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Staunton Spectator
AND VINDICATOR. I
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I. S. TURK- Editor and Proprietor. !
East Main Street - Staunton, Va |
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Friday, August 5, 1910. i
-J ! -LU-J- -1-J. '
WHY MR. BRYAN LOST
The fact that Mr. Bryan lost in his
prohibition fight in Nebraska will be i
a subject of much joy to many of those <
who have sought so often and so unre- I
lentingly to discredit him. But let I
them not suppose for a moment that >
Mr. Bryan is dead. His live corpse i
has always been seen after every polit- .
leal funeral, and it will still appear to |
many who hoped to see it no more.
The fight Mr. Bryan lost was one <
which he might have expected to lose, i
because it gave, or undertook to give, ,
the county people of Nebraska control ,
over the cities and towns, as we under- t
stand it We will illustrate it thus. ,
Augusta surrounds the city of Statin- ,
ton. Augusta has a much iarger vot- <
ing population than Staunton. Staun- s
ton is an independent and separate
municipality, pays her own expenses, «
fixes her own tax rate, says how she ,
shall manage her own affairs. Now ,
suppose an effort were made to have ,
Staunton controlled by Augusta coun- j
ty, there would unquestionably be .
strong opposition. Staunton might ,
want the same things Augusta county j
wanted, but she would oppose bitterly ,
any law which COMPELLED her to j
abide the dictates of the county. The ,
effort in Nebraska was "so goes the ,
county so must go the town." If |
Staunton proposed to issue license the ;
county oi Augusta could defeat it under ,
Mr. Bryan's bill. It is true that this ;
principle was proposed only in so far j
as the licensing of liquor sales was
concerned. But if permitted in one
thing, then it could hardly be denied ,
in another, hence a city or town would
lose its identity and surrender its pow- ,
er of government to those who pay no
taxes in it, and have nothing to do
with it, further than dictate its course ,
on the liquor question. This is why
Nebraskans refused to follow Mr. Bry
an. They saw in his platform what
any person must see in it—political
control—by a party professing to have
only a moral issue to advance. The
bold pronouncements by the Anti-
Saloon League, of its dictation of laws
and its election of officers, has put the
question of politics so plainly before
the people that now they vote not as
democrats and republicans, but as
wets and drys on such issues as the
Nebraska issue. There seemed to be
more wets than drys in the Nebraska
convention, that is men who would
not deprive the cities and towns of ,
their identity. Hence Mr. Bryan lost. <
Mr. Bryan, however, has not lost in
thing. He has not lost in the es-
UmatioW of those who from the begin
ning of Vis remarkable carreer, have
been ihroued with his sincerity, and ,
impressed with his ability. He is a ■
moral man, deeply moral. He does ,
not use liquors in any form. He would j
gladly see them banished, and he i
would be only too glad to know that j
no human being used an intoxicant '
He has his views about how such a f
millennium might be brought about j
and he has been bold enough to advo- ,
cate them. There are many who differ ;
from him as to the mode. Many who i
believe laws cannot make morals. But i
in his opinions Mr. Bryan is sincere, |
and on those opinions he is not at
tempting to ride into office.
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CURSED AND CALLED LIAR '
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"It was the greatest political trage- ,
dy in the history of Nebraska. Bryan, f
tot years the idol of his party, was -
cursed and called a liar by opposition t
orators, and the delegates cheered men
who denounced the old leader."
The above appeared in the newspa- s
pers of yesterday. We may be reading f
the truth and we may not, but we will \
say one thing in Mr. Bryan's favor. I
He is not shown to have lost his head '
•r given way to his temper. The call- 1
ing of him a liar does not make him a 1
liar. Often the liar is the utterer of '
the epithet.and not he against whom <
it is uttered, and in this instance, as t
in others, we doubt not that Mr. Bryan
will gain instead of lose. If Mr. Bryan .
did not lie, and we do not believe he
did, in anything he could have said,
those who denounced him unjustly ,
will be the liars proven so out of their
own mouths. f
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The profits of the Steel trust have ,
been greatly increased during the last -
three months. There are no reports (
yet as to the amount of Increase in
wages to the employes.
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A RUSSO-JAPANESE TREATY. 1
It seems strange to some, but it is a
fact that Russia and Japan have form
ed and offensive and defensive alliance,
which is declared to be caused by the
action of the United States in the ]
Portsmouth treaty,and by her endeav- i
or to get her hands into the Manchu
rian railway scheme. Under Mr. <
Knoxs diplomacy the United States »
is looked on with great suspicion in I
the East and our Philippine posses- I
sions may yet cause us many many <
times their actual worth. t
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Col. Roosevelt has a visit planned <
for Pittsburg in September. Many of I
his friends are advising him against it i
teat he be stung by the "Tsetse" fly
which has played such havoc among
councilmen up there. Others tell him '
to go ahead, believing him to be 1m- '
mune.
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The recent Cuban revolution you Id c
not W ft had occurred they >aye c
amounted to a respectable V a f
night rider's escapade in Ksv fez c
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WILL IT BE HARMON ?
