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VOL. 108, NO. 46 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13. 1912 .. ? D?
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THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN
NEW PRESIDENTS HANDS
Administration Will Hand Out Many
Desirable Positions
When Woodrow Wilson enters
the White House March next he will
be confronted with the question of
whether he shall throw out of office
hundreds of thousands of Republi?
cans now working for Uncle Sum
and substitue Democrats, or respect
the action of his Republican prede?
cessors for the past sixteen years
and continue ia force their orders
placing many of these employees
under the competni ve classified ser?
vice, says the New York Heruld.
On June 30. 1911, when the last
report was made, there were 391,
350 officers and employees of the
government. Of these 227,657 held
positions subject to competitive ex?
aminations under the civil service
ruli?s and their jobs have ceased to
be "political appointments."
The Civil Service act has been in
force twenty-eight years. At first
it was applied lo less than ten per
cent of the government positions. Al?
though no exact figures are at hand,
it has been extended by one Presi?
dent after another until it includes
nearly all except a few higher posi?
tions, such as tirst, second and
third-class postmasters, internal
revenue and customs collector, fiscal
agents and certain supervisory offi?
cers in various branches of the gov?
ernment.
President Taft transferred bodily
more than 50,000 fourth class post?
masters from the field of political
appointments!/) the classified ser?
vice, and he added more than -1,000
other positions to the classified list,
making a record as against all Pres?
idents.
To the casual reader this might
seem entirely reasonable, and Pres?
ident-elect Wilson, it would seem,
ought not even to consider inter
fering witb'ttae executive orders of
his predecessors in this respect.
There is another aspect to the mat?
ter, however, which is being deeply
considered by many of the Demo?
cratic leaders who aro advisers of
the next President.
Many thousands ot the employees
now under the classified rules are
merely Republican political appoint
ees transferred to this classification
which now serves to keep them in
office.
"Why should we continue in office
this Republican machine built up by
McKinley, Roosevelt nnd Taft?" is
the question which the Democratic
leaders are asking themselves.
Most of them are answering it by
saying that there is no reason for
such a thing. They are especially
eager to have Mr. Wilson rescind
the order by which President Taft
lifted lifty thousand fourth class
postmasters "out of politics."
Whether Mr. Wilson decides lo
revoke some of the civil service or?
ders of his; Republican predecessors
or not there will be a great many
government positions to be filled by
him, which may be distributed as
rewards for political service. If he
yields to the suggestions of many of
bis advisers in Congress there will
be many thousands more.
Augusta County Fair Assured
That the Augu .ta County Fair
Association will be ready for its
autumn exhibition next year seems
pretty well assured. Already, with
little or do soliciting possibly half,
amounting or about$10.ooo,has been
offered. Probably $20,000 may bo
needed and it looks like the response
to a well regulated canvass would
more than meet the requirements.
A prominent member of the as?
sociation said yesterday that they
did not want to start on a very
small scale and build up for it was
necessary to make a creditable
showing in the beginning to insure
running the fair successfully. With
every indication that there would be
plenty of funds and the management
in capable bands tlie association
would start with such au impetus
that there could never bo any ques?
tion of its continuance.?News.
Dr. J.W. Mallett, the distinguish?
ed chemist ol oo Ui lversity of Vir?
ginia, died Thursday morning in
Ctiarlottsv.Uo. Re served with
OF INTEREST TO FRUIT MEN
A Simple and Satisfactory Way cf
Keeping Apples
Mr. J. P. Taylor, of Coleman
Palls, a fruit grower of that section,
has devised a new method of pre?
serving his apples through tbewin
rer months, which has proven very
satisfactory at.d involves little ex?
pense. Instead of putting them in
cold storage or housing them i.i eel
lars, etc., he simply builds a pen in
his orchard and puts his apples in.
Most any kind of lumbercan boused
and the Moor is laid Mit on tho
ground to prevent any air reaching
the fruit from the bottom, and a roof
sufficient to keep out thu weather
is all that is necessary under or?
dinary circumstances and condi
tions. Mr. Taylor states that he
has tried this plan for several sea?
sons, and results have been entirely
satisfactory. Left thus in the open
the fruit keeps much better than in
cellars or closely built houses, as
they do not become heated in warm
spells, and in the coldest weather ..
covering of fodder or straw will
prevent any damaging frei /.->.
