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Editor Watterson Warns the Democ?
racy of the Nation.
THE EX-PRESIDENT OUT FOR 1000.
HIS CANDIDACY A MENACE TO
THE FUTURE OF THE PARTY.
WILE SEEK THE PRESIDENCY
EVERY FOUR YEARS AS LONG
AS HE LIVES?HIS EGOTISM AND
LUST FOR OFFICE.
Washington, April 20.?A special to
tins Post from Louisville says:
Henry Watterson will print the follow?
ing editorial in the Courier Journal of to?
morrow under the head of "Forewarned
Is Forearmed:'' ' 1 w?
"?> he first gun of CTio Tftittle of 11)00 is
fired somewhat early, hut it was fired by
the Reform Club in New York last Sat?
urday night. The Reform Club is made
up exclusively of the personal followers of
Mr. Cleveland. It exists in point of fact
to exploit the fame and to advance the
interests of the ex-President. The names
of Fairchild and Hornblower and Peck
ham are a sulllcient guarantee that the
association bus no other source of inspi?
ration, nor any further point of destina?
tion. The dinner was given to place Mr.
Cleveland In the field as a candidate lor
President, and from this time forward all
the appliances of a small hut energetic
and intelligent machinery will be put
forth to make a campaign of education
and a canvass for Mr. Cleveland synony?
"It is a grievous feature of public
affairs that great issues are so often com?
plicated by lesser issues, and that the
virus of private aim not infrequently per?
colates the veins of the fairest policies.
By no possibility can Mr. Cleveland affect
the cause of irennine reform except for
ill. He has had his day?a sad one for
his party?and whatever contributions ho
made to the cause of good government
during that day are upon the record and
go to his credit. Rut his name in con?
nection with the Presidency can be only
a reproach, because aside from the con?
taminations and frictions it Involves, it
carries with it the odious id3a of a third
term, antagonizing n law. unwritten it is
true, but deeply imbedded in the popular
mind nnd heart.
"Mr. Cleveland can never again be
President of the United States. Under
no conceivable circumstances ought he to
be. That he should contemplate another
candidacy. affords strong evidence of a
lack iu him of integrity and virtue. That
a club of satellites should conspire to
place him again in nomination is not
merely proof of the treason of its mem?
bers to their country and to the party to
which they profess allegiance, but of a
degrading sacrifice of patriotism and man?
?'It was said not long ago, and very
truly, that Mr. Cleveland would bo a can?
didate for President every four years as
long as he lives. The circumstances of
his life, in the "absence of any elevated
principle of calculation or unselfish rule
of action, bear him out iu the belief that,
he is a law unto himself, contradicting
all precedents. He has impressed this
belief upon the group of persons who im?
mediately surround him. They ought to
be good Christians, far they seem to have
been created for no other purpose than to
serve their creator; and, if assiduity and
constancy bo merits, they are surely mer
itorious. Rut they are short-sighted.
Their notion that Mr, Cleveland is within
himself both a party and a plutforir. and
that he can command a following strong
enough to win an election against the: so
called Democrat's and the so-alled Renub
liacns, is an illusion. If it could be realiz?
ed the event would then and there Mexi
cutiizc the public administration; fot once
again in power, like Diaz, Mr. Cleveland
would find the means to continue in
Dower the residue of his natural life.
'Retter Mexican!nation of the. currency
than the overthrow of liberty' would be
the well-nigh universal cry of the nation,
so that the very best hope* that the free
si Werltes can have, is the candidacy of
Mr. Cleveland, fatally dividing the ele?
ments of sound economies, anil making a
sure highway for the forces of fiscal, and
"But there can be no reason to doubt
the fact that Mr. Cleveland is the one
man to be reckoned with by those who
seek to attain good government as distin?
guished from the operations of rampant
party!sm, swinging the pendulum from
one to the other dizzy height of political
excess. From first to last this callous,
self-seeking man hns been the direct
cause, the sole occasion, of ail our undo?
ing. To go buck no farther than the last
internal Democratic conflict, if six
months before the nominating period in
1806, Mr. Cleveland had firmly said: 'I
will not he a candidate under any circum?
stances, nor nllow my name to be used by
anybody,' the elements of order In the
party could have got together and united
on some leader equal to the task of meet?
ing and beating the extremists. But Mr.
Cleveland could not. be induced to make
the slightest sign. He was as silent as an
oracle, standing the while exactly where
the lightning might be expected to strike.
"'Except for this, paralyzing Carlisle.
