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G. L. Darden, Publisher. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year. Six months. Three months... • 1.00 BOc Obituaries, resolutions of respect, and no tices of pay entertainments will be charged •for at two and one-half cents per line of ev ery six words. Count the words In your man uscript and send two and one-half cents for every six. otherwise it will not be published. AT IT AGAIN. Memphis will again be inflicted with a political broil. The long-suffering citizens of our sister city will be forced to witness another contest between the minions of Gov. Patterson and the legally-elected officers of the city government. Our readers well remember the warm political battle waged between the "outs" and "ins" two years ago, in which the former won. Matters moved along smoothly for a few months then the ousted officials had the city charter repealed and a new form of city government substi tuted. Thus by an act of the legisla ture the officials fairly selected by the people were ejected from fhe of fices to which they had been elected. The new charter gave the governor power to appoint new officials, which he has done, naming those formerly rejected by the citizens of Memphis. It is now announced that Mayor Ma lone and members of the boards will resist a summary dismissal from the offices given them in election, action probably means another long drawn wrangle. However, we cannot blame the mayor, nor can we forbear expressing the hope that he will prove that the new charter is unconstitu tional. This President J. M. Bass, of the Missis sippi branch of the Farmers Union has warned members to keep the Union out of politics. The cause of the warning was a case in Carroll county, where a fierce fight is on be tween two candidates for the legisla ture, both of whom were members. One of them was endorsed as the Union's candidate, and the other one raised a row. The president is right in his course. While, of course, indi vidual members have a right as citi zens to support the candidate of their choice, it will be far better for the Union to divorce it from politics. Active participation in political mat ters has killed every farmers' organi zation in the past and the Union should profit by disastrous examples before them. Candidates in several counties in the state arc agreeing not to make a house-to-house campaign, but will reach the voters at public gatherings etc. Making a canvass of a county is a hard job, and there is no good reason why it should be done, except that custom demands it. Most people decide who they will support when the candidates announce, and a can vass changes but few votes. While candidates are generally welcome at the homes of the people, yet it is sometimes the case that the good housewife is inconvenienced by the unlooked-for arrival of a vote-hunting office-seeker. The Grippe. An ache in the back and a pain in die head— That's the grippe! A choke in tho throat and a yearning for bed— That's the grippe! A shiver of heat then a shiver of cold, A feeling of being three hundred years old, A willingness even to do as you're told — That's the grippe! An arrow of pain, now in this place, now that That's die grippe! A feeling of doubt as to where you are at — That's the grippe! A stupid sensation, of course wholly new! A foolish depression why should you feel blue? A doubt as to whether this really is you— That's tho grippe! .Strange visions at night, that deprive you of rest That's the grippe! A taste in your mouth, and a weight on your chest — That's the grippe! A tired sensation that runs through your veins. A aueer combination of aches and of pains. A vapid admission of absence of brains— That's the grippe! A marvelous weakness, come on In a day— That's the grippe! A petulant wonder: "How long will it stay? That's tho grippe! A season of fever, a season of freeze, A Quivering weakness that's felt at the knees— Say, If ever there was a cussed disease— That's the grippe! — Somerville Journal. 9 ANNOUNCEMENTS to of the the 139 33, to of as the the 33, the said to as The Times-Promoter is authorized to announce the following candidates for the offices named", subject to the action of the democratic party: For District Attorney d. m. featherston, of Marshall. For State Senator C. L. DARDEN MIAC WALL R. L. DABNEY For Representative, E. J. POLLARD CHARLES SHEPHERD A. M. LAUDERDALE For Sheriff J. W. BARBEE J. D. HARRISON E. D. LAUDERDALE J. A. MCCARGO M. BLOCKER J. M. WEISSINGER W. R. COUNTS For Chancery Clerk N. E. WILROY J. D. FOGG For Circuit Clerk R. F. B. LOGAN For Treasurer Z. W. WHEELER E. T. WILKINSON T. P. FLINN G. W. CONNALLY For Superintendent of Education J. R. TIPTON R. E. L. MORGAN For Tax Asf£ ssor R. F. COWARD R. B. BOWE, JR. GILLEY W. KELLY For Surveyor C. S. GARTRELL For Supervisor —1st. District— J. C. LONG R. G. MORGAN G. B. LANGSTON J. W. MCNEELY .1. G. DRIVER J. A. MITCHELL —2nd. District— M. C. DICKSON JOE C. DAVIS J. D. RUSSUM —3rd. District—. S. A. HUGHEY G. T. THOMAS —4th. District— Z. H. NAIL —5th. District— J. E. VAIDEN H. C. ELMORE For Constable —2nd. District— A. S. (SID) CAMPBELL —5th. District— W. L. GORE —3rd. District— BEN COWARD 1 J J. J. To of A For Magistrate. -1st. District— W. L. KERR W. Fv. DYE —5th. District— E. B. LAUDERDALE R. A. LOGAN SEEKS LARGE AMOUNT FOR ALLEGED DAMAGES C. G. Oglesby, through his attor ney, W. A. Percy, has filed a decla ration in the Circuit Court here against the Illinois Central and Y. & M. V. railroads, seeking to recover damages to the amount of §10,000 for alleged damages. The declaration avers that Oglesby, who was an employe of the defend ant company, was injured in a collis ion while riding on a switch engine north of Nonconnah bottom on June 14, 190. Although the collision occurred in Tennessee, the laws allows suit to be instituted in any county in which the defendant companies operates. Notice of Trustee's Sale. Uuder and by virtue of that certain deed of trust executed by E. S. Cheat ham and dated the 25th day of Feb ruary, 1902, and wherein he conveyed to me, the undersigned, as Trustee, the lands hereinafter described, to secure the payment when due of cer tain indebtedness therein mentioned, payable to the order of Fulmer & Co., and which said deed of trust is now of record in Record Book No. 11, page 216, in the office of the clerk of the Chancery Court of DeSoto county, Mississippi, at Hernando, and default having been made in the payment of said indebtedness, and the same being now past due and and unpaid, and 1 having been so requested by said Ful mer & Co., the legal holder of said indebtedness, will on Monday, the 20th day of May, 1907, within legal hours and in front of the principal door of the courthouse of said DeSoto county, in the town of Hernando, offer- for sale and proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash, at public outcry, an undivided 1-2 interest in the following described lands, situ ated, lying and being in said DeSoto county, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Section 28. Also a strip of 139 acres off the north side of Section 33, the same being 17.37 1-2 chains wide north and south, and extending clear across said Section, from east to west. Also a strip of 139 acres off the north side of Section 34, the same being 17 37 1-2 chains wide north and south, and extending clear across said section from east to west. Also 117 1-2 acres in the soutn half of section 33, particularly described as follows: Begining at a point on the section line 50.62 chains south of the northeast corner of said section 33, thence south along the section line 14.69 chains, thence west 80 chains to west line of said section 33, thence north 14.69 chains, thence east 80 chains to the begining. Also lots 7 and 8 in Block B in the town of Walls ini said section 33. All of the above described lands being in Township 1, north, Range 9, west, in said DeSoto county. Said sale will be made to pay all of the unpaid indebtedness secured by said trust deed, and all costs and ex penses of sale. Lhe title to said lands is believed to be good, but I will sell and convey as trustee only. Witness my signature this April the 23rd, 1907. B. R. Miller, Trustee. —:— ■ Ben Spears \ • • • • 1 123 South Main Street, J MEMPHIS, :: TENN. Non-Resident Notice. J. D. Droke, dec'd ) VS. No. 2407. J. C. Droke, ex't'r ) The State of Mississippi. To R. S. Hood, Lonoke, Lonoke coun ty. Ark.: I. A. Coward, Earl, Crit tenden county, Ark.; A. M. Smith, Marshall, Harrison county, Texas; C. W. Bell, Felix M. Bell, J. J. Bell, Susan Gunn, Susan Harris, C. W. Burgess, Mrs. George Boomer, Mrs. Fannie Allen', Mrs. M. W. Simmons, W. W. Bell, Josie McLean, F. M. Williams, J. J. Williams and Mrs. Lucy II. Harbour, whose postofflec addresses are unknown: You are commanded to appear be fore the chancery court of the county of DeSoto in said state on the 4th Monday of September, 1907, to defend the suit in said court of J. C. Droke, executor, wherein you are defendant. A proceeding for final discharge as executor. This April 15, 1907. N. E. W ilroy, Clerk. Ry R. C. Clifton, D. C. Lauderdale, Sols, for Copit. Farley & A Card. We feel grateful to Hernando and territory for their liberal patronage and will try to show our appreciation by making an effort to please our cus tomers and have our prices reason able. Our trimmer is rushed with orders, so if you do not get your hat on time please excuse the delay. Gilliland & Eason. i