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Published Weekly F.U.tCINCANNON.Prop. A. H. Ub IjAY, Business lYTS'r. FRIDAY, OUT. 23, 1903. Entered at the Tupelo post oflice as second-class mail matter. RATES OF ADVERTISING. DISPLAY advertisements at rate of fl .00 per running inch per mouth of four weeks. Liberal discounts made on yearly contracts. Notice of meetings of strictly chari table organizations will be inserted one time free; all other notices must be paid or. All local notices will be charged at the rate of Scents per line each insertion. No local taken for less than 25 cents. There wiil be no deviat ion from this rule. Democratic Ticket. For United States Senator v.Term beginning March 4,1907) A J. McLAURLN For United States Senator (Term beginning Maroli 4. 11*05) H. 1). MONEY For Governor .]. K. VARLAM AN For Lieutenant Governor ,T. P. CARTER For Secr&ary of State JOSEPH \V. POWER For State Treasurer \V. J. MILLER For State Auditor T. M. HENRY For Attorney General WILLIAM WILLIAMS For State Superintendent of Edu cation HENRY L. WHITFIELD For State Land Commissioner E. H. NALL Fur State Insurance Commis sioner W. 0- COLE For State Reven ue Agent WIRT ADAMS For Supreme Court Clerk E. W. BROWN For Railroad Commissioner FIRST DISTRICT R. L. BRADLEY. SKCOXII DISTRICT. S. 1). McNAlR. THIRD DISTRICT J. C. K1NCANN0N For District Attorney. J. W. BARRON. For State Senator. J. M. AYE A YER. For Floater Representative Lee and Itawamba Counties GUY AY. MITCHELL. For Representative for Lee Countv I\ E. CAROTHERS. .1. M HOYLE. For Sheriff WILL KELLY. For Chancery Clerk. G. AY. LONG. For Circuit Clerk. FRANK KINCANNON. For County Treasurer. a. ay. Patterson. For County Superintendent .J. N. FRANCIS For Tax Assessor. G. W. GREEN. For County Surveyor W. A. DOZIER For Coroner and (Ranger N. A. BARBEE For Supervisor FIRST DISTRICT BEN PARKER SECOND DISTRICT MARION MARTIN THIRD DISTRICT J. W. BARNES FOURTH DISTRICT J. C. CALHOUN FIFTH DISTRICT W. M. ROBERTS. For Justice of the Peace FIRST DISTRICT C. c. CHRISTOPHER HENRY BUTLER SECOND DISTRICT W. I’. MEANS JOHN YOUNG THIRD DISTRICT W. T. POUND EUGENE MIZE FOURTH DISTRICT. J. M. SAMPLE. A. C. McVAY. FIFTH DISTRICT. R. J. COLLIER. I. B. COGGINS. For Constable FIRST DISTRICT WILL PARKER SECOND DISTRICT W. P. GARDNER THIRD DISTRICT O. T. TRAPP FOURTH DISTRICT . A. M,. ROGERS FIFTH DISTRICT. 9 8. g. YOUNG ' J. H. Tillman Acquitted. The jury which tried Jas. H. Tillman at Lexington, S. C. for the killing of E. D. Gonzales, edi tor of The State, at Columbia, du January 15th, has returned a ver dict which said that the killing of Gonzales was not murder. The cise was oueof the most noted iu the history of the state and the best legal talent presented both sides of the case to the jury. The verdict came somewhat as a sur prise to the public geuerally as the press in common had made out a c ise of murder and a conviction seemed to be a foregone conclu sion. But the jury looked at the matter differently aud found it their duty to acquit the accused. Technically Tillman was guilty oi either murder or manslaughter from the evideuce. At the time he iired the fatal shot Gonzales was making no effort to do him bodily harm aud was evidently unprepared iu his own mind to be lieve that Tillman would attack him. Six mouths had elapsed siuce the severe editorials which caused the bad blood between the two men aud at this late day the editor was caught off his guard and slain. The lesson to be drawn from the yerdict of the jury iu this ease is one that has been found iu nearly every similar trail aud verdict. Juries, which are drawn from aud are a part oi the public, hold men accused oi murder uuder such circumstances, justifiable, and it is impossible to secure a conviction. When an editor goes to the extreme that Gonzales did in his deuunciaiton aud abuse, and is shot down, the public stands ready to justify the killing, and the jury but voice the sentiment. No public good can be subserved by such editorial utter ances; the fact that a man is run ning a newspaper does not license him to abuse Ins fellowman, and when it is indulged iu we have the same fatal consequences. YVe can not recall an iustauce of where an editor was killed for indulging iu intemperate aud denunciatory language that the slayer was ever punished. The public will see to it that he never is. The situation between Russia and Japan has arrived at the critk cal stage and only the best of diplomacy aud sober judgment on the part of both nations will pre vent hostilities breakiug out. Russia violated her treaty with barefaced impudence when she