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VOL. 108, NO. 29 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR BULL MOOSE CONVENTION TO MEET ON AUGUST 5TH Colonel Roosevelt Issues Call to His Followers A call to the people of the United States who are in sympathy with the "National Progressive move? ment" to send delegates to the National Convention to open in Chi* catto on August 5th has been given out by United States Senator Joseph M. Dixon of Montana, Theodore Roosevelt's campaign manager. The call is signed by members of the committee chosen at a meeting held in Chicago, and also includes signa? tures of Roosevelt followers in forty states. The call says in substance: "To the people of the United States, without regard to past polit? ical differences, who, through re? peated betrayals, realize that today the power of the crooked political bosses and of the privileged classes behind them is so strong in the two parties that no helpful movement in the real interest of our country can come out of either. "Who believe that the time has come for a National Progressive movement, a nation-wide movement, non-sectional lines, so that the peo? ple may bo served in sincerity and truth by an organization unfettered by obligation to collecting interests. "Who believe in tbe right aud ca? pacity of the people to rule them? selves and effectively to control all the agencies of their government, and who hold that only through so? cial and industrial justice, thus se? cured, can honest property find per manent protection. "Who believe that government by the few tends to become, and has in fact become, government by the sor did influences that control the few. "Who believe that through the movement proposed can we obtain in the nation and in the several Slates the change demanded by the modern industrial evolution. "Who hold that the commandment delivered at Sinai, 'Thou shalt not steal,' applies to politics as well as to business. "To all in accord with these views a call is hereby issued by the pro? visional committee, under the reso? lution of the mass-meeting held in Chicago on June 22 last to send from each State a number of dele gates whose votes in the convention shall count for as many votes as the State shall have Senators and Rep? resentatives in Congress, to meet in conventian at Chicago on the 5th day of August, 11*12, for the purpose of nominating candidates to be sup? ported for the positions of President aud Vice-President of the United States." This call is signed by one or more persons in each cf the forty States. It is signed on behalf of Virginia by Thomas Lee Moore of Roanoke. To Cure Drunkards and Vagrants Tbe new law of Virginia, chapter 170 of the Acts of tho late Assem? bly, contains some very stringent provisions. The law was approved bv Governor Mann, and is now in full force. Tbe object of the law is to deal effectively with drunkards and vagrants and dope fiends and wife-beaters, in fact, the terms of the law are broad enough to cover all cases of men who fail to take care of their families. They are not to be sent to jail, comfortably housed and fed in idleness. They must be sent to do useful work on the roads and in that way be com? pelled to contribute to the welfare of the community. The sentence is to be indeterminate. Thedefenders must continua to work until they give satisfactory evidence of refor? mation. The law may appear severe, but it is just. The man who shirks his duty and refuses to meat bis obligations to society must be made to recognize his responsibilities and perform his part as a good citizen If he doesn't like the punishment he can escape it by reformation. Then he and his family and his com? munity will be buuefitu 1 by the transforma' on of a nuisance into a useful member of society.?Lynch? burg News. There isn't euough .narol i ii all the world to hu upi ? to nostone* for all your buried ho,?es. BRYAN .SCORES WATTERSON "Mt. Watterson in Eruption," He Declares Under the caption, "Mount Wat? terson in F.ruption," Bryan's Com? moner last week replied to the re? cent bitu r editorial attack of Col. Henry Watterson on William Jen nines Bryan. Tbe Commoner said in part: "Well, Mr. Bryan confesses that ho has not tried io please Mr. Wat? terson * * * that, accounts for any popularity Mr. Bryan enjoys. Be confesses that he did not consult Mr. Watterson when he made hiH fight against Judge Parker for tem? porary chairman. He did not con? sult Mr. Watterson when he intro? duced the resolution against Mor gan. Ryan and Belmont (wonder if Mr. Watterson feels slighted, like one of the financiers did, because he was not included?) and Mr. Bryan did not consult Mr. Watterson when he declined to join with Mr. Murphy in nominating a candidate for Presi? dent. Mr. Bryan has pursued the course which seems to him most calculated to advance the interests of tue Democratic party, and through the Democratic party the interests of the country. He has done most of his work not only without Mr. Watterson's aid, but in spite of his opposition. He has lived to see things he has advocated become the accepted doctrines of a great nation and he awaits without fear tue verdict of the people upon his work at [.altimore." Mr. Bryan Was Considerate A story of how William Jennings Bryan, in order not to hurt the feel? ings of Mrs. Taft, wife of the Presi? dent, omitted from the original text of his now famous Hyan-Belmont Morgan resolution certain caustic references to tbe so-called "steam roller' methods of tbe Republican convention and President Taft ax the alleged recipient of favors from the "interests," is told by Robert F. Rose of Helena, Mont., former private secretary of Mr. Bryan,who acted as his confidential stenogra? pher at Baltimore. "On going to the convention hall in Baltimore," says Mr. Rose, "Mr. Bryan was told that Mrs. Taft was in the audience and out of consider? ation for her feelings he struck from the resolution all reference to the President. After tbe resolution was adopted tusked if be purposely omitted tbat part of the resolution dictated to me. " 'I purposely omitted it,' he said. 