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Long, languorous and loved of the sunlight are
these later days that mark the close of summer.
It is the 'month of striking colors?the festival of
Flora's gypsy tribes. Where the dainty darlings of
early spring hid their soft tints, wild freebooters
blowzy of hue and rank of growth?crowd the
edges of dusty Highways and flaunt their conquer?
ing banners by sylvan paths.
) Rank and* irrepressible, the burdocks fringe
I mountain streams, and yellow disks of the elecam?
pane rival the sun in glory. Wild asters in red and
white and purple patch the dusky woods, and riot
in upland fields.
Chimps of wild tansy, typical or immortality,
light the fence corners with odorous bosses, re?
minders of "ye olden tyme," when couches of the
dead were strewn with its pimgent leaves.
Tangles of wormwood shower pollen at the
lightest touch and along the hillsides the sumac
creeps, brilliant with velvet cockades of fire. Crim?
son stems of pokebcrry bend with sacs of purpling
grapes; dusky currycombs of elderberry and lis?
some stalks of pale-green mullen grow in friendly
juxtaposition side by side.
Down i'n the swamps the sedges are already
brown with clusters of ripening seed. Here, too,
the cat-tails lift up their tapering maces, and the
whorlcd blossoms of the sagittarias lean whitened
heads against the cardinal of the alders. On bare,
scraggy bottoms the tribes of "bold-me-tight" con?
tend for mastery; tbe beggar-ticks and sheep-burrs
and Spanish needles that were at once the wonder
and torment of childish rambles.
But queens of Flora's nomad race and brightest
feathery, their burnished fronds reflect the warmth
of all her trophies are the golden rods. Fleecy and
miri color of the ardent noons that gave them birth.
Other harvest, aromatic, belong to these wild days of blooming plentittide. The blue-blossomed
pennyroyal and lobelia, chamomile. and mandrake, boneset and smart-weed, remedial agents honored
of Culpepcr and Tetter, and themselves, often as fiery in taste as the names of these ancient Escula
Of milder medicinal plants, indigenous to later summer, who does not. remember the "kitchen
garden" of the old-time Virginia mansion? There, down in tbe far corner by the moldy wall, "Mam?
my" grew her yarbs in the shade and varied their efficacy by the changes of'the moon.
What coddlings of hoarhound and catnip and balm-of-gilead teas?with a dash of lemon and a
lump of sugar?were given us in spring?
Those.'tested by "Mammy" until "jes' right," were swallowed by ber nurslings witb copious
draughts of faith.
But through all the light and heat and sun-steeped glory of these winsome days, there is a faint
premonition of change?melancholy and invisible.
Though the air is full of amberine light, the woods are close with sombre shades, and the leaves
arc harsh and rusty.
Here and there a mottled branch already hangs out the yellow flag of warning. In the marshes
little tufts of maple are dashed with scarlet.
Along the perfumed country roads there is a gathering quiet. Birds no longer pair, but shy and
watchful flit by in solemn coteries, and the music which came from countless throats a month ago
is heard no more.
In rural life these are the slower pulsations of Nature's heart that are ominous of decay.
Is il of life or death that these languid days of full fruition teach, when "summer's throbing chant
is over"? . ^'-,V-i V'?X?-v?~* V:v
Nature's force is spent, but she has uttered her unspeakable words of beauty, and each' perishing
bloom gives its lesson of perpetuity. Its glory and fragrance pass, but the germ that made its life?
close-sheltered?is but held beyond the reach of cold and death, to be born again for perpetual re?
newal. ?INDA BARTON HAYS.
?ews and 2/tews Selected Jfrom
jCeading J?merican ?Papers
As in Illinois.
The two recant lynchlngs ih Illinois
?were for murder find attempted murder,
and we havo shown that, generally
?penklng, it is fallacious to assumo that
tho mob Is moved to fury only by crimi?
nal assaults upon women. Justice Wood?
ward, of the Now York Supremo Court,
who dealt with this phase, of tho sub?
ject in hi? Chanta uciua address, strength?
ened tlie .proci*; of *tho fallacy when lie
djuoted from "the .chief Justice ot North
Carpii nn as follows: "Tho last message of
the' governor of tho State reports eight
executed by lynnh law In the last two
years, of whom threo only were lynched
for assault?Chicago Record-Herald.
The Texas Way.
