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Wednesday, august -i, i?i-'.
i Hi: im OME TAX F Vitt E.
The Ir.como tax returns for Rich
: indict many of our citizens ot
having done the things they ought not
to hav? dono and of having left undone
things they ought to have done.
The sin of emission in this instance is
Blrtiiiiig as that of commission. It
.. ive minimized their tortuncs
?orarily for public reoordation,
others have pauperized themselves ?n
t rely by :mpl.cation, for they are not
listed. The list or names and
amounts published in The Tlmes-Dis
: supplied the people of Rich
wit h immensely interesting
. ,g matter of intense civic value.
..... record proves a too general j
deadness of private conscience to the |
i r'odriing of public duty. Public optn- i
it that rn,ahy on the list have:
: r. 1 ih.it many who are riot on the list
lit .:: should be near Its top. People
who pay private bills promptly either
do hot pay public bills at till or dis?
count them at will anywhere from 25
to !9pi and &&-1?0 per rent. The man
tvho returns what he knows to be an
untrue statement of his Income Is
guilty of both falsehood and deceit.
All income tax-payers are divided
into two classes. The first is composed
tii th' se who wilfully and maliciously
make false returns. The second is com
; Eed of those wlio make their returns
with a mistaken conception of tho
meaning of those "losses" exempted by
t gtat ite Thai simple plural "losses"
has suffered wide and unreasonable,
construction. Dr. Douglass ?. Freer;
man. former State Tax Commissioner,:
di lares In his endurlngly valuable re- I
port that 'in defining losses, the writer
3ias been informed that some commls
: bers of thC revenue have construed
jservants' in. employes' wages, etc.,
tu be iosset Manifestly, sucli care?
lessness can produce only one result?
loss to the Commonwealth and injus?
tice to honest tax-payers." There
were doubtless many who thought
s ' equivalent to "expenditures,"
t, most mistaken Idea, when it Is re?
membered that for the average expen?
diture there is a return in some form
. or other. The word In the statute
should have (he most detailed and cx
pli it t]- flnition from tlta next Geherai
tor many well-Intending
people have not borm their fair share
, : taxation ? tiise of their erroneous
Eva'i :? :. a: . violation <if tlte Income
tax ;.,w ;~ not exclusive to Richmond.
other city :,:.d county in Virginia. Last
>..ir. when ti:e amount exempted was
? I it ?: 1 1 there was not a single man
in the ? ountiee of Bland, Cumberland.
? n. Greene, King Gebrga, Mathcws
nr.d Spotsylvania who hud an income
Of !'. j 1 Igi^f- by the record. The
report ? : the Btiite Tax Commission
shows that In lf'10 there was in thirty
two counties riot ah aggregate taxable
in danger, for m> species !H rapidly
Vll.il I LVT-CEXEII VI. or
Ifty-siX countries to-day grieVi
"e William Booth, general of
.atior. Army, at laEt has hear,
e clear call" of his captain
s of the masses of the world u
irn the passing of hlrn who ivs
nnds that religion Is riot confined ?
in the four walls of the church
reaches Into every street and i
Into every hovel and tenement, a 1
and ever-present help for ever;
everywhere. To the oppressed 6:
cities, to the poverty-stricken, t
fMendlcss, to the homeless, t? the I
less nnd to the godless, this ge
brought the pood courage of hlrn
/follows in the train of the \, t
capture the masses there In the cities.
made religion democratic.
Dying In his eighty-third year, he
had worn the armor of a soldier of
the Cross tor sixty-two years, forty
soven of which were spent in directing
tho onerplcs. recruiting the ranks nnd
building tho strength of tho 8alvatton
Army, which Is simply a religions or
ganlr.atlon on military principles,
trndcr the guiding hand of its great
geherai( it has grown from a score
Into a magnificent army of S.57-1 corps
and outposts under the direction of 22.
513 officers and employes, with 904
social relief stations and 26,275 form?
ally affiliated communicants. What
better monument could this militant
old warrior of religion lcavo than an
Institution that outstretches its warm
and uplifting hands to unfortunate
women, to babies, to children, to the
unemployed, to prisoners, to families,
to the sick, the soro hearted, tho dis?
tressed, tho fallen? It Is a mighty
force for over-increasing good that Wil?
liam Booth has left?an open armed
church with alleyways its doors and
tho streets Its aisles and dark slum
corners its powa and humanity, its
music nnd democracy. Its pulpit and
tho common people its congregation?a
church that takes little l>ut gives all,
ministering to all and lifting the eyes
of millions of the fallen and forgotten
beyohd the house tops.
