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Tfte Hopta.f a Hlghr Clvlltsttloa
ICuDtinued from prnte one.l
high places as well a in low,
had just held bis haod to high
heaven and registered an nnre
served oath to his Creator that, as
the Chief Executive of the Great
State of Mississippi, he wonld
uphold its laws aud defcud
its Constitution and its people.
He has Just knelt and kissed that
Great Book, within the lid f
which is written the ba-is of all
laws, all good, all discipline, and
he is sincere in his promise. He
is speaking now to the multitude
assembled, delivering his inang
ural address, and how they cheer
him. They know that with him
as Governor of Misnigyippi, there
will be no more scandals" traceable
to the Executive Mansion. They
know that when the departments
in and about the beautiful new
Capitol building are dusted out at
the close of his administration,
there will be found no evidences
of double dealing, no signs of cul-
miny, no skeletons of scandals
with numerous coats of whitewash
upon them. Aye, they know
more than this: they realize that
Mississippi, the central and rich,
proud state of the South, is itself
once mon. The people are again
to the fore. On any occasion, when
the state is face to face with the
sisterhood of the nation, and its
Governor is standing np to tepre
sent it, no blush of shame will
mantle a single M'ssissippian's
brow. The true type of the typi
cal Gentleman of the Southland is
standing forth again in bis right
ful place, the souls of the heroes,
the statesmen, the patriots of all
the days of the past,wbo lived and
enjoyed the love of the grandest
people on the face of the earth,
are once more shinning officially
throughout the length and breadth
of our own Mississippi.
The charge has been frequently
made that this paper ia its advo
cacy of the re-election of Senator
Money to the United States senate
was not representing the senti
ment of the people in the city 01
Okolona and in Ohickasaw county.
From the best information at our
command, we .believe this charge
is unfounded, as many of the best
posted men in the county concede
the county to the distinguished
senator in the August primary by
one of the lrgeBt majorities ever
given to any man. Just after the
listribntion of a venimous circular
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in tne streets iionuy 01 iui
(A tong'by the people.)
What lit that rumbling sound we bear ?
Vardaman ! O I Vardaman !
, To one who knows. It doth appear.
That ere these summer days are done, '
A mighty victory will be won,
Mlsslnslppl calk her Rifted son,
Vardaman t Oh ! Vardaman !
Lo, for thine arm Is young and strong !
Vardaman !
Thou slngest anew but magic song !
Vardaman !
There's none that can stand agalnit thee
long, and all they say to db thee wrong,
Tends but to help thy cause along t
Vardaman! '
From pulpit, bar, from field and store.
We hear them calling evermore,
Vardaman I O I Vardaman !
They want a man that they can trust
One that is fair, and square, and Just.
The man that will do the right tnlng is,
Vardaman ! Jim Vardaman !
Jackson, Miss., July 11, 1903.
So long as the men chosen to the
1 high position ef judge in the courts
of the country have among them
men who feel impelled co tear them
selves away from their duties and
get into the slush of political mire,
: that long it must be admitted that
the courts of the the land are not
above public criticism. One judge
over in the delta, who was appoint
I orf tn bin nroapnr. nnairinn hv Cinv.
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ernor Lon&rino. has oracticallv laid
i f aside all his pub'ic duties for the
I lime ueing anu is giving nis enure
I time in an effort to assist in the
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I election of the Governor to the
senate. Probably the Governor
has demanded this t acrlfice of the
public business in his personal in
tereet. It is a well known fact
that the Governor has never allow
ed public duty to etand in his way
( when personal interests interfered
:ure in !
i knows
elng a
jnsti in
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on ' the
of the
ngth by
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There never waa a more truthful
declaration thin that we eh all have
in a nation oi A.ngio eaxon or
', of mulatoes. Every step toward
j the latter should be resisted by
1 determined effort. The man who
; Is trying to push the negro to the
ironc ia sensing ior a muiato re
public. He who wonld leave him in
his place in standing for an Anglo
f t Saxon republic. With which side
are you standing in Mississippi
tuis I3I1I ion can't mate any
mistake in the representatives of
' either side to the issne. Stand
Irmly for the right.
Mississippians are determined to
odeem their state this year from
he foul hands of political manipul
ators and half breed Bepublicans.
week, an effort was made by a rep
resentative of this papar to secure
the expressions of the business
uit-n on the question, with a view
of forming an ide of abont bow
this city stand. Of course the
few who can be seen in an hour
may not'represent the per centage
of the entire city, but they can at
least be said to give some idea of
how the contesting candidates for
the senate stand. We give below
as nearly as possible the verbatim
answers given by those interviewed:
Mavor W. A. Bodenhamer: "I
am with yon for Senator Money."