Tho other day two negro hrakemen em?
ployed by tlio Houston, JCnst nnd West
Texas Railroad were token by a nu>b
from a oabooau In Lufkjn, Tex., and
whipped severely. Invigorated by the ex?
ercise, Ilio moti returned to tho car and
flrfid several gliots into it. Just missing
the conductor. Tlio members of the Corn?
ine nial Club ?nd other citizens of Ijuf
kin met, oondetrfned tho proceedings of
tho mob) and offered a reward for the ar?
rest and eonvioUon of tho rioter?. One of
the resolutions passed at this meeting
Ib especially comtnortdabloi
"In anticipation of a repetition of such
conduit, wo pledge ourselves to stand
ready, and do hereby pledge ourselves
to it prompt und Bpeefly punishment of
any further outrageous conduct toward
the colored people of this town and coun?
This shows sound business sense, as
well ha humane feeling, it Is to the com?
mercial advantage of Lut kin to bo known
?? an orderly place. Southern labor being
mainly negro labor, no Southern town
can afford to Imvo colored laborera inter?
fered with or Injured by myths, it is
essential to Southern property and must
be protected.-?New York Knn.
t-residenl Roosevelt has the opportun?
Jty nf bis life Jiihi now t? enrn tin? favor
of p.? New V'ork Bun, und nf "the men
l*ohlnd the Sun." All ihnt he has to do
in ??, refuse t" consider the Nicaragua
Canni route unii resume negotiations wltb
Colombia, or, better utili, to drop the
whole isthmian canal project. Then, In?
deed, ?ill |jo hi? a Bri-ut and gOOO" man;
ihe wisesi .ii-.ii beet ?if Pr?sidente."?
Costumbres Del Pais.
Borne Americana bave a way of explain?
ing or excusing anything st range or.
repellan.! which the tourist may observe
in ihi-ir land, by saying depreca tingly,
""J'ih a custom "f the pryintry (Costum*
luis del pitia), in our Judginnet, that is
tin- moei iir.u we need to nay as yet
ai,r.m ih?? belated and confused news
from Bogota, it appeara lo i-lgnlfy ihe
?rejection of the ?anal tie.'ily. In reality
? may turn ?ail to be the Colombian way
<?f advancing one slep nearer l|u rtvtlfl.
ration Minister Iferrap at yVwahlngton
eeenia guardedly to take thai view So
doea tha counsel .<?f tlio I'anamu Com?
pany, pot Ini ?i?-rt In the Indirection* of
Bout h Ameritan publlcl?ts.?New York
Charity With Tongs.
Give PJshop Potier credit for a fine
saying: "You enn't eerve your fellow
men unless you nre willing to touch
therm" Charity with a pair of tongs Is
not the "greatest of these."?New York
Mail nnd Express.
House Cleaning by Motor.
Jn England, where the Industrial ap?
plication of pneumatics and hydraulics
Is in quite g?n?ral vogue, a new and
novel house-cienjiliiR device Is in .opera?
tion, the possibilities of which would
seem to be great.
Tho apparatus Is described a? "a ma?
chine composed of a 2 to 4-horse power
motor?oil or eleetrlo?and an air pump,
serving to ninlntaln an "exhaust" of
several pounds to the square mch. A
filter, or dust receptacle, from which
extends a rubber hose terminating In a
"cleaner" or "renovator," comlpletes the
Tho "renovator" is rubbed over the car
pot or whatever ntber f"i\rlc needs to be
cle/ipsed, quickly su<*,'*i>*^7,the dust nnd
lurking microbes, anil iria'kes the ma?
terial almost ns free from foreign sub?
stances as when It was new. In a modi?
fied way the principio has already been
successfully applied to the cleansing of
railroad care nnd upholstery in this
con ? tn".
Perhaps tho world may find In this
device a partial solution of the vexed
servant girl problem.?Boston Globe.
From Republican View.
