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Vardaman at Starkville.
GIVEN BIGOVATION. Major James K Vardaman ar rived here Friday evening on the 7;f5 train and was received by a special committee, as designated by the Vardaman Club, which was organized at the Court House on Monday, March .20, —the per sonel of the committee being. Messrs L. D. McDowell, G O. Daniel,!*. R.Howard, Ethan Rich ey, M. Mitchell. P. G Sudduth and T. J. Wood, who escorted him to the new Chiles Hotel, he being the honored * uesr of the proprietor. Mr. R H Chiles by whom he was royally entertain ed throughout his stay On Saturday morning people began flocking to town from eve ry quarter, till it constituted ih* largest crowed gathered here for many a day. Blacks, as wrll as whites came, and it seemed that it was the intent of all to hear the White Chief. At 10 o'clock a. m., the Central County Vardaman Club met for the transaction of business, sev eral hundred names being added to the list. The music, furnish ed by that excellent A. &M. C. band was “soul refreshing.” At 1 o'clock in the afternoon the speaker was escorted to the Court House, where he was en thusiastically received. Sueh demonstrations were nev er enacted within the walls of the Court House. The same band discoursed sweet music throughout the occasion. Major Vardaman was introd need by Hon. G.Odie Daniel in very forceful and eloquent man ner which appealed to the patri. otism of every one present. There was not standing room in the large court room, many be ing turned away on account of room. People stood like sar dines, so crowded, and the lob bies were crowded throughout the 2 1-2 hours of the speech His speech was not only elo quent hut convincing and the speaker made many friends in addition to his great strength in this county. After the speaking a grand o vation was extended to Major Vardaman. Major Vardaman was escorted by the reception committee to the I. C. depot where he depart ed for his home at Jackson on the 4:18 train. We dont think that any fair ■minded man would doubt that Oktibbeha county is for Varda man first, last, and all the time in the present race for U S Senator* The way it looks now, Vardoman will carry from 75 to 80 per cent of the votes. Within the town he will get as many votes as Percy and Alex ander will receive between them We only judge by what we see and hear the people talk Every charge that hes b^en made against Vardaman by his political enemies has been dis proven and have fallen flat, have benefitted him instead of injur log him. The whole truth of the busi ness is yon cant kfeep a good man down.if down, but fortunately ‘ the White Chief has never been down. The people are with him; they have tried him, know him to be true and are willing to trust and try him as a United States Senat or. Vardanian's friends stick to -him though a moneyless man, bat they realize that he is rich ;in fidelity and sterling integrrty. The times demands such men. such patriots! The August primary will de hide the whole matter and it is to be hoped that the opposition will S'* It was a most successful -occa sion and everybody seemed in fl-.e spirits Th*- "poking was held in a grove just whsi of the h:ime f Hon. C. B. Hannah, speaking began at 2 o'clock in the after noon. But for a little hoar**** ness on the part of the speaker, wnich inconvenienced h m some what, though bis speech was well delivered and received by anx : ou and pa lent hearers. Major Vardaman is v* ry popu lar and st rong in the west and no place more so than *n the viciui ty of Sturgis He was w-dl pleased with nis reception ami hi- kind ireaimert as every wh r** tie go>s Tie* crowd Wts variously esti mated anywhere from 800 to 1000, and by some 1200 There were 800 badges and there were sev r al hundred people without them who would have been decorated with them had there been enough to go round. Practically speaking. the crowd was unanimous for the White Chief. So far as our personal observa tion ex’ended we never saw a more orderly or better behaved people anywhere than at Sturgis on that occasion. Quite a number of our people attended and it was a great day,with and for all county candidates who were out in full force. Quite a number, 20 or SO,of Ackerman's best citizens attend ed and expressed themselves as much pleased. We met Messrs L, J. Hanks and Paul Senders of Kosciusko, who came up to hear the speaking and of course both were delighted with all they saw and heard. Major Vardaman spoke 2 hours and 50 minutes It was a great speech after which he received a great ova tion. Plea for Agricultural High Schools. That Mississippi is and always will be an agricultural state is a fact that can not be refuted. Over half of our population are engaged in agricultural pursuits, and the farmer has been so low in the estimation of many of our cultured people