failed to remove her troops from Manchuria, but this was no more than was to be expected from that grasping and avaricious empire. The delay which she secured by the violated treaty was for the preparation for war. This she has milized by mobilizing a large army and naval force iu striking distance. If Russia holds Man churia Japan will attempt to hold Corea. This is the bone of con ten'ion between the two great powers which it seems are on the eve of a bloody war over the mat ter. _ President Roosevelt announces that he is satisfied with the work of his political referees in the southern states and that there will hp nn olinmrps rnnrlp Mow will D 1 the president be satisfied if his referees do not take charge of the republican conventions next year and send up the Roosevelt delega tions? The time is near at hand when the so called democrat acting as referee will be expected to walk into the republican conventions and run them in the interest of his republican boss. That they will do so there is no shadow of a doubt. The post office department seems to be the favorite resort for the rascals that seek to rob the govern ment. The worst scandals in the history of the government haye been developed in this department and judging from the way the thieves succeeded very loose meth ods prevail in handling this de partment of the public service. Thirty years ago the star route thievery brought Gen. Grant’s admiuistratiou severe criticism and condemnation. Instead of making General Miles Governor of Texas, ex-Gov. Hogg will unload some of his oil stock on the General. Military men are not usually financiers and are easily led into schemes that prom ise great results. Gen. Grant in his old age was the unfortunate victim of designing sharpers and if Gen. Miles has any friends they had better take care to warn him in time. 4*. Bad Literature. Cursed be the books that try to make impurity decent and crime attractive ahd hypocricy noble! Cursed be the books that swarm with libertines and desperadoes, who make the brain of the young people whirl with villiany! Ye authors who write them, ye pub lishers who print them, shall be cut to pieces, if not by an arous ed community, than at last by the hail of diyiue vengeance which shall sweep to the lowest pit of perdition all ye murderers of souls. I tell you though you may escape this world you will be ground at last under the hoof of eternal jcalamites and you will be chained to the rock and you will have the vultures of dispair clow iug at your soul aud those whom you have destroyed will come round to torment you and pour hot coals of fury upon your head and re joice eternally in the outcry of your pain aud damnation. “God shall wouud the hairy scalp of him that goeth on in his tresspass es.” The clock strikes midnight. A fair form bends over a romance. The eyes flash fire. The breath is quick and irregular. The hands tremble as though a guardian spirit _... A._1 A. 1 1 .1 1 It u viug lu mo ucauij book out of her grasp, llot tears fall. She laughs with a shrill voice that drops dead at its owu sound. The sweat of her brow is the spray dashed up from the river of death. The clock strikes “foui,” and the rosy dawn soou after be gins to look through the lattice upon the pale form that looks like a detained spectre of the night. Soou in a mad-house she will mis take hiir ringlets for coiliug ser pents and thrust her white hands through the bars of the prison and smite her head, rubbing it back as though to push the scalp from the skull, shrieking: “My brain ! my brain !” O, stand off from that! Why will you go sounding your way amid the reeds and warning guays when there is such a vast ocean in which you may voyage, all sail set?—Tal mage. This section was visited by a light frost on the nights of the 18th and 19th. On low lands the cotton plant was almost stripped of their leaves. Billy Buck, the Newton county trotting horse, won auother purse of $3000 the past week. More than $20,000 in prizes have been captured by his owners during the present season from his magnifi cent work. A monument raised to the memo ry of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman was unveiled in Wash ington the past week. The monu ments to Sherman in the South were razed by that heartless sol dier during the civil war. Director Rowland has hung a picture of Thos. B. Reed in Mis sissippi’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Reed represented Mississippi in the Uuited States seuate back in the twenties. The portrait was the gift of relatives of the senator who reside in Yazoo county. Dr. Dowie with four thousaud