General Mlles' boom for president of
the O. A. H. is fitly described by the line,
" 'Twits bright, 'twas beautiful, hut tls
past." The chieftain trusts thnt a sim?
ilar unkindly inte may not terminato his
oampnlgn for the Democratic nomlnntlon
for the Preeldenoy. It I? probable that
one was Intended to bo preliminary to
tho other, but tbo fnct that the brilliant
idea of lining lip tho Grand Army men
under Hie Democratic banner with Miles
as u leader did not pan out, should not
Interfere with the fnct thnt Miles pos?
sesses exceptional ndvantngcs ?-, ? Dem
Dcrntlc andlddto, a man lis well fitted lo
lead the Democratic hosts to Inevitable
direni ??? any In all tlio land.?Pueblo
Prom all appearances the Maine courts
nro In earnest In their Intention to en?
force tho prohibition law. in the Su?
inline ? emit at I'augnr the other day,
one dealer against whom an Indictment
had been found at the February term was
M-ntein.ed to nlx months al hard labor
In ih?.? county Joli. The sentence was
suspende?), however, on th? condition
that Hie respondent no nut ,,f the busi?
ness and Bt'ay out. ThlH is the kind Of
Hf-ntence of Which liquor dealers (stand
In ilii-ad, and a few of them Impos?e!
upon tho dealers of Maine would have a
marked effect. It Ih hoped that the Maine
coulis will continue their efforts to -tup,
press the Illegal business, r"|- only In this
way can It be shown wheilier or not pro?
hlbltlon really ?nn prohibit -n question
which has never yet beim di-clded to uni?
versal natlsf.'i'-tion. In this particular
rase referred io the offender was a wq.
mon, and liiere wero probably good rea?
son? for suspending her sentence, it will
not do, however, to suspend ton many ?if
th'-m, fnr hy so doing the solution of the
question, "Can Prohibition Prohibit'/"
wll bo tho longer delayed.?Manchester
Steel Trust Will Control.
The only kind of a truft that is apt to
ho securely fortified? against the competi
tlon which It Is olalmed is certain'to ul?
mately present Itself and to destroy the
big combines Is the trust that can control
the raw material that enters into the
commodity which Is manufactured.
This Is the policy of the United States
Steel Corporation, ns evidenced by its
gradual acquirement of all the Iron ore
beds that are placed on the market. The
report come? from New York that the
steel trust has Just completed the pur?
chase of the last large slpgle block of ore
on the Mesaba range, In Minnesota, that
is for sale. This block of ore landa is
estimated to contain about 70,000,000 tons,
and as tbo steel corporation values It at
ono dollar per ton In the ground, the ac?
quisition represents ???,???,???.
Tho advance royalties paid to the Che
mung Iron Company, of Duluth. are prob?
ably ln tho neighborhood of half a mil?
lion dollars. With an estimated royalty
of twenty-flvo cents a ton, and a mini?
mum annual output of 2??.000 tons, the
royalties to bn paid will bo not leas than
$50,000 each yenr, As some of this ore
runs as high, as sixty-three per cent,
metallic Iron, It will bo seen that this
addition to tho vast ore reserves of the
steel trust Is one of the most Important
in the history of the corporation.
With this acquisition of tho last block
of ore in the Mesaba range nnd the con?
trol of Its great, lake fleets and Its rail?
roads, the possibility of any very dan?
gerous competitlop with the United Statos
Steel Corporation Is greatly diminished.?
Chicago Record-Herald. '
Too Much Evidence.
A traveler from Mexico was refused
landing at this port a few days ago op
the ground that he exhibited unmistak?
able marks of consumption. He explained
that hie deplorable condition was due to
fovor and the uto of cigarettes. He sub?
mitted too much evidence Had ho elm
ply pleaded tho uso of cigarettes, any
evident disaster to bis constitution Would
havo been accepted as a result.?San
Exploded Legend, SSS?i
One pioturespue dotali of the announce?
ment of a pope's death la how discredited
hy tho nom? correspondent of tho London
Chronicle. This detail Is the striking of
three blows with a silver hammer or
rather mallet on tho forehead of tho dead
popo. It was repeated over and over again
In connection with the death of Leo XIII,
and the Tablet, a Roman Catholic news?
paper of much authority, records that it
actually was dons by tho ohamborlajn,
Cardinal Oreglla. But Oreglla has de?
nied that tills occurred. The Associ?
ated Press dispatches, which wero re?
markably full and graphic concerning re?
cent events In Homo , and apparently
trustworthy, diti not Includo Ilio silver
hammer legend, but snld that holy water
was sprinkled over tho body of tho popo,
nnd Hint the cardinal chamberlain called
upon him thrice by his n&rimo of Joachim,
asking "liost thou 'eleopV" and thou
turned to those present and announced,
"The pope is truly dead." A very
solemn and pot unbefitting ceremony, ond
losing littlo in the abandonment of the
hummer. Hut what, then, was the orlitln
of tiie legend'.' It should he as traceable
as tho prophcoy of St. Malachy.?Spring
Ideas and Ideas.
