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COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUS'I 20, 1903. PRICE: FIVE CENTS The Dispatch. Entered at the Columbus postofflce for trans mission through the malls ah second-class ii utter. MRS. b. C. MAER Proprietor. ANNOUNCEMENTS. KOK TRKASL'KKIt R. S. CURRY. Z. v. GOOLSBY IQt SHKKIFF : T. A. BOQLJBSTON. j w. cooper. The dirty methods being em ployed to defeat Maj. Vardaman by the daily press are beyond the pale of decent and reputable journalism. The past week he sioke at Hattiesburg and the daily papers contained glowing ac counts of the organization of a Critz club at Hattiesburg just after Maj. Vardaman 's speech. The papers suppressed the no tice about the organization of a great Vardaman Club, about Maj. Vardaman being received by a great throng at the depot and being escorted to his hotel, about the great reception ten dered him and the magnificent address he made and the enthu siasm it aroused. All these were cutout deliberately with the in tent to mislead the public and to hurt the Major before the peo ple. Happily Mississippians have learned to take their political news which comes through the daily press with reservation, however, and the deliberate at torn ps made to mislead and de ceive the people will react upon those making the attempt when the opportunity offers. Senator H. D. Money, whom the people of Mississippi have almost unanimously re-elected, says that the race question will undoubtedly be one of the issues in the next National Campaign and he unqualifiedly endorses the candidacy of J. K. Vardaman for Governor. Gov. Kobt. Lowry, Congressman John Sharp Wil liams, Congressman W. S. Hill, Congressman Fuller Fox, Attor ney General Williams, Congress man Spencer, Congressman John M. Allen, Congressman Chas. E. Hooker, Congressman Thos. C. Catchings, Congressman Adam Byrd and thousands of promi nent and patriotic Mississippians and Democrats to whom we have always looked for leadership, say that he represents the honor, the integrity and unpurchasable man hood of our State, and are urg ing every effort for his election. While the big patriotic Varda man caucus was in progress in Jackson Monday Judge Critz was closeted with "the chosen few" so it was said, who "trade and traffic in the offices of the people for their political advance ment without reference to the greatest good to the greatest number. " Constipation, impaired digestion and a torpid liver, are the most com mon ailments that are responsible for that tired, listless, fagged-out feeling that mades the summer a dreadful period to so many .people. Heroine will cure constipation, it improves the digestion and arouses the liver to normal activity. Price, .0c. Curry, Lipscomb & Caine. Phone us your orders. Mayo & Weaver. Summer Comfort Is increased with every piece of Willow or Rattan Furniture brought into the house. It looks cool and is delightfully so. Come in and see our Chairs. Settees. Rockers. Etc. We have some (rood Lawn Swings that we are selling very cheap. For anything in the Furniture Hue call on GUNTER BROS. Main and Market Streets. Maj. Vardaman s Card. To the White Democrats of Missis sippi: While the results of the pri mary election have not been of ficially announced, it appears from the face of the returns that 1 am short from two to four elec toral votes of the nomination. A very narrow margin, indeed. I have fought the field, the in trenched horde of Federal office holders, aided by others in au thority in the State. An un limited supply of money used to subsidize the press and debauch the voters has been employed to compass my defeat. Vitupera tion, slander and malignant mis representation have characteriz ed the fierht against me. But such agencies and such methods thank God ! have proved of no avail, and will not with patriotic Mississippians. I have made no deals, entered into no combina tions, made no promises of of ficial favors to secure votes and I shall not, let the issue be what it may. My campaign from the begin ning has been made upon the high plane of decent politics, ad vocating only such measures as in my judgment were for the good of my beloved State. I have discussed the race question because I regard it as the para mount problem of the century. It is the one overshadowing question, the right settlement of which involves so much for Mis sissippi. It will be the paramount issue in the next national campaign, and I predict that the Democra cy will win enough votPS from the North on it to carry the elec tion. The thoughtful men of the nation agree with my judgment of this matter. The people of Mississippi are much more interested in this question than they are in the po litical fortune of any individual. The measure overshadows the man. My election will mean and will be taken by the aspiring, trouble-breeding, ambitious ne groes as a condemnation by the white people of Mississippi of Roosevelt's criminal policy of so cial and political equality. It will have a most salutary re straining influence upon them. My defeat will, on the other hand, encourage these same ne groes to aspire to the unattaina ble, and trouble, discord and de moralization will follow. That is the real issue. Be not deceived my country men, and remember that as you vote so shall you be governed. It is your country, and by your ballots you must write its laws and determine its policies. I want to thank my friends for their loyal support at the primary on the 6th inst., and to assure them that unrelaxed vigi lance will result in overwhelming victory on the 27th of August. Do your duty and the country is safe. James K. Vardaman. August 11th, 1903. They say there is no race ques tion. A few few weeks ago 200 enraged negroes took a small town in South Carolina and there is no telling what might have happened but for the timely ar rival of the white forces ; a negro editor in Louisville at a meeting a few, days ago said that this is "not a white mans country; the negro Hays in Virginia denouncing Senator Morgan of Alabama ; the edu cated negro in Washington City writing an insulting note to a re spectable white girl, defying the chief clerk of the department when he tried to have him dis charged, saying that he had only written such a note as a gentle man might write to a lady. And yet they say there is no race question! For Rent. Five room cottage in rear of my residence. City water and elegant shade. Also small cot tage southeast of Benoit's store Terms on application. 