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J 1 -?-? i STILL USING PETERSBURG'S OLD LADDER TRUCK. One of the flrst official acts of Mayor Jcmes was to call the atten? tion of th? city council to the fact | that additional apparatus is needed j to makt' ihe lire dcimrtmcnt efficient. It* U hardly necessary to tell the council or the public what this need-1 ed ap|?aratus is. Long be-fore Mr. Mosa left the mayor's office he had re|ieated!y urged the council to pro vid)1 the de|>artment with a ladder truck. When Mr. Huxton became mayor four y>ars ago. bis flrst mes nage to the council contained a recommendation that a ladder truck be purchased, and during his term of office be frequently and strongly UTfJ d that the reoommeudatlon be heeded. The executives have been supported by the committee having charge of the lire department, and FhV Chief Stow haa time and again declared that the efficiency of the entire department, which in other re? spects is excellently equipped, is Ira ttain'd by the lack of a serviceable truck. In spile of all of these suggestions, recommendations and ideas, Mayor Jones comes lato ofT'.-e to ?nd that the Newport News fire department, with its ihre,- stations, three steam? ers, a chemical engine and hose wae? ons, is practically without a ladder (ruck. As nearly everyone knows, the only excuse the department has for a truck was bought from the city of Petersburg about twelve years ago. Fifteen years ago this ancient affair was abandoned by Petersburg, a mod? em! aerial truck having been purchas? ed by that city, and at the time it ?hm acquir d for the local depart xnent it had for o-reral year- stood' behind one of the engine houses, rained upon and neglected. Ladder tracks wear out in time and as the one in question was nothing to brag eat in its palmy days, it is <asy to fcetagiar what it is worih now. The council has made up its bud? get for this year, and as the schedules leave no large margin between th expenditures and the- income, it Is not to be expected that a n?*w truck WIK be provided for this year. It la to be bopod. however, that the mayor, the Sre eh*f wed the lire departmenl ans Wotoj commute* by their Joint effort* during the coming winter and ?eat spring may Induce the rlty fath? ers to ire hi.; ? th*- ii. < . ..in- nppro ferintion in th- bud*, t lor tin- next Sncal year In the meantime the CorkasV CMy> ?Whr of anlitptiiy might he kept oct of the purnrkw In ?i h t. the flre ?V i?'f v i, t% hmn to fisw wwh a thin* la on: ston, and it i* wot necessary It lo everybody. THE HEARST FORAKER CON TROVE RSV. tn rhrw of the fact tha' th" r i*r > la In no wa? lavrdv.-d. Dr-m-w-rat* Saaa ?k Importn: bald? and aat'h liv of <m rontrowrwy brti atd It 1? difficult tu bcc how tu? senator Id ???Inn to emerge from tlu lircdUament in which hi' has been placed, without serious ia~d>eirttaeEU to his predige am) inllu no> aa a lead Ing Republican. If OOt to his prlva" character. Whatever the outcome may he, however, the Democratic cauae will be benefit ted. If Mr. Hearat sue c eds In driving home and clinching his charges, as COW seems probable, the establishment of an inl'mat* con fiction between the Standard Oil monopoly and the Republican party, throegh th i medium of one of its leaders In the United States Senkte, Is bound to reuet u|>on 'hat political orranlzatlou aad alienate a large number of voters, who would have cast th ir ballots for its candidate:, had, not the disclosures be n made. These citizens, in order that their votes may be effective, will naturally throw their support to Democratic candidates, rather than wash- It on Mr. Hearst's inuty, which stands no cbanc of success at the polls in an) event. If, on the other hand, future do velupment? ?hould demonstrate the New Yorker's inability to sustain his position, th'-- result would be to leave matters as th. y were before the een sation was sprung, aa far as Seiva tcr Forager's party is concerned, and the Independence party would become tN> sufferer In the matter of votes and prent ig? by reason of the reac turn In public opinion. As lbe Independents exiiect to draw moat heavily from the Democratic party In those states regarded as pivotal, the infl rence may be drawn, from th ir own calculations, that any setback to the Independents would si*-!! an advantage to Democracy. The news dispatches