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( CAMPAIGN EDITION )
Y&.ZQO - SENTINEL
PAGES 9 TO 16
VOL. XXXVIII-NO. 42.
YAZOO CITY. MISSISSIPPI, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1915.
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Hon. Robert A. Lumbley,
''. ' CANDIDATE FOR ::
ii Floater-Representative I
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- To the Voters of Yazoo County
Since the limited time remaining be
fore the August primary prevents my
teeing personally, all the voters of
" the county, I take this means of pre
senting: "my claims and soliciting your
vote and influence in my race for
Floater-Representative for Yazoo and
Hinds in the coming election.
I am a native of this county, hav
ing been born and reared near Sat-
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artia, where I lived until 1902, when I
removed to Silver City, in Beat Five,
and shortly afterward was elected a
member of the Board of Supervisors,
in which capacity I have served for
the past twelve years, the last eight
years as President of the Board, and
at all times I have endeavored to tho
best of my abilityto diister the
affairs of the county intrusted to me,
in a conservative and businesslike
manner. I have been faithful and
conscientious in the discharge of each
and every duty as I saw it, and if I
have made mistakes, they were the
result of errors in judgment.
Now, if you feel that I have serv
ed you faithfully, conscientiously and
honestly in the affairs of your county,
I ask you to honor me by making me
your Representative in the law-mak
ing body of your State. If elected I
assure you the confidence will not be
misplaced. I shall discharge the du
tics of the office as faithfully and
conscientiously as I have the light to
see it
As your Representative, I shall feel
it my duty to voice the sentiment of a
majority of my constituency, regard
less of any personal opinion of my
own, and when the sentiment of the
majority is unknown to me, I shall
always use my vote and influence for
safe, sane and conservative legisla
tion
In response to inquiries made by
numerous friends from the hill sec
tion of the county as to my attitude
regarding the formation of the pro
posed new county, will say for the
benefit of those who may not have
read an article written by me and
published recently in the county pa
pers, that I stated positively, that
I would oppose with my vote and in
fluence, the passage of any act which
would take any part of Yazoo County
for the purpose of forming a new
county or for any other purpose what
soever.
j Now, in conclusion, I may state that
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1 1 nave .oeen wamea oy many or my
friends before I entered this race and
.afterward, that I would meet defeat
j because I was a resident of Beat Five;
that a resident of Beat Five has not
, held a county office since the days of
! the convention. This is true, but I
' cannot bring myself to believe it the
-result 'of discrimination, on the part
of the people of the hili. section of
the county against the people of Beat
rive, for if this were true, it would
prove the merit of the contention of
those who advocate the formation of
a new county, on the grounds that the
people of the 'Delta section of the
county cannot be elected to office.
ROBT. W. LUMBLEY.
VOTE FOR
iiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinimiimiiii iiij.
;; Mr. J. P. Perry, Candidate
FOR
Treasurer of Yazoo County I
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Mr. W. D. Lawson Ash
Support For Sheriff
In accouncing myself for Sheriff, I
did so as a servant desiring promo
tion. Having served you for nearly
twelve years, in a subordinate posi
tion, it isvtut natural that I should
ask for a promotion. And I am plac
ing my name before you to decide at
the August primary election, whether
or not I am entitled to the promotion.
If I have failed to see all, I may
give more reasons than one probably
not being a politician, or too close at
tention to the duties I have to per
form, rather than my own interests in
the matter.
My style of canvassing may seem
crude to those who are familiar to
the jokes and yarns of others. I have
been unable to feel that I should per
sonally solicit the vote of "each one,
j thereby casting a doubt on the ability
oi me voter to telect his own employe
In this canvass T have been nren
ed of various things, but none more
.unpleasant to me than the on eir.
Iculated by my opponents that I am
,r.ot congenial; not able to mix with
the people. Any one who knows me
j also knows I am a plain citizen, un
; derstanding full well the laws of kind
ness and helpfulness, though not so
fluent or gifted in speech as some.
I solicit the vote of every Democrat
in Yazoo County for the office of
Sheriff, and promise a faithful dis
charge of the duties you may place
upon me.
With gratitude to all for the many
kindnesses shown me in the past.
W. D. LAWSON.
Indians Foretold Wet Summer, Now
Say Cold Winter. j
The season so far verifies the weath- .
er predictions of the Indians who oc
casionally visit the Mesa Cerda Nat-'
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FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
Cut off the appendix of care
lessness. In your newspaper reading,
cultivate the habit of thorough
ness. It is to your own ad
vantage. Read zr.d dijrest the news
cairfu'.'T.
