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VOL. 107. NO. ZS LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1911 $1.00 PER YEAR -I_ OPPORTUNITY OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Accomplishment- in the Last Session of Congress Discussion, in tbe columns of tbe New York World, the accomplish? ment of the session of Congress just ended. Representative Oscar O. Underwood, the Democratic lead? er of tbe House, maintains that the Democrats have kept their pledge. He says: "They took the appointment of the committees out of the hand of the Speaker. "They reduced the running ex? penses of the House 25 per cent., thereby saving about$180,000. "They passed a bill requiring yublicity before and after elections. "They gave the country a Cana* dian reciprocity agreement. "They passed a resolution provid? ing an amendment to tbe Con? stitution to elect Senators by a di? rect vote of tbe people. "They passed tbe Arizona and New Mexico Statehood resolution. "They revised the wool, cotton and chemical schedules. "They passed a Free List hi)". "They have done well under the circumstances." To this presentment, and through the same medium, Representative James T. Mann, the Republican leader, replies. "This session of Congrtie-r .ll be known as the session at wbicb tariff schedules were made toorder. "The wool bill is the result of an effort to make water and oil mix. It is neither flesh, fish nor fowl. "The Free List bill is a freak. "The Cotton, Iron and Steel and Chemical bill is a monstrosity. "A.11 were properly and promptly vetoed, showing the incapacity of the Democrats to make a tari IT." If such a teeble response is tbe best that Republicans may offer, 1912 present? to the Democratic party an opportunity the like of which it has not had since 1892.? Norfolk Landmark. Changing Her Face Any woman not satisfied with her complexion can remove it and have a new one. The thin veil of stifling half dead cuticle is an encumbrance and should be removed to give tbe fresh, vigotous young skin under? neath a chance to show its?f and to breathe. There is a simple, old-fashioned home remedy which will always do the work. Get an ounce of pure mercolized wax from your druggist and apply it at night like cold cream, washing it off in the morning. The mercolide will gently absorb all tbe lileless skin and leave a healthy and beautiful complexion, as frseh as a child's. Naturally it takes with itali such facial blemishes as freckles, tan, moth patches, sallowness, liver spots, pimples, etc. It is pleasant to use, effective and economical, The face so treated immediately looks years younger. Light In a Bottle A safe light for going about at night or where there are inflamma? ble materials as into a storeroom, may be made as follows: Take a long glass bottle and put into it a piece of phosphorous the sieze of a pea; upon this pour pure olive oil heated to the boiling point until this bottle is about one-third full and cork tightly. Wben light is needec take tbe cork out and allow tbe ail to enter, subsequently recorking The empty space in the bottle will then become luminous and givi quite an effective light. If it be comes dim it can easily be revived by uncorking the bottle for a few seconds. One bottle will last i whole winter. Small bottles may also be prepared in this way anc carried in the poc.et. Another negro burned to deatl and again not in the South. Oi Thursday at 5 p. m., in the Mail street of Purcell, Oklhoma, Pote Carter, captured by three of hi: race and identified by a farmer': wife as her assailant, was burne. to death on a brush, pile as 3,00 men, women and cl.ildren shoutei tbe approval._ The present Senatorial campaigi is nearly over, to tbe relief of many SPEED OE MOBILES Law's Regulation for Running These Machines Tbe regulations by law of running automobiles are very strict so as to prevent accidents, and tbe sub? joined sections, reproduced from tbe Code of Virginia, will no dcubt be read with interest by tbe public: Tbe following speed may be main? tained by automobiles, but shall not be exceeded nn any of the highways of any city, town or village or coun? ty in this State: Tbe operator or driver of a ma? chine shall not drive in the corpo? rate limits of any city or town at greater speed than twelve miles an hr *<r, except in cases where local ordinances of such city or town shall provide otherwise. Outside of the corporate limits of any city or town a speed of twenty miles an hour is permissible, except going around curves, or where the road way is not plainly visible for a distance of three hundred feet ahead, down sharp declines, or at tbe intersec? tion of cross-roads, or over tbe crest j*f bill;*, or in passing other vehicles or riders on roadways, or points in any public highway where there is a gathering of horse** or persons, ?vhen a rate of speed not exceeding eight miies an hour must be ob? served. The operator or driver of any au? tomobile shall keep a careful look ahead for the approach of horseback riders, or vehicles drawn by horses or other animals, and upon the ap proach of sueh riders or vehicles, shall slow up, keep bis machine un der thorough and careful control, give ample roadway to such rider or vehicle, and if signaled by such rider or occupant of sud; vehicle, ar be otherwise requested thereto, shall