To keep apples in cold storage
through the winter costs approxim?
ately $1.00 per barrel, and Mr. Tay?
lor says that "vhile he loses some
fruit hy his method occasionally,the
luss is only a fraction of what the
storage would cost. He claims that
another big advantage of his plan is
the superior quality of the fruit thus
kept, that flavor peculiar to cold
storageapples being entirely absent.
He keeps his apples right through
tin- winter in this way and the
spring they are just as firm and
sound as when put in.?Bedford
Bulletin.
President Elect Woodrow Wilson's
Future Policies
Following is a statement by Pres?
ident-elect Wilson:
"The result fills me with the hope
that the thoughtful, progressive
forces of the nation may now at last
unite to give the country freedom of
enterprise and aGovernment releas?
ed from all corporate and private in?
fluences, devoted to justice and pro
grass. There is absolutely nothing
for the honest and enlightened busi?
ness men of the country to fear.
"No man whose business is con?
ducted without violation of the
rights of free competion and with
)ut such private understanding and
secret alliance as violate the prin?
ciple of our law and the policy of all
wholesome commerce and enterprise
ieed fear either interference or em
Darrassment from the Adtninistra
,ion. Our hope and purpose is now
o bring all the free forces of the
nation into active and intelligent
:o-operation, and to give to our
prosperity a freshness and spirit
ind a confidence such as it has not
iad in our time.
"The responsibilities of the task
ire tremendous, but they are com
non responsibilities which all lead
irs of action and opinion must share.
\nd with the confidence of the peo
ile behind us everthing that is
ight is possible. My own atnbi
ion will be more than satitied if I
nay be permitted to be tha frank
pokesman of the nation's thought
lurposes in these great matters."
Vest Virginia Adopts Prohibition
West Virginia has adopted a pro
ibition amendent to the State eon
ti tn tion by a very large majority,
aid to approach liftv thousand,
'his is what Virginia would do if
he machine would give the State a
hance to vote on the subject, and
lie time will come when the qnes?
ton can no longer besidetracked by
olitical manipulation, and when the
oters will have :he opportunity to
xpress their convictions on this
ital question.?Staunton Leader.
Claude Swanson Allen, who de
mded his fathei in the Carroll
ninty tragedy, will be presented a
old medal by his friends in adjoin
lg counties. These friends say
lat if Miss Goad deserved a medal
ir defending her father, the Court
lorie, then young Alien also is de?
serving for protecting his father
hen the Court officers began firing
t him.
Colonel Roosevelt sava the Ball
NEWSPAPER COMMENT
Democratic, Republican, Progr
Are Practically Unanirr
Democratic 5
Following are comments of various
leading newspapers on ths ({real
Democratic victory last week:
A New Birth of Freedom
Under the leadership of Woodrow
Wilson the Democratic party has
won its greatest victory since 1852.
But this victory is no tawdry par
tisan triumph. It is no vote of con?
fidence iu tbe Democratic party asa
party, lt is a mandate fiona the
people, and woe be unto the leaders
of this Democracy if they falter in
obedience to tbat madate.
The country is seething with po?
litical discontent ia spite of its un?
paralleled material wealth and pros?
perity. This disconteut is confined
to no particular class or section.
Rich and poor alike, children of for?
tune and children of poverty, have
begun to lose faith in the efficacy of
their government to establish jus?
tice and promote the general wel?
fare. They are not sure where the
fault lies; they are not united as to
the remedy; but this they know?
that their institutions have been
seized by privileged interests and
turned against them; tbat subtle,
mysterious forces operating unseen
have proved time after time that
tbeir power over public affairs was
greater than the power of the people
as 3 whole, and they demand that
ttieir government be emancipated
from this partnership.
This is tbe great work that con
fronts Woodrow Wilson and the
Democratic party?to restore popu?
lar confidence in the institutions of
tbe republic and re-estiblish a gov?
ernment of the people, by the peo?
ple and for the people.?New York
World, Dem.