'Mrs. Taft occupied a box and I de? sired to do nothing which would subject her to humiliation.' " Ryan Loves Them All Multimillionaire Thomas Fortune Ryan, who was half a delegate from Virginia to the National Democratic convention at Baltimore, sailed from New York a few days ago on the Hamburg-American liner Amer? ica. He was amiable when ap? proached on the pier, but became an epitome of silence when first asked to express an opinion on the politi? cal situation. "Shall you vote lor Wilson?" Mr. Ryan was asked. "By all means," was the quick answer. "1 am going to Aix-les Baines, and after about two months' stay abroad, will be back in time to cast my vote for a Democratic Pres? ident." "Do you still love Mr. Bryan?" was the next query, and it broke up the interview. "I love them all/' laughed Mr. liv. n, as he rushed up the gangway, waving a smiling good-bye. Mr. Ryan will have a full vote at the election. A report from Philadelphia says that the price of gasoline is soaring and will probably reach 20c a gallon wholesale in the course of a few months. This is most probably a scheme for "big business," for gas? oline is an absolute necessity for tbe thousands upon thousands of au tn mobilists in this country aod abroad. After a long investigation a French scientist has declared that tubercu? losis can be transmitted by the per? spiration of a person afflicted with the disease, the germs passing through tba pores. A PEN DESCRIPTION OF WOODROW WILSON Nomination Came as Response To Public Demand ISEQUIPPED FOR PRESIDENCY Reward Regarded as Recognition of His Integrity Woodrow Wilson, when question? ed bow be came to be the nominee of the Democrats in the State of New Jersey,made this significant remark: "It is really a most remarkable thing. I had no idea that I was to be made the nominee, and the most extraordinary part of it is tbat there was no intimation at any time of controlling me, in case I should be elected; not only am I absolutely free from any promise,but no promise was asked of me,and no influence was brnught to bear upon me. That to me, of itself, is most gratifying. I rejrard it as a distinctive recogni? tion of my integrity. This is as it should be. The man who is selected by a party to be its standard-bearer, should be so well known for his hon? esty and incorruptibility that to de? mand a pledge of him should be re? garded as unnecessary. Every can? didate for public office should be absolutely abovelreproach; he should be a man of deepconvictione on pub? lic questions and he should have the strength of character to stand by these convictions so long as he be? lieves them right." What manner of man, naturally the query comes, is this coljege professor and president, who, from writing about politicians and gov? ernment, suddenly jumps into the arena, is elected governor of his adopted State by a big majority and becomes a candidate Tor the Demo? cratic presidential nomination? What manner of man is this who amidst the prevailing confusion as to the method of punishing predatory corporations answers this pudding question with the simple statement tbat insistence on^"pbrsonalguilt," is the remedy. This description shows his striking peisonal char? acteristics. (iovernor Wilson is five feet eleven. He stands squarely and solidly with the strength of an iron column. His face embodies the idea of iron strength and concentrates and iden? tifies it. It is long and narrow, but tha brow is broad and high, and tbe whole head is cast in a large mold. The visage is what catches and holds the attention of any beholder. It has habitually an axpression of seriousness, but relapses often into the well known glance over the top rim ot his nose-glasses?a glance penetrating, sagacious, thoughtful. When you look at the face in pro? file it is decidedly aquiline. The nose is large. The mouth is large and full-lipped, but drawn Into a straight, firm line. When he smiles be shows fine, large teeth. The eyes are blue-gray, clear and pene? trating. Tbe complexion is broken, the color of tan over a healthy skin. He bas brown hair, a little sparse and tinged with gray. (iovernor Wilson's hand is big, and he has a hard grip when he greets you. His voice is baritone, mellow, manly and sympathetic. He is well groomed, after the man ner of a Southern gentleman, and looks more like a man of affairs thar a scholar. When he walks he has a vigorous quick tread. It is the very walk ol a man of purpose, who has work tc do and is doing it, using every min ute and still not giving any appear ance of a breathless, precipitate haste. He is a man who attracts attain ticn wherever he goes, because o! the elusive, subtle characteristic which denotes tbat t.iere is herc something more than the average. There is certainly no trace of os ten tation in his bearing, nor any con sciousness of self. He prefers to gc about unnoticed, as do all busy mee with real work to