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Office over Farmers and Merchantsßank nmrll-Saa * | VOL. 83 Staunton THE NEGRO QUESTION. An Abie Presentation of this Living Issue. dence church, now of Roanoke, is the antbor of an able paper on the vexed negro question now a very live issue 'n the city and county of Roanoke, in which he discusses the subject in a calm and impassioned way and offers a plau by which the problem of the "'white man's burden" may be solved aDd proposes a remedy. The paper is published in the Roan oke Times from which we copy it and will be read with much interest by the many friends of Dr. Vangban within the bounds of Lexington Presbytery of which he is still a member. To the People of Roanoke City : Permit one of yourselves to make a few suggestions on tbe present state of affairs in tbe social life of the city. A crime which beggars all the re sources|of the English tongue was a few weeks ago committed in your midst. The righteous wrath of the entire population was excited. Several de monstrations were made, and while the criminal dia not succed in baffling the f.empts to seize him—tbe silent rage an outraged community still glows J der the surface, and represses the J napthies which have hitherto con- j led the transgressor. So far, so I id—but now that he is caught and mght to justice, what will be the j effect? After justice has done her work, the high tide of public indigna tion will gradually flow down into its ordinary channels. The wrath of the whites will subside. The wholesome terror of the blacks will pass away, the same feelings which led to the audaci ous crime and the escape of the crimi nal, will assume their sway, only per haps exasperated in secret by thestern repression and the contemplated mea sures of security to our homes. The danger of a repetition of the crime or similar ones, will not be abated to the degree of certain safety. The uneaai ■i of our families, especially of our hers, wives, and daughters willl not cease to oppress them for many a long day. The questions I wish to I ask, are two: first, is this condition of) things to be permitted to continue in-' definitely; and second, if not, how can the evil be remedied ? Are the people of Roanoke going to permit it to abide in their beautiful city? If they sue ceed in protecting themselves, are they wanting in sympathy for the wide districts of our whole beautiful south ? Is it not time for the whole south to come to a cool and resolute determina tion that these and allied outrages of the negroes shall come to a close ? Or have the people become so demoralized by long years of repression, tbat they have become incapable of a manly and settled resolution ? You have reached a point, my countrymen, when the general submission to inevitable evils needs to be checked. The time is favorable. The people of the north are beginning to open their eyes. Their consent to the disfranchisement of the negroes is- evidence that their san guine expectations, touching the suit ability of such a mass of ignorance and vice to bear tbe high responsibilities of citizenship, have been disappointed. The enormous crimes perpetrated by negroes, aud tbe growing prevalence of such iniquities, has shocked them, as it has done the cilivilized world. They see clearly that their great scheme or benevolence in the emancipation of the blacks has come to grief, and that it is likely, tbat the history of St. Domingo will be repeated iv the south- em part of the country which they claim|as their own. They know that tbey are profoundly responsible for whatever result springs out of the —oipation movement. They know that they cannot claim all the glory of that enterprise before tbe civilized world, as they do, and yei shirk all re sponsibility for the evils which it has bronght in its train. They know ihat he who plants tbe tree is responsible for the fruit, be it good or bad. They are fast b. coming aware that a right by no means carries a claim to use, without a personal htness to do so. They mitrht have long ago learned from the case of minor heirs to au estate, that the wise laws of the laud will not suffer such owners to come into the actual use and management of the property which is theirs, until it is safe for them to undertake it. They have learned from their experience in the Philippines that human beings in whom the abstract rights of a man inhere, may and must be restrained from tbe use of them until they are fit to use il, with safety to themselves and safety to tbe state. Our northern fellow citizens, who have cast in their lot with us are as much annoyed by the incompetent domestic and social service of the negroes as we are, and they feel as insecure in their homes as we do. They have kept their friends at the north advised of the troubles o f our present social state. From all these causes it is safe to infer that so far from merely falling back on tbe high abstractions of freedom and eqnality, tbey are fast becoming ready to take a common sense and business view of conditions here and instead of iutimidatiug the southern people into the apathetic endurance of all the short comings and barbarous crimes of the emancipated blacks, they will lend all the aid needful to lessen the mischief of their own policy, and do something to qualify their own re sponsibility for tbe evils as well as the benefits of their misguided philan thropy. Tbey understand that the pre sent race of negioes is mainly made up of the children of the slaves who were trained to good behavior on the STAITNTON, fE> FRIDAY, MARCH 25. 