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THE OKOLONA MESSENGER.
OKOLONA MFSSfNGER ESTABLISHED 1873. w i. vjuilNiN, Editor and rublisher. Telephones: Residence, Ind 126: Office: Independent 22; Cumberland 63 Entered at the Post Office in Otcolona, Miss., as Second Class Mail Matter. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE One Year ..... Six Months Three Months Single Copy $1.50 .75' .05 ADVERTISING RATES Display advertis'ng, 10 cents per single column for space, wi'h a charfle of 5 cents per inch for all composition. This rale means without position. Readers, 5 cents- per line. Politi cal advertising and oiher long readers are charged at display rate. fin. nri" In nil nliltp. .mnlnv no BfiniS: we nav no 1 No advertisement taken for less than 25 cents. All notices will be charged for where an admission fee is charged or money collected for any purpose. Obituaries, Tributes of Respect, etc., (except from regularly organized bodies, signed by officers or commit ee) will be charged for at one cent a word for all over 100 words, cash to accompany copy. Announcement Fees: For District Offices $15.00 For County Offices ".T. 10-00 For Beat Offices 5.00 Other political advertising will be charged at the regular display rate. Cash must accompany copy to in sure insertion. ANNOUNCEMENTS We are authorized to announce the following candidates for the offices named, subject to the ' action of the Democratic party n the primary elections in 1919, and pursuant to the statutes made and provided in such cases. For State Revenue Agent STOKES V. ROBERTSON For Penitentiary Trustee. 3rd Dit J. E. TATE . . For Railroad Commissioner W. B. WILSON For Representative J. A. LEWiS E. M. VERELL For Sheriff W. A. DENDY JOHN R. PORTEK B. M. SMITH ,W. P. KNOX D. I. NEAL J. C. BEASLEY HENRY L. HARRINGTON For Chancery Clerk J W. A. WILKINSON R. C. KIR BY JCHN CLIFTON WILLIAMS For Circuit Clerk JOEZC. DAVIS D. S. BISHOP JOHN E. DAVIS For Tax Assessor J. B. HASTINGS ELBERT W. NANCE .'; I. KIMBROUGH G. L. WOOLR1DGE For Superintendent of Education GEO. D. RILEY H. F. SANDERSON For County Prosecuting Attorney J. E. HARRINGTON N. W. BRADFORD For Supervisor 3rd District P.E. HADLEY Just Arrived - Big car Ameri can Garden and. Field Fence. Okolona Hardware Co. Collins-Johnston Speaking Both Lieut. Johnston and Atty. Gen. Collins, candidates for governor, were billed to speak here Friday Johnston at 11 in the forenoon and Collins at 8:30 in the evening. Mr. Johnston failed to make connection at Meridian and did not reach here until 1 o'clock in the afternoon and did not stop but went on to an appointment in Lee county. Rut arrnairements were made i to divide time with his opponent whom he says he considers out of the running. This being Gen. Collins' ap pointment, he spoke first, and was some forty minutes late be cause of trouble with his car. A fairly good sized crowd had assembled, and most of those present stayed throngh the whole affair, notwithstanding it was near midnight when the last word was said This was Gen. Collins' first appearance here since the cam- J paign opened, and many of our citizens were anxious to hear him in his sarcastic way go after his opponents, which he proceeded to do in good style, as well as give an account of his own doings since he has been in office. Of course he recommend ed himself rather highly as a trust buster and told his hearers of the vast sums he had turned into the state treasury. It was easy to see that he either thought that Mr. Russell is the man he has to beat in the end or else that he had to get by him in order to be in the home stretch. His speech was well received and liberally applauded. This was. Lieut. Johnston's second appearance here and that, too, in joint debate. He seemed to realize that his following here was not nearly as '-nrge as he w. uid like for H to be and hat another had captured many votes he had hoped to gain, for he seemed to have lost that con fident air that characterized him on his first appearance. Then, too, the mere fact that he paid the town a return visit i3 evi dence that he .thought he had left something unsaid when first here that might make him votes. That something was con cerning Mr. Longino. In the debate with Mr. Russell, he peemed scarcely to know that Mr. Longino was a candidate. This time he had seen a light and went after Longino in good style, going so far as to say that if the people wanted four more years of republican rule under Edgar S. Wilson that they should vote for Longino. His thrusts seemed to please his supporters present immensely, but we very seriously doubt if he gathered any strength here, and we are certain that his speech lost him votes should it so happen that the old line-up candidates are successful in getting into the second primary. I The Voter and His Vote. Next Tuesday the voters will go to the polls and cast their ballots for their several choices for the different offices from baliff to governor. How wisely they vote will be reflected in the management of affairs for the next four years. The right to vote is not inher ent in the man who cast the bal bt, it