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' VOL. XXXIX _' No- 6 .
Mr. Vardaman’s Free Railroad Passes. |
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The open letter from “Private” John Allen to Ex Gov. J.
K. Vardaman, which is now one of the principal subjects of polit
ical discussion in Mississippi, and is unquestionably the most in
teresting literary contribution to the pending campaign, contained
the following significant paragraph:
“To show you that Col. Russell did not fall out with
you about that merger veto don’t you remember that after j
that, when you were governor, and were going to the St.Louis
exposition on Mississippi Day, accompanied by your staff of|
colonels and your family, that he tendered you his private car
to go in and that you replied to him thanking him for his cour*
tesy and telling him you had accepted a Pullman car tendered
you by the Illinois Central railroad?
It remains to be seen whether Mr. Vardaman’s memory is,
any better concerning this incident than it was concerning his ac
ceptance and use of Round Trip Pass No 864, which he persists in j
denouncing as “a dirty forgery” despite conclusive evidence to
the contrary.
And, for fear that Mr. Vardaman might drop into another
skillfully set trap, and give an exhibition of his unveracity, the
Daily News hastens to assure him that hg did write the latter to
Col. Russell above referred to.
As Mr. Allen well says, it makes us proud-spirited Mississip
pians feel very humilated every time the unstable character of
our former governor is revealed, and we will therefore jog Mr.
Vardoman’s memory concerning that letter. Here it is:
“Executive Department,
Ta Alrr/xvk \f tcc And Ofith 1Q04.
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Col. E. L. Russell,
Mobile, Ala.
My Dear Colonel:
Your generous telegram of the 2sth has been received.
I and profoundly gratefuj to you and General Manager Clark
for your kind offer to place at my disposal a private car for
myself and staff to visit the World’s Fair. I regret I cannot
accept your kind offer, for the reason that we have made ar
rangements for a Pullman car over the Illinois Central.
Permit me to again assure you of my sincere apprecia
tion of the courtesy.
Wish best wishes, I am
Cordially and sincerely your friend,
And now, lest Mr. Vardaman jump to one of his hasty and
inevitably erroneous conclusions that the above letter was given
out from the office of the Mobile & Ohio road,and that it is another
indication that all the corporations are fighting him, we beg to as
sure him that it was not obtained from that source.
The Daily News found the above letter in the letter press
copy book used by Mr. Vardaman during his administration, and
now on file in the executive office. The letter pres3 copy will be
found on Page 125 of that volume.
All documents in the governor’s office, in accordance with
the rule adopted by Gov. Noel, are open to inspection by the pub
lic at any time. The present executive evidently does not fear
“the blessed sunlight of publicity.”
Scan the above communication very carefully, gentle reader,
and make up your mind whether Mr. Vardaman was insulted or in
any manner offended when the official of a great railway company
offered hirr free transportation.
Did Mr. Vardaman write back to Col. Rj5selLani say that
he was surprised or angered because he had been offered free rail
road transportation, in violation of law? .
T-\ * 11 _ i ! ~ n/»l 'i f liof not
L/1U lie act ^CCViOilf «iiva ^wv.v..^ --
in the habit of accepting such favors from corporations?
Not on your life! Mr. Vardaman said “I am profoundly
grateful to you,” and “I regret I cannot aecept your kind of
fer,” because he had already made arrangements for free trans
portation to be furnished from another source.
The fact of the matter is—and this can be established by
conclusive proof whenever Mr. Vardaman demands it—the Pull
man car over the Illinois Central was furnished absolutely
free from Jackson to St. Louis and return,an i the arrangement
therefor were made by the late Maj. W. L. Smith,general agent of
the Illinois Central, and a member of the Governor’s military
Mr. Vardaman took with him on that trip tixtf en perfonr,
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Absolutely Pure
I Makes Home Baking Easy
including members of his family and a flock:S Colonels who, as
“Private” John Allen humorously remarks, liere very nice Col
onels, indeed, but they never would have bee®Colonels if it hadn’t
have been for Mr. Vardaman’s nice sense of dscrimination in de
ferring martial honors -m•
Each and every one of those persons rode free of
charge. The Illinois Central didn’t get 4pent out of it.
Furthermore, on the day following the Mississippi Day, cel
ebration at St. Louis, Mr. Vardaman wanted t« go to Chicago to
see about a state bond sale that was hanging fife. Through Maj.
