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VOL. 108, NO. 29 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
BULL MOOSE CONVENTION
TO MEET ON AUGUST 5TH
Colonel Roosevelt Issues Call to His
A call to the people of the United
States who are in sympathy with
the "National Progressive move?
ment" to send delegates to the
National Convention to open in Chi*
catto on August 5th has been given
out by United States Senator Joseph
M. Dixon of Montana, Theodore
Roosevelt's campaign manager. The
call is signed by members of the
committee chosen at a meeting held
in Chicago, and also includes signa?
tures of Roosevelt followers in forty
The call says in substance:
"To the people of the United
States, without regard to past polit?
ical differences, who, through re?
peated betrayals, realize that today
the power of the crooked political
bosses and of the privileged classes
behind them is so strong in the two
parties that no helpful movement in
the real interest of our country can
come out of either.
"Who believe that the time has
come for a National Progressive
movement, a nation-wide movement,
non-sectional lines, so that the peo?
ple may bo served in sincerity and
truth by an organization unfettered
by obligation to collecting interests.
"Who believe in tbe right aud ca?
pacity of the people to rule them?
selves and effectively to control all
the agencies of their government,
and who hold that only through so?
cial and industrial justice, thus se?
cured, can honest property find per
"Who believe that government by
the few tends to become, and has in
fact become, government by the sor
did influences that control the few.
"Who believe that through the
movement proposed can we obtain
in the nation and in the several
Slates the change demanded by the
modern industrial evolution.
"Who hold that the commandment
delivered at Sinai, 'Thou shalt not
steal,' applies to politics as well as
"To all in accord with these views
a call is hereby issued by the pro?
visional committee, under the reso?
lution of the mass-meeting held in
Chicago on June 22 last to send
from each State a number of dele
gates whose votes in the convention
shall count for as many votes as the
State shall have Senators and Rep?
resentatives in Congress, to meet in
conventian at Chicago on the 5th
day of August, 11*12, for the purpose
of nominating candidates to be sup?
ported for the positions of President
aud Vice-President of the United
This call is signed by one or more
persons in each cf the forty States.
It is signed on behalf of Virginia by
Thomas Lee Moore of Roanoke.
To Cure Drunkards and Vagrants
Tbe new law of Virginia, chapter
170 of the Acts of tho late Assem?
bly, contains some very stringent
provisions. The law was approved
bv Governor Mann, and is now in
full force. Tbe object of the law is
to deal effectively with drunkards
and vagrants and dope fiends and
wife-beaters, in fact, the terms of
the law are broad enough to cover
all cases of men who fail to take
care of their families. They are
not to be sent to jail, comfortably
housed and fed in idleness. They
must be sent to do useful work on
the roads and in that way be com?
pelled to contribute to the welfare
of the community. The sentence is
to be indeterminate. Thedefenders
must continua to work until they
give satisfactory evidence of refor?
mation. The law may appear severe,
but it is just. The man who shirks
his duty and refuses to meat bis
obligations to society must be made
to recognize his responsibilities and
perform his part as a good citizen
If he doesn't like the punishment
he can escape it by reformation.
Then he and his family and his com?
munity will be buuefitu 1 by the
transforma' on of a nuisance into a
useful member of society.?Lynch?
There isn't euough .narol i ii all
the world to hu upi ? to nostone* for
all your buried ho,?es.
BRYAN .SCORES WATTERSON
"Mt. Watterson in Eruption," He
Under the caption, "Mount Wat?
terson in F.ruption," Bryan's Com?
moner last week replied to the re?
cent bitu r editorial attack of Col.
Henry Watterson on William Jen
Tbe Commoner said in part:
"Well, Mr. Bryan confesses that
ho has not tried io please Mr. Wat?
terson * * * that, accounts for
any popularity Mr. Bryan enjoys.
