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THE STAR KVILLE NEWS.
IVOL. X. % Vardanians Campaign, IpVill Win In First Primary By 30,000 Majority. \ Statement Given to the People by Governor Vardaman’s Campaign Manager. H. V. Watkins, Secretary of K ; Governor Vardaman’s Campaign fcommittee, today gave out the following in regard to the pro Igress of Governor Vardaman’s campaign: Vardaman’s Campaign fcommittoe has refrained from Estimates, We have refrained Krom pushing forward colum af ter column of comment upon the Phe situation. We have waited un til the campaign has progressed po far that, in our opinion, there ks absolutely no doubt of the cor ffectuess of the conclusions which Pvve have reached. CAMPAIGN STRENUOUS. iGovernor Vardaman has conduct fed a careful, energetic, tireless and strenuous campaign. He has or, before the close of the cam paign, will have gone before the people of the whole State, pres enting his views upon matters of f interest to them and which he re gards of great importance to their future politcal and social welfare, r Governor Vardaman has been continually before the people since the 24th day of February. 1911, when he opened bis cam" paign in Jackson. He has made his campaign upon measures and not upon men. Governor Varda man has spoken to the people of Mississippi from the Tennessee line to the Gulf of Mexico, from the Alabama line to the Mississ ippi River. In the campaign of 1907 he devoted but a short time to his campaign, there being a bout ninteen counties which he did not enter, and, one whole con gressional district in which he did not make a speech. TIDE TOWARDS VARDAMAN. There have been few men who have aroused and inspired in the hearts of the people the respect, esteem, enthusiasm, love and affection which the peo ple of Mississippi have for Gov ernor Vardaman. Because of his immense personal popularity, be cause of his record as a faithful public servant, and especially as Governor of the state of Mississ ippi, where his entire time was devoted to a consecrated service of the best interests of the State, and because of the measures which he advocates, we expected a great strength in his following. We found that the current of the State was for Vardaman, and this current has been graving stronger and stronger as the days of the campaign progressse until inthe last ten days or two weeks the tide has been setting in stron ger than even his most enthusi astic friends had ever hoped for, until we are convinced that he will be swept into the position to which he aspires by the largest majority ever received by a man in Mississippi politics. HOW ESTIMATE PREPARED, We have been holding back from making an estimate of Gov ernor Vardaman’s strength until we could complete a survey of the whole field and of every con dition in this political fight. We MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1011. have taken up with our friends at every voting precinct in every county in the entire state, and re quested them to furnish us with their most conservative judgment as to the number of votes which will be received by Governor Vardanian and the number of votes which will be received by the opposition. In making this es timate, we caution our friends that we did not want reports that would increase our enthusi asm; that we were not seeking us timates that would make us feel u-ood, but that we wanted the o T best results of their most carefu 1 examination and conservative judgment, in order that we might know where to do the best work. In receiving these estimates we have, in all cases, conceded to the opposition by far a larger vote than registered by our friends, and in the case of each precinct, we have discounted the number of votes for Govern or Vardaman, and from the whole result, we are unhesita tingly of the opinion, and un hesitatingly say, that Governor Vardaman will be nominated in the first primary by a majority of not less than 32,000 votes ov er the opposition. ENGAGEMENTS TO THE END. In an effort to speak in each county in the State, Governor Vardaman has accepted engage ments to speak until the very last-day oJ the campaign. . By a special invitation of the Vardaman Club of the City of Jackson, he will close his cam paign there, speaking in either Smith or Poindexter Park. Gov ernor Vardaman will speak dur ing the day at hlora, Madison County, and will arrive in Jack son on the.B:3o train, will be met at the station by a great host of his friends and escorted to the place or speaking with a torch light procession. We have made extensive ar rangements to get early and ac curate returns from all over the State. We know that there will be a great deal of interest mani fested in the result in Jackson, and for that reason we have ar ranged to use the second floor of the Court-house. We have con tracted with the Western Union and the Postal Telegraph Com panies to put loops into the court-house, and each Company will furnish an operator, so that we will be able to get all of the returns, both from bulletins prepared by these Companies and from personal and private wires of our friends over the State. In addition to this, the Cumber land Telephone Company has agreed to install two long dis tance telephones, which will ma terially assist us in the undertak ing. The bulletins will be read in the court-room and. in this connection, we want to say that these arrangements are for the benefit of the public, and we want all to feel free to come, whether supporters of Vardaman or not. We have made these arrangements so that the people of Jackson and surrounding terri tories could get the information as quickly as