Ma'iy have been looking at the Ohio
republican convention thinking that
in it they would find some solution of
the presidential question. If the re
publicans have now nominated a man
who can beat Governor Harmon in the
present race, then Harmon may not
be the next presidential candidate of
the democrats. If, however, they have
not nominated such a man, then Mr.
Harmon, they think, will be. Inas
much, therefore, as Mr. Harmon's ca
reer as a presidential candidate of his
party turned on the choice of the con
vention just closed, that convention
became a matter of much interest.
This is the feeling of many who think
that the democrats might win the
presidency in 1912. The time of that
election is some distance off. Many
tilings will happen before then, and it
will require many things to happen
before the dreams of those who imag
ine a democratic nominee for president
could be elected at that time. If any
one will study the situation he must
we think, come to the conclusion that
an "Insurgent" will have a fine
chance to win.then. The two old par
ties have traveled along together until
they have about become one and the
same. There is no visible difference
to the naked[eye between them. There
seems nothing dividing them or dis
tinguishing them but their name.
Most of the piesent leaders of the dem
ocratic! partyjeither bolted the national
ticket or sulked in 1896 or since. They
are largely in sympathy with trusts
and corporations generally. They are
advocates of high tariff, a gold stand
ard, Emergency Currency, federal
railway incorporation, and every prin
ciple for which the republican party
stands.
This being so they cannot draw to
them the rank and file of the demo
cratic party. Our senior senator well
represents the character of the men
now in power in the democratic party.
He is credited with being in sympathy
with most republican ideas. He was
entirely out of sympathy with the na
tional ticket In 1896, and ever after
when Mr. Bryan was the nominee. He
is also credited, whether true or not
with working zealously to repay the
debt he owes those who elected him
first to the senate, and some think he
has well repaid it. He is looked on by
many as being as favorable to trusts as
Mr. Aldrich, and as strong a believer
in the divine rights of railways as Mr.
Elkins. As he goes so goes the organ
ization in Virginia, so goes what is
now known as the democratic party in
Virginia. He is said to hold the gov
ernor in his hand. He is accredited
with being able to dictate the new ap
pointee for the senate. He has full credit
given him of having dictated tbe re
cent appointment to the Corporations
Commission, and many go so far as to
say that no important action of the
governor is ever taken without his
counsel, indeed consent It is the firm
belief of many that he watches even
minute things in the various parts of
the State calculated to aid in his po
litical control. There are those who
feel certain they saw his hand in the
election which sent Staunton into the
dry column, and that this action was
based entirely on political and not
moral reasons.
There are those who say that he has
already chosen Judson Harmon for us
as the next presidential candidate.
Therefore our people had as well get
ready to vote for him. Now that Mr.
Bryan has become "discredited," the
man he so much disliked is out of his
way, and the sailing is plain. The
democratic choice, if he can control it,
will be Harmon, and yet there could
not now be a shout raised for Harmon
in Virginia with a jack screw. This
tells the tale. Thi. tells that the peo
ple and the leaders are far apart
There must be some enthusiasm, some
spirit, something the people want, in
jected into politics or the next nomi
nation will be a repetition of the
Parker campaign, lt may be the same
man may be in the field again who de
feated Parker. If so the result will be
known long before the election.
.mmemesmm^es^esW*.
.Forty millions is the quarterly earn
ings of United States Steel. The very
name is suggestive of crime of im
mense proportions, one that extends
over the broad area of our country and
gathers millions of that which does
not belong to them, were the laws as
they should be.
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Suppose one is, or several aeronauts
say, are killed in attempting to fly
from New York to bt Louis or vice
versa, in order to win that $-0,000
prize, could their personal representa
tives sue the newspapers which offered
it as being the cause of the loss of the
lives of their protectors and their
means of support ? The law student
ought to win a prize by working out
this problem.
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Automobiling with all its dangers
has become so facinating that not wit h
standing those dangers and the cost
persons will not abandon it, indeed
the fever seems increasing every day,
and every day the persons indulging
are in most cases on the road to death
if not bankruptcy; sometimes both.
It is the same with railroading.
There's no money in it It all turns
on the excitement
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. If any one has a wife he desires to
rid himself of, the thing to do ia to kill
her in Italy, then flee to this country.
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ADMISSIONS OF BEEF TRUST
The Chicago Beef Trust admits it
pent $2,000,000 to put the New York
Dressed Beef Association out of busi
ness, and it was proven at the same
time that the high prices of beef are
caused entirely by the Beef trust
which has no competitor in the small
butcher, as it once had, hence prices
go up pretty much wherever they
choose to put them to the consumer,
and down pretty much to where they
choose to put them to the owner of the
cattle. All this came out before Judge
Kennisaw Mountain Landis who is
trying the Beef trust in Chicago now.
SSI IS
Mr. Taft will leave the question of
the reasonableness of railroad rates to
the Interstate Commerce Commission,
and the Commission will leave It to
the railroads, in other words it will de
cide the question purely on the evi
dence the railroads adduce. If, there
fore, it is wrong it will be a railroad
crime only. .
SENATORS ARE MADE NOT NORN
Governor Maim has at last perform
ed the maqncs opus of his official
life. He has appointed a United States
Senator. The form of doing this was
gone through with on Monday last,
the actual appointment was made
the moment the legislature adjourned
its recent session.
