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Otu Foreign Correspondent Gives Us
Impressions of Trip
Hamburg. G_rmany, July 18, '12
Dxah GAZ_rr_:?Again your for?
eign correspondent is about to write
you of a few impressions most strik
in( to himself since leaving; his
home town June 25, 1912.
?Mrs*, I attended the Democratic
Convention at Baltimore, Md., and
there saw the greatest aggregation
of brains ever gathered together
under one roof. 1 bad borne difficul?
ty In procuring a ticket, but through
tho influence and assistance of prac?
tically a stranger at last got one.
1 visited the Virgiuia delegation al
the Rennert Hotel,Baw t"..eGovernor,
his son, the ? x-Governor_nd sever?
al others supposed to be looking t*
the interest of their constituents
but there was nothinu doing for mi
in the way of a ticket. 1 tried ti
find mv friend. Hon. H. St. Geo
Tucker, believing if a ticket coull
be had regardless of conditions h
wuuld procure one for me,but neve
in sight of him could I get; so t
strangers 1 was forced to go. Whe
you want a real accommodate
strangers are the best to go to i
all times, believe me.
1 attended two sessions of th;
great convention and was thoroup'
ly mortified arni disgusted' with
speech made by a certain Congres
man, who, 1 suppose, in his ow
estimation was making the speei
of his life. This Congressman is
smart fellow. He is compelled
he smart for ho was educated al
school that makes smart men, b
at the same time when a man
tempts to tell William Jennin
Br j an that hs is trying to wre
the Democratic party and that I
Virginia delegation did not nc
un, suggestions, influence or ai
thing else from him (Bryan), tha
the limit. The real facts iu the c
were simply these: Bryan run t
convention and run it just the v
he wanted to. That great effort
the p-irt of ona H. D. Flood
minded me of these words:
I love the man who knows it a
Who knows all things both gi
und small,
Who knows all things from nc
to south.
Then tells it with his great big ino
Yes. 1 love bim out of my si
Wilson was nominated. I belie
all the time he would be and if I
1 will vote for him and he is g
to be elected President of t
United States just as surely a>
sun shines on the unjust as we
the just.
The latest invented article of
is the Roosevelt Sandwich,
posed of ?all brains an i tongue
I left Baltimore for New
City where 1 remained a few
and then bought passage o
"Pennsylvania," Hamburg-Ai
can Line for Hamburg, German
July 6th, a lovely day hut
hot, I, with many other Amer
as well as a good number of a
tiens on board at 11.30 sharp,
a start?sail as is generally
but it's uot sailing now, it's s
ing. Sailing is a thing of the
We had on the ship a few mon
five hundred first-class, mearl
hundred of them females m
uaJ single, all ages from se vi
to the point where they (
count; nearly two hundred i
class, nine hundred third cla<
a few over four hundred crew
Now the quantity of food re
to feed this crowd is an itet
sisting of fresh meats, vege
fruits, butter, eggs, all k
fowls, milk, water, ice, etc
ice chambers, cold storage i
_tent, have a capacity of 33,00
feet. Seven barrels of flour ]
are required to feed this
with bread alone.
The first three days of the
were very disagreeable in
to weather. In all my expel
never saw such hot weather
Until we had crossed ll
Stream the temperature <
change. From that time on
and sea were delightful, not
two feet high the entire Vt
days and nights, the ship
as if she were on a greased
(Continued next wael
. u
Rockbridger Writes Interestingly of
Men and Events
Editor of Lkxinoton Gazttti;:
Mt Dkar Sir,?1 little dreamed
bow much appreciated TuKGAsarrr.*.
is in our home till this week, when
lt went astray and for two days we
were without news from the "old
borne." Why. some of us moped
about as if a child bad (rotten lost.
In fact, there is but one spot on
earth that stays unfading in the
mind of the writer, and that is dear
old Rockbridge county. There
sleep the ashes ol our ancestors,
there we spent the happy hours ol
childhood, and there we enjoyed ont
of the most pleasant pastorates o
our pastoral life of twenty five
years. There live some of the besi
friends we ever had, and these
j added to the beauty of the landscape?
make that part -of earth "a coeintr;
beautiful" to me.