George W. Cole, merchant and
president of the Merchants and
Farmers Bank: "I am for Money,
because I think be is the best man,
and I certainly hope be will be
elected, for he can be of ser
vice to the state at Washington
now when we need such Bevices
E. S. Elliott jr., merchant
"Money is the man. He is the
best qualified and will be a credit
to the state." In the same store
Oscar Denton said be was for
Money, as did also Porter Davis.
A. C. Cox, merchant: "I am
not particularly interested, but I
am for Money."
V. Turner, undertaker: "I am
for Money of course. He is the
best man all right and will be
E. L. May field, bookkeeper
"I'm for Money, because he is
credit to our state and a brilliant
representative of the South."
Walter Smith, hardware: "For
Money all the time. He is
statesman. He Is the best and
brainiest man before the people
"They can't beatbim."
A. Crighton, cotton yard: "I'm
for Senator Money for re-election
I think it will pay to keep him in
the senate a while longer."
R. W. Chandler, president Com
press company, and furniture deal
er : "I am for Money, because
think he is the best man of the two
asking for the place."
Will Brazil, manager livery
stable : "I shall vote for Senator
Meney. I would vote for almost
anybody to beat Longino on gener
al principles."
D. W. Shell, assistant cashier
Okolona Banking Company : ' "
don't have much time to study
politics, but I shall vote for Sena
tor Money. He's good enough for
Z. W. Harper, Commission mer
chant : "I don't know how the
election will go, but I shall vote
for Senator Money."
J. E. Eden, stockman and
county election commissioner
"Of course I am ior Money,
regard Governor Longino one
the most corrupt high public offi
cials the Democrats of the state
have ever elected to the office he
E. J. Ezell, president of Okolo
no Banking Company: "Money is
the man and he will be elected,
am for him."
F. M. Elliott: "I am for Sena
tor Money."
C. M. Savage, Merchant and
Farmers Bank: "I think I sha!
vote for Longino, but Money wi!
be elected. It will be Money an
Ward Dawson,' grocer: "I'm for
Senator Money because I thin
he's the best man."
J.' is. Dulaney, merchant: "
am for Senator Money first last
and all the time. I don't ques
tion but that Governor Longino
was tangled deeper in the state
treasury scandal than it is gener
ally known."
W. II. Pearson, merchant:
Money is the best man, and I
alwavs vote for the best man if I
can find out which one is the best.
hey can't beat Money with such
a man as Longino."
P. G Gragnon, cotton buyer:
i'T lir! thlntr T wnnld vntf IrtrTiOn-
A u m m. v w-w - w -
gino, but nave changed my mina
and can't go it. Money is the
C. R. King, merchan t "I'll
vote for H. D. Money if I ' live to
get to the polls. I'd never want
any of tuv people to see me again,
f I'd vote for that d- d Dago.
Money is a gentleman and a typi
cal Mississippian."
W. P. Conner, merchant : "Oh,
'ro for Senator Money. Like all
prominet men, they tell a good
many lies about him, but I have
never questioned his loyalty to
Mississippi, and shall support
Boonevill. hat developed a peculiar
sensation, one which gives the people
there ample ground (or speculation
and some good chin music. A young
maa" named Willie Ray, who bad
been working in the neighborhood for
years, making crops and finally for
himself, was accused by a neighbor
named James Oatlin of intimacy with
the latter's wife. Finally Gatlin left
his wife, ynd the first time he met
Ray gave him a most elegant whip
ping, blacking his eyes and pounding
him op considerably. Willie swore
one a warrant for Gatlin, who was
arrested and arraigned in court. Dnr
log the progress of the trial, It waa
disclosed In the evidence that Willie
wm a-girl ia mala attire, and that
there could be no foundation for Qat
lin' jealousy. Bnt the end is not yet.
GatHn's wife will not return to him,
and he has been put in jail in default
of 9250 ball, for assault, to await the
action of the grand Jury, and Willie
must don a dress and hire some one
in future to do her work in the field.
The young lady has lived in the com
mutiny for several years as a male
and bears the reputation of being an
Industrious, capable, Intelligent and
peaceful citizen.
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The political juggler is not doing
much business In Chickasaw county.
