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The Kosciusko Star.
Official Organ of Attala County
Published Kverv Friday.
$1 50 A YEAH.
State Democratic Ticket
For Governor,
For Lieutenant (Joyernor,
For Secretary of State,
J. L. rOWEIi.
For Attorney-General,
For Auditor of Public Accounts
For State Treasurer,
A. Q. MAY.
For Knpt. of Public Education,
For Supreme tourt Clerk,
For Land Commissioner,
For Revenue Agent,
For Railroad Commissioners,
Grand Hall v.
Hon. A. J. McLaurin, Mississ
ippi's next Governor, will speak
to the people of Attala county in
Kosciusko on Monday, Oct. 28th,
at 11 a. m. Let everybody, includ
ing the Populites, turn out. The
light of reason will be turned on
to show the Populites 'where they
are at" in time for them to flee
from the wrath, to come and take
shelter und:r the protecting wings
of Democracy. A division of time
will be allowed.
The Meridian News, in an edi
torial headed, "What are we going
to do?", says: Presumptively,
Populism has an advantage in that
it has no account to render." Of
course the news means it has no
account to render in Mississippi;
but wherever the Populite party
has been entrusted with power,
notably in Kansas and Colorado,
and have rendered an account of
their stewardship the people have
repudiated the account rendered
and kicked the party out of power.
The good people of Mississippi
know perfectly well these facts,
and consequently they wi!! say to
the Populitcs.of this State by their
votes on the 5th day of November
next, your party in other States
has been weighed in the balance
and found wanting, therefore wc
can't trust you on your noisy,
emptyjpromises, but will continue
in power the Democratic party,
which has always been and always
will be the friend of the people.
We have been told that at one
of the regular Populite appoint
ments at Sena Asha school house
some time back, that after Mr.
Ratliff finished his speech, he call
on all those in the audience who
would promise to vote the Populite
ticket to come forward and give
him their hands, whereupon Mr.
Ex-republican E. T. Branch went
up and very cordially gave his
hand and his promise, and
that completed the hand shaking
and promise business. And it is
said that Esquire Tom Harris, the
Populite candidate for Representa
tive, looked vcr sorrowful! '
The ballot is the surest bulwark
of American liberties. To vote
according to his idea or right is
the highest duty of the American
citizen. All old men understand
this self-evident truth and there
fore The Siak addresses this arti
cle to the young men of Attala
county the men who have their
spurs to win and their reputations
as good citizens to make.
In reaching a decision as to
which way to vote, our minds
should be free from prejudice and
bias, unswayed by inflamatory
speechesand hearkening only to
the voice of reason. Two politi
cal parties are before the young
men in this county pleading their
cause. lie is the judge. Upon
his decision rests not only his own
future political standing, but the
ultimate fate of the two parties in
Attala county.
The Populite party comes with
its tale of woe, telling of evils that
do not exist, and conditions that
are not conditions. It pleads that
the Democratic and Republican
parties are one, and that both are
dominated by plutocrats bent on
carrying the country to destruc
tion; that every man who has mon
ey stole it and that only the poor
man is honest, and soUforth and so
on all of which the acute young
judge will throw out of court be
cause it has not been proved by
the witnesses.
On the other side is the Demo
cratic party, hoary with age and
patriarchal in its dignity.. It re
views its glorious record from the
foundation of the government. It
shows how it has always stood for
the liberties of the people; how
the greatest statesmen the govern
ment has produced have fought in
its ranks, in nation and State
its ministration has been wise and
pure. Young man, what will your
decision be?
The Democratic party has en
dured for generations; the Populite
party from its very nature is known
to be ephemeral. Wherever the
Populites have been placed in
power they have been repudiated.
Only in new localities where they
have not been tried have they ob
tained a new lease on life. Al
ready its leaders are .meditating
going over to the new single-issut
silver party for next year's cam
paign. Shall our young men go
with or continue with a party that
even now shows thestampof death
upon it?