do. Mr. Roosevelt is going right ahead with the .irg.iti.zaiiua of his new political party as thoug-h ther< were no other candidates in thi Ifield for President. STATE EDITORS ARE INDUSTRIAL BOOMERS Virginia Press Must Take Lead In Development SAYS PRESIDENT ADDISON d 1 Commerce and Agriculture More Im- e portant than Politics Walter E. Addison is the editor of tbe Lynchburg News, and is now ex-president of the Virginia Press I Association, his term of office having I expired with the annual meeting of I tbe asssociation held at Blue Ridge j Springs last week. It is customary for the president to deliver an ad dress at each annual meeting. Mr. Addison said in part. "The importance of these annual occasions should be obvious. We represent the journalism of a great Commonwealth. Weare united into an organized body for the purpose of prorooting-the interests of a high calling. We are hound together in the ties of a fraternal sympathy that should be broad and strong and deep and lasting. And as each year goes by, we gather at one place, in one communion, to advise one with the other as to how fares the Fourth Estate, and to catch inspiration from the association, so that thc more bravely, the more confidently, the more resolutely we may go for ward to another period of service. Permit me to express the hope that when the proceedings of the present convention shall have witnessed conclusion, thev will oe regarded as having been altogether worth while, and as having afforded profit? able aod pleasant experience to those in attendance. "Three years ago at Rockbridge Alum Springs. this association listened with earnest interest to a stirring appeal from Mr. John Stew? art Bryan, of tbe Richmond Times Dispatch, for a Unger measure of attention at the hands of Virginia newspapers to malters that pertain to business progress?to farming development, and especially to the good roads movement, to the en? couragement of agricultural en? deavor; and heard the distinguished journalist urge the vital, present need of increased publicity for the work then and now under way to promote the demonstration of the I ,. splendid agricultural potentiality j, of the Commonwealth. Resolutions'., were adopted at that meeting pledg? ing the association to work along the lines suggested by Mr. Bryan, and observation has convinced that the stimulus thus afforded for the broadening of constructive journalistic endeavor in Virginia produced helpful results. Your pres ident, however, would again com? mend this matter to your careful consideration. He would remind that the dictates of duty and respon? sibility should impel a newspaper to afford vigorous support to this cause, and that a newspaper in failing to recognize the force of this obliga? tion, fails woefully in understand? ing the true newspaper mission. Ile would urge the importance of team work." No Time For Post-Mortems Tue Danville Register is right in suggesting that Democrats should quit fussing over difference that antedated the nomination. Who is the best friend of the party and its candidate can be demonstrated most clearly now by at least postponing A\ the personal and factional Con? vention until the election is over. Governor Wilson may easily undo the value of the service heretofore rendered him by harping of string which emit only discord and make a music not cond.ici ve to " march inn abreast with thu step of one man." [jet the competition now be to de teruiine which newspaper or in? dividual ci i contribute the most to Wilson'** election.?Norfolk Virgin? ia-Pilot. While a man's heart is beating seventy times a horse's is pulsating but forty times aud an elephant's only thirty. Even the thirst fir glory must have its direful after effect. "THE PASSING OF BRYAN* rhe Commoner Delivers Valedictory at Baltimore Convention The presentation of William Jen lings Bryan's nano for Vice Pres dent by a District of Columbia dele ;ate brought before the Baltimore Convention during its closing hours if the Democratic gathering the fol awir*g eloquent valedictory from lr. Bryan, delivered extemporao ously, and received with great pplause: Mr. Chairman and Members of he Convention: You have been so generous with ne in the allowance of time hat I had not expected to trespass ipon your patience agian. but the ompliment that has been paid me >y the gentlaman from the District if Columbia justifies, I hope, a vord in the form of a valedictory. For sixteen years I have been i lighting man. Performing what 1 ?egard as ;? public duty I have not eared to speak out on every public juestioa that was before the people if the nation for settlement, and I lave no hi>>it;itHil to arouse tue lostility and the enmity of indi? viduals where I fa-1 * it my duty tu lo so in behaif of my country. I have never advocated a man ex :ept with gladness and I have lever opposed a man except in ladness. If I have any ene nies in this country those who ire my enemies have a monopoly of latred. There is not one single inman being for whom 1 feel ill will. ^or is there one American citizen in nv own party ur in any other whom would oppose for anything except believed that in nu: opposing him was surrendering the interests of ny cointrv, which 1 hold above ?ny person, I recognize that a man who fights mist carry scars and decided long >efore this campaign commenced hat 1 had been in so many hattles .nd had alienated mi many persons hat my party ought to have the eadership of someone who had not hus offended and who might there are lead with greater