Wiiile credit for tho neat and effective
pluaso muat be given Mr. Folk, "the
Missouri Idea" itself may be ????"-??,,??
the originili property of ih??WA
lie. Thi; PttMr nft8 ,nng ? ml <?'? $
striven te Impresa upon the r" lc *"",V?
the slgnlflennce and force of Mleeoinn
effiit pttrpoHe In reform.??, ... Mli).
As Th? Republic has slioit-n. ?M * ?
fiotirl Idea was spontaneous?. 'l "I1'" .1!"
Ufo nn an:Impulse: It became it ??*'?*
nn Insp ratloh, a great movement nnd t>'-<\
pose which have carri*. MtoMiirl for^nrd
to the posjtbn of leadership emol?? 8 a es.
in Urging emulation upon other sin tes,.,
The Republic has contended ?'?'?^G8.8;
tontly contends thnt every f?'?""1"*"?
contains Within Itself the polenllnllty??5
reform, that tho power les dormant nnd
needs only the timely Impulso o be
changed Into action. Tho Misuri Idea
Is but the expression nnd ??evdW"**?!
a groat moral principi?' w-*,e*1ll""d?r1 n"
not only Missouri, but every other State,
nnd every other Stale mny give It similar
expression nnd development.
' Tho Delaware Idea does not truly Ind?
ento the public moral.'* of Dola wn roi Art?
tllckelsm Is a false expression. The Penn
sylvanla Idea, Quavlsm, Is n Ms1. ?G
pression. So Is Plnttlsm In Now lork,
Contrast'thoso with tlm Missouri Idea,
which signifies In thi end an uncorrupt
and incorruptible regimo In munlclpni
and Stato govornmegt.
However, the slgnHVn?*?*0 nnd applica?
tion of the Missouri Idea arc by no moans
confined to municipal nnd Stato regimes,
but extend to tho national ndnilnlstrntlnn.
The Missouri Idea may enter largely Into
a natlonnl Issue.?St. Louis Ropubllo.
Morgan Is Asleep.
The price of rndlum. which was for?
merly $5,000,000 a politici, has been reduced
to $2,271,GG?. Docs Mr. J. Plorpont Mor?
gan intend to sit Idly by and see the
rndlum market ruined by unseemly com?
petition, or are we to have a radium
trust to maintain a uniform prlco of
$(",000,000 a pound and Insure dividends
to the Btockholdcrs?-n>etrolt Freo Press,
Kaiser's Large Army.
Plans for an agreement among the Pow?
ers to disarm to nny extent or to stop
any further In?rense in army or navy
do not appear to meet with the favor of
tbe Emperor of Germany. He has' said
nothing on tho subject, hut his silence
and that.of his subordinates Is regarded
as significant. In fact, he Is advocating
an increase of 39.000 men In the standing
army, which would bring tho total up to
047,000 officers and men. The nnnual ad?
ditional expense would be over $0,000,000,
The enormous expenses of tho European
Powers for army and navy purposes', al?
most constantly on the Increase, will reach
Its limit some time, but apparently thnt
time Is in tho distant futuro.?Philadel?
Wedding Cards for Prominent Drug?
"""" (Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
CHASE CITY, VA., Aug. 29.-The tenth'
annual reunion of L. A. Armlstend Camp
C. V., Ko. 28, of Virginia, will be held
on the 2d of October in Clarksvllle. These
reunions are held alternately at , four
different towns In tho county. This
will be tho third at Clarksvllle, and the
town has never been surpassed In the
crowds attending, the cordial gree'tlng
nnd excellence of the entertainment. The
managers thero always have a band of
music nnd a dinner, which elicits the
universal remark, "the best and biggest
I ever saw."
Cards of Invitation have been Issued for
the marriage of Mr. Peter Hatchett Mad?
dux, a prominent druggist of this place,
to Miss Frances Compton, daughter of
Rev. R. A. Compton, nt Smlthfleld, Va.,
on the eighth of September.
