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Letters From the People.
Wo will appreciate contributions to title department on subjects of Interest to tbs people. We are not responsible for opinions expressed In tbls column. An Open Letter to Maj. Vardaman. Dear bir:— I do not know Unit w« people up here in the extreme northern part of the state cor rectly understand your platform, or the line of policy you are ad vocating; or the advice you will grive the legislature, should you be elected governor. We learn from the synopsis of your speeches made over the state that you are in favor of a change of the law that will com pel the negro to pay for his own schools—in other words he must be taxed to support the schools of his own race and get no share Of the taxes collected from the whites. We see that this is the principal plank in your platform, yet you do not even suggest a wav in which it can be done. Now sir, it is feared by some of us that you are using this as a hobby on wnich to ride into office, by appealing to the prejudices of the whites—especially the hill counties—on*the race question. You know that any legislation in that direction will bring a dash between the slates and Federal au thorities, that the case would soon get into I he courts and that the supreme court would decide that tile uegro was entitled to as much per capita ms the white-, and that would mean that instead of about 35 per cent of the school fund, which they now get, the\ yponld get about 65 per cent. Should the legislature amend the constitution and the people ratify the same; declare that ihe negro must pay for his own school, then would not a republican con giess and a strenuous president declare that M ississippi was in a state of rebellion. The heat hunter, the rough rider, the hero of San Jaun Hill; tiie strenuou man who ran away with the In dianolo post office, and n verstop ped until lie had carrier it thut miles, might order out troops M> enforce the constitution and laws in this slate, and those troop would be clothed in blue ami might have black skms. 1 have seen them ride over and insult white men; I bave seen a military governor rule the proud state of Mississippi, with the other offices tilled with carpetbaggers, scala wags and negroes and I do noi want to see it again. I think that you made a very grave mistake when you injected the race question into the cam paign, it is important for both races. The state is prosperous and the two races are living in peace and harmony. Next to Roosevelt, you have done more to agitate the race question than anyone else. Are you the Moses who will lead us out of the woods? And, like Moses of old waiting for inspiration? When you get it let us know and we will all vote for you and seat you in the gov ernor's chair and at tue expiration of your term we will send you to the United States senate. Respectfully, W R. Dye. Cedar View. NESBITT ITEMS. A rainy Sabbath is restful and conducive to such meditation and reading that should make us The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless ChiD Tonic has stood the test 25 years. Average annual sales over One and a Half Million bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you ? ■ N© Cure, No Pay. 50 c Enclosed >vith every bottle S 3 a Ten Cent of GRGVE'S BLACK ROOT LIVER PILLS. T© Cure a Cold in Oise Bay Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Seven M33ca boxes sow m past 12 months. This signature, V* Cures Crip in Two Days. on every box. 25c. The only kind of consump tion to fear is " neglected consumption." People arc learning that con sumption is a curable disease. It is neglected consumption j that is so often incurable. % | At the faintest suspicion of ! consumption get a bottle of Scott's Emulsion and begin regular doses. The use of Scott's Emulsion at once, has, in thousands of cases, turned the balance in favor of health. Neglected consumption does not exist where Scott's Emul sion is. Prompt use of Scott's Emul sion checks the disease while it can be checked. Send for free sample SCOTT & 150WNE, Chemists, 409-415 Pearl Street. Net" York. 50c. ar.d JTi.oo; a'! diuggists. strong and ready for the next week's work and worry. Clouds lifted Sunday after noon; a gleam of «unshine, en couraging the little Junior Chris tin n Endeavor band to meet ac night for their Easter greeting. Led by their faithful leader, Mrs. Tom Dean, they gave us musical recitations of a hiirh order; a con cert reading of the 15th chapter of 1st Corinthians by the whole band, recitations of poetry by Viiss Leslie Dean. A reading, each bv Misses Bettie Gwvn and Vlafnie Wilson, speech bv Master W'avne Maxwell, and last but not least- only in size—little Louise Dean and Came Wilson, who in our openion should have been crowned with the laureate's wreath. Mr. Will Smith, of Hunter Bros , Memphis, of an excellent family of Mississippi, and an admirer of Miss Carrie McKenzie, visited her Sunday. Mrs. John Rollins visited friends in Memphis for a few days last week and returned look ing sweet and fresh as a new blown rose. Husbands take the hint Send your wives off on trips, vou ivant regret it. Mr. Coe is here with his family at present. We rejoice to know he is with his wife and little folks as often as business will allow. If weather is p"Opitions, Nes bitt will be well represented Tuesday night in the city, to hear Joe Jefferson, ''Rip Van Winkle." An exnert paper hanger, Mr. Lundy Slaughter, is hard at work beautifying the home of Mrs. Frank Johnston. Mr. Malcom Bouldin, of Mem phis, spent Sundav with his mother and sister. Rev. John Robinson, well known here, paid a fljing visit Monday to his mother and sis ters, Mesdame Dean and Tipton, before leaving for home and work at Brooklyn* Conn. Multum in Parvo. pm a- n n f ** w w .ww i mwu i r j | ! An Ordinance to Prohibit Profanity and Drunkenness Within the Corporate Limits of Hernando. He it ordained by tire board of Mayor and aldermen of the town of Hernando, That any person who shall profanely swear or curse or be drunk In any pultlic place within the cor porate limits of the town of Hernando, in the presence of two or more witnesses, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction he fined not more than ten dollars for each offence. He It further ordained that for cause, this ordinance take effect fr« in and after Its pas sage. Passed and approved April 7,1903. H. F. JONES. Mayor. H. E. Pullin, Recorder. Notice to Creditors. W. G. Elmore, testator, L. M.