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ESTABLISHED 1872. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: 11.00 A YEAR. Okoloxa, Miss., July 22, 1903. You can't bear the cry any longer; it it only a sob. How foolish a man la to kick at him self when there are others. It is never a good idea to plant I thorn where a rose will bloom. The sun shines shade is cooler Don't growl. brighter and the when you smile. Don't delude yourself with the idea that anti-Christ and antl-Critz are synomy mous term. The crop prospects throughout this section brighten day by day, and everybody Is feeling good. The foul: politician soon passes away. When the people spy him, his days are numbered. Look at Longino. Vice is never nice; nor is a corrupt man likely to give other than a cor rupt account of himself if promoted to a high position. Pope Leo XIII passed peacefully away f t 4:04 Monday morning. He was a great man, loved by bis people and respected by all others. A good many who are not thinking of frosty weather will aee a lot of wilted effects of the biting force on the morning of August 7th. That man Rockerfeller may be bald beaded, but be knows how to make other fellows who have more hair, stand it on nd occasionally. The toiler can always be trusted. It is the speculator who Uvea or exists by his wit who turna tricks and figures you out of your very soal. The latest name for a girl is Maud ene. It sounds mnch like a new kind of breakfast food, and the young men say it makes their months water to pronounce it. It's dollars to peanut hulls that Gov ernor Vardaman will not appoint a negro to office or pardon one sent up for life on the charge of rape; at least without finding out realty whether he is a negro or not. If you have not determined to vote at the primary, do so at once, and be sure you vote as you honetly feel it your patriotic duty to do. You will think more of yourself for it In all the future years to come. The fusion between Longino and Crltz does not promise any relief to the people nor the parties to the com bine. Mlssisslplana are agin' com bines and they will swat this one right jind proper on the 6th August. There is a two tailed comet reported on its way to visit ns in the Wester l horizon; that is, it will pass along and flirt with us for a number of evenings, and see what assistance it can be to twilight wanderers. Watch for the There are some fellows yelling for aome other fellows, not because tbey are in sympathy with them, nor be cause they like them, but because they feel some day tbey may need them. Don't imagine they are fool ing anybody. Perhaps there is some method in the madness of the town that does not stir itself to forter new industrial enterprises. These lobor troubles, which naturally occur most frequently in cities where there is most active -demand for wage earners, is getting to be something fierce. Look at Chicago of late. The people of various sections of Mississippi ought to be ashamed to have Imposed upon the credulity of so good a man as the present Govern or by recommending for appointment and pardon so many negroes, never 'Dermittinz bim to know they were negroes until after they had been ap pointed or pardoned. Such conduct is not treating a confiding executive fairly. Two ministers atPaducah, went out to a ball game Sunday afternoon and proceed to write down the names of the players and all the others present they could Identify. When the game was over, which they remained to see finished by the wsy, the two ministers were gathered In by the crowd, their notes taken away from them and torn np, and the ministers were finally thrown into a ditch; and scratched up a little, though not seriously hurt. Senator Money yielded to the ap peals of Governor Longino to tell what he bad dene since a representative of Mississippi at Washlnton, last Satur day, in a speech at Batesville, and that portion of his remarks were quoted Id the Memphis Morning News. A careful readlnz of it will pegged that Governor Longino la not making any more progress in theae f inquiries than in his attempt to defend bis own sd ministration as Governor. When Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Bryan get through instructing the Democrats of this country jast what they shall do probably there will be a little meet ing of some of the men who were Democratic beacon lights before either Bryan or Cleveland were heard of, get together and talk over the situation as it presents Itself todsy. Into their counsel also they may In vited some young men imbued with the spirit of liberty and the endarance of our American institutions, and talk the matter over from a rational stand point. Cleveland and Bryan are both ezploaded old firecrackers. An, appointee of Governor Lon gino in this county circulated a little dodger on the streets of Okolona Monday in which a lot of old threshe ! over rottou straw of nearly twenty years of 8ge,is reproduced an1 Senator Money assailed peysonal'y as it was for a long time the custom of his enemies to assail him. The circular fell flat because those who have read it recognized it is covered with whisk ers and stale. As Mr. Money hss been twice elected to the United States senate since