That those who do not understand
how these great political problems are
worked, might not be made to blush
for the executive, a reasonable and de
cent interval was allowed between the
actual death of Senator Daniel, and
the pronouncement of the gubernato
rial decree, making Mr. Swanson his
successor. It would be interesting to
know how many persons were consult
ed by the governor before he took this
mportant step. We believe they might
be counted on the fingers of one hand,
and leave the thumb out It is differ
ent when we come to the number who
went to see bim, and wrote him possi
bly on this subject, aad no doubt be
has a number of cards of those who
called to see him to "persuade" him to
such a course or uphold his handstand
also an imposing file of letters, on this
subject, from others interested in the
welfare of the State.
These precautions were entirely per
functory, we opine. They always take
place, however, on such occasions,*and
should anything be said touching the
wisdom of the executive act hereafter,'
the file will be produced in its "pon
derosity" and the objector squelched
under its mass. These are tricks of
the trade. They deceive no one but
the ignorant, but they do stir the risi
bles of the "educated."
That there was any special demand
for the appointment as made, outside
the organization, is not universally
credited. That the Senate of the Uni
ted States will be elevated has, we
think, no unprejudiced believers. That
the State of Virginia will be consumed
with pride is wholly problematical.
That 95 per cent, of the people of Vir
ginia desired the with
out foundation in fact, that 25 per
cent, of the masses would, if left to
their own -volition, have made the
same selection, is open to the gravest
doubt. The people, however, have
submitted to the action of the governor
as people so often do, when powerless
at the time to prevent the acts of high
officials, hoping that it may not work
in too detrimental a way, and under
the impression that in some remote
event, it might have been worse.
"A waterless bath" is the newest of
fads. We take them here in Staunton
at times, but they lave the inner, and
not the outer man.
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THE LONE STAR STATE
Texas has shown a wonderful in
crease in population under the new
census. She will certainly get ten if
not twelve new Congressmen. This
has caused some alarm North. New
York and Pennsylvania see growing
to the South of them an empire which
they profess to fear, and which possi
bly theyihave reason to fear commer
cially; though we can hardly conceive
1 of there being any reason to fear it for
other cause. It is strange, however,
that the North and East are so jealous
of Southern grown. They dread it far
more than they do the growth of Can
ada, and they try to console themselves
by thoughts of a quieting nature. The
Washington Post has put some salve
on their sores in the following way:
"The South has rich lands that are
cheap in the market, a climate unsur
passed for salubrity, a diversity of
crops unknown to the North even, a
water power that the world can scarce
ly match, and mineral resources sim
ply limitless. All that is needed is
capital; population, physical energy,
and business sagacity to make of that
section all that the North is.
"These will all come when a half
million Northerners shall yearly cross
Mason and Dixon's line and take up
their abode in the South. No force
bill, no appeal to the fourteenth
amendment, will stop it. North and
South are agreed that the sectional
questien is dead and hopeless of resur
rection."
The only thing that riles the South
ern man is the superiority which the
above utterance carries—the superiori
ty of abihty|to workjout the problem of
Southern advancement, being given to,
and dwelling in the men of the North.
Mr. Roosevelt, whose snccess is phe
nominal, had a Southern mother. Mr.
Bryan's people went from Virginia
West. Senator Dolliver, who has made
more reputation than most any man in
Congress during recent sessions, is
irom West Virginia. New York city
and many other Northern cities are full
of Southern men who are in the front
rank in all that goes to|make those
cities great Samuel Spencer was a
power in the Vanderbilt and Morgan
house. Louis E. Nixon is a Southern
er, and possibly the greatest lawyer in
New York, Samuel Untenmeyer
went from Lynchburg. It gives us,
therefore, a feeling of great enervation
and makes us very weary when we
hear, "all that is needed is capital,
population, physical energy, and busi
ness sagacity," to make the South
great Then to be told, "These will
come when b»'f c million Northerners
shall cross Mason and Dixon's line and
take up their abode in the South."
As a matter of fact the South has
had some very good men come into
ber midst from the North, but she has
sent many as good, if not better North,
the crossing of Mason and Dixon's line
by a "half million" or more Northern
ers every year from 1861 to 1865 put a
blight upon her institutions and pros
perity no people but those who have
always made the South great could
have recovered from in a century. The
South welcomes good, honest North
ern men with capital, but she desires
to tell the Post and all others, that she
is in no sense beholden to the North
for any material part of her greatness,
and will never be. Her cotton alone
brings back to this country $5-0,000,000
and but for her cotton this country
would today be bankrupt Texas owes
little of her prosperity to any "North
ern horde." She grows in greatness
because she so manages her affairs
that people out of choice seek her con
fines.
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It is said that the rainbow does not
look alike to everybody. This, we
think, is true. Some politicians are ,
unable to see it at all.
John G. Carlisle Dead.
New York, Jnly 31.—John G. Car
lisle, former secretary of the treasury, i
who had been critically ill for the i
past two days, died at his apartments I
in New York, at 1:60 o'clock tonight
of heart failure, accompanied by oed
ema of the lunga.
