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$1.50 pet Annum * “BJ£ JUST AND FEAK NOT." $1.50 per Aimunt Vol. XXXVII TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, JANUARY SO, 1910. n7"43. The Caucus Is Fair. A great deal of flim-flam, flub dub and fol de rol is being said and printed concerning the democratic caucus now engaged in an effort to nominate a United States senator. The tenor of some of these utterances would lead a stranger to believe that a gigantic secret conspiracy of some sort is on foot in Jackson for the ex press purpose of depriving some person of his constitutional rights. In fact, these utterances are being framed for the express purpose of giving color to such a belief, to make it appear that some man is being treated un justly, unfairly, and outrageously robbed of an inherited right. This line of baby talk does not deceiye any intelligent person. It may impress a few zealots and partisans who are quick to seize every flimsy excuse to arouse \ maudlin sympathy and sickly sentimentality. When told to thinking people, however, it is not even regarded as respectable nonsense. Nomination in democratic cau cus hv sporpt hallot. is a time ' honored democratic precedent, and the man who objects to the method is not a gcod democrat. It is as fair for one candidate as another, and the howls of pro test, bitter denudations and acrimonious accusations are the t cheapest sort of clap trap, a mere playing to the galleries, an effort at tawdry theatricals, and deceives nobody save those who • are always ready and willing to • have the wool pulled over their eyes. j The plain fact is that no can , • didate in the senatorial contest has lost anything by the secret ballot, nor can it be asserted that I any candidate has made substan tial gains thereby. This is the view taken by conservati ve men in all factions who use clear headed judgment and calm Reasoning in measuring the Strength and relative chances of Lhe various aspirants. A majority of the legislators have decreed that they prefer to inake the nomination by this method, and the majority has an inalienable right to prescribe the manner of its deliberations. t Denunciations of the conserva tive candidates as “tricksters,” “shysters,” ”wire-pullers,” and other pet epithets being used by the radicals form a fair ■ sample of the extreme and in temperate methods they have used since the inception of the \ ■ contest. To their minds it is r nothing short of sacrilege for any person save their own favor jte to aspire to a seat in the United States senate. No other Uclll^ VJl 1 O ftl'-vu I/ll ■ should even allow himself to be in a receptive mood as regards g that honor. The spirit of intolerance is al ways characteristic of the radical element in any political fight. They do not hesitate to use n uestionable methods themselves, , and lose no opportunity to hurl baseless charges at their op ponents. Some of the petitions being ¥ sent to Jackson telling legislators • how to vote, when subjected to ' ■ a rigid investigation, are found * to be nothing but attempts a1 | coercion and intimidation, gener gally backed by a little handful of i*alots. For instance, Repre intative Yates, of Marion ►unty, has received a copy of .so’utions adopted at what irported to be a rousing mas; eeting of voters at Columbir st Saturday. The tenor ie resolution, and the mannei , which it was heralded in tht -ess dispatches, would indicab iat fully ninety per cent- oi ie qualified electors of tht >unty were present, and insis ,nt in their demand that Mr. ates vote for their favorite. As qiiry shows that betwee: venty-fWe and thirty person tended the meeting, and tha ~ <'*> -.0: Another Special Message. The fourth of Gov. Noel’s series of special messages was sent to the legislature Monday morning, as follows: Executive Department, Jackson, Miss., Jan. 17, 1910. Gentlemen of the Legislature of Mississippi: I submit to you, with but brief comments, for your considera tion and action, the following subjects: 1. The establishment and maintenance of one or t'vo more experimental stations, additional to the two mentioned in a previous message. The advent of the boll weevil makes it necessary to utilize all practical opportunities for in struction and encouragement in cattle raising and other forms of crop diversification. 2. The creation of a bureau of labor statistics and for its main tenance. Encouragement should be given to every form of agricul tural and industrial development, especially pertaining to the interest and welfare of those up on whom they are dependent for labor 3. Establishment and main tenance of a state board of err. i i • j .*1 . _ iu piuviuc im tuc: better protection for life and health and the prevention of the spread of contagious disease. 4. To so amend section 4543 of the cede of 1906 as to require posters showing the effect of alcohol on the human system to be kept posted on the walls of public school rooms. 5. To prohibit minors, under 18 years of age from entering or remaining in pool rooms, without written consent of parents or guardians. 6. To empower the board of supervisors of Lafayette county, to reimburse J. C. Harfsfield, sheriff, for extraordinary services in making out extra copies of tax records. 