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* THE EVENING STAR | ? ^ ~ ? WITH 8UHDAT Mum HHTIOH. . /^W ly > i ^M / k * 1^ t ? w rrssr il|hj> irrl^tTtttft Swi^Vr WeathertS^Srr.r.'r: Vrl Iv /^Uvl Ul IM S"iS%i,..<S'r,^l,S' oKST ? 'Z,a& V / ^ V ,/ W (/ much change in temperature. mall or telephone Main 2f<K>. Collection la made figr carrier at the end of each month. By mail, postage prepaid: ????? - ? . . isils:.ts?e.hi.essl no. 17,890. Washington, d. c., Saturday, September is, 1909-twenty-six pages. two cents. GUEST OFJWIH CITIES 1 Taft's Big Day at St. Paul and I Minneapolis. RIVALRY TO DO HIM HONOR I Streets of Both Towns Gay With < Flags and Bunting. REVIEWS FT. SNELLING TROOPS 3 Big Luncheon This Afternoon to Be ] Followed Tonight by Banquet. Reception Is Omitted. Time Table for Mnndav. Arrive Butte, Mon 6:4? a.m. Leave Butte 12:30 p.m. Arrive Helena 3:45 p.m. Leave Helena 7:30 p.m. ? | MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., September 18.? Flags and other patriotic decorations fly- < ing in the breeze wafted a silent welcome to President Taft while the big , crowd which surrounded the exits to the 1 Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul station gave the nation's chief executive a < noisy greeting as he stepped from his 1 private car here at 7:55 a.m. today. 1 Chief of Police Corriston, with an ample ' squad of policemen, kept the way clear j to the waiting automobiles. B. F. Nel- i son, for the Minneapolis committee, and Frank B. Kellogg, for the St. Paul committee, greeted President Taft. They 1 rode with him in the first of the three , big automobiles, which carried the party i from the station along Washington avenue. south to the Minneapolis Club, on , 2d avenue and 8th street. There the J President was given a breakfast as the guest of fifty of the prominent men of Minneapolis. The other members of the President's ( party occupied the second car, and in the i third were W. W. Mischler, Dr. J. J. 1 Richards, Senator Moses E. Clapp and W. i .W. Heflfelfinger. j Tn Kwmaw _ .?? _ m . i t Ait uvuui ui tiro cny s gucbiB dii or inc fjubllc buildings were decorated with ! Hags, and especially elaborate decora- ' tions were hung upon the chamber of 1 commerce building and some of the large retail stores. Even at the early hour of the Presi- 1 dent's arrival the streets along wh?ch It j Was known the automobiles would pass 1 were lined with a throng anxious to see 1 bim. 1 Handshaking Cut Out. t After the breakfast a reception had 1 teen planned at the city hall from 0:30 j to 10:30, but en account of the expressed desire of President Taft to avoid as far t as possible all handshaking receptions J this part of the program was omitted, ) and the automobile trip about the city < parks and boulevards to Minnehaha falls, the state soldiers' home and then to Port < bnelling was extended to till in the time. < At Fort Snelkng the President will re- j view the troops and be tendered a recep- \ tio i -by the officers. When the salute from t the guns of the fort are sounded at noon i the presidential party will board auto- i mobiles for the five-mile run to St. Paul i via the Mississippi river boulevard and 1 Summit avenue to the St. Paul Auditorium, where at 1 o'clock luncheon will be served. Program in St. Paul. 1 ST PAUL, Minn., September IS.?This city is brilliantly decorated with flags today in honor of President Taft's visit, and the streets are thronged with visitors. The committee having in charge the decorations procured an Immense supply of flags of various sizes, which were sold | to citizens at cost. Along the route of ' the automobiles carrying the party from ' Fort Snelling. lawns were decorated with small flags spelling "Taft," and from all houses along the route and elsewhere < was flying the national emblem. t The immense stage in the St. Paul Au- 1 ditorium. where the luncheon was served, was a bower of flags, green and autumn foliage, from which thousands of electric lights glimmered. An Improvised ban- , tjuet room, 7o by 116 feet in size, was arranged in the center of the stage, sur- 1 rounded by a colonnade of twenty-eight ' white*columns, thirty feet high and three i feet in diameter. The spaces between the columns were screened by evergreen and smilax. The ceiling was trelltsed with foliage, and suspended therefrom were hanging baskets of flowers lighted by shaded lights. Three thousand flowering hydrangeas were distributed about ' the stage. ' 1 Thousands at Luncheon. A part of the stage not used for the luncheon guests was arranged so that 2,000 spectators might be seated there , besides the throng which occupied