Observe end ptady all the ad-vrr"i-rments
thoughtfully.
Merchant ho adverts?
The Sentinel are deserving ef
:cu-pntrwg?. A'l thin be
in equal, they H better and
c're-per than tbse who do not
averti-?. Yen can easily
prce this by a continued test.
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ional Park in southwestern Cnlor,t
for trading purposes, but who never
slay an hour longer than is necessary
because of their dread of the "little
people" whom they believe still nhab-
it, in spirit form, the prehistoric clift
dwellings that have made the Mancos
Valley famous the world over. Last
fall the Mesa Verde paririe dogs de
serted their villages for new ones and
the Indians have been shaking their
heads over it -11 winter. "Rain, much
rain," they say; "rain all summer."
So far they seem to have predicted
right
And now they are again shaking
their heads, "Cold, much cold," ?hey
fay; "bad winter coming." And why?
Because this summer game hag been
unusuaiiy plentiful on the Mesa Ver
da. Deer are more frequently een
than for years. Rabbits and hares
are numerous one can scarcely go
about wkhoui seeing them in large
nuT.ters. Coyotes and mountain lions
are also unuual'y plentiful, which
may be explained by the ahnu'iance cf
the srrall game on which they live.
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uarel F. Jnodes
For Countv 'At'oi'-.cv, -
WHO PLEDGES THAT, IF HE IS ELECTED, HE WILL PERFORM ALL
THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE F OR THE SALARY STIPULATED,
AND IF FOR ANY REASON,' H E NEEDS HELP IN THE PROP-
ER DISCHARGE OF THOSE, D LTIES, HE WILL PAY FOR
. THIS HELP OUT OF HIS POCKET AND NOT OUT
. OF THE PEOPLE'S MONEY.
Anding, Miss., July 17, 1915. To
the Voters of Yrftco County: How
are you today T I am well, and hope
you are the same I am a candidate
for County Treasurer, which accounts
for this space in the Sentinel
Most of the great men of today wei
born on the farm; so was I. Was born
on the 3d clay of October, 1840, in
the State of Georgia. When I was 21
years of ago I entered tho Confederate
service with Capt. Robbing' Company
from Wilcox County, Ala., and was
mustered in on the 2Cth of October,
1S61.' Was ordered to Corinth, Miss.,
about the last of March, 18C2. I was
in the battle of Siloh April 6 and 7,
1862, and was in the Kentucky cam
paign; in tho battle of Perry villi?. Ky.
and back to Nashville. Tenn. Was
captured at Laverne Dec. 26, 18(32, mid
carried to Camp Douglas. 111., until
exchanged April 6, 186,1, then back
to Nashville. Tenn.. by way of Bristol
and Knoxvilic. Was in the battle of
Chicamauga. Was also with Long
street at Knoxville at the time Bragg
evacuated Missionary Ridire. which
raised the seige of Knoxville.
Longstreet returned to Virginia, and
we cuine up the French Broad River.
crossed the Blue Ridge, entered North
Carolina at Asheville. then cross to
Johnson at Big Shanty. Was in all
that campaign back to Atlanta and the
battle around Atlanta; followed Sher
man to the coast, crossed the Savan
nah River Into South Curolina, and
wound up at Durham Station, it. C.
where Johnson surrendered.
Ws.l pnVnled at HnnVhunr, R. C m
sissippl in tha fall of '65, and to Yazoo
County in January, 1878, about 37
years ago. In 1866 1 took farming as
my occupation, and am still in tho
business. I will soon be 75 years old,
so you see I can't hold on a great deal
longer anyway.
Now, this is the firit time- I ever
asked for office, and I never expect
to ak again, so this is your last
chance to vote for me. If elected, I
will gunrantee thut , every' penny of
the county's' money will be properly
accounted for. After duo considera-
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lion, I hope to have your vote and In
fluence, which will be greatly appre
ciated. Thanking you in advance for any
favor you may confer, this. is respect
fully submitted.
Sincerely yours,
, '..S". ''J.r. FERRY, '
Co. C, 3d Reg., Ala. Vol. Allen's Bri
gade, Morgan's Division, Wheeler's
Corps, Army of Tenn.
Vote for Ney Wiiiiams, the Te
p'e'i Choice, for District Attorney.
Yazoo City, Miss., July 12. 1915.
To the People of Yazoo County:
In making my canvass for the office
cf County Attorney of Yazoo County,
I bWve treated the proposition as a
contractual one, governed by the same
prinqiples as any other contract of
personal employment and a contract
which directly affects your TAXES.