IS ow, just a word for old Hock
bridge in her influence on Texas
Her schools, her men and her new
papers have not failed to leave thei
mark in the moulding of the Wes
Uer men are in demand everywhei
as leaelers, because they are men
ideas. Her college graduates gil
a good account of themselves. At
it is always with a special delia
that 1 see daily papers with lot
columns of bow splendidly old Vi
ginia dues things. The speed ai
wisdom with which certain \i
suit- were managed?notably t
McCue case, the Beattie and t
Allen cases?have become dasi
for tiie manly, dignified and rig
eons way the honor and dignity a
m;ij?sty of the law was uolield. a
hu nan life made more safe. This
but at? it should be. Virginia I
long stood as the beacon-light of
.he I continent. With her splendid
ted Ionia! and later war history, aud!
iv- great National leaders Iron*. Wu
.t's ington anil Chiof Justice M.irsi
ase* down to J. W. Daniel, the State
won the right to receive to co
dence of the nation, such as
been bestowed on her coble son
day. All Texas was never mor<
one than when from tbe first to
she cast her "forty votes for Wi
row Wilson" at Baltimore. .
this writer is excusable in his
over the fact that the little "beat
who waved the Hag on the last ci
and called out "forty votes
Woodrow Wilson" is a grandda
ter of Rice Buchanan of Reackbr
Hand in hand Texas and Vir,
march in the forefront for right
progress. For civic righteous
and for clean politics, the
States have much the same
In the last election for noni in
Democratic officers the same ii
conlronted us tbat you meet,
rights eil tho people against thi
datory interests was the battli
and as the opening of the great
turns the tides of the world's
merce this way, we see plaint;
the fight is going to be hotte
herder along this line. Wh
rectly we will have "protectl
every sort to tight all over thi
Democratic stronghold. Capi
speculation only is drifting th
wonderfully fast. It comes
manner unparalelled in histor
haps. Post owns te>day V
eight out of thirty miles sqi
Te*xas's counties. A strip
miles wide running armin
sides of the county is all th
left to home patronage. Tl
law would not let a syndical
The largest rice farm on c
owned by a Jap on the coast
South Texas. And so on in
every line of commerce.
But in the last election wei
our own. While we did nc
"Progressive" Governor (C
we got our Virginian Comr.
Lane (of Wythe county. \
Lieuteoant-Governor, \V. BL
for the Supreme Bench, Jud
dergast; for our local State !
P. M. Gibson (from Dan vii I
for Congress, this district, S
burn, and best of all, for jut*
ator, successor to Bailey, t
stainless Prohibitionist
Methodist type), who led
tight at the ballot box and
the entire vote of the State
tion just closed, the Honors
ria Sueppard, wheal all th
h ese
i the
ll as
n the
ll na
-* than
y four
mt eeo
lo not
M and
n, ton
inds of
;. The
0 cubic
?>er day
?ie nee I
at sea.
ie Gull
did not
tbe air
, a wave
rip ol 12
> mov ir.^
O. D.
Food, Clothing, Furniture, All
Effected Alike
The Consumer Pays Penalty of the
"Robber Tariff"
How the public bears the burden
of high tariff is vividly illustrated
in a statement made by Majority
Leader Uuderwood, reciting the
record of the present Congress.
f Heie is how Mr. Underwood de
scribes theactual tariff burden upot
the public:
"Under the present oppressivi
tariff law the laboriog man return;
at night from his toil clad in a wool
en suit taxed 75 per cent., shoe
taxed 12 per cent., stockings am
underwear 71 pet cent., a cotto
shirt taxed 50 per cent., and a wot
hat und woolen gloves taxed 78 pe
cent. He carries a dinner pa
taxed 45 per cent., and greets h
wife as she looks through a windo
pane taxed 62 per cent., with a cu
tain taxed 43 per cent.
"After scraping his shoes on i
iron scraper taxed 75 per cent., 1
wipes them on a mat taxed 50 p
cent. He lifts the door latch tax.
5 per cent., steps on a carpet tax
62 per cent., and kisses his wife
woolen dress taxed 75 per cn
She is mending an umbrella tax
50 tier cent., with thread taxed
per cent.