the teats in the boxes surrounding the stage. In the galleries and the main audience . room of the Auditorium. Gov. Johnson, who had planned to be present to extend an official welcome to : the President, is in St. Mary's Hospital at < Rochester. Minn. After the luncheon Mr. Taft will be escorted by troops from Fort Snelling to the state capitol for an inspection of that im< posing building. The capitol grounds are so arranged that a large crowd will be able to get a fine chance to see Mr. Taft. and it is expected that the grounds will be crowded. From the capitol the party will start on the return trip to Minneapolis, via the boulevard and park system, visiting Como Park, the state fair grounds and the State "University. The plan is to take Mr. Taft back to Minneapolis at 5:30 o'clock p.m.. to give htm time to rest before the banquet at the Minneapolis Auditorium at 8 o'clock, when he will make his principal address in the Twin cities. Explosion Kills Two. BESSEMER. Mich., September 18?Two men. Nat Nakala and Isaac Santi, were Instantly killed in Eureka mine, 800 feet below tue surface, yesterday, by the explosion of a quantity of dynamite, which came in contact with a miner's candle. Jack Penala was fatally injured. Two others were taken out badly Injured, and two are still in the mine cut off by gas. Tire Loss, $60,000. MARLIN, Tex.. September 18.?Fire yes-| terday afternoon destroyed the Marlln | electric light and power plant at a loss of! fflU.OOO. The Third! Wi t SICK MMETING Sov. Johnson Wires Welcome to President Taft. LITTLE CHANGE IN PATIENT Sets Some Broken Sleep During the Early Morning. Ens TEMPERATURE HIGHER Physicians Hold Out Slight Hopes of Recoverv?Flood of Tele grams Received. ROCHESTER, Minn., September 18.? Gov. John A. Johnson so far forgot his own condition this morning to dictate the following telegram of welcome to President Taft, to be delivered by Eli S. Warner: "Hearty and sincere welcome to the state of Minnesota. Greatly regret my illness prevents my presence at your reception. JOHN A. JOHNSON." President Taft replied as follows to Gov. Johnson's telegram, the answer having been transmitted by telephone: "My Dear Gov. Johnson: I am greatly distressed to hear of your serious illness. [ miss your smiling and courteous personal greeting, which I have had every time I have come to the state heretofore, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your message of welcome, sent when you are on a bed of pain. "I fervently hope and pray that your wonderful strength and fortitude will make your recovery speedy. "My compliments and respects to Mrs. Johnson, whose visit in Washington I remember with much pleasure. "WILLIAM H. TAFT." Gov. Johnson was much gratified when he read the message of good cheer from the nation's chief. Snatches of Sleep. Dr. McNevin's bulletin at 5 o'clock this morning announced that Gov. Johnson's pulse was lit: and more regular; temperature, 101; respiration about normal. He had a restful sleep of ibout thirty-five minutes and snatches of sleep, which rested him considerably. Mrs. Johnson, who was at her lusband's side all night, retired for a rest this morning. Dr. William J. Mayo said: "Gov. Johnson is resting more quietly and is not in as great pain. He has i slight chance of recovery. But if he las another attack, such as he had last light, he will not be able to withstand it." At 7:30 o'clock the night nurse said hut firtv TnhnUAn'a PAn/Hllnn **? ? f ervrwc ? ? > w u w*>u* ktuii vrao ouiwv vhat improved. The following bulletin was issued by Or. McNevin early this morning:. "The governor's pulse is ITO and hts emperature 90.2. Respiration normal. Fie is resting easily and is suffering little ?ain. He is, however, in a very badly exhausted condition, but is holding his >wn. "In two and one-half hours from now [8:30 a.m.) the first crisis period of seventy-two hours will have been reached and passed. If the governor continues lo hold his own and passes the period successfully and continues through the rest of the day and night until tomorrow morning in as good condition as at present his chances for recovery will be !