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p|| -om Mr. Deason.
Editor of the Tupelo Journal: There is a great deal said about the Senatorial candidates. There are some voters who are mad; they think Vardaman was not treated right in the caucus at Jackson, and they say they will vote for Mr, Vardaman if they knew he had stolen a horse. If r those good people would think b for a moment, they would not | think of such a thing as voting f for such a man to represent [ them in the highest legislative office in the Union. Just think that if you had a horse thief in the senate how would the good people feel about it ? All of this [madness was brought about by Bilbo and Vardaman. Bilbo by taking the bribe and Vardaman Iby howling. The only way that Bilbo explains the case is, some one had to act as detective to get on to the dirty work that was going on in the caucus. My answer is that if a man goes into I a crap-shooting game for the I purpose of turning the others r up, he is meaner than the other I parties. Or if a man goes and I buys a pint of whiskey from a person that is illegally selling it. for the purpose of turning him up he is meaner than the other f fellow, unless those fellows are officers. A traitor is a curse to his country, no matter in what | capacity he works. We are sur prised to know that some good citizens are upholding Bilbo and are going to vote for him. Now to Mr. Vardaman. He is going round giving the secret caucus down the country, but he stayed with it until he was de feated, and never made a howl until all was lost to him. Then there was a great number of se cret caucus dogs. This was the case four years ago when John Sharp Williams beat him. He had to have an official count before he was satisfied. Varda man has done more to stir ani L mosity betweon the white race land the negroes than any public r man has ever done. He has done | more to create prejudice between . capital and labor than any can f didate for United States senate since it became a state. He has stirred up prejudice between the towns and country. Now, we all know the negro ! is a dead issue as far as politics is concerned. The constitution of 1890 settled that question for Mississippi. There is no use of bringing up something that does not exist. We hear it often spoken that Vardaman is the champion of the poor man. If this is so, in what way? When he whs a rep resentative from his county how did he vote on the income tax? Was it in favor of the poor man? The House Journal shows that he voted against the poor man. When it come to exempt banks from paying taxes which way did the champion of the poor vote? He voted to exempt the banks from taxation. But still he is a champion of the poor man. There is some good citi zens that never gave the consti tution of the country a single thought and when they hear Vardaman teli them the consti tion ought to be changed and send him to Washington and he will have the 15th amendment knocked out and the 14th modi fied, those people believe he can do it. Would this not be a great calamity on such men as L. Q. C. Lamar, J. Z. George and a host of others who have represented the state of Mississippi, and who have worked hard to hold white supremacy for a longhaired man to go to W ashington and demand the constitution and arrange it to suit his notion? Voters, when you hear a man speaking of do ing such work you may know he is a demagogue and should not be listened to. The secret cau cus that he is howling so much about was just like all the other cancuses that have been held in Mississippi and just like the one in 1894, the only difference was there were Populite represen trtives in the caucus of 1894, and all were Democrats in 1910. John Allen was thfc leading man in the caucus of 1894, and he asked some of the candidates that were getting less votes to withdraw, and as they would not, he pulled out and went back to Washington to vote on an im portant bill. He quit when he had a fine chance to be Senator and no one has ever heard of him cursing the caucus. DANIAL DEASON. Tribute to Jim Gillespie. James L. Gillespie, the pres ent land commissioner's a candi date for re-election He will be remembered by many of the old er citizens of Lee county, as he served as a member of the legis lature of that county in or about 1888 or 1889, at which time he was editor of the Tupelo Ledger, afterwards moving to Green wood, where he published for vears the Enterprise, one of the best newspapers in the state,and is now the owner of the Com monwealth, one of the leading journals of that section. We have known Jim Gillespie since the days of early boyhood, when we roamed the vine-clad hills of old Pontotoc together, and danced in our red top boots on the puncheon floors with the flat wood gals and rode “double” on a towheaded mule by the light of the morning stars to reach home before the rise of the sun, and appear at the breakfast table as innocent and de/oidof slumber as the prat tling babe that had peacefully slept in its mother’s arms all night. We have worked side by side with him day in and day out, in the struggle with young life’s problems, we have seen him grasp the rounds one at a time and strain every muscle to pull himself to the next, we have watched him as he traveled from the humble cottage in the piney woods to the state house in Jack son, and in no one instance can it be said that he ever betrayed a trust, or “turned his back and uplifted face spurned the means of his ascension.” In every walk of life he has proven himself worthy of the honor and respect of his fellow man, and he deserves the office he is seeking at the hands of the voters of his native state. The office is an important one and the judicious management of its affairs means much to the tax payers of the state. That he is the man for the place has been clearly proven by ^ CfX i* ivif *-v\ r% v. l n Vi o W » I-- ^ llivl'. I • V |liUUUV.t »>» " **“-'■* - has conducted the affairs of the office during his incumbency. 