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*iv' *' : pC f r ■ £ . ' 'U a _ ■ m • : Jr # H Mi ■ ajSfÖWV Mr . - ^ Reliable Local Newspaper. OUR MOTTO": "BE JUST A FEAR NOT. »9 Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers VOU XV.—NO. 29. GREENWOOD, LkFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY. JULY 28, 1911 Subscription, $1.50 Per Year JOHN SHARP WILLIAMS REAL PARIY LEADER. His Rise In Politics Could Not be Stemmed. BY R. JÄ. OATES. Washington, July 22 —Beginning with his first servie« in the house of repre sematives of iIim Hfty-third contcress and to hi« «ntrance into the Uuited States senate, Mississippi, John career has been a brilliant exemplifies tion of the homely phrase. "Yon can't keep a good man down " With the first lap of his six years' term in the sen-ite yet unfinished, Mr. Williams has gained a position in the "greatest legislative body on earth" which has caused him to be regarded as the real leader of the minority, whose titnlar head is Thomas Staple-i Martin of Virginia. There is no other place in the ranks for John Sharp Williams. His position in every legislative battle is at the front, as there he fi ds the easiest and the nicest adjustment. In his sixteen years' service in the house, six years of which time he was the minority leader, he was never routed in debate. This d es not mean that in every debate in which be engaged was a "Waterloo" for his antagonist, but no member who served in the house with Mr. Williams has preserved as a trophy even a small piece of his scalp. In some encounters he failed to take a scalp, hut in no mix-up did he ever lose any of his own cranium covering. Speaking « he other day of the sharp tilt in the seuate between Mr. Williams and Mr. Bailey, which was a clash of superb intellects, Represet tative Mc Call, of Massachusetts, himself a scholar and an able speaker, said that John Sharp Williams was the ablest catch-as-catch-can debiter the house has had in fifty years. Former Senator John C. Spooner of Wisconsin, several years ago added his testimony to the splendid ability of Mr. Williams in de bate by declaring him to be the great ,es' rough and tumble debater in any par, *uientarv body in the world. Stand» In Limelight. M on on and by his tor his at on and ers He the a maj the the in 21 hv si t, Hence there is something more than Civil War memories that attach Mr Williams to the seat in the senate which Jefferson Davis occupied when he was a member of that body from Mississippi, and to bts old slave and servant Jim J >nes. But this sentiment did not ap -1 peal to the senator from Idaho, who saw iu the resolution to keep Jim Jones on | the senate pay roll an opportunity to| alur the South and tbe C mfoderacy. Mr Hey burn had not slurred but a little as junior senator from Sharp William-.' Although he has been in the senate less than four months, Mr. Williams has been engaged in debates which have fixed the attention of the nation upon him as a force in the public discussion of great legislative issues. His first note wort h clash was with Senator Bailey of T« xas on the free raw material proposition. Mr. Bailey con tending with his usual forensic skill skill that tbe manufacturer should not be permitted to buy his raw material free uuless he was made to sell the finished product minus a duty. Whether the free raw material doctrine is historically Democratic was the issue of the Williams-Bailey debate about which senators and representative are still talking, The popular verdict of that titanic struggle is that it was a draw. The next debate that focused ration wide attention upon Mr. Williams was his brilliant victory over Senator Hev burn of Idaho, whose intense hatred of everything associated with the South ern Confederacy imp* lied him to op pose a resolution which Mr. Williams had offered to keep James Jones, the old and decrepit body guard of J* ff"r son Davis on the senate pay roll. For years Jones has been employed about the senate end of the capitol, h-jt, the old negro who enjoys the es»<-<-ui ant* respect of all who ,now him, is n t non able to perform the duties that u---r* required of him in his days of unim paired strength and health. That M< 'Williams should iuterest himself in Jim Jones was parfectly natural, as will h* shown in what follows. Mr. William.-.' grandfather on his mother's side was senior captain of Company A. of the celebrated First Mississippi Riffes of the Mexican war, commanded by Jeffer son Davis, afterwards president of the Southern Confederacy. Capt. Sharp and Mr. Davis were warm and intimate friends until death separated them. while until he had drawn noon himself the terrific fire of the famous Junn Sharp Williams* batteries before which even greater and braver men have gone down to the dust. Tho Congressional Record contains an authentic account os the (Jones) debate. CastaHan Springs Hotel. One rate of twelve dollars per week and one half fere for children. All orders for water will reçoive prompt attention. Address all communications to DR. AND MRS. P. R. OUTLAW, it. Miss. 