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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOL. X. ADATON ITEMS. Miss MyrtleJDavidson, of near Montpelier is visiting her broth er, Mr. Rush Davidson. Mr. Wylie Quinn,of Starkville, spent Saturday and Sunday with homefolks. Messrs Payette and Buster Douglass, of Center Grove, spent Sunday here. Mr. John Clardy,of Starkville, visited homefolks Sunday. Mr. Alva Lewis attended ser. vices here Sunday. Mrs. L. L. Clardy lias been very sick, hut are glad to say is improving. Messrs Claude Andrew and Levant Harris and sister, Miss Minnie Lee, visited relatives in Clay County Saturday and Sun day Mr. E. O. Pulton and wife are visiting relatives in Webster County. Miss Myrtis Crumpton, of Starkville, visited here Sunday. Winston county showed its ap preciation to the “White Chief, by giving him 1.203 votes. And so it went down the line. A Carpet-Bag For “Private” John Allen. S. L. Bliss, a youth living near Redwood in the Fifth Dis trict of Warren county,is prepar ing to send, by express, to John Allen, at Tupelo, an old-time carpet-bag with the following in scription : “Private John Allen, For Parts Unknown.” A Fad “Daddied” by the Opposition. A fad among the Opposition is to have published in some issue of the opposition press or by, cir culars preceding the date that Vardanian will speak in a given place, aseries of questions which they want him to answer in his speech. Usually, the questions are“daddied” by some local man of standing to give them respect ability. They relate in the main to his handling of the contingent fund, and call upon him to produce vouchers showing what was done with that fund. This question was satisfactory answerd by witnesses in tne official investj gation, when bv the sworn tes timony of the then.Secretary, Hon. Geo. Edwards, it was shown that these vouchers were on file in the Governor’s office when he completed his term. No satisfactory explanation, how ever, has ever been made of the reason for turning over these vouchers to Vardaman’s bitter enemies for weeks after the present Governer took his seat. They could, if they would, no doubt supply the answer to the questions they are now asking Vardaman.-Brookhaven Leader. The “Secret Caucus” received its death knell Tuesday. Bilbo sent the following tele gram to the famous, “Private” feohn Allen Tuesday night: This is moving day. Good bye John. STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1011. The Secret Caucus Doomed Whatever else is determined by the primary election held Tues day in Mississippi, the doom of the secret legislative caucus was pronounced. There was never any real occasion for the one held in the winter of 1910, and no convincing justification could be made for it. The secret bal lot for the individual voter is one proposition; that for the legisla tive representative of the con stituency is quite another. The people who were denied a direct vote in the settlement of the sue cession to the late Senator Me Laurin had a right to know how tiieir representatives voted. The representatives owed it to their representative constituencies to act in the open. A man’s per sonal ballot at the polls is prop erly secret, for his protection, and in the interest of a fair ex pression of popular sentiment. A secret ballot in a legislative caucus is rather in the interest of corporation and rarely fails to give rise to scandal and charges and counter charges. Some years ago—a dozen or a score or more—the secret caucus had its excuse and justification. The welfare of the state was wrapped up in the consistency and homo geniety of the democoaric party. Party selections of senators were made in the secret caucus to avoid breeding factional spirit and arraying leaders against one another. A number of suchcau cusses or secret ballotlngs at va rious times were held, always by unanimous consent, and resulted satisfactory. Such senators as Lamar, George, Walthall,, Mon ey and McLaurn were chosen. But to the last secret ballot pro position there was very decided and aggressive opposition. This was ruthlessly overridden by a bare majority, and for weeks the contest was prolonged, scandal following scandal, and ugly ru mors everywhere. The election returns, so far as are now at hand, show that Mr. Percy, ex cellent man that his friends be lieve him, is third or last in the senatorial contest, with proba bly less than 25 per cent of the voteis supporting him. That he is an honorable and talented cit izen, of many personal chaims and of a statesman’s caliber, few will dispute. Yet, as the selec tion of the secret caucus, though urgently supported by such men as John Sharp Williams and Jno. M. Allen, he is repudiated by the voters, at least to the extent that they have overwhemingly pronounced that he is not their first choice. There will be no other secret caucus in Mississippi, and should not be elsewhere, except when demanded by most unusnal con ditions. The aboye is a pert summary of the News Scimitar, and tells it in a nutshell. mm**— Two Boys Cross the Ocean and Land Here. Two boys named Michael and Henry Mitchell nephews of Man uel Mitchell of the White House Cafe, arrived in New York City from the Isle of Crete, Greece. The health authorities detained them on account of their youth, at Castle Garden. Congressman Candler was appealed to, and through his influence both were allowed to land. Michael will be employed here, while the other will live in Columbus with Manuel Dandelake. The young est boy is only fifteen years old. Oktibbeha county performed heroic services last Tuesday. gMßgggßßi : mmm 1 MSsmmi JAMES K. VARDAMAN, Wins in First Primary. “The People’s Choice” for United States Senator to Succeed Sen ator Leßoy Percy, March qth, 1913. Major Vardanian was defeated by the Legislature of 19 10 after a 47 days’ caucus, in which all of the opposition candidates com bined in their efforts to defeat him. An Easy Victory. Tho people have spoken