TAZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY. SEPT. 26, 1912
CAMPAIGN IN NINTH
OPENED ON TUESDAY
Senator Harman Stirs Great Gathering Of
Scott County Citizens With Ai Eloquent
Appeal And Gives Them Seven Rea?
sons For Supporting Mr. Slemp
On behalf of the progressives in the
Ninth district. Senator J. N. Harman,
the Roosevelt i lector for the district,
opened the campaign at Gate City, in
Scott county, on Tuesday. In hia open?
ing he -;iiiI:
"In the ripeness of an experience
gathered from forty years of active par?
ticipation in politics in this congression?
al district, and in the mellowness of
spirit wrought by the work of these
years, I come to speak to you, not so
much of the transitory issues projected
into this campaign, but in larger part of
the great eternal principles of human
government that have existed in all
civilizations of the past and which
reach out into all the future as well.
"I come to you as a progressive of
the progressives, as the elector of the
Ninth district in this campaign, and ask
you to consider with me today the per?
manent issues upon which this cam?
paign is to be fought, and on the tri?
umph or defeat of which the weal or
woe of our children and children's child?
Continuing Senator Harman called at?
tention to how universal the progres?
siv? sentiment had been, and to the fact
that a platform almost identical with
that of the progressive party had been
contributed to the columns of this paper
something like a year ago.
He reviewed the history of the repub?
lican and democratic partie?, with a
brief sketch of the growth of human
government down to the birth of the
present progressive party. With re?
gard to the democratic party he demon?
strated with cold critical logic its utter
inability to manage the affairs of the
National Government, and showed what
a mess democrats had made of state
government wherever intrusted with
He awoke the unbounded enthusiasm
of his audience, however, when he gave
the following seven reasons why pro?
gressives should support Congressman
C. B. Slemp in his fight for re-election.
These reasons follow :
"How can a progressive be consistent
and vote for Mr. Slemp?"
"This question is continually being
propounded to the progressives by our
democratic friends. We might answer
them by saying that we can do this and
be as consistent as Ryan and Murphy
and Belmont car? be consistent and vote
for Wilson. We can do this and be a
great deal more consistent than William
Randolph Hearst, who so mercilessly
attacks Mr. Wilson's tariff views or free
trade policies. We are at least as con?
sistent as La Follette is who claims to
be the father of progressives and yet
because of his personal objections to
Roosevelt will support Mr. Taft or Mr.
"However, I care very little whether
I appear consistent or inconsistent to
my democratic friends. The demand for
consistency is the demagogue's whip to
scare cowards into line. Being neither
demagogue or coward I neither use this
whip on others nor am I frightened by
its use in the hands of others.
"From my standpoint, however, we
are not inconsistent in our support of
Mr. Slemp's candidacy. Our paramount
purpose in this campaign is to prevent
this district from falling into the hands
of the democrats, and to poll the full
progressive vote for Col. Roosevelt.
The early success of the progressive
movement in the Ninth district is as?
sured by holding the anti-democratic
forces together in this fight.
"One good reason for not doing or not
doing anything is sufficient; but I will
give you seven good reasons why the
progressives should support Mr. Slemp.
''First: He was nominated by pro?
gressive delegates, over his own protest
whom we sent to the Bristol convention.
We are therefore honorably bound to
abide by the act of our delegates. In
fact, in order that we might succeed in
our paramount purpose I strongly ad?
vocated in all our progressive caucusses
held in Tazewell previous to the mass
meeting which sent delegates to the
Bristol convention, that convention
ought to nominate a man who was a
supporter of Mr. Taft in this campaign.
"Second: Mr. Slemp is a progressive
Before Col. Roosevelt's hat was in the
ring Mr. Slemp had espoused the cause
of President Taft. Mr. Slemp's support
of Mr. Taft for President does not make
him a standpatter any more than Mr.
LaFollett's support of Mr. Taft or Mr.
Wilson makes him a standpatter. Why
Mr. Roosevelt said himself in his speech
at Bristol that 'Slemp is as straight as
a string, he supported me in all my pro?
gressive policies. '
"Third: Mr. Slemp's high, moral
character and his unimpeachable integ?
rity both in private and public life makes
it a pleasure to all good men and trae to
give him their hearty support.