'it'-i % |fe •' A - s>y. Ü0SIN6 WEEK OF 1HE CAMPAIGN. Pactional Lines More Tightly Drawn Than Ever Before. The ending of the final wepk of senatorial M ississippi's campaign finds tbe factional lines more tensely drawn than ever before in the political history of the state. memorable Senator Percy opened Monday in Cal houn county, where he deliv< r> <1 three speeches. He went to N>**h .ha e* unty on Wednesday and Thursday, Meridian on Friday, Brookhaveu on Saturday, and winds rip his campaign at Itta Bena, L< fiore c< unty, rh » old home county of ex-Go -ernor Vardanian, on Monday, where he will be introduced by his colle agne, Senator John Sharp Williams, who has publicly announced his intention of journeying from Wash ington to vote for his colleague. Sena tor Percy will be given a rousing wel come when he reaches his home city, Greenville. Monday night, a uotable public demonstration being planned in his honor. Ex-Governor J K. Vardamtn opened at Lucien, Franklin county, on Monday, went to Port Gibson on Tuesday, and then jumped to the northern part of the state, speaking at Ruleville, Sunflower county, on Wtd iesday, Water Valley on Thursday, thence to the southern section, f peaking at the Crystal Springs chautanqua Saturday morning and Osyka, Pike county, Saturday night. On Monday he will speak at Flora, Madison county, returning to Jackson at nine p. m. when his follow ers will give him a torchlight reception, followed by addresses at Smith Park. Mr. Alexander, who has shown phe nomenal pbysicial endurance since the inception of the contest, will have de livered sixteen speeches during the closing week of the campaign, opening with three addresses in Attala, his native county, on Monday, leaving that county Tuesday morning after and ad dress at McCool, and speaking tbe same afternoon at Chester, Choctaw county. He was hooked for three addresses in Monroe county on Wednesday, and two speeches in DeSoto county Thursday, jumped to the southern part of the state for an address at the Crystal Spring ohautauqua ^Friday, and will speak that afternoon at Damascus, in the same county. On Saturdav bo will make three speeches in Yalobusha county, and then return to Jackson for a rally of his follow*"— *o be held at Poindexter Park. Th Alexaud«. r campaign bureau cl inn that he will carry Jackson b'* a*, overwhelming maj irity, and lead in the county by one thousand votes. There has been but little revision of the campaign bureau estimates during the past week. Ex-Governor Varda nian's managers assert that he will win in the first primary by 32,000 maj irity, while he pesonally claims that not less than 90.00 votes will be polled for him. Mr. Alexander's managers say their candidate will receive 45 000 votes in the first primary. Senator Percy's campaign bureau announces the pletion of a poll of 1,019 of the 1235 pre cincts in the State.made with painstak ing care, and showing that the vote will be divided as follows: Vardam n 41 per cent, Percy 38 per cent., Alexander 21 per oenfc. • r The most notable feature of the cam paign during the past week has been *he terr : ffic slaughter of the poll books hv comity boards of election commis si- n' rs. In nearly every county the eommis b'ner h ive implicitly obeyed in«irnc 'i'>ns from the state board of election commissioners and the rulings of t he a* t, >vn* v general, and have eHnrntted from the poll books all registered voters not. properly qualifl.id in every respect. In some counties the number of names eliminated has been as high as thirty-five per cent, of the registration, and this inevitably means a cutting down of the total vote, perhaps to a figure below the number of ballots cast on the WiHiains-Varriamcn campaign four vea»a eg«», which w»-« about 122 000. I- H ass* it* d that the Varriaman faction h <s h* hi the principal loser by this strict int* rprera'ion of the statutes governing ? he right, of snt frag*«. J-, mm.» counties great indigna -1 tien i** K i?..r * xpre-c-ed whose names have been dr *nred * ff, | and in some instmees election m i »si-mers have 'te^n threatened wuh com ; th*. ~ '*y cota personal violKj.ce uni* ss the names of delinquents are restored. The intense birterress that has char acter iz-d tbe campaign gives rise to the fear that personal difficulties, and perhaps more serions affairs, will be numerous on electiou day. Parson's Poem a Gem. From Rev. H. StubenvolL, Allison, la. In praise of Dr. King's New Life Pills. ''They're such a health necessity, In every home these nill should be. If other kinds you've tried in vale, USE DR. KING'S And be well again." Only 25c at all : •* t -fs 'Mi GORDON Will CANDIDATE TO THE OffICE OE his COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY. SOUGHS YOUR VOTE III ■ ■ ■ ket ed at, A Few Reasons Why You Should Give Him a Full Term: ing or of tbe ing D. mu, Has Lived in Leflore County 20 years and is thor ougly acquainted with conditions, people, county, etc. It is a time Honored Principle to Re-elect an Offi cial when he has efficiently and faithfully discharged the duties of his office, especially when he has only held this office sixteen months. A reference to any of the Justices of the Peace in the county will more than satisfy you as to his peculiar