that his real val ue and respectability and the very debt which society must ev er owe to him for all the com forts of life, have not been prop erly appreciated. lam thankful that the farmer is awakening to this fact and to a that if he would ra-*rit the notc • from culture which, that he must first deserve it. and demand it With>u th*’ farmer, our whoie c untr\, s mil it gin beau*y. aid bringing fot th its rich products yoar, would soon lapse into a barren waste —our commerce would languish— the country I dwindle to nothing and our cit* ■ ies cease to gow. ThU", we an*' the architects to whom our cun • try and government owes ns strength and prosperity among the nations of the earth* Theie is no choosing between two re courses. We must, advance, or we must retrograde. Now, if we think for a moment we shall re alize that our lands were not al. ways poor, we have had so many great speakers to carry our minds to the times before the war, and in glowing eloquence tell of those glorious times. I do not believe there was ever a time or era more glorious than pqr present. Tftye present if #o* ted* for its educational ad van tag. es to all classes, but oh! it is dis tressing to note the carelessness displayed by some ot onr poor farmers in taking advantage of opporruniie. This is an agf of active thought and sharp companion. The *‘poor” farm e* is at o-very turn pushed and by vhe rushing erowd; and if h* would win h<* must train ev. erv f'iCtil v to bi j on ihe and develop every power within him. His financial success in the fut ur* d*p nds more and more on wha* r<e Knows a-Ki judgment with which he uses his knowl edge P.um-ra ef the future mus b'eiucst**i m u and men fa iui'ijj a ili be cla sed where it riglitly beitttig-, among h - learn ed professions. W * can i*ducate h** farmers, hut it is a slow and difficult task. 1 nave, since read ing ihe “Review of the Agricul tural High Schools’’ in our coun try, come to the conclusion that no agt icul ura‘ county con afford to live in the future without at least one of these schools. We want one in this county and I be lieve we have enough men of in fcelligence in the county to build one. if we could only arouse them to a sense of their duty. The majority of our farmers today cultivate from three to five acres of land, to get what one shoule produce This should not be and would not if we had an Ag ricultural High School in every beat. Of course we can not sxpect this now, but in the course of time we will have, or be consid ered a back number. Mississ ippi is blessed with one of the best Agricultural colleges in the land, and it is the pride of all our farmers who know any thing of its workings. I know there is an argument, very feasible, that this college is located in our county, and we do not need to spend mone to build another, which is true only in the first in stance. The A. &V. College of Mississippi has a state wide mis sion to till, and is filling that mission admirably, but the very people who need most the bene fits conferred by these Agricult ural High Schools, cannot be reached by the A. & M. People are inclined to be lazy, and these Agricultural colleges must come in contact with people and make them realize what fortunes he hidden in nat ure, all around them, and only awaiting the command of intelli gence to unfold the treasure. Thousands of bushels of apples are shipped to our county yearly; I ish potatoes, sweet potatoes, dried fruit canned fruit, pickle, an more cattle, feed stuffs etc., than I can enumerate, and all this can be raised at home as eheaoh as an \ where in the world if brains are intelligently mixed wiih th‘* soil Now, if we would “would raise wages, increase capital, extirpate pauperism, a b:?iish poverty, aff<rJ free scope to human powers, lessen crime. * h'vaie morals, tasre and intel- I cl, purify government and car ry civil zation to yet grander we must wake up, get busy, establish and support Ag ricultural High Schools, for the farmer certainly cannot conceive of anything which will so surely and quickly improve his intel lectual standard and financial strength. Now, Mr. Editor, if you will kindly give space to these few remarks, I trust they will be read thoughtfully and earnestly and cause the people of the coun ty to realize what they are miss ing by not having these schools established. Your friend, AGITATOR. THE SOUTHERN RURALIBT ATLANTA. GEORGIA * 8 without doubt the 1 post inost W- 40 f**** and cover l W department of the farm and home. It is worth much more >. than the subscription jpHi5S3 pnce of 50c per year. The editors are all . ■■v 7 ''- : practical farmers and g*77 ■' ** " know what tll *y a™ ®f®- " writing about. f&V each month is a Prize tettSs^^nted^Se r~>-,~. :■••• ■ v ? ff" mid-month issue, are 87• r \. of great practical val (6si?x yW- e. 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