and the ma jority with the indomitable courage of Spartans have indicated by their ballot casting who was their choice. It has been several years since apolitical cam paign was so full of bitterness and strife, and injection of so much unpleasant ness as this one. On every hand Maj. Vardanian was assailcJ, ired every a vailable charge was attributed to him his character maligned, his fair name trampled in the dirt, still these inuen does had no effect on the good people. They stood by him until the last min ute, knowing that the charges were unfounded and were merely circulated for political purposes. Truth will pre vail, and in this case the old adage was was brought into requisition. The din of the battle is over, and the smoke has cleared away on the unfaded horizon, and while it is to the credit of the state for the quietness that prevailed elec tion day, it is to its glory also that a great victory has been achieved, and the high goal that the “White Chief”and his followers have been trying for the past year to attain has been reached. To those gentlemen who opposed the victor in this memorable campaign we have nothing to say. They voted as they believed occording to their con victions, but it proved disastrous to them. We are of the honest opinion that when Vardanian takes his seat in the U. S.Senate,he will exert every ef fort to legislate for his constituents in a manner that will Oe creditable to him self and the people of the grand old state of Mississippi. Stat magri nominius umbra. Mrs. M. W. Stanton departed for Louisville Saturday morning where she visits her daughter Mrs. Ossa Butler accompanied bv her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Hunter who had come to visit her for a while as far as Acker man, who was called home New Orleans, on account of serious sickness of her husband, Mr. Hunter. U. S. Senator Leßoy Percy gives out statement that he will tender his resignation as U. S Senator to the Legislature that convenes next January. Mr. Geo. A. Skidmore and family of Louisville, visited rel atives at Longview last week in their old homes where friends were glad to meet them. Mr. Skidmore was a town visitor here Friday and we were really glad to meet and see him looking well and prosperous. Sturgis, Miss. Aug. 3, 1911 To the voters of Oktibbeha Cos. I desire to say to those who voted for me in the camapign that has just closed that my ap preciation and gratitude is heart deep, and to those who voted a gamst me I have but the kindest feeling. I foughi as hard as I could and as fair as I knew how and my greatest regret is the disappointment of my friends. I congratulate my opponent up on his success. A proper and a prompt enforcement of the laws is of the greatest benefit to any community, It is difacnlt and sometimes unpleasant to perform the duties of this office satisfac torily and fairly, and I hope that every good citizen of the County will aid him in this important un dertaking. O. F. Turner. Mr. W. H. Sudduth is making preparations to build a two story frame dwelling that will cost between four and five thousand dollars. When finished it wiil be one of the handsomest houses in the city. Bradley and Longview peop le were in the majority here Wed nesday. The store of Mr. Phil. GoodJ man was entered by burgulars Mooday night, but nothing was taken that could be ascertained after an ihvestigation. No clue to the would-be burgler. Lets all shake hands and throw down that spirit of ani mosity that has been existing. Mrs. John Ramsey left for Choctaw county Thursday morn ing where she will visit relatives. Mr. M, Nabors went home Monday to Carroll Cos. to vote. Rev. J. D. Jemison of Ellis ville. paid a pleasant visit to Rev. J. D. Jordan Wednesday. Mr. John Ray a prominent far mers of Self Creek was in town Thursday. The new brick buildings are nearly completed. Results of County Primary Election Held Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1911 as Follows: For United States Senator C H Alexander 479 Leroy Percy 198 Jas K. Vardanian 762 For Lieut. Governor Then G Bilbo 645 Wiley N Nash 752 T. O. Yewell 37 For Secretary State J W Power 666 F H Smith 565 For Attorney General Ross A Collins 632 S S Hudson 767 For State Treasurer W J Miller 560 P S Stovall 808 For Revenue Agent Wirt Adams 706 William Reeves 269 Phil A Rush 389 For Commissioner of Agriculture U E Blakeslee 784 J W Boatwright 509 For Land Commissioner M A Brown 796 J L Gillespie 941 For Penitentiary Trustee J L Collins 809 L T Taylor 873 For R R Commissioner A G Buford 48 J W Cooke 779 C R Horne 101 W R Scott 271 Tom Shipman 54 W B Wilson 143 For State Senator J A Mcßeynolds 658 H H Sikes 842 For Representative Eastern District W E Drane 164 Franks Puller 118 Jno H Wei born 243 For Representative Westeru District G C Carpenter 59 A O Douglass 91 C B Hannah 244 W M Hammond 156 J F Kuykendall 132 J J Lemons 150 E B Sherman 75 For Superintendent of Education A E Green 41 W H Miller 417 C E Scroggins 346 SJ Wallace 258 For County Attorney M A Saunders 946 O F Turner 461 For Sheriff J E. Brown 228 L II Nickies 387 M M Maxwell 264 C H West 294 For Treasurer C B Ferguson 87 T N Gillis 252 A E Hearon 288 W H Hull 355 W T Norris 2 66 C R Sanders * BS For Assessor S B Critz 470 D B Jackson 46d J L Lucas 495 Dead. Mr. Jessie L. Yeates. who had been visiting in the home of his nephew Mr. Ed. D. Yeates for quite a while here died last Sun day in Memphis quite suddenly. The remains arrived here Mon day on the 10:11 I. C. train and interred in Odd Fellows Ceme tery on arrival. Mr. Yeates was an excellent cultured gentleman and a mem ber of an old and distinguished North Carolinian family; his father was an eminent lawyer and for many years a distinguish ed member of congress from his state. He leaves many near rel atives here who mourn his loss, and the News sympathizes with them in their hours of affliction. <ii Several of the victorious coun ty candidates are wearing a broad smile. NO. 21