An intestinal complaint of long
standing, whioh wore down his vital
ity, lay behind tlie technical fact of
heart failure. He was attacked last
spring by the same trouble complicat
ed by an ailment of the kidneys,.Jand
for a time hovered near death. But
his remarkable vitality triimplied
then, aa it seemed it might eve 1 in
tbe illness whioh ended tonight.
John Griffin Carlisle was ' ora in
Kenton county, Ky., on Septe_aler 5,
1835. He was educated in tin public
schools, later studied law, and was
admitted to the bar. Always'a consis
tent and| interested in pub
lic affairs as a young man, he rose
from the Kentucky House of Repre
sentatives to the state senate, served
as Lieutenant-Governor, and finally
graduated into national affairs.
From 1877 to 1890 he was a member
of the national house, and from 1883
to 1889 was speaker of the house. He
resigned to fill the unexpired term of
James B. Beck in the United States
Senate, from which he again resigned
in 1893 to become Secretary of the
Treasury under President Graver
Cleveland.
With the retirement from power of
the democratic party in 1907 he with
drew from politics, and took up osce
more the practice of law, this time in
New York City, where he continued
to reside until his death tonight
The body will be sent to Washington
tomorrow, and the funeral probably
will be held from the residence whioh
Mr. Carlisle still retained there be
cause of the many cases he argued be
fore the United States Supreme court.
Burial will be in the family plot at
Covington, Ky.
With him at the bedside was hist
daughter, Mrs. William K. Carlisle,
and his two granddaughters, Mrs.
Frederick L. Allen and Mrs. Louis
Sherman Pitkin, the latter of New
Heaven.
W | II
B. a. 0. IMPROVING TUNNEL
Will Also Build Additional Tunnels
at Kingwood, W. Va.
Baltimore, Md., July 80.—The im
provements which the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad will make at the King
wood tunnel in West Virginia will
include not only the ventilation and
lighting of the present tunnel, but
with two tracks about 80 feet to the
north and 30 feet lower than the pres
ent tunnel. The new tunnel is to be
used for freight trains, and the grade
through it will be easier than the old
route, which is to be thereafter de
voted to passenger trains. A ventilat
ing fan is to be placed in the old tun
nel which will be lighted by electric
ity. On the western side of the
mountain the helping engines
now run through the Kingwood
tunnel in handling freight
trains, but when thenew tunnel
trains, bnt when the new tunnel is
Completed they will, because of the
lighter grade be able to cnt off from
trains at the western end of the tun
nel, which will greatly rednce the
amount of smoke in the tunnel.
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APPOINTED TO SENATE
Hon. Claude A. Swanson To Succeed
Late John Warwick Daniel
Richmond, Va, Aug. 1. —Governor
Mann at 12 o'clock today signed a
commission prepared by the secretary
of the Commonwealth, appointing
Claude A. Swanson to represent Vir
ginia in the United States senate to
fill the vacancy caused by ttie recent
death of John Warwick Daniel. The
commission reads
Governor's Offic.,
Richmond, Va
August 1,1910.
Secretary of the Commonwealth:
Sir:—Let a commission be issued to
Hon. Claude A. Swanson, as Senator of
the United States for Virginia, to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the" death
of John Warwick Daniel tor the term
which expires on the fourth of March,
1911.
Respectfully,
WM. HODGES MANN,
Governor.
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Mrs. Bradehaw Operated on for Ap
pendicitis
Dr. W. R. Siron, of McDowell,
Highland county, has been in STAUN
TON for severU days, having brought
to the Augusta Sanatorium, a patient,
Mrs. Myron Bradshaw of McDowell,
who was operated on by Dr. J. B. Cat
lett for appendicitis. Friends of Mrs.
Bradshaw will be pleasei|to know that
she is getting on remarkably well
since the operation. Dr. 'Siron left
for home yesterday afternoon.
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Mr*. Annie McWilliam* Dies ol JOM
Age
Harrisonburg, Va'July 80.— Mrs.An
nic McWilliams died yesterday after
noon about naif-past 3at her home
above the Methodist chapel in the
north end of town. She was eighty
three years old and her death was
due to the dissolution of age.
She was twice married. Her first
husband was George Dillard and by
him slie had a number of children,
among w'iom are Era-tug, Robert and
Charles, of Harrisonburg. Another
son, Gorge, died six years ago.
About twelve years ago Mrs. Dillard
married Mr. McWilliams.
The funeral will be held Sunday
morning at 10 o'clock from the rooms
over the mission, Rev. H. IL Sherman
officiating.
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Lynchburg, Aug. 2. —Special.--John
Franklin well to do negro was fined
fifty dollars today for running blind
tiger.
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Better Than a Cure
i
It is well to cure a cold, but better to ,
prevent it As soon as you feel a cold
coining on, take one or two "Lane's
Pleasant Quinine Tablets." You will i
not have a cold and the Tablets will i
leave you feeling better than ever.
They cure grip in a few hours. 26c a
box at druggists and dealers.
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GENERAL NEWS.