hope of vic Dry. Tonight I come with joy to stir ender into the hands of the one hosen by his convention asiandard rhieh 1 carried in three campaigns, nd 1 challenge my enemies to de lare that it has ever been lowered a the face of the enemy. The same ielief that led me to prefer another ar the Presidency rather "han to be candidate mysell, leads me to pre ar another for the Vice Presidency. It is not because tl.e Vice Pres dency is lower in importance han the Presidency that I lecline. There is no office n this nation so low that I would lot take it if I could serve my sountry by accepting it. But 1 be ieve that I can render more ser? vice when I have not the embarrass neat of a nomination and have not the suspicion of a seitish interest? nore service than 1 could as a can? didate, and your candidate will not be more active in this campaign than I shall he. My services are at the command of the partv and I feel relieved that the burden of leader? ship is transferred to other should ers. All I ask is that, having given us a platform, the most progressive that auy party of any size has ever adopted in this nation, and, having given us a candidate, who, I be? lieve, will appeal not only to the Democratic vote but to some three or four million of Republicans who have been alienated by thc policies of their party, there is but oue thing left, and that is to give us a vice-President who is also prog? ressive, so that there will be no joint debate between our candi? dates. Prohibitionists Name Ticket After a three .lavs' session mark? ed by big scenes, with things that threatened to split the party, the delegates to the National Ptohibi tion Convention held at Atlantic City Friday nominated as their choice K. Vf. Chatin for President and Aaron Rt Watkins for Vice President. Chatin aud Watkins headed the Prohibition party U the campaign of liH)8. THE SEASON TO KEEP IN THE SPEED LIMIT Health Department Urges Brakes On During Hot Season With the prospect of a long handi? cap race with the weather, tho av? erage traveler on the road of good health will be careful to keep within the speed limit if he observes the warning just issued by tbe State Board of Health. Applying the brakes aod going on a lo*rer gear until cool weather, with due regard for the condition of his machine, he may hope to escape the worst places on tiie road and to reach October without serious injuiy. "Go slow in hot weather," is thu keynote of a special summer warn? ing sent out a few days since by the State Board of Health. Say- the bulletin: "Mostof the discomfortof sumu.t-r is due to the desire of people to ob? serve the same strenuous regimen in hot weather that they followed in the bracing days of winter. They rush as rapidly and work as hard and blame the thermometer for th-ir , troubles. To go slow should be tie first rule of conduct in hot weather. "Proper clothing and diet are al? most as important. There is no mc I cuse foroverdressing in hot weati -r. The careful citizen will chang clothes with the changes of temper? ature and, in extreme beat, will re? duce superfluous clothing to a mini? mum. This is especially important in the case of babies and young children who are extremely suscep? tible to hot weather. On hot days babies should have on no clothing that is not essential to their comfort. As the temperature becomes lower. the clothing may be increased. By avoiding drafts when lightly clothni one may escape colds anal neuralg .1. "As for food, no man should eat as Wearily in hot weather as in cold. The body does not require as mucii food and will become overheated un? less the diet is light. Heavy meats should be avoided und vegetables should be eaten in moderation. Iced drinks should be taken with ex? treme care and should be avoided altogether when one is overheated. "The general prospect is for a temperate summer without an un? due amount of sickness. This should encourage the citizen and supply him with tho other thing necessary to combat, hot weather, good cheer and optimism. Dou't worry abc ut the weather and don't look at the thermometer. Lexington Presbytery Met Here A meeting of Lexington Presby? tery was held at the Presbyterian church last Monday week. Rev. H. II. Leech was received from the Greenbrier Presbytery upou ex? amination and was licensed. The call to the Bethany church at Craigs ville was placed in his hands. Mr. Leech is a graduate of tbe Theolo? gical Seminary in Richmond. His I ordination and mstallation will take place lateV. Rev. Robert McEL Firebaugh was dismissed to the Indian Presbyt*er tery of Oklahoma, where he has undertaken pastoral worn. Rev. A. W. Wood of Oxford church was moderator and Mr. W, C. Stuart of Lexington temporary clerk. Tbe following ministers were pre? sent: Rev. Drs. A. T. Graham, E. W. McCorkle, Revs. D. N. Yarbro, A. C. Hopkins, H. W. McLaughlin, R. L. Kinnaird. S. B. Hannah. Those present from the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church were Revs. B. G. Pressly. L. I. Ecbols, J. B. Pearson, J. R. Edwards. Rev. Dr. J. R. Howe rion was also a visitor. God Is His Physician ? "God is my only physician; na? ture gives me my medicine. The doctors would he more apt to make me sick tban to care me, provided there was anything wrong with me." With these words Joaquin Miller, I poet of the Sierras, lay on his cot in his simple home a few days ago near Oakland, Cal., and denied the re? port that he is dangerously ill. The poet said he wa* engaged on a loug poem and tbat he wrote a lit? tle eaoh day.