W. L. Smith, general agent and member of hif military staff,, he
secured and used a round trip pass over the Ilffnois Central from
St. Louis to Chicago and return, and on the return trip he secured
a special permit to ride on a fait train kio v 1 ■ih the “D’umnd
Special,” on which passes are ordinarily barrel
For this self-same trip to Chicago to 1'lpfi after the 3ale
of state bonds, Mr. Vardaman drew from th* / executive con
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uugcm iuiiu iu puy vApcuscs uiv uwpuv
the fact that he had a free pass for the jourppy. S°e Contin
gent Fund Report, Page 11, line 21, showing tnmfht) amount was
drawn on Sept. 24th, 1904, after his return to tip. state. Contin
gent Stub No. 30, Treasury Warrant No. 5227, with this brief an
notation, “Chicago—connection bond sale, 250-00.”
And this is the same James K. Vardanian,I former chief ex
ecutive of the commonwealth, who recently said?,
“I want to brand as infamously untrue and false the
statement or intimation that I have ever accepted from the
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, or any other railroad ia Mis
sissippi, or elsewhere, a free pass while Governor.”
If riding in a private Pullman, carrying fifteen persons with
you, and not paying one cent of railroad fare, is ft )t ajceptin j a
free pass, in the name of all that is high an 1 holy, what are you
going to call it?—Jackson News.
J. D. Bryan made a business
trip to Tupelo Tuesday.
Eph Wi>gul, of Amory, visited
home people last Friday.
Mrs. W\ G. Francis went to
Tupelo Tuesday afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryan and
son returned from Atlanta this
Miss Bertha Davis visited
friends in Amory the first of
the week.
Will Trapp was down a few
days the first of the week ming
linK with his friends. ;
Nettleton sent a good repre
sentation to New Albany last
week to the Eastern Star meet
ing. All report a delightful time
Miss Sal lie Peck Bryan, who
has been teaching music at Black
Land, rear Bobneville, came
home for the summer Monday
Homer Hansell came in this
week from St. Louis, where he
graduated in pharmacy in the
St. Louis School of Pharmacy.
He will probably locate in Aber
deen for the summer.
F. L. Kincannon was down
Thursday of last week to register
voters at this precinct. It was
a bad, rainy day, and but few
new voters registered. With
Uiwi /inwin n /vaa/1 oivQfl finrronf"
of county candidates, mixing
with our people.
A wedding that quite surprised
their many friends was that of
lom Sisk to Miss Beulah Roberts,
Sunday afternoon at Providence.
Rev. J. J. Mclnnis, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church here, per
formed the ceremony. Their
many, friends *wish the happy
couple a long, happy life.
The -lohnson-Park nuptials
were solemnized at the Presby
t 'rian church Sunday afternoon
1 at 6 o’clock. Rev. J. J. Mclnnis,
1 pastor, performing the ceremony.
In spite of the rain that poured
before the hour set, the church
was filled to overflowing with
people. The altar was beauti
fully decorated with pot plants,
and a large arch, wound with
roses, was erected; under which
the couple stood during the cere
• mony. Mrs. I E. Roberts play
ed the wedding march, and be
{fore the march to the altar be
! gan, Miss Henry Gi ner sang “11
j I had a Thousand Lives to Live."
j Miss Bewdrop Dabbs was maid
! of honor, Chas. Trapp, best man,
and Will Johnson and C. H.
Dabbs, ushers. Immediately
after the ceremony the bride anc
groom went to the father of tht
i groom’s where a sumptuous re
past was had. Mr. and Mrs
Johnson wii|^HB
Premiums at 'Kri-County Fair.
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To the Farmers Lee and Ad
joining Counties:
As the season| is approaching
for you to begin prepartions for
agricultural products for entry
at the Tri-Count^ Fair, October
3 6, we are publishing below a
list of products for which wre ex
pect to offer liberal premiums
for excellence.
Pumpkins, and little boll
cotton, alfalfa, oats, corn, wheat,
all kinds of forage crops, Louis
ana cane syrup, j»rghum syrup,
sweet and Irish Ipptatoes, pea
nuts, butter.^||Mfe8. peaches,
pears, rrapemrcpjF® 11 . varieties
nips, peppers, beefs, butter
beans, field beans, ^onions. pop
corn. honey, vinegar an^ lard>
In the Lives'o<?k Department,
premiums will be offered on sad
dle stock, all ages; combination
stock, all ages; draught stock,
all ages; mules, all ages; jacks
and jennets, all ages; cattle,
both registered and unregister
ed, all ages, sheep, goats, etc.
Many special premiums will
jbe given on various articles. On
the best general ■'agricultural ex
hibit, we will give 550 in gold.
Second best, one $25 set of sin
gle buggy harness. Third best,
some useful farm implement,
worth $li. Fourth best,some use
ful farm'implement wo:th$10.
Both quality and quantity will
count in tfje above contest, and
each and eyery article will be
closely examined.
