staff named is
as follows;
Jackson — Charles L. Isom, chief
office deputy; R. O. Edwards and
James H. Geartheart, field deputies.
Meridian — Jasper Boykin.
Biloxi — J. Floyd Bradford.
Vicksburg — John A. Howard.
Mr. Tyler la not a stranger to
the duties he has assumed, having.
oeen in charge of the Biloxi ofhce
while the late Hon. Fred W. t^otlms
waa United States Marshal.—Jaca
son Mews, Aug.

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