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VOL. Vil. _ MATHEWS C. R. VA- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
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There are aix reaeons why BUIL
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THE REASONS: 1.
?ember 31st, lj
M-M BROOKS AI
[t are ai
fij A ?M. A
OTTOWA, ONT.? Special ? Ths
Governor-General, In opening the Par?
liament, said in reference to reciproc?
ity: "The desirubility of more equita?
ble tariff arrangements between the
United Suite? and Canada has long
been felt on this side of the border.
Th?> commercial policy of the republic
has not hitherto favored Imports from
Canada. We have bou ?ht largely
from the United States, but they have
bought much lesa from us in return.
"It is gratifying to find that a more
liberal policy Is now favored by ths
neighboring country and that the Gov?
ernment at Washington expresses s.
desire to establish better trade rela?
tions with the Dominion.
"Following the negotiations which
took place some months ago between
th<> President of the United State?
and my Government, the results of
which were at the time communi?
cated to Parliament, a further con?
ference between representatives of
the two countries has been h<?ld at
?Ottawa. While no conclusions have
been reached and no formal propo?
sals made, the fr??e discussion of the
subject that has taken place encour?
ages my Government to hope that at
an early day, without any sacrifice of
Canada's interests, an arrangement
may be made which will admit many
of the products of the Dominion into
the United States on satisfactory
Polltica in Pompeii.
A study of thy walls and billboards
that took the place of newspapers in
Pompeii, over 1,800 years age, shows
that not only was the ward politics
of the city astonishingly like that of
modern elections, with ward meetings,
primaries and appeals for candidates,
but that the Pompeiians were actual?
ly in the midst of a hot political cam?
paign when in A. D. 79 the city wus
Aemtroyed by the eruption of Vesu?
The Pompeiians "whooped it up
for their candidates in the true mod?
ern style. Thus the Late Topers, a
club which had its headquarters op?
posite the Forum, announce?! its pref?
erences' on a billb?iard as follows:
"The Late Topers beg their friends
to vote for Marcus Lavinus Vatia for
Vatia. who was a favorite in sport?
ing circles. evid??ntly had some money
t?> spend in the legitimate expenses
of his campaign, for all his notices
and announcements are well ?rot up.
His rival, Popidiiis. either did not look
after his campaign, or else had no
money to employ a competent bill?
poster, for hi?*? ?utiros are misspell?-?!.
and in all respecta inferior to Vatla'a
There was a tavern in the first
ward where a primary was probably
held. At any rate, a large crowd had
assemble?!, and thw landlor?! v. r\
Obligingly provld? For this he
rewarded by an Inscription on
the wall. The notice, freely trans
"O, landlord, you ?lid well to get
us those chairs!"
Cnluckily, investi*-.'.tors have been
unable to find any r??-ord of how this
election tuiued out. Probably the
(frightful 23d and 2 ?1th of August
came before ? !? rtion day arrived.?
PARSON FOND OF
BUTTON, MASS. ? Special. ? En?
dearing letters written by Miss Anna
Whi|.pl?>, a dark-haired girl of twen?
ty -f??ur, to the Rev. Oscar F. Stetson.
pastor of the First Congregational
Church, and signed, some of them.
"Wife-*' are the cause of trouble that
bee rent the church. The pastor's
public plea, following charg?'s of In?
discretion with the girl organist,
.?ame as a climax in a series of un?
"Four years ago, when I took
?harge of this church, I asked my
??ongregatlon to be square with me,"
ne sait!. "1 promised that I would
be s?iuare with them. 1 was only liv?
ing up to my agreement.