>etter." Later Bulletins. Dr. William J. Mayo issued the followng bulletin at 9:30 o'clock: "Gov. Johnson is resting easier. I hlnk he is gaining some little strength. He has Just taken a teaspoonful of carbonated water, which he successfully retained on his stomach. Pulse, 104; temlerature, 99.2; respiration about normal. [ look for no immediate change." At 10 o'clock Frederick W. Johnson, the jovernor's brother, arrived. He immediately hurried to the hospital, where he vas admitted to the sick room. Dr. Mayo in his 10:30 a.m. bulletin said: "Pulse, 103; temperature, 99.5, an increase; respiration normal. Every hour is comfortable as the last counts much n Gov. Johnson's favor." Telegrams of Sympathy. Evidence of the attention paid by the entire country to Gov. Johnson's illness appears in the flood of telegrams which come here, the one telegraph wire out of the city being burdened with messages. Shortly after noon Dr. McNevin, who had snatched a few hours of sleep, returned to his watch beside the governor's >ed. The doctors are all anxious about what the night may bring. If the governor should have another sinking spell or another attack of vomiting the physi mans oeueve ne cunuoi survive. GOTTHILF BLOCH DEAD. Veteran Business Man Passes Away at Home in Toledo. TOLEDO, Ohio, September IK.?Gotthllf Bloch, seventy-one years old, former member of the Arm of Stein & Bloch, and for more than a quarter of a century one of the leading business men of the country, died early thia morning at the family residence here. He had been 111 for a year, suffering with a malignant growth on the tongue. In 1872 he was appointed by Gov. Baker as a delegate to the international peace congress held in London. In 1875 he was elected to the Indiana legislature. His most memorable achievement, however, waa his work in connection with the establishment of the normal school at Valparaiso. Seven children and a widow survive. Convicted Soldier Sentenced. MARQUETTE, Mich., September 18.? John E. Gibson, who killed a fellow soldier at Fort Brady, has been sentenced to a life term in the federgl prison at Leavenworth. Gibson's case drew added interest from the conflict between federal and state laws on the question of capital punishment, which Is forbidden under the Michigan law. However, the jury in finding a verdict of guilty recommended life imprisonment and the issue was thus avoided. Drunkenness In Dry Nashville. NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 18.? The police records of Nashville show an average of six and two-sevenths arrests a day for drunkenness since the prohibition law went into effect July 18 of this year. T J-~ 11 i msuuimeui ill Appear 1 " L N FO R:E PU ^^?^392 WotMVEW WriATF? . / \\ ,508 \ / N X4^ * ' " J ' - " " " "' 'l BROKER HUME IS REINSTATED SEAT RESTORED ON WASHINGTON STOCK EXCHANGE. Fulfills Obligations Complained of in a Transaction Involving Gas Light Shares. -* W - - '* - -?m Thomas L. Hume was reinstated to the Washington Stock Exchange today, and he will be in his seat when tjie exchange holds its next regular session Monday at noon. The board of governors of the exchange held a special meeting this afternoon at the call of President Flather, and as soon as a satisfactory showing was| made that all of the Indebtedness held! against Mr. Hume had been satisfied in full, a vote was called on the question of reinstatement and it passed promptly. This closes the Incident, which had its inception in the filing of charges against Mr. Hume by W. B. Hibbs of the firm of W. B. Hibbs & Co. and a member of the local exchange, to the effect that Mr. Hume had purchased 330 shares of stock of the Washington Gas L.lght Company and had failed to accept delivery when the shares were tendered. Taking cognizance of the charges the board of governors of the exchange sus- , pended Mr. Hume and the 350 shares of gas stock were sold "under the rule," aftd the difference betwen the prices realized on the forced sale and the prices at which Mr. Hume bought the stock were charged ! against the latter. By meeting the requirei ment that he pay to Mr. Hibbs the amount of this loss, which approximated $1,400, Mr. Hume fulfilled the conditions ! necessary to his reinstatement. ine action 01 me uu?ru ?i bv?viuvio speaks for Itself," said Mr. Hume to a Star reporter thic afternoon. "Further than that I do not care to say anything. I might go into the circumstances surrounding some of the criticisms that have been made against me, but I feel it would be unbecoming of me to do so." MATTER NOT DECIDED. More Thorough Inquiry to Be Made Into Alaska Coal Question. SEATTLE, Wash., September 18.?It. was announced today that the ruling of President Taft in the Ballinger-Glavis controversy does not change the title to the vast coal areas near Katalla, in Alaska, claimed by several syndicates, including the Cunningham combination. Estimates of the value of the coal lands vary from $75,000,000 to $1.000,000uOO, with the country only partly explored. The record in the Cunningham cases shows that the claimants have supplied the Interior Department with documents in an effort to prove the regularity