Kentucky could have been held; but Ken?
tucky gone, the rest followed like a land?
slide. Mr. Cleveland was known to be
covertly a candidate, and, handicapped by
him, the friends of sound money and rev?
enue reform were overwhelmed by the
malcontents, raised up in the first place
by Mr. Cleveland's exasperating temper
and incompetency for leadership.
''It is discouraging to the friends of re?
form in tho South and West that thus
prematurely the movement for honest,
politics and sound money * should be
freighted down by a name'which is potent
only for evil. But it. is'still more dis?
couraging to reflect that the man behind
this name is as iudcfntigable as he Is mis?
chievous; that'he is very much richer
than he ever was, and much [more ambl
NOKE, VA., T?ES
tious thnn over ho was; that his removal I
to New Jersey was the Urse ?ulrolt step In
his new plan of campaign: that every day
of his life in that fine, effeminate Italian
ho ml, he will writo from two to fifty let?
ters, addressed to persons in every part
of the country; that, posing as a retired
statesman and philosopher, and playing
upon the credulity of the simple-minded
and easily flattered, he will leave no
string untouched for stimulating the ac?
tivity of the expectant; and that day and
night the Reform Club, having in charge
the circulation of Democratic literature,
will bo silently, surely, workiug to the
one end, which he and they have before
tbem?his nomination in 1900.
'If Mr. Cleveland were possessed of the
faculty for conceiving any public nffair
apart from his own interest?even if he
had any real sense of personal dignity?ho
would rid the great question at issue from
the embarrassment of u presence which ir
not a help, but a menace. Instead of
playing the part of a philosopher and
statesman, while exhausting every nrti- !
llco to regain tbo Presidency, ho would
perceive the grandeur of being- such in
point of fact, and of enjoying, like a
statesman and a philosopher, the repose
of his honors and his years. But he
would not be himself if he considered
anything else than his own desire and
will. The executive oflice represents both.
Ho likes the power, the emoluments, and
the employment. He has a talent for in?
dustry. He is dominant and experienced.
To him the Presidency has become^ whet
indeed bo made It while he had it, a per?
sonal nffair, held regardless of party obli?
gations. Destitute alike of imagination
and of sympathy, he subjectod everything
and everybody to his unbounded and un?
quenchable egotism. 'Phis egotism indeed
became so sincere that he "grow at last to
believing that be did actually know some?
thing of the questions of his time, and
had some policy other than his love of
power and display.
"It is just as well that Democrats, who
seek the rehabilitation of the party on
sound political lines of action and
thought, should know to begin on what
lies across their path, aud that they
should begin to enst about them how to
shake from their shoulders this Old.Mau
of the Mountains. He is with us only
for what it will bring him. All his life
an oflice seeker and an office-holder, he
differs from the riff raff of his ilass only
in his ?high pretensions and profound
hypocrisy. He hopes in the hurly-burly
of affairs to force himself first upon the
party and then upon the country as the
representative of clean politics and the
public order. He represents neither. He
represents only his own lust for oflice.
A great aud noble principle must not be
thus desecrated. A possible partj reha?
bilitation of the greatest moment must
not be obstructed by such a death's bend
at the feast. If Mr. Cleveland has not
the wisdom to see his duty and the grace
to get cut he should be put out, for the
elimination of his ambitions is indispen?
sable to any progress in the direction of
-reform, which, while he stood as Its offi?
cial chief, encountered nothing but oblo?
quy and defeat."
Boys' Blue and Black Cheviot
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A "TAR HEEL APPOINTED.
Washington, April 2G.?Thomas R.
Purnell, of North Carolina, was to day.
appointed United States district judge of
North Carolina, The nominations of
Bellamy Storer, of Ohio, minister to Bel?
gium, and Wiilliam H, Day, ol Ohio, to
be assistant secretary of state, were de?
livered to the Senate.
IIAVEMEYER IS DEAD.
New York. April 2(1.?Theodore A.
Havemeyer, the millionaire, vice-presi?
dent of the American Sugar Refining
Company, died this morning at \nn resi?
dence on .Madison avenue.
A OOOD RIDDANCE.
New York, April 20.?Richard Webber
shot, himseP fatally this morning. Before
death ensue'.1, he shot his four-year uld
A SICK POLITICIAN.
London, April 20.?Justin McCarthy, a
member of parliament for the north di?
vision of Longford, formerly a leader of
the Irish nationalist party, .is critically
ih. Ills family have been summoned has?
tily tD his bedside.
FINE GOODS SELL HIGH.