"Fourth: Because by holding the
anti-democratic forces together on Mr.
Slemp we can save the district from
falling under democratic control. Thus
we shall lay a sure foundation for suc?
cess in the state campaign next year in
this district at least. The success of
the progressive party in Virginia is an
event devouedtly to be wished by a long
suffering, oppressed, tax-ridden, official
burdened. ring-ruled people, who
through a falae fear of n??gro rule have
allowed themselves for twenty-seven
long years to be ruled and ruined by an
office-holding trust built up upon their
"Fifth: Because the free liberty
loving, fair dealing, mountaineers of
this district can never consent to vote
for a member of the late constitutional
convention which disfranchised so many
of their WHITE fellow citizens. They
cannot forget the imposition of the in?
famous poll tax prerequisite imposed
upon them by that convention, which
opened the widest door for temptation
to fraud and corruption in elections.
They cannot forget that by it thousands
?:f poor white men are disfranchised for
lack of a dollar and a half, while scores
of others falling under the temptations
to raise and expend a campaign fund for
the purpose of paying this poll tax, re?
sults in their disfranchisement. and im?
prisonment under court proceedings,
presided over by Judges whom it is
charged contributed to such campaign
"May my right hand forget its cun?
ning and my tongue cleave to the roof
of my mouth ere I forget on all proper
occasions to register my disapproval of
the wreck and ruin wrought by the pro
mulgatera of that constitution
"Sixth: We are for Slemp because
the democrats didn't want us to nomi?
nate him, but greatly desired that we
nhould nominate any other man. We
deem it wiie under all circumstances tc
go contrary to the advise given us by
"Seventh: Last, but by no means
least, we are for Slemp because he
stands for the great principle of pro?
tection of American labor and home in?
dustry. Under the principles of repub
licaa protec'ion we have seen South?
west Virginia's mining and other in?
dustries rapidly developed. Thousand!
of men, women and children are being
well fed ana decently clothed as a re
suit of this wonderful development.
The mines, and the coke ovens are now
calling for hundreds of men to work a'
good wages. The people of this distric
are not ready to surrender this condi
tion of prosperity to the party of tarif
for revenue only to experiment am
render uncertain the source of what the;
shall eat and what they shall wear
They know that every time in the his
tory of this government the democrati
party has sought to enforce its tarif
views upon the people it has worke
ruin to the industries of the country an
hunger and desolation has followed i
"The progressive party is engaged i
building a new and greater Commor
wealth, by invoking the aid of, and a)
plying the principles which shall cor
serve human resources, by a fairer dis
tribution of the rewards of honest to
and a more equitable shareing of th
burdens incident to our complex socii
and industrial life. When these ai
added to our present industrial systei
in this district many of us will be read
to say : 'Now let us depart in peace f ?
for our eyes have seen the dawn of
better day' and we can truthfully si
that we have fought a good fight at
have left to our children a richer heri
age than our fathers left us."
Martha Washington College.
An air of progress and neatness reigi
supreme about Martha Washington C?
lege. The finishing touches are beii
made to the new $21,000 addition, at
and the older buildings have been giv<
a general overhauling. The campus
being put in order, and everything abo
the premises look inviting. Even t
giant oaks in the campus, showing a
signs of decay, have been treated wi
numerous surgical operations, and th?
beauty and strength preserved. In
of its long and useful history Mart
Washington College has never be
half so well equipped to do extensi
and efficient service as it is to du
There is nothing lacking- not a thi
known to the latest and most progn
sive schools. The laboratory, gymi
sium, library, infirmary and all adjum
of the kind are the latest and be
In the college there are ninety-eif
rooms, all arranged to be used
specific purposes. A great work 1
been accomplished at this school, <
the credit is due mainly to the efforts
Dr. Long, the President, and J.
Ward, the Financial Agent, and
crowning climax to all else that mi|
be said is that it is a denominado
school out of debt.?Abingdon A
This is indeed gratifying news fi
this popular school and especially at t
time when so many of Tazewell's fail
daughters are students there.