IN DEFENSE OK CHOCOLATES.
Woman's intuition onco more has
been vindicated by science. Her Irre?
pressible?but not Inexpensive?predi?
lection for chocolates may bo ex?
plained by the fact that chocolate is
nn admirable food for bracing tho
b< rv< b und stimulating the system. A
chocolate ration for soldiers is advised
in times of strain, such as In man?
oeuvres and operations because of its
uncommon slaying tjualities. It Is,
therefore, admirably suited to the
preening debutante about to wage so?
cial war and manoeuvre for the men.
The, nutritive and sustaining value of
chocolate is live times that of its
equal weight in beef, and it is ?aid
that a pint of milk and four ounces
of chocolate are equivalent to a square
meal. So knowing, the Louisville
Courier-Journal thinks that tho amo?
rous young man will no longer label
tho box of chocolates he Is sending
this dream girl with "Sweets to the
sweet," but he will accompany It with
a note like this:
"1 am sending you all needful
classes of alimentary materials?fat,
carbohydrates, proteins and mineral
salts, including a notable proportion
of potassium phosphate. In addition,
?her,.late is mildly stimulating anu
exhilarating to tho nervous system
when 'run down' through fatlguo or
If chocolate has such potency to
make women militant, perhaps that's
the reason why so many husbands
never buy their wives any.
MARSHALL ON DEMOCRACY.
"Homespun," Indeed, a? he described!
It, Is tho speech of Governor Mar
Shall yesterday In accepting formally |
the Democratic vice-presidential nom?
ination. It Is tho speech of a plain
man to plain men?the sort of speech
that the old man can read and npprovo
as after supper ho sits back In his rocker i
by the evening lump. There Is a Ahe |
homeliness lu tho exposition of Democ- i
racy by this gentleman from Indiana, i
who talks as frankly and with as little I
r, en.nee for the sham of rank ns did'
that good American In Hoosler Tark- j
Ington's Hoosler play, who treated a '
Russian grand duke as n common man, j
affectlohatcl} called him "Doc" and i
invited him to "Bet off at Kokomo. and1,
any of tho fellers can tell you where
1 live." Not the specific plunks of the
? "more platform, but tho broao
spirit upon which tho Democratic
party la based, la discussed; Governor
Marshall exceeds Governor Wilson in
tho breadth and generality of utter
Evidently thia Marshall Is not like
a Marshall in his opinion of
Jefferson's political faith, in fact, the
great Chief Justice not only differed
v. . .. ly front tho Man of Muntlcello, but
Si ked him. Tho Hoosler Marshall
' Ma*hy have assumed that only tho
j unutterably poor nnd those sinking
Mr.tu that class were Democrats, and
thai tho Immeasurably rich and the
climbers were Republicans. But these
divisions have hoi been logical. Jt was
. not this outward and visible which
; marked the inward and spiritual of
Thomas Jefferson. Born or the bluest
I blood in tiie Old Dominion, and accus
toined its gentleman, scholar, diplomat
;.:.i". Statesman to all tho luxuries of
generation, ho was the man who
??? 'lared that nil men were created
qq and that all werf- endowed with
icertain inalienable rights, such us lite,
?v and the pursuit of happiness.
J ven to his dying hour this seeming
! aristocrat had not a singlo heart
j throb which wa8 not In unison wltn
j the heart throbs of his fellow men.
'!!:? great opponent In statecraft sprang
j from a llherige so lowly as to bo un?
known, With none of the advantages
j of either fortune or family. Hamilton
elioved in hanging oh princes' favors
nd in catering tile chosen few. . . .
iiidlvlduallsm of Thomas Jefferson
j not a,ad It has not molderod bu k
I to Oust In the grave at Monticcllo. it
(walks the earth this day, knocking at
thi odor of rich and poor, of wise and
not mt, calling upon all men 10 make
I of this ige tho millennium of state
:?.. wherein no one shall claim to be
the master, .-ind all shall ho glad to be
Bervants of the republic."