this same charge was first sprung and circulated from the same source, it is not probable that its distribution now will seriously affect the gentlemen's vote now. Men who will boodle in the hope of securing office will not stoop to do any dishonorable trick to win. The voters may therefore be prepared to expect any sort of sensational lies circulated on the eve of the primary in the hope of turning as many as possible from their fixed purposes. No man ia wise who will permit him self influenced by any story that comes to him of a detrimental char acter to the men he Is supporting, just on the eve of the time be Is to deposit bis ballot, for such are invariably lies manufactured for the purpose and cir culated too late for those attacked to reply. Make up your mind to brand all such last hour sensations as manu factured, and you will not likely make any mistake. Among the gamblers who dominate the Republican machine In the East when a close district Is confronted, re quiring heroio effort, all the boodle necessary is thrown into the fight, and sentiment attempted to be manufac tured by the posting of immense bets. Shades of patriotic Mississippi, whose sons would resent the nse of boodle, read this dispatch from the Commer cial. Appeal of the 17th: "An article in your paper of July 13, signed by "Subscriber." offering to wager $1,000 to $500 that Vardaman is governor of Mississippi, was read here by Judge Critz's friends, and and this town has plenty of Crits mon ey, S to 1, that Vardaman will not be the next governor of Mississippi. If "Subscriber" wants to put up any such money on Vardaman he can get a 1 he wants. It'sCrltztiere. "Rex." Hazleburst, Miss., July 15, 1903. Supreme Court Judge Calboon comes to the defense of Governor Longino for the pardoniug of the negro rap ist of Yazoo City, and can't be broad enough to resist the statement that "it is difficult to believe that any Missis sippian could have resorted to such a charge for political purposes." It is expected that the machinery of the administration will be brought to hear in defense of the Governor's appetite for a seat in the United States senate. It Is a significant co-incident that if, ss Judge Calboon saya, he was pros ecuting attorney and secured the con viction of the negro thirty-five years sgo, and then even was in doubt aa to his guilt, that he should have remain ed silent so long, while the negro waa tolling away his precious (?) life for the state ! How much more mildly we can look upon a hldeons crime when we have a political assistance to render one with whom we run about. Even Judge Calhoon does not deny however, that the negro committed the rap'e, as charged. His statement that the Governor did not know tbe man he was signing a pardon for was a negro nntil after he bad affixed his name is about on a par with the Gov ernor's attempt to explain bis own black record. Tbe combining of the farces of Longino and Critz brings the issues square down toa question of Vardaman and Money and the white man to rule, or Crltz and Longino, and the negro on top instate and nation. Which is the M'.ssissipplan's choice? Some may tell you they are for Vardaman and Longino, but the position is dira metically inconsistent and must have an under current to It. The issues are too closely drawn for any man to mistake them if be is intelligent and not pesessed of two much preju dice. Probably there are a few iso lated cases where men have been appointed to position by Governor Longino and their support demanded by bim, when they really prefer Mr Vardaman to either of the other two candidates running, but the position Is strained and entirely unnatural, and savors much of still a further motive being involved. When such a man comes to you and Implores your vote for Longino for the senate, think over the" proposition for yourself before you consent. Ask yourself If there Isn't a negro la the wood pile. Let It not be forgotten that all this boast of a successful business man In tbe office of Governor, whose i-ash in hand for campaign purposes can be traced directly to the collection of back taxes from the railroads, and to which tbe Longino push are so proud to point with pride, is being paid back to tbe railroads' In advanced freight rates, and these freights are all paid indirectly by every producer and ev ery consumer in tbe state. If you put your bsnd into one of your pants pockets and find that there isn't any mon y there, and you happen to re member that you bave a nickel in an other pocket, take it out from its hid ing place and make tbe vacant pants pocket glad to receive it; but wbn you have done this how much have you gained if you were to strike a tria balance ? It flgnrea out something like Judge Calboon's "defense" of Lon gino's pardoning of tbe negro rapist at Yazoo City, who had been sent op by Judge Calhoon thirty-five years ago, and whom the Governor didn't know was a negro until after he had signed tbe pardon. In one of Governor Longlno's speeches last week, while trying to explain his admlnisration.and especial ly that part of it connected with his pardoning of negro culprits, tbe Gov I ernor read to bis , audionce a part of a sentence contained in these columns