Laughter Is Wealth
and also a leading part of the "Sun
Philadelphia Press." Relentless
dolph, Hairbreadth Harry, Mrs. Ri
mage and Clumsy Claude are some
the characters; those who aren t fu
by their cleverness are irresistible
their bungles. Has your home enjc
a good comic section? It means a
If it doesn't put you in a good hur
the pleasure of the children is sure
The funny sheets of the "Sunday Pr<
are in colors and are made by men
are artista and recognized humor
Add a laugh to your home and see v
THE TAZEWELL FAIR.
Immense Crowd Present on Last Day When
Double Program Was Given.
The ninth annual meet of the Taze?
well Fair which closed on last Tbusday
was one of the most successful in the
history of the Association.
The rain on Wednesday made it nec?
essary to postpone most of the events
scheduled for that day until Thursday,
and as a result the patrons on the last
day were treated to a two days program
crowded into one.
The racing program was particularly
good ?the best, perhaps, ever seen on
the local grounds. The winners were:
2:25 stake pace, "Are Em Be," 2:30;
Btake trot, "Senator Martin"; 2:24
trot, "Bennie Boy." "Miss Catawba"
won the running race.in a dashing finish.
Much interest was taken in the dis?
play of live stock The blue ribbon
awards in the various classes in this de?
Best mare or gelding any age?T. E.
Two year old?Henry Copenhaver.
Pair roadsters?Henry Copenhaver.
Stallion-J. K. Kail.
Stallion?B. K. Buchanan.
Mare or gelding any age?C. J. Bel?
Three year old?J. T. Keesee.
Yearling?F. M. Moss.
Colt?H. A. Humphrey.
Mare with colt following?H. A.
J. W. Buchanan.
C. J. Belcher.
Best buck -C. H. Peery.
Best ewe?C. R. Brown.
Best herd-C. R. Brown.
Best boar?C. R. Brown.
Best sow ? P. G. Baugh.
Best sow and pigs?P. G. Baugh.
B. K. Buchanan won first prize, as
best gentleman rider and A. R. Thomp?
Best lady rider, Mrs. C. E. Harman
first and Mrs. G. W. Brewster pecond.
Best lady rider, astride. Miss Kate
Reynolds first No second premium
was offered in this class.
There were so many awards in the
agricultural, domestic, fancy work and
poultry departments that it would be
impossible to give them all. The dis?
plays in all departments, except cattle,
were very creditable, but should in a
rich agricultural county like Tazewell
be much better.
One of the most interesting displays
at the fair was that in the department
of entomology, consisting of carefully
selected specimens of not only insects
injurious to but beneficial to the farm?
er. Dr. Isaac Fierce, who had this de?
partment in charge, was present and
ready at all times to advise how to get
rid of the injurious insects and to culti?
vate those beneficial to plant life. This
department alone was worth every
farmer or fruit grower's time to visit
and study the specimens therein shown.
The management have already laid
plans for a bigger and better fair in
1913. Let everybody get ready.
Interesting Letter From Far Away Oregon
It has been some time since I last
wrote you, but the paper comes every
week and is looked for with much eag?
erness. Both of the papers from c ear
old Tazewell are read closely with great
interest by us all.
It is with regret and sorrow that we
note the deaths and illness of so many
of our friends and acquaintances. Many
of them who have passed away since we
left we thought bid fair to long outlive
us, but who can tell who will be called
next. Though far removed from my
old friends and associates of the past,
my interest and friendship for them has
never abated, and it grieves me deeply
to see so many of them passing away.
We have had a very unusual season
here this summer, the wettest in 25 or
30 years, especially the months of July
and August, both of which had thunder
storms, and whilst the rains have been
good for some things they have serious?
ly interfered with the hay crops and
threshing of wheat. In some sections
the hay and prune crops are damaged to
a considerable extent. The rainfall has
been lighter in this county and did less
injury than in almost any other part of
the state, and with the exception of the
peach crop, that was caught by the
early frosts, nearly all others are ex?
ceptionally fine, and the rancher (or
farmer) has but little to complain of.
It was with great anxiety and inter?
est that I awaited the action of the re
! publican convention in the glorious old
i Ninth, the banner district of the state,
? and it was a great satisfaction to me to
[ see harmony prevail and all hands join
; in doing the most sensible thing possi
ble to do by nominating C. B. Slemp,
who, I think, under the existing condi?
tions, the strongest and best eajuipped
man to make the race. He has made
' good in the past, and knows better how
to manage a campaign than a new man,
however good he might be, and if he
don't win I will be badly disappointed.
i Now let ev. ry true republican do his
! duty and work from now until the ele? -
i tion closes on the 5th ?lay of November
! for his election.