: The representative system of govern?
ment Is r.ol wrong, but the "unjust use
of the system" Is, Governor Marshall
pdlhti ? .:. The misuse of the powers
' ' 1 ment has produced great pop.
ular nlfccontent. The centripetal and
centrifugal forces, one the Republican
I and tho other Socialist, are seeking to
.jdraw our government "away from Its
II constitutional conception of three eo
j "' M ties and from its guar
lanty t? ,.;.i: Individual of an oppor*
11 quired talents in on honest endeavor
' ?ocratli party is "to jrUUrontce In lawful.
ways the opportunity of every man for
liberty and for tho pursuit of happi?
Any voter can bo satisfied this year,
declares Governor Marshall. Tho voter
who believes In unlawful monopolies,
protection and government of the many I
by the few and for the few may voto
the Republican ticket: the voter who
couples a belief In protection with a
desire for monarchy may vote the Pro- |
gresslve ticket; tho voter "who thinks I
that church and stale are not separate
In America nnd that too people have a
right to settle religious questions and
to determlno by ballot what Is good and ,
what is bad" may vote the Prohibi?
tionist ticket; the voter who believes
that tho government should bo con?
verted Into a socialism may vote the
Socialist ticket, while the voter who
believes in a- tariff for revenue only,
equalisation of opportunity, tho u.-e of
public oillce as a public trust, who does
not "believe that disgruntled and de?
feated politicians aro genuine reform?
ers and who thinks that reforms ure
not born with soro toes," may vote
tho Democratic ticket. The last and
tho greatest requirement of the Dem?
ocratic party, if it shall como into
power, will bo "wisdom and under?
standing to know the heartbreak and
the need of dur common humanity."
That Is the goul that our form of gov?
ernment must speed toward to savo It?
Till-. IIA 1 LRU AD SITUATION.
The railroads are now entering upon j
a period of great prosperity. Gro^s i
and net earnings have shown consid?
erable increases during the past two
months us compared with the samo
period In 1911. The Southern roads
have been especially prosperous. The
only disturbing factors of recent Im?
portance have been tho labor disputes
in the anthracite and bituminous coal
Heids which serluusiy crippled tn<
coal-carrying roads during the month
of May, and tho Hoods In the Missis?
sippi Volley which caused heavy losses ^
In '.hat section during the same month.
The increase in traffic M. present I
threatens to tax the equipment of the |
carriers to tho limit. There is a rapid |
expansion In progress in tho iron and
steel trades nnd the bumper crops of
the West must bo moved. Tralllc man?
agers and railroad Officials, realizing
tho dttlloultles of the situation, have
Issued statements requesting shippers
to co-ope-rut.: with them In prev
a cor shortage. All indications point
to a rev'val in the business of the rail?
roads which will equal the Unprece?
dented prc-penty during the early half
Another significant nspect of tho
railroad situation at the present tltuo
Is the tendency to make the present
arbitration proceedings relative to
wage Increases of employes, the basis
lor another attempt to secure author?
ization from the Interstate Commerce
presenting their case befbre the -
trallon boatd. are reported as willing
to assist tha carriers In an application
for higher rates. It is not known
what will be the action of tho fire?
men's Ibrgahlattoh, the demands of
Commls.-lon for advanced freight
rates. The locomotive engineers,
probably realizing their weokneS: in
which for increased rates of pay will
soon come before, an arbitration board,
but judging from their previous at?
titude, they could be counted upon to
assist the railroad managers. Thus,
It would seem that the old contest of
the carriers and shippers would bo
renewed. At tho former hearings
fore tho Interstate Commerce Commis?
sion, the success of tho shippers was
! probably lue to the fact that they had
prepared their case with great care.
Tho railroad attorneys neglected the
economic aspects of the situation and j
relied upon the old const'tutlonal ar?
guments and wornout claims of finan?
cial Impoverishment. The result was
a valuable lesson to the carriers, how ?
ever, and they have, since tho ad?
vanced rate case .decisions, establish?
ed a Bureau of Railway Economics In
Washington to prepare statistical
mailer covering ail phases of the rail?
road question. Tills bureau presented
recently to the, engineer's wage arl i
Itratlon board neue than 100 elaborate
statistical exhibits in behalf of the
railroads. By Its assistance, It Is ex?
pected thnt the carriers can make a
bcttei showing for the nee,! of higher
frelgiit rales should another applica?
tion be made to the Interstate Cohl
i tnerce Commission,
j When four or live girls used to sit
Iaround on the front piazza It wasn't
jcnlled anything, but now they call it
I a porch pa rty.