New York, July 30.—A Bronx police
man today successfully played the'
role of rescurer of a would-be suicide
by cutting down Jacob Karzen, a des
pondent youth, who had attempted to
hang himself from the limb of a tree
in Crotana park-
New York, July 30.—That they set
fire to four houses in one night for
purposes of robbery, a
lad and {engaged together in other
criminal exploits, is the confession
made by two Brooklyn boys according
to the police and fire officials who
put them through a third degree ordeal
following their arrest for a minor
offense. _^
Greens burg, Pa.,Jul> 30.—1n a des
perate hand-to-hand battle last mid
night near the export coal mines,
ten miles from this place, a striking
minei was shot and killed and G.o_ge
Davis, of Wilkeebarre, a member of
Troop A. Pennsylvania state constab
ulary, was seriously wounded. Nearly
a score of others received minor in
juries.
Danville, Va, July 30.—A white
man was taken from a box car in the
Southern Railway yards here yester
day in a half starved condition, after
having been held |a prisoner three
days. The man got into the car, whioh
was loaded with several hogsheads of
tobacco in Washington, and it was by
the merest chanse he was found here.
But for the discovery he would prob
ably have died as the car is due to go
on|through to Savannah. He is being
cared for at the police station.
Salem, July 29.—Paul S. Davis died
at his home here this morning of tu
berculosis, aged 59 years, Mr. Davis
spent a portion of his boyhood in Sa
lem'returning here in 1890. He [was
formerly cashier of the Bank of Salem,
and was prominently identified with
the business interests of the town.
He was the second son of the late
Prof. John B. Davis of Roanoke Col
lege, and was born in Churchville,
Augusta county.
Charleston, W. Va, July 30.—A
factional fight between the McGraw
and Chilton factions, of the Demo
cratic party in Monongalia county, it
is understood, will be compromised in
a short time. The Chilton contingent
has been endeavoring to unseat County
Chairman J. L Wharton,
it is said, will withdraw, and a man
acceptable to both factions, will be
named.
New York, Aug I.—Special.—Not
withstanding reports of rain in Okla
homa and Northern Texas cotton ad
vanced and was strong throughout the
day spot quotations five points lower.
No sales.
Charlottesville,Aug. I.—Entries for
the tenth annual exhibition of the Al
bemarle Horse Show Association, to
be held Tuesday and Wednesday. Au
gust 9 and 10, at the association
grounds near this city, have closed.
Lynchburg, Aug. Ist. —Special. —Lee
Jones, the chauffeur of the car wreck
ed near Harrisonburg is not fleeing.
He went to Franklin, W. Va, to re
turn wi-h three Lynchburg cars.
The wrecked car was not sold to
Mr. Dan'lL Porter, It belonged to
the Apperson Lee Motor Company
here. Mr. Jones went from Harri
sonburg Saturday by stage line to
Mr.Apperson's summer home and will
return via STAUNTON, reaching
here Wednesday or Thursday.
Berryville, Va, Aug. I.—A serious
water famine has been imminent, for
the past week, caused by a large main
bursting in the Shenandoah river,
through which it passes on its way
from the mountain reservoir to the
town. Supplies were ordered, but they
weie delayed, and only a day or twe
ago was the suspense relieved.
Washington, Aug I.—The discovery
of a new species of fresh water am
phipod is announced by the Smithson
ian institution.
It was found in a spring fed pond
near Ashland, Va., by Professor George
C. Embody, of Cornell University, and
has been given by him the name l; Eu
crangonyx Serratus."
Richmond, Va, Aug I.—Ground
was broken at Ninth and Broad streets
this morning for tlie new conduits
whioh are to carry the wires for the
illumination of the ornamental elec
tric lamp pole lines.
A large force of workmen will make
the dirt fly until the trenches are com
pleted - and the conduits are
stretched nndergound from Twelfth
to Jefferson streets.
Harrisonburg, Va., Aug I.—While
picking pears Friday Hal Arey, the
adopted son of Mrs. Newton Moubray,
fell down upon a paling fence and
was painfully injured about the hips.
The accident occurred at Mrs. Mou
bray's home about nine miles from
Harrisonburg on the Rawley pike and|a
Harrisonburg physician was summon
ed, who found the child badly injur
ed. He will recover.
Lynchburg, Va. Aug.—2. Special.—
Walter Thompson the negro, who box
ed Richard Reed negro, Friday just
before latter died,acquitted of murder
charge today. Death was held to be
due to natural causes.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 2.—Missouri
began voting at 7 o'clock this morn
ing for nominees to congress, three
State officers, State legislators and
many county officers. It is expected
the voting will be light Six of the
ten Democratic congressmen will get
a renomination without opposition,
including Champ Clark, minority
leader in the house of representatives.
Lynchburg, Va, Aug.2.—Special.—
Robert Thompson, colored, is on trial
at Lovingstou for murder of John
Staton in Nelson county, last May,
There are fifty witnesses in the case!
Verdict expected .Wednesday or
Thursday.
Washington, Aug. 2.—The body of
John G. Carlisle, former Secretary
of the Treasury reached Washington
this afternoon from New York. Fun
eral services will be held in St Thom
as' Churoh at 2 o'clock today.
The body will be placed in tbe re
ceiving vault in Rook Creek Ceme
tery, where it will rest until October.
At that time the body of the ex-treas
urer and of Mrs. Carlisle will be taken
to Covington, Ky., for burial in the
AGED BLIND MAM KILLED
Horse Runs Away With John R.