"Yes. I suppose it is unusual." he
.-??ntinued, "for a man t?. corns out
publicly and ask forgiveness, but that
is th?? only ?thing that seemed right
to m?-. 1 want to be frank and hsn
.-st. 1 liav?- offered my resignation to
the ?'oniiregation. They ??an do as
tiny MS lit. I shall stay here until
the first of the year, when my term
expire* <>ther than that 1 have made
-A t? n.icin-y t?> condone th?- pastor's
(alleged Indiscretions shows itself is a
report <>f the church committee a*p
pointed to Investigate. This commit-I
tee recalls that he has been the first ?
at ??very bedside in sickness and the |
Brat to comfort anyone in time of
"May lia??* Beef ln?I?M?r?M?tw"
in speaking <f the affair with II
Whlppfte the report any*:
"We have taken into consideration:
the relationship which the pastor has
borne to his people, ami while a*e be?
thel there may have bei
lndis??retion, still sve bell? the
us? ! .. -iy wise '
d." ""**a ""
^f el? ses with i he following
(rettiren: If a man !><? overtaken
in a al-nilnd- ?
?d restore such a one In the spirit of :
The trouble Is alleged to have begun
in the Bummer of ItOa. A party of Sut
t<?n people ?took s trip abroad, in the
party was Anas Whipple, her guar?
dian, Henry F. Hice, and the l?ev. Mr.
Stetson. Mrs. Stetson die not accom?
pany her husband. The friendliness
hei\\ sea ths Kev. \i.
nist was marked during the t<
Wi - " ?? ? '?.?me, it is
claimed that this continued.
I-...U!-: .... . liles wen
South, leaving Miss Whipple alone i? t
home. It Is said that the Rev. Mr.
Stetson WS* a fr*??iuent visitor during
the winter and spring.
The affair reached its culmination a
short time ago when some letters writ?
ten by Miss Whipple to the Rev. Mr.
Stetson were brought to the attention
of the church board. It Is asid that
Mrs. Stetson discovered them and gave
them to a member of the board.
Girt Wrote F*D.d??arlB* luttera
The letters were written in a very
iiKlearing style. They ware signed In
affectionate terms, some of them as
though she were his wife. Miss Whip
pie admitted that she had written let?
ters to the pastor and that shs signed
some of them "Wife." She would not
??rive any further explanation.
As soon as the trouble broke out In
Sutton Miss Whipple left. She has not
returned. She left no word of her
destination, but Henry F. Rice said to
?hiv thnt she was with his ?later, Myra
Whipple. a teacher in the High School
henectady, N. T.
SPEEDING IN A?7T0
Williamson, a school teacher, and
Ervte Rudd, a chauffeur, were mar
I by the Rev. J. A. Lewis while
they were speeding in an automobile
,aloi.r Riverside Boulevard. Ths prin
's and their parents deny It was
meut. The preacher stood or.
the steps of the car and the gr???>m
*.*; u id cd the maotiine with his left hand
I? he uiiu me bride jomeu their
Two of the golf Instructors of the
Riverside Club were secured by the
ster as wiiut-*)*?ea.
Mar Hreoim? Maaarckr.
)f Cady 10atoii, of Vale, tonight at
Haven predicted a possible mon?
y or a breaking up of the United
"to small republics, unless the
ntry is puiged of c? nt i -ili/.atlun snd
i/thisg that is opposed to the prin?
ciples of il?e founders of th? republic.
"The people of the several sovereign
States are tired," h? said, "of a financial
system, imposed by the central govern
uieiii, which deprives tliom of the con?
trol of their own finance*, puts money
of the country into the hands of a sin?
gle individual to be moved and distri?
buted as be pleases, snd Ignores the
differences in values which necessarily
exist in a country of such vast extent
and of such geographical, climatic, and
"The whole system is based on a law
which, introduced as a tax, is not s
tax, as it yields no revenue, but is an
unconstitutional prohibition. Accepted
at the time it was passed as a war
measure, It has been allowed to subsist
and has never been brought before the
Supreme Court for the adjudication of
its character. Seme change should be
effected whereby laws may be declared
unconstitutional before they have
?crown into the life of the nation and
large interests have ?tjams 'r.volved
in their retention.
"Though the establishment of an
empire in this country may not be con?
ceivable, the disruption of the Union
Into Independent republics is conceiva?
ble, possible and to be feared. If there
be not great changes at Washington.
A new secession, not handicapped this
time by slavery, may be the only way
for the people to reKain their liberties
and to terminate the rula of graft."
and to terminate th? rule of graft."?
