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The Starkville news. (Starkville, Miss.) 1902-1960, July 28, 1911, Image 1

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% 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
; Governor Vardaman’s Campaign
fcommittee, today gave out the
following in regard to the pro
Igress of Governor Vardaman’s
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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”.
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
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,
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
Most Respectfully,
A World Wide Call.
Free Training
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.
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.
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
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
Mr. W. T. Woodson returned
home Saturday night after spend
ing a week in the County Cap
ital. Miss Ilah accompanied
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.
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.
“ •; . '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.
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