"New York counts that day lost
hose low descending sun sees no new
rime or startling murder done" Is the
ay tho Sandy Valley News thinks
i a study of the country press con?
vinces us that almost everybody in
Virginia has gono fish I tig tm, sum
"Co into any of tho hotels ? ! res?
taurants in l ine land ami you w ill hear
, guests giving orders i..r Russell
steak," asserfs the Lebanon News, lit
view of the large cattlo shipments
j from Russell to Liverpool, win, ?jfi
i George eating Russell steak for break?
fast an,i Smlihileid ham fur supper; i
looks ilk- "Old Virginia never tire.'
The NIahoncy, Illinois, Record says
I "Professor Michael X Shore and sev
the afternoon at Lakeside, svhefi t:..\
j rowed over the placid wat i's of m
I lake and listened with channel tar t.
Hived strains of birds on wing and t<
thf gentle breescs win,!, sighed ii
the tree-tops, now and then n harsi
note from a Htruggilni.^ in y.|e
Kl'eeh pud offering the only single in
trustoh to nature's euphony, ah had ,
splendid time in 'God's Ural templi. '
The professor evidently was on
j On the Spur of the I
By Roy K. Moulton.
The Miutnnt ButTr agents.
I r>. t. b. write*:?"My wife has
boon demanding the right to exer
i else the franchlso ?o vehemently that
1 I named our old horse Tho Fran
chlae and told her to go and exer?
cise It. Tho temperature of our domi?
cile has been slightly below zero ever
since and I burned nine tons of coke
last xtcck trying to create a congenial
[ atmosphere. Belonging to tho Sufira
gi-nts is too expensive tor a man in
my station in Ufa Pleaso accept my
O. F. writes:?"When a neighbor's
wife told my wire that I was a mem
ber or the Militant Sultragents my
wife went downtown and bought threo
new gowns, throe new bats and llvo
pairs uf shoes and had them charged.
i 1 don't believe there is any way to
circumvent the women and 1 also bo
| lieve that our caus,. s going to fa'l
for lnclt of funds. Somebody has been
tipping off tho secrets of the order.
All of tho women In our block know
our password and hailing sign."
A Roomy Gentleman.
One of tho recent want aids: j
FOR SALE?Automobile by a
gentkman with a large tonneau,
The tiny Deceiver.
1 never thought a thing so lair
To gase upon a vision raro
Could really bo so falsa at heart.
It looked so honest at tho start.
"Twas beauteous and lino to see
And made a life-sized lilto with me,
I'd oli hoard of love at lirst sight
It was tho case with mo all right.
1 10 iked upon It day by day.
At last I lugged thi thing away
It's coloring was nchless and
'Twas guaranteed to beat the band.
'Twas highly spoken ?>'. forsocth
But soon 1 learned :. ? outer truth.
If I'd been told I'd not believed
That 1 could have :? eh thus deceived.
Alas, alas, 'tis eve'.' thus
The things that make tho hit with us
Are seldom worth the lime and fuss.
They say that beauty is skin deep,
l knew it when I took a p<u v
Beneath the hldo oi tins fair thing.
Whose praises 1 was wont to sing.
1 was grlefstiicken and i.eartsore
When 1 found I'd been stung once
It failed to glvo the Joy I sought;
That watermelon thai i bought.
Interested?First, yes, we copy a.
mosi everything out of the cor.i'c
papers. Second?yes; our wife writes
all of our original ;"::(. Third?yes.
we get paid for it. Fourth?no, it
Isn't at all hard, as most of tho stuff
is sent In and all we have to do
is to copy It on a typi writer and cor?
rect the spelling. fifth?no, we do
not write the stuff first and gel the
idea afterward. It is quite the other
way. Sixth?no, we have never been
In Jail and wo don't know why not. ?
Perplexed?If you went to make a'
safe get away in the evening, put
your trousers and coat on hind side
before and your wife will think you
are coming In Instead of going out.
Formula for Plory WrltlnR.
Then send It to one of the 35 cent
magazines and forget it.
Get it hack.
Send It to one of tho 25 cent maga?
zines and forget It.
Get it back.
Si .. ! it to one of the 15 cent maga?
zines and forget it.