The Great Wilson Victory
The American people have again
splendidly vindicated tbeir reputa
Hon for soundness of judgment.
Prom one of the candidates they
have heard much about Lincoln,
that statesman who knew them so
well. They have recalled what he
said about fooling them, and they
resolved that this should not be ac
rousted one of the years in which
they could be fooled. They have
listened to tbe pleading of the three
causes, and Heaven knows that the
pleas were long enough, and many
)f them frantic enough, to throw
.juite off their balance a less sober
ninded people. They have listened
io Mr. Wilson. They have carefully
jbserved and measured him, un?
known as he was to almost all of
;hem. They have seen Mr. Taft
lopelessly, and we fear sadly, lead
ng the remnant of his broken party,
rhey have watched Mr. Roosevelt
with intense interest, but bim they
tnew. Then yesterday they ren
lered ttieir decision with an empha
iis which removes all doubt that
his is tbe verv thing they had all
lie time intended todu.?New York
I'itutis, Ind.
Woodrow Wilso a
The American people may heart
ly congratulate themselves that the
esultof the acrimonious and dis
uieting presidential contest is the
lection of Wuodrow Wilson?a
cholar, aa unassuming, genuine
ian of ability, a leader of courage
cd high ideals and statesmanlike
ifts. Governor Wilson, when he
ikes his place in the White House,
rill be in a peculiar sense a "Presi
ent of the whole people" rather
ian representative of a party, inas?
much as great numbers of con
iaced Republicans who "never
oted the Democratic ticket before
> their lives" contributed to the
sault as a means of averting tbe
aril of Rooseveltism.
Governor Wilson'scareer.his train
ig and experience, his high sense I i
' duty to the country, and his call?
ous, sane attitude toward public
uestions, as that attitude was dis
osed ia the campaign, afforded
ratifying assurance tbat not only
ill the country "take no harm"
?om Kia ^/i..,.?iwa.>a.|jnn t?* ai.-I
ON WILSON'S ELECTION
essive and Independent Journals
ious in Commendation of
jtandardbearer
that progressiveness in govern?
mental policies will have a real
meaning as descriptive of a genuine
and desirable thing, and that tbe na?
tion and the people will continue in
their forward march toward pros?
perity, sound government and hap?
piness.?Philadelphia Ledger, Rep.
Democratic Onslaught
For the second time since before
the Civil War the Democratic party
will assume control ot all branches
of the National Government March
4, nsxt.
The militant political organization
which has had control of National
affairs since 1860?the span of an
average life?at first staggered un?
der the terrific attack upon its
ranks and finally crumpled and lit?
erally broke to pieces. The shat?
tering of 'hat party is the most ter?
rible retribution ever dealt to a po
lic&l party in this nation.
lt is now certain that the Repub?
lican party will never again be a
dominant facto) in American poli
itics. It is very doubtful if it will
aver ag-ain appear in tbe lists of con?
tenders for National political hon?
ors.
The desire to rebuke Republican
misrule overshadowed all else. Tbe
rotors evidently thought the best
way to do it won id be to go the
whole way instead of stopping at
the half-way house.?Virginia Pro?
gressive.
A Splendid Opportunity
Tbe triumphant Democratic party
bas a splendid opportunity before it.
If it is true to its trust, it can put
au end to the reign of specia* privi?
lege in this country. It will be no
easy task to reform the tariff laws,
with a thousand interests pulling
aud tugging in different directions.
It will be no child's play to re-es?
tablish competition against the
shrewd and cunning opposition of
monopolistic corporations that have
gathered incredible profits by rea?
son of their monopolies. Yet those I
are tbe things the party was put in
power to do. If it should fail, it
will deserve, and it will get, the
punishment that comes from men
deceivedand disillusioned. It, too,
should feel today how serious a
thing is responsibility, how solemn
a thing is power.? Baltimore Sun .
_
Two Victories
"The victory," said Colonel Roose?
velt on Friday last, "is already
won." He must have meant vic?
tory over Taft and tbe non-seceding
Republicans. He must have meant
the triumph that brought defeat and
perhaps dissolution to tbe party
which has honored him ever since
be first sought its favors. This is
victory, no doubt, in Colonel.Roose
vel's habitually personal way of
looking at things. No other victory
has he won this year.
