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' MKKK Tlli FKEfeo, 1HS PEOFLl't- hlGBTb MAINTAIN, UN'AWKD BT INFl.lH.NCK AND ONuKlUHD BT GAIN" KSTBLISHED 1882. MARTINSBURG, Vf. Va., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914. VOL.33 NO. 30. Mr. Wilson Says He Gave Or der Because He Thought Time Propitious PRESIDENT CHEERED IN MEXICAN CAPITAL Carranza and Cabinet Respond to Ca.l for Homage From the Celebra tion Orator?General Cables for a Postponement and His Reasons. President Wilson has asserted that I12 felt confident foreigners and oth ers in Mexico would not be endan gered by the withdrawal of the Amer ica ntroops from Vera Cruz. He said his study of the situation con vinced him the time was propitious, and he was actuated by no other rea son when he ordered their return. Coincident with the President's statement was the receipt of a cablr from Gen. Funstcn by the war de partment. urging that the troops b held in Vera Cruz a short tinv longer, in order that jrany Mexico' refugees?former Mexican Fedora* officers and followers of Tluerta? may arrange. to get out of the conn try. This dispatch had not been brough' to the attention of the President at a late hour last night, and it is not known if he will order the troops to remain until a certain date, Octobei 15, for instance, or enforce the pro gram for their retur nas soon as transportation can be arranged. Sec retary Garrison was out of the city and until he returns the matter will not be laid before the President. Orator Lauds Alison Advices to the state department from Mexico City were that the In dependence Day Wednesday passed off without disorder. The dispatch de tailed great rejoicing by /Mexicans when the news was read from the balcony of the palace that the Unit ed States was to withdraw its troops from Vera Cruz. A speech made there in the pres ence of Gen. Carranza, his cabinet and the diplomatic corps at the offi cial celebration concluded. "The last shadow, the darkest of all .having vanished from our na tional life, we render homage to a great, and sincere man?the great representative American. T call up on you that from this favored land, in the name of Hidalgo, of Morelos. of Guerrero, of Juarez, of Madero, of Bolivar and of Washington, let us give a hearty cheer for Woodrow Wilson^ President of the United States of America." The official report says enthusiast ic cheers, in which Carranza and his cabinet joined, followed. Sir Lionel Interview Ignored. Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, the British ambassador, again assured the state department officials that the utterances of Sir Lionel Carden criticizing the action of the Presi dent in ordering the withdrawal of the troops, was not inspired by the British government. As Sir Lionel Carden has been re called from Mexico by the British government, the United Sttaes will take no cognizance of his remarks. Don Senor Riano, the Spanish am bassador, who, since the breaking cff rff relations with Mexico, has had charge of the Mexican embassy here, ILL CONSIDER THE fOlIION SHORTLY \ Appeal Will Come Up Before Inter state Commerce Comm ssion First Monday In October. While the petition for the reopen ing of the railroad rate case was filed solely 011 its intrinsic merit, yet .t has been generally recognized that the securing of some means of re liet lor the railroads would be i 111 - perativte before a general resump tion of trading in securities could be had. Therefore, an* additional interest accrues to the action to be taken by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion in the matter, and the wide spread belief is that the roads will je granted in some way permission to increase their freight or passen ger tariffs to the degree that they ?vill at least earn their fixed charges and interest, something which in nany instances does not obtain at ?resent. Those financiers \vi?^ have been ooking ahead to the time when trad :ig in securities will be resumed, slid, incidentally, this will be regula ed by the trend of events abroad ave given much thought to the faU t' railroad securities. It has beer ssumed, and with considerable show f reason, that foreign holders oi \merican railroad securities wouh asten to dump them 011 the mar ei for several reasons. In the firs'. >lace, for the sake of realizing on heir investments because the. war nd its extraordinary expenses has ncreased the demand for ready ioney abroad. Secondly, and in many respects, his was readily the weightier rea ;on, it has come to be considered in Europe that railroads In America ire having difficulty . in earning heir fixed charges and that there .vas an active prospect that pass ing of dividends, default '11 interest \nd probably insolvency awaited many of the systems', .n fact, these thre? points have been repeatedly mentioned ^.s quite within the pale, of probability. Therefore, the prospect of relief