Interest in the election is gradually
warming u;> here though the campaign
has not full) opined up. From what I
can see from the papers and learn from
those I known that are posted on the
matter, Mr. Taft is gaining strength
right along. Though it is hard to tell
now h )w this state will go, many men
who were great admirers of the strenu?
ous T. R are n-)t rei?dy yet to desert
their party just to follow him, and do
not wish to aid Wilson by voting against
Taft. When I think of the difference in
the times now and the times ;n 1907-8,
when 1 came here four yeara ago, 1
wonder what there is that can make the
people want a change in administra?
tion. It looks like people will get dis?
satisfied even with prosperity, and if
they make a change, whilst I may not
live to see the end, yet mark my pre?
diction, that before the four years are
out they will wieh for the times of 1912,
and they had better thi.ik of the past
before making it.
I enclose you under separate cover a
pamphlet of all measures referred to
the people of this state to be voted on
this fall to come before the legislature?
about 100 in all. Educational copies ol
the ballots are issued before the elec?
tion for people to study and get posted
on before they go to vote.
I have written more than I intended,
and will close by begging to be remem?
bered to all my friends, who I wouk
love so much to see once more. Wish?
ing you and our ticket success in th?
battle to come, I remain.
W. G. YOUNG.
Roseburg, Ore., Sept. 16, 1912.
Hon. C. B. Slemp Accepts.
Septemb; r, 23, 1912.
Hon. W. B. Spratt, and Gentlemen ol
the Committee of Notification,
My Dear Sir:
I have unofficially been appraised ol
the action of the republicans of the Nintl
district who nominated me for congres:
for the fourth consecutive time. Th?
day after the convention I wired th?
newspapers of the state in response t<
the inquiries from them that I would ac
cept the nomination and make the bes
fight possible. This I am glad to dc
The action of the convention is the high
e3t complement ever paid me as an in
dividual, indeed if it is not unprecedent
ed in the history of Virginia politics an
I shall respond to its wishes with what
ever abilities I possess. I have been s
moved by this expression of good wi
on the part of the republicans of th
district that I immediately made up n
mind that if 1 were again elected t
congress under conditions bo gratifyin
that I would remove myself from pai
ticipation in any and all business entei
prises and devote myself wholly and er
tirely to making for the Ninth distrii
of Virginia the best Congressman it
possible for me to make. I do not b
lieve a man can be successful in eithi
private business or public business I
devoting part of his time to each.
elected I will simply cut out priva
business however interesting it migl
be to do otherwise. Heretofore I ha?
been trying to do both. Finding th
impossible I will adhere strictly if elec
ed to the great trust imposed on me I
the people of our district devoting m
self exclusively to their interests, i
a candidate I ask from our party f rien
in the district only this indulgence, n
to make any engagements for me un
after the first of October as I ne.
these few days rest. It has been e
actly sixteen years since 1 have had
vacation of any sort, even a trip of
days length during winter or summt
purely for recreation or pi? asu'e. Aft
this time I shall be ready to respond
whatever demands are made on me a
will expect to visit every county in t
Assuring you of my profound a
sincere appreciation for the honor
again being called on to lead our pai
to victory, I remain, with kindest i
gards to all,
Yours most respectfully,
C. B. SLEMP
Holston Conferenee October 2.
This will be the closing week of t
church year in the Holston conferei
of the Methodist Episcopal Chur
South. All of the churches will w
up their year's work this week and I
pastors will leave for Abingdon for c
ference, which meets there next W
nesday, October 2, none knowing whe
er they will be returned to their pr?s
charges or where they will be sent.
Active preparations are being m
for the conference, which will be h
by Bishop John C. Kilgo, of North C
olina, and it will, as usual, be larg
Little is known in advance of
changes that will likely be made I
year, but it is known there will not
as many shifts as last year, when th
were an unusually large number ot i
tors who had served their time limi
four years, to be changed.