The Bank of Mecklenburg here has
commenced the erection of .a.now brick
building, to be furnished with all up
to-dato improvements. Its business has
outgrown its present accommodations.
Tho soles of tho new crop of tobacco
at the different warehouses here have not
been very large. It Is too early for tho
farmers of this section to market tho
new product. In fact the bulk of the
crop does not mature until September,
and they have made little progress ln
cutting and curing.
The supply of melons has been un?
usually abundant, but good peaches are
scarce and ln demand.
The town Is filled with visitors and "the
cry is ?till they come."
Rev. C. O. Woodward, State evangelist.
Christian Church, has been holding re?
vival services at the'Town Hal! for two
weeks, which have been well attended.
A church will probably be organized
People at Scottsvllle.
(Special to The Tlmes-DIspatch.)
SCOTTSVILLE, VA.. Aug, 23.?Misses
Virgle and Minnie Thacker. of Carter's
Bridge, have been guests at Mrs. D. P.
Power's this woek.
MJss Holen Harris is visiting Miss
Louise Horsley at Warmlnster.
Miss Lucy Lynch, of Washington, Is a
guest at Spring Hill. , ? ? ?_....
Mr. J. E. Jarman and family, who have
beon at Mrs. Mary Jones', have returned
to Charlottesvllle. . ' ?
Mrs. Nannie Gllmer has returned to
Buckingham. . .,
Mrs. N. T. Sclater arrived In Scotts?
vllle this week after a visit to Carters
Mrs. K. L. Blnns, of Howardsville, who
ln town Wednesday.
New and handsome Instruments have
recently been purchased for the Scotts
villn Band, _ , . _. .
Mr. \V. W. Brady, of Columbus. Ohio,
hns returned home after a visit to his
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL.
Few People Know How Useful It Is In
Preserving Health and Beauty.
u ?? unows that charcoal
Nearly ^*d?|$2w?W?t dUlntoc
Is tho ?a^\*n* nature but fow real*
tant and purifier in n*tu/fnto tno humal,
,?T ^? *3^eSnslng purpose,
system for tno B**-?Wg. ^t tho moro
Charcoal a a ?m^ ,a nQt ft
atfUbit s STpl? absorbs the gases
Ta impuriua. always pre-ea n Uo
stomach and Intestines, and carries them
out of tho system. breath after'
J^Or??KS ?r? on?^
Btt/te aStl, injurious gase?. which
eol?ect in tho ?tornach and bowels
disinfecta the mouth a"13 vnrolu lTom
tho poison of catarrh? , . __? ,?_?
All druggists sell charcoal In one form
or another; but probably ?>?? b"? ^
coal and tho moat '? *^ "They are
composed nf tho flnesi ?'""' .?(|.??.??
charcoal and other harmless antlecptke
In tablet form, or rather ^\??J^"[
largo, pleasant-taetlne lo*ene?*??? lne cnur
coal being mixed with honey.?
Tho daily uso of these lozenges will
soon toll in a much ?proved cond, ioti
of the general health, ?' At
sweeter breath and purer ?? ?
beauty of it Is that no ;pQ?lPW? ?wm can
risiili from their continued use, but o.,
the contrary, great Pe"etlJ'?flklnlr or lri0
A Buffalo physician. In *Peali,,"g ?r !"
btnei'lts of charcoal saya: 1 ?1?. se
Stuart's Absorbent Wenf?eSlh?s I"
tienta siirrering from gas ?? ?/9??,?
and bowels, and It clears ul? ... . ?
and purifies tho breath, Wtw?? id
throat. I also believe the J Ivor la great
ly benefited by th-? oallV ????' aUub" '
they cost but twenty-five ^tn-80b^o
ut drug storca, and altnu?**?" 4 t?-]?,,?.
sense ,G patent 'preparation, yet 1 believe
I get more and better ci arco ni a ? u
art's Absorbent Loaengos </?*",, y '
the ordinary charcoal table'?1*?
CREDIT AT CASH PRICES.
Why do bo many people come here ? Itis because we give them advantages
which they cannot get elsewhere?cash-store prices and the easiest credit. -
?with bent ?la? end? and mirror top,
Finely polished French beveled mir ?
ron. from $8,50 io f60.00.