"The house is made of brick tax
is 2B per cent, and lumber taxed
ias per cent., and plain furniture 35 |
the cent. He hangs his pail ona st
co pin taxed 45 per cent, using s<
ner taxed 20 per cent. His look
sh- ? glass was taxed 45 per cent., and
iall combs his hair with a rubber co
nus taxcii BB per cent. He proceeds
titi- eat his supper, which was coo'
has on a stove taxed 45 per cent.,
to- j which his wife used pots and ket
a at I taxed 45 percent. On their tah!
last I common crockery taxed 55 perct
xxl- and cheap tumblers taxed 45
\nd cert. The sugar he puts in hi?
joy i is taxed 54 per cent., which he ;
ity" with a spoon taxed 45 per cent,
junt "His meal is a frugal one, bec
for 1 the cost of living is high. He
ugh-. a kuife and fork taxed 50 per i
idge in eatiug salt tish, taxed 10
! cent.; bread, 20 per cent.; pota
;inia 22 per cent.; salt, 33 per cent.;
and j ter, 24 per cent, and rice, 6'.
mess | cent. He proceeds to read a
two j taxed 25 per cent., and at
light. I close of the day reclines in
ating j framed bed taxed 45 per cent.,
isues a mattress taxed 20 percent., ?
The taxed 40 per cent., woolen bia
j pre- taxed 75 per cent., and a (
3 cry; spread taxed 45 per cent.
Canal "He is taken ill, and the i
com prescribes medicine taxed 2
y that cent., which, being ineffecti\
r and passed from this active spin
y, di- life, and his remaius are dep
an" of in a coffin taxed 35 per cent.,
s old is conveyed to a cemetery in i
tal for on taxed 35 per cent., deposit
is way its last resting place in i
in a earth, and the grave filled in
y, per- of a spade taxed 45 per cent,
wonty- over his grave is raised a
tare of ment taxed 50 per cent."
of two Mr. Underwood reviewed
d two tail and at great length the 1
ere is tion passed by the Dem
lis the House accusing the Republi
e own. "breaking faith" in tariff leg
?anh is and of "misconduct, ext ra v
line cf and greed" in their general
it get a
itroller, '
ra.); the
gt Pen
e, Va);
am ii iv
Jor Sen
rue and
(of the
all the
.ble Mor
e people
love to honor and trust. I
aged hts own campaign, a
man for financial help, sold o
man, spent less than one-fo
the canvass than did his o
(Jake Wolters, whiskey can
and won out on clean uvinlu
good common sense. Tex
never in the keeping of s
cleaner hands, and we are g
liberties of the people as agi
monied interests were nev
strongly safeguarded than I
be after we elect Woodron
as a fitting climax to our S
tories. Of old Virginia we
ly proud. C. H. Bcci
Honey Grove, Texas,
August 21. 1912.
vice-Presidential Candidate ls
Happy in Reply
Hearty Congratulations Wired by
Governor Wilson
Governor Thomas R Marshall was
August 20, at Indianapolis, Ind.,offi
cially notified of his nomination by
the National Democratic Convention
for vice-President. Judge Alton
B. Parker headed the committee.
Arnon, Governor Marshall's strik?
ing utterances were the following:
Democrats, like poets, are born,
not made. They are born with the
fixed and unalterable belief that
God made ali men, not just some
men; that all men are entitled to ac
honest chanel in life, unhampered
and unharmed by law or custom
We may separate in language
church and stale, but we can neve
have that social condition which w
call Democracy until all men livini
in the republic are full, not hall
All those who insist that it is nc
the beisiness of government t
equalize the cost of production i
home and abroad to the manufactui
er until it eqalizes the difference i
the purchase price to the conseime
at home and abroad, who beliee
that, the oniy eqalization justiflab
in our Government is the equaliz
lion of opportunity, who think th
the public office is a public trill
who do not believe thal disgruntle
_ and defeated politicians are genni
reforms, and who think that reforn
are not born with 'sore toes, m;
vote the Democratic ticket.
1 ut"s*;e all those who are oppos
to special privilege to ally the
selves this year with the hlato
Deme>cracy. tho cornerstone
whose edifice is the Declaration
Independence and the keystone
which is the Golden Bale.
At Baltimore it proved its rii
to be because there it arose and
its proposed policy met the ne
and wants of a people.
The campaign * does
ause 1 cull for the bandying of epithets
uses -or -*n appeal to the* personal,
may safely leave thal to senile
mentia which has siezed tae so e
ed Republican party the per
alities of this campaign. Its tl
ness to rule the republic is disi
ed by its inability to keep its
I do not hesitat*? to say that I
bo impossible to restore this
public to its ancient ideal?wh
do not believe?and I must niak
ultimate dione Isetsvs-en the pa
alisun of the few* and tin* sociali:
the many, count me and mv I
with the throbbing heart of hu
Democrats believe in m;
money, but they believe that <
dollar made should be so clean
an infant may cut its teeth upc
They hold that it is no pa
government to boost one man I
boot another and that any sys'
government which enables on
to take advantage* e>f another
a system under which a Demo
condition of life can thrive.
e is
i te.