is a sacred trust reposed ia him which he is in duty bsund to use for the good of or ganized society. And whenever a man use3 his vote for his own S3lfish ends, or to reward a per sonal friend without due consid eration of the interests of the whole people, that minute he be trays a trust and marks himself as a person unfit to even handle a ballot. , The ballot was placed jn your hands because of your supposed intelligence and honesty of pur posebecause it was thought that you, and such as you, ballot, manage the affairs of this country for the gocd of the whole people, and that you would do this. That the ballot was not given to you ras your proprrty is evidenced by the fact that you are not allowed to sell your vote under heavy penalty. And it j follows that any trading of votes or the forming of political combinations are also to be con demned as nothing short of a neat sale. For the same reason that you were given the ballot it was denied to others. The criminal is not allowed a vote because he has not the honor to use it for the right purposes; the trancient is denyed the ballot because he has no interest in the community where he would cast a vote; the very ignorant i3 not entrusted with the ballot be cause he would not know how to use it for the good of the coun try. It follows, then, that when ever a man ca;ts a vote he is dol ing so as a trustee for the whole people, and any deviation from the minutest principle of right, any paying of political or person al debts with a vote, any use of it to secure power or profit, makes a man guilty an embez zlement of that which is of greater value to organized socie ty than is stocks or bonds, mer chandise or real estate the lib erty of the people and the well being of the state. "Mr. Vardaman stated that he had abiolutely no apology to make for any measure that he upheld or opposed during his term in the United Siates Sen ate. He stated that he . had no confidence whatever in the President of the United States; that President Wilson was much more interested in the capitalists of the North than in the co'tin grower of the South." ' Thj above U taken from the Commercial Appeal of Sunday, and is contained in a veport of a speech delivered at Eupora by by Mr. Vardaman last Friday, when he and Lee Russell spoke there. We give it as our opinion that Mr. Vardaman has fully as much confidence in the President as the people should have in the ex-Senator, since the President ha3 never filed an injunction against anybody who wishes to learn how public moneys was handled. And the voters of Mississippi remember full well that to this day there stands against every man who attempts to see how certain funds were handled by Mr. Vardaman while governor of the state, an injunc tion which forbids a review of the entries. Until that stain is raised from the record, Mr. Vardaman has no right to be running around over the state talking about confidence. Relative to his, record in the Senate,, the voters have already said what they think of it He may not regret the stand he has taken in Congress, but we pre dict that it will be a mighty long time before he gets the voters to the point where they will not regret allowing him to make such a record. And further, we would advise the Hon. Lee Russell that it is bad politics to be running around with Jas. K. as long as that gentleman persists in casting stones at the national adminis; tration. Better quit it, Lee. Some of the so-called wise ones seem to be at a loss to know why Longino is specially strong with the union labor voters of the state, since he has never made any effort to secure votes from this quarter other than his appeal to the whole people. The answer is dead easy when you call back to the Longino administration and remember the fairness with which he ad ministered v to all people alike The union men remember that it was one of their number who was ruthlessly slain by a rich, in fluential citizen of the state, doubtless under the impression that he could kill a sick conduc tor and get by yith it by paying out a little money. But not so. He learned the lesson: "YourV money will avail you nothing," without the passport of right, you cannot go free; and it so happened that there was a legal hanging with a rich, influential man as the leading- character in the play. All union labor asks is a square deal; and many of them believe that Longino stands for equal and exact justice to all men alike, and for that reason will cast their votes for him next Tuesday. We heard Tuesday that Longi no was opposed to issuing bonds for good roads. We did not be lieve the report when we heard it and so stated at the time. However, to be sure that we were correct, we called up his headquarters in Jackson and we are now authorized to state positively that there is no truth in the story. Longino is a pro gressive and will make the state a business governor that will help advance her interests along all progressive lines, and that without graft, and with no thought of self on the morrow. Will Hight, editor of the Winston Journal, sounds the warning to the anti-Russell forces that the way to