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Thursday, June 19, 19
MERIT SH9ULB BE TBE REQUREMENT.
A Dumber of our Democratic exchangee have been cal?
ling tbe attention of the voters of Virginia to the past aud
present affiliations of certain gentlemen who are 'offering
the *-ns rives as candidate* for the several state offices, as if
the "machine" or "anti-machine" label was all that waa
MitciiaWnry. The "machine" adherents proclaim the merits
Those who affiliate with that crowd and the "anti-ma
ehim" to th* -ide. seeming to lose sig ht of
tt^oaeeseferutial in any candidate?ability and fitness for
Hen who -tapir* blic office in Virginia or any state
ve a right to their party associates and favorites, but
the nobii-- nh oul ?** only measure them for what they are,
not by tb^ir associations and affiliations. In this district
last fall, so-called machine men were as active for Mr. Mon?
tague as many of tb one* who trained with the "anti-ma?
ne" crowd. We recall among his warmest supporters a
-number of men who were always active for the "machine"
candidates, but we recall having heard very little of either
aide as a faction. Everybody seemed satisfied tbat Mcii
-rne was th right man for the place and elected him
solely on his merits. They were for him because he was a
loyal Democrat of unimpeachable character and possessed
of the elements that go to make a successful representative
of the people. And that should be the only gauce.
Henry Stuart, who will be the next governor of Vir
?ginia. would have woo over any other man in the state,
not becaorse ba waa a member of either of the old factions,
but because he ama the man for tbe place. The voters feel
-that hw will be an honest, activ \ independent governor
who will add lustre to tbe name of V irginia. Tney should
aalecta man for lieutenant governor and attorney general
on the same principle.
lt is the hope of every loyal Democrat that heroaftei
lt shall abe the only requisite for public office; that th<
.tic party will put forward and elect to high offict
culy those men who have the ability to till them with tht
greatest honor to Virginia. That purpose carried out wil
kill any ri nf*; on earth and will prevent the formation of ?
new one. One ring is just as bad and just as dangeroui
as another. The state and the Democratic party wan
rattlier, nor will the Democratic party stand sponsor fo
any methods that tend to build up a ring at the expens
of tbe people.
There ia more at stake in the coming campaign thai
ring or anti-ring, and anti-ring incompetents are just a
bad as ring incompetents. The anti-machine newspaper
who fight a candidate >ust beea ass he is a machine ma
are just as wrong as a voter who will support a candidat
aimply because he affiliates with the machine. Let u
Democrats get together in future and elect men on the
merits. Tha question of " machine" or "anti-machine" wi
DI HST VIRGiKlAa
The u ul ort u nate state of affairs that have prevailed
parts of our sister state, West Virginia, has become almo
a national issue. The problem of capital and labor hi
been emphasized and the tension between them has bet
aoesntnated by the events that have occurred in thi
troublesome region, lt is the world-old struggle of t
weak against the strong, with the outcome never foi
moment in doubt till the United States Senate, under t
Karo resolution, took cognizance of the issue involved.
There is do doubt but that there were wrongs p*
petrated by both sides, and that labor did reprehensil
Being without military support, it was the unc
from the begin mug. And the under dog in the cass
a poor ignorant mioer stands little show against milit-j
rois. The bayonet ls a strong persuader, but it never r.
tied sny question right, and the American people 1
desirous of haviag its problems solved right, because tl
is the only way that they can be settled to stay settled.
There has been oppression in West Virginia, there 1
bean crime committed under the guise of justice end
The innocent has suffered and the guilty has gone
punished. The hope is that the senate committee inqu
will get tka real .acts and expose the real culprits. J
succeed in doing that, its work sha! have been weK don
tae time bas arrived wheo we may stop to ask c
selves why the military force of a state ls never caller
1-rot-set the laborer. Surely he is not always to bia
11s has as mach right to the protection of the tnilit
it rm of tbe state aa has inanimate property. We 1
*pe that out of tbis West Virginia struggle will beevol
? erta-ia princ-piee that will go a long way to solve sin:
problems of the future. If they are not dealt with
;r aud impartial spirit and at least an honest atte
ide to solve ebem, some day a strike will sasufn<
1'isCBitada of insurrection or i*ebe*moa,aesompa*fl,*- b
1 ?**** _ki.at. * ?****p mame SaHavw ass i*eiasa waast
STILL AFTEI TIE LOBBY.
