The Laurel Ledger from Laurel, Mississippi on May 13, 1905 · Page 3
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The Laurel Ledger from Laurel, Mississippi · Page 3

Laurel, Mississippi
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Saturday, May 13, 1905
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L'.V' / '.:vtfy£A l , ^ *^x ^w:.y'- r x S £ *1 '* * V v / ' *" */ ^ ' « f J v v ' * v * ,/ '·,) "" : ci;¥- ( V I VARDAMAN-, Oft ^MISSISSIPPI. x James K: yardaman, governor of Jrfississippi, is_ best known as the'expounder of the doctrine that advanced education is useless for the negro. President Roosevelt is well known to ente^- tain ideas quite the opposite. ·^Governor Vardaman is best known in the north--in a cheap, , "unjust an^d erroneous belief--as a man whose distinguishing characteristic is a hatred ~bt Theodore Roosevelt. All of ..these "ideas, asjnost popular ideas, are no more than half true; but'they serVe to bring us Jo a fact not heretofore mentioned and perhaps not noticed. These two men referable no one else in the world so much as they do each other! r The two men themselves have never discovered their resemblance, an'd the suggestion may not be welcome to either; yet the resemblance is there, and is difficult to" escape under analysis. Th.e two men "are both strong men, both impulsive, both altogether independent of the ways and ideas of others. Each does his own thinking. Each is courageous, each robust, virile, full of red-blooded animal;, vigor. Each is just this side of eccentricity iu., the unbridled .characteristics of his individuality. Each is outspoken, ready .to declare an opinion when once it is formed.^Each is sturdy, insistent, stubborn, if you like, in regard to an opinion once formed and expressed. Each is a man of in- tensest conviction and determination. COMPARISON OF TWO CHARACTERS. Physically these two men are much alike in build and statue, each being strong, sturdy, thick- |£ked, ruddy-ffieed, straight of [both horsemen, both students. Jidly, generous, They are both }lendid haters, keefc and gentlfe \is loved and is much mis- |, each had a plebrated war lined political [participation I ted war. |in any posi- ry, Roosevelt be rivals. [In the same rivals for chase they would be'rivals for the firsjjlpear.' Natural leaders -naturalj^con- tend, and naturally dj|lf e l divided authority. ,But,l'^er .1 contest or a campaign of any sort in which each had a chance to show his own mettle--throw n together on any proper personal basis-rthese two men would, in all likelihood become fast friends, in a friendship that could not be shaken. Rivalry apart, each would see something in the other that he would like, not recognizing himself! There are not two bigger, wider-hearted Americans in all the country. Which would follow the flag the farther or defend it the more stoutly would always be a question. At this point resemblance ceases. The two men came out of different conditions. Theodore Roosevelt was bern'in the middle of th!e ladder of success, and had not far to go, even had he been possessed of anything but the Roosevelt luck, of which the world has shown no precise parallel. »A11 his steps have counted --he has seen to it that .they di 1 count. The panted page has been a great friend of his, and has given him a national reputation. With Vardaman the opposite of this is true. He has had bad luck all his life irf personal matters. When Roosevelt was getting ready for the legislature, Vardaman was working in the fields of Mississippi. Vardaman was a newspaper man, but the printed page, in general, has never helped him. For every step forward in his life he has slipped back half a space, only to come back again and again,steadfastly, in spite of handicaps of fortune. His^ancestpvs were many of them preacher^/half a century ago, m Kentucky and other part of the south. Vardaman's father met with business reverses early in the son's life, and the latter was obliged to shift for himself. Later in life he met with a few reverses on his own account. He went into his office as governor owing debts which he is paying off even now. Life has been a continuous fight with him. He