Fine goods sell high, common goods
sell low, the world over. We all know
this. It is. however, an acknowledged
fact among musicians and the intelligent
musical public that Robbie Piano Co.
carry the b?st pianos, though they have
some special bargains in cheap instru?
ments which are selling rapidly.
MUCH MONEY INVOLVED.
Washington, April 20.?The Chicago
lake front case was opened this afternoon
before Commissioner Herrmann, of the
general land oflice. The large sum of
$10,0011,000 is involved in the case, which
is the same one in which sensational
charges were made against Commissioner
Lamorcaux, who was Mr. Hermann's
predecessor in oflice. It was not conclud?
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\ ani> READY KOtl r0U. JUST
Tin; nnituiTRST and rest
SHAPES THAT FASHION DE?
From 23 cents if.
GILKESON & TAYLOR.
A POLICEMAN ROBBER.
Washington, April 20.?James E.
Pierce, a member of the police force of
I this city, was arrested horo this afternoon
on the charge of entering und robbing
two houses. He confessed the crime and
I will be promptly tried. ^
DAY, APRIL 27, 1?
It is Believed in London That Hos?
tilities Will Cease This Week.
THE POWERS TO INTERVENE?
THEY WILE PROBABLY SUGGEST
AN ARMISTICE ACCEPTABLE TO
BOTH PARTIES?THE BRITISH
FOREIGN OFFICE IN ACTIVE
COMMUNICATION WITH THE VA?
RIOUS EUROPEAN GOVERN?
MENTS ? WILL BE SETTLED
Lomlo;), April '-2(5. ?What seems likely
to be the last week of the war is entered
upon to-day. It is difficult from the tan?
gle ol conflicting telegrams to understand
the exadt position of affairs.
Following the Greek ''eteat in Larissa,
London'opinion to-day is almost unani?
mous that the end is iu sight, 'and this
view is probably shared by the powers, as
they aro already moving to intervene.
It is believed that intervention wilkjirst
take the form of a suggestion of :w$?us
tice, to which the combatants would no
doubt agree. Since yesterday afternoon
the British foreign office has been in close
communication with the other members
of thelEuropenn concert, Great Britain
suggesting that the time has now arrived
for them to act. The French, Gorman
and Italian governments have already
responded ofTeriug to agree, though the
Germad government adds as a condition
that it will be necessary first to exact a
pledge from Greece to obey the mandate
of Europe when this mandate is again
The British foreign office Relieves that
Grerce will give this pleilgo^b the disas?
ters which have overtaken her have de?
monstrated that Turkey still possesses a
formidable lighting machine, a fact which
must hjivV. a sobering elTect upon the pop?
ular dehiaml for war at Athens and which
will peKiit the Greek nation to climb
down Without disgrace, after a superb
vindication of t lie personal eonrage of tho
Greek troops and a gratifying demonstra?
tion of Hellenic patriotism.
If thf Greeks listen to reason and the
arguments which will be pressed by Eng?
land atiAthens and by Russia at Constan
tlnopleut is not improbable t hat a decis
ion will be reached by Tuesday, before
which it is not supposed here that Ed hem
Pashn or Osman Pasha will Jhave time to
do moke than to appear at Pharsalo.
The situation is curious and perplex?
ing. Each day there'have been actions
carried out with every circumstance of
war by one organized army against the
other, yet, so far as is known "here, there
has been no declaration of [war. The old
military adage that war often declares
itself evidently applies in this instance.
Tho Turks have invariably been the ag?
gressors, and when the Greeks at various
Doints have gallantly repelled the enemy
and followed up their successes, orders
have been invariably received compelling
them to stop just short of the complete
occupation of the conquered positions.
These orders in many cases have, in?
volved the abandonment of tho fruit s of
much lighting, with heavy loss, and the
spectacle is repeatedly witnessed of a vic?
torious force retiring to its old position.
This state of things creates tho utmost
astonishment, and gives rise to very free
adverse comment. The Creek troops can
only suppose that political instead of
military reasons govern the. situation,
Upright Piano at $150
At Hobbie Piano Co., on $7 per
month, no interest. It is a slightly
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size and warranted five years, at
$150. A big bargain. HOBBIE
A NEEDLESS ALARM.
Washington, April ~t>.?Alexandria was
thrown 'into a great state of excitment
Saturday night over a groundless rumor
that a large body of armed negroes were
marching on the town to avenge the death
? of the negro brute who was lynched on
Friday. The midnight alarm called out
citizens of all ?Masses, hut no trouble was
met with. The town is now quiet and no
further trouble is apprehended.