qualifications and fitness for the office. Reference to any member of the Grand or Petit Juries, District Attorney, Judges of the terms of Circuit Court during his tenure will convince you that he h the claim for a full term. Grand Jury of January 19T 2 Term Court was en abled tö wind up their work in three days owing to splendid preparation of cases bound over to await action of that body, saving the county several hundred dollars. Only required to appear for the state in felonies, arson, habeas corgus hearings, to assist district attorney and grand juries, unlawful retailing and concealed weap on cases; but appeared in every misdemeanor in the county courts when notified by Justices of the Peace in due time. as ' * of ed ■ Filed report of cases in which conviction was made each month with Board of Supervisors, who raised my my salary on account of record made. Connected with no law firm, a struggling young practicioner, and in no way obligated to any lawyer, or firm of lawyers, and capable of securing for the state all that's coming to her in prosecuting lawlessness. Faces the labor proposition on farms and planta tions with due reason, giving the farmer every due con siderâtion, anjd Jtakes pleasure in handling it in full measure to the vagrant that drifts around the towns. Have prosecuted for the state over 200 cases, while all three of my opponent's together have not conducted over 30 cases in my courts, which should substantiate the claim that I have had more experience in c riminal proceedure and am better qualified for the position . : : : : For the above reasons, and others, I solicit you vote and its influence, will appreciate it, and will exert every atom of my energy to give you the best that's in me. Respectfully, ; a i i I GORDON GILLESPIE. . A ' V* t % SA'i''*! Ha sül MÉÊkM PERCY SPEAKS AT WA BENA. Will be introduced by Williams. Basket Dinner Arranged, Itta Bena is to have the honor of en tertainieg Hon. Leroy Percy in his last campaign speech before the first of August primary. Mr. Percy will arrive here on the morning of Monday, July 31st, deliver a speech at- Holloman's grove at 11 o'clock and go from here to his home in Greenville, w here be will cast his vote in the next day's primary. It is certain that Mr. Percy w ill be introduced by no less a personage than Hon. John Sharp Williams. A strenuous effort to this end was made by the local management. Preliminary arrangements for a bas ket dinner on the day of the distinguish ed visitor's arrival were made at a meeting of prominent business men at Shannon s drug store Wednesday even at, 8:30 o'clock, and preparation are he ing made to entertain at least 2,500 visitors. 1'he question as to whether a barbecue or basket dinner was to be given in connection with the speaking was generally discussed. The advocates of the basket dinner won on the ground that meat would have to be barbeeued the previous day, which is Sunday. Mr. M. E. Robertson presided over tbe meeting as chairman and Mr. G. L. Oury acted as secretary. The follow ing committees were appointed: t enoral Management G. I>. Glower, D. O Alexinder and H. H. Nabors. General Arrangements and Program F. B. Morris, U. H. Nabors and E. B. Pearc* ; arrange grounds, E. H. Buchan mu, U. I. Watson and A. Robinson; musie, Dr. W. C. Brooke, Dr. C. C. Moore and J. T. Perry. Finance—W. G. Shannon, John Er skine and W. T. Williams. Advertising and Printing -T. O. Morris, Dr. J. E. DeLoach and G. L Oury. Manager R. D. Portwood, of the local ~ °- , i* ! horized to open negotia tion with the L.v baseball team said that it was probable that h - coula arrange for a game to be played h< re ou that day between tl.e locals and the Lilaud team of the Valley League. The committee on general manage ' .the view of securing reduced rates for tue oc cassioa. At a subsequent meeting Thursday nieht the finance committee reported that §385 25 had been contributed and that several from wnom large contribu tions were expected had not been ap proached. Reports from Greenwood were to the effect that §150 may be counted on from there, while Mr. C. E. Wright proposed to furnish all the ice needed. Greenville will furnish a brass band, which will relieve the comm if ee of an expenditure of §100. On account of the large crcwd ex pected the ladies are urgently request ed to prepare baskets to augment the provisions to be purchased by the committee.