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—PUBLISHED BY— THE NEWS PRINTING CO. THOS. J. WOOD - - - Editor Entered the Post Office at Starkville, Mississippi, as second class mail witter. Published every Friday. SuVucrip tlou price SI.OO per year. For Governor. Maj. Jas. K. Vardanian. ANNOUNCEMENTS. We an* authorized to announce the following citizens as candidates for the County officers under which their names appear, subject to the action of the Democratic party. FOR LIEUT-OOVERN()g. JOHN .1. DENNIS, FOR DJ STRICT ATTORN EV. GEO. T. MITCH EL. J. W. BARRON, FOR STATE SENATOR. W. W. MAO RUDER, G. OUIE DANIEL. JOHN L. SMITH. FOR THE LEGISLATURE. ■ Eastern District. J. H. WELLBORN, JAS. W. NORM ENT, Western District. DR. J. W. CRUMPTON, HON. C. B. HANNAH, FOR SHERIFF. McD, McILWALN. H. A. FOX, JOHN M. CUMMINGS, FOR CHANCERY CLERK. W. W. EDWARDS. JOHN B. PERKINS. FOR CIRCUIT CLERK. Robt. A. Mcßeynolds. H. H. SIKES, FOR COUNTY TREASURER, J. R. FULGHAM. J. B. KINNARD, W. T. NORRIS, FOR SUPT. OF EDUCATION. S. J. WALLACE, W. H. MILLER, FOR TAX ASSESSOR. E. A. BUCKNER, JAS. L. LUCAS, FOR SUPERVISOR— Beat 1. R. A. LAMPKIN, j. CALVIN McCREIGHT FOR SUPER VISOR —Boat 2. ISAAC WINSTON, FOR GOVERNOR. The News places at its mast head this week the name of Maj or James K. Vardaman. We have been deliberate in making this decision. We feele that no one will be more susrised than Major James K. Vardaman him self at our decision, For Judge Frank Critz and Hon. E. F. Noel we entertain the kindest feelings and greatest respect, and recog nize in them pure and upright gentlemen, but we are thorough ly impressed that at this time Maior Vardaman is the man that ought to be eleoted governor of this great state. We will tell the good people in our next issue whom we prefer to be our United States Senator. Some of 'our friends have been charging that we have built a fence se high that we were afraid tojum pdown, lest we break a limb. We have enjoyed the pleasant ry from our friends, and will sat isfy theis curiosity in the next issue concerning the two offices mentioned. Pleasantry and com pliments are not to govern us in our course along the line of choos ing. Apst Intemperance. G. M. of M. Howard, of Biloxi, Roasts Booze-Fighters. Grand Master H. T. Howard, in his annual report to the Grand Lodge, makes the following clear, ringing pronuncio ment as to the stand of Masons in the matter of whisky indulgence: Masonary is designed to help men, and aid us to walk upright ly. When we cannot aid the fal len brother because he persist in drink in spite of all warning he should be expelled at once. In our state whore that noble band of women,the Temperance Union, is striving to overcome drunken ness it does seem to me that Masonry should join them openly. Let us do our duty fearlessly and purge our lodge rooms ot the staggering, degraded human be ing, who dishonors Masonry and violates his most sacred obligati ons. And in this connection I would warn our brethren who are sbriners, that the reputation of our instil utation has suffered at their hands. When they have a meeting, whisky and % beer flows freely. The outside world think the shrine only uses the Masonic bodies to draw upon for novices. As it is at present, the Masons bear all the responsibility. Yet by Masonic law we cannot engage in the liquor business without be ing justly expelled. Let the offi cers of the Shrine remember that a great conflagration may be caused by a lighted match and that the Masonic body is disgraced by their carelessness. —Laure 1 Chronical. A Harsh And Unjust Criti cism Of Maj. Vardaman. Now comes the Oktbibeha Journal and essays to preach of decency and with vicious and ma licious sophistry, under the cloak and guise of upholding Southern chivalry, indulges in a slimy cow ardly assault upon a Southern gentleman, because he is a can didate for Governor whom the Journal would like to see defeated but has not yet learned In the school of politics that diatribe of abuse, viturperation and slander are not effective implements of destruction in political battles. The main slogan of the opposi tion to Maj. Vardaman has been to Malign, Slander and Misrepre sent. The rash and splenetic editor of the Journal in his eagerness to use his pen, at a distance, in cowardly slanders, hastens for the purpose of malignant and rancorous abuse, to misquote the language of Maj. Vardaman; and says that in the commonwealth of Jan. 10th, 1903, there ap peared these words: “It is said that men follow the bent of their geniuses, and that parental influences are often potent in shaping thoughts and ideas in after life.” Now as a matter of fact the language of the Common wealth’s editor of Jan, 10th, 1908 was. —“It is said that men fol low the bent of their geniuses, and that prenatal influences are often potent in shaping thoughts and ideas in after life.” The in genious editor of the Journal, for his purpose of criticism, does not hesitate to change the lan guage of the Commonwealth and makes prenatal