possible, and returns. Those who are not supporters of Governor Vardaman, as the re turns come in, will be given all the consolation possible. Governor Vardaman’s friends here and all over the State are fully imbued from the actual sit uation with the idea that he will be a winner in the first primary by a large majority, and they say that they are anticipating his nomination in the first pri mary by the largest majority ev er received by a seeker of public office in the State of Mississippi. ” The Three Latest Lies Landed Safely. Mr. Elitor:- The three latest “common cause” ca nards have been branded as willful,cor rupt and malicious falsehoods in no un certain terms; and the proof is not ask ed of the defendant to make out the case. We have it and do not have to ask them “to show their books." The first of these I shall refer to, is the Haley judgment. The Jackson Daily News of the 12th, instant, stated in double column and black face typo that Vardaman had never paid this judgment, but the same had to be paid by Haley, his friend and endorser, who had the judgment not satisfied, but transferred to him-self. On the follow ing day Mr. Haley telegraphed that “wonderful" paper that it had lied, or words to that effect and asked that it publish his denial of the truth of its statements. The paper did publish it, but it appeared on the last page of the paper, in the smallest type used by that paper and few saw or heard of it, as it did not appear among the regular State news, nor was it editorially coomrnent ed upon or corrected. Haley said the judgment was paid by Vardaman and all tilings connected with it was paid by him. If yon did not see it in the Jack son Daily News, w'hich I am sure you did not, then get a copy of the Green wood Enterprise which gives it In full. The next big one was to the effect that not-with-standing the Greenwood Enterprise had shown that every judg ment against Vardaman had been paid, in full, still they had not in fact, but the SIOOO.OO judgment to the Della Bank was unpaid. One good citizen of Starkville went so far as to state that he saw it with his own eyes, “satisfied” upon the records. Coming from home folks, there appears to be some truth in the story, so a very prominent business man of this City wrote the Delta Bank and asked if this judgment for SIOOO.OO was still unpaid. Well what do you think? How does this language sound to your ears? “ —this judgment was for a note on which Gov. Vardaman was merely an endorser, and rfaid judg ment was paid in 1894, and he has nev er owed us for anything that was not promptly paid.” 'if any of y should like to see tills letter, feel ol it, and handle it, you can have the pleasure at any time you like by coming to my office and letting your wants be known, be fore or after the election, no matter which. It takes no Solomon to tell you what they have told on Vardaman. I shall not say what they have told, except to say that people who will make and tell such tilings will buy Legislators, de bauch Executives or resort to any con ceivable darkness to defeat Vardaman. With such men 1 would not risk the Vardaman vouchers, and I would be afraid to sleep in their midst. But the next is still better. In the Jackson Daily News of the 19th, Inst, there appeared an affidavit signed with “mark” by one Booth Drain (not relat ed to our man Drane) in which he swore that over eighteen years ago he was blind and a mattress maker. That he repaired a mattress for Vardaman and he would not pay the small bill of SI-50, and that being blind and having a large family he needed the money very badly. That on the 15th inst., being in Winona and telling of this debt, a Mr. Tom Tomlinson paid the bill, over eighteen yearspast due. Now you all know Tom Tomlinson, the bright young Baptist Minister that used to live here, Mr. Tomlinson has been forced to come out in a statement and admit that he got “taken in.” Ho stated that he lived in marks, Miss., was the principal of the school there, and being in Winona with his wife who was in an infirmary there, and being himself upon the streets, saw this poor blind man. He was poorly clad, blind and had this story to tell and stated that he needed the money, being filled with compassion he took the poor blind man off to one side and proposed to pay the bill and the “unfortunate” readily agreeing to take it. Mr. Tomlinson says: “Imagine my mortification upon being reliably informed that I was the fifth person who had paid the bill to the same unfortunate (?) in the same town.” The truth is the poor devil had work ed upon the charity of Tomlinson and four others in the same town, making at the rate of about 7.50 per town“work ed.” Gentle reader, did you ever hear any thing like this before in Miss, politics? Well, if you will remember, one Leroy Percy many years ago undertook the same “game” on the then Governor Mc- Laurtn whom he has managed to succe ed for a brief period. But the “Little Giant from Oktibbeha”, Col. H. L, Mul drow, made Percy “ like thirty cents” when he had finished with him, I men tion this to show that this is not the first time Percy has undertaken to black mail an honored citizen and rob him of his laurels. It should be the constant prayer of every honest Christian, from this good hour till the election is over, that such uuclean, unholy and dirty politics may be again driven from the State and this time forever. They haye undertaken to reduce Var daman’s majority by knocking every man off the poll books possible. This hard law was passed for the negro and Noel is the first man to ask its literal fulfullment, and at a time when no negro will attempt to