Be confesses that he did not consult
Mr. Watterson when he made hiH
fight against Judge Parker for tem?
porary chairman. He did not con?
sult Mr. Watterson when he intro?
duced the resolution against Mor
gan. Ryan and Belmont (wonder if
Mr. Watterson feels slighted, like
one of the financiers did, because he
was not included?) and Mr. Bryan
did not consult Mr. Watterson when
he declined to join with Mr. Murphy
in nominating a candidate for Presi?
dent. Mr. Bryan has pursued the
course which seems to him most
calculated to advance the interests
of tue Democratic party, and
through the Democratic party the
interests of the country. He has
done most of his work not only
without Mr. Watterson's aid, but in
spite of his opposition. He has
lived to see things he has advocated
become the accepted doctrines of a
great nation and he awaits without
fear tue verdict of the people upon
his work at [.altimore."
Mr. Bryan Was Considerate
A story of how William Jennings
Bryan, in order not to hurt the feel?
ings of Mrs. Taft, wife of the Presi?
dent, omitted from the original text
of his now famous Hyan-Belmont
Morgan resolution certain caustic
references to tbe so-called "steam
roller' methods of tbe Republican
convention and President Taft ax
the alleged recipient of favors from
the "interests," is told by Robert
F. Rose of Helena, Mont., former
private secretary of Mr. Bryan,who
acted as his confidential stenogra?
pher at Baltimore.
"On going to the convention hall
in Baltimore," says Mr. Rose, "Mr.
Bryan was told that Mrs. Taft was
in the audience and out of consider?
ation for her feelings he struck from
the resolution all reference to the
President. After tbe resolution
was adopted tusked if be purposely
omitted tbat part of the resolution
dictated to me.
" 'I purposely omitted it,' he said.
'Mrs. Taft occupied a box and I de?
sired to do nothing which would
subject her to humiliation.' "
Ryan Loves Them All
Multimillionaire Thomas Fortune
Ryan, who was half a delegate from
Virginia to the National Democratic
convention at Baltimore, sailed
from New York a few days ago on
the Hamburg-American liner Amer?
ica. He was amiable when ap?
proached on the pier, but became an
epitome of silence when first asked
to express an opinion on the politi?
"Shall you vote lor Wilson?" Mr.
Ryan was asked.
"By all means," was the quick
answer. "1 am going to Aix-les
Baines, and after about two months'
stay abroad, will be back in time to
cast my vote for a Democratic Pres?
"Do you still love Mr. Bryan?"
was the next query, and it broke up
"I love them all/' laughed Mr.
liv. n, as he rushed up the gangway,
waving a smiling good-bye. Mr.
Ryan will have a full vote at the
A report from Philadelphia says
that the price of gasoline is soaring
and will probably reach 20c a gallon
wholesale in the course of a few
months. This is most probably a
scheme for "big business," for gas?
oline is an absolute necessity for tbe
thousands upon thousands of au tn
mobilists in this country aod abroad.
After a long investigation a French
scientist has declared that tubercu?
losis can be transmitted by the per?
spiration of a person afflicted with
the disease, the germs passing
through tba pores.
A PEN DESCRIPTION
OF WOODROW WILSON
Nomination Came as Response
To Public Demand
ISEQUIPPED FOR PRESIDENCY
Reward Regarded as Recognition of
Woodrow Wilson, when question?
ed bow be came to be the nominee
of the Democrats in the State of New
Jersey,made this significant remark:
"It is really a most remarkable
thing. I had no idea that I was to
be made the nominee, and the most
extraordinary part of it is tbat there
was no intimation at any time of
controlling me, in case I should be
elected; not only am I absolutely
free from any promise,but no promise
was asked of me,and no influence was
brnught to bear upon me. That to
me, of itself, is most gratifying. I
rejrard it as a distinctive recogni?
tion of my integrity. This is as it
should be. The man who is selected
by a party to be its standard-bearer,
should be so well known for his hon?
esty and incorruptibility that to de?
mand a pledge of him should be re?
garded as unnecessary. Every can?
didate for public office should be
absolutely abovelreproach; he should
be a man of deepconvictione on pub?
lic questions and he should have
the strength of character to stand by
these convictions so long as he be?
lieves them right."