We're never so favorable to clothinc
buyers as right now. We are ready for
your spring buying with unprecedented
attractions all along the line.
i For style and lit.
For the quality ami wear,
i For the Lowest Price,
Look through our stock and you will
find no disappointments.
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THE TRIAL BEGAN.
Fairfax, Va., April 20.?The trial of
I ones Lewis, colored, charged with as?
saulting Mrs. Reh lei, near this plate, hist
wi ek, wua begun here to day.
MRS. SNOWDEN DEAD.
Alexandria, Va., April ?,'?'>.?Mrs. Lou
isa Snowden died here last night after Ja
lingering illness. She was thotmothei <>f
Herbert Snowden, president of the city
c itncil, mid of Harold Snowden, editor
i.t the Alexandria Gazette.
Our Buggies and
tt-S'i Phaetons are the best
ever shown in Roanoke.
We can save you money
on these goods.
BARMAN & KLlPPO,
10S Salem avenue.
Malaga Grapes and Call torn! a Pears.
?I. J, Catcgui.
New York Entertaining an Immense
Now Yoik, April 20.?Recently some
miscreant chipped a piece of stone off of
Grant's tomb. To-day there are over a
hundred thousand visitors here, and
street fakirs are selling the "origtual
chips" as souvenirs, though those placed
on the market uro enough to build several
All incoming trains centime to dis
gorge immense crowds. Excursions
from every point of tho'coinpass nre bo
ing unloaded every few minutes at the
various railroad depots. Many delega?
tions are already hero and every train
brings in regular United States troops,
guards of the various States, governors
of the the "various [States, Grand Army
men and civic societies.
It is saiil that at this hour?10 p. m.?
there are more strangers in New York
than ever before were assembled here.
At 0 o'eloek this evening the storm pre?
dicted by the signal service arrived in
good earnest. A very high wind, accom?
panied by a light rain, prevailed for a few
hours, and put a damper for the time be?
ing on the myriads of visitors in the city.
Later in the evening, however, the at?
mosphere cleared tip somewhat and the
visitors again began to move around.
Fair, warm and pleasant weather is pro?
mised for to morrow.
The special train bearing the President,
the diplomatic corps, Mrs. McKinley,
Mrs. Grant and her daughter, Mrs,
Sartor is, arrived in this city at 1 o'clock.
Mrs. McKinley stood the trip well. Col.
Fred Grant was at the depot to greet bis
mother Gen. Porter, the grand marshal
of the parade, was the President's official
escort from Washington.
President , McKinley immediately re?
paired to hii'rooms at the Windsor Hotel,
the outside of which wal completely cov?
ered with decorations appropriate to the
The "Stonewall Jackson" Hand, of
fifty pieces, hailing from Staunton, Va.,
serenaded the President from the Fifth
avenue front, of the hotel.
To morrow the dispatch boat Dolphin
will be placed at the disposal of the Pres?
ident and his cabinet.
The Famous Confederate Soldier
Nearing His End,
Richmond, Va., April '20.?Col. John
S Mosbv, the famous Confederate sol?
dier, is dying here. The physicians say
here to-night that the chances are against
his living through the night. He luul
accepted an invitation to be present at
the Grant celebration at New York to?
morrow. It will be^remenibered that he
was thrown from his carriage in Char
lottesville last Wednesday by it runaway
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
There were no games pluved Sunday;
rain at both places where games were
At Cincinnati?Cleveland 0, Cincinna?
AtNcwYork--A tie game; Washing*
ton II, New York :k
At Baltimore?Brooklyn I, Baltimore
It: ten innings.
At Louisville?A tie game: Pittsburg
3, Louisville II; twelve innings: called on
account of oarkness.
At Philadelphia?A tie game; Boston
8, Philadelphia 8; called on account of
At St. Louis?Chicago 9, St. Louis 2.
Boys' Pants, ages 4 to 15. only
15c, at Exile's.
DEATH OF AN ARTIST.
Colorado Springs, Colo., April 20.?Au?
gustus M. Fricdlander, a ,well-known
portrait painter of New York city, died
hero th:s afternoon of consumption. It
is siiid that a too close application to bis
profession brought on the disease.
ADJOURNED UNTIL THURSDAY.
Washington, April 20.?The House,
after a shot t'session this afternoon, ad?
journed until Thursday. The Democratic
mo libers of the Senate finance committee
will insists uponZafull committee consid?
eration of the Dlngley bill before it is
reported to the Senate.
Limeade and Pineapple
Ice Cream Soda 5 cents.
GREAT BATTLE IMMINENT.