New York Tribune.
foreign labor out
SAMl ML. <;<)?11'1 HS DIlCLAKE?
AGENCIES ABROAD MUMKH
O?D?UP LA1JOH IN ?.
ST. LOI IS, MO.? Special.?Plana of
Bamnel ?Jumper? to demand the ex?
clusion of all Japanese from the
United States?and, in fact, all Asia?
tics?was expected to be une of the
principal topics of discussion at the
convention of the American F?d?ra?
tion of L-ibor today. President Ootn
pers advocated this in a speech at a
banquet to convention delegates. He
declared he would stand aside for no
man in his desire for the brother?
hood of man, but that the invasion
of Asiatics area a menace to Ameri?
can standards of life and must be
? ?mbatU'd If th?- white race hoped to
maintain supremacy on this continent.
speech was received with thun
ua che? : ? lopmenta t??da>
Indicated that little if anything would
be done to aiil the Chicago garment
workers in their Strike. The fight
dnet the Steel Trust by ths !..
n's Union waa to be coutin
Ths union maintains that the
t ko. pa agents la Kurope for th?
puipoas of supplying the trust with
I )?.? ap labor.
?Vira AM? SO.N AllllOlt
flAltlli: Mil tltl>H.\AI.
NKYV YORK.?Special.-A wife's affl
dsvlt reciting that her toiiner husband
?.in "beyond redemption." that her
it > --two-year-old son julaed in he:
request that t_he OOurt relieve soeletj
Of the menace of the father's ?
and thut a sixteen-} ear-old daughl??r
had said with almost her dying breath
that her heart had been broken by hei
lathei s actions, was read yesterday te
Judge Melons in Qeneral tasesslona.
? 1'. Woodward was up for sen
tsnee for passing a bad check for $58
on the Fifth Avenue Bank. He was
brought hint we? k from ?NsW Jersey ou
requi?otu>ii paper* i ?! guilty,
hoping for a light sentence, but an
investigation of his record caused
Judge Malone to sentence him under
th? Habitual Criminals act, giving blm
?v? > cars at hard labor and informing
him that one more conviction would
mtiin lite Imprisonment.
Woodward merely smiled as the story
of his life -was read and as sentence
?Mrs. Woodward, who lives
West Ninety-first Street. ca--.de a
that she was married An tmSl and got a
Slvorca in 1903. ?Khe had spent more
than ?"?l.ooi1. all she had, to rave her
husband from punishment for wrong?
doing. Their ?on, an honorable man,
had be? n made many times to feel th?
dlsarac? of his parent's life.
Woo.f?vard came of respectable par?
ents in Philadelphia and held a respon
?Ible position in the city government.
As clerk in the Water Supply l>epart
ment he stole money. He served a six
months' sentence in 190<>. Subsequently
he was sent to Sing Sing for another
Woodward, who is forty-nln? years
old, maintained hit? air of indifference
yesterday SVSB when the handcuffs
snapped on his wrists and he was le.i
CAUSE OF TRAGEDY
County Coroner and Railroad to
Inquire into Killing of Dun
nington and Walker.
RICHMOND, VA.? Spec!:
County Coroner William A. Dee*
will today Inquire into ths tfreum
.itteiiding the deatha of J??
(-active Joseph s. Dunnlngton .-i;..i
Inspector ?Samuel \\.
run dowi iii.ist instantly killed
Ine in the A<
ol tin- Richmond, Frederickshurg and
Potomac Railroad Thursday night.
The ?railroad will also hold an in?
quisition for the purpose of placing
the blame for the dual killing, it pos?