Extension Tables and Chairs.
in Oak and Walnut.
in Oak, Cherry, Mahogany and
Chiffoniers ait? Wardrobes,
Couches and Morris
Iron Beds and Cribs,
Parlor Suits, Gilt Chairs,
Brussels, Velvet and Ax
Rugs up to Carpet Sizes.
ROTHERT ? CO., rourtsh?Broat'
WHAT THEY THINK
The Culpeper Exponent quotes and
In the Richmond Tlmes-Dlspatch o?
Tuesday appears an account ot last Sat?
urday's Democratic primary in Culpeper.
Therein Is the following:
A resolution wus offered by Delegate
S. It. Newhouso In the Dorti?'cratlo Com?
mittee that met for tho purpose of fixing
tho date for holding the primary, calling
the attention of the candidates to tho
pure election bill, passed by tho last ses?
sion of the Legislature and notifying tlv/n
that any violations of the law would ue
thoroughly looked.Into and all violators
of the same be prosecuted to tho full
Air. Newhouse said to-day that neither
money nor whiskey was used, and that
the law has worked like a charm ln
this county, and that the same -will be
the result throughout the State.
Said he: "I have no doubt that ln the
future wo will welcome a new era ln the
politics of the State."
There are quite a number of people In
the county -who -will differ very materially
-with the Hon. Mr. Newhouso on the pro?
position that tho pure election law
"worked like a charm" In this county. In
fact It would be a difficult thing to con?
vince some people that neither money
nor whiskey was used ln the election of
A New One.
Tho Greene county Register, a news?
paper Just budding forth at Stanards
ville, "salutes" as follow?:
The Greene County Register to-day
makes its debut Into the newspaper
world. Its Immediate Oeld of useful?
ness Is a sphere formerly untnyl by
the foot of the reporter; hitherto unknown
to the printers' devil, and up to this
time undisturbed by the noise of tho
The citizens of this county will rlehtly
ask, what Is the policy of the Register?
Tho Register is devoted to tbe best In?
terests of Greene county and Its citizens.
It. will always be found ready to lead
every movement for tho commercial, In?
tellectual and spiritual advancement of
the people. It will advocate, without fear
or tavor, what it believes to bo right,
and will be unsparing In Its attacks on
what It conceives to bo wrorig.
The Old Soulhside.
The Southslde Examiner, published at
Farmvllle, bids as follows:
The Record Advertiser, of Halifax, Is
advising the young men to Invest In land
as a speculation that Is safe and aure to
bring good returns in the not distant
future. Wo only wish to add that South
side Virginia is the best place for such a
venture and that we know Of ? few acres
that can be obtained reasonably, to say
nothing of some town' lots in the best
town in Virginia, of which town wo.are,
Declaration of War.
The Lebanon News has declared war
The tay-payer? should know where their
money goes. It Is law that all supervisors
must make statements and have them
published. In this the Russell board have
violated the law. The l^obanon News I?
? friend to the tax-payers, and at the
proper time will commence firing all along
lin? lino with 13-Inch guns, loaded with
thunder and Ightnlng, tornadoes, cy
clonoe and earthquakes.
The Man Miles.
Hero's a "sockdolager" from the North?
Just thirty-eight years ago the person
of Jefferson Davis, the vanquished and
enfeebled ex-President of the Confeder?
acy, was committed to the official cus?
tody of this same Mlles, thon Btatloned
nt 'Fort Monroe. That tho strife of
war was forever ended, nobody was
iool enough to doubt; that Mr. Davis.
aged, spirit crushed and a physical
wreck, was a harmless as well as gentle
prisoner was entirely too plain to ad?
mit of question and yet tho savage In
stlnot of this proud and contomptious
youth was so excessive, that not con?
ten? with tho triumph of holding tho
prostrate and defenseless old man cap?
tive, Miles tho now humiliated and mor
tided .Miles, gave the order that he he
enchained, The one and only motive to
which that tyrannical and cruel act
could by any possibility be ascribed was
tu discredit, degrade and humiliate a
fellow being, who by a decree ot fate
had fallen a victim of his whims and
?.?aprice, We are told by a newspaper
claiming authority to speak, that Miles
has always regretted that he did this,
but wo think no more of him for It, as
ho has not to our knowledge had the
manhood to give publlo expression to
any mich Bentlmont.