1904. masters, aud tbat the present genera tion has grown up without such in fluences, and what is still uitore un fortunate without that family discip line and instruction which is far more influential an alliance with the ins truc tions of the church au the public school, in the implantation of moi"»l principles and civil manners, than ie frequently supposed. This great ele ment has been almost entirely want ing. The church instruction towhisb they have been subjected has been for the most part utterly defective. The public school has only stimulated desires which could not possibly be indulged, and thus prepared tbe way especially for the kind of crime which has roused the indignant grief of every good man in tbe laud. Crimes are get ting more audacious, probably for more than one reason. It is full time tbat every man belonging to the white race, should coolly and deliberately make up «' mind, and register a solemn tow ore the throne of the Holy God that this crime of rape upon our women and this spreading frequency of murder on our men shall stop. This brings me to the question. How it can be done? In answer to this question. let me call your attention to one fact. One of our city pastors, in trying to get his people to turn out freely to the services going on in bis Irch, remarked that the city was ir to pass through the streets, at present time, than it bad been for rs. The remark was true. But ? We have had all along a capi aody of police—a band of efficient ctlves probably without a superior, s mayor capable, resolute, and ifnl. Yet the most infernal crime j the emancipation of the negroes committed on a public thorough within a hundred steps of the nice, and citizens passing along sunshiny street every few mo s. There have been wicked taes made among tbe negroes ing, if not open sympathy, at least II sense of tbe crime committed, inville the papers report the en f a negro into a house in which i were conversing. But a state of has prevailed here on the streets at night and in the city generally, so Bthe negroes are concerned—very al in the place. What has caused t has been because a repressive ice has been brought to bear on that element of the population which has secured their good behavior. The negroes would as soon wake up tbe Red ADgel of the abyss, as bring down upon them the torrent of that bitter and sorrowful indignation that is flow ing like an underground torrent of lava from a volcanoe. The repression comes from the entire body of the peo ple. Our gallant police could not have done it. The young soldiers of the city guards had properly to wait on the or ders of the mayor, and the mayor had no right to order the troops into action except to repress a mob. But there came a force into the field, in aid of the public authorities, which has held down all trouble among the negroe part of the population. Is there no les son in this for the ordinary times of quiet, in spite of the dangerous ele ments mixed up in the negro popula tion, and carrying the sympathy, if not tbe support of too many of them 1 Is there no bint for us in these facts I Can there not a repressive influence be brought to bear at all times, by an or ganization of the whole, or an effective part of tbe people, in addition to the ordinary forces of civil government, and either in alliance with these agen cies or more or less under their sanc tion or even under their control ? Ex traordinary conditions call for extra ordinary expedients. What then is our suggestion ? It is simply tbe for mation of a white man's league for the protection of our people, and especial ly for the safety of our homes and tbe security of our women. It would exert asimilar repressive influence ou the lawless negroes, it would prevent mobs, and according to the wisdom, justice and resolution with which it was brought to bear on tbe negro pop ulation, it would train them up to civil manners, to live by their honest labor—to quit their sympathy and aid to criminals, and to pay due attention to the training to their children, and their duties as members of a social community. The whole trend of the influences which seems to be working on the negroes at this time is towards mischief. Since these last lines were written another murderous attack has been made upon one of our women in the town of Wytheville. The neces sity for some effectual action is grow ing more and more imperious. The people will not stand much more ot this sort of thing. To avoid a public convulsion the sooner tbe white race takes steps for effectual self-protection, the better it will be for both races. In order to exert the kind of influence which will secure public and domestic safety organization is indispensable— an organization under tbe direction and control of the wisest and the most in dicious of our best citizens—an organi zation, willing to obey orders, and tol erate no disorder —an organization ul timately to extend into every county ot the whole south—an organization I will protect and cherish every respect able and law-abiding member of the black: race, male and female, and to make lawless negros feel tbe weight of a determined purpose to secure the safety of honor, life and property for the whole of our population, and es pecially ot tbe females of our homes. Tbe advantages of such an attitude of tbe white people of tbe south will be manifold. Tbe negroes are too ig norant to understand tbe resources of tbe whites, compared with their own —too conceited to estimate their real strength—too inflamed with race pre-1 judice to heed the voice of prudence. | VI