To the good ladies, we are go
ing to offer premiums on all va
neues or preserves, j ernes, piots
les, canned!fruits, canned vege
tables, hordemade candies, cake,
bread, gingfer snaps, beaten bis
cuit, and (all textile articles,
flowers, etct
Now, Mr.jPoultry Fancier, get
busy, for w^ are going to pull
t and best poultry
in North Missis
miums in this de
e liberal, and the
erniums will be
In the reorganization of the United
6tates Senate for the special session of
Congress, Senator LeRoy Percy, of Mis
sissippi, has been assigned to a num
ber of most important committee places,
and to committees for which his abil
ities especially fit him. He is a mem
ber of the committees on Agriculture
and Forestry, Commerce, Immigration,
Indian Depredations, Interoceanio Ca
nals, Joint Committee on the Revision
of the laws and on the Expenditures of
the State Department. Being person
ally interested in agriculture and repre^
senting an agricultural people, Senator
Percy devoted much time to securing
the proper recognition by Congress of
the needs of the agriculturists of the
South at the last session of Congress,
and hence his appointment on the agri
cultural committee is a proper one, and
will place Senator Percy in a position
where he can be of even greater service
than heretofore to the farmers of his
State and of the South generally. Be
ing a successful business man, his ap
pointment on the Committee on Com
merce, and that of Interoceanic Canals,
is a special recognition of his busi
ness ability, while being placed on the
Committee on the Revision of the Laws
is a recognition of his great legal abil
ity as well as his integrity and careful
attention to details.
The eomimttee positions accorded Sen
ator Percy are a great compliment to
him after a year’s service in Congress,
and while he accomplished much dur
ing the last session of Congress, he will
be in position to accomplish even more
in the future. From any standpoint of
real usefulness to the people of the
State of Mississippi, it would certainly
a nnenr to a reasonable mind that Sen
ator Percy should be elected as his own
successor. And certainly the people
want the man in the Senate that can
accomplish most for their interests.
Senator Percy’s speaking tour of the
State during the past few weeks hn*
proven one continual ovation. ' Great
owds have greeted him wherever he
as spoken, and the enthusiasm shown
oui but mean that the people recognize
tus worth and will endorse him at the
polls in the August primaries.
Ex-Governor Vardanian's failure to
meet Senator Percy in joint debate is
costing the ex-Governor many support
ers. But it may be safer for him to
decline joint debates and lose than to
indulge in joint debate and have the
weakness of his mental equipment ex
posed, his political sophistries punc
tured j»nd his public retjord submitted to
it is a conceded weakness to avoid joint
debates, Vardanian tried it once, and a
“burned child dreads the fire.”
Senator Percy is taking advantage of
the fact that while the House of Con
gress is acting on measures for which
the special session of Congress was
called, and th6 Senate is organizing its
committees, to do some campaigning in
Mississippi. He is showing to the peo
ple that the Legislature made no mis
take when it elected him as the suc
cessor of the lamented McLaurin. His
speeches are the speeches of a states
Major Vardanian closed liis panegyric
of Senator Percy in his now famous
Commonwealth editorial by saying: ’“To
such men as Mr. Percy we must look
for the future goodness and greatness
of the republic. He is capable of doing
a great deal for his country, if only
his powers are properly'employed.” His
words have proven prophetic; the peo
ple of Mississippi are doing the very
thing Vardanian admonished them to
do—to “look to such men as ^Mr. Percy
for the future goodness and'greatness
of the republic.” His powers are and
have been “properly employed." He has
made the best record during his brief
incumbency of the senatorship of any
mau since the establishment of the re
public in the same period of time. And
he is doing the state valuable service in
exposing' and unmasking one of the
baldest political mountebanks and
latans of the age—the hero of the con
tingent and other trust funds. Yes, the
people “are looking to Mr. Percy for
the future gopdness and greatness of
the republic,” He has been fried an4
found true and capable—an ideal states^
man in the broadest sense qf the word,
—Lexington Advertiser,
I would like to ask two questions apd
1 am sure he will answer them,
1. Mr. Vardamau, if the secret can
Ciis was so cqrrupt jmu i*
I why did you stay ip it to file'very tost
minute, helieving you were going to be
nominated by the caucus!
2. If the caucus had been so foolish
as to nominate you, would you have
accepted the nomination from such »
corrupt thing as it was!
Xow, Mr. Vardainan, you did stay
in the caucus and you would have ac
cepted the nomination, wouldn’t you?
Then, what better are you than Mr.