disclose very clearly that the Republican campaign directors, and. ted'ed, Mr. Taft, hint s If. are disturbed no little over the published letters written by John D. Arcbbohi. the Standard Oil magnate, to Senator Foraker, in some of which checks for large sums of money wt re enclosed. It hasn't been made quite clear yet for what purpose the money Wits to be used, but as no mention was made in any of the letters al? ready made public, to litigation inj I court, wbil-. bills pending in the Ohio legislature and In the United States Senate were discussed unfavorably by Mr. Archbold, the presumption is tha: th)* remittances had to do with legis? lation, and were not in scttltment of attorney's fees for re|?rvsentation be? fore judicial tribuT.als, as Senator Foraker alleges. DisiNktchea from Columbus, O., ^state po?ttivf ijr. upon the authority of a form r assistant to the attorney general of the state, that Senator For? aker was never known to tae state's I legal department as an attorney for the Standard Oil Company, and that tU' senator has never app a red in I that rapacity ln the state or Federal courts. This testimony would seem to discredit Senator Foraker's con? tention thrt it was generally known ?n his home state that the oil con* pany was his clhnt for a number f years. All in all. the episode Is decidedlv entertaining. and the public will await he outcome with keen interest. THE MODERATION OF MR. HARRIMAN. K. II. Hart in:an. who either owns or dominates the rnkwi Pacific, the Southern !*aciflr. the iliinois Central the Chicago A Alton and innumera J hie other great railway systems that lie b tween the Atlantic and PaciBe shores, has never been famed for his modesty when in pursuit of anything I hat he coveted. llarriman. from time to time, con ci-iv d and eaeensed urions "nea~ cut*"* in "high" financiering which rendered faltly dizry his rivals in Wall ?tri-. :, ?ho were of n less In vent He turn of mind. From an obscure railroad official of ?fteen y.ara aco. llarriman ha?-, through skillful manipulation of rail road propertb-a and the relentless "'aqayeztng' of thane who m?t-urated 1 a.it wisely hut ton ? i ::h|?|.|jt In hi* virlnlly. Bnda hlmarlf in the year l?os ["rha|>s ih- ismi ti sorftaan fia are in Amertraa raiiroa ! affairs. an1 In poaaesslor. of a for:n* of mm. n f ?? . nf dollara. ln the aeqnianton ??f drairabV Iran? P?wtati?>a proprrti? a. Iturrtssa? g?-n orally wwned along the under grown-! nwaaagrwaya and ':*'T*tc4 bi? con*.. while h"? vkrinaa slept Ilia aprcM* i ty has been alone the liars of al tackln? la WmM airr-f lbe at<?ka rep i rew-airwn rallroa^ line* wMrh he pi liealnrly cm ere* arid aft?-r forcing . to. arter? Orrw? onUI they wow 14 ye no lower. the purchase of all the u> preelated .Stocka In sight, (hits poo ?. Hiiing himself of a controlling in? terest 1? the property. Systems in temporary flnaiu-ial difficulties, or weakened hy dissensions amongst their stockholders, were ever Harri man's favorite prey. Now that there are no more rail ro?.l worlds to conquer, Harrltuan has let up in his absorption of mil cHge alid is bestirring himself to secure the revocation of auch lawa and governmental regulation* as hid their conception in the desire on the part of the public to exercise a health, ful restraint over just such bucca? neers as Harrintan. llarriman has never, in all his ca? reer, shown the slightest tinge ol niercy for a weak railroad corpora? tion. In fact, a display of weakness has always b-en accepted by the great magnate as an Invitation to slaughter and feast. Whether it should be called effron try, grim humor, or what not. is dif? ficult to say, |,ut Harrintan has re? cently come forward iu the public prints with a proposition that Con gross shall repeal so much of the Interstate Commerce law and such other statutes as have proved, or may prove, inimical to his designs, indi? cating, however, that he makes this suggestion out of a tender solicitude for the "weaker railroad systems of the country." In the sams behalt entirely, he desires authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission to put up freight rates lo any point which he, himself, ani the nforesutd "weaJeor railroads'- may deem neces? sary to the prosperity of all the loads There are grounds for the suspi? cion that llarriman Is a subscriber to the late Commodore Vanderbilt's sentiments with regard fo the pub lie. The Philadelphia Press says the primary system is putting many new fae-es in the Senat . Thai's the be st recommendation the system could have. The public would now like to be told wheth r Senator Foraker was careless with his letter fl?