(let It bark.
Send it 10 one of the 10 cent maga?
zines and forget !t.
Gel it back.
Si :. i It I 01 Of the 5 cent maga?
zines and forget It.
Get It back.
Send It t i or. of the family maga?
zines that tro thrown In at the front
door advertising soap and forget it.
Get It back.
Throw It :n the flro and FORGET
One of These ItoiiR-h Widows. What f
A recent wan; ad:
WIDOW WANTS IRONING.
How to He Huppy.
Dbn'.i trj to 1 ,rn to like grapefruit. I
Don't borrow another man's auto?
mobile and break It.
Don't starl an; argument on relig?
ion ,,r tvi rrii n Miffrage.
Don't take n deaf party to the
I theatre with you. I
Don't ever . peel any return for. a'
favor. Then inaybe you'll get lt. I
Always carry a dozen extra collar
buttons In > ur pocket and three or
I four safetv i lr.s.
Don't polish your shoes with a bath ?
j towel and let ? :r Wife find It out.
Iccordlnp to Uncle Aimer.
i There 1? ni .'? - much use in trying I
j to scrape ncquaintehanec with a feller)
j who has (rot new automobile.
There alr.T a quick lunch ilend In
? thu country ?? o has fct.t enough;
strength of ? Ii 1 to begin eating a i
? pier.- of pint anywhere but at the
small end. i
j Deacon's aln'l so straight laces as
j they used to be. nut they are ?mit?
n lot paler In n -s trade,
j If there: was i law agin' goltr to
j church, every! would want to be
there an hour and a half before the
J service stau, ,! :M,i there wouldn't
i be st and in ? r rh.
j On.- of ihi frenks Of human nature
is the fa, i ti 11 ih? crowd is always
disappointed en the tircmen got
'??.''" ' ? Hon. i:\-Editur Calo
rlunnrt .: ? Kol any sea food when
'"? WlU In : ? ,i. j,n' lie said. "Yes.
1 m ; irty ,;, .... orf ? Bra
? ?w It in it i?- i onsldered ?|iiit<,
* ?sna-ofl t 1st called conservative- ?
WHEN DAD WAS A BOY.
By John T. McCutchcon.
tOooyrutht: 1012: Bjr John T. UoCutotaeOB.]
" You bet thin fa the la.t time I'm p.unna vhit Aunt Mary, not even if -he invites me."
the blaze under control before It has
done any damage.
There 1? nobody so unhappy ar- the
feller who spends his time tryln' to
flggcr out the future.
It begins to look as though corn?
cob pipes arc not going to go out of
style very soon.
As long as the factories continue
to make red neckties somebody will
I Voice of the People |
The Why of Your tote.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch
Sir.?There has alwaya been a w,.v
behind every vote. That why When
ascertained, gives an Infallible ctic t.; |
the character of the voter. Thf vi let
largely makes tho nation; the sp.r:-.
of the nation aids or hinders clyillzii-j
lion; the highest civilization Is the
ultimate goal of the World, if this
logic is correct then the why behind j
the vote Is of vust importance.
As a general tiling it is doubtful j
whether the voter pauses to analyse
the motives or the Impulse? behind
his exercise of tho franchise. Certain?
ly not further than in a casual way. i
it Is equally doubtful that th, voter,
as a rule, truly renlizes the tremendous j
significance and responsibility of bis
pcrogntive of the ballot.
The question, "Am I my brother's 1
keeper," was answered by Omnlpoten
thousands of years ago. The responsi?
bility was fixed upon ut- In the very
beginning of the beginning an I
is not to re evaded. And yet]
in easting our vote. is tins re- j
m?-mberod? The question Is up to
There are five class, - of voters Four I
of these are not true to themselves
or their trust. Tho lifth class Is and,
that cla.'.s is made up of those.