CA-roR, They proceed with the dark counsels of their passions, reckless of conse quence. The only thlngthat will bold tiem in check is the constant living presence of a force which they can un derstand and appreciate. They are| regardless of the regular forces of ordi nary government, and nothing but the ailent presence of an organized and ever-watchful community, whose wrath they will dread, will keep tbem fn obedience to the laws of the land, or I make them respect the rights of the people. Nothing else has proved effec tive. Nothing else will answer the I purpose * * which is the preven tion of crime, leaving its punishment in all capital matters to the regular civil authorities. j Another advantage will be the elim ination of the mob spirit from our so ciety. The people will understand that righteous wrath which the merci less crimes of the negroes arouses, will be in the hands of their own orgerized force—auxiliary to the civil authori ties; and the temptation to irregular action will be removed—the repressive influence on the whole negro popula tion will be equally restrictive on the irregularities of the people themselves. (Concluded Next Week ) Cancer Cured by Blood Balm. ALL SKIN AND BLOOD DISEASES CUB- Mrs. M. L. Adams, Fredonia Ala., took Botanic Blood Balm which effec tually cured and eating cancer of the nose and face. The sores healed up perfectly. Many doctors had given up her case as hopeless, hundreds of cases of cancer, eating sores, supperatmg swellings, etc., have been cured by Blood Balm. Among others, Mrs. B. M. Guerney, Warrior Stand, Ala. Her nose and lip were raw as beef, with of fensive discharge from the eating sore. Doctors advised cutting, but it failed. Blood Balm healed the sores, and Mrs. Guerney is as well as ever. Botanic Blood Balm also cures eczema, itching humors, scabs and scales, bone pains, ulcers, offensive pimples, blood poison, carbuncles, scrofula, risings and humps on the skin and all blood troubles. Druggists, $1 per large bottle. Sample of Botanic Blood Balm free and prepaid by writting Blood Balm Co., Atlanta, Ga. Describe trouble and special medical advice sent in sealed letter. It is certainly worth while investigating such a remarkabie remedy, as Blood Balm cures the most awful, worst and most deep-seated How He Looked at It. "Yes," said the author, "I got seven letters complimeating me on that one short story." "That must have made you feel proud." "It didn't." "What did it do?" "Why, it only made me feel that I didn't get enough for it when I sold it."—Chicago Post. More Riots. Disturbances of strikers are not near ly as grave as an individual disorder of the sytem. Overwork, loss of sleep, nervous tension will be followed by utter collapse, unless a reliable remedy is immediately employed. There's nothing so efficient to cure disorders of the Liver or Kidney as Electric Bit ters. It's a wonderful tonic, and ef fective nervine and the greatest all around medicine for run down systems. It dispels Nervousness, Rheumatism and .Neuralgia and expels Malaria germs. Only 50e, and satisfaction guaranteed by B. F. Hughes, druggist. A Terrible Struggle. Mr. Huggard—lf you don't stop looking so sweet I'll kiss you. Miss Koy—No, you won't. Mr. Huggard—Why won't 1? Miss Koy—You won't unless you can keep me from screaming, and—er—you know you can.—Philadelphia Press. Tragedy Averted. "Just in the nick of time our little boy was saved" writes Mrs. W. Wat kins of Pleasant City, Ohio. "Pneu monia had played sad havoc with him and a terrible cough set in besides. Doctors treated him, but he grew worse every day. At length we tried Dr- King's New Descovery for Consump tion, and our darling was saved. He's now sound, and well." Everybody ought to know, it's the only sure cure for Coughs, Colds and all Lung dis eases. Guaranteed by B. F. Hughes, druggist. Price 50 .s and $1.00. Trial bottles free. Taking it Literally. "Does Jones practice what he preach es?" "Jones isn't preaching now—he's practicing inediciue. "—Cleveland Plain Dealer. There's a »tory of a farmer and his son driving a load to market. Of the team they were driving one was a steady reliable old gray mare the other a fractious, balky black horse. On the way the wagon was stalled and the black harse sulked and refused to pull, "What'll we do father?" said the younger man. '-Well" said the father, "1 guess we'll have to lay the gad on the old gray." That homely compliment to women: -The gray mare's the better horse" suggests how often when there's an extra strain to be borne it is laid on the* woman's back. How often she breaks down at last under the added weight of some "last straw." Women who are dragging along wearily through life can gain real strength by the use of Dr Pierces Golden Medical Discov ery. It puts back in concentrated form the strength makin< material which worklns women useup more rapidly than it can be restored by Nature in the ordinary process es of nourishment and rest. Dr. Pierces Pleasant Pellets are universal favorites with ■because they are easy to take and hly effective in coring the conse of constipation. Spectator CROWD OUT FEAR THOUGHTS. One of li.c Most Improtant Things Character Building. Ibe priuciple of crowding out fear thought by buoyant, hopeful, confi dent thoughts can be applied to all the many kinds of fear that daily and hourly beset us. At first it will be hard to change the current of thought aud to cease to dwell on somber and de Pressing things. An aid in the pro cess is often advisable. A sudden change of work to something requir ing