I Wertheim, Taylor & Lewi n <£ Our Store is full of the Newest Suits, Hats, and Furnishings for men who care to dress well* m si YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CALL AND LOOK OVER OUR LINE Wertheim, Taylor & Lewis Memphis, Tenn. 45 South Main e?' 0 Candidate in the East. Hon. E. N. Thomas, candidate for governor from Washington county, spoke at Olive Branch Tuesday night of last week and at Cockrum on Thursday night. Subscription Renewals. C. W. Cox, Caldwell; T. C. Weite, Eudora; H. M. Wheeler, Lake Cor morant; W. E. Shipman, Hernando; Sam Gilbert, Fenton; J. R. Ham; Bartlett, Tenn.: L. L. Bennet, Love. A Communication. Editor Times-Promoter: In the March number of McLure's Magazine, Dr. Thomas Nelson Page, in an article on the race question, said "The southern negro misappre hends the attitude of the northern people, who prefer to be his friends and sympathizers, and especially the doctrinaires towards him: that the negro mistakes honest efforts to im prove his condition, for sympathy with him in his antagonistic attitude toward the white people.of the south. Now, am pleased to believe that a majority of white people in the north do not sympathize with the brutal element among southern negroes. But, from what they sometimes say, I am convinced that there is a class of so called white people in the north, who—whether from sympathy for southern negroes, or implacable hatred to southern whites, I don't know, and don't care—are continually giving all the encouragement they can to the brutal negro to antagonize white people. But it is not my present purpose to discuss the one class or the other of northern people, but to call attention to a class of southern white people who, in my opinion, are giving far more encouragement to negro rape fiends than can any blasted yankee a thousand miles away. That class is composed of so-called leading citizens, prominent "beesness" and profession al men, who, after one of the beasts has been strung up, get together and pass long-winded resolutions, deplor ing and denouncing the act after the most approved Boston fashion; con demning the boys who did the work and threatening them with dire, ven geance ; promising that the next black brute who attacks a white woman shall be protected at all hazards until he can have the benefit of a long, ex >> to Hk© jpnaMie $kir©Mgk Ilk© cdDUmummis ©f HMs flMjptgifo WMi ©v©n°y tosim© U sauries ills iM©ssag© Mto ilk© k©M©s amid Mv©s ©1! Ilk© p§©pH®o Y©mh° G©iMjp)©l!:ator toas Ms stoir© • m@ws in HMs flssiw©o Wky y©im imig to Ms stoir©o TTk@y kmi®w wkatf k© kas. pensive, and above all, uncertain pro cess of law. I am persuaded that a good deal of this clap-trap "resolutin" is intended for foreign consumption; to placate a lot of long-tongued people in other portions of the country! who do just as we do, when the occasion arises. Such a spirit is the essence of cowar dice, unworthy a place in the south, where the purest and fairest women on earth have been wont to look to brave men for protection, and never, never look in vain. These resoluters often appeal to an other motive; they say "you will hurt our business interests." Ye Gods and little fishes, thats even worse than cowardice. It were better for a southern white woman, outraged by a lustful black beast, to appeal to a cringing coward, than a man so mer cenary and mean that he can even think of dollars and cents in such a connection. In my humble judgment these reso luters, whom the negroes know, give far more encouragement to the brutal negro than all the far-away yankees. I don't want to be misunderstood. I am an ex-rebel soldier, the son of a one time slaveholder, and have had almost daily contact with the negro for sixty years, and have as much sympathy for the good negro as a gentleman can have. I would by no means condemn the whole race, for the south, especially we of one or two generations aback, owe them too much. I am writing only of a class of lustful beasts, who, while far too many, are only a small part of the race. Now let it be understood that few or many, when one of the lustful brutes lays his hand on a white wo man, nor heaven nor earth, nor the sympathy of so called white men, north, south, east or west can save him: that if he stays on top of the earth he will be hunted down, drawn and quartered, and if a white gets in the way he will be attended to first. I am proud of the material prosper ity of the southland, though my share is a very humble one. And I would we might have the good will of good people of of all races, all climes, but I would have our women protected at any sacrifice; yes, if the world splits its throat a howling and all riches of a material sort, take wines and fly J. H. Simpson, Watson, Miss. man away.