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For United States Senator. JAMES K. VARDAMAN. For Lieutendant-Governor, WILEY N. NASH, Of Oktilbeha County. For State Senate, 13rd. District H. H. SIKES. TANARUS, 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. DUANE. 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. U. 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. SAWDERS 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. £, YEAZBY 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 WKHSTKR COUNTY, Candidate for Railroad Commissioner. (northern district) Gives tlie People a Brief Outline of What He Has Done During His First Term, and Solicits Their Endorsement. To THE PEOPLE OF NORTH M188I8SIPPI:- 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 find that I have made good, 1 will appreciate your sup port for a second term. I feel that my expeiience in the office will enable me to give an improved public service dur ing the next four years. Below I beg to submit a brief outline; of the most Important orders passed and put into effect by the present Rail road Commission. I heg to state fur ther that many of these were taken up on my own motion: 1 — Rate reduced on Cross Ties 35 per cent. 2 Reduced rate on Alfalfa over 50 3er cent. 3 -Rate reduced on peanuts 00 per cent. 4 Numerous Hag 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. o—Better0 —Better train service, bettor 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 oj 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. 11 — Family mileage and the “Z” form of mileage put in effect by and through tliis Commission. 12 — 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-compressed 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. The Farmers’ Institute will soon begin at the A. &M. Col lege. The marrage of Miss Laura Critz and Capt. Geo. Good ale U. S. A.; which will take place next month will be a brilliant affair. The weather man is changing bis date. After the election the defeated candidates who exerted every ef fort to win and in fact played the game well, will have to pursue the even tenor of his way and drown ids disappointment in imbibing a fresh glass of butter milk. This will bear him up, and make him remember that he performed his duty conscient iously. - ■ —i Miss Mabel Stone is enjoying a visit to friends in Yazoo City where she will remain for several weeks Mrs. Minnie Freeman of Me ridian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Jones is in the city the guest of her parents. Dr. J. M. Furgeson of Jack' son connected with the Insane Hospital at Jackson, in speaking of Gov. Vardanian says; “Be fore Vardanian was Governor,” some of the conditions at the In sane Hospital were pitiful if not disgraceful. The building was old and dilapidated and creviced, the sanitation was bad, and it was unlit habitation even tor people with sound minds and bodies. It had no porches where the unfortunate inmates might sit and sun themselves, and breathe. “When Vardanian was elected Governor, he got after the legis lature for increased appriations to repair the old shack. The Legislature was niggardly, how ever, but finally did make an insufficient appropriation. With this money. Vardaman had porch es erected around the building and other improvements made thats transformed the building in to a decent place of abode. This was a great act of charity. If Vardaman never did anything else for the pub lie weal, that act alone would have won him my support. Brewer’s Friend Replys: The Attempt by the Opposition to Array Brewer’s Friends Against Major Vardaman Denounced by Judge Robert Powell, 'Governor-elect Brewer’s Campaign Manager. Jackson, Miss., July 22, 1911. TO tHE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPI: The opposition to Governor Vardaman yesterday published in one of the local papers a letter written by Mr. S. J. Taylor after the first primary in 1907, in whicli letter Mr. S. J. Taylor, who was then, and is now, sup porting Governor Vardaman for United States Senate, asked some of the Vardaman supporters to vote for Noel in preference to Brewer, assigning as a reason that Noel would not be a candi date for senatorial honors in 1911. Upon reliable in formation, this attempt to make political capital out of this matter has been attempted extensively, the letter from xMr. Taylor, with comments thereon, appearing in a number of newspapers over the State, and is being sent out in pamphlet form. My attention has this day been called to the re-publication of this letter, which is manifestly for political effect, and is intend ed to furnish Mr. Brewer’s friends a reason why they should vote a gainst Mrjor Vardaman. In this connection, as an inti mate personal and political friend of Mr. Brewer, I feel called upon to say that he has no feeling a gainst Governor Vardaman, or any of his supporters, because of the writing of the letter in ques tion, and Mr. Brewer does not desire any friend of his to feel called upon to vote against Gov ernor Vardaman on account of it, as he and ex-Governor Varda man are the best of friends. I will further add that as Mr. Brewer has eliminated himself from this campaign by his pub lic declarations that he would not take hand in it at all, his true friends resent the idea of dragging bis name into the sena torial Contest to bolster up the cause of either of the senatorial Candidas. I trust that this statement up on my part as the personal and political friend of Mr. Brewer will forever set at rest this mat ter.(Signed) Robert Powell. Washington, D. C., July 20.