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-PUBLISHED BY THE NEWS PRINTING CO. * TELEPHONE Officials. Editors. Residence 221. THOS. J. WOOD - - - Editor Our Motto: “ Tell the truth—No matter whom it helj)S or hurts Entered the Post Office at Stark vllle, Mississippi, as second class mall matter Published every Friday. Subscrlp ton price SI.OO per year All communications must \>e accompanied with the name ol the writer. No attention paid to anonymous communications. Correspondents wanting their manuscripts returned must in close the necessary stamps. Notice of meetings of strictly charitable organizations will be inserted one time free. Obitua ries, In Memoriams, Cards of Thanks, and all other notices of all kinds must be paid for at one cent a word. There will be no deviation from this rule. Announcement of Candidates Announcements in this paper for County candidates is $lO 00; Supervisor’s districts 5.00, SPOT CASH to accompany same. ANNOUNCEMENTS. All announcements subject to the action of the Democratic party. For United States Senator. JAMES K. VARDAMAN. For Lieutendant-Governor, WILEY N. NASH, Of OktU beha County. For State Senate, 13rd. District. H. H. SIKES. T. J. HARPOLE J. A. McREYNOLDS For District Attorney, Sixteenth District. HARDEN H. BROOKS, JR., Of Noxubee. For County Prosecuting Attorney, M. A. SAUNDERS, O. F. TURNER. For the Legislature—Eastern Division, FRANK S. PULLER. W. E. DRANE. For Legislature —Western District C. B. HANNAH. For Superintendent of Education S. J. WALLACE. W. H. MILLER. C. E. SCROGGINS. A. E. GREEN For Sheriff, J. E. BROWN. Dr. J. W. CRUMPTON. L. H. NICKELS MURRAY MAXWELL C. H. WEST. For Chancery Clerk, E. O. McILWAIN. For Circuit Clerk, M, R. FULGHAM. For Tax Assessor. SAM B. CRITZ. J. L. LUCAS. J. A. CAROTHRES D. B. JACKSON For County Treasurer, W. H. HULL. T. N. GILLIS. A. E. HEARON. W. T. NORRIS. C. R. SANDERS C. B. FERGUSON For Supervisor First District. CALVIN McCREIGHT. W. H. SUDDUTH For Supervisor 4th, District. W. S. HENRY. For Justice of the Peace, District No. 1 T. S. VEAZBY VACATION TOURS VIA MOBILE & OHIO RAILROAD. Greatly reduced round trip fares to points East. West. North and North-west. Liberal return limits. Stop overs. Plan your summer trip now. Nearest tickets agent. Mobile & Ohio R. R.. will be pleased to give full information regarding fares., or write. STANDS ON HIS RECORD. W. R. Scott, Of wkjbstek county, Candidate for Railroad Commissioner. (NORTHERN DISTRICT) (lives the People a Brief Outline of What lie Has Done During His First Term, and Solicits Their Endorsement. To THE PKOPI.K OF NORTH MISSISSIPPIt- In asking your endorsement for a sec ond term as Railroad Commissioner, I do so not only in keeping with a time honored custom of a second term by the Democratic party, but I offer you the public record which I have made dur ing the three years as the platform up on which I shall stand. This record which is open to the people at Jackson, I shall defend in every County in my District, and I invite you to investigate this record, and if you lind that I have made good. 1 will appreciate your sup port for a second term. I feel that my expelience in the office will enable me to give an improved public service dur ing the next four years. Below I bog to submit a brief outline of the most Important orders passed and put into effect by the present Rail road Commission. I beg to state fur ther that many of those were taken up on my own motion: I — Rate reduced on Cross Ties 35 per cent. 3—Reduced rate on Alfalfa over 50 per cent. 3 reduced on peanuts 60 per cent. 4 Numerous flag stops put in by or der of the present Railroad Commission. 5 Rate on Drain Tile reduced 25 per cent. An important order to farmers, 6 Better train service, better con nections, and more passenger trains, by order of this Commission. 7 Joint rates on long distance tele phone and telegraph messages reduced all over the State 25 per cent. 8 — All private rates and special priv ileges put out of business in Mississippi by the enforcement of the law. 9 Over 100 Depots and Pagodas er ected and repaired by special orders of the present Railroad Commission. 10 — Rates reduced on Petroleum and all its products from third to sixth class. A reduction of great importance. II — Family mileage and the “Z’ ? form of mileage put in effect by and through this Commission. 13 —Rates reduced and rules adopted on Grain and Hay—milling in transit. Avery valuable order to jobbers as well as producers. 13— Side tracks, spurs and crossing, too numerous to mention,put in by order of this Commission. 