What manner of man, naturally
the query comes, is this coljege
professor and president, who, from
writing about politicians and gov?
ernment, suddenly jumps into the
arena, is elected governor of his
adopted State by a big majority and
becomes a candidate Tor the Demo?
cratic presidential nomination?
What manner of man is this who
amidst the prevailing confusion as
to the method of punishing predatory
corporations answers this pudding
question with the simple statement
tbat insistence on^"pbrsonalguilt,"
is the remedy. This description
shows his striking peisonal char?
(iovernor Wilson is five feet eleven.
He stands squarely and solidly
with the strength of an iron column.
His face embodies the idea of iron
strength and concentrates and iden?
tifies it. It is long and narrow,
but tha brow is broad and high, and
tbe whole head is cast in a large
The visage is what catches and
holds the attention of any beholder.
It has habitually an axpression of
seriousness, but relapses often into
the well known glance over the top
rim ot his nose-glasses?a glance
penetrating, sagacious, thoughtful.
When you look at the face in pro?
file it is decidedly aquiline. The
nose is large. The mouth is large
and full-lipped, but drawn Into a
straight, firm line. When he smiles
be shows fine, large teeth. The
eyes are blue-gray, clear and pene?
trating. Tbe complexion is broken,
the color of tan over a healthy skin.
He bas brown hair, a little sparse
and tinged with gray.
(iovernor Wilson's hand is big,
and he has a hard grip when he
greets you. His voice is baritone,
mellow, manly and sympathetic.
He is well groomed, after the man
ner of a Southern gentleman, and
looks more like a man of affairs thar
When he walks he has a vigorous
quick tread. It is the very walk ol
a man of purpose, who has work tc
do and is doing it, using every min
ute and still not giving any appear
ance of a breathless, precipitate
He is a man who attracts attain
ticn wherever he goes, because o!
the elusive, subtle characteristic
which denotes tbat t.iere is herc
something more than the average.
There is certainly no trace of os ten
tation in his bearing, nor any con
sciousness of self. He prefers to gc
about unnoticed, as do all busy mee
with real work to do.
Mr. Roosevelt is going right
ahead with the .irg.iti.zaiiua of his
new political party as thoug-h ther<
were no other candidates in thi
Ifield for President.
STATE EDITORS ARE
Virginia Press Must Take Lead
SAYS PRESIDENT ADDISON
Commerce and Agriculture More Im- e
portant than Politics
Walter E. Addison is the editor of
tbe Lynchburg News, and is now
ex-president of the Virginia Press I
Association, his term of office having I
expired with the annual meeting of I
tbe asssociation held at Blue Ridge j
Springs last week. It is customary
for the president to deliver an ad
dress at each annual meeting.
Mr. Addison said in part.
"The importance of these annual
occasions should be obvious. We
represent the journalism of a great
Commonwealth. Weare united into
an organized body for the purpose
of prorooting-the interests of a high
calling. We are hound together in
the ties of a fraternal sympathy that
should be broad and strong and
deep and lasting. And as each year
goes by, we gather at one place, in
one communion, to advise one with
the other as to how fares the Fourth
Estate, and to catch inspiration
from the association, so that thc
more bravely, the more confidently,
the more resolutely we may go for
ward to another period of service.
Permit me to express the hope that
when the proceedings of the present
convention shall have witnessed
conclusion, thev will oe regarded
as having been altogether worth
while, and as having afforded profit?
able aod pleasant experience to
those in attendance.
"Three years ago at Rockbridge
Alum Springs. this association
listened with earnest interest to a
stirring appeal from Mr. John Stew?
art Bryan, of tbe Richmond Times
Dispatch, for a Unger measure of
attention at the hands of Virginia
newspapers to malters that pertain
to business progress?to farming
development, and especially to the
good roads movement, to the en?
couragement of agricultural en?
deavor; and heard the distinguished
journalist urge the vital, present
need of increased publicity for the
work then and now under way to
promote the demonstration of the I ,.
splendid agricultural potentiality j,
of the Commonwealth. Resolutions'.,
were adopted at that meeting pledg?
ing the association to work along
the lines suggested by Mr. Bryan,
and observation has convinced
that the stimulus thus afforded for
the broadening of constructive
journalistic endeavor in Virginia
produced helpful results. Your pres
ident, however, would again com?
mend this matter to your careful
consideration. He would remind
that the dictates of duty and respon?
sibility should impel a newspaper to
afford vigorous support to this cause,
and that a newspaper in failing to
recognize the force of this obliga?
tion, fails woefully in understand?
ing the true newspaper mission.