The co nun it tee invent ir tt inn tb?> chargv that undue
afiueace was being used by certain business interest* upon
numbers of tho Tn'' - at * senate, has been doing sot
roufirh work, lt has developed the fact that the sugar
ntereets were maintaining a powerful lobby to prevent the
? uient of a free sugar tariff law. It also develops that
ihe sugar refineries have been engaged in lobbying for free
mgar. Both sides spent a lot of money, but the lobby
-against free sugar HMM to hu ve been much more ia ti
Thousands of dollars have been spent in newspaper
advertising and oin ulnmin^ the country in order to
create a sentiment favorable to a tariff on sugar. Sc far
as known, no money has been offered or taken by a single
senator, yet it has been proven th tain senators have
allowed themselves to be placed under obligations to tia*
lobbyists who confess tbat they have the boodle. Any
dav develop startling revelations. In the meantime
the bomb thrown into the 'insidious" lobby by lVeeident
The last Farmers' Auction sale'
oras is many respects a great success
bat the farmers were conspicuous
by their absence. However, those!
who came had a good day of it. and
those who had anything to sell receiv?
ed the mar kc; price. We hear no
complaints from cither buyer or sel?
ler, both appearing to be satisfied.
Floyd King, in withdrawing trom
the race for the attorney genera',
seip, gives a? uis reasons tor his
action thet factional lines had been
draam and he did not wish to be in?
volved in the bitter campaign that
would follow. He accuses John G
Pollard of being an avowed anti
machine candidate because certain
newspapers have so declared. If
air. Pollard cannot be elected upon
his merits he should not be elected
at all. We do not believe that he
has authorized the publictions re?
ferred to. but that he is submitting
his claim to the Virgiria people
solely upon his merits.
The town is entering upon ta<
Hauser season, the season of fever
and ailments of a similiar nature
Reports from other sections of th
state indicate that the proportion o
typhoid cases is larger than last yeai
Owing to the mild winter, this ma;
be expected. If Williamsburg is t
maintain its fine record of last yeaj
when not a single case of typhoi
developed here, the people min
observe the rules of sanitation to th
letter. The health department I
keeping a dose tab upon the yarc
of the citizens who should lend
every assistance. Take no risl
about your premises, but see th;
they are clean. Keep the cow ac
horse stables as dean as your bat
yard. Do not allow decaying matt
of any kind to remain on your plac
Use lime freely asd keep out tl
house fly. Swat him, buy windc
screens asd eat no food over whi
flies have crawled. Let us aboli
typhoid tore vcr in Williamsburg.
William K. Doty, who has be
attending the William and Mi
finals, left Tuesday morning 1
Sherwood Forest to be the guest
Judge and Mrs. D G. Tyler.
EARTH ROADS HOW TO
REPAIR AND NAINT/
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3 feet apart with the smooth fa
nprigbt. They are then fastened
gether arith braces set in lioies bc
through thc log. A pair of ho
may be used to drag the road
otc hitched to a chain fastened
j the front half of the log. The i
drag should move forward so thi
j slants across thc road in such a
j that a small amount of earth
slide past thc smooth face of thc
toward the center of the road.
forming tht croom. The edge
Hw logs will smooth ont the
The best way to drag is to beg
the side ditch and go op one sit
marj j thc road, sad then down ths o
nay : Ia the next trip thc drag shoo
started a little nearer thc caste
the last trip over the road ths
may averil dose io the center
Small ridges of earth will bc th
ie the horse trsck snd smeare<
ever the teed. Tht i-matriegi
*0m bv the drag j* celled '
diing" and it tends to make the sur?
face of the road smooth and water?
tight after the sun comes out. The
road is alwavs dragged after it has
rained and not when it is dry. A
good, strong pair of horses with a
well-built drag can drag about 3 or4
miles of road in a day. and it is tbe
best way to maintain good roads. In
every county some farmer along
4 miles of road should oom a drag
and drag the road when it rains. He
would always find the road in good
condition when he goes to market.