Those from here who will attend
conference are Presiding Elder J
I Straley, Rev. E. E. Wiley and Rev
; R. King. Among the lay delegates
? be Rev. C. R. Crown, T. A. Rcpass,
and J. R. Laird.
i Colonel J. B. Boyer was a visit?
I Bristol first of the week.
P0UNDIN6 MILL NEWS.
! Items Gathered by Gur Correspondent About
People Down the Clinch.
Founding Mill, Va , 24.
| John Gillespie was a husinet?-? visitor
i to Bluefield Thursday.
Miss Rebekah Davis returned yester?
day from Cincinnati.
Miss Nell George, of Tazewell, spent
Sunday with Miss Uva Steele.
Dr. Vf. R. Williams, of Richlands,
was a business visit?>r here to-day.
Rev. D. E. Motley will preach Sumlay
at 11 o'clock in the Christian church.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pruett are spend?
ing the week with Mrs. J. T. Altizer.
Mrs. Dock Altizer spent Monday with
her brother, Hilly Ringstaff, of Rich
Rev. C. A. Paugle expects to preach
at the Methodist church next Sunday at
3:30 p. m.
Miss Ocie Lovell, of Richlands, took
in the fair Wednesday and visited home
George Bailey, W. B. Spratt and G.
R. Thomas tried a couple of cases here
Mrs. M. J. Stu'rgill and Mrs. Matt
Brewster were business visitors to Taze?
Miss Lettie Lovell, of Richlamls,
spent the weeks end with her sister.
Miss Jennie Lovell.
Miss Irene Embry, of Graham, pass?
ed through here Sunday to teach the
puMic school on Little River.
Mr. and Mrs. George Brewster and
children and Miss Cora are spending a
week in West Virginia with relatives.
George Hurt returned from Tazewell,
accmpanied by Mr. Jud May and Mr.
Jones, of West Virginia, as his guests.
Leonard Harris vacated the John
Robinett property to dav and George
i.rewster will move his family in at
Miss Garnet Phaar, of the eastern
part of the State, began the school at
the Gillespie-Uurt school house last
Mr. O. Ferrell, of Steelsburg was
married to Miss Neva Altizer on last
Wednesday at Tazewell by Rev. T. A.
Rex Steele expects to leave in the
morning for V. P. I., at Blacksburg.
His sister, Miss Uva, will accompanj
him to Bluefield.
Mrs. 1'. M. Alder and children, ol
Bondtown, spent Sunday with Mrs. W.
B. Steele, and on her return stopped a'
Cedar Bluff between trains.
Mrs. R. C. Christian, of Bluefield
spent Sunday night with her old friew
Mrs. Steele, and left next morning t<
visit relatives in Richlands and Ilona
The October Woman's Home Companion.
The October Woman's Home Com
paninn contains the first installment o
a new serial story by Justus Mil' a F.it
man, which has to do with the subject
"Votes For Women," and is suret
create considerable discussion. Thl
story is in entitled " Through The Op?
Door." and started out briskly with t.'i<
principal character, a young woman o
nineteen, discovering herself in a stag
of revolt against her teacher, who i
stand-pat and conservative to the lau
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, formerly chic
of Bureau of Chemistry in Washingtc-r
contributes to the same number of th
Companion a remarkably interesting an
useful article entitled "Intelligent En'
ing, " full of specific suggestions t
everybody. Another notable contri!.i
tion is entitled "What I Got Out ?
College," the author being a Wellfsl?
College graduate. "What Childre
Should Eat," by Dr. Roger H. Oennet
a New York specialist on children's di
eases, is also a valuable article on chil<
ren's diseases, is also a valuable articl
The regular Cooking, Home Decor
tion, Household and Fashion Depar
ments are filled with good reading ai
with ideas that will help women to sai
time and money in their housekeepii
and dress arragements.
Wage Dispute Settled.
An agreement was signed in Norfo
on last Saturday settling the wage ai
other questions which have been in d
pute for some weeks between the N'i
folk and Western, Chesapeake and Ol
and Virginian Railways and the trai
men of those roads, and there will
An official statement was given o
Saturday announcing the agreemet
but the terms of settlement were r
made public. The trainmen were figl
ing for a fifteen and sixteen per ce
wage increase. Both sides are bcliev
to have yielded to some extent. T
settlement came through the mediati
of Unite*! States Commissioner of I
bor Charles P, Neill Following is t
official statement given nut by the co
mittee authorized to prepare and ma
? up a statement to the press:
"The conference at Norfolk betw?