-ti rs
*ent. ]
l per
5 per
'e. he
?re of
Es wag
ted in
by use
, while
in de
oe ratio
cans of
Ie man
sked no
u t to no
urtli in
di date1,
x>d and
as w as
afer and
lad. The
Prices Double Since 1805
A comparison of the mark
ports of tho present with tl
1895 shows that in seventeen
the advance has roached
the prices of the former peril
indicated by the following.
Wheat?Now, $1 per I
then, 66 cents.
Best Plour?Now. te; per
then, $3,75.
Pork?Now, 6 1 2c to 7c; ti
to 5c.
Turkeys?Now. \l I 2c; th
to 9c, or from 75c lu $1.'_5 aol
Butter?Now, when it la i
?inst the | ed to be plent it ni, is 17c, th
er more
.hey will
v Wilson
elate vic
are just
price it form<-i ly brought i
ruary, when it is scarcer th
I.ard?Now, 12c. then, 5;1
Live Chickens?Now, 5u
then brought only 25c or 3eK
Timothy Hay?Now $13
hen *? to $10.
State Treasurer Harman Will Hold
Primary Fee6. *
In temporary possession of State
Treasurer Asher W. Harman there
repi ses tve sum of $3,375, which he
is unable to get anybody to take.
He desires to be rid of it>, and State
Auditor C. Lee Moore won't have it.
Official . tender cf the sum was
made yesterday by the Treasurer to
the Auaitor, aod it was officially re?
fused .
The money represents the pri
mary entrance fees of the various
candidates for Congress this year
Under the new law, each candidat
for Congress and other offices nc
local must send to the State Trea?
urer, with notice of candidacy, th
sum of 5 per cent, of the first year'
salary of the office to which he a
pires. This was done by the varioi
Mr. Harman has the checks, du
cert tied. They are good, but und
the cueumstancei as they exist th:
are gcud for nothing
To see what sh mid be done wi
tv ie money. Tr. asurer Harman >
hi n down and wrote to Audi!
M Hire. He told of the sums in I
h itiiis and concluded with thi
w >rds: "1 hereby tender tl
amount to you for payment into I
Ironsury ot the State."
Mr. Moore says that he is porn
> receive no moneys in bet
of the Stat.- suv., IboM specified
law. The prinary law seems tc
detective in this respect, lt t
le not he generally understood t
the State does not pay the ex pen
at of the primaries. They aro p;
;t, according to the Byrd act, by
sd counties and cities, just as the
oe pons?m cl general elections are p
is F_x*h county and city pays the
ty ?i judg?i of election, printing
'.ballots and rent cf polling pla
ed lt las been supposed that liieS
in- ?ciuld be tl?| clear gainer of the
ric trjkm-e fees, but it seems that it
of nuit.S
of jrreasurer Harman will now
*"*}} Attorney-General foran opi
> OveJ .
v he' ' maUer. IO see it he canno
' that 13,375. Should J
son -
il it
ich I
e the
MO of
m an
i that
n it.
rt of
ind to
tem of
e man
is not
lilli?aaa agree with the Aud
?ie money must remain in Mr.
man's pockets, individually,
tlie next Legislature says
shall be done with it. The ca
present has no home, and no
wan's it, ?Richmond Time*
Dr. Fauntleroy Dead
^.">r. T. T. Fauntleroy, for
yeats a prominent dentist of i
ton, 'vas buried Saturday in
chester, his native home, ll
3!* yea s old and had been an i
ton >ears.
Dr.Fauntleroy came into th
lie eye recently by enterin
against Lou L.Bowman of Sta
for 125,000, charging Bow mat
alienating his wife's affection
case did not come to trial, as
man effected a compromise b
inp $4,500 and costs.
Great Railroad Strike
Conductors, brakemen, y,
of the Norfolk ? Western,
yieake it Ohio and thirteen
roads, embracing practically
railway system east of the >
Pt re
lose of
.ui, us
;>en, 4c
n satin
n Feb
an any
i ippi and south of tho Ohio, ri
taking a strike vole ret
September 1. This action
the refusal of the railroad h
increase wages.
Chestnut blight, iv iii eh
has destroyed millions of
worth of valuable timber
Bs?tom part of the Uni?h'
has made its appearance a
cello, the magnificent n
home near Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson. Bffot
been made to secure this
spot for the government. 1
owned by Representative .