—Itta Bena Times. ■ of it Committee of Appropriations The housewives of the country are the "comittee of appropriations" in every family, and like most such comittei s, they are predisposed to economy. Most women know how to save money better than men. In some families it is the other wav - I a round, but. as a very general rule j : We suggest that nine times cut of ! tne women are the savers. ten the safest way to do is to turn j the week j y or monthy income over ; i to tbe wt m«.n oi the family and let. her work out a satisfactory method ; Take her of spending and saving. the "committee of appropriations" with lid! power to act. This bank pays special attention tv the comfort, and convenience of its women customers. We the smallest savings depositors with .i , „„j h - j the same courtesy and consideration ■ treat that we idvo to our largest com-! mercia: d • css tor. BANK OF LEFLORE. Happiest Girl in Lincoln. A Lincoln, Neb., girl writes; "i had been ailing tor some time with chronic constipation and stomach trouble. I began taking Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and in three days I i was able to be up aud got better right along. I am the proudest girl in ; i Lincoln to find such a good medicine." ; For sale by all dealers. For Rent. 4 Room House on Moutjoy StroM, one block froir* oublie 3ihoi'l. W, M. HAMMER. When yon look for prosperity drink PLKZOL. COMMISSIONERS HAVE BEEN BUSY FELLOWS. Held Two Sessions This Week. Monday and Thursday. Believe ns, those Election Commis sioners have had no elnoh, and the Three per that they will draw when the Board of Supervisors bands them oat their warrant has been more than earn en last of to will be selves somewhatly too, chaaing around f, )P their friends who were knocked off, the i aa d have worked the mail service and bas ed. And it was business-like the way they went about it, giving a fair, court eous hearing to every mau who repre resented his claim for reinstatement. And the candidates have busied them the sheriffs with requests for duplioate tax receipts or certificates necessary to j have their prospects put in good stand a ! at ing. Monday was the day set aside by the Election Commissioners for the hearing he i to be given to those knocked off of the poll hooks in the Greenwood precinct, and they trotted in up at the Court House pretty lively all through the day. Duplicate tax receipts, certificates, affi davits, et cetera fell all over themsel in was V es, and Commissioners gave each the one a fun an d fair hearing, and if the be facts substantiated, they were reinstat is td> and wiu ba allowed to use the X on election days. Thursday many "come back" from tbe L. precincts over the county, coming in on the branch trains, sending necessary | dl) p e via mail, and hearings were given. j j n every instance the Commissioners athered to the ruling of the District Attorney, and regardless of wbat direc B. ^j on the c Hp foil, they decided in ae cordanco therewith. In toto, there were about 200 reinstat C. ed, which means that the vote at the election Tuesday will aggregate in Er- numbers approximately 1200. Of coarse many will be prevented from coming to O. the polls on account of being away on L vacations, sickness, out of town, but as a rule the poll should be a heavy one, and there will be very little complaint that "a lot of them didn't vote. The tickets have been printed, and everything will bo in perfect readiness for the election, and every voter should see to it that he does his part to make it the most pleasant election ever held in Leflore County, be tl.e the 1» in Leflore County, tVilL HAVt A SANE ELECTION. on an ex the 4 4 Candidates all Agree to Conduct the Flection Day Properly, Chief R. L. Miller and several of the candidates the first of the week started a petition asking the local clubs to agree to close their doors duriug elec tion day, and was geuorally signed by ad the candidates that they would not have that day any "refreshment«" to ' queneh their thirst after they had in dustriously labored over Xing down the long ticket that will be put to them Tuesday next. There are some that are always dis posed to take election days as a day of joy, some elated over their anticipation of results, a few ready to make a day of it any day, and various and various and sundry others who do not obj* ct to "whnopering-er-up" just once at least for their favorites. But there is so to In wav - I much importance to the pending elec j tio n . in tlxe söleotion of the person to : don t he senatorial toga, the state and of county officers, that it is a wise decis ion to ride to and fro from the polls on ! the cushion of the much-talked of wat j over ; i er wagon, from which yon can always let. aj-gjit in splendid trim, ; Evcryoue should go to the polls and her vote their vote, and cooperate with the oaiciiils a,)d candidates in their desire to make it a day of peace an order, so of with to 1119 friends if he so craves and reason with them as to why this or that r . _ , ,. , , „ _, - candidate should be elected, all carried on without th'* fiascos naturally tangent to election bouts when some one has ■ that when a man walks into the booth to exercise his franchise he can reason over the names entered and select tho treat best mail, and after he vacates it oan com-! risea from his seat on tho wagon to va cate for another. Make a good day of it. and yon have a better expression of what the people of Leflore County stand for, and what pol icies, views, practices, etc., they en dorse. » had I I Card from Chas. G. Gillespie. right in ; It has been reported that I was de ; ^qnent for 1909- It is a mistake. The assessor failed to assess me in 1900, but when I paid my taxes for 1909 I ! called for my poll tax receipt and paid it. one Yours respectfully, CHAS. Q. GILLESPIE. j Greenwood, Miss., July 20th, 1911. ! m drink ; Drink PLELOL the new drink. It is Healthful and Invigorating.