I the officials of the Norfolk and West
' railway, Chesapeake and Ohio railw
; Virginian railway and repr?sent?t!
of the conductors, trainmen and ya
men employed by these roads, cam?
a close todav. All questions at is
were agreed upon and an agreement a
signed by both parties."
| To this the oral statement added t
the monetary ba^is upon wbieh
tlemont area affected eould not ;
at that time, as certain details of this
work remain ti be worked out, This;
will be done this week at Norfolk, Koan- ;
oke and Richmon?! in conference be- J
the individual j
roads involved in th?: general settlement
and the ?rainmen ?n their emp
This year the men were as?.ing for
and secured an increase in wa
Wilson should be elected tbej will le
struggling against a cut in their wagts.
Congressman Slemp Expects an Heir
Congressman C. B. Slemp of this di :
tri -t expects to be detained in Ashe
viile, N. C, until the first of October,
and will not take an ac'ive hand in the
campaign for his re-olection until trfnt
time. Mrs. Slemp is with him at that
popular mountain resort, and it is an
nounc??d that the stork has promised to
bring them an hur, which makes it nec?
essary for Mr. SI? mp to remain out of
the district for the present.
Mr. Slemp write:, his frierais that he
is steadily Improving in health, a
he now feels in excellent condition to
begin his campaign.
There are two good reasons :
ing often-enough or even t?
One, to look prosperous; two, to
Nothing does on?' more eredi
one more credit than paint, au]
ed of course by what gat s with it; and
paint costs nothing.
True, th?. first coal ia $5 or (i
put-tin; but it saves more than that ?I
the property; saves it from slow goin?r
down ?not i.l.
jump when water gets in on wood art
Dry wood and iron cost nothing, k? pi
dry by paint.
Better paint when it needs II
never goes-down in the sense of bein??
more profitable next vear.
John E. Jack eon sells ;t
TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS
There will be preaching at
byterian church on next Sur.?!
ing at 11 o'clock.
.). P. Harman, who was called her
by the IHnnsa of his little boo, Harris
son, returned to bis home at 1.
W. Va.. Friday.
Harrisson, Barns & Co , of ihi.i plat
were the lucky contest?;
buggy given away !?;, the Star Millir
Company at the fair last week.
John O'Keeffe is back from Richmor
where be recently under at ?eut a
tion for appendicitis. His friends w
be glad to know that he has e
WANTED?ExceUior wood. Popla
Lynn and Cucumber. Write for prie
Blueetone Mattreaa ? Pillow Co.
?It Graham, Y
Harriaaon Harman, who wa
operated on at the sanatorium
appendicitis, has vered ai
was removed to the home of
mother, Mrs. Bane Harman, on Mo
Mrs. Jennie Lewis, who was rt cent
called to Coal Creek, Term., by the i
ness of her aunt. Mrs. Margaret Blac
burn, writes that her aunt is much ii
proved, and will accompany her back
Tazewitil. They are expected here ir
Rev. S. t?. Hall, for the past twel
years pastor of the Presbyte1! .
at this place, has received a call to t
Presbyt?re n church of Lexington, S
It is ur.iltrstooil '.lie session here will
low him to accept. The citizens of t
entire town as well as the members
the flock, will sincerely regret to h
Rev. Hall and his excellent family.
FOR SALE Farm in Harford coi
ty, Maryland, containing 111 acr
Land all -lightly rolling; 100 acr?--, an
cultivation. Water in nearly everv tit
Good dvrelli K and burn on farm,
only ?< miles from greatest race tract
America, and a bargain ?
ther information and terms made kne
on application to this office or BOX
Taz well. Va
iss G?orgie Bo? ne, daughter of
founder of the Republican, Mr. W
Boone, was married yesterday afi
noon at the home of her parent
Clarendon, Va., to Mr. I (1. Swinehi
of Washington, I). C. Miss Geoi
made many friends here while a r
dent of our little city, whose best w
es are that ?he may have m my pi.
ant anniversaries of the happy day.