Dunnlngton ami Wal e both
in the employ of the railr
l It ll>i: CRAWLS INTO
TANK ('M)SK TO til I.I Mi
NEW YORK. ? Special. ? August
Obermuller, aged seventy, a theatri?
cal photographer, committed ?suicide
by drowning himself \\ ?.in? slay af?
ternoon in a tank in his studio at 28
Cooper Square. West
Obermuller lived at SSO East Sixth
Street and was in the photograph
business with his son. The studio is
on the third floor and consists of three
Water leaking through his ceiling
?bout 6 ??'clock Wednesday at trac toil
the attention of John Welder, who
has a printing shop on the floor un
aetath the studio. He sent a work?
man to investigate, and when the man
returned and said that Obermuller m
door was locked Welcler notified the
Patrolmen Metzler and Jonen, of the
Btreel Station, broke open the
nnnller studio door and la the
rear room found water running .
the si?i?-s of a tank used in develop?
ing pictures. This tank Is zinc lined,
wide 2 ? p and ?1
?id stands f> feet up from
the floor, t'-e upper edg? being
2 feet from the ceiling. Inside this
tank was OLcrmuller'a body.
top of the taik h<- evidently.?
a sink beside it, but how he r
vi Inside hss pui
poli inking '
I 1er might h trying t
j the tank, the police nj
for repairing tools, but f?>und noth?
ing of the kit rmuller was
ssed in his undercluthing and? his
?rments were f ?und banning
j on hooks. 7
The tank had to bo chopped ?A>wn
j before the body could be removed
j and taken to the morgue.
mot her hus?
band had acted queerly Wednesday
i and seemed to he brooding bet.?
| man whom he had had In his ?
for a number of years was t?
I him at the end of the week. She said
jone of th-ir eons committed suicide
about seven year* age.
L.UMBERTON. N. C? Special.
Archie K. lie-Kay. chief clerk lor th<
?Seaboard Air Line Railway here, com
mitted suicide shortly before 7 -clock
lsst night by shooting himself through
the heart with a 26-calibre Colt's re?
volver. Mr. McKay shot himself at
the home of Mr. J. W. Morris, anothei
railroad employe, death resulting ii
five minutes after he tired the shot.
When seen on the street yesterdaj
aftsrnoon he was in a happy moo?
and his death came as a distino
shock to the community.
Mr. McKay was a young man wel
liked by everybody, and came her?
a few months ago from Laurinburg
.vh??re his people live.
He left a tender and pathetic net?
to his father, tolling him not to hi
surprised at his deed, asking him t<
kiss his sisters for him, assigning a
the cause for ending his life his In
ability to stop smoking cigarettes an?
Went Kxplorlng In Taxicah.
NEW YORK.?SpecJal.?After get?
ting into this c! ?*? yesterday from
Stroudsburg. Pa., Thomas McGrath,
twenty-three years old, was seized
with a desire to see Jersey City and
Newark from the windows of a taxi
cab. He engaged Louis Smoles to
guide him safely to and thro..?;h those
The trip took nine and one-half
hours, and at the end Smoles asK
McGrath for $42.50. fare and salvi.
McGrath put one hand into a po? ?
and drew It out again. Smoles loo?.
at the hand and saw that it was per?
fectly ? lean, but he failed to grow en?
thusiastic about that fact. Ha de
mamleil payment. McGrath said he
had lost $60 somev.her??. Bmolea took
him to the East Twenty-second St?
Police Station. Lieutenant Snell .*
the young mat? had bet:, thei
.a ago on a similar complaint
rath wet? ?sent to the Night Court.
Richmond is to have a big aviation
meet next week, beginning Wednes
lejr, and lasting through until Satur?
Lieutenant J. P. Anderson, raprs
sentlng John !.. Molsant, the aviator
Who fl.-w arro?! the English channel,
carrying a passeng? r. and who aft? r
srards circled the statue of Lib? r
a flight from Belmont Park durini
:,t meet at that field, is in Rl
Bond, arranging for the tournament
of air men.
A contract for the ?me of the Ptat?
Fair Grounds was closed last night by
There will probably be ten a\*iators
present during the meet. Among the
mors prominent will be Charlee K.
Hamilton, who flew from New York to
Philadelphia and return.
As many as five aeroplanes will be
in the air at one time, and the people
of this city will have an onportnnlt*?
of wlttv?'-" '-;j**l sights the like of
Steamers lsave Baltimore daily (ex?
cept Sunday) at 6:30 P. M., and leave
Old Point Comfort at 6:00 A. M. and
Norfolk at 7:00 A. M., where connec?
tion is made with the Rail Lines for
all points South.