7. To authorize the board of supervisors of Lafayette county to pay C. A. Harris a sum not exceeding $90.00, amount paid by him for a convict never de livered to him. 8. To appropriate balances due certain assessors for making assessments of land and personal property for the year 1909, as appears from records of the au ditor of public accounts. 9. To authorize county boards of pensions to subpoena and swear witnesses, to take deposit ions; and imposing penalties for false swearing, in matters pend ing before them. Respectfully submitted, T~* T1 \T I XL/. X1 . 1NGCJ, Governor. only such persons whose political affiliations were well known were invited to attend. This informa tion is obtained from sources of unquestioned reliability and the evidence can be furnished if necessary. , Here is another illustration of unfair tactics: A member from Madison county received a per sonal letter the other day making an urgent appeal to him to vote for the radical candidate. The writer of the letter went on tc say: You know I have never suprorted this man for any office, but his friends here make a strong demand, and declare that unless I help him out they wil knife me when I run for sheriff.’1 But it makes all the difference in the world whose ox is being gored. The faction that has usee threats, coercion and intimidatior since the beginning of the fight and, failing to achieve victorj thereby, has no moral or political right to whimper when the tide of tattle turns against- them Politics is a game of give anc take, and every person who play: it ought to be willing to take hi: medicine like a min.—Jaeksoi A'ews MR. NAGEL TO SUPERVISORS j _ The Secretary’s Vigorous Address Following the President's. Washington, D. C.—Secretary i Nagel of the Department of Commerce and Labor, under whose supervision is the work of the Bureau of the Census, at the conference of eastern state su pervisors here gave a vigorous talk on the subject of their duty, in which he emphasized and added to what had been said by the President to the census field chiefs previously at the White House. The Secretary said: “I wanted a chance to meet you—not to speak to you, but to shake hands and possibly ex change a word here and there as occasion might offer. There is a further reason why it will be difficult for me to say any thing at this time. We have a rule that after the President has spoken his Secretaries have nothing to say. [Laughter.] I nappeneu 10 ue hi me vvnne House when you were there, and heard what the President said. To now repeat would not give emphasis; to add is barely pardonable. “I am very glad that you did have an opportunity, however, to meet the President himself 'and to hear from him just what the attitude of the Executive on this matter of the taking of the census is; and I am glad that he had an opportunity to say to you how thoroughly he is in earnest about what he has here tofore said. “It is unnecessary for me to dwell upon the importance of a correct census. Of course, we want to take a better census than has ever before been taken —and that is no disparagement of the work of predecessors, We ought to improve; we ought to improve for reasons which are self-evident; we ought to im prove because the need for a correct and adequate census now is greater than it has ever been before. It is so on account of the growth of our own country, and because we are coming into relations with other countries, so that a correct report and a re liable statement, to be used not only at home but for comparison with what other countries are do ing, is the one essential foun dation of all calculations. “Now, we have done, as we think, what we can to accomp lish that result. So far as we could, we have placed in charge here at the head men who are experienced, competent, and en thusiastic. Of course, the office here might be perfect in its machinery and its administra tion, and yet the entire work would be a failure unless you did what the President indicated this morning. After all, grant ing a false premise anything can be proved. No matter how fine the superstructure may be, if the foundation is not right the building is not worth anything. It is for you to furnish the foum dation for what is going to be 1 done You are responsible tc the Director, to me, and to the President. That is the import ance to your position, i ‘ Now, there is a lot of human ; nature in this thing, as was indi ; cated to you this morning, You will have to be judges of a gooc many things, and you will have to show some discretion. Anc there is a lot of human nature beyond you when it comes to the activities of the enumerators themselves. A man might, foi illustration, be a good business man and vet not be a gooc enumerator, because he mighi . pot have the confidence of the people with whom he has tc deal. It is not always easy te j. get men of the right qualifica i tions. It is easy enough to makt examinations, but it masHv for‘you to decide, accord in, t Look Closely At The Dollar Bill A new counterfeit one “simo leon” silver certificate is in circu lation that will deceive anyone except a specialist. If