read parental. We make no apologizes for the other language of the Coin wealth, which grates so harshly upon the fine (?) sensibilities of the editor of the Journal, and which he and a few of his trlhe who are opposing Vardaman s election, roll as sweet morsels under their tongues and with un concealed pleasure reproduce, in bold black lines, in their -papers, indicating clearly the bent of their minds, to subject to a vul gar analysis delicate matters in public print. We do not en dorse discussion and prominence given to such subjects by the public press, such matters should be read and passed over. The black type reprints and improper analysis given to the article which is claimed to be so horri ble could not but be more deli cate and inherently vicious than anything that has ever come from Maj. Vardaman. The Commonwealth expressed with unvarnished candor what might be an excuse for the abnor mal, negrophile, miscegenation Theodore Roosevelt. It. is a fact of general belief throughout the country, and sustained by scien tific investigation, that prenatal influences often affect the char acter of posterity. Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote a famous book, Elsie Vennor, read throughout the breath of the land and endorsed by the press and clergy, in which he sets forth and sustains these facts, yet he lias never had a bi ographer to defame him for this as Mississippi's distinguished candidate for Governor. Oliver Wendell Holmes was a very learned and distinguished physi cian and professor, and one of the most famous authors in America and also one of the most refined and classic writers. His book, Elsie Vennor, is very popular and read in the most re fined families and polite literary circles, —here was a volume writ ten to establish the theory of pre natal influences expressed by Maj. Vardaman in a few very plain words. Maj. Vardanian, it is true, has no love, admiration or respect for the negrophile, miscegenation President. We have not made diligent inquiry as to the antipa thy of Maj. Vardaman for Pres ident Roosefelt, but we are in formed that it started with a dif ference of opinion, something about politics, which was aggra vated by their opposing views of Social-Equality in reference to the Race-question. But Mr. Vardaman has never made any slanders on the Presi dents mother, nor intended any to her character, and if the dis engenous editor ol the Journal thinks the article which he re produces is a reflection on the character of Mrs. Roosevelt and on Southern womanhood, he may heap upon himself for trying to circulate the slander and the af front to womanhood, all the vi turperation which he would lay upon Maj. Vardaman. —Winona Times. (ieu dake Sharp. Among the many brave patriots Mis issippi sent to the front in defense of State rights in the war between the States, none did more valiant and he roic service than Oen. Jake Sharp. It is said of him that “to the modesty o a maiden he adds the courage and chival ry of a Bavard. In battle he was the very personification of a war god. but the strife ending found him tenderly an xious for the welfare of the wounded.” In honoring him with the office to which he aspires Mlssissippians will be honoring themselves. The youngest who woie the gray have crossed the crest of the narrow ridge that divides the two oceans and are now on the wide waste of water which reach es beyond the sunset. Not many years will pass ere the last of those who fol lowed Lee, Jackson, Johnston and For rest shall have set sail on the shoreless sea, and the last tread of the old Con federate regiments whose shook a cm shall be echoing in eternity. 1 Then while her© with us, these men who J. F. STACY, MERCHANT STD RGBS, MISS. Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries Hardware, in fact everything that is carried in stock in a General Mercantile Establishment- IB'ver3r XDcvsr no st Saxg^in 3Da/3r Q UICK SALES! SMALL PROFITS!! And make room for more REMEMBER that I make it a special feature to buy all of your Country Produce, such as: Chickens, Egffers. Butter, 'Callow, Beeswax, Pelts and. Hides, I exchange Goods at the lowes cash price or pay the CASH MONEY in hand for your produce. Come and inspect my stock for yourself and I guaran tee satisfaction. I T 1 Cm k n\i General Sturges. J. i. Oi ALY, Merchant- Miss- were of those who returning from the mightiest struggle ever waged by man in defence of human rights and liberties rebuilt the desolate homes of the South —these men who engaged and become victorious in a second, bloodless, but no less momentous struggle which restored the governments of the Southern States to their citizens and forever redeemed them from the blighting Influence of radical, carpetbaglsm— surely, the pat riotic, liberty loving people of Mississip pi will proudly honor these men with their suffrage, especially if in every re spect qualified to discharge the duties of the office sought: not as an act of charity, for these battlescared old lel low are not mendicants, but as an act of duty gladly discharging .and honestly, gladly bestowed in recognition of the service rendered their country.