deciples have arrived in New York aud will endeavor for the next three weeks to purge that city of vice. The enormity of the under taking can be surmised when we take into consideration the fact that a mayoralty canvass is in progress. The first fatality of the football season has been reported. A lad of 15 years was the victim. If our college boys could be induced to content themselves with some thing'wore humane and less dan gerous in the way of amusement many noble young meu could be saved to their families. Senator Morgan of Alabama has arrived in Washington and will remau throughout the session. The senator will enlighten the president and the senate a-, to their duty on the canal question settiug forth the great advantages of the Nicaraugua route. Presi dent Roosevelt kuows wnat the plain letter of the law is aud but for the fact that he fears the rail roads, that have so far defeated the effort to dig the canal, during his canvass next year, he would give the order to proceed wi^li the Nicaraugua treaty. -i-' ■ ■ ■ - , FOR SALE—M.y bouse aud lot and vacant lot adjoining on comer of Church and Magazine streets. Size of each lot 75 feet front b.v 211 deep. / Apply to T. J. Jourdan. / - * b Election Notice. ! State of Mississippi, Lee County. By authority vested in the undersigned Commissioners of Election for said county and State, the following named persons are hereby appointed as Deputy Ticket Commissioners, Managers and Bailiffs: which Ticket Commis sioners are under the Law peace officers for the various voting pre ciucts in said County, to hold and conduct an Election for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State. Auditor of Public Ac counts, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Superiutendant of Pub lic Education, Land Commissioner, < .'ommissioner of Insurance, State Revenue Agent, Clerk of Surpreme Court, three Railroad Commission ets, two Senators for the 38th Senatorial District, a floater Rep resentative for the counties of Lee and Itawamba, a District Attorney for the first Judical District, a Sheriff, Clerk of Chancery Court, Clerk of Circuit Court, Treasurer, Assessor, Superintendent of Pub lic Education, Coroner, Surveyor, one member of tne Board of Super visors, two Justices ot the Peace, and one Constable, for each Super visors District in said County, to be held on Tuesday after the first Monday beiug the 3rd day of November 1903, towit. BALDWYN PRECT.—W. S. White, T. R. Stubbs, A. W. Caldwell, Henry Tison. MCGEE’S STORE PRECT.—W. M. Thompson, G. W. Epting, Will Gibson. .1 no. C!oy. GUNTOWN PKEct.—J. T. Bryson, W. H. Green, W. R. Mitchell, E C. Nortou. SALTILLO PRECT.—Will Francis, H. Baker, Frisbie Barrett, Ed Powers. DAVIS STORE PRECT.—I). F. Woods, Rube Barton, A. J. Liv iugstou, Will Mears. UNITY PRECT.—Bob Love, W. A. Smith, W. J. Coggins, B. M. Elliott. LEIGHTON PRECT.—J. C. Mitts, •J. M. Simpson, G. W. Ritter, Jim Barnes. tupelo.—E. M. Witherspoon, Allis Reese, D. R. Johnson, R. F. Robertson. AUBERN. M. C. Cook, A. P. Carr, E. D. Clavtou, Will Gregory, eggville. Wes Garner, Mar shall Talley, J. N. Monts, R. B. Estes. GILVO.—F. E. Ballard, W. II. Abney, R. B. Lee, G. W. Gilleu tiue. MOORESVILLE.—M. M. Mullins, L. T. Trapp, Willis Austin, Bob Stovall. Richmond.—Geo. Schumpert, R. E. Estes, Tom Harris. planters ville,—Z. A. Hern don, R. G. Biggers, J. A. Williams, C. G. Rogers. VERONA,—Dave Clark, Ram Gibson, J. M. Jackson, W. W. Garmon. PALMETTO-P. S. Long, G. W. Wardlaw, S. Caldwell, R. L. Cobb. shannon.—F. P. McElwrath, J. R. Poe, M. C. Yancey, E. M. Gor man. NETTLETON.—W. W. Roberts, J. R. Burgiss, Will Hairston, W. II. Park. PETERSBURG—W. T. Coggins, S. A. Enloe, W. J. Payne, R. II. Nicholson. The persons herein as Deputy Ticket Commissioners before they can act as such, will have to take an oath as required by law to be admiuisterd by II. E. Porter, such persons will therefore appear at their earliest convenience and be sworn. Ordered by the Board of Super visors that the questiou of work ing the public roads by contract be voted on.Those in favor of the contract system voting “aye,” j those opposed “nay.” H. E. PORTER, T. B. ARNOLD, N. L. WITCHER. Election Commissioners. Oct. 6, 1903, 3t. Tax Collectors Notice. Notice is hereby given that I will visit the following named places on the dates given for the purpose of collecting taxes for the year 1903. All parties desiring to pay are requested to meet me at their voting precinct Corona, Monday Oct. 26th, Baldwyn, Tuesday Oct. 27th. Guntowu, W ednesday, Oct. 28th ; Unity, Thursday, Oct. 29th. Saltillo, Friday, Oct. 31th. Macedonia, Tuesday