**Ys*rk aU-rer Line.?
ELEGANT PASSENGER STEAMER
Por WEST POINT and RICHMOND
Steamer leaves Baltimore Tuesday
1 huisday and Saturday at 6 P. M. and
utive West Point at 7:45 A. II.. and
Richmond at 9:20 A. M.
Steamers call at Gloucester I'oii?
(lenieut'8 (lay Rink and Allmond's.
A.M1:RS LEAVE BALTIMORE
FROM PiERS 18 AND 19 LIGHT
Through Ticket? to all points max
s reserved frmn the City Tick? t
cea, 110 E. Baltimore si ?cet, AR?
THUR W. ROBSON. Ajrent. 127 H Bal
Light and I,. s. Baltimore, Mtl?
F.. .1. CHISM,
Gen'l. Pass. Agt.
Asst. Gen'l. Pass. Agt.
A. M. MARCHANT
All Kii-..i of Dental Work Done.
Office Hours: t to 11; 1 to 6.
Wean tain Fnre Rye
? Y***?a 01*Tu
B?Mt ?uid rtofMst w?tker _ ?a*
world for BQ?Kik5lrial ?and family
?we. IXatl.n<*?d from wstt^tixsd
a*a muaaUla Hye.
Case of 4 Fall Quarts
:WMt>!!Si.i? Gallon Jog GILT EDGE
?siI^'isiB | WMsMejr bj?* aoJ eeflow $2.00
?iantncHy Corn L60
i from an old re
CCO. W. WRIGHT (Em SORT
? ?i.li l.tiiuur l?e?l. rm
^30<> Li g Ht St.. Ba'llroof %. M?**^
To FISHERMEN, OYSTERMEN and all WEARERS
of BOOTS. The most ECONOMICAL, HEALTH?
FUL, COMFORTABLE and altogether BES'I RED
LEATHER BOOT is our Brand - -
BEST CAPE COD BOOT
, Atk your merchant for them, and mee that they are m tamped in the ieatker met
the tole, that:
This brand only appears on the
Best ?Boot, theae are the kind wore
by the Down East Fish?men.
These boots are on sale by the
Sixes 6 to 12 Price $5.0O
which have probably never been
On Wednesday, when President Taft
is In the city, the aviators will at?
tempt trips over Richmond, where
everyone can see them. Both Moisant
and Hamilton have expressed them?
selves as being ?leslrous of making
tliKhts over the city. They will start
from the race track enclosure and
land there again after the great trip.
-ant is the man wh?> won the
$10.000 prize offered by Thuman P.
Cyan to the first man who would ily
around the ?-"?tatu? of Liberty from Bel
mont Park, N. Y.
WARE, MASS ? Special.?Murmuring
?my ?'?st boy," N'ei'l, fatlii-r of
Frank O'Neill, who was killed in a
trolley accident, fell unconscious be?
side the coffin today an<l ?lied before a
physician could be summonei).
.M.'dical Examiner W \V. Miner said
that d? superinduced by grief.
It was planned to have tbe WB'l
urieral thin mr?rnlnK. but instead there
a*III be s double funeral In All ?Saints'
WASHINGTON, D. C?Special.?
American cavalrymen compare moat
favorably in every way with tHa
picked soldiers of the armies ef Kit
rope, but the horses Uncle Sana pro?
vides are not equal te those of the
foreign troops, is the conclusion off
Major General Leonard 8. Wood, chief
of staff. United States Army, who *a*a
returned from a visit to th?- New Yerffc
llorse Show, where Americaa cavalry?
men ted with entrants f***"*-Tpi
Prr&ntse, Oernaany, frmgland and other
"The riding skill shown by enr ase*
was as great as that of any of the
? ral Wood. *"but
the ? re vaut 1 y supe
"I understand that very large arma
are raid for trained exhibition horse*
with additi??na: nchoolinp.'
The Ameritar mea have
gone on to !' i;o Horse Show,
where they will particip?t? in a sim?
ilar series of contest*
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Paints. Oils and Vakmshi
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