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This catalogue will give full description of this wonder ful little engine and is fully illus trated with pictures showing the many uses it is adapted to. Just write us a postal card asking for catalogue of the Farm Pump En gine, or call and see the engine itself. W. S. JOHNSON & SONS VERONA, MISS. SENATOR PERCY ASSAILS VARDAMANISM SAYS HE IS MORALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ROSE HILL INCIDENT. The Senator Speaks Beiore a Large Crowd—Campaign Issues Re viewed. Corinth, Mies., July 17.—The crowd wae so great today to hear Senator Leroy J’ercy that the court fiquse was wholly inadequate, bo the senator mount ed a wagon in the court house yard and spoke for two hours to a delighted audience. lie explained the term “cattle'’ and “red necks,” went largely into an ac count of his stewardship, speaking of his efforts in restricting objectionable immigration, his interest in and help given by him to agricultural laws, say ing that every dollar that lie had ever made was invested in Mississippi dirt; his opposition to iniquitous pension bills and his success in bloekmg such legis lation; his advocacy of cotton claims, in which every farmer is interested; explained his vote against the amend ment of selection of senators by the people, which gave the United States government control of same. He dwelt upon the white man's ability to handle the negro, as they are doing, without the repeal of any amendment. After reading an editorial from the Kosciusko Star Ledger, closing with the paragraph, “To our way of think ing a great wrong has been perpetrated against the people of Mississippi, and may culminate in bloodshed at the polls, for one thing may be depended upon, the Vardanian forces are going to see to it that they have a free ballot and a fair count, peaceably if they can, forcibly if they must,” and the endorsement of the editorial by Vardanian in bis Issue, and commenting at some length upon 1 such an appeal being made by a leader to his followres in a heated campaign, Senator Percv said that “the object of the tirade" was to prevent the election commissioners charged with the duty of purging the polibooks from performing tha« duty, but declared that these offi cer* would observe their oatns and do their duty, “hew to the line, let the chips fall where they may," and that the qualified voters of the state would say who should be their officers and their senator, and there would be no bloodshed at the polla. He then referred to the stabbing ef the officer at Rose Hill as follows: “Speaking of bloodshed, 1 made a speech two or three weeks ago at Rose Hill, in Jasper county, to a large audi ence of men and ladies, at an outdoor gathering. Standing on the outskirts of the crowd there were four men who attempted to break up the meeting. They interrupted me, whooping and yell ing like coyotes. 1 said to them, ‘Men, if you wish to ask me questions, come around in front of me, and face me like men. 1 will answer any questions that you ask. I would rather have a hun dred questions asked me than one lie circulated about me with no chance of correcting it, and whenever I treat with contempt the questions of the voters of Mississippi or am afraid to answer them, I shall cease to ask them for their votes.'’ They continued their noise' and interruptions. I then said to them: ‘If you think this audience wishes to hear you talk, come up here and take this stand. I will give my time to yon.' They replied by continued veiling and interruptions, to the evident annoyance o*i the vast audience who were intent upon hearing the speech. An officer, a special deputy sheriff, as 1 was after ward informed, approached them, and as lie laid his hand on one of the men the man struck at him. The office* knocked hin; down. The brother of the man ran bemud Ini'll ami plunged a knife into his back. As he fell lie stabbed him again | and again. “Who was responsible for that deed ^ of violence 1 Mas it that poor boy with I his mind filled with prejudice and dis | toiled with hatred? I arraign before | the bar of public opinion, the greatest I tribunal that ever sat in any case, Janies K. Vardanian as being morally, mark you, morally responsible for this deed of violence. This is a grave charge to make against a man running for the high office of United States senator. It is a charge that a good man don't make unless he can substantiate it. If true, it should strip Vardanian of the support of the decent citizenship of Mississippi. If it is a false charge, I don't deservo that support. I will risk my good name, character and office upon- my ability to uphold the charge. Three years ago this month Vardanian, in his Issue, approved of the tactics of the tobacco night riders