Dutrow-He Dies from Injuries
MsGaheysville, July 29.—One of
the most pathetic and tragic aocidents
ever this [section occurred
yesterday afternoon when John R. Du
trow, 88 years old and blind, together
with hip 13 year old grand daughter
were thrown from a buggy in a runa
way accident. The old man had his
skull fractured, his face frightfully
braised and torn and his left arm
broken. After lying twenty four
hours in an • unconscious condition,
rallying only at intervals, he died to
night at 7 o'clock. His granddaugh
ter, Christine Dutrow, escaped wit i a
severe gash in her forehead.
Two phyeicians found the condition
of Mr. Dutrow extremely critical.
His severe injuires, together with his
old age, made his recovery impossi
ble. For twenty-four hours he lay
for tlie most part in [an unconscious
condition. At times he rallied
aud talked with his children
at his bedside. He was able to take
light nourishment at times. The end
came tonight at 7 o'clock.
Mr. Dutrow is a native of Freder
ick Maryland, coming to East Rock
ingham about twenty years ago. His
first wife was Miss Main, of Mary
land ; his second wife, now deceased
was Mrs. Adam Long. He leaves
several children: John R. Dutrow,
Jr., Mrs. Lila Shippe, Mrs. William
Bell, Mrs. Solomon Galawter Jand a
number of others of this neighborhood.
He made his home with his children.
Mr. Dutrow was a brave soldier dur
ing the Civil War. Funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
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Expert Peach Packers.
The arrival of a crew of six expert
packers, who have jusfUnished mov
ing the Georgia peach crop, marks a
new era in the fruit growing indus
try in the Valley. In fact this the
first time expert fruit packers have
ever been imported into this state.
These men travel the country from
California to Main packing everything
from figs,raisins and cherries to apples
and pears. They will be put to work
right away on the peach crop in this
section and later will be scattered
through the Valley at different points
where schools will be established for
the purpose of training native packers
in this most important phase of the
fruit growing industry. Special stress
will be laid upon the packing of fancy
apples. The Shenandoah Fruit Grow
ers Association, under whose super
vision this work is being carried on
and who are bringing to this state its
first expert packers, Will not only un
dertake to make Shenandoah fruit
growers produce as fine apples as the
Hood River apples, whi.h are shipped
here even now from Oregon, bnt will
train young men to become expert
packers and thus bring a fancy price
for their product. They realize that
it is useless to grow fine apples with
ont marketing them in the most up
to-date mannerjand in a dressjbefitting
their station. The expense attached
i to this new departure in Valley fruit
growing, that is, ofbringing these
fruit packing experts here and of
i maintaining them for training pur
poses will be met by the association,
a thing impossible without such an or
ganization. The State Horticultural
Society has made an appropriation for
a demonstrating packer. A pro
posal has been made to them to aid in
maintaining the school of packers and
proper|couunittees are now considering
the matter.
OBTAINS ABSOLUTE DIVORCE
Dr. Frederick Lawford Granted De
cree by Corporation Court
Judge H. W. Holt of the corpora
tion court of STAUNTON, has grant
ed an absolute divorce to Dr. Freder
ick Lawford, from his wife
who made her home for some
time in STAUNTON, condition
ed on Dr. Lawford's paying all tbe
costs, attorneys' fees, and a certain
sum for an'appeal. The court holds
that Mrs. Lawford was not guilty of
improper conduct in Washington, as
charged, bnt was gnilty in STAUN
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Virginia Horse Shows.
Southern Rail way begs to announce
that low round trip fares have been
authorized on account of the following
horse shows :
Manassas Horse Show, Manassas,
Va., July 27-28.
Orange Hoese Show, Orange, Va.,
August 3-4.
Albemarle Horse Show, Charlottes
ville, Va., August 9-10.
Front Royal Horre Show, Front
Royal, Va, August 16-17.
Warrenton Horse Show, Warrenton,
Va, Aug. 31, Sept 1.
For further information concerning
rates authorized, territory from which
applying, dates of sale, final limit, etc.
call on nearest Southern Ry. Agent
Lynchburg, Va, Aug. B.—Special.
—Doc Sneade and his sou were arrest
ed in Nelson County today charged
with the murder of MeredithMoGunn
an old man, last Friday near Tyro
Nelson county.
There is more Catarrh in this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together, and until the last few
years was supposed to be incurable.
For a great many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease and
prescribed local remedies, and by con
stantly failing to cure with local treat
ment pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence has proven catarrh to be a consti
tutional disease and therefore requires
constitutional treatment Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only
constitutional cure on the market It
is taken internally in doses from 10
drops to a teaspoonful. It acts direct
ly on the blood and mucous surfaces of
the system. They offer one hundred
dollars for any case it fails to cure.
Send for circular and testimonials.
Address: F. J. CHENi_Y A CO.,
Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation.
CASTOR IA
Por Infi-nta and Children.
Tbi KM Yoi Han Always Bought
112 th An mal Reunion NeM-Riee
1 Camp Confederate Veterans, For-
I estvilie Crossing (New Mar
ket) Va., August 19th,
1910.