8-5-1 m. John R. Maxwell. An Address to the People. To the Democratic Voters of Missis sippi: "At a meeting of the support ers of Maj. Vardaman, held to day in the city of Jackson, in which sixty-four counties were actually represented by large and representative delegations, it was resolved to frame an ad dress to the Democracy of Mis sissippi, giving a history of the campaign which ended August 6, and stating the reasons why Maj. Vardaman should be active ly and enthusiastically supported by the Democrats of Mississippi from now until August 27, and voted for by them on that day t a 1 a . aooul twelve montns ago Maj. Vardaman commenced his canvass for the office of governor, and has prosecuted the same without the aid of any organiza tion, without the expenditure of a single dollar except for actual traveling expenses, and without making a single pledge or prom ise to any person to appoint any one to an office in case he should be nominated. On the contrary, he has repeatedly refused to make such pledges, and has re peatedly declared that the offices which are appointive by the con stitution should be tilled by the governor solely on the idea that the good of the people should only be consulted, and that it is a greater wrong to purchase a man's vote or support by the promise of an office than it is to purchase his vote outright for an actual cash consideration. The Federal Republican ap pointees of the present national administration have opposed Maj. Vardaman, and so far as they have been able to use any influence, have exerted it against him and will continue to do so in the canvass from now until the primary on the 27th. The same may be said with reference to the appointive office holders of the present State administration, with a few rare exceptions. "In addition, the newspapers and reportorial trust of the city of Jackson, presided over by Roosevelt's referee, have waged a most hostile campaign against him. In the face of this oppo sition, Maj. Vardaman polled on August 0, as against his two op ponents, nearly one-half of the popular vote and received 128 electoral votes or within six of enough votes to have given him the nomination. A change of 75 votes in four counties would have nominated him. "For many years the Demo cratic voters of Mississippi have been impatient and discontented with the method of nominating State officers by delegated con ventions. They were impressed with idea that local official bosses dictated the naming of the dele gates to State conventions, and that these delegates so named always nominated for State offi cers representatives of the office holding class, and consulted the wishes of that class rather than the people at large. This grow ing discontent resulted in the passage of a primary law in 1902, and the primary election of Au gust 6 was the first primary election ever held in Mississippi at which every voter had an op- riantles, Tiles and Orates We desire to call the at tention of Contractors, Builders and the public generally, that we carry a full line of Mantles, Tiles and Grates and can supply your wants from a tine Cabinet Mantle to a cheap base. Call and inspect our stock. L0EB & McQOWAN, WHOLESALE AND RKTAIL :: DaALBKS IN FURNITURE, I portunity to express his wishes free from the dictation of any office holder. Maj. Vardaman is the representative of this idea, and has conducted his canvass upon this platform. He has prom -ised no individual man anything, but has pledged himself, and now again pledges himself to the people, as distinguished from the office seekers, and if he is elected by the people their wishes alone will control, and he will be gov ernor for the people, and not for any ring of office holders. "Maj. Vardaman alone of the candidates voted for on August 6, appreciated the fact that there is now pending a race issue, and that this question, so far as the people of the South are concern ed, is a vital one. For the peo ple of Mississippi to vote against Maj. Vardaman would be an en couragement to President Roose velt to continue along the lines which have precipitated this question, and which has always kept the white people of Missis sippi united and proved an effec tual bulwark against negro dom ination. "If, therefore, the Democrats of Mississippi should desire to nominate a man for the high of fice of governor who shall repre sent the ideas which resulted in the primary election law of 1902, and whose electiou will be in keeping with the ideas of De mocracy from the historic days of 1857 down to the present, to- wit, white supremacy, then we say Maj. .James K. vardaman should be voted for by them. Thad A. Wood, Chairman. W. A. Roane, Secretary. The animus of the Memphis Appeal and Morning News to ward Senator Money and Maj. Vardaman is well understood by thinking people of Mississippi. During the Bryan and McKinley campaign the Appeal came so near supporting McKinley and bolting the Democratic party that it