of their proceedings. It is said, however, that there will be no immediate decision on the question, but that under orders from the President a more thorough investigation will be made of the coal land cases. MANUAL LABOR ADVISED. Address of Gov. Deneen to Illinois Negroes. CHICAGO, III., September 18.?Manual occupations were urged as best for negroes by Gov. Charles S. Deneen in an address to a large audience ot negroes last night at an exposition of the Negro Business League in Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Gov. Deneen pointed out that the desire to shine in a profession instead of working at a business career -was the bane of a member of a race that must climb against as many obstacles as must the negro. The governor advised young negroes looking for an opening to turn their attention to the farming enterprises of Canada and the northwest. He recommended the establishment in a building, to be owned by the negroes, of a permanent exposition of negro products. i>' : of Dr. Coo Exclusively THE GENUINE ENIGMA. STREET CARSJIED UP Sudden Strike Stops Traffic AM Aim AU A I IM AA UN UIIIClMct LlllCd. MEN CALL IT A LOCKOUT Vote to Go Out Taken at an Early - ?Morning Meeting. FIGHT FOE UNION PRINCIPLES Better Pay and Regulation of Hours Also Included in Strikers' List of Grievances. OMAHA, Neb., September 18?All the lines of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway. Company were practically tied up by a strike this morning as a result of what is said to nave been the unanimous vote of the street car men's union at two meetings, one held yesterday afternoon and the other at an early hour this morning. The vote in favor of a strike followed a long conference between Gurdon W. Wattles, president of the company, and representatives of the Business Men's Association and a committee representing the street railway men headed by C. O. Pratt, one of the International vice presidents of the organization. At the close of the meeting this morning both Mr. Pratt and Ben Commons, a member of the international executive board, stated that the board had authorized a strike, the time to be named by the executive committee. It was intimated then that the call might not be issued for some days, but either the statements were misleading or the officials changed their mind before time to start the cars this morning, for not a union man went to work today. Pew Cars Running. No statement was made as to the number of men who would go out. but this morning not more than one in fifteen or twenty of the regular cars is in service. There is no disorder. At the conference with President Wattles yesterday afternoon a former demand of the street railway men was withdrawn From this new arrangement was omitted rrom tnis new arangement was omineu the former ^proposed recognition of the union, but the wage scale asked for was retained. The proposed agreement provides for the arbitration of differences, the findings to be binding on both sides during the existence of the agreement; permits any employe suspended or discharged to be given an investigation; allows motormen and conductors to select their own runs, according to service, and fixes the wages of motormen and conductors at 2d cents an hour for the first year, 27 cents for the second year and 28 cents for the third and succeeding years, time and a half to be allowed for ail overtime; not less than nine nor more than ten hours to be Included within twelve consecutive hours for a day's work. Call It a Lockout. Early in the day the strikers placed about twenty-five of their number at the principal downtown street corners to distribute printed statements of their grievances. This statement, an ofricial one, given out by the union, stated that it was virtually a lookout, because the street car company officials had declared they did not want union men in their emPloy. The statement declares members of the union have been discriminated against and that large numbers of them have been discharged in recent months. The statement closes with an appeal to the public to see that Justice is done to the men. ilr'c Qfnnr vj w tvi jr vjj in Washini ? / ^ / EDITOR 6E0R6E HARVEY HURT ?? ( BREAKS SHOULDER BLADE WHEN AUTO TURNS TURTLE. Two Friends Are Bruised, But Chauffeur Escapes Without Injury. MANAHAWKIN, N. J.. September 18.? An automobile containing three men and a boy turned turtle on the shore boulevard, near here, today. Col. George Harvey, editor of Harper's Weekly, one of the injured men, suffered a broken shoulder blade and internal injuries. He was put aboard a special train for Whitings Junction in time to be removed to