Southern Railway has authorized
on account of tne above occasion
very low round trip fares from all
stations Harrisonburg to Front Roy
ai, inclusive, dates of sale August
17th, and 19th, final limit Aug.
20th, 1910.
Special train will leave Frout Roy
al Aug. 19th, 6 a. m. arriving Forest
ville Crossing 8 a. in.
Special train will leave Harrison
burg 9:40 a m., Aug. 19th, arriving
Forestville Grossing 10:40 a. m. Same
afternoon at 4 p. m. this train will
leave Forestville crossing for Harris
onburg.
All trains except No. 13 will stop
at tne crossing on Aug. 19th. On
Aug. 18th, account Camp Fires trains
,49 28, 26 and 217 will stop at cross-
Confer with agent.. Sac flyer dis-
I_. S. BROWN,
Gen. Agt, Washington, D. C.
Somethi g for Headache
Nothing else, aside from money, is so
universally sought for as a cure for
headache. Headache powders are not
safe and they give only temporary re
lief in any event. The chocolate-coat
ed and capsule-shaped pills called
Sherman's Headache Remedy and sold
by druggists and dealers at 10c and 25c
are recommended as the best headache
core. .
Recovering from Bite of Copperhead
Snake
Mt. Solon, Aug I.—James M. Dag
gy, who was bitten by a copper head
snake last Wednesday near Stokesville
is reported to be doing as well as
could be expected under the circum
stances. His arm, shoulder and face
are still considerably swollen. How
ever the attending physicians are sat
isfied with the progress of the case
and are hopeful of his ultimate recov-
Annual Reunion Confederate Veterans,
Fisher's Hill, Va., Saturday, Aug 6
Southern Railway announces greatly
reduced round trip rates August 5 and
6 from all stations Washington to Har
risonburg, inclusive; final return limit
Aug. 7. Special train service from
Harrisonburg, Edinburg and Front
Royal and return. For full particulars
see flyers distributed or write L. S.
Brown, Gen. Agt, 705 15th St. N. W.,
Washington, D. C. 7 22 3t
m-m-em mm
Mr. John B. Cochran has returned
from the Hot and White Sulphur
Springs.
POPULAR EXCURSION TO WASHING
TON-via Southern Ry.
Another popular excursion will be
operated via Southern Ry. to Wash
ington, D. C, Wednesday, Aug. 10,
leaving Harrisonburg 7 a in., stopping
at all stations up to and including
Wellington. Returning, special train
will leave Washington 0 p. in., Thurs
day, Aug. 11. Washington's numer
ous up-to-date resorts, including sever
al of its handsome theatres, are in full
swing at this time, affording those vis
iting the capital nearly every form of
amusement. Apply to agents or write
L. a Brown, Gen. Agt., 705 15th St.,
N. W., Washington, D. C. 7 22 3t
Mm is Wofl as In are lade Si.
.j Kdwj md Bladder IrwbJc.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
I discourages and lessens ambition; beauty,
vigor and cheerful
ness soon disappear
when the kidneys are
out of order or dis
eased.
Kidney trouble has
become so prevalent
that it is not uncom
mon for a child to be
born afflicted with
weak kidneys. If the
child urinates too often, if the urine scalds
the flesh, or if, when the child reaches an
age when it should be able to control the
passage, it is yet afflicted with bed-wet
ting, depend upon it, the cause of the diffi
culty is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment of
these important organs. This unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition of
the kidneys and bladder and not to a
habit as most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made miser
able with kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The mild and the immediate effect of
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sold
by druggists, in fifty
cent and one-dollar
f'ze bottles. You may
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a
pamphlet telling all w_«^ mwrns.
about Swamp-Root, hm_# ei_«__~.itooi
including many of the thousands of testi
monial letters received from sufferers
who found Swamp-Root to be just the
remedy needed. In writing Dr. Kilmer
& Co., Binghamton, N. V., be sure and
mention this paper. Don't make any
mistake, but remember the name, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address,
Binghamton, N. V., on every bottle.
The Dunsmore
X siness College
Staunton, Va,
its 39th session Thursday,
er 1, 1910.
hool is noted for its thorough
training of young men and women for
making their future lives more profit
able and independent Its graduates
are found in almost every town and
city ot the United Slates. They are
holding positions in all of the banks of
Staunton, from Exchange Clerk to
President. -
The Dunsmore School has an envia
ble reputation for the thoroughness of
its methods of teaching and prepara
tion for high salaried clerical work.
Send for catalogue at once.
J. G. DUNSMORE,
7 15 2m President
| VIRGIN! . POLYTeCHNIC INSTITUTE
BLACKSBURG, VA.
Degree course in Agriculture,
Horticulture, Applied Chemistry"
Applied Geology, Civil, Mining
Mechanical and Electrical Engi
neering, Metallurgy and Metallo
graphy, and Preparatory Veterina
ry Medicine. Sixty-four Instruc.
tors, Thoroughly Equipped Shops,
Laboratories and Barns. Steam
heating and electric lights in dormi
tories. Library 12,000 volumes.
Farm of 1,100 acres.
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL APPENTICEX
(One Year Course for You .g Farmers ) ■
Total ooat ol semlon or nine month-, inclu
ding tuition and other (Ma, board, washing,
uniforms, medical attendance, etc, t»*.m.