Now, before making a pledge bear
ing on this question, I want to ask
If you had contracted with Yazoo
County to build a bridge for J2.OCO.00
and had to employ an Engineer for
$100.00 to help you build said bridge,
shou d you pay this Engineer this
$100.00 out of your $2,000.00; or would
you expect the County to pay for this
$100.00 in addition to your $2,0C0.00?
I HERE AND NOW MAKE TO
YOU, IN WRITING. THE SAME
PLEDGE THAT I HAVE BEEN
MAKIXG TO THE PEOPLE IN MY
HOUSE TO HOUSE CANVASS
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY,
WHICH IS ELECT ME YOUR
COUNTY ATTORNEY AND I
PROMISE YOU I WILL PERFORM
ALL THE DUTIES OF THIS OF
FICE AS ENUMERATED BY THE
LAW, FOR THE SALARY THERE
IN STIPULATED, NAMELY, $2,-
000.C0.-
I am not egotistical enough to think
I know ALL the law, nor docs any one
man kcow it all, and it may be, if I
am elected your County Attorney, I
shall at some t'me need help BUT
IF FOR ANY REASON I EMPLOY
ASSISTANCE IN THE PROPER
DISCHARGE OF THE DUTIES OF
THIS OFFICE I SHALL PAY FOR
SAID ASSISTANCE OUT OF MY
SALARY AND NOT OUT OF YOUR
COUNTY TREASURY. BECAUSE
PAYING FOR MY ASSISTANCE
OUT OF THE COUNTY TREASURY
WOULD NECESSARILY MEAN AN
INCREASE IN YOUR TAXES, an!
this burden it is, I f r.d that ALL the
peopie cf YAZOO COUNTY are as
seriously interested in the REDUC
TION of as am L
Therefore, ince my opponent, Mr.
R. R. Norquirt, c'airrs to be mr,r.'.r
on hi recoH & County Attom- I
have ifn forced to vs the BIG
BLACK Drtifiar- O-. t-y n'utr"
a eirpioyed to firt Mr. Nor-pi.-t
and his Services paid for out of the
COUNTY TREASURY, as shown bv
CERTIFIED VOUCHER 921 of the
Minutes of the Board.
I am informed that a document is
being shown around to a SELECT
FEW by Mr. Norquist to the effect
that Special Counsel had been emnlov-
ed in the "Big Black Drainage Case"
before he went into office as County
Attorney, leaving the impression that
said counsel was to assist his pred
ecessor, Mr. L. D. Reed, in this case
and that Mr. Norquist did not Em
ploy Mr. E. L. Brown to assist hire
in the case. I am sure that the false
impression created was not intentional
on Mr. Norquist's part, but since a
question is raised and Mr. Norquist
refused to publish his RECORD,
as a matter of justice to all I am forc
jed to publish a cert'fied copy of the
j Minutes in this cace, and Mr. Brown's
( statement in regard to same, that the
true FACTS might be known, how
ever much I regret it
J At the February, 1914, meeting of
the Board, AT A TIME WHEN THE
BOARD WAS WITHOUT AN AT
, TORN'EY (as shown by the certified
I Minutes of the Board), Mc. J. S. Per-
rin was called in for advice in the Big
i Biack Drainage Case and was again
! present at the June, 1914, meeting of
the Board to assist Mr. Norquist, since
there was NO Attorney for the Board
at the February meeting of said Body
and the newly e'ected County Attor
ny, Mr. NORQUIST, claimed to be
unfamiliar with the February proceed
irf s in this rase. Howpver. I call
yur stter.tion to the fact that ALL
ACTION IN THIS MATTER WAS
POSTPONED AT THE FEBRUARY
; MEETING as -hown by CERTIFIED
' MINUTES cf the Beard. 1 a; to ca.i
vri.r a'.tsntion to the fart that the
Hn. J. S. IVrrin was rot the
SPECIAL COUNSEL whi scrvic-i
wr re., paid for by CERTIFIED
VOUCHER NO. 021, whub aiiowanre
T.7ADS:.
F. L. Br-wn, attorney's fee
-- fn. F. B'g R'a-V f'ra'r.ar.
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vot; l"I-T EMPLOYED VETO AS
5 1ST KIM IN" THE B:G BLACK
DRAINAGE CASE, AND I DO NOT
THINK HE WILL DENY IT, for I
believe he is a truthful fellow." Mr.