Ile would urge the importance of
No Time For Post-Mortems
Tue Danville Register is right in
suggesting that Democrats should
quit fussing over difference that
antedated the nomination. Who is
the best friend of the party and its
candidate can be demonstrated most
clearly now by at least postponing
A\ the personal and factional Con?
vention until the election is over.
Governor Wilson may easily undo
the value of the service heretofore
rendered him by harping of string
which emit only discord and make
a music not cond.ici ve to " march inn
abreast with thu step of one man."
[jet the competition now be to de
teruiine which newspaper or in?
dividual ci i contribute the most to
Wilson'** election.?Norfolk Virgin?
While a man's heart is beating
seventy times a horse's is pulsating
but forty times aud an elephant's
Even the thirst fir glory must
have its direful after effect.
"THE PASSING OF BRYAN*
rhe Commoner Delivers Valedictory
at Baltimore Convention
The presentation of William Jen
lings Bryan's nano for Vice Pres
dent by a District of Columbia dele
;ate brought before the Baltimore
Convention during its closing hours
if the Democratic gathering the fol
awir*g eloquent valedictory from
lr. Bryan, delivered extemporao
ously, and received with great
Mr. Chairman and Members of
You have been so generous with
ne in the allowance of time
hat I had not expected to trespass
ipon your patience agian. but the
ompliment that has been paid me
>y the gentlaman from the District
if Columbia justifies, I hope, a
vord in the form of a valedictory.
For sixteen years I have been
i lighting man. Performing what 1
?egard as ;? public duty I have not
eared to speak out on every public
juestioa that was before the people
if the nation for settlement, and I
lave no hi>>it;itHil to arouse tue
lostility and the enmity of indi?
viduals where I fa-1 * it my duty tu
lo so in behaif of my country.
I have never advocated a man ex
:ept with gladness and I have
lever opposed a man except in
ladness. If I have any ene
nies in this country those who
ire my enemies have a monopoly of
latred. There is not one single
inman being for whom 1 feel ill will.
^or is there one American citizen in
nv own party ur in any other whom
would oppose for anything except
believed that in nu: opposing him
was surrendering the interests of
ny cointrv, which 1 hold above
I recognize that a man who fights
mist carry scars and decided long
>efore this campaign commenced
hat 1 had been in so many hattles
.nd had alienated mi many persons
hat my party ought to have the
eadership of someone who had not
hus offended and who might there
are lead with greater hope of vic
Tonight I come with joy to stir
ender into the hands of the one
hosen by his convention asiandard
rhieh 1 carried in three campaigns,
nd 1 challenge my enemies to de
lare that it has ever been lowered
a the face of the enemy. The same
ielief that led me to prefer another
ar the Presidency rather "han to be
candidate mysell, leads me to pre
ar another for the Vice Presidency.
It is not because tl.e Vice Pres
dency is lower in importance
han the Presidency that I
lecline. There is no office
n this nation so low that I would
lot take it if I could serve my
sountry by accepting it. But 1 be
ieve that I can render more ser?
vice when I have not the embarrass
neat of a nomination and have not
the suspicion of a seitish interest?
nore service than 1 could as a can?
didate, and your candidate will not
be more active in this campaign
than I shall he. My services are at
the command of the partv and I feel
relieved that the burden of leader?
ship is transferred to other should
All I ask is that, having given
us a platform, the most progressive
that auy party of any size has ever
adopted in this nation, and, having
given us a candidate, who, I be?
lieve, will appeal not only to the
Democratic vote but to some three
or four million of Republicans who
have been alienated by thc policies
of their party, there is but oue
thing left, and that is to give us a
vice-President who is also prog?
ressive, so that there will be no
joint debate between our candi?