Percy! He stayed' in the caueus like
you did, got what you vveTe trying to
get. It reminds me of two fellows out
stealing; they steal together, but fall
out about the division of the spoils,
and then one of them curses the othef
out for being a thief, and going into
the court, tries to get the jury to con
vict him on the ground that he got
more than his share.—Bay Springe
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The price of SUCCESS is SELF DENIAL, for only
a short while. Before old age comes on and CRUMBLES
your earning power, bank your money and CREATE a
fortune. This is easyjto do if you only WILL it. You
only need to BEGIN.
A SUCCESS CROWNED-MAN finds joy in living,
Let OUR Bank be YOUR Bank. ,* "
We pay 4 per cent, interest on Time and Savings depo fits.
Branch Banks at Fulton and Nettleton, Miss.
Mrs. Holt Entertains.
Mrs. Sid Holt entertained the
As You Like It Club at her home
on Jefferson street Wednesday
afternoon, the nineteenth of
April. In the rooms where the
guests assembled beautif ul Easter
decorations were carried out. As
the guests entered the reception
ball, Mrs. Hulsey and Mrs David
each with delicious punch from
an immense Easter lily. After
the guests were served with
punch, Mrs. Frank Goodlett led
the way to the dining room
where the drawing of the tally
cards took place.
Progressive “Fifty-two” was
the game of the afternoon, after
which a delicious ice course was
served and with it a lovely Easter
favor was given each guest.
Jyst before leaving the prizes
were given, Mrs. Spight receiv
ing the first, a beautiful hand
embroidered shirt waist, while
the consolation, a large Easter
rabbit, fell to Mrs. Hulsey.
Card of Thanks.
To the kind friends and neighbors
who ministered to my beloved wife dur
ing her recent illness, and who were so
sympathetic in the hour of the great
sirrow I underwent in her death, I de
sire to express my deep appreciation of
their kindnesses and their aid, I shall
always remember them, and trust the
s>ame spirit that prompted them to as
sist and sympathize with me may
prompt their friends and neighbors in
times of distress and sorrow.
Assuring you all of my apprec’ation,
I remain,
C. C, Armstrong.
The first and second grades of the
Tupelo schools wifi have their exhibit
next Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3,33
o’clock. The public invited.
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May 14th will be observed as Mothers’
“Private” John Allen pffers
Vardaman an opportunity to') do
real charity in the state and"" \
while the Major’s efforts in the - ■*.,
past have been solely for the ben
efit of himself he might turn his
hand for once to earn for sweet
charity the sum of $1,500 by sim
ply giving satisfactory proof in l
opposition to specific charges of £
«omj|£n petty graft that has {
eeion^l!? kgamsT" fifm7—VTckaP^- -
burg Democrat.
Sore throat and Che$t
I am so enthusiastic concern
ing the virtues of
HUNT’S !s!gl“
that I always keep a bottle of
it in the house, and to ray par
ticular friends I give a bottle
unless they live so near that I
can pour out from my own
supply to tide them over any
trouble. I use this liniment
for colds, rubbing it on my
throat and chest as a counter
irritant, **** I won’t say any
more but you see how enthus
iastic I am,
Mrs. Ida B. Judd,
1 West 87th Street,
New York City.
50c and 25c Bottles. ,
Manufactured only by
A. B. RICHARDS MED. CO., Sherman, Tex.
Sold by Pound-Kincannon-Eikin Co.
Commissioner’s Sale.
Ex Parte Petition of J. W. Hall, et. al. No. 27)2.
By virtue of a decree of the Honorable
Chancery Court of Lee County, State of Missis
sippi, rendered at the April Term, A.iD., lfll
thereof, ordering a sale of certain lands men
tioned therein, Nortxia Joacs the undersigned
appointed commissioner to execute said decree,
will on
Saturday, ths 27th day of May,
1911, expose at public auction to tha highest
bidder for ca«h in front of the Court House
do$r in the City of Tupelo, within the hours
prescribed by law, the following described
lands, being in said County and Slate, to-wit:
The cast half of the northwest £ except 3
acres in 'he northwest* corner belonging to
Robert Gardner, southwest £ of the northwest
£, 40 acres being southwest £ of the northeast
£, 67 acres, more or less, in tn; southwest £
described as follows: Being ali of Slid south
west £ east of Saltillo and Mooreville road,
and 59 rods north of the south line of said
quarter section. All of the above lands being
in section 31. Also on: acre in the soutiiwest
oomer of the southwest £ of section 30. All of
said lands being in township 8, range 7, east,
in Lee County, Mississippi, including all lands
owned by I, E. Hall, deceased, at his death.
Together with the appurtenances and heirdita
mcnis thereunto appertaining.
I Norbin Jones, Commissioner.
[ Dated 3rd day of May 1911.
Borgan Sc Leake, Sols, for Petition. 6-4t.

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