cast a balot, It simply shows the desperate strait they are in, and every honest man in the St ate who has been so unfortunate as to have his name scratched off and denied the right to vote can thank the “com mon cause” gang, the “Twins” and our beautiful old “grand-mother”. Observer. W. C. T U. Longview, Miss., July 21st, 1911. To W. C. T. U: Starkville, Miss., Yours of the 19th, to hand and beg to say that 1 am very sorry that your re quest did not reach me sooner, for as it is I will not have time to make the an swer that I would like to make. But will say that I am in favor of State-wide-prohibltion and will never cast a vote either as a private citizen or an officer that will be determined to some and I also favor the establishment of a juvenile Reformatory and I have always favored the age of consent being raised. Now as I havn’t time to take these questions up and give any reason for my views, I will ask you to par don tills hasty reply and beg to remain, Very Sincerely G. C. CARPENTER. Sturgis, Miss., July 19th, 1911. Mrs. Paul Castles, Cor. Sec. W. C. T. U., Starkville, Miss., Dear Madam :- Yours 18th, duly to hand, contents noted etc. I am a State-wider, and also a Juve nile Reformer. And also favor raising the age of consent. Very Respectfully, C. B. HANNAH. Maben, Miss., July 22nd, 1911. Miss M. L.Montgomery, Starkville, Miss., Dear Madame:- Your favor of the 21st, to hand, in reply beg to say I am glad of the op portunity to put myself on record as favoring “state-wide prohibition, the establishing of a juvenile reforma tory and raising the age of consent from twelve to eighteen years.” Prohibition has always been a hobby with me and only to glad too help for ward any movement that will in any way curtail the output and use of intox icating liquors. Assuring you of my appreciation for the “opportunity presented, 1 beg to remain, Most Respectfully, J. F. KMYCKENDALL. NURSING AS A CAREER A World Wide Call. Free Training Provided. It is said that nursing is one of the most inviting fields of human services and that its financial return surpasses any other occupation open to young women. It develops all the native graces of womanhood and leads the way to positions of trust and influence. The demand for more nurses is a world wide call. The Philadelphia School for Nurses, located in Philadelphia, Pa., has under taken to meet this demand by offering free scholarship to young women in all parts of the country. Room, board, laundering, incidental expenses, special financial assistance and railroad fare home on completion of course, are pro vided. Length two years. Also a spec ial Short Course and a Home Study Course for those.who must quickly pre pare themselves for Self-support. The Philadelphia School for Nurses is a benevolent institution conducted without hope of gain or profit in the interest of ambitious young women. Readers of this paper can get full inform ation by writing the School at once. SCOTT THE MAN. Hon. W..R. Scott candidate seems in he lead for R. R. Commissioner in this section. He is an all round good and square man. He will be remembered by the people pud succeed himself. STURGIS LOCALS. BY MISS SALLIE BEVILL Mr. Nash Hammill is quite sick while on a visit to his sis ter, Mrs. R. L. Hannah. Mr. Joe Brown of Bradley was a Sunday visitor. Mr. Clint Hunt of Ackerman spent Sunday here. Mrs. Eula Shropshire is visit ing her mother, Mrs. Gussie Shropshire. Mr. H. J. Taylors children are visiting relatives this week. Rev. Tom Tomlison and two attractive daughters are guest of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Tomlinson Mrs. Gemima Wood and chil dren are spending the week in Strakville. Mr. W. T. Woodson returned home Saturday night after spend ing a week in the County Cap ital. Miss Ilah accompanied him. Mr. P. A. Sullivan returned from Cordova Ala. Monday. He reports his son’s condition some what improved. News has just reached us that Mr. Peter Cotton was found dead upon the road yesterday in the northern part of the county. Mr, Cotton lived here some years ago and has many friends who join in sympathy with the bereaved family..; The county candidates spoke here Tuesday. There was a large crowd present. We cant take the space to give personal mention to all the candidates and visititors. A number from Starkville, Longview, Bradley, Maben, Ackerman, and from all rural communities in reach. There must have been six hun dred people in the assembly. The day passed very pleas antly and there was little “mud slinging” the few balls flung re bounded and hit the “slinger.” Hon. Theo. G. Bilbo is billed to speak at Sturgis Thursday, July 27, at 10 oclock A. M. We expect the largest croivd of the season. Senator Bilbo will receive every courtesy and protection that can be renderd upon that occasion. REQUEST. We have received quite an a mount of reprint in behalf of Candidates with the request to pubish same. Were it business to comply with such requests we would be right there. Business is business and a newspaper mans space is his stock in trade, this every one should know. ADATON ITEMS. “ •; . 'i Quite a crowd from bore attended the picnic at Self Creek. Hr. Rankin of Fort Madison. lowa is visiting his son, Mr. Charley Rankin. We regret to loose Mr. Earnest John son and family who have moved to Mem phis, We wish them much joy and suc cess in their new home. . - . Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Jones are visiting the formers sister Mrs. Tom Palmer near Maben. Mr. and Mrs. Jake B. Deanes have returned to their Teenessee home. East End,after a pleasant visitor in the home of hla father, Mr. J. D' Deanes. NO. 20