concentration of miud will often act as a switch. Recalling some hu morous or pleasant incident will some times "drive dull care away,"' as an old song has it. Inthelastanal>sii, all.fear resolves itself into fear of death, and writers on the meaiis of getting rid of fear dwell especially on the basic form Death will, perhaps, always be a mys tery, but, whatever view of it be tak en, a logical analysis will remove the terror of it, especially of that form which makes lifeless human flesh a re pulsive and terrible object. We think the feeling that Hindoos have about the flesh of animals very queer, since to us this is most appetizing food. Our own fear of a human corpse is just as foolish as the Hindoo fear, and, if we would rid on.selves of fear, we mu„t teach ourselves so. Familiarity with the thing feared is always advisable and frequently is quite sufficient. We know this to be true with horses and have only to apply the matter to our own foolish fears. Horace Fletcher advises even a course in a hospital dis secting room if nothing else will dig sipate the unreasoning fear of a dead body. "Whatever may lie beyond the tomb," says W. E. H. Lecky, "the tomb itself is nothing to us. The nar row prison house, the gloomy pomp and the bideousness of dec»y are known to the living, and the living alone. By a too common illusion of the imagina tion, men picture themselves as con sciously dead-going through the pro cess of corruption and aware of it; im prisoned, with a knowledge of the fact. In the most hideous of dungeons. En deavor earnestly to erase this illusion from your mind: for it lies at the root of the fear of death, aDd it is one of the worst sides of mediaeval and much modern art that it tends to strengthen it. Nothing, if we truly realize it, is less real than the grave. We should be no more concerned with the after fate of our discarded bodies than with that of the hair which the harbor has cut off. The sooner they are resolved into their primitive elements the bet ter. The imaginations should never be suffered to dwell upon their decay." Whatever the maens, the task of con quering fear is the most important in character building, and it will repay effort. Not until this is done—effective ly, finally done—can the human soul take its proper place and process to igber and yet higher planes of power. It Saved His Leg. P. A. Danforth of La Grange, Ga., suffered for six months with a fright, ful running sore on his leg; but writes that Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly cured it in live days. For Ulcers, Woumls, Piles, it's the best salve in tbe world. Cure guaranteed. Only 25 cts. Sold by B. F. Hughes, drugget. Job Printing. If you need any stationery this spring let us do it for you. Neat work prompt ly executed. WEEDS Consumption is a human weed flourishing best in weak i lungs. Like other weeds it's easily destroyed while young; when old, sometimes im possible. Strengthen the lungs as you would weak land and the weeds will disappear. The best lung fertilizer is Scott's Emulsion. Salt pork is good too, but it is very hard to digest. The time to treat consump tion is when you begin trying to hide it from yourself. Others see it, you won't Don't wait until you can't deceive yourself any longer. Begin with the first thought to take Scott's Emulsion. If it isn't really consumption so much the better; you will soon forget it and be better for the treatment. If it is consump tion you can't expect to be cured at once, but if you will begin in time and will be rigidly regular in your treat ment you will win. Scott's Emulsion, fresh air, rest all you can, eat all you j can, that's the treatment and I that's the best treatment. I We will send you a little of the Emul sion free. Pc sure that this picture in the form of a label is on the wrapper of every bottle of Kmulsion you buy. SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, 409 Pearl SJ., N. Y. 50c. and $t; all druggistif NO. 13. Jin. d?vldcs nC e c i ? 1 a h^ t, V PSaCrOSS '" honH t«- *■***"*« girlhood from woman ' much of the after responsible for | mis^ r 7 of woman " ousness and weak ness, commonly ex perienced at thi' time. If there is an in valid woman, suf feriag from female weakness, prolan »us, or falling- ol womb, or from leu corrhea who ha< F^orite 1 "' PieTC *\ rfS dowS h" SiX ?° nths wis » fsilin» o-j t we 'S" f was but 120. She t,™ aws: swan Advi^f PlerCe ' s Comm °" Sense Medical SSatTlJ 1 pa P" cov «s, is sent fe „ ' £?£ ? f ".one-cent stamps to mv° S.D. Timberlake. "TrTThnberlak. ft mm. Sfeoe Co. We are sole agents for the f "Queen Quality" and Ziegler Shoes for Ladies. The Florsheim and Grossett Shoes for (Tentlemen. 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Augusta St. Oar readers will find correct Schedules of the three great railroads of the State regularly published 'n this puper— the C. & 0., the N. * W., Southern and the C.-W. »J^sf I * N KAL! WORKS, DON'T Read this unless you drink the best. VELTVS PURE OLD RYE IS THE BEST. Purity and age guaranteed. Vircjiia Hotel Bar, J. C. STAFFORD, Prop. After 40 years' experience f .pro nounce this the Best * JfJLIUS C. SCHEFFEK oct .jo-3m With Va. Hotel Uar. nOMMISSIONER'SOFFICK «7 „ Staunton, Va., March 18, loot. W. H. Armstrong, S. S. Wandless, et als. ■M^iEn SOns ,ntere sted in the above styled chancery cause will Take Notice that In pursuance or a decree of therS cuit court of Augusta county, entered in sa d cause at the February term 1904 of said court, I shall at my onice S'staunron! 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