Prohibitionists Name Ticket
After a three .lavs' session mark?
ed by big scenes, with things that
threatened to split the party, the
delegates to the National Ptohibi
tion Convention held at Atlantic
City Friday nominated as their
choice K. Vf. Chatin for President
and Aaron Rt Watkins for Vice
Chatin aud Watkins headed the
Prohibition party U the campaign
THE SEASON TO KEEP
IN THE SPEED LIMIT
Health Department Urges Brakes On
During Hot Season
With the prospect of a long handi?
cap race with the weather, tho av?
erage traveler on the road of good
health will be careful to keep within
the speed limit if he observes the
warning just issued by tbe State
Board of Health. Applying the
brakes aod going on a lo*rer gear
until cool weather, with due regard
for the condition of his machine, he
may hope to escape the worst places
on tiie road and to reach October
without serious injuiy.
"Go slow in hot weather," is thu
keynote of a special summer warn?
ing sent out a few days since by the
State Board of Health. Say- the
"Mostof the discomfortof sumu.t-r
is due to the desire of people to ob?
serve the same strenuous regimen in
hot weather that they followed in the
bracing days of winter. They rush
as rapidly and work as hard and
blame the thermometer for th-ir
, troubles. To go slow should be tie
first rule of conduct in hot weather.
"Proper clothing and diet are al?
most as important. There is no mc
I cuse foroverdressing in hot weati -r.
The careful citizen will chang
clothes with the changes of temper?
ature and, in extreme beat, will re?
duce superfluous clothing to a mini?
mum. This is especially important
in the case of babies and young
children who are extremely suscep?
tible to hot weather. On hot days
babies should have on no clothing
that is not essential to their comfort.
As the temperature becomes lower.
the clothing may be increased. By
avoiding drafts when lightly clothni
one may escape colds anal neuralg .1.
"As for food, no man should eat
as Wearily in hot weather as in cold.
The body does not require as mucii
food and will become overheated un?
less the diet is light. Heavy meats
should be avoided und vegetables
should be eaten in moderation. Iced
drinks should be taken with ex?
treme care and should be avoided
altogether when one is overheated.
"The general prospect is for a
temperate summer without an un?
due amount of sickness. This
should encourage the citizen and
supply him with tho other thing
necessary to combat, hot weather,
good cheer and optimism. Dou't
worry abc ut the weather and don't
look at the thermometer.
Lexington Presbytery Met Here
A meeting of Lexington Presby?
tery was held at the Presbyterian
church last Monday week. Rev.
H. II. Leech was received from the
Greenbrier Presbytery upou ex?
amination and was licensed. The
call to the Bethany church at Craigs
ville was placed in his hands. Mr.
Leech is a graduate of tbe Theolo?
gical Seminary in Richmond. His
I ordination and mstallation will take
Rev. Robert McEL Firebaugh was
dismissed to the Indian Presbyt*er
tery of Oklahoma, where he has
undertaken pastoral worn.
Rev. A. W. Wood of Oxford
church was moderator and Mr. W,
C. Stuart of Lexington temporary
Tbe following ministers were pre?
sent: Rev. Drs. A. T. Graham, E.
W. McCorkle, Revs. D. N. Yarbro,
A. C. Hopkins, H. W. McLaughlin,
R. L. Kinnaird. S. B. Hannah.
Those present from the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church were
Revs. B. G. Pressly. L. I. Ecbols,
J. B. Pearson, J. R. Edwards.
Rev. Dr. J. R. Howe rion was also
God Is His Physician ?
"God is my only physician; na?
ture gives me my medicine. The
doctors would he more apt to make
me sick tban to care me, provided
there was anything wrong with
With these words Joaquin Miller,
I poet of the Sierras, lay on his cot in
his simple home a few days ago near
Oakland, Cal., and denied the re?
port that he is dangerously ill.
The poet said he wa* engaged on
a loug poem and tbat he wrote a lit?
tle eaoh day.
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