ard assumed to construe the sentence to insinuate that be had negro blood in his veins. Whatever may bave been the Governor's feelings in tbe matter, whatever he may have hoped to gain by such a construction,! t is cer tain that there was no such reflection made, and the attempt to create the impression of such an attack upon bim, ia more silly than beneficial to tbe Governor. It ia bad enough to rest under the humiliation that the man who occupies the highest office in tbe state and aspires to be promot ed to a federal place, sbonld think it justifiable, in order to gain his aspira tion, to co-operate with a mia-carriage President of the United States In the attempt to foster .egro social and political equality in this state, with dreaming that such an atttro pt was prompted from kninship feeling. He bad better cnt that part of his expla nations out. Tbe nation has been startled from day to day by the boasting announce ments from Kansas, that its banks are bubbling over with money. And no one ia envious of the good people; of of the sunflower state for its prospe roos condition; on the other hand all rejoice with bim. But the Topeka State Journal, a great paper thai 'is always looking around and always seeing something, has discovered that while the reports of the state bank commissioner show that there ia $90,000,000 in tbe banks the tax as sessors have only reported the paul try sum of $3,233,741. This is indeed quite a discripancy, and Illustrates a system of tax dodging which exists in probably every state in the Union. That tbe system should be remedied, no one will question, and yet it is not remedied. Those who have are striv ing to keep, while those who have not, or bnt little, must bear the burden of taxation. It is the little fellow with a small patch of gronnd from which be straggles to raise enough to eat, who must pay tbe toll, whl'e the man with bis millions in tbe bank, is nevef the millionaire when the assessor oomes around. Kansas is really do excep tion to tbia bad rule or custom. There can be no complaint lodged against any man who is in favor of returning the negroes of Mississippi to politics and later to the social cir cles with whites in the state, voting for men who stand for such an ad vane rnent, but when the issue is drawn as it is in Mississippi this year, and there an opportunity to vote on which' ever side one chooses there ia occa sion for making a mistake. Tbe pre tense is of course that there is no uch issue Involved, but any man who can see an men in iroat or ma nose can't help seeing it plainly and dls tlnctly, and it is up to him, not to the fellew who la so anxlons for his vote. There is one way in which no man can make the mistake of a step toward social equality and negro dom ination, and that is to vote for Varda man for Governor and for Money for tbe United Slates senate. Senator Money's speech on the Indlanolapost office negress, delivered in the senate before congress adjourned, set that gentleman in an unquestioned attitude before tbe people. Governor Longino challenges his position taken la that speech and Judge Critz challenges the position, identical with it, taken by Major Vardaman, and there you are. You can bave it black or white You walk Into tbe booth, mark your own ballot and deposit it and get ex actly what you want. Never vote for what you don't want and then curse for years afterward because yon get what you don't want This election business will soon be over now. and then everybody can turn their attention to doing some thing for the general advancement of tbe immediate community in which they reside. The South is determined to. advance raddlv durinc the next few years, and your own communis is the one vou should worn for most ardently. Honor and Manhood Must Win. As the time approaches for the pri mary election which shall decide the rise or fall, at least in self-respect, of the state of Mississippi, the more ap parent becomes the contention that rice, treason and selfish desires are leaving nothing undone to hold sway and to gain more prestage in tbe state. It is a well defined fact that the man crazy wijh office itch, who is willing to spend bis last dollar in the hope cf at taining a nomination for a position, the legi imate perquisites of which con Id not return to him one-fourth of the amount he invests to secure the place, is also so crazy for the place that he would pool his fortune with the defiled in power If suc h a pooling promises bim success. It is also known that when a c rrnpt gang once gts lino possession oi a state's affairs, it will grab alfo at every stiaw which promises assistance. There is uo longer any disguising the fact that the crowd at Jackson known as the Longino gang, now in the saddle and in possession of a mighty machine in the personnel of appointees of the Governor in almost every county, have made terms with tbe supporters of Judge Critz, who is crazy to be Gov ernor, and that every effort will be brought to bear to solidity their forces and win the coming primary. It is not strange that the manses of the people in the state, those whose on ly desire ia to have a clean, economical and safe administration, are opposed to tbe Longino cliqne, which