of Kentucky, who posted, whipped, burned and murdered to put up the price of to bacco, and suggested the adoption of these methods by the Farmers' Union of Mississippi to put up the price of cotton. Throughout this campaign he has, in his paper and public speeches, abused in unmeasured terms every con stituted authority of the law. He has charged the governor with being a thief, a member of the- supreme court with be ing corrupt, ha# charged that the court# and juries were corrupt and debauched, that the legislature was corrupt, that the election commissioners appointed under the law were dishonest. He has unceasingly Inculcated contempt for all the constituted authorities of the law. Through these authorities and through them only, the law speaks and is en forced. “But I don’t rest the case of the State of Mississippi against James K. Varda mau here. For eighteen months he has spokfn in every county in Mississippi. Not once has he been treated rudely or discourteously by a follower of mine. I don’t lead this kind of people. I am striving to lead the sober, self-respecting, God-fearing manhood of Mississippi on to a great victory, and I would not | teach one Mississippi boy to be a hood ' lum for all the honors that this groat ftate could shower upon me, but I havo on numerous occasions been interrupted not with questions but yells and jeered at by his followers. Has he ever through his paper or public utterances rebuked them t “Can a man incite his followers to such conduct and not expect it to flower into violence? Is not a man morally responsible for that which logically fol lows from his own teachings t If not then it is no longer true that ‘whatso ever a man soweth that also shall hs reap.’ If not then the anarchist preach ing anarchy in our streets is not to be held morally accountable for the deeds of violence that follow such teaching. “But I don’t rest the case of the State of Mississippi against,James K. Varda nian here. I will put it where every man among you will realize that the charge is* a just one. Almost at the beginning of my campaign I spoke on the Fourth of July a year ago at God bold Wells, in Pike county. I was con tinually interrupted by the Vardanian followers with cries of ‘Vardanian/ ‘Bilbo’ and ‘Mary Stamps/ the latter said to he a negress of evil reputation living in Jackson. Did Vardanian re buke this treatment by his followers? About a week after there appeared m a Vardanian paper the following edito rial, unique in journalism in this state: “‘Honorable Leroy Percy spoke io a large audience in Pike county a few days ago, and the crowd hooted him 'a such a way that he completely lost Ins head, became angry and p it on a scene too ridiculous to he decent (the writer meant that I finished my speech, not withstanding the interruptions and finally quieted the audience). Mr. l’eivy may be game all right, hut le shows every thing hut level headedness. The Jour nal predicted 6ever.il weeks ago that Mr. Percy would quit the race before the election and nothing has happened yet to change our opinion, but instead sev eral occurrences have taken place fo make us firmer in the belief. (1 wonuer what kind of prophet this fellow now thinks he is.) Ordinarily w« would con demn in most strenuous terms the con duct of this audience, blit when we con sider the situation brought about by a lot of peanut polit cimis, as is the case a..* of .Ha ws nru a hit. ni the opinion that nothing too nasty (I hate to use that word in the presence of Mississippi women) can be enacted by a political audience in Mississppi until the present controller* are forever buriei.’ “When before was the manhood of Mississippi ever taught that there was nothing ‘too nasty for them to do at a public gathering? No act of hoodlum ism, no act of ruffianism, that tl ey ought not to do. Did Vardamau rebuke thi« ? Did he say, ‘Don’t teach my fol lowers that which will make ruffians and hoodlums out of them Mississippi has honored me too much for me to be willing to bring dishonor on her?’ No, he reproduced the editorial in the Issite. Is that all? No, he left no uncertainty in regard to his position. He endorsed it, reproducing it in his paper of July 15, 1910, under the caption, ‘Good Rea soning,' and with this endorsement: «‘\\ ill C. Hight, editor of the Winston County Journal, makes the following very sensible and pertinent observation upon the political situation just now:’ “In other words, at the very outset of my campaign, lie said to his follow ers: ‘There is a man that I am going to abuse and slander, but whom 1 will not meet in joint debate. I call upon you to interfere with, and ‘f possible, stop his campaign In being as nasty as possible. There is nothing which you can do, nasty and indecent, that I will not api rove of.’ YY hat leadin' that ever lived in Mississippi before so taught his followers? Men of Alcorn county, is there a father among you who would teach his boy to attend a public meeting and be as nasty, as indecent, as much like a hoodlum and ruffian as it v as possible for him to be? Any father among you who would be degraded enough to teach it to his boy would have to do it away from the presence of the mother of that boy. While* you would not teach it yourself, would you vet follow as vour leader the man who * - ........ 1 K„.