W bo \ ot<- Pram Conviction,
We want to believe that this class
Is by far the larger and yet the politi?
cal, economic and civic condition of our
country gives this belief the lie. This;
would not be so if every honest man i
exerted himself siifliclehtly to attain j
a fair and accurate knowledge of ail j
questions lie i? called upon lo give ?
his endorsement to o^ protest ngalusl
Before a man accepts a religion Ha
examines it In detail, discusses it.-,;
every dogma- and .very phase of its
creed. Before ho enters Into a bust
hess he Inventories the stork, examines]
the books and satisfies himself of Its
condition. In fact liefere he buys a'
horse he looks into his mouth. Hdes
or drives <t. feels its legs and makes
inquiry of the neighbors as to Its pr< -
vlotis behavior. Oh the other bund
when he goes to vote, the chance Is
he does not even understand the issue
or know the candidate surrtcicritiy to
ludge what his attitude will lie on
questions that he does know something
of lie frequently ai rives at the polls
in a state of Indecision and asks :i
neighbor or friend to advise bin: for
whom to vote. Others glean their
knowledge of the political situation
from some pet partisan newspaper or
passively accept the ideas of some
These mfcii on the whole desire to
vote right, but they are dishonestly
negligent In their unpreparedhess. This
more or less, blind sort of Vot, ha.:
made possible many of the unhappy
conditions of the country to-day. Win n
men wake up to the fact that their
vote is not a mere drop In tin, bucket
but nn Intrgral factor !n determining
the advance of progress of their
country they will more conscientiously
devote themselves to mastering the
real why of their Vote.
Those Who \?te Prom Tradition.
This hits home At least we of the
South have been generally accused Of
It and the accusation Is not utterly
baseless. The solid South has long
been regarded as an itnsvveryable mass
of voters, hide bound In its prejudice
and unamenable to argument or reason.
The Indictment is too severe and we
resent It. However, we cannot deny
that sentiment born In a dead yester?
day and under a different regime leads
lo a lusty neeeptni.ee of ?? political be?
lief of to-day. it Is right and proper
that we should be Democrats, but It 'a
neither right nor proper thai we should
be ao bernuse our fathers and fore
fathers were, or because a public sen-,
tlmont would not tolernte our dere?
liction fr^m the- ranks Conviction
alone justifies, an attitude. Conviction ]
alone gives power and dignity to the
ballot, a blind following of precedent j
Is mere Incxcusablo narrowmindednesa (
ami emasculates action ot all vlrt i<
if we become1 creatures and hIsvcs of
a party we are no longer in a position
lb demand that it be kein clean but
are merely the Inalienable assets of
If* leaders. I do not mean that we
hnv,. erred In following tradition, for
our tradition Is a grout and noble one,
made for us by far-seeing. God-fearing,
honest and honorable men. but many
err In following this traditio}! alone,
In accepting 'he tenets of a past with?
out a verification of their present ten
ablencss; SO. we asgyrt that the voter,
from tradition and tradition only. Is
untrue to his cause.
'I lioNe Who N ote For Personality.
The ilnal and magnificent charge of
the Trench cavalry at Waterloo was
tjne of the most signal instances of
a people's devotion to a personality.
One doer, not regard In puzsled con!
templntlon the e.Mraordlnary heroism
of the Six Hundred at Balaclava Pat?
riotism and love of country was bei
hind that charge. nut at Wat- rlOO
the motive was different. There li
was not death In defi nee of country,
but death for a hero. The French
'..?ait was captured by the brilliant
and magnetic personality of Napoleon.
Such devotion defiles understanding
Tho same motive, although less pro
nounced In Its Intensity that actuated
the soldiers of Frano... iu discernible
In the political action of many to-day.
There are thousands of us who cham?
pion some hero m politics because his
personality has captured our friend?
ship fir fancy. it would be safe to
say. I thick, that one Theodore Koose
veil controls thousands upon thousands
i Of Votes lb-day. These voters would
follow hid In any party and upon any
platform that was not obviously re
diculous, absurd and Impossible. ' My
king can do no wrong," hns no place
or should have no place in the minds
of a Democratic people, but it has
and to a larger ext'-nt than most of
! us suppose That U is pleasant to
support a popular and attractive mar.
I-.- Office -s undoubtedly true That Is
when that man stands for the things
yon know are right, but when you
support him for himself alone nnd
b onus., of his personal Appeal to you
without regard t., the Issues he advo?
cates, y?? itre a, moral laggard', a
shirker and a inl&uscr of your privi?
Those Who Vote From Coercion.
This clans properly divides Itself
Into two classes, but the classes are
BO closely akin Hint one general cate?
gory will do for both. Coercion and
graft are very nearly related and so
intermingled anil woven together that
it in illfnc?lt 10 consider them sepa
, rately. The voter from coercion and
i 'he voter for graft are In? political
1 prostitutes of the coui/try. They are
ja kind oi social and moral bacteria
militant enemies of the cause of right.