The people do a good deal of thinking
for themselves, in their own quiet
way decide what they want politically
and all the attempts to change them
in their course on tends to solidify
them in their purppse. The fact is
that our people know something of
the wily ways of the political trickster
and they are not taking any tobogan
slides on ficticious plans laid for them
on the eve of n election or primary.
It is one thing to promise a county to
some one, and quite another to deliver
the goods, unickaaaw county is not
being delivered this fall, not on your
life. The old deals has been worked
too often.
Greenwood, Miss., July 19th.
Major J. K. vardaman returned
borne this morning from a speak
ing tonr, embracing the Counties
of Locke, Monroe Lauderdale,
Choctaw, Jasper, Calhoun, Chick
asaw, Noxubee, Winston, Keeho
ta, Kemper and Madison, and
whin Been by your correspondent
was asked to give bis opinion o:
the political situation as it affect
ed him. He said: "I have ad
dressed 25,000 people in the last
two weeks. With the exception
of the appointment at Kashular
ville the crowds were large and
enthusiastic and treated me very
kindly indeed. I have covered a
lot of territory in the last two
weeks that I bad not spoken in
before, and am more confident
than ever that I shall win in the
first primary by the largest major
ity any man ever received V:t
State onice, woo bad active oppo
sition. A few politicians around
in the towns, who always work for
stipulated wages, or part of the
'crap,' are very active against me,
but I find the country people, the
wealth producers ef the land, are
practically solid for me." Major
Vardaman complained that all
sorts of false reports were being
circulated throughout the State
concerning him, about first one
thing and then another: that it
didn't Beem to make very much
difference to the people interested
in those misrepresentations what
subject they selected to falsi
fy upon. He said, "The people
understand this, however, and
they understand that it is all done
for campaign purpose, and that if
I were not a candidate these re
ports would not be so diligently
whispered." He said that all
that he bad to fear now was the
over confidence of his friends;
that the victory was won, if his
friends would sleep on their guns
and keep a sharp watch on the
enemy. Major Vardaman left
this afternoon for another cam
paign tour. He will speak at
Corinth on Monday. He looked
well and was in fine spirits, and
seemed to be standing the labor
of the campaign all right.
lability Tell
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11 has nlwaya been a fixed policy in our store
to do exactly what we promise, and to be
entirely confidential with all our patrons.
In other words we never misrepresent the
Quality or Value of a piece of goods influ
ence its sale, and when we offer special prices it
is not a fakebut a genuine offer, and those who
have traded with us will testify that, quality
of goods considered, our prices are always low
er than are those of any of our competitors.
r tea
Be E(os
Gave ample verification of thw claim, and now we
are going to add that we shall be ready to duplicate
any prices offered you, no matter under what pre
tense, and give our guarantee that our goods, in
quality, are as high grade as any offered you.
Wash M and Mm
Practically at Your Own Prices.
Ik hi
rely upon the Laces,
as being THIS YEA
factories, not old jun
Are especially reminded that they can always
rely upon the moat genteel and respectable
treatment in OUR STORE. They can also
Embroideries and other delicate goods offered them
I'S bright new, serviceable makes, direct from the
k lots, shelf worn, rotten and ready to fall to pieces.
ee Our Shoes !
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. The rapid growth in our business this year has been so marked and solid, v7
that all questions as to our store being in the lead are set at rest. Oar plan 5
has from the start been to carry at all times everything the people want, to J.
buy in large quantities and be able to sell cheaper than any competitor. 1 3r
is a strict adherence to this policy that gives us our big trade,
The Best Flour on the Market.
Remember that any one who is dissatisfied with a birrel of our best patent flour, can isrnan it and
get their money.
1 C. Ro KINO, a
North side Main St. : : Okolona, Miss. 2$
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W. X. MOOfiEV. AJt.. -Principal. Ifl'Z.r'TlEISSO'Z.O.
For the fast two years Mooney boys hsve won the Entrance Prize of $50 for the best examination in Latin
and Greek at Vanderbilt UniTersity.
1. Xo saloons In Murfreesboro or In the county.
2. Magnificent new Donuitorj. Pupils board with
8. Only two hoys la a room.
4. Fnrnaoe, electric lights, hot and cold bath.
Well-furnished rooms.
5. Careful OYersight, thoroush instruction, low
6. Safety for your boy.
The "Good Old Summer Time" yoa
have been eingh.g about has arrived.
A blockhead Is a man who is unable
to fit bis opinions to yonr channel.
An ugly woman is never quite bo
urgly as when the is in bed.
CIesta hst you cat.
When a woman goes to bouseclean
iegthe wise husband goes traveling.
T1.3 famous i-tUa

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