Athens, April 26.?Ttere is practically
nothing new In the situation at the cen?
ter of operations. By orders of their gen?
erals, the Greeks are*burning many vil
biges. There is no doubt but that the
Turks will shortly advance upon Yolo,
now occupied by the Greeks. The Gre?
cian army at Saloniea now numbers over
40,000 men and a great and decisive bat?
tle is hourly expected.
A "GREEK 'VICTORY.
Arta, Greece, .^pril 20.?The left wing
of the Goaak armj at Eplrus, under the
command of Col. Golphlnopulus, is ad?
vancing victoriously on'Prevezi, which
they must capture before they can take
Janina. The Turks are panic stricken.
Thousands of sheep and an immense
quantity of wheat has fallen Into the
hands of the advancing Greeks.
ALL FANCY WOODS.
You can lind almost eiery wood ki own
to the art Ol piat o making 'in tho ware
rooms of Hobbio Piano Co.. such as wblto
and San Domingo mahogany, French
burl and Circassian walnut, quartered
antique oak. rosewood and many others.
? Big Lot Nice WeU Cored *
i Country Bacon, I
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Republicans Relying Upon the
Dingiey Bill For Future Success.
THE NEXT HOUSE MAY BE WON
BY THE DEMOCRATS, BUT RE?
PUBLICAN LEADERS ARE CONFI?
DENT THAT PROTECTION, WILL
WIN IN 1500?THE PARTY MAY
TURN TO INTERNATIONAL ^BI
METALLISM AND CURRENCY RE?
Washington, April 20.?The Republi?
cans are more ami morfl disposed to stake
their chances for future success upon the
tariff bill. They are satisfied if the bill
is instrumental in improving conditions
it shall alone gain the credit. Accordiug
to some of the leaders, the present legis?
lation is to be the final and supreme test
of protection ns a measure of domestic
benefit. They believe in the efficacy of tho
proposed legislation, and, even it they
lose the next Congressional elections,they
hold that Itef?re tho campaign of l'.iOD
the effect of their bill will have justified ?
the faith they place in it.
While there-is considerable feeling on
the Republican side of the House in favor
of the passage of the bankruptcy bill, the
Influence of the Soenker and tho leaders
who are in accord with his [views seems
to have been sufficiently powerful to
cause a material abatement in that re?
spect. The probability now is, therefore,
that any pressure of consequence in favor
of action on the bill must .come from the
Democratic side and cannot be made
It is anticipated by the Democrats that,
in the event of Republican defeat in the
next Congressional elections the Repub?
licans will not endeavor to make the tariff
issue paramount in the Presidential cam?
paign to follow, but may increase their
efforts to secure international bimetallism
and a [general [plan of currency reform
which can aid them in the fight. It is'
surmised that the apparent unw illiut/uess
of the Republicans to attempt any cur?
rency legislation for "some time to come
is due to their anxiety to have some other
question to bolster up their tariff conten?
tion iu case their bill fails. While there
can be no hurry over the matter, from
the nature of the circumstances, it is evi?
dent the movement for a monetary com?
mission will not be allowed to grow cold.
Tho course pursued by Mr. Bailey and
his followers in the House has,been criti?
cised by Senator Jones, Senator Morgan
and other Democrats of the Senate,- but
they are in thorough accord with tho
House Democratic leader in their willinir
uchs to accept the challengo of the Repub?
licans and make the next fight before too
people upon the tariff question alone.
The Democratic po'icy of both houses of
Congress will probably be to quietly await
developments and prepare for [a fight in
?S?.S upon the Republican tarilf doctrine.
Mr. Bailey has declared for those Dem?
ocrats he represents in the House that, no
matter what efforts are made by politi?
cians, the question of paramount import-'
ancc to the country is whether there is to
be a protective tariff or one for revenue
only, and t hat, no matter what'tho plat?
form declarations are, it is this issue that
will be next upon trial. The course ad?
vocated by Mr. Bailey should have the
effect of harmonizing the [Democratic
party in the next campaign, and it will be
fortunate both for tho party and the
country if nothing is permitted to divert
attention from tho turiffjquestlon.
from *10 up. Bicycle les?
sons free of charge. Bicy?
cle tires and sundries.
Wheels for tent. All kinds
of repairing done.
ROAN OWE CYCLE CO.
TIS 10 W10ATHKK.
Forecast for Virgin a: Fair, northerly
i On $8 per Month, No Interest. |
Second-Hand Uptight I
I On S7 per Month. No Interest, r*
* All War ran teil Five Years ^
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