a Jersey City train for Deal Beach, X. J. With Col. Harvey In the automobile were John H. Hoffer, the latter's son and the chauffeur. The party, It is understood, was motoring from Deal Beach, where Col. Harvey has a summer home, to Atlantic City. Just after passing this place the automobile met a motor cycle coming in the opposite direction. The chauffeur turned sharply to the right, and in some manner lost control of the car, which ran sidewise along an embankment and then toppled over. The occupants of the car were pinned under the machine and had a remarkable iscape from more serious injury. Mr. Hofier and his son were bruised. The chauffeur was not hurt. ? LIVED FOR YEARS AS NEGRO Death of Man Whose Marriage to Colored Woman Ostracised Him FAYETTEVIL.L.E, X. C.. September 18. ?A. G. Thornton, a character well known in the reconstruction history of this state, died here today. Thornton was a man of wealth and a prominent politician in reconstruction days. So far as known, Thornton is. or was, the only white person in Xorth Carolina ever legally married to a negro, he having married a negress named Elsie Hargrove by permission of the military authorities in control of the state at that I time. The marriage was afterward legalized by the constitutional convention held in 1868. He had lived for many years as a negro and his funeral will be conducted from a negro church. He leaves a wife and live children. MAJ. WILLIAMS DEAD. For Many Years an Employe of Treasury Department. CHICAGO. September 18.?Maj. William H. Williams, for many years an employe of the United States Treasury Department in Washington, died last night at his home in Oak Park, a suburb of this city. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis suffered three years ago. During the civil war Maj. Williams was a tent mate of the late President Garfield. Schooner Wrecked by Storm. BOSTON. Mass., September 18.?The Boston Tern schooner Stillman F. Kelley, bound from Newport News to Havana with coal, was wrecked on Grand Cayman Island, West Indies, in a cyclone which swept over these islands last Wednesday, according to advices received by her owners here today. Capt. Allen and the crew of eight tnen were saved. The Stillman F. Kelley was built in Thomaston, Me., in lSH)o. and registered dlo tons net. She was valued at about *3.1,COO and fully insured. Russian Tibet Explorer Returns. MOSCOW, September 18.?M. Kosloff, head of the Russian Imperial Geographical Society's expedition to Tibet, has returned here from central Asia. f His Disco1 gton in Ton TO SUCCEEDJAKAHIRAI Mr. Uchida Appointed Jap- I anese Ambassador. AN EXPERIENCED DIPLOMAT I rr . ? _ ttt i.: l t>./ 1 nas Been in wasiuugion. ueiurc as ? Legation Attache. IS NOW AT COURT OF AUSTRIA < His Wife Daughter of Japanese 3 Millionaire and Graduate of Vassar College. TOKIO, September 18.^Official announcement has been made of the appointment of Y. Uchld-a. former vice minister of foreign affairs, and now ambassador to the court of Austria, to succeed Baron K. Takahira, Japanese ambassador to Washington. No word has been received at the Japanese embassy from Toklo of Mr Uchida's appointment. ' Mr. Uchida Is a distinguished member of the diplomatic corps of Japan. He was born at Kumanoto-ken in 1865 and has been In the diplomatic service of his coun- ] try since 1887. In Washington Before. His first appointment was as attache to the legation at Washington. Three years later. In 1800, he was made permanent secretary to Count Mutsu. minister of agriculture and commerce, and remained with Count Mutsu when the latter was transferred to the foreign office. In 1893 he was appointed secretary of legation at London and remained there until 1895, when he was made secretary of legation at Peking. After two years' service in that capacity he was appointed director of the Japanese political bureau and promoted vice minister of foreign affairs. From 1901 to 1906 he again served his country at Peking. In February, 1907, he was elevated to the post of Japanese mKa A II?I oln Llnnnnrir on/1 Vine uiiiuaooauui iv/ nuoii la'jjuiigai j aim uao remained at Vienna to date. His wife is a daughter of Mr. Dogura. a millionaire of Yamato, and was educater at Vassar College, New York. NOTED WHITER DEAD. Marion A. McBride, Journalist and Club Woman. BOSTON, Mass., September 18.?Miss Marion A. McBride, journalist, worker in the field of domestic science and an organiser of many associations of women, died here tonight. . Born in East Hampton, Mass.. and educated in New York city, Miss McBride began her newspaper work on the New York Tribune in 1881. In succeeding years she