elect the the Hon. Lee M. is to put John ston into the second. We are of the opinion that friend Will is right. SAVED BY A . FAITHFUL VIFE 8ufferd Thtrty Year With Stom j ", ch Troubl. and Hemorrhages j . of the Bowels. mmmmmmm Tti9 Story of Wonderful Recovery ; There is . hardly ny one who does not experience some trouble with the stomach. It Is so common that we frequently pay lit tle or no attention to It. Yet, the stomach la very easily upset, and catarrhal inflam mation of the mu cous lining devel ops, grows worse the pain and dis tress is Incessant and the truth dawns that we have chronic stom ach trouble. The case of Mr. Louis Young, 205 Merrimac St., Rochester, N. Y., is typical. He writes: "I suffered for thirty years with chronic bowel trouble, stomach trouble and hem-, orrhages of the bowel3. We bought a bottle of Peruna and I took it faithfully. I began to feel better. My wife persuaded me to continue and I did for some time as directed. Now I am a well man." llr. Young's experience i.i not unusual. If you suffer from catarrh In any form, whether of the head, stomach, bowels or any other part of the body, try Peruna. It may be just what you need. Peruna comes in either liquid or tablet form and is sold everywhere. Your dealer has it or will get it for you. Ask. for Dr. Hartman's World-Famous Pe-j runa Tonic and Insist upon having it. If you want your health accept' nothing else. 4 I All the sick and suffering are In vited to write The Peruna Company,' Bept. 78, Columbus, Ohio, for Dr.1 Hartman's Health Book. The book' is free and" may help you. Ask you dealer for a Peruna Almanac ' You' Do More Work, You are more ambitious and you get more enjoyment out of everything when your blood is in good condition. Impurities in the blood have a very depressing effect on the system, causing "weakness, laziness, nervousness and sickness. GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TONIC restores Energy and Vitality by Purifying and Enriching the Wood, when you feel its strengthening, invigorating effect, see how it brings color to the cheeks and how it improves the appetite, you will then appreciate its true tonic value. GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TONIC is not a patent medicine, it Is simply 1KUN and OUUNINE suspended in syrup, So pleasant even children like it The blood needs Quinine to Punfylt and IKUN to Enrich it These reliable tonic prop erties never fail to drive out impurities in the blood. . The Strength-Creating Power of GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TU1N1U has maae it the favorite tonic in thousands of homes. More than thirty-five years ago, folks would ride a long distance to get GROVE'S TASTELESS Chill TONIC when a member of their family had Malaria or needed a body-building, strength-giving tonic. The formula is just the same to day, and you can get it from any drug store. 60c per bottle. VOTE FOR BILLIE ( W. J.) BUCK t FOR f CLERK OV TIIK SUPREME COURT A record of faithful, honest and efficient service as secretary to four governors and years of experience in court work S3?. 332 Cleaning, Pressing and Altering Everybody knows that my cleaning and pressing method is the best and I don't charge any more than any other first class cleaning and pressing shop in the state. Besides, then my tailor work, altering and repairing is famous. HODECK, The Tailor, Both Phones Okolona. Miss. Where the Gulf Breezes Blow Mississippi Gulf Coast When the real hot days come think of the cooling breez es that blow on the Mississippi Coast. Makes little differ ence if they do tousel up your hair and create an appetite that is hard to satisfy, they are cool. Pack the old trunk with a few clothes and come along. Ladies bring your hair nets, tennis shoes and bathing suits. Gentlemen bring your golf clubs, fishing tackle, etc. Or, these can'be bought or rented here if preferred. Forget business and home cares for a few days, enjoy a real vacation amid ideal surroundings for a few days and go back feeling like new and fit for work again. While on 1he Coast stop at a hotel that places the com fort of the guests nhead of everything else. Right in the" heart of everything. Send for rates and information. GREAT SOUTHERN HOTEL CULFPORT SUM i ER 1CI RUT Y ates G. & S. The Model, from (32.50 to. (213. Easy Terms. Get your 'Path now, and play white you pay. Droke Jewelry Co., Okolona, Misissippi MISSISSIPPI ac km n 10 gllffort on I. R. R. Famous Sapphire Ball ha9 made the old-fashioned talking machines, played with a needle, as out of date as the automobile' has made the horse and buggy. ithe Pathe jewel, round and highly polished, fits exactly into every groove of the record, and accurately "eproduces every shading of the selection. Always ready to play. No needles to change; no needles to buy. Records guaranteed to play 1000 times, because the music flows out, isn't scratched off. Yet tfte Pathe costs no more than ordinary phonographs. Come in; let us play a jeweled Pathe for you. Hear the latest Broadway hits first and best on Pathe. - Your ear .will prove the Pathe superiority. fit Moduli Amne0m Wmtumt, wkh mtt