has, indeed, led the strenuous life of which Theodore Roosevelt writes, and knows what actual combat with world may signify. The world for him has always been strenuous, and he has taken for granted that it is so for others--which is pretty nearly the truth after all. PERSONAL TRAITS OF THE MAN. Personally James K. Vardaman ia a great democratic; soul. -In appearance he is picturesque, stalwart. In a matter of personal opinion he is apt to assert rather too much, than too little. His fiery temper has often gotten him in trouble, but in trouble he has acquitted himself like a man. WJion he finds he is in the wrong, h^fs the first to make amends', as does any good fighting man. In many ways he seems · survival of the old south, tempered by tUe changmg.conditiohs of the south today. The Vardaman hat is wide and black, the Vardaman cravat immaculately white, the Vardaman feet well shod, after »the way of all southern gentlemen. The Vardaman bow upon meeting a lady is wide and deep, the hat going as low as the knee, or perhaps under the left arm, if he pauses to converse. The Vardaman hair is long, black, Indian like, shot just a trifle with grey, but reaching in a thick mass to the shoulders--hair that might have belonged to Peter Cartright, or some other stalwart backwoods preacher of the olden time. This hair, tossed back' from a high forehead, gives picturesqueness to a, personality strong, dignified and unusual. ^. Govenor Vardaman is just '(above middle height, and weigh possibly 180 pounds. His face is smooth-shaven, swarthy, his eyes dark but not unkindly. There are pictures of the old French explorer, Joliet, which would almost do as likeness for Vardaman. The cheek bones are high, the dome of the forehead high, the mouth firm the chin strong. In conversation,the gestures are wide and buoyant. A fire eater by instinct, Governor Vardaman ,is a most temperate man in all his habits. He never touches whiskey. Indeed, though we think of the south as Whiskey-drinking land, there is far less whiskey consumed per capita than in the north, and the temperance and prohibition districts in the southern states are the largest known anywhere in America. Therefore, if any have pictured the picturesque govenor of the state of Mississippi as a swaggerer and a royst- erer, they have been as far from the truth as they could be. The truth is that Governor Vardaman is a very quiet, gentle, kindly man, albeit frankly, outspoken and with no suggestion of iceness or reserve. HIS home life is verj sweet and simple. He sits he Two Rings of WHisKey ^ v, ^^^^ t^eamdale Rye untsman .Rye pricot Brandy 4 QUARTS $4.35 3.OO 3.50 MONEY-SAVING' BRAN A* PER GALLON urbon ' \ $2.00 ourbon 2.50 \ 3.00 '. 12 QT. CASE $6.50 7."88 9.48 12 QUARTS $12.OO 9.0O 9.88 'Express prepaid on all cases a# . * these prices. RG MERCANTILE CO. THE ORIGINAL BIO MAIL ORDER HOUSE v t t -Wc»er Street ' v F' 0. Boxes 294 and 688 the kitu * . _ '_ A . . . tones Up'fiRJI THAT NEVER DISAPPOINTS ALABAMA the bowelsl f lo» Slr«««. Ct»clnn»tl. Ohio ', special gol i ' KING OF AIL LINIMENTS I / \ k CURES RHEUMATISM AND ALL FAIN · *- rV* ^^^ M · H^k D^B jV^ NCURALQIAt SPRAINS. CUT9* HIUI8KS|BUM*IS( SOAL99( ^^ft \ \ J ^^URlES ST?FF 8 °JO E mTS. m cONTRA B 0 A TE^' "jIUSC""-' »-"TM"° · '- U ^^ ^^ H % fcB^* ANKI1.S. CORN HUSMR'S SPRAINEDi W fRMVOOMNS. BUNIONS. OHILDLAIR3. AND ALL INFLAMMATION* OP READ THIS REMARKABLE CURE "I was much afflicted with rheumatism, writes Ed. C. Nud, louavillc, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, "going about on crutches and suffering a great deal of pain. I was induced to try Ballnrd's Snow Liniment, which cured me, after using three 50c bottler ITISTHI3 GP.EATEST LINIMENT I EVER USED; have rec- otnrneuded it to a number of persons, all exprest themselves as being benefited by it. I now walk i without crutches, and am able to perform a great deal of light labor, on the farm " THR£E SIZES- 25c, soc AND $1.00 BALLARD SNOW LINIMENT CO. ST. LOUIS. U. S, A. SOLD AND RECOMMENDED BY'' JoKnston Drug Store at the head of .1 ' n c j t.ib'o \"h«re f ".c; L iro ot Uio count.''V i ^ SCMM I. and \\hpre .1 h!os a ing ii aske I even .is il was long £^o \ \ h e n you and I sat at long tabius. For pompousness and p ^ o t i ^ m you must look somewhere H-e than the e \ e c u l \ e m a n s i o n of Mississippi^ capit U i ' · - liveliest, decision, u n i l ' c r ness, you w i l l find b j ' t'l · nun" g o a n r Ho ;;o v , i t h i h i u i singuiciiiy uiuau. i i " i . i l l ' kindly and loyal --J3y JMiieiau.i Hough, Auther of "The Law of the Land. - i | THE CHARTER Of Incorporation of the Laurel ' Base Ball Club. Section 1 The purposes for which this corporation is created 'are to organize base ball clubs, foot ball clubs and to play and engage m and carry on all other athletic sports. Section 2. Those interested in the formation of this corporation are Geo A. Floyd, Jno. W. feum- rall, 1. A. Heidelberg, T. .1. Fatheree, J.«G. Daly,"A. M. Burbridge, W. L. Pryor and such other persons as may here.iLter become associated with them, their successors or assigns. Section 3. The name by which said corporation shall be known as "The Laurel Base Ball Club." Section 4. T h i s corporation shall have the power to purchase, or otherwise acquire, hold, control, own, lease, mortgage sell, or otherwise dispose of real estate and personal property for the purposes herein before mentioned; to orgai.i/.e base ball clubs, foot ball clubs, and .ill other clubs or teams nccubsary to carry on and maintain all kinds of athletic sports; to maintain grounds and parks and charge admittance fee to the same; to give and hold public fairs, athletic exhibitions and to do all and everything suitable and_ proper for the accomplishment of any and all of its said purposes or the attainment of all or any bf the objects'herein before mentioned, which shall at any time fcppear for the benefit of the corj^yation, or shall be calculate**', I \tly or indirectly to tnhanc* 8 *^T value of the corporatito property or its rights^ not contrary tV the law or in violation of iJfy provisiona \hereof. ^ Section 6. This Horporation shall h a \ e existence and succes- ' n lor a period of fifty years Pom .aid after the date of the approval of this charter by the Go\ ei nor. Pcction 6. This corporation is cicalcd under Chapter 25 of the f i Annotated Code of Mississippi of 1 ^ ) ' .nd is clothed with all the i, puvileges and immumt- )-, given by said chapter, 'and all dments thereof. .-section 7 . T h e authorized i . pital stock of said corporation shall be Ten Thousand Dollars, (S10.000), divided into shareaTpt " Twenty- five Dollars, ($25.0®), each, for which proper certificates may issue, but said corporation may begin business when Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars, )S2jO.OG), of itsp caital stock ,* shall have been subscribed for/ and paid in. / Section 8 T h e domicile of said corporation shall be Laurel, .Tones countv, Mississippi. HELP WANTED. No Energy. No Will Power. No Ambition. Losing Confidence in Self and the Confidence of Friends dr Employers. A. State of Health That Needs Prompt Treatment to Ward Off Serious Disease. Do jou notice a l.irgc reduction in join vital energy' Arc you losing hold on youi place 111 the sociil world? Is jour strength gone, constitution weak, appetite poor, digestion deranged, bowels cosine, to i th uneasiness and symptoms of derangement in the region of the kidi'e\s? Such a condition is the preliminary to Blight's Disease or some other serious kidney trouble. If this describes the state of jour body, we urge upon you prompt action before your health is entirely beyond recovery Prickly Ash Bitters is the remedy you need, it has a four-fold icstorativeeffect. Il stimulates the torpid liver, restores health in the stomach, strengthens and cures the kidneys, and through its peculiar yet agreeable laxative»..A ~ ' actcr it clinches thcgood work''p- C.^jr- . oughly cleansing the ·. Is a _ ^ certain remedy, for "kidney atad liver, 7 diseases. /' V'" s Accept no mibstitntc. Insist on havinr ^ the Kumlnc-Prlckly Ash BUtcra with fbe ',,%· Hrgc figure 1 in red on the front label. Sold by druggists, Price $1.00 per botttot^, " JOHNSTON DRUG E. W. Welbprn, of Mico, a business visitor to.l " nesday. · , , ,/»«§

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