any periods are missing on bills, don’t accept them. The new bill made its appearance a week ago in Chicago. The imitation is so cleverly worked out that the secret service department con siders it a dangerous bill. Edward J. MeHugh of the secret service department is eager that the public be warned against accepting the bogus bills The counterfeit is supposed to be one of the series of 1899-check letter “C,” face plate number 4801; back plate number 2598. It has the signature of W. T. Vernon, register of the treasury; Charles H. Treat, treasurer of the United States, and portraits of Lincoln and Grant. It is numbered R92736452. The counterfeit apparently is printed from retouched photo mechanical plates on good quality bond i paper, with ink lines to imitate ! the silk fibre. Careful inspection of the counterfieit shows that the portraits of Lincoln and Grant are poor. A white patch repre sents Grant’s nose. The period after Treat, the dot over the “i” in “United” under the treas urer’s signature, after the “t” and the period after “Vernon” in the signature of the register are omitted in the bogus certifi cate. The small word “United” in the border of the note to the light of Grant’s portrait is spelled “Usited. ” All interest is still centered in the Senatorial caucus at Jackson. There seems to be no prospect of an early settlement. All the aspirants maintain aoeut the same vote as cast for them in the begir ning, So far very little work has been done by the Legislature. The bill appropriating $3,000,000 to the public schools has been pas sed by the House by a vote of 85 to 7. This is for a period of two years and is a half million more than former appropriations. The cash in the State Treasury was counted last week by Governor Noel, showing $288, 306.88 on hand. The law re qu:res the governor to count | the funds several times during the year. During last summer it was not a very tedious job. such examinations as you may make, and according to such judgment as you may be able to apply to the cases, who are the ; proper men to be recommended I A/lf AVI A tlfAl IV VI1V AV 1A V VVVA JAVA W»V >» VI A A which is to furnish tl e foundation of the census That is ultimately to be completed. “Now, I trust that you are showing a lot of human nature in taking these places. When people say that the Government should be run on business prin ciples, I always reply! ‘Yes, ro far as bookkeeping is concerned, that is true; but so far as employ ment of human energy is con cerned, it cannot be true, because the government does rot pay enough to make it worth while for competent men to do what is expected.’ That is the truth of it. If we did not have enthusi asm and sentiment and love of country and desire to appear right among our fellow men, the government would never succeed on business principles alone. It takes something more. It takes : willingness for men to serve their country in the places to which they are called, Your places are important- I know I we cannot pay you, but I hope ; you may find your compensation in something better, When the census has been completed and • Director Durand has succeeded in making it the best one that > has ever been taken, you may be , glad to feel that your part in it w - vy- nil while. MADNESS THAT HAD METHOD Simple Subterfuge of Actor Found for Him a Needed Haven of Refuge. A theatrical manager had a stock company at Los Angeles. Business was bad and no money coming in. He hadn’t paid a salary for months, and had managed to keep his company to gether by advertising in San Francis co and elsewhere holding out all sorts of promises. The actors came, stayed until all their money was gone, and then left. The manager made shift to keep his thespians contented by taking them on little excursions about the city when they were not working. One day he announced: “This afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, we shall visit the insane asylum, • most interesting place.” They went and were shown through. Seated under a tree in the garden was a man ■who, over and over again, was counting his fingers and muttering: "Eeny—meeny—miny—moe— eeny — raeeny—miny—moe.” “Who is this?” said the manager. “Strange case,” said the attendant. “Found him in the street, a few weeks ago. He sits there all day and does that. Harmless, but apparently insane. We are giving him the best of atten tion in the hope that his reason may be restored.” The manager looked at the count er closely: “Bless my soul!” said the manager. “It resembles my former leading man, Simpson.” The man kept counting his fingers. ‘Really,” said the manager, “it is a most extraordinary resemblance.” Meantime ihe other actors and ac tresses and the attendant had gone on. “Tell me, my good fellow,” said the manager, "are you not Simpson, the actor?” “Cheese it!" said the man who was counting his fingers. “If they don’t get on to me I can stay here all sum mer-”—Saturday Evening Post. Three houses and lot3 to sell on Church street. Call on or address' Thomas Angle, Tupelo. 3£-4t J ... — ■ meP—L -L'JJJ___ I Progressive Farmers * X Begin to Study their land ^ £ for next year’s crop. 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