Owing to the fact that many rural
schools were closed at the time
when the pris:-* maintenance essay
was announced by Director Logan
Waller Page of the Office of Public
Roads, it has been decided to ex?
tend the lrait for receiving the ef
says to October 15. 1913. Io addi?
tion to the gold medal given as first
prize, two silver medals orill he
given as second and third prizes. If
a child who has submitted one es?
say previous to the issue of this
notice should care to try again, he
is at liberty to do so, but he must
be a pupil of a rural school. There
is some misunderstanding in regard
to the subject of the essay. The
idea is to set the children to think?
ing how to better their earth roads
with the material they have at h*nd.
Chesapeake & Ohio Ry,
Sconic Kout eft o the- \\ eat.
Effective May 25. 1913.
Fast Veatibuled Trains. Parlor Cars ti
Richmond. Pullman Sleepers to Louis
?ill*.. Cincinnati. Chicago. St. Louie.
WESTBOUND DAILY TRAINS
Lv. Williamsburg 10:32 a. m.. and 6:3
p. m. Direct connections for al
points West, Northwest and South
Fast trams tor Ssw*sn Haws, nortel* q
Lv. Williamsburg 9.58 e. m., and 4::
Locals tor Mserfsrt Nows.
Lv. Williamsburg 8:62 a. m.. 6:37p. ix
Loco* lor RteBsaaaC
Lv. Williamsburg8:17 a. m. 6.-06 p. o
OR. GEO. POTTS
Votorioary Pkyelctaa h Sarge oo
Offers hia services to the Forman
and Stockraiaers of the Peninsula.
All kinds of Horse and Cattle Med?
icines compounded and for
sale at my office.
All professional colls, night or doy,
promptly attended to.
Address or Phone me at
Don't forgot, wi
that price is not coot
you poy whan you
have had to pay up
replace the old Inc
The low coat to
Perfect" Fence ia
of apociai Open He
DR. C H. DAVIS.
Peale sal a Book BariUlag
rBR BRAITHWAITE UNDBRTAK
IN-J ESTABLISHMENT boo the
e-xcl-aaare agency tn aod aroand
Ullaaasbar-s. of th* National Casket
o's gooda. This -rstablishmrat ls com
cteW e<;Hpped: ander-aold bj boob (re*
ardleaa -oi reports to the contrary)!
snp-pUea at a koo coot, and
at half the ena t ornery charge) o
Ictootrd Baabalinrt. and Trained Naree
>r shroadtng. Go Tern Yoaraelf accord*
i*ly MR9. W. B. BEA1TBWAITB,
nuiasnabarg, Va. Southern Bell Phones
tor* Ho.;84* Residence Bo. Al. Long
Prof. G. O. Pergutoe -will spend
the summer doing special work io
psychology at Columbia Univeraity.
10NMUENTS & GRAVESTONES
We pay thf
stock in tbe
Tbe Cornier Marble Works,
159 to i63 Bank St?
NORFOLK - Vs
*Ual<* Rl^ht OverWoodShingles
No Dirt, No Bothar?In a very short time any building can have ita fire?
trap covering turned into a modern ftre-prmmf, ttmrm-mrmaf. lightning.promf
roof *t a very moderate cost?a roof that will last aa long aa the building
and never need repair*.
>*4 e K?v* local repraaartObvea timmI inrywhmf*, ba il ooo* ia yoor iaaaaadiaa*
locality, write -a* dead for aamoXaa, prices aad full paftknlar*.
CORTRIGHT METAL ROOFING COMPANY s RaaSStaS'ra
H. C. HUDSON
Carriage and Wagon Builder
Repairing Wheels, Springs and Putting on Doors
a Specialty. Rubber Tiring and tSide-wiring
336 25 SC NEWPORT NEWS, VA.
A. E>. S. Store
Following my usual plan to get tho
i BEST of everything in my line of busi
| ness, I have succeeded injsecuring the
Lowe Bros. High
This includes Varnish Main, Carriage
Paint, fllellitone Interior Paint, and
Floor Paint for Interior and
The "BEST by TEST"
Come In and Talk it Over
JAS. H. STONE
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r IN COST Because HIGHEST IN QUALITY
xetx you buy fence.
Price ia only what
buy. Coat ia all you
to the time you must
e with new. H
you of "Pittsburgh
because h la mada
arth wire, electrically
welded at every joint, which gives lt
greatest strength and longest life, and
reduces maintenance cost to the Jowett
In "Pittsburgh Perfect" you get mora
quality and genuine fence service for
money than any other fence affords.
That'a the point to remember.
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