Cost to Virginia student*. *2a«.60.
. The nest sealon opens Wednesday,
embor-Ist, 1910.
PAUL B. BARRW6ER, M.D., L.L.D.
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Scarcity of Genuine WhH* Oak
Timber
Washington, D. C, July 30.—1t
will surprise most persons who know
something about oak to be told that
the so-called white oak timber of onr
markets is often a mixture not only
of various species of the white oak
group but also of other species, such
as the red oak. This generally un
known fact is reported by theJU. S.
Department of Agriculture, which,
as a part of its forestry work, is fre
quently called upon to paas judgment
upon the identity of. market woods in
dispute.
Foresters divide all the oaks into
two distinct groups—the white oak
group and_the black oak group One
way of distinguishing the two is by
the fact that the black oaks require
two years to mature their acorns,
While the white oaks take but one.
The woods of the two groups of oak
are also structurally different. Tbe
true white oak, known to botanists
as Quercus alba, is merely one of the
species which make up the white oak
group. Red oak, on the other hand,
belongs to the lack oak group.
Marriage in Brock* Gap Neighbor
hood
Harrisonburg, Va, July 30—A mar
riage license was issued yesterday to
Arthur A. Fink, 22 years old, of
Grant county, West Virginia and a
J son of Wm. Fink and Miss Roaa N.
i Dove, 19 years old. of Rockingham
county, daughter of Jas. A. Dove. The
groom is a farmer. The marriage
will take plaoe at the home of the
bride in the Brock's Gap neighbor
hood.
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i Mrs. Mary Michael of Waynes boor,
i widow of the late W. H. Michael,
■ died at her home Monday afternoon
i at 5 o'clock after an illness of several
. weeks. She is suvrived by one son,
■ Mr. J. H. Michael, and four daugh
i ters, Misses Addie and Alice Michael,
Mrs. C. R .Bateman and Mrs. C. G.
Alexander, all of Waynesboro. The
funeral will take placeJ Wednesday at
' 2 o'clock from her home.
Splendid Blue Grass Farms
i
; IN LOUDOUN AND FAUQUIER
i COUNTIES.
I
1 Two valued at $7,500 each. Five
priced at (10,000 to $15,000. Three at
i ¥20,000. Two at $30,000. lat $46,000.
These farms have good buildings and
are in a high state of cultivation. Do
1 you wish to make a first-class purchase
; then examine these properties at once.
Our agency covers the best portion
of the State, so it will be to your inter
est to correspond with us.
For free full description write to
H. W. HILLEARY & CO.,
3jun2t Charlottesville, Va
Land! Good! Cheap!
Rich!
FOR|SALE IN
OKLAHOMA AND TtXAS.
These lands produce good (Wheat
Kaffir-Corn Booom-Corn, etc., and
Common-Corn when properly cultiva
| ted. Uncultivated land in grass.
Address,
A. M. WILLIS,
apls 4t Beaver, Oklahoma
Southern Railway.
• N. B.—The following schedule figures
are published only as information
and are not guaranteed. Schedule
in effect May. 29 1910.
Leave Charlottesville as follows:
No. 9, daily, 11.50 a m. Local be
-1 tween Washington and Danville.
No. 29, daily, 7.10 p. m. Binning
; ham Special. Through coaches
and sleeping car to Columbia, Sayan
' na and Jacksonville ; sleeping car to
Augusta and Aiken. Sleeping car to
Birmingham. Dining car "ervice. Tou
rist to California 4 times a weeks
No. 35, daily, 12.10 p. m. U. S. Fast
Mail, first-class coaches and drawing
room sleeping car to New Orleans;
. dining car service.
No. 41, daily, 1.05 am. New York and
Chattanooga Limited (via Lynchburg)
first-class coach and sleeping cars to
Roanoke, Knoxville, Chattanooga.
Sleeping car to New Orleans. Dining
> car service.
No. 37, daily, 1.42 a m. New York
Atlanta and New Orleans Limited; all
Pullman train, club and observation
cars to Atlanta and New Orleans;
sleeping cars to Asheville, Atlanta,
New Orleans. Sleeping car to Char
lotte. Dining car service.
7:25 am. daily. Memphis special.
Through sleeping cars and coaches for
Roanoke, Knoxville, Chattanooga and
Memphis. Dining car service.
Trains leave Harrisonburg for Wash
ington 6.40 a m. week days, and 2.55
p. m. daily; arrive Washington 11.55
a m. and 9.30 p. m., respectively!
Trains leave Washington for Harrison
burg 8.30 a m. daily, and 4.30 p. m
and 3.36 p. m. weekdays; arrive Har
risonburg 2.55 p m. and 10.25 and 9.ott>
p. m., respectively.
Immediate connection in New Union
Depot at Washington for and from.
Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York
, EH. Coopman, Gen. Mgr.
a H. Hardwick, Pass. Traffic Mgr.
H. F. Cary, Gen. Pasa Agt.
L. S. Brown, Gen. Agt
Washington, D. C
Your
Opportunity
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Whether
It's
Something
You
Want
To
Sell
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Buy
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Way
Of
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Farm
or
City
Home,
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