Forenoon, Nov. 2nd. Leighton, Tuesday Afternoon, Nov. 2nd. Eggville, Wednesday, Forenoon Nov. 3rd. Auburn, Wednesday Afternoon Nov. 3rd. Mooresville, Thursday, Fore noon Nov. 4th. Gilvo, Thursday Afternoon Nov. 4th. Richmond, Friday Nov. 5th. Petersburg, Monday, Nov. 9th. Nettleton, Tuesday, Nov. 10th. Shannon Wednesday, Nov. 11th. Plautersville, Thursday, Nov. 12. Verona Friday, Nov. 13th. G. w. Long, Sheriff and Tax Collector. Foley's tloney and Tat tor cbltdna,sate,sun, No opiate* w The Old Reliable Hardware Store * i Desires to call your attention to the fact that we have a complete line of BELTING, both Leather and Rubber. Also Pipe, Pipe Fittingf, Inspirators, Injectors, Jets, Valves, etc., for fitting up Gins and Ma= chinery generally. See us When in Need of Same. TRICERAYMOND HARDWARE COMPANY. PROFESSIONAL. Drs* Bonner & Elkin, PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, Tupelo, Mississippi. Office Hours—10 to 12 a.m,; 1 to 3 p.ni T. A* Boggan, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Offers his services to the people of Tupelo j.l ad joining country. Office Coner Main and Broadway Residence ’Phone 26. £ D. HOOD, DENTIST, Office 2nd Floor, North end Tupelc Bank Building. ’Phones—Office 103. Res. 35 T C. WTilUHTj DENTIST, Office 2d Floor, Bank of Tupelc ,pi'°-}“ee’ 941 Dr* M. D* Gibbs, Osteopathic Physician. Office-at Col. S. It. Stribliug’s on Main Street. Consultation without Charge. Dr. J. P. Watson, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Office: Tupelo Drug Store, Telephone.: ■ I lin'T — I — li l»B—■—a—M S' - ELITE I Barber Shop. 3 The most modern and com §j * plete Shop in the State. ■ Prompt service by the most skillful artists. White Barbers Ony Employed I A full line toilet and touso rial articles kept constantly on hand. J. E. COMPTON, Prop. tUBS itmh (TV R ■ ^ IRI m m dm FnUHMiKAHnY J. D. Huffman & Sons. Remember we are headquarters for all kinds of Photographs at at reasonable rates. Our work is the result of a lifetime experience. Call ro see us when in waut of any thing in our line and you will get the benefit of experience for per manent work. J. D. Huffman & Sons Tupelo, Miss. COAL! COAL! COAL! Place your order for winter Coa!. Buy Fancy Lump it is free from dirt and dust. Tunelo Coal Co. Much has-been saidas to the way a modern Missouri girl Lolds up her skirts, but a Liberty inau disarmed criticism (lie other day as he watched a pretty girl walk ing up the street with her skirts gathered up. hie remarked inno cently : “It’s all right, as far as I can yee.”—Liberty (Mo) Ad vance. H S. T. HARKEY, President J. J. ROGERS, Vice-Pres. F. JOHNSON, Cashiei FIRST NATIONAL RANK « Directors: | (jj ^ ^TL(P©IcIj S. T. Harkey, O JjJQ.1Rob[ne, * Transacts a General Banking Business R. S. Thomas, O __ J. M. Allen, O' FJ°ln*Zn.' o Capital and Surplus $60,000. W. W. Trice. 5 'TTTIF'IE^O, IL/HISS. Collections given Prompt Attention and Quick Returns. We want your Business Insured Against Burglars. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors 1st 'Tuesday in each month. J WE USE IN OUR PRESCRIPTIONS THE PUREST OF DRUGS ^ AT MOONEY'S PHARMACY WE ALSO SELL THE FAMOUS NUNNALLY CANDIES. DR. J. B. TIOONEY, Office at Drug Store Physician and Surgeon. Troy Street. Business Men Who Have Examined the Course of Study at t BUSINESS COLLEGE 41 Madison St., Memphis, were astonished at the practical and up-to-date methods employed. The students learn BOOK-KEEPING and BUSINESS CUSTOMS by keeping a record of their daily transactions with each other, the teachers, hank and various offices of the college, instead of merely copying from text-books, budgets, or other memoranda. This institution neither resorts to deceptive schemes nor offers any fake proposi tions, thereby commanding tbe respect and patronage of the thinking classes. Competent men teachers only are employed. We have no vacation, hence,students may enter any week day in the year. Brooms and Brushes. We manufacture all kinds of Brooms and Brushes and sell them at Wholesale and Retail. We make our brooms to last and sell them cheap. Give us a trial and you will give us your business. TUPELO BROOM FACTORY. LUMPKIN BROS. & CO. Dealers in Hardware and Furniture, Coffins, Caskets, Sash and Doors, Picture Moulding, Framed Pictures, Stoves and Tinware,'Glassware and Queensware, China and Cut Glass, Cuttlery, Guns and Pistols, Matting and Rugs. We now have our new quarters full of good values and more coming in every day. We want your business and will do our best to please you. Yours truly, Lumpkin Bros. & Co. Under Masonic Temple Tupelo, Miss.