by the I. C. C. will have a very steadying effect upon railroad se curities when the' market resumes and this in turn is expected to lend a moral steadiness to other securi ties. The moral asset is everything in life cannot beignored, and in fi ranee it is by 110 means a negligible quantity, Today Comes from Washington the news that if the Interstate Commerce Commission does not reply to the appeal of the railroads this month tlie petition will probably come up before the commission on the first Monday in October. turned the embassy over yesterday afternoon to Juan F. Urquidi, desig nated by Carranza to take charge of the building. Senor Urquidi will re tain charge until Mexico is recogniz ed by the United States, when an ambassador to each country will be named. SALESMEN?-^, .. .. ' ? to tali Owr W?*t Virginia Grown NURSERY STOCK ^ <** YaisstDf; outfit FRPJE). Caeh Com mis eions Paid Weekly. Write for terms The Gm\d NitCo. Mason thy, W. Va. ADVISES THE USE The Rev Carlton D. Harris Writes Article In the Baltimore South ern Methodist. Under the caption "Giving the Proper Publicity to Our Services," tiie Baltimore Southern Methodist, of which the ltev. Dr. Carlton 1). Har ris is editor, urges the various churches to advertise as extensively and as continuously as possible. It gives definite cases of results obtain ed by newspapers publicity and of failures due to a lack of proper ad vertising. The article says: "Much has been saia and written 01 late concerning advertising church services. A book of no small propor tions has been published by one of the New York preachers of the Meth odist Episcopal church, dealing wit' all sorts of church advertising by the use of newspapers, posters, cir culars, cards and other methods. It advocates, among other things, large newspaper adevrtisements with strik ing headlines which would shock many of us more conservatively in ' lined. "While there may be a danger of ':'o ug to extremes in this, as in al most everything else, there is less danger of that among us than in giv ing proper publicity to our services. An indispensable condition td our ac ( omplishing much good is our bring ing the people under the influence of the gospel. Many who do not now tome would come if they knew how helpful the services are. "We know men who are leaders in the church, but who for years neevr came near a church, that have told us that they would1 have been in the church long ago and would' haev saved many wasted years if they had ki'own what an attractive place it was and what a field it offers for useful ness and happiness. Some of those men were brought to the church for the first time throug special serv ices properly" advertised. Drawn By Ad., Became Minister. "A young minister who for the last two or three years has been a phe nomenally successful worker in our conference was attracted to Central church, in Baltimore, one Sunday aft ernoon by an advertisement of a spe cial serivco in one of the city papers. He had recently come from New Eng land an dsecured a position in a queens ware store. "Perhaps ho had never heard of the Southern Methodist church, but that afternoon determined the current of his life, and a carefully worded an nouncement of the meeting was re sponsible for his coining. Hundreds of persons have been conevrted through his ministry. Suppose that newspaper notice had not been in sorted. How much would have been lsot! Failed Grve ublicity. "The successful business man knows the advantage of printers' ink and makes a liberal use of it. Why should wo not use judiciously that which can contribute largely to the advancement of the Kingdom of God? Some time ago we happened at some special' services of a church that would have been of particular inter est to the people if they had been there, but the pastor had failed to ^'ive the services publicity and they largely failed to accomplish the end for which they had b^cn created. 1 "The pastor had announced them i from his pulpit two or three times and let the matter rest there. Had lie ^properly adevrtised them ho would r ua noil l Has Been Serving Constantly Since Entering the Army in 1876 LONDON, .?General Sir Horace Loekwood Smith-Dorrien, hero of the historic ret rent of the English from Belgium, has long been known as one of the host fighting ofllcers in the British army. From his entry into the service in 1X7(1 down to ami through the Boer war, he saw almost constant service in the field, extend ing from Zululard to the northwest frontier of India. Educated at Harrow, lie joined when IS years old the Sherwood For esters. At the disastrous battle of Isandula, in 1ST'.