The young man who joins his
fortunes to the Populite party an
nounces himself as uncertain and
unstable in his political convictions
He says to the world that he is
ready to support every new ism
and scheme that arises. Every
new political sect that is formed
will claim him as a member. Mis
neighbors will come to regard him
as being upon the wrong side of
everything in politics, and his in
fluence in this field will be utterly
A man's business character is
largely influenced by, and judged
by his political principles. If the
latter are uncertain and shifting,
the world will decide that the same
characteristics belong to his busi
ness life. It is hard fcr one to be
long to a crowd that continually
looks at, thinks about, and talks
about nothing but dishonesty and
yet be honest himself.
What has the Populite party
done that the people should sup
port it? In Congress its members
have done nothing but load the
calendar with bills bearing revolu
tion, anarchy, and hitherto unheard-of
extravagance. In our
State government they have never
done any harm, it it true, . because
they have pever had a chance. In
this county they have caused more
discord and bad feeling among the
white people than was felt in the
dark days of reconstruction. They
have done nothing that commands
the support of the people.
What prospect does the Popu
lite party hold out to the young
man of Attala county who is ambi
tious of political preferment? No
Populite was ever elected to a
county office among us and we
don't believe one ever will be. In
the Congressional district and the
State-at-large the Populite has
still a worse show.
No, young man, you cannot af
ford to vote the Populite ticket.
No good can spring from it, and
there is no end to the dangers of
Sons of Confederate Veterans,
vote as your father shot. They
shed their blood and laid down
their lives for the very principles
for which the Democratic party
contends today. Sons of old men
that were once Democrats, vote
for the opinions your father held
in the prime and vigor of their
manhood. Vote for the party that
wrested your homes from carpet
bag domination. Vote for the
party that represents all that is
best in Southern brains and char
acter. Vote for the party that in
after years you will not blush to
own. Vote for the best interests
of your homes, your families, and
your neighbors. Vote the Demo
cratic ticket from top to bottom
and don't scrath a name.
We have often heard the minis
ters say in their appeals to the sin
ner, "stop and think," and it is
our judgment if the way-faring
Populites would halt for an instant
and view the road that they are
traveling and who they are travel
ing with, that they would at least
discontinue their folly. Think
who you are following? Are not
the ablest and most tried states
men and citizens of this State and
country against you? Who was it
that stood in the legislative halls
at Washington and spoke for days
and hours to prevent the pas
sage of the iniquitous force bill?
Was he a Populite?,, Ls there a
single man that reached any dis
tinction in the great civil strife
with you? Would you rather fol
low Perryman of Texas, who left
his own country dishonored, and
Osborn. of Georgia; who was sen
tenced to the rock pile, and is per
haps now a fugitive from justice,
than George and Walthall who
you have never had cause to dis
trust? Think about it! Dont fill your
head with prejudice and close your
ears to reason. There is nothing
in Populism. Every charge
against the integrity and honesty
of the Democracy has been dis
proves The Populites lived on prejudice
and adversity; but now as brighter
j days have come, ' their only re
source is prejudice. They cannot
survive long on this. The minds
of the people cannot always be
deluded. It's a falacy and a f2ke
without party leaders or principle,
and it is only a matter of a very
short while when a Populite in this
country will be as lonesome as
Robinson Crusoe on the desert
The Populite tug is sinking, the
old ship of democracy is passing
along; you can hail it if you will.
Will you do it?
It is a very noticeable fact there
is not a bingle Confederate general
in the Populite ranks!
iHft do other than Wllkeroo' Liver
fur sal .by Crftwder A Edmunds.
We Ask
We are galloping along in the even
tenor of our way, keeping everything
the people want and selling them at
prices that are satisfactory to them.
The Number of Customers
That daily visit our store attests
the popularity of our establishment.
"n"PTTn.Q ltent Medicines,
JJil U UD Toilet Articles, Etc!
Cutlery and Loaded Shells.
All Kinds School Books
For Attala and Leake Counties,
Get in the procession
And come to the Coiner Drug Store.