14 — Rates reduced to Gulfport, the coming port for Mississippi, the same as to Mobile and New Orleans. Estima ted by high authorities to be worth mil lions to Mississippi. 15 — Special low rates on all native grown products, thereby encouraging and developing the agricultural re sources of Mississippi. 16 — Assessment of railroad property raised by order of this Commission, over five million dollars, adding to the State and County Treasuries over one hun dred thousand dollars annually. 17 Rates reduced on un-compresscd Cotton 25 percent. A saving to cotton producers of Mississippi over one million dollars a year. 18 -Over one thousand claims, con troversies and contentions adjusted by mail and through personal visits to all parts of the State by members of the Commission. Taken from the records at Jackson and respectfully submitted. W. R. SCOTT. Prof. J. H. Woodward] princi ple of the Aberdeen High School visited relatives here the first of the week. He some years ago was prin. ciple of Starkville School and was popular, and has many friend here who are always glad to see him and who wishes him good health, happiness and prosperity. 3,000 People Hear Percy at Maben. Tho largest crowd that ever as sembled at Maben was in attend, ance here yesterday for the bar becue and speaking, being es timated from three to tive thous and people. Senator Percy spoke for two hours and all who we have heard express themselves, say that it was one of the tlnest speeches to which they ever listened. He held the attention of the vast crowd during the entire time and was often interrupted with ap plause from the crowd. We would be glad to pulblish this master speech, had wo the time and talent to reproduce it, but as there were people from every section for many miles, most of the people will be made familiar with. At the close of his speech Mr. Percy thanked the people for their attention and complimented the vast crowd for their nice behaviour. When the Senator had finished speak ing hundreds of people made their way to the stand to shake hands with him. The forenoon was taken up by the county candidates of Webster and Oktibbeha in making their announcements, all of whom made very appropraite short talks Several District candidates were also present and made their announcements in few, but fit ting remarks. The crowd was entertained at intervals with music by the Houlka Brass Band which was much appreciated. At two o’clock the people re paired to the table where a boun tiful dinner of barbecued meat, bread and many other good eata bles were spread, but owing to the vast crowd many failed to to get the table and did not get their dinrfbr which we regret very much. Upon the whole it was a most enjoyable occasion, and ev eryone seemed to be in a fine hu mor and to enjoy the day. Dr. H. A. Jones. The series of meetings con ducted at the different churches for ten days by Dr. Jones were brought to a close last Friday evening at the Methodist church and Dr. Jones departed on the 7:50 morning I. C. train for Gulf Port his home. Quite a number of our citizens were at the depot to bid him an affectionate good by. Many of his hearers at the meeting the evening before went up and shook hands with him and assuring him of the pleasure received at his preaching of the gospel and expressed their sin cere regrets at his departure. It is very probable that he will return some time in to preach several days and deliver several lectures at the A. & M. College, Rev, F. Z. Brown pastor of the Presbyterian Church receiv ed into his church at the mornin ing services. An addition of eight mempers and Rev. W r . A. M. Brogan of the Methodist Church four. Rev. W. A Jordan did not open the doors of his church but had communion ser vice after preachig by Rev. Litchenstine a converted Hebrew to the Christian faith who preach, ed a most interesting sermon, saying been preaching for the past twenty years or more. Mr. W. H. Hull* of the popular candidates for county treasurer paid his respects to the News whiie here Monday. We appre ciate his visit very much and always glad to meet our friends. Gov. J. K. Vardaman. Voters Go To The Foils. The senatorial contest means a great deal to the people of Mississippi. Governor Varda nian’s friends have been dili gent and zealous in his behalf; they have fought a continuous fight, a fair .fight and a good tight, and victory is as certain as the rising of the sun. There have been few men who have inspired, aroused and held the respect, esteem, love and devo tion as lias Governor Vardaman. This has been the cause of his great personal popularity, be cause of his record as a public officer, and especially