contributed as correspondent to newspapers in Boston. New York, New Orleans, Cleveland and St. Louis. At the Cotten centennial exposition in 1885 she organized the National Woman's Press Association, which since has become international. INDUCED TO CONFESS. Negro's Aged Father Saves Him From Death by Lynching. STATESBORO, Ga., September 18.? Morgan Lane, a negro, was probably saved from being lynched at Brooklet, near here, by his aged father, who forced his way through the crowd of angry men who surrounded the negro and induced him to confess that he had attempted to criminally assault a young white woman there. A daughter of Judge Lee Richardson was awakened early Thursday morning by some one touching her. She recognized the intruder as a negro, and, screaming, attempted to spring from her bed. The negro seized her, but her screams frightened him away. A posse soon formed, and, following the negro's trail, arrested Lane. It was at this point that his aged father, who had been a servant in the Richardson family for years, appeared and induced him to make a confession. After this the posse quietly disbanded after turning the negro over to the sheriff, who brought him here to jail. GUARDING AGAINST CROOKS. City Magistrates of Greater New York Aid the Police. NEW YORK, September 18.?The city magistrates of Greater New York met in solemn conclave yesterday and listened to what Police Commissioner William F. Baker had to say about the expected arrival here soon of some thousand or more crooks, who will, he thinks, wish to play some part in the coming Hudson-Fulton ceieorauon. ine magistrates voted to give the police their heartiest co-operation in the effort to protect the public. The commissioner has received from other cities over a thousand pictures of crooks who are likely to come to New York for the celebration. As many of them as are found in the city will be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. On this charge a city magistrate can commit them to the workhouse for five days. "IMPOTENT" HOUSE OF LORDS. Premier Redicules English Peers and Says Liberals Will Fight. BIRMINGHAM. September IS.?Premier Asquith last night addressed a great budget demonstration here. He declared that the house of lords was Impotent in finance, and that the liberals were eager for a fight should the house of lords venture to reject the budget. The meeting was remarkable because of the frenried behavior of the suffragettes, who threw toy bombs and wielded axes during the proceedings. Two of the women climbed to the roof or a building adjacent to Bingley Hall, where the meeting was held, and loosened tiles and bricks with axes and pelted the police below. Several persons were hurt. The suffragettes were dislodged only with the aid of the Are hose. Other suffragettes threw missiles, which smashed windows in the train in which Premier Asquith was departing from the city after the meeting. Several of them were arrested. [7Prv nf flip V VA J W* V**v/ aorrow's St MAY BE A600MERAHG Democratic Criticism of Judge Mann Before Nomination. JPPONENTS PRINT ATTACKS lepublicans Charge Extravagance in the State Administration. CAMPAIGN OF UP-HILL WORK Lack of a Slogan to Stir the Masses Serious Handicap to Those Trying to Oust Party in Control. Special From a Staff Correspondent. RICHMOND. Va., September 18.?At Joyous Intervals In every four-year political period sections of the democratic press of Virginia engage in lively and spirited denunciation of the democratic administration and machine up to within three months of election day, and then all hands turh to in violent clamor for continuance of that organization in power. This year, additional spice has been lent to this performance by a large section of that same press, prior to the primaries, denouncing the present democratic candidate for governor as utterly unfit for the nomination, Bringing specifications of the articles of indictment, but once nominated, now engaged in pointing out what a shame it would be to defeat him. Ah, well, you say that's the way of politics; fight it out in the preliminaries, but stand together at the polls. But, see what a fix it leaves the poor voter in in this case; here he is, "all het up" with righteous indignation against the democratic candidate, aroused by the scathing press attacks upon that candidate, and now he is required to vote to put him into the office for which the democratic press declared him unfit. That looks as if the poor voter were being stacked up against a pretty hard proposition. It is, take this alleged unfit democratic candidate, or stay at home, or vote for a republican. U-m-m, the last