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KSTBLISHED 1882. MARTINSBURG, Vf. Va., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1914. VOL.33 NO. 30.
Mr. Wilson Says He Gave Or
der Because He Thought
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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ADVISES THE USE
The Rev Carlton D. Harris Writes
Article In the Baltimore South
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
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
"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
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
Has Been Serving Constantly Since
Entering the Army in
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
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
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
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
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."
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
"What do joii mean?" asked the
"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
| "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 ''
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 "
Father?"That boy of ours is ho lazy
that he ain't, never going to get to
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
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