Brown added, "But, Mr. Norauist told
me he had permission from the Board
to employ me and the Minutes of the
Board SHOULD SHOW IT." In my
opinion, this does not affect the case.
A FULL statement of the Minutes
of the Board in regard to the Biir
Black Drainage Case CERTIFIED to
by Mr. S. S. Griffin by the Deputy
Clerk, the keeper of SAID
Minutes, over his OFFICIAL SEAL, a
copy of which follows docs not SHOW
ANY SUCH PERMISSION GRANT
ED TO MR. NORQUIST BY THE
BOARD.
Certified Minutes of Board.
Wednesday, Jam 7, 1914.
Certified copy of decree rendered by
Judge McCool, Chancellor of the 4th
district in the Hoirr.es County 'Court.
ordering that Yazoo County pay $1,
438.46 for his services in mukintr ore.
liminary survey of Big Black Drainage
District, of which certain lands in Ya
zoo County are a part, was received
and filed and action thereon postponed
till the February Term next ensuing.
Book 5 page 620 Minutes Board of
Supervisors.
Thursday, Jan. 8, A. I), 1914.
It is ordered that the resicnation of
L. D. Reed, Attorney for the Board, be
and the same is accepted.
Book 5 page C21 Minutes Board of
Supervisors. '
Wednesday, Feb. 4th, A. iK. 1914.
In the matter of the issuance of a
warrant to R. L. Grabble for $1,438.46
on account of expense incurred in the
matter of the Big Black Drainage Dis
trict and allowed by Chancery Court
of Holmes County. Miss. It is oruer-
ed that same be continued till the reg
ular March meeting of the Board.
Book No. 6, page 4, Minutes Board
of Superv.scrs.
Monday, March 2, 1914.
It is ordered that R. R. Norquist
County Attorney, be and he ;s now ap
poin'cd Attorney for the Board and
h's sa'&ry is fixed at $2,0(X).0C per
innum for services as County Attor
ney and Attorney for the Board until
furthsr crdf-d by this board.
Book 6, pge 10, Minutes Board cf
Supervisors
Jue 3. 1914.
In the matter cf the Bij B ack
Dra:rspe iHslrirt. ranui rnmir-'T
on to be heard this day on the claim
R. L. GraSS'e, Civil Engineer.
Toun.ir.g to $I.4T?.4S for services
for making preliminary survey in said
Drainage District, it Ji ordered by
the Board that said claim be and the
same is hereby disallowed, to which
action of the Board the -Bald Grabble.
by Attorney, then and there executed
and tendered his bill of exceptions
which was duly allowed.
Book 6 page 72 Minutes, Board of
Supervisors.
Thursday, April 8, 1915.
921 E. L. Brown. Attorney's fees
Drainage Gen. F. Big Black Drainage
$100.00. Minutes Book 6, pane 253
Board of Supervisors.
Tuesday, May 4, 1915.
In the matter of the payment of
the judgment of tho Circuit Court of
Yazoo County in the case of K.L.
Grabble vs. Board of Supervisors of
this County, the same being present
ed for payment, said claim is hereby
disallowed and an appeal from said
judgment is hereby ordered.
Page 264 Minute Book 6. Board of '
Supervisors.
State of Mississippi,
Yazoo County.
I, S. S. Griffin, Clerk of the Chan
cery Court, in and for said county and
State, and ex-officio clerk of the Board
of Supervisors In and for said county
and State, do hereby certify, that the
foregoing and attached page and the
upper part of this page constitute a
full, true and correct copy of six or
ders and one allowance, taken from
the Board of Supervisors Minutes at
the pages stated underneath each or
der and that same is a full statement
of the proceed ngs had by the Board
in reference to the Big Biack Drain
age District, and also a correct copy of
the Minutes appointirsr R. R. Nor
quist, County Attorney, Attorney for
the Board and also a correct copy of
the allowance to E. L. Brown.
Given under my hand and Seal of
office this July 9th, 1915.
S. S. GRIFFIN, Clerk.
By M. B. MONTGOMERY, D. C.
ALL MINUTES ARE CERTIFIED
TO BY THE BOARD AS TRUE AND
CORRECT, and these . Minutes are
i CERTIFIED to being ALL THE
! MINUTES OF THE BOARD in the
iBir, CLACK DRAINAGE CASE,
j With malice, hatred and iil-i!! to
, ward none, with chari'y, kin lness and
J forbearance for all, with finrncka in
t' r vSt as I rra given the light to.
j se it, I respectfully submit my ratte
j to you.
Yours tru'y,
! (Signed) C.F.RHODES.

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