alternative is rather bitter for the Virginia democrat of the old regime. It is all well enough for the young fellows, the new crop, the "progressives," who hearken to the preaching of national republican doctrines and hanker for the fleshpots of materialism, but to the old boys a singed democrat is preferable to a full plumaged republican. The moment the old-line democrat begins to show signs of real weakening on his party and casts a glance askance at the republican candidate the politician whispers to him. "Remember readjuster days and the party of reconstruction." Thereupon your old-line democrat snorts, expectorates violently and looks around for a mint julep to take the taste out of his mouth. It's all off then. Present Virginia Republicans. That is to say, that is the way it has been up to recent years. The republican party of Virginia of today is not what it was of yore. Candid democrats will admit as much. The militant section of the party, leaving out the negro, who is a liability and not an asset, since his vote does not ofteh count, is composed of- young and progressive men. The organisation is clean and well intentioned. iriese wmie repuuucans are nut ujaipet baggers," either. They are to the manner born. The head of the ticket is the son of a man who was a democratic lieutenant governor of Virginia in this decade. The rank and file of the white organization are Virginians, with a stake in the land. They are making a fight which must command admiration, the more so because of a certain element of immediate hopelessness in it. As outlined to me by the leaders, the efforts of the republicans aim at two principal objects: First?An appeal to the voters for the enhancement of the material prosperity of the state through the espousal of republican national policies. Second?To convince the voters that the domination of all branches of the state service?civil, judicial, administrative and educational?'by an Alleged machine oligarchy is hurtful to Virginia. Under the second head, the charge of alleged extravagance is the principal count. The main handicap under which the republicans labor in these efforts is the lack of what you might call a revolutionary issue. There is no slogan to stir the masses. The democratic majority is so large it would take a popular revolt to overturn it. What is there to incite a revolt, the practical politician asks? It is realized that there is nothing soulstirring in the appeal to republican national policies; appreciation of them is a process of education, clogged by time. Appeals to crushing the dominating party on the ground alleged is. in the last analysis, a demand for the substitution of new political convictions for those of a lifetime, for reasons which may not be acceptable to the rank and file of democrats as sufficient. It is up-hill work for the republicans; the democrats have only to stand pat. Democratic Criticism Beprinted. The republican campaign committee has got out a fifteen-page, closely printed pamphlet, containing excerpts from democratic editorial utterances all over the state. They question Judge Mann's record In the Confederate army, attack his record in the legislature, alleging his affiliation vith corporate interests, impugn his sincerity as a temperance advocate and hint at secret backing of the liquor interests. They charge him with one time affiliating with Mahone, assail the legality of his election as state senator and strike at him in many directions. All these attacks, mind you, are from good, rock-ribbed democratic newspapers. It is true they were delivered "before taking" him as a candidate of the party. One of the minor charges I will single out for quotation: "He would not support an amendment to the liquor law compelling the railroads of the state to pay a license of $400 a year for the privilege of selling liquor in dining cars, but he did vote for a law compelling a passenger in a day coach to ask permission of the conductor before he could take a drink, while allowing the man in the dining car to drink without asking the consent of anybody." Eh, sirs' yon was a hard blow at the rights of the plain citizen. That a Virginia gentleman, sah, should not have the right to take a swig from his own flask. nor e en exiena me nuspimuucH ui me occasion to his neighbor across the aisle without consulting the minion of a cursad corporation were hard lines, indeed. The Liquor Question. Of course, the inevitable liquor question has to come up. It Is the Banquo's ghost of every politician south of Mason and Dixon's line. However, thanks to some very lively side-stepping, it does not flgIP? in orth role i ar.