has been a disgrace to the state and a burlesque on the honest administration of the pub lic business. , It is no less strange that all lovers of onr institutions, our state nd our country, who would hold sao red the ballot and frewn upon every at tempt to defile its integrity by the lav ish nse of boodle on the part of men seeking public office, should resent tbe candidancy of Judge Critz. The people of the state, thongb on er tbe most contemptible ban of de ceptive pressure, through the hired at titude of the metropolitan prrss from neigboring states, are not entirely blind to the condition confronting them. In its modest way, the local papers of the state, which have declined the seduc tive offer of money, are doing heroic work to connteract the onslaught of this great outside pressure, and in most Instances will be successful. Bat la counties where the local papers have been bought np and where there comes to their assistance the scattering dalles in the towns, t is certainly an uphill fight for the loyal supporters of the anti-ring, anti-boodle candinates. Of course in every country there is also a struggle between local candidates for promotion, and in some instances, even good men, who have a close con test of their own, are prompted to keep quiet lest they invoke the displeasure of the machine. This condition is truly deplorable one, yet it is believed that tbe masses are sufficiently informed and strong enough in their desire to see the state cleaned up once more, to rise above all local influences, all local in difference and vote for a return of the state from the grasp of the speculating politicians to the hands of the peo ple. The issue is a very plain one and easi ly understood, when looked squarely In the face. It is merely a question of white or black, and cannot be misunderstood. Brought down to a closest analysis tbe issue has been drawn squarely by the present administration and its sup porters, thns: Longino is sustaining President Roosevelt in bis determina tion to force the negro for equal rights. Judge Critz joins hands with Governor Longino on this position and the com bination is complete. James K. Varda man stands decisively against the posi tion of the President, and Senator Money is standing on tbe same plat form with Mr. Vardaman. In ebter words, it is the state administration, with all its machinery in favor of the Governor for the United States senate and for Critz for his successor as Gov ernor, and a continnation of the pres-1 ent rnle of the Jackson gang, against Money and Vardaman. Would you . have the issue drawn differently! There are a few deluded in the belief that probably Mr. Noel may run ahead of Critz, despite all his liberal nse of money. But this is cer tainly a delusion. Every vote ptdled for Noel is a half vote for Critz and Longino, nothing less, nothing more. Mr. Noel, though a clean, gentleman and a nice man, has never been seri ously considered as a possibility. Nor is he. It is Vardaman and tbe prom ise of a clean administration or Critz and the dirty Jackson gang. In this connection it is as lo-rical to suggeht that if Critz Is willing to ac cept Longlno's assistance, he will be as willing to do his bidding and that cf his creator's minions. It .has been truthfullv said that a man who will buy a vote will sell his own. The com bination shows both parties to the com pact willing to be equal to any emer gency. Hence the question Is : Do the people desire a continuation of the present state administration, with simply change in the name of the Governor, or do they desire to open business in their new Capitol without carrying to it any of the soiled wearing apparel Jim Damps asserted, "Too mock meat la summer caases too mock heat. What shall wi eat all summer long That, without meat, ahall keep as atrong, And la the best of snmmer trim ? Why, 'Force, of course," laughed " Snnny Jim." Tks Emu3j the strength of neat without the heat Elu4a Chops avnd Steavka. force la a regular breakfast food la (my family to the exclusion of steaks or chops, the old standard. A. t aiSQia. -13 which has brought dishonor and shame upon the state during the past year? The second part of the same question is: Do the people desire to retire a gentleman as their representative in the highest legislative body in the na tion, and put in his place an lgnarant, negro loving, half-breed Republican appologlst lor tbe accidental Roose velt? The third part ot the same question may be : Do tbe people want to return to the highest possible expression of the true, honest, broard minded Missis sippian, and honor such in afflcial position, or do they prefer to nccspt the commercialism in politics, intro duced in the nation by Mark Hinna, and imported into this section by the Roosevelt satelites of the Longino a ad Critz patern. Even if are we willing to join in the trend of the Wasington push to socialize and politicalize the negro, and add to this commercial politics, we would still have the discriminating difference of a natural desire to sea our state in the hands of men of brains and states men like bearing, and not boodlers aud appologists. When you go to the primary on the 6th, of August, remember the honor and