* ,he was one of the oNicers, who by his athletic powers as runner and swimmer, escaped the Zulu warriors, and lived to take part in the battle of Ulnndim, when C'ete wayo was finally disposed of. He mentioned in dispatches, and since then honors have fallen fast upon him. General Smith-Dorrien was in the Egyptian campaign of 1KSL\ in which year re raised and commanded a orps of mounted infantry, and in issr>, with his mounted Infantry did good work at Suakiiu Returning to Egypt in 1X9X, he took part in the Nile expedition, and was present at the battle of Khartoum, and in the subsequent operations in the Soun dan. In the Boer war General Smith Dorrien was mainly instrumental hi bringing about the capture of Cronje and his army. By his attack upon tlie Boers on the Modder river, the Gordons, the Canadians, and the Roy al Engineers secured a stroifg posi tion, from which they enfiladed the enemy's trenches, and by preventing them from drawing water, precipi tated Conje's surrender. He after wards commanded the lines of com munication from Koonstadt to Pretor ia. His woi k was three tLines men tioned in dispatches and his reward was the Queen's medal with four clasp:-? and promotion to major gen eral for distinguished service in the field. VETERANS MEET About 40 survivors of Uk; One Hun dred and Thirty-secon?? T'ennsylavnla Regiment hold a reunion Thursday on Antietam battle field, tlie fifty second anniversary of the battle of Antietam. The veterans met in the morning in the battle-scarred l)t.s?*card church, which was used as a hospital during the battle, for a business meeting. In the afternoon the party visited the seem i of the conflict. They inspect eo the monument erected on Bloody lane by the regiment and told stories of the great battle. haev had a full church and would I have reached the class of people that [ most needed them. ' Shall we as the children of light continue to be less Wise than the children of this world? We can give the proper publicity to our services in an noffensive way by using the papers, circulars, cards, personal in vitations, etc., and can bring the un churched to the house of God and un der the power of the Holy Spirit and into saving relations with Christ." Anecdotal Literature W. O A CAI,li-l)OWN. Sec rotary of Wai (iarrison is one of the quickest men on record in showing up t he absurd it y of a foolish question. Recently a group of newspaper men w? re qnesi loning Imn noil interroga tions were falliiug like boml) shell*. The Secretary ?>f War bore it patiently for awhile. Then one of the newspaper !U< It :isl; t'd; "What is going to be your policy in the Philippines?1' "What do joii mean?" asked the Secretary. "Vour policy/' repeated the newspa per man. 1 1 want to get simply gen eral information on it." The Secretary looked at him lixedly j for a moment, and smiled, and then asked: | "How lonu is a piece of string?" "1 haven't an idea," ganped the man, trying to fume out the question, i "Neither have 1" replied the Secre I tary, sMll Mulling gently?"and 1 think we'd better wait, until wo get Homo 1 bio.is befote we be^in to answer those j qms' ions '' Empty Haos. A mliew ('an.cgie yave a clergyman on t he occusion ot his two mill ion peace ' donation to tbe church, another ^ift, for a brother clergyman who had fallen into destitution. Jiut the clergyman who was to present It said he doubted if the clergyman would accept of it as he is very proud. ' Oh, he'll take it," said the ironmas ter, "poverty kills pride." Ilow can an empty bag stand upright? A SrntlTKD (JjIA8E. A friend mot Senator Martineof New Jersey on the street one day after New Year's day and at-ked him how he had enjoyed the holiday. ? Oh, line line" responded Martino Senator liradley invited me up to have a real old-fashioned Kentucky eggnog with h:tn and a party of I needs. " i4I looked up his address and sallied forth. They told me he had moved. I went to the next place, but he didn't live there. Some one suggested he lived at another location. I tried that also, wit bout success. Honestly, I've been chasing the eggnog for two days, and haven't caught up with it yet. A Woni) Ok Waunimo. Philosopher?"T his earth has bf en flying Hirou>4It f-p.tce for countless ' A vifit,-?i?"Yew, and ii. will probably no o!i nub finitely?unless it, </>? t,s to trying tlie-ii? Joop-lhe loop trcl<M " TOO JiA/Y. Father?"That boy of ours is ho lazy that he ain't, never going to get to heaven." Mother?"Why he doesn't seem to b? doing ai.y harm " Father?*' But he1)l never climb the golden stairs He'll junt sit around and wail lor an elevavor." MANY BIG CASES The next term of federal court, which convenes at. Clarksburg, Oc tober (}, promises to be a very lengthy and important one. There are sev eral big cases on the docket for trial, and tt is belieevd they will bo dls* posed of before the term ends. In addition to many bootlegging cases, one comes up from Randolph county, which is a test of the Yost lav/. A certain ciMezn of that coun ty is charged with shipping a consid erable quantity of liquor from Cum berland. without its being properly labeled. There are also threo coun terfeiting cases and one black hand case.