was only the support of the people of Mississippi, Arkan sas and Tennessee which kept it in line. It was business not to bolt. It is reported that Sena tor Money went to Memphis not long ago and in no uncertain terms expressed to both tne managers of these papers his opinion of them. Maj. Varda man during the Bryan campaign frequently expressed his con tempt, through the medium of the Commonwealth, his own pa per. And all this explains why the Appeal perverts the facts as to the figures in the recent pri mary and otherwise takes every advantage of him to defeat him. Every Vardaman man ought to resent the injustice at the polls when the opportunity is present ed. mmm When Mississippians talked of disfranchising the negro, the conservatives said it would drive capital from the State, was against the Federal constitution and would precipitate a conflict, yet it was done without any of of these. When the separate coach law was being considered the same old conservatives said it was iu conflict with the Feder al constitution, yet it was done. And when Vardaman advocates giving the poor white children of the State equal school facilities with the blacks, a change which has been advocated and endorsed by every educator of note who has made a study of the situa tion, the conservatives say it can not be done. But it must be done to preserve white supremacy. Vardaman is abreast with the thinkers of the age on this ques tion and is the only man in Miss issippi who has faced the issue. City Schools to Open. At a meeting of the trustees of the city schools held the past week it was decided to open the city schools on September 14th. The Industrial Institute and College will open on Sept. 16th. SALE OF LOTS ! The Swearingen Estate Sub-Divided in Lots and to Be Sold at Public Outcry, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. This Property is on the Line of the Southern Railway and Adjacent to Water Mains. TERMS OF SALE: One-third Cash, balance in 6 or 1 2 monthly payments with 8 per cent, interest. Free Hacks. Judge F. A. Critz. An object lesson in book keep ing. "The successful business man. " His share of the baek taxes collected from the railroads .... $ 75.000.00 Cost to the people in advance of freight rates Thousands Net loss to the people t Cost to conduct present campaign, au thorities say $20,000.00 Four years alary as Governor, if elected, $3,500 a. year $14,000.00 Net profit to Judge Critz 9 v V- V j v v j v Mississippi Matters. Aberdeen is organizing a but ton factory to manufacture but- j tons from massle shells secured from the shoals iu the Bigbee river. They will press it. Already the race for legisla tive offices has begun. Hon. Em mett Thomas of Greenville and Hon. J. C. Kyle, of Sardis, Miss., are candidates for speaker of the: house and Hon. Pink Smith, of Greenville, Miss., is a candidate for clerk of the house. Rev. W. C. Whittaker, who is in charge of the consecration services announces that the fol lowing bishops will participate in the consecration of Rev. Theo. Brattan, of Raleigh, N. C, as Bishop of the Episcopal church of Mississippi in St. Andrews at Jackson on the 29th of Septem ber : Bishop presiding, Rev. r ". O. Dudley, of Kentucky; conse crators, Bishop Ellison Capers, of South Carolina, and Bishop J. B. Cheshire, of North Carolina: Bishop Sessums, of Louisiana and Bishop Beckwith of Alaba ma, have been selected as pre senters. The consecration ser mon will be preached by Bishop Gailor, of Tennessee. Every bishop in the South will be in at tendance upon the ceremony. Grape juice, half pints 25c; pints 40c: quarts 75c. When served with crushed ice makes a fine table beverage. Sold by Curry, Lipscomb & Caine. ONE LOT GIVEN AWAY Music. Valuable, Desirable, Saleable. The following special will be o f interest to o u r readers : "There was a meeting of the stock-holders of the Jackson, Co lumbus and Northeastern Rail road at Edwards yesterday af ternoon. The gentlemen who projected this enterprise have never lost faith ;n it and are hopeful that it trill w construct ed at no distant ly. The plans were practically on- ummated when oil discoveries a re made which upset them. It was in tended at that time to go to the coal fields of Alabama and the route up Pearl river reduced the distance, gave a low grade and made a shorter line than any other road running from the coal tields into New Orleans. The building of the road would help Jackson and the territory between here and Columbus be yond computation." Mr. Frank W. Cahn com mitted suicide at the South em Hotel in Meridian Wednes day. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Cahu, formerly resi dents of this city, Mr. Cahn being at that time manager of the oil mill here. Mr. Cahn j had registered at the hotel early ' in the morning and went direct- ly to his room. Nothing more ,' was seen of him until the ser vant girl in cleaning up found his dead body in the bath room with a bullet through his brain. A 32 calibre revolver was grip ped tightly in one hand. Brood ing over his bad health is sup posed to be the cause of the young man's rash act. Young man. are you working ' on a salary, saving nothing. Then I try your hand in the lot sale. You can make a small payment and by paying a few dollars each month for a year, become the owner of a good piece of prop erty. You buy at cost and your j possession begins to increase iu i value the moment you get it. You have got to make a stare, i why not now? Remember the j lot sale on the 2nd. FREE I Come J Mr. Claude Hasintrer, the ; young sou of Mr. A. J. Basinger, .had the misfortune to shoot trim j self through the hand the past I week while handling a pistol. 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