- Exhibits will be made by the So uthern Railway, the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and the Alabama Great Southern Railroad at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair to be held at Meridian. Miss., October 16th to 21st, 1911, and at the an nual exposition of the Tri-State Fair Association to be held in Memphis, Tenn., September 26th to October 4th, 1911. These exhibits will include dis plays of Agricultural, horticult ural, mining, and forest pro ducts, and manufactured articles and will constitute a general dis play of the resources of the ter ritory tributary to the Southern Railway and affiliated lines. Representatives of the rail ways will be on hand to give in formation about the territory re presented and to supply visitors with literature pertaining to loc ations, conditions, crops, lands and land prices, and opportuni ties for agricultural and indus trial projects in the Southeast. These exhibits will be a splen did advertisement for the South as they will be viewed by rnafiy visitors and will doubtless do much to attract desirable settle ers. At the same time they will serve the purpose of putting the advantages of the Southeast be fore its own people, the manage ment of the Southern Railway considering this of the highest importance in order to discourage emigration from the Southeast to less favored sections. Spartanburg, S. C. July. 19th,- To light the threatened outbreak of the Southern Pine Beetle, a bark boring insect which caused e iormous damage to healthy liv ing timber in the Virginias in the early ‘9o’s and which has recent ly been reported in different se ctions of the South, a Forest In sect Field Station has been est ablished here by the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture. It is feared that unless mea sures are taken for the control of this insect it will cause the loss of millions of dollars worth of pine and the station has been established here for the purpose of securing firsthand information and for giving direct free inst ruction to timber owners on the most economical and effectual methods of conrolling the beetle. The Bureau experts have dis covered methods by which the beetle can be controlled in some cases by the profitable utilization of the infected timber and in all cases at a moderate direct ex pense. Timber owners should communicate either with the St ation here or the Bureau at Wash ington. Recognizing the importance of concerted action and that the danger is common to the whole South, the Southern Railway is endeavoring to call the attention of timber owners throughout the South to the activity of the Bureau in this matter, in the be lief that its interest is identical with theirs- The old buildingi whch has been used as the Baptist parson age for a number of years is being torn down, and in its place will constructed another commodious kwelling for the Minister. Qnite a change in tne weather Tuesday morning the quilt was very acceptable before day. Mrs. W. E. M. Brogan depart ed for Jackson yesterday morn ing where she visits friends. Quite a member from the sur rounding Country came to town yesterday to attend the Bilbo speaking at sturgis. A musical and social entertain ment was given Tuesday night! by the order of Eastern Star. It j was a delightful affair and all en- < joyed themselves. This order is growing throughout the state! and has a larger membership. Dr. J. E. Ellis of Cedar Bluff was the guest of Alderman W, M. Clardy Tuesday, % The Misses Annie and Louis Pigford of Meridian, who haye" been spending several days irfl the hospitable homo of Mr. John, Lewis, returned Sunday to their home. D. A. Clardy who has the con tracts for building three county public roads will soon begin work on them. The roads will be" twenty miles in length. Prof. W. U. Perkins, returned'* to Clemison College last Satur day. Mrs. Perkins and children will follow later on. Mrs. Ida Henry of Atlanta, Ga,; and Miss. Annie Nance of Maben, weae the pleasant guest* of Mrs. Esten Maxwell their sis-^ ter last week. * • Some Good Advice. There is nothing in the world i that helps a town so much as keeping its streets clean. Dis ordered streets are unattractive, but clean streets and premises catch the eye, also the favorable comment. Keep your eye open to bad effects. Why, if you would put your heads together and talk the matter over together in a business like way, it would only be a short time until united efforts would do away with all unsightly appearances. Just try it, and you will find this true. The officers of a town can’t do everything; the people must have some pride, exercise some judgement and invest some energy. When you throw out a whole lot of old. dirty paper on the street, do you expect some one else to come along and pick it up? Well, you ought not to expect it. It is your plain duty not to put it there. One may say. “Well, Mr. A. puts his trash on the streets, and I’ve got as much right to put it there as he has.” That’s the reason ing of a child, and is a power ful poor plan to pursue in trying to make a clean and healthy town, and this is the reasoning we are trying to obviate by advising you to put your heads together that you may understand each, other and reach the conclusion that you are going to have the clean est town in the State. —Itemizer, For Sale. Thirty loads of Stable fertilizer. W. H. CHILES. H. D. Brewer of Ackerman was a Sunday visitor to the city. Dont forget to go to the Polls next Tuesday and vote as you think best. Mr* Eula Davis has been on the sick list for several days, but is now better. The rains have retarded the the fai mers somewhat for the past week in cleaning their crops. Good many of our people went to Longview to hear the candidates speak yesterday and partake of a sumptious barbecue. Dr. J. C. Hardy accompanied Mrs. Hardy and children to Ackerman, who departed for Jackson yesterday morn ing where they will visit her father’s family,Judge Whitfield. Her brother, Mr. Whitfield, accompa nied her who has been visiting In the Hardy home on the College Cam pass. What are you going to do when the election is over?