—Quit man Quill. Official Ballot. ''The candidates whose names will ap pear on the sample official ballot for the coming primary on August 6, are as follows. United States Senator —A. J. McLau rin, 11. D. Money, Gov. A. H. Longino. Governor —-J. K. Vardanian, E. F. Noel, F. A. Critz Lieutenant Governor —W. G. Kiger, J. P. Carter, John J. Dennis. Secretary of State-J. W. Power, and F. M. Runnels. Attorney-General —William Williams and Judge L. Brame. Auditor—T. R. Maxwell, T.M. Henry, Insurance Commissioner-W. Q. Cole. Treasurer-W. J. Miller andVlen. Jake Sharp. Supreme Court Clerk-E. W. Brown and Geo. C, Meyers. Superintendent of Educatlon-H. L. Whitfield. Land Commissioner-E. Hi Nail. Revenue Agent— Wirt Adams. Railroad Commissioner, Northern Dis trict —J. C. Kincannon. W. G. Stovall and N. B. Crawford. Railroad Commissioner, Middle Dis- D. Mclnnis, R. L. Bradley, R. A. Pickett, D. C. Roby, Dr. S. R. Dunn. Railroad Commissioner, Southern Dis trict-8. D. McNair, F. M. Sheppard, J. H. Magee, J. W. Watson. Of course, on the regular ticket the names of the senatorial candidates will be printed with reference to the term for which they are running so as to avoid confusion, lor instance, McLau rin’s name will be printed separately and then will doubtless come the names of the two candidates for the seat now occupied by senator Money. Men’s Love The Stronger. From the San Francisco Bulletin. With some justification the man In an affair of the heart may assert that his fiancee’s claim that women alone give undiluted affection is an empty boast which has done service along enough in face of the facts. Facts, which are ungallant things and want to stand firm even against woman ly opinions, seem to indicate that the man will give up more for love than the woman. That being the case, is H not reasona ble to suppose that the article of affec tion which the man hands out is a little better in quality than the brand han dled by woman? This is an iconoclastic statement and is made with due reserve. It is unpleas ant to upset the traditional idea that in women alone must one look for genuine, self-sacrificing affection. There Is, how ever, a certain amount of justice due the mah, and “Daniel has come to jus tice.** Taking a number of the prominent af fairs of the heart which came to light, selecting them without favor or partial ity, it Is found the score stands 6 to 4 to the credit of the men. The tally, “by innings,” is as follows: Where the bridegroom scored: Husband of 37 years takes a bride of 70. Frenchman in America goes back lo France for sweetheart of fifty years ago North Dakota farmer work seventeen years for hla fiancee. Young man of Kentucky sets fire to hair of girl who jilted him. St. Louis boy risks a mother’s anger to marry a shopgirl. A Bulgarian marries a Missouri girl because she was kind to him. To the credit of the bride; German girl earns money to bring fiances from fatherland, Illinois girl marries her lover, who is almost dying with consumption. Pennsylvania girl risks legal punish ment to marry 16 year-old-boy. Pennsylvania girl risks parental dis pleasure to marry a Chicago man. There is a class of business men in ev ery community who. anxious for the lo cal editor to boom everything that will bring a crowd to town, so that business men will sell their goods, but fail to see the benefit of Advertising and don’t see why they should patronize the pa per, while it is keeping it fresh in the minds of the people that the town ex ists.—Corinthian. A number of good papers in the state are advocating a change In the criminal procedure of the commonwealth, from the present district plan to that of coun ty courts with jurisdiction to try all who are charged with crime and to dis pose of the cases, finally, except when an appeal is taken to the supreme court on error. This proposition strikes many as a one to consider.—Oko lona Messenger. Killed By Lightning’. Mr. B. F. Brownlee, a prominent planter of the Stecnston neighborhood was killed by a stroke of lightning while engaged in cutting hay on his plantation last Wednesday afternoon.—Columbus Commercial. LOOSING GROUND. The anti-Vardanian crowd in sist that he is loosing ground. It looks that way when such a man as Ex-Attorney General Monroe McClurg comes out unequivocally for Major Vardaman. The Columbus Dispatch says that in order to deter people from going out to hear Major Varda man at Kolola Springs on the 23rd, are circulating the report that it will be a charge barbecue and dinner. The Dispatch says that this is to be a free barbecue and want all to come and bear this distinguished son of Missis, sispi. We notice in the Meridian Press that Captain. S. B. Watts, of that city is a candidate for a seat in the Lower House of the next legislature from Lauderdale county. * His many friends throughout the state would de lighted to see him in that august , body.