immediately bring his machine and its engine to a full stop and al? low ample room and time to .".How such rider or vehicles to pass. And if requested so to do by said rider or occupant of said vehicle, operator or driver, if a male, of any machine, shall lead the horse or horses past his machine. Should any horie ridden or driven in an opposite di? rection to that which the machine is traveling give evidence of tright, then the duty of the driver shall be tbe same as if he bad been signaled to by the rider of the horse or occu? pant of the vehicle. When the driver of such machine overtake a horse traveling in the same direction with himself, he shall slow down his speed, signal for the road by bell or gongor born, and if the horse or otber vehicle stop, shall passata speed not greater than eight miles an hour. Should said vehicle or ridden horse not stop, and tbe said driver of the ma? chine desire to pass, he shall do so at a rate of speed not greater than may be necessary, and shall, in all cases, use due diligence and care not to frighten the horse or horse". In case of a machine passing a horse going in the same direction tbe driver, if requested so to do, oe if the horse or horses give evidence of fright, shall stop his machine and the horse or horses shall be held until they become quiet, and then the machine may proceed. And when the driver of an automobile over? takes a vehicle and indicates his de sire to pass said vehicle, it shall bc tbe duty of the driver of tbe vehicle to bear to the right and decrease bis sDeed to less than eight miles an hour, so as to enable the automo? bile to pass at the left at a speed nol exceeding eight miles an hour. Tbe penalty for violation of any o the above provisions is a tina of not less than ten dollars or imprison ment in jail not less than five not more than thirty day., or both. Texas is to present a life-size portrait of Gen. Sam Houston, han of tha battle of San Jaeinto, and twice president of the republic o Texas, to Virginia. The Senate, bj unanimous vote adopted a reaolutioi to make the presentation. Gen Houston was born in Roolcbridgi county, Virginia. The painting nov hangs in the Senate chamber a Austin. It will be tranaferree with fitting ceremonies to the Vir ginia State capitol. 'in_?______?--_i--?_ii-il??St-.?_?illiJHiHH_!3___i-i-liira Remedy of Present | Day Evils Is Up to the Younger Generation Mmm %mm*r%emmmmmmmeimmm*omoe0*o?nmnnmaommtm*otemam umi By President H. B. HUTCHINS ot Mlchl.an Uni?crsity ?nnTr:;-in-iL*cmr_;_-iH*n;ii_H-';? HS the young men of today stand upon the threshold of life their chief interest is not in the present, with its uncertain? ties, but in thc future, with its uncertainties and its POS SIBILITIES. Knowledge and appreciation of tho spirit of the times and au ability to adapt oneself thereto are necessary for thc proper discharge of the obligations that every educated person OW KS to tho public. In order to do this let them get into sympathy and touch with the times, but I do not contend thst they should accept the present os rep? resenting IDEAL conditions or that they should always conform to the spirit of the times. In many ways the dominant spirit ia wrong. THE BUSINESS WORLD OF TODAY SANCTIONS MANY METH? ODS THAT ARE INDEFENSIBLE, AND MUCH OF THEIR TIME MUST BE GIVEN TO AN ATTEMPT TO CORRECT AS FAR AS THEY ARE ABLE PRESENT TENDENCIES AND IMPROVE PRE8ENT CONDITIONS The life about us is one grand, all embracing, FORWARD move ment in every field of activity. One characteristic of the times WITHOUT which the progressiveness of the present could never have accomplished the marvelous results we seo all about us is the tendency to combine interests and capital for the purpose of covering larger fields, of DOMINATING particular situations and obtaining more constant and LARGER returns. We must be alive to the evils which may como from this combina? tion and be ever on the alert to keep them within thc bound* of proper control. Flood to Manage Martin's Campaign Dispatch from Washington under dat*of the 18th inst, says: | As soon as Congress adjourns, which is expected to he not later than the middle ef the next week at tbe lutes*, Congressman H. D. Flood, according to a statement made by him here to-day. will assume active management of the campaign of Sen? ator Thomas S. Martin, and S. L. Ferguson, who is now in charge, will give way. It bas been understood for som* time that this arrangement would be perfected, as Mr. Flood is a close Dersonal and political friend of Sen? ator Martin, but until to-day notli ing definite could be learned con? cerning tbe situation. When Mr. Flood was seen and asked about the j matter he said: "Yes, as soon as Congress ad? journs and we are released from our duties in Washington we will go borne, and I will then take charge of Senator Martin's campaign and push it until tbe election comes otT." Mr. Flood was Senator Martin's campaign manager in the memorable campaign of six years ago, and piloted the junior Senator to victory. While not saving what he would do ia any particular way upon assum? ing charge of the situation. Mr. F.ood intimated that the campaign from this time on would be red hot. Harrisonburg's New Daily The Rockingham Daily Record is tbe name of a new independent Democratic daily paper tobe started in Harrisonburg