\ or Mr. Arch bold left his press copying boe>k lying around promiscuously. With th- Washington Post admit ting that Kryan has a goe>d chance te> e-arty New York, campaign pros pe-cts look still better. More trouble is ahead for the batchelora? the fall styles call for a great er number of but tons than ever. NEW YORK GOOD FIGHTING GROUND. The I)' n-.ocrats of New York display ed soeni sense and goe?d |>oliiics when they ucmina't-d 1j?wU Stuyvesant Chanler for governor. In spite ol harmony, rare among Democrats, they seb-cted a man who stands as the equal of Oov. Hughes in uprightness eif character, personal and politics1. Thus the Republicans are u-prlved W a weapon which they hoped to use most effectively In winning the sup pOfl of those who mix morals with their politics. Gov. Hughes was not willingly accepte-d by the Republican t-aders' hut after having him thrust upon them, they would have made the most of those very qualities which had mad<- him repugnant to them. They expecte-d the Democrats to in dulge in a more bit It factional strug? gle than that at Syracuse windine up with the nomination of a candidate unacceptable either to fJrra'cr n*v York or the most puritanical up-Stat ?"rs. But the RrpnKican* were dU&ap poin t si. The Democrats named a man who is acceptable to ail kinds of Democrats, and. probably, to thou? ands cf disgruntled Republicans. Mr. Chanler is a rich man. hat he is not | in the undersirable class. II? has mad.- .1 clean, though not conspicuous. j record in the brief time be has" btfn In Sta'e politics. Compared with jtlov Hughes he is an uniri'd man. but nothing in bis piivate or pobl'r life indicate* that he would be want? ing if ? ton i io tit- governorship em the <-ojerri.-v. f h? re :> reason I ? i elieve that he would fulfill the du' ie? of his olhce with more tset than bis opponent. R'publicans are trying to make capital out ef til- fan ?h?* Mr Chanler has si?k-n approving !>. and even admiringly, of ?ke- Hash es. This fact however. Is more like? ly to make totes for Mr. Chanter among. , Repehliean* than ii i* to alt-flat. prm ?r?iK- -npport Til? enihs'lasra with which Mr Bryan has he- n recelre | Jn ?? York Slate hannot i> Ignored by impartial ohwervers. His trip throng* "the en?-iwv's country" has -nenn ihsl lhl phrase |? not Ar,- s? appll-d to V w Torh this y??r The Stet- w; I al na?s donhtful and Is doottff-? now.' The Indifference ? t * adiur men in New York shirk ha? .??cd hy Mr Ha-nman ibe ??mac feeltnc1 azalnst Mr Hsghes on the pert of ?"an- Bepuliltisns: the nnsxna: avtod ?sw d??H?tsy?d f.y the iwwev-rats >n eit ins t'srtneT at !#-> rrnetal nto-i Ue-nl. the ?Mtir, of fTusirrann Mark, ard hi. ramtiiai >, mtim aha sjvwj York ?ttaatssn- ail these fsetors are enoogh tr, ?I>. ? Reptlhttraft* fsrst fnr tnewsrat If nr. Chaa?er a*4 his ssanarr. .oodMc. thatr caaspatga a? A Glance at His Clothing Window WILL CONVINCE YOU THAT HIS FALL AND WINTER SI'ITS AHK JUST W HAT YOU ARE LOOKING. FJK. THEY AHE "AW. VOST EX? PENSIVELY T A I li? R K I? CLOTHES. Itln.T OF THE FINEST CLOTHS, PLANNEO nY THE HIGHEST SALAR? IED DESIGNERS IN AMERICA Moderately Priced 2715 Wash. Ave. Newport News, Va. TRANSPORTATION GUIDE. CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO Steamer* to Philadelphia MONDAY, THURSDAY and SATURDAY. Sailing from Philadelphia, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Freight received and delivered daily at C. & O. Pier No. 6. Office River Road. JAS. \v. m'CARkick, j Gen. Southern Agent. CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO 12 South Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa shrewdly as th< y haw* begun it, and make the most of the plight in which the Republicans find themselves New York may prove the best fighting ground in the country for the Demo? crats. There may if; greater sur? prises In November than the carry? ing of New York by Bryan and Chan !er.?Washington Post. WITH THE PARAGRAPHERS. With Gus Thomas on tlie stump for Bryan and Raymond Hitchcock saying kinds words for Taft, it must be a!x>ut tim<- fcr Eddie Foy to come out tor somebody.?Washington ' Post Will one cf our Constantinople ex ennnges pleas,, inform us how old a woman may be and still be eligible to the Young Turks??Times-Dispatch. Alas! that thp famous Police Jus? tice of Newport News should live to luar himself referred lo in a near local pajf r as "a lawyer named Brown." A "prophet Is not without honor, etc."