We venture the opionion this
morning that President Taft's vic?
tory is much the greater of the two.
Honor to bim is his honorable defeat I
Gratitude to uim for his service to
the country he bas in all other re?
spects served so well!?New York
Sun, Rep.
Wilson's Huge Victory
The Progosstve New York Press
salutes Woodrow Wilson, President
sleet of the Uni ted States, and wish
ss that he may realize the fondest
hopes of the earnest Progressive
Democrats who chose to trust their
)?n party wini thu mission of re?
establishing a government of the
people, by the people and for tbe
>eople.
Roosevelt has beaten Taft in num?
inous States by a heavy vote and
viii run second in tbe popular poll,
n New York, the Republican strong
told, where Hedges ran ahead of
itriiis for Governor, the Presida-nt
lid not show amargin over tl-s*. Pro- |
[ressive ikket that cannot be i, ? d j
? ut by Roosevelt in a few pru;, ie
- - - I ?*"*
THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION
Thursday, November 28, Designated
As Holiday
President Taft has issued his an
nual proclamation, designating
j Thursday, November 23th, for the
{observance of Thanksgiving. The
I President says:
"A God-fearing nation, like ours,
lewes it to its inborn and sincere
< sense of mc ral duty to testify its de
? vout gratitude td the All-giver for
tbe countless benefits it bas enjoy?
ed. For many years it has been
customary at tbe close of the your
for the National Executive to call
upon bis fellow-countrymen to offer
praise and thanks to God for the
manifold blessings vouchsafed to
them in the past and to unite in
earnest suppliance for their contin
uance.
"The year now drawing to a close
has been notably favorable to our
fortunate land. At peace within
and without, free from the pertuba
tions and calamities that have at
Hided other peoples, rich in har?
vests so abundant und in industries
so productive that the overflow of
proipertty bas ad vintaged the whole
word, strong in the steadfast con?
servation of the heritage of self-gov
I eminent bequeathed to us by tbe
wisdom of our forefathers, and firm
in the resolve to transmit that heri?
tage unimpaired, but rather im
proved by g&oa use, to our children
and our children's children for all,
time to come, tbe people of this
country have abounding cause and
contented gratitude."
New Market Statue on New Site
The New Marketstctue, "Virginia
Mourning Her Dead," which was
lemoved from its original site in
front of the Stonewall Jackson Hall
at tbe V M. I., has been located on ,
a neiv site over the parapet near tbe
old guard tree. The statue occu?
pies a base about fifty feet from tbe
driveway, and sligntly elevated
above the walkway.
Mr. R. II. Bowman, representing
Mr. W. R. Mason of Richmond, the
contractor, completed the work of
removing the statue last week. Mr.
Bowman also put in position tbe
Jackson statue which occupies the
old site of the New Market statue.
The New Market statue faces the
parade grounds. and occupies a
commanding position. Underneath
are the remains of the cadets who
fell in the New Market battle. A
walkway, about six feet wide, is be?
ing constructed around the statue.
When completed a handsome railing
Will be erected, for which a dona
tion of $500 has recently been made
to General Nichols by Mr. J. H. :
Wheelwright of Baltimore, whose
brother. Cadet J. C. Wheelwright,
was among the number killed at
New Market.
George Econom Sailed for Greece
George E. Harrison of the Metro
politan Press. New York,interview?
ed a number of Greeks who left New
York a few days ago for their native
land to enter tbe army and fight for
their country, among the number
being George Econom of Lexington,
who said:
"For three days, my three broth?
ers wept before I left Lexington.
They didn't want me to go back, yet
they couldn't ask me to stay.for ycu
see I have never served my time in
the army. If I don't go baek I
would be ostracized. If I do not
answer the call now, and if I ever
went back later, I'd be fined MOO
and put into prison for two years.