«... ‘e! ia_ leaeiifa it tv me «uvn - gissippi T “There can be no plea entered here that the vouchers were lost. There i» no complicated account here to bewil der the minds of the people. Out of his own mouth is he condemned. “I submit that the case is made out, and that, morally, Vardanian was as responsible for that Ret of violence aa though his band held the knife that was plunged into the back of that defense less officer. If he believes the charge an unfair one, a harsh or unjust one, 1 won’t treat him as he has treated me. I will not make a charge against him behind his back that 1 am not willing to make to his face. I make this charge now in his absence solely because 1 can t secure his presence, and if he will meet me I will make this charge to his face before any audience in ATississippi, and before that audience I will convict him of moral guilt. “Friends, it matters little to Alissis sippi If it were a mere matter of per sonal choice whether Vardaman, Alex ander or Percy should be named as sen ator, but it ft a matter of vital and par amount importance to the people of Mississippi, to the welfare of this state that a campaign based upon abuse of those high in church and state, upon contempt of court, juries, legislatures and all the constituted authorities of the government, upon appeal to preju dice and passion, arraying class against class, neiglfior against neighbor, sowing the seeds of hatred and distrust, upon a teaching that necessarily finds its fruition in deeds of violence and blood shed, a campaign which destroys respect for the law, the very foundation for our govermr. lit and our civilization should not succeed, and it is for this reason that I summon the decent, clean man hood of Alississippi to rally around me, and to put the seal of their everlasting condemnation upon such a campaign. Be side the gravity of this issue his personal honesty or dishonesty pales into insig nificance.” __ .. Hogs For Sale Four 4-months old BIG TYPE POLAND CHINAS, the very best type. Pedigree furnished. PRICE $30 EACH FOR QUICK SALE Come and inspect my herd, or write your wants. B. F. BALLARD, VERONA, • - - MISSISSIPPI. Cross-Tie Makers We are offering new and higher prices for White Oak Ties, hewed or sawed, delivered at or between Stations, on Frisco right=of= way. For particulars address, The Foster-Blodgett Tie & Timber Co. 814 Brown-Marx Building, Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala., July 6, 1911. I You’ll See Fresh Things I | in our store frequently long before they appear in | I other shops. At present the freshest are our new | 1 FALL GINGHAMS | 1 These have just been received and we feel sure will I I ' meet your approval. | I WEAVER 4 AZWELL COMPANY I « H LAND FOR SALE I have 80 acres of bottom land for sale. 75 acres in high state of cultivation, situated on N. 0. M. & C., R. R. one-half mile from the town of Algona, Miss., in Ponto toc county. For particulars see or address Chas. E. Ballard, puS.TiMISS WATCH REPAIRING t Don’t have your watch | repaired until you have had a HOUGH to look at it. If it S is not worth repairing he S will tell you so. If it needs to be repaired he will do the work RIGHT, and the price will not break you. The HOUGH guarantee goes with every job. And you “get what you pay for, and pay for what you get.” We are not here today and gone tomorrow. In Tupelo nearly 10 years. Give us a call. HOUGH THE JEWELER Tupelo, Miss. Phone 156 Non-Resident Notice. State of Mississippi. No. 3067. To Mrs. Annie Northington, Mrs. Ila Gray, Mrs. Willie Francis and John Deliis. Defendants You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the county of Lee, in said State, on the Third Monday of October A. D, 1911, to defend the suit in said Court of Harvey W'ilbura wherein you are defendants. This 17th day of July A. D., 1911. NORBIN JONES, Clerk. . Mitchell & Clayton Sols, for Complt. With the best equipped office in the county and nothing but expert printers, the Tupelo Journal is in a position to handle all orders for any kind of Job Printing on short notice and guarantee perfect satisfaction in every respect. Let us hear from you. Mail orders re ceive the same careful attention as those given in person. Placing the Blame. A girl nine years old at Bremen, Ger many, swallowed 40 pins and thus kill ed herself. For two weeks no one could think of any reason why she should have done it, and then some one said that It was because she had attended a moving picture show, and the proprietor of the place was ar rested and fined $25. If the girl’s fa ther had swallowed a flatiron and died they would probably have sent the mayor of the city to JaiL An Old Maine Bear Trap. T. B. F. Bales of Oakland has a bear trap made by a Lubec blacksmith in 1787 to catch bears. The present own er has also used It for this purpose. The trap has iwo large springs, one on each side of the Jaws; on one of the jaws are five large teeth and on the other side six The Jaws have an opening of 12 by 14 Inches.—Lewiston Journal. Rules and Exceptions. “Any fool can find fault,” James Ok Cannon of New York cautions a group of ministers. In a notoriously fault finding world most of us will be In clined to lay the flattering unction to our souls that the maxim does not ap ply both ways, to affirm that anybody that finds fault is a fool. Camelshalr Brushes. Camelshair brushes are not made of the hair of camels but of hairs from the taisl of Russian and Siberian caulrrels.