J Their numbers may lie guessed at by
itii ' present rampanthess ,,f the disease
I they breed. The why behind their
i voti is ever the thirty pieces of silver.
\Ve feel a touch of pity for the man
whose business connections with
another, whether man or corporation,
put him .- i under the domination of
that man or corporation that his fran?
chise goes with Ids services; we feel
a pity for the man whose me;ina of
livelihood for himself and family Is
so dependent upon the will oi another
that that other can command his soul
and his conscience. Wo pity but wo
j do not respect him The coercion
j brought to car upon him palliates
! but does not excuse, il mitigates the
[ offense but leaves It a crmO. Were
i this cowed creature, this person Ulito
gatod of his manhood lo gather cout
nge and emancipate himself how dif?
ferent would be the tali, and in how
I short a time.
] The out and out voter for graft.
j whether the payment be in cash, in
privilege, In Influence or what not Is a
I coward and traitor combined. There
i is no difference- in the moral oboloqc.y
of the drunken sot who sells bis vote
for a dollar and that of the millionaire
I who votes for high tariff on tho ar?
ticle he manufactures for no Other I
reason- than that It xill increase his
revenue. Each pell? for his price. T5e,?
tween the two are many gradations*
all of thetn bowing; before the crea?
ture graft, all of tfcim dishonest with)
themselves, thvir fellows and their
The why of your vote Is s. question
FREDERICK DUDLEY SV'INDEhL.
Wilson, N. C,
The Defeat of Capt.
The defeat of Captain John Lara!:,
chairman of the Ho .se Committee on
A,;i ,< ullure. In the recent primaries !:,
Virginia, Is at once pathetic ar,J lr.
sprlng. It Is pathetic that a man who
deserved so well of his constitu?
ency and of his Slate should In hi*
Old ago bei turned out of office, par?
ticularly when objection to him teste i
? n no positiv,, grounds Jn ottlci ar.
out of It lie had won and h>?ld the re?
spect of his people. It Is inspiring be
cauao It Indicates a new spirit 'n the
elcctoi ttei a spirit which tends to
overlook sentiment when balanced
;>:;.'?;:.?-? the wisdom of a situation.
Captain I-a ml) was defeated not be?
en tsc he H< d ability as a Congress?
man, hut because the opportunity pr?,.
scnted lts'lf of returning a man Who
would be certain to attain almost Im?
mediately a high place in the delib?
erations of the House and render there
services nf the greatest merit. The,
- was between two men of teal
ability, and the decision was in favor
I of the man who seemed to have the*
greater potentional power and the.
greater likelihood of transmuting 1I1I3
I potentially into deeds,
As Governor of Virginia Andrew*
jJackson Montague shed lustre on tho
.office. lie Will take his place among
jibe giants of the Democratic House.
Can you inform me from whom I
I may secure some bloodhounds?
, G. C. SMITH.
I Write T. J. Davis, Superintendent
[State Farm, Lasslter, Va.
Virginia fur Wilson,
I Is It certain that the electoral vote
! of Virginia will be for Wilson because
I he was born in the State? A L> W.
j There is little doubt It will be for
; Wilson, but not at all because he was
I horn In the State, as her record on the
' subject of favorite sons is by no means
it good augury for the Wilson vote.
I Virginia's electoral vote went to Jack?
son against .lohn R. Floyd, twice (o
Van Buren against William H. Harri?
son; to Potk a call! st Clay; lo C.tss
; against Zachary Taylor, and to Buch?
anan against Fremont, Whose mother
? was a Virginian, though ho was not
. born here. If it be considered a m.it
ter far pride that a State should sup
: port her native candidate for the
' presid* ncy. the less said about the
I record of Virginia the better.
Kindly give the abbreviation of the
JOHN C. FLETCHER.
There Is absolutely no law which
you are bound by in making this form,
, Probably "mfd." would best meet tho
j requirements of brevity, and. in the
j proper context, clearness.
Is It n violation of law for a mor
! chant tn have in possession a I'nlted
'States liquor license in a dry territory?
R, W. HART WILD.
National State and
i Solicits Your Account.
* t upitnl. ?1.0110.000. SnrpliiM. SOOO.OOOt
1 Best by Test for forty years.