?norfolk Ledger-Dispatch. Now that he is trying lo live np to his new constitution, it is to be hoped that nobody will tip the Sultan about the thfnrrs that have been done to the Constitution of the United Sta:r>s? Baitimor? American Star. The prohibitionists have not gon^ so far as to make an issue cf guaran? teeing that men will come home sob? er from work?Washington Post. it is not a (Tuestion of veracity be? ta!-on Mr. flryan and Mr. Hearst. In tin- minds of tho*e who know the two men. ?her?? can he no such ques? tion?Pet-rtO'.irg Index-Appeal. Mr. Dunont's presenet' in the r-p.it. lican h?-ado,narter*' rooms threatens an explosion in several parts of the country?The Commoner. \t last it has come; Germany has it-sun sir-hip raring?with.of eonrsr. the incviiar,;. aeHd?*nt In the eery first tar. i-, .-, ? Globe. When tlr- police of Omaha can t unearth a m"rd?T mystery Ihoy |.Urn it on th- SuMde Cleh. AI lantlc City, lake notic--' Baltimore Sun. SONG. Aho\e ih< ? zf cf dark appear the lane ? of the sna: Alonr tho rcmntm r*dg?* clear hi* rosy b- raid run: The tap rs down lh?- valley go Llk. bfnuUJR armies, dark _and low. !.onk i.p my heart, from every hill ' In bed- nf ithc and daffodil The natsefcoj Kintw-r? flow O gy away on silent, nine ye hodmc owla of nicht! O welcom. link- Mrda that sing the com in c in nf Ha*C For new, and uww. and ever new. Tb. g- td. n bad within tb? And ev. ry aaavwfcog *?'?"? <" ???: ?"There's aasne-tblar. happy "B the way. Aral Cod peSMta have ?? vow!' lle-ary Va Hyke in gtlfboer's A we fie -en tw1.m<- enrla-? . dl ' ;?an e ? ' M** TRANSPORTATION GUIDE. Chesapeake & Ohio By. Fan Train? to Richmond and tha West. Leave Newport News 10:06 a. a. >:26 p. ro. Local Trains to Richmond. 6:30 a. m.; 6:46 p. m. Trains arrive Newport News, 10:0? i. m., 10:36 a. in., 6:36 p. m. and 7:20 >. in. Steamer Service for Norfolk. Leave Newport News 10:40 a. m ? :40 p. m. ?? OLD DOMINION LINE Dally Service. V,v FOR NEW YORJC ?j?VL "Prom Compaay's Wbarl Norfolk, foot of Churcl 1 v\ Street, every week any at 7:00 P. at. PARS?Flrst-clasa, one way, $8.00, ?ound trip, limit thirty days, 614.00? veals and berth, in stateroom In ?luded. Steerage, wltbout subsistence. $5.00 TICKETS on sale at C. A O. Rail ?ray Ticket Office. NIGHT LINE BETWEEN NfcWPORt NEWS AND RICHMOND, VA. Steamers Brandon and Berkley ieav.0 Pier "A" 8:30 every evening iiassengers onlv. VIRGINIA NAVIGATION COM PANT, Jarr.ea River Day 'Jne foi Rio*tmond and all James River -and ngs. Steamer Pocahontas leaves Newport Newa, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:45 a. m. Leave Newport News Monday, Wednoetay and Friday at 6 p. m.. for Norfolk anf Old Point. Steamer Hampton will leave ""ter "A" daily except Sunds?, at 9:00 ft* m., going to Norfolk; ana at 4:30 v m., going to SmltbOeld. Steamer "Ac comae" will leave Pier "A" daily, ex eept Sunday at 9 a. m. going to Smith Held and 3 p. m., goins to Norfolk. AI] business between New York and Mewport News transacted at pier No 6. All business between Newport. News Norfolk, Smithfleld and local points transacted at Pier "A" foot of iwen ty-fifth street W. H. LANDON, Agent Norfolk s inline miLCO "Sewall's Point Route.*' Effective Sept. 17, 1908. Subject to change without notice. m _?_i_ 7:30 9:00 10:.1O i2.pu 1:30 3:00 4:30 6:00 8:00 C % 5 C \ ? *? S i "S ? B?-! P - r? ? v rj <a 6:30 8:00 S:Ma 9:30 10:15 11:00 11:45 12:30 1:15 2:0n 2:45 3:30 4:15 6:00 5:115 6:30 7:45 8:30 6:45 9:00 10:30 12:00 1:30 3:'Ui 4:30 6:00 8: ?0 i NORFOLK?WHITE CITY Car.- leave Norfolk daily every 20 minuter; from 6 a. m. to 11:20 p.m. First car leaves White City ?>:t0 a. m. and every 20 minutes until 12 m. Extra cars will he operated accord? ing to the demand. el c. hathaway. General Manager. Tit NORF OH & WASRIN6T0R STEAIB0AT CO. The New and Powerful Iron Palace Steamer* NEWPORT NEWS, WASH? INGTON AND NORFOLK will leavt daily aa follows: t Northbound. 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