integrity of your state is as much in your hands as any other individual, great or small. Cast your ballot as a conscientious and true Southerner. Vote for what you wait. If it it. black supremacy, yon bave a right to vote it. Mr. Voter, it is your case to deter mine. You are tbe judge and th jury. MICHT BETTER ICNORED IT. The picturesque, if not able Governor of Mississippi seems also to have lost his head, or rather what little balance he may have been able to boast as its con- tents. In his desperation when confronted last week by the publication 6f his negros record, black enoagh sure, when bunched together, in this paper, the Governor occupied a large portion of tbe time he stood before an audience at Meridian, on Monday night of last week, vainly trying to explain the frightful data stark g him in tbe face. The most unfortunate thing for the Governor is the fact that he made tbe record himself, net us. We simply acted as a compiler of facts, and they were such facts as looked pretty dark and shady for a man seeking the suf frage of the intelligent white people of Mississippi, as a candidate for the United States senate. The Governor announced when he first became a candidate for the senate, with all thex prestige of the machinery of the state in his hands, that it was not so mnch bis desire to go to tbe senate as to be afforded the opportuni ty of going before the'people to defend his administration since Governor. In this connection, we might suggest that the article of which he complained in his speech waa not compiled so much In the view of defeating the gentlemen in his aspirations for the senate, as to afford him the opportunity for which he seemed to be "pining, of defending his adminfstration during his occupan cy of the Executive Mansion at Jack son, the last four years. This raper is not interested in the personnel of any state or national posi tion to be filled this fall. It is simply desirons of being accomodating to the Governor because he has been so anx ious to defend his administration. We supposed he was in earnest, and take it still that he was, yet the declaration that he would make the race for the senate in order to have the oppoitunity mt riafpndinff his administration sag gested on the face of it that the admin - istralion referred to was in sad need of a dtfeese. ' . Bat, to use a vulvar phrase, proba bly not just the thing in this campaign. It looks very much as thonghthe Govern or had ."bitten off more than be enn chaw." In ether words, if the pub lished extracts from his defense before fa to-Sarrt Cert! the Meridian audience, and we see he has been making about the same "de fense" more properly explaination, bt-fore other audiences, are doing the Governor justice, hn is making a sorry out of it In other words when a man is forced, by bis own record to explain Instead of defend his administration, it does not put a very favorable light on his case. It ia possible his negro record as published, which naturally must be compiled at a slight disadvantage, by reason of the reoorda being practically in the Governor's hands, that some minor irregularity in statement might appear. But this all seems to have been neatly remedied by the Governor's practical admission of all tbe sail eut facts in the premises. He did not deny a single statement made, bnt sim ply tried to explain why he had bnilt np such a record. The people of Mississippi are not asking for the whys and wherefores: they sre satisfied when they , know the fact that the record was made. Of course the Governor is enjoying nnliinit'.d spaoe in the Memphis, New Orleans and Birmingham dallies hired to snpporthim, and in thd Meridian Press and Jackson papers, to explain his rec ord no matter how bad be made it. Yet none of these great papers, now preying npon the credulity of the peo ple of Mississippi, have apace for the reproduction of tbe record as compiled, for the information of their Mississippi readers. We feel more and more justified in reiterating the prediction that all the money the Governor, with his Wash ingioa side partners and other place hunters here in our own state, can spend in this campaign will avail him nothing, at least not in the line of ad vancing him to tbe senate. He may be able to give publicity to his defense of his anminiatration, and this defense may be scattered by - his subsidized metropolitan press, bnt unfortunately it is sometimes one of the worst advan tages a man can enjoy to have too much help in revealing his owj acts. Th record stands unchallenged that Governor Longino is being assisted by the Repuolican pnsa for the senate, the last thing in the world and true Mississlppian con id covert, and it also reveals the fact that in return for this Washingfon assistance, the Governor has insulted every resident of bis state in his lien defense of th President's attempts to force upon this btate, the negro in an official role. Snch a posi tion needs not be explained as the stepping stone for a tight for social eqnality, for the disturbing of all the settled relations of the white people aud their black charges tb.rongb.out South. As suggested. ,we did not make this record. 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