as the Governor of the state of Miss issippi, and more especially be caure of the principles and doc trines which Governor Varda man has been presenting to the people of-the state for their thoughtful consideration, and in his efforts to assist them to solve the propositions which are mo menlous and of incalculable im portance. The enthusiasm of Governor Vardanian’s friends has been gratifying and inspiring. That victory is so certain comes as no suprise to the supporters of Governor Vardaman. He is a man of the people, a man who understands the people, and a man whom the people under stand, who stands for the people, and they stand with him. Let us keep up the good fight to the very day of the election. We owe it to ourselves, to the best interests of our State and to generations yet unborn. Do not forget the personal work that may be done among your friends and relatives and neighbors. Some of the most telling and convincing arguments that can be made are those made in the quiet of the home and by the hearth stone. Let us call your attention to the necessity and importance of going to the polls, and see that every man at your voting precinct who is qualified goes to the polls. The privlege of casting a vote is great, but the attendant duties are commen surate. Go to the polls, and go to the polls early, for later in the day some duty or some interference may make it impossible. Dr. W. N. Logan, of the A A M. College, visited Longview Monday where he procured sam ples of water from the deep wells of Messrs W. and. N. Seitz and Jno A Yeatman, and will analyze same. The Doctor will be kept qmte busy in this county from the way our people are getting wells. Mr. A. W. Halbert has one in the 16th Section neighborhood and Mr. H. H. Sikes at Paterson. A GENIAL PARTY. Mr. J. H. Williams, a member of the popular manufactures of siioes and of the tirm of Robert Johnston Rand Shoe (Jo. of St. Louis, and party composed of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Gibson, his sister, of Natchez and Misses Susie and Gladys Williams, of Vicksburg, his nieces, two beau tiful and attractive young ladies, spent Monday evening at the Hotel Halbert. Mr. Williams came from Nacthez via Vicksburg where the young ladies joined the party. His touring car is one of the largest and best tvpe, perfect in every particu’ar. Tuesday morning the happy party renewed their journey for West Point where they will spend a few days with relatives in old home. Prom there the happy party will proceed on to Prince ton, Ky., to visit, a short while, relative and thence directly to Mr. Williams’ St. Louis home. We were delighted to meet our old time friends, Orville and Mrs. Gibson, whom it was our pleasure to have known “Prom the time whereof the memory of man run noth not the contrary” especially Mr. Gibson and pleased to form ihe acquantanc.es of the other memoers of the party. Mi. Gibson met quite a num ber of his old friends the short time that he was here, it was a mutual pleasure sure. Everv town from Columbus to Greenville on the Southern, and Houlka to Louisville on the N. O. M. and C. and all the towns on the 1. C. from West Point to Ac kerman were well represented here. We are very thankful to the people for their nice behavior during the day, as it bespeaks so much for our town and commun ity.—Maben Press. It seemed that the candidates from several counties had the opportunities of announcing be fore the large crowd from all sections of the circle mentioned Mr. Moore Moore, a popular traveling man, of Grenada, stop ped over Tuesday evening in our City on his periodical business trips. Mr. Sam Gilleland a gallant Knight of the grip was on a bus iness trip here Monday and spent the night. He is a popular business man. Prof. Simon Blumenfield de parted for Montgomery County Monday to see about boll weevils reported in that section, Mr. Richard Upchurch of Long view. neighborhood, was a visit or here Tuesday. Mr. Edgar Buntin who has been for the last several months engaged in Brooksville is spend ing a few days with his family. Mr. Buntin has been successful as a contractor and if one wants a good home and put up in time, Edgar Buntin is the man to call upon. We love to see people prosper. Mrs. John Gladney returned from a visit to her son’s home.Mr. Henry Gladney at Shreveport,La. Saturday. The little grand daughter only a few days old left doing well. The Basheior Tax In Bulgaria. Bulgaria’s tax of two dollars a year on bachelors can make no practical difference. Any man who would marry in order to save that sum Is too poor a financier to he worth while as a hut band.