When a candidate for office be
gins late in a canvass to try to get
the office on the supposed ineligi
bility of his opponent, it is a very
strong indication that he has count
ed noses and has found out that
lie has not got enough votes in his
own party to elect him, and that
he must of necessity, ene'eavor to
get votes from his opponent's par
ty by trying to make them believe
that their candidate can't hold the
office if elected- Put that effort
will be a complete failure in this
county because the people know
that every Democratic nominee is
legally, mentally and morally qual
ified to hold the office for which he
is running, so that any Populite
candidate that can't win on his
own merit must go under on the
5th day of November.
The city of Algiers, opposite
New Orleans, had a most destruc
tive fire last Sunday. Two hun
dred and fifty houses were de
stroyed and about fifteed hundred
people left homeless. The value
property destroyed is estimated at
5400,000. The fire is supposed to
have been the the act of an incen
diary, and Paul Buffo has been
arrested as the suspected villain.
The prospects are now exceed
ingly brilliant for the Democrats
to carry both New York and Ohio.
For the last few weeks there has
been such a demand for the Star
that we were unable to send our
exchanges and we trust our breth
ren will excuse us.
It would grearly distress us to
see a single young man cast his
first . vote for such a falacy and
delusion as Populism. Don't you
do it.
Te the Churches ef the Kottcluiko
There will be a meeting of th;
Executive Board of the Associa
tion in the Baptist church at Kos
ciusko, December 2nd 1895 at 10
o'clock a. m. All churches desir
ing aid for support of pastors must
make application at that meeting,
and state definitely what salary
the church proposes to pay its pas
tor, and how much they want it
supplemented, Every pastor in
the Association is cordially invited
to meet with the Board at that
time to' confer about the work.
By order of the Board.
Sec'ry.Pro Tern.
Wuen you us Chilton' woman syr
Dp you Dwd un UxUhe, Kor gal by
Cnwdr A KdxutMiil.
no Odds.
In Sallis, Sept. 17, 1895, Mrs.
Allie Simmons, aged 32 years and
eleven months.
"Leaves linve their time to fall.
And flowers to wither at the nortli
winds breath;
And stars to net but all,
'f lion hast all reasons for thv own, Oa'
Mrs. Simmons was a woman,
richly endowed by nature with all
those lovely graces, rare virtues
and rich qualifications that go to
make up the Poet's ideal. A per
fect woman nobly planed. Faith
ful in all the relations of life. As
a friend she was found true, trusted
and tried; socially, always modest,
retiring and pleasant; as a relative
her extreme care and love for, and
to those, allied to her by blood,
was beautifully exemplified; and
as a member of the church and a
christian, it was here that thelove
ly and symmetrical character shone
with its brightest lustre. She
lived well, and Oh! blissful knowl
edge she died well.
Dear Miss Allie what a sweet
fragrance clings about the name,
and my sweet friend in this tribute
I weave for thee a flower of sweet
remembrance, the lovely forget-me-not.
Long shall memory abide
with us for thee, as. long as time
shall be.
Hall! iweet glorified spirit,
Thy listen) one in truth in love,
Brina to thee, gathered from our heaits
this wreath.
An offering to thy worth.
A Friend.
m 1 m
Ethel, Miss., Oct. 18th.
Our club met at 7 o'clock p ni,
and proceeded to carry on the bus
iness with the following names
added to our club: Judson K
Clark, R M Williams, and Walker
McBride. It was moved and sec
onded that the club meet Saturday
night, Oct, 26, at 7 o'clock p ni
and have speaking by A A Armi
stead and othcis. Time will be
divided with the Populites. Let
all come and hear the issues of
the day discussed. We notice in
the papers that some are saying
that Mr. J. H. Hollingsworth is
not an clligible office holder. The
members of our club pledge them
selves to vote for the nominees
on the Democratic ticket and we
frel quite safe in saying that Mr.
Hollingsworth will get every Dem
ocratic vote in this precinct.
B. F. RAY, President.
The Board adopting tht school
hooks for the county adopted all
the books formerly used with the
exception of Harrington Speller
vhlch will be evenly exchanged,
We have made arrangements with
the publisher and have on hand
the Harrington Speller, also ft full
line of school books both for Attala
and adjoining counties. Give us
a caIL tb spellers -will soon go.
First come, first served.
3U HRVK Y $ ROpy. '

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