in a fe.v weeks by friends and adhereuts of Senator George 13. Keezell. R. D. VanAlstin, recently of IV tersburg Index-Appeal, Petersburg, has been elected general manager. This will be the third daily paper in Harrisonburg, which is a town of a little less than 5,000 people. The new paper is the outcome of the Democratic political tight be? tween the Keezell and Williamson forces over tbe county treasurer? ship._ Answering the statement of State Chairman Ellvson to the effect that he desired to leave bis veracity to the people, former Governor A. J. Montague today said: "Mr. Elly son's reply is unresponsive and futile. He wishes to leave the ques? tion of his veracity to she people. He has this right. He must also leave to the people the ques? tion of his friendship for General Lee. The people remember, and people are just." Apples Are V/ry Wholesome All medical practicioners Jeclare that the most wholesome of all fruit is the apple. It contains a principle ?malic acid?which Las a btneficial action upon the liver. The family apple supply isas essential as that of potatoes. The system of the young child de? sires this luscious fruit, and his palate gives outward manifestatii n of that tact when he defies the bull? dog and the larine, 'a wrath in order that he may appease his appetite for apples. We advise tbe suffer? ers from dyspepsia to eat apples and cut down their dietary in other respects. Sufferers from rheumatism are also benefited by apples. Indeed, apple is opposed to a number of ab? normal conditions. An old adage states that an apple a day will keep the doctor away. An apple eaten after the meal has a cleansing: and refrigerant effect upon the mouth and is in some ways an aid to thc process of digestion. Lew Water Courses From all sections of Rockbridgi come reports that the water course: are extremely low. The scarcity o rains the past summer is responsi ble for this condition. The drawing off of North River ti repair the dai_ of the Rockbridgi j Power Corporation at the powe i bouse has caused tbat stream to b very small, and as a matter of fae there is very little water llowini down the channel. Some cf the smaller streams ii other parts of the county are re ported almost dry, and some are eu tirely dry. while springs are like wise reduced in quantity of water Tbe cutting of timber is claimei by many to be responsible in measure for a falling off in the wate courses. Forests protect the soi and hold moisture, and in this wa preserve tbe water to be fed whe needed. Bare fields more read il give up their moisture. Richmond Virginian: Ex Pres dent Roosevelt, writing to the edi tor of the Pittsburg rreader, wh bas been advocating his nominatio for the presidency in 1912, says, " would esteem it ? genuine calamit if such a movement were tindei taken." A Charlotte contemporar says, "So would everybody.' Vf doubt it. Most of us love to take fling every now and then at Roost velt and Bryan. It gives us an o, portunity to scintillate. But th fact is they are the two most popi tar men in publio life with th masses. THE OLD MEETIN'HOUSE Rural Manners and Customs of The Long Ago Br MATILDA L. EMBBEK. "Things is different now from what they was when I was young," sighed Elian Porter as he continued busking his corn. "Two year ago. they tore down the old South Road meetin house, an' built a stun church with a square steeple: an' now automobils come glidin up thar, an' fashiona? ble folks go in to worship.. "It did queer me some to see the old meetii house come down. I sot rn that old church when I was a j boy. an my feet couldn't tech the, floor. The outside was all shingles, \ an' there was a lot o' big trees on one side, and a graveyard on t'other. "There was some good old fash ioned revivals in them days, an' j folks was converted sound an sure, an' the singin' was inspirin'. They aaad to come from miles around to them revivals, an' set under the trees an' eat their dinneran' wander round among the graves, a waitin' for the next meetin", an' we alwus had good sound doctrin' from the pulpit. "Some funny things happened in that old meetin' house, too, besides the weddin's an' funerals. "I remember when I was about twenty year old, Jabe Simmons brought bis big bass viol in the choir, an' all the folks felt quite sot up to hev soma more music in meetin', and it worked well, till j Parson Biggs come over from Wood ! ly to preach one Sunday, an' be riz up jest before the service an' said he wouldn't preach till that ungodly big fiddle was taken out o' meetin'. They took it out, but brought it back after he'd gone, an' they never asked bim to preach agin. "The young fellers bad a way o' linin' up from tbe meetin' house door, down to the horse block, an most alwus gen'ally waited there to watch the pretty gals, as they come to meetin'. "Tbe gals alwus seemed to like to be stared at. fer they gen'ally peeked out o their poke bonnets at tbe fellers as they passed along "One Sunday night, there was a calf stray in' round loose, au' the two fellers on the end o' the line ?tarted it up towards the moetin' house door, an' once ic. a while a feller'd give it a slap to keep it a goin'. till tbe calf got scared an' bolted right through the door, an' tore down the aisle, an' didn't stop till it got inside the altar rail, an' then it faced the congregation