Levy of New York.
The Kev. William B, Hati
of the best known Baptist p
in Virginia, died Saturday
Union, Fluvaona county
Matcher was tor years i
. with Richmond College, w
_c a lb. |o( iha migippsj Herald,an
author of some note. Ile w
ty-eight years old.
Subscribe for The Gazet
to 75c;
: apiece,
to *Ht;
? is
A Community With Few Idlers and
Absolutely No Poor
In all this wide, wide world the
most orderly community is that of
the Panama Canal Zone. Here is
the least crime; here are the fewest
misdemeanors, tbe least exercises
of the functions of the courts, the
most industrious, the fewest idler?,
| absolutely no poor, equally conspic
. I nous the absence of the rich.
l| With its steam shovels working
, like sentient beings; its locomotives
B j rushing about like screaming bjsy
,t. I bodies; its cement buckets skim?
ming over the ear ii and riding the
air to perform their varieel tasks,
with the long dirt trains wea*. 'ig
and turningon their tortuous traces
like pythons; still the rxost persist
ent impression is eil" beauty, order
"mess, and propriety.
The greastest public work
tbe world has ever seen is car?
ried em not only with unremitting
tl, diligence, enthusiasm anel honesty,
at but with elegance, a high standard
of living, and a morale to a-bich the
oldest and most opulent cities have
never attained. These are the
words of trutn and soberness. The
problems of the engineer are great?
er than man has ever beforeeneount
iit- ered but in kind. The cubic yards
lalf lot dirt and cement transcend ex
erence, but only in bulk, lt is
i be the orgnazation that it is without
nay precedent in the whole history ol
hat pub'ic works?it is this that is the
gb tb wonder of the world. In
aid, this organization there is no detail so
the minute not to have received all
ex tion; from the most puzzling pron?
ald, letna in engineering to the Ameli?
ta youths love of ice-cream noth.
: of mg seems to have been lt-ft uncoo
- dered. This elaboration of detail
as doubtless been gradual; but to
en the visitor coming upon iiscomplete
wiil ness to-day, the impression is stag?
gering, and not unmixed withenvy.
ask j?From "The Family and the Pat a
nion . ma Canal." by Mary (iay Hom
I Kel phreys, in. the Septen*.j-m- Sari boer.
lilor, Wilson Will Not Do Much Stumping
Har- With the idea tbat the country is
until tired of stumping tours and an
what excess of speech making <!ov.\Yood
sh at row Wilson annouRcsil Saturday
that his present pians call for very
few campaign speeches, not many
outside of the State ot New Jersey,
and then only od particular occa?
sions to which be -.v iii have received
"There will not be any large num?
ber of speeches away from New Jer
e was; |oej.' said Gov. Wilson. "Still, no?
body knows what the developments
of the campaign will be. lt is the
general judgment that this is the
most effective way ?o conduct this
campaign. From u.y general cor?
respondence 1 find that a greit ma?
jority of the people believe that I
! ought not U*. make any great number
Ol speeches. The country is tired
] of stumping tours. The argument
ion the other side comes from men ac?
tive in politics. They are horriutd
irdmen j tnat the llsuai program will not be
followed in this campaign.
"My private judgment is that ex?
tended stumping tours are not the
most effective method of conducting
a camptign."
n val id
e pub
g suit
i with
s. Tue
y pay
i other
is ported
u mable
follows virginia Dispensaries Booming
eada to !
Tho State s Dispensaries aro do?
it k the best business in their his
already tory an 1 are daily crowded with
dollars citizens who kee>p those in charge
in tbe working overtime.
IS lw?. This announceuKi.t. however,
I Monti-? need not excite the friend! of tem
i..nntain j perance, as tiie* ii .spensiiries in
, Ya , of: question are those for tbe treatment
ts have of bookworm disease and aol those
historic for the sa'e of wot goods,
t now is; Tho Health Department reports
lefferson that thc dispensary in Franklin
\ county, which is just cosing, Ins
di ne the l*e.-t ? in k m 'he histor*! of
the Slate'* campeigo against book.
weiiin dianaae. Tba daily attend?
ance has been well over one hun?
dred and the Department has had
difficulty in procuring thc necessary
drugs fast enough to meet tho de
, mand.
Dispensaries will ba opened in
', Patrick and Henry counties' within
te, $1.00 : the next few weeks.
*her, ono
Teachers .
at Fork !
r. Dr.
onneeted j
as editor
d was an
as seven

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