ÎOartrell and C. E. Elmore, Executors. In the Chancery Court of DeSoto County, Miss. No. -röl. Letters testamentary upon the estate of W. G. Elmore, deceased, were granted tous by said court upon the Ißth day of April. 1903 All persons having claims against said es tate are reejuired to have same probated and registered by tne clerk of said court within one year. Upon failure to do so the claim will be forever barred L. M. GARTRELL and C. E. ELMORE, Executors. Dated this Kith day of April, 1903. C. B. MOONEY Agent for Memphis Steam Laundry, Work Guaranteed. Also agent for Standard OH Company Office in Hudson Bros* Store Near Depot. — I, W. FERGUSON Contractor and Builder J Estimates on repairs an'* new work cheer fully furnished free. Out of j town work solicited. J) Hernando, Miss. - i _ For Drunk eeley : P " |are Carres posdettt Strictly CeaHdeatial. For Drunkenness, Opium, Morphin« and ether Drug Using, theTobaoco Habit und Neurasthenia. THE KEELEY INSTITUTE, Dwight, IK. DR. EUGENE A. JOHNSON Dentist, Hernando, - • - Mississippi Parties living out of town can secure prompt service by writing for an appoint ment. The interests of my patrons from a distance will be given careful attention. F. C. HOLMES Attorneyr-at-Law. Hernando - - - Mississippi. Practices In all the Courts of DeSoto anc adjoining Counties. HU6H FOSTER (Successor to Hugh Foster & Co.) -Insurance. Life, Fire, Tornado Accident, Health, Hernando, Miss. I «* «MNMRDKMOI KELLY NEWS Mr. F. G. Lambert, of Mem phis, is spending ti few days in Kelly on business this week. The church here had the benefit of Easter services Sunday, nut withstanding the bad weather VI r. S. R. Harlow, of Holly wood, Miss., was a visitor to our towu and DeSoto Wells Monday Mrs. Dr. Harrison left this week on a visit to her son at Bay 6t Louis, Miss., The literary department of the Epworth League had its regular meeting und entertainment last Monday night. The next one is to lie the 1st, Monday night in May. The farmers in this section have pushed rapidly forward since the ground got in a condi tion to work. Only a small I mount of planting has been done as yet. Shorthorns I have at Nesbitt, several pure blood Shorthorn Durham heifers and a bull which are for sale at reasonable prices. M.y connection with a breeding farm in Middle Tennessee may enable me to offer calves at a lower price than you have had made you heretofore. I will lie glad to correspond with any probable purchasers of this fine variety of beef cattle. D. E. WILSON, Nesbitt, Miss. ■ ■mm I v KING HAL Will make he .-eason of 1903 at mv place three miles east of Love King Hal was sired by old King Hal, formerly owned by Leigh Bros, at Courtland, Miss. He is a half brother u> Baby .Hal, known as tha Payne horse. TERMS —$8.00 for one mare; $15.00 for two on the insurance plan. He is sixteen hands high and goes all the traits. J A. CHAMBLEY. |\ V ~ 8 WHITE'S CREAM i WORMS! VERMIFUGE! _____________________________ ) Kost in Quantity. — Best in Quality. For 20 Yean Has Led all Worm taste, iai BOLD BT ALL I3B.TJGrGrI3Ta. ;pr.p«ed by - —* JF^E^L^RD^SfcJLoMlS.j Sold by E. D. Lauderdale. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. (DtCORFORATBO) Long distance lines and telephones of this Company enable you to talk almost anywhere in Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. We can put you in quick and satisfactory communication with the people of this great section of the country. We solicit your patronage. Rates reason able. equipments and facilities unsur passed. JAMt'® C. CALDWELL, I'rmidrat A Gea'l Manager 4 A LELAND HUME, Soc'y A A.s't Gen'l Mg t. T. O. WEBB, Trcaaor C. W. TARVER Undertaker. Full line ol Coffins, Caskets, Burial Robes, Shoes, Gloves, etc. We also have a hearse. Pleasant Hill, Miss . Isa veritable dragon Of ill-health It leaves In Its path moro physical wrecks than probably any other one dis ease peculiar to Americans. WHY? Simply hacausoupon the first, indication of the malady tha system Is usually scourged with quinine, or that deadly mineral—calomel. b tü Don't po Et, It's Darvfiorous. It isn't at all necessary either. Wo positively guarantee HEREIN^ ta 1TOVRKT and Kzausamx ces® tag ftm of malaria. It 1 , purely her jJ. Has all the virtues or qniiiir.o and calomel—none of their deadly effects. It corrects all liver, kidney and stomach troubles. 50c per bottlex All Druggists. bold by E. E. Lauderdale. . ■ ■ " ■ ■ ! ■ _. »I 7 Rev. A. W. Langley will pfeach here next Sunday and commun ion services will be held. Miss Lillie Isom from Tiilar, Ark , is now making her home with Mrs. Murray and getting the healthful benefits of the min eral water. The Parrot, ''Polly Isom," who accompanied her mistress here last week, is a good talker and furnishes much amusement to the grown folks as well as the children. Guelph. Notice to Creditors. W. W. Bolt, testator, J. J, Miller and'O. M. Hay nie. Executors. In the chancery court of OeSoto county. Miss. No. 3821 Letters testamentary upon the estate of W. W. Mott, deceased, were granted to us by said court upon the 28th day of March 1903. All persons having claims against said es tate are reitulred to have the same probated und registered by the clerk of said court within one year. Upon failure to do so, the claim will he barred. J. J. MILL Mi and C. M. IIAYNIE. _ -• Executors. F. O. Holmes, Solictor.