an' give an awful blat. "Children got scared, an' some o' , the women felt like faintin' an' the deacons didn't know what to do. "One old gray haired deacon riz j up to the occasion, an' tried to get > i him out, but the calf got contrary s an' wouldn't go the right way, so f the deacon twisted his tail an - 'started him down the aisle, an' kep j a goin' after him. a twistin' his tai! -?I every few steps. It was funny, an B some o' the young folks laughed r j right out in meetin'. e "It was that very same night 1 i that Sister Raker got a goin'. Pooi i | old soul, she was crazy on thesubjec o' religion, an' once in a while sbe'e make a disturbance. She'd put hei thumbs an' forefingers together an raise 'em up to ber mouth an' inakt a whistlin' sound, as she threw hei arms out slow, like as if she wa? swimmin', an' then she'd say, wit!, a deep groan. 'Oh! my sinful heart! an' if you didn't stop her, sbe'e keep it up an' disturb tbe meetin'. "Wa'al this particular night sh* got started, an' some o' the nervou women thought they couldn't stanc it, cause they'd jest been consider ble scared by the calf, an' fo two o tbe deacons went to Sister Bakei an' told ber that she'd hey to leave the meetin,' but she said she warn' goin' unless they carried her out. y "That kinder flustered the dea .. coos, but they 'lowed they'd hev te y i git her out, so they made a chair o their hands, hand to wrist fashion an'Sister Baker sot down. "She put one arm around the neel o' one deacon, an' t'other arm aroune the neck o' t'other deacon, an' thet they started down the aisle. Thea Sister Bakar'a voice rifuj ea NEW RACE IS FOUND IN THE FROZEN NORTH Arctic Tribe Had Never Seen White Man or Indian A dispatch of the 25th inst, from New York says A race of people who had never before beheld a white man or an Indian has been discovered in the artic regions of British Columbia by Vilhjmar Stefanson, leader of the Americaa .Muse.m's scient'tlc expedition, which left herein April, 190H. according toa latter received from him in Brooklrn today. In his letter, which is dated "Mouth of the Dease River, Octo? ber, 18, 1910," and it is the first intelligence received from the party wituin a year, Stefenssoo says: "We have discovered people in a region supposed to be uninhabited, and have lived a few months am jng people who had never s?*en a whits man or ao Indian (though they had heard of both) and did not even know 1 was not an Eskimo?so little informed on what white men ara like. We baye discovered Eskimo's (in speech and habits) who are Scandinavians in appearance. This find is the beginning of the solution of one of two problems. "Whit became of some of Frank? lin's men? "What becama of the 3,0u0 Scan? dinavians who disappeared from Greenland in the fifteenth century? "Or; if neither of these questions is to be answered, then we have introduced a new problem of scien? tific interest: "Why do some of the people of Victoria Land differ markedly from tbe rest of their race? "Why are they so European in ty pg? "We have discovered tbe non-ex? istence of a stream which the u aps make the size of the Hudson river? wben the river La Ronciere disap? pears from the map I shall feel I have done some house-cleaning. "We have found a certain cape to be an island, aud a certain island to be a cape; we know tbe source of Rae river, of which only the mouth and lowest ten miles were seen by Dr. Rae, and a few other things we have done that are in the nature of discovery. But, of course, if we deserve any credit it will be more forour routine work than for any dis? coveries properly so cali ed." Stefatson left New York on the present expedition in April, 1908. His principal purpose was to study the different tribes of Eskimos in tbe northwest, and more especially an unknown tripe living in Victoria Land._ What to Do When Somebody Faints l?r. Jean Williams, writing "The Doctor's Page" in the .September Wonan's Home Cjmpanion, tells about "Emergencies i?nd How to Meet Thom." She takes up shock, hemorrhage, broken bones, sprains, convulsions, and so on. If somebody faints this is what to do: "If due to the effect of bad air in a close room or the shock of hearing bad news, kosen the clothing on the patient, sprinkle cold water oa the face and chest, put a cloth, wet in very cold water, at the back of the neck, and lay the oatient down with the head slightly lowered. If the , victim happens to be sitting upon a chair, or bas fallen back upon one in an insensible coudition, grasp the back of the chair down near the ' the seat and tip it back slowly, un ! til the head is weil lowered and the lower limbs elevated. This treat? ment, and sufficient fresh air. will, as a rule, restore consciousness 1 quickly. It may be wise to adrnin ! ister a stimulant, such as aromatic \ spirits of ammonia, if obtainable; ' ' twenty drops io a tablespoonful of water is a dose which should be re? peated io ten minutes if necessary." t loud an' strong, as sbe said, 'Ob! how blessed I am; my Master rode - ! thiough Jerusalem on one ass. an' ) I I'm goin' out o' this church on two.' "The deacons turned as 'red as a beet.' an' looked as though they'd c like to drap her. but they kop' a 1 goin' till they got her out o' meetin'. j t "Yes, I miss them old times, an' ' I'll alwus be sorry they tore down ? ! tbs old meetin' house.'