I'm anxious togo back. While I
love this country very dearly and
while we are very prosperous in tbe
restaurant business here, I must
stand by tbe country of my fathers,
rwo ot my brothers are too old togo
o war and on* is too young. I will
'epresent the family. If all goes
veil, I'll be back in America in two
rears and a half. Before that time,
hope our country will win her
ight." _
Many people are now advocating
he simple gift for tbe Christmas ex
hange, and the custom of sending
? resents and remembrances io such
ases will mt bo so burdensome a*
inder the old rule. Ii is tune jon *?
vero oi.niuig yo^r collection, jtmL-j
r V. P. I. CADETS LOST TO
VV. 4 L U. 20 TO 6
Teams Met Saturday in Roanoke in
Great Game
Roanoke. Va., Nov. 9?The colors
which have for ten years fluttered
in the breeze over the barracks at
Blacksburg in acknowledgment of
the Techs' supremacy on the gridi?
ron were torn from their lofty posi?
tion this afternoon, when, in their
annual game with Washington and
Lee at the Fair Grounds, the Blue
and White humbled their ancient
rivals in sixty minutes of the most
I grueling football seen in Roanoke
! for many seasons. The score was
SO to 6.
Each eleven expended eveiy
ounce of its strength ia trying to
batter to pieces the wall of defense
of the opposing team, but tbe Blue
and White showed superiority in
method of attack, and while they
held tbe Tecks off at a safe distance
tbe Lexington backs advanced
through the line, tearing off gains
that thrilled the Blue and White
contingent in the grand stand and
disheartened tbe cadets, who were
also present ia large numbers.
The Tecks played a magnificent
offensive game at the beginning and
ia the first half the backers of the
Blue and White began to feel un
easy. W. & L, was unable to fathom
the style of play which the Orango
and Maroon adopted in the first two
periods, but ia spite of the 6 to 3
score which loomed up large before
them, they persistently continued
plugging away at tbe line and final?
ly achieved the end which apparent?
ly, was desired in order to win?
that of weakening the defense of
their rivals. In the last half W. <fc
L. swept everything before them.
Tbe 'Techs were helpless before tba
onrush of Beubring, Miles and
Raftery, and the plunges of this trio
proved disastrous as the game aired.
The stamina of tbe "terrible 'Tectis."
appeared to wane in tbe last few
minutes of play, and on the other
hand, tbe Lexington warriors, who
had endured tbe conflict from its in?
ception, were replaced with substi?
tutes, fresh and eager to figure in
the defeat of the Blacksburg eleven.
Outplayed ia the first part of the
great struggle, Washington and
Lee came back with the determina?
tion to do or die. They "did," and
when the game was over a vast
crowd nf students swarmed out of
the grandstand on to the field, and
taking tbe players on their should?
ers carried them over tbe field, pro?
claiming them tbe heroes of tbe
hour.
The vanquished eleven was not.
abandoned by their follotvers <* l.u
occupied the section of the stand
adjacent to tbe Lexington crowd.
lt was a big blow to thtir hopes,
but words of condolence were said
to the plu-ky 'Techs, and "better
luck next ti.ue"servjd to ameliorate
the sting of defeat.
W. & L.'s chief reliance of offen-ie
was Fullback Beubring. Few et
bibitions of line plunging have beeu
seen ia Roanoke to equal the heavy
Lexingtonian's, and nearly every
time be was called upon he carried
the oval for consistent- gains. Miles
and Miller were also strong io the
attack, aad Moore, at center, played
a remarkable game. Quarterback
Raftery, against whom a protest was
entertd by V. P. 1. before the game,
was a big factor ia tho success of
tbe Blue and White today.
Washington and Lee line up was
is follows:
Francis, right end; Miles, right
cackle; Miller, right guard; Moore,
seater; Hieatt, left end; Shultz, left
ackle; Rogers, left guard. Burke,
-igbt halfback; Terry, left halfback;
Jeuhring, full back; Raftery, quar
erback.
Referee, Jack Gass of Lehigh. Um
lire, C. M. Barry of Georgetowa.
lead linesman, Harry Hartzell of
J. C. A. A M.
Time of quarters, 15 minutes,
'ouchdowns, Beubring (2), Rogers.
loals from touchdown. Miller (2).
toals from field, Raftery (2). Sub?
stations?Barrow for Moore, Wal?
roo for Rogers, Neblett for Mil?*s,
liuart for Sbultz, Ra a brock for

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