Invitations are out for the marri
of Miss Rob?rnary White, daughte
Mr. and Mrs. Abram Barr Whitf
this place, to Mr. Walter Coke Scoti
Norfolk. The wedding will take p
in the Methodist church at North T
well on next Wednesday afternoon
o'clock. After their honeymtn n
will be at home in Norfolk, where
Scott is connected with a large wl
| sale establishment.
j The R* v. R. E Elmore, pastor ol
i First Christian church, of Roanoke,
j received a call from the pulpit com
: tee of the Walnut Hills Christian chi
? Cincinnati, Ohio, asking him if ho w
accept a unanimous call to become
tor of that church. Ke has not
' announced whether or not he ?nil
cept. Rev. Elmore was pa?:?"- 0
Christian church here for five years
vious to going to Roa'ioke, and ?
here married Miss Josie Smyth'
Candidacy Announced to Gntify Disappoint?
ed Office Seekers and Pctincal Sore
Heads Outside the District and Not
At the Solicitation of Fris ids.
The following letter fr.r:i I . 1.. Gil
iispie, of 'JrahaTi appeared in the ?toa?
?nil is rc
ru! ? .rculation
througboat the Ninth district:
?flihum. Va.. ?*>pt. 17.
Editor Roanake Times:
.nd as a
r the local Proarrcea-ive club,
? ry much - rcaii in
Th?? Roanoke Tim? incement
a can.' : the Ninth
? ! ! had
r tobe bo
? pec ale. But
- I by Mr.
D at i proces?
the candidacy o" Walter
Grabs " ?nth dis?
trict :. m there?
First. I wa Roosevelt de
legati invention from
law und took
thi delibex bat con
Dr. J. M.
: sly they
its. I, for < ni. take
it Convention to
the] w are so
r or even
I off over
rare mi jority of
the del .* thai conven
itioa if Cong
- any oblier man in
the Ninth '? they got"Wr_t?
| they l t 1 believe to
; i r?test j of Mr.
i es tha? solemn
and DO f every progres
Tith district to
S > :-..)< .: i ugainst General
hnil free traute. If the few men
ing to be republicans, bu*, who are
o te made stool
pig>o:s (af by the Democratic party
can't support the nominee of the Bristol
convention why are they not men
eoooarh to come out in the open and votey
the democratic ticket minus any frills
or subterfuges? That is exac'.ly what I
. -io if I ?ranted to bring h bo at the
defeat of the republican can iidate in
Again, the randidmcy of Mr Graham
at this late date and in the m ?nner his
announcement was brought about is .
gr ssly unfnir to the Rooseve! meo and 1
to the great progressive mor? nent, not
only io the Ninth district bvx la the na?
tion "as well. Mr. Graham kn wa. crhe
should knaiw, that he c:ir, only hope to
poll a very small per cent of th" progres?
sive voto in the district and the ;>oor
showing he is bound to make at t. e polls
will cause great joy to the enemies of
the progressive movement, ai.d do far
more to injure the cause than if no pro?
gressive candidate should apoear. As
proof of this, it is a very significant fea?
ture of Mr. Graham's candidacy that he
not only made no attempt to cilia meet?
ing of the Roosevelt club hera in his
home town and ask their sentiments
with reference to his candidacy, but he
practically ignored the whole bunch here
and to?>k a trip to New York' ante XvBt.
noke ana blossomed out a full fledged
candidate for congress upon his return.
My information i-? that every progres?
sive delegate attending the Bi i.-tol eon
uention will repodiat? Walter Graham
as a prognvsive candidate for congress
and gives his supp >rt to the nominee of
the Bristol convention.
Mr. liii'cr. the above communication
! correctly and honestly state!, is my
positioo in the resent campaign and
i object in appearing in the puKic prints
.ives in tb?3 Nin?
th .i* -r riet who really is a Roosevelt man
from principle and not from s? Ifish roo
tbe benefit of \ situation in this
district politically a> i ^??e it.
R. 1. GILLiiSPIE.
ored, xho had
iiawinar a barber
sh >p Ht North Ta ? eil, d;> .1 Friday
from an ?t'ack of .-?cute irdig ?ition.
He was buried Sunday in Mapiewood
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