Now we are not basing our views of
tills ease upon the fact that Mr. Davis was
entitled by reason of his official at?
tainments to special consideration, al?
though we might with perfect plausibility
bo argue; It Is, however, enough that he
was un old gontleman, who wns sick and
Imprisoned, eurrounded by. the walls of a
heavily garrisoned fort, and as helpless
as u thousand shackles could make him.?
Mllos sowed to the winds of tyranny
an,| cruelty, and in lese than two ?core
years reaped a whUrwlnd of humiliation
?nd shame. This Is not the sole exem?
ple of stranded arrogance within the
scopo of our country'a vision, nor will
it be the last until mon cease to feed
ivn the, djet of Belf-exlia}tatlon, Be not
deceived, God Is not mocked.
Speaking of the action of the State
Democratic Committee and Its authority,
the Edlnburg Sentinel says:
At this stage In the progress of the
political game ot chos? being played in
this district over the State senatorshlp It
may be well to halt for a day or two,
take breath, summarize and review tho
situation and get our bearings before
There has for many years beep too much
loc3eness In party methods and party,
organization, and In the mantenanco of
party discipline In the Democratic party
In this State; a looseness that has borne
to the party a rich fruitage ot trouble and
discord at each recurring State Conven?
tion or meeting of the State Commitiee.
Politicians for ?tilf, owing to this lax?
ity of discipline and want of fixed rules
of local organization, etc., had learned to
defy party authority with Impunity. Pol
Icy rather than principle ceemed to act?
uate conventions and committees In deal?
ing with party quarrels,
Th? last few years, however, has seen
a change for the better ln the party In
Can It Be Evaded?
The Clinch Valley Newa thinks It can't,
and here is what It say? about It:
It has been said that notwithstanding
the stringency and rigidity of the pure
elections law there will be found some
way of evading It and getting around It.
One way suggested Is, that the friends of
a candidate can spend all the money they
choose to secure his election, without his
"knowledge and consent," nnd then, after
the election, and the candidate ha? taken
the necessary oath of office, call on him
to reimburse and pay up, and he enn tuen
do so without In any way violating the
This looks like a pretty smooths trick,
hut the man who Uitr.kt- this game can
be played has not read carefully the
Barksdale bill. It covers all such cuaes
effectually. Here Is'the oath: Note, that
the'candidate swears, pot only that lie
.ha^'riot paid any money,'but that "I will
?not do so." and "no person shall entor
upon'tho duties of any election office un?
til he ?hall have filed the statement."
Good for Flncastle.
Tho Flncastle Herald snya;
Vfe ara glad to noto Iho Increase of In?
terest on the school question, as attested
by a recent successful effort to raise tho
money for building a nt;w ?chool-houso
In Flncastle. Our people aro realizing
more than over, the necessity of having
not only good schools, well equipped with
the very best teachers and every conven?
ience In Ihe wtiv of furniture, but trood
and' comfortable buildings, arrcngod
with referenc?? to accommodating teacher
and pupil, with the best modern advan?
tages. The authorities, are getting ready
for putting up a large building on the
site of the old Female (Academy, *and In
a very short time the worlt will be put
Then and No*.
The (Yrayson Gazette ch'rncth thus:
A few short months ago Northern pa?
pers were writing what they thought
about lynching* ln the Soulh. To-day
a number of them are thinking of what
not to wrlto about lynching? In the North,
l-r e Ballot: Fair Coun\
The Ablngdon Virginian says:
Chairman Ellyson Is out In a card beg?
ging candidates for ollice to not spend
money In their pursuit o? ottico and
strlctlv adhere to the Barksdale pure
election bill. That Is Ihe stuff. The peo?
ple want a fair ballot and ? free, unpur
chascd and unpurchasable vote, regard?
less of party or victor and vanquished In
this section. And the will of tho people
when aroused will not be throttled.
. The South Boston News Is in trouble,
We are not specially sanguine as te
the success of the primary plan, which
we hope will have a fair test on Saturday.
It seems to be defective In severel re?
spects. For example, Ihero being no
contest ln the Red Rank District, no
election ,will he held. It is true thnt tho
chairman of tho Executive Committee
will declaro those whose names are entered
as the nominees: but does that bind the
Democratic voters of, said district to vote
for tho nominees? We think not. for In
accordance with the plan submitted by
the County Committee, every person Is
required before voting, to pledge a sup?
port of the nominees of the party. It
thus follows if there be no election thor??
Is no pledge.
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