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Going to distant parts to reside, should be followed SHIRLEY PRESIDENT SUSPENDERS are necessary to your comfort for dress wear, busi ness or hard work. After a few days' wear you will wonder why you ever wore the ordinary kind. Made in three weights to suit all occupations and in extra lengths for tall men. Sold by your dealers or from factory at 5 Oc> This snows the Sliding Cord Signed Guarantee on every pair de a n c , k s^,:"£*he THE C. A. EDGARTON MFC CO. fortabie aod durable. ,33 MAIN STREET, SHIRLEY, fIASS. WHO IS THE F. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY? Trade mar* REGISTERED, H The F. S. Royster Guano Company is the largest independent manufacturer of Fertilizers in the United States. The business was founded twenty-seven Ri ago by Mr. F. S. Royster, who is still c head of the Company, and gives the ess his personal attention. It requires large Factories to supply the demand loyster goods in the South alone. 3eing desirous of extending our jry, we have built in Baltimore one le largest and most modern fertilizer ciuu Sulphuric Acid plants in existence. Ask your dealer for ROYSTER goods and see that the trade-mark is on every bag. If he does not handle them, write and give us his name and we will arrange with him, or some one else, to supply you. F. S. ROYSTER GUANO COMPANY. NORTHERN DIVISION. Calvert Building, Baltimore, Maryland. FACTORIES AND SALES OFFICES: W.LTIMORE, MD. TARBORO, N. C. COLUMBIA, S. C. NORFOLK. VA. MACCN, GA. SPARTANBURG, S. C. COLUMBUS, GA. MONTGOMERY, ALA. "Why lees Papa Walk The Floor?" At night.' Baby is restless and will not sleep. Too many fatheri and mothers have sleepless nights because of baby's little nerves. He must be soothed—give your boy or girl baby a dose of DR. FAHRNEY'S TEETHING SYRUP The greatest infant remedy in the world. Prevents Cholera Infantum, cures Constipation and all bowel troubles. 25 cents at all druggists. Trial bottle free if you mention this paper. Made only by DRS. D. FAHRNEY & SON, Hagerstown, Md. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has borne the sis-nature of — and has been made under his per- tjz^J&tty-y*-/ 2 sonal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good "are but Experiments that trifle with and endang-cr the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment, What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare- goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend. GEtMUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS Bears the Signature of The Kind You Haye Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. the ecHTAua nanur, tt siuaaav street, NmvoM errv. Chesapeake=Western Railvay Schedule Effective Dec. 5, 1909. 20 6 4 STATIONS. 5 19 nr p m~ xmi - jP m TirT "a~m 143 841 Lv] N. River Gap. Ar 142 6 38' '2 45 202 845 Stokesville. 138 6 34. 11 20 12 57 212 857 Mt. Solon. 128 624 11 04 103 218 902 Walkers, f. 122 618 10 54 119 221 907 Mossy Creek. 119 615 10 49 127 227 914 Spring Creek, f, 114 609 10 39 142 236 924 Bridgewater. 104 602 10 29 148 240 929 Stemphleytown, f 101 557 10 18 1 53 2 45j 933 Dayton. 12 56 553 10 12 212 251 9 40! Pleasant Hill, f. , 12 49 546 957 218 2.54 946 A 12 46 541 950 Harrisonburg. 2J38 3t02 955 D 12 41 537 920 245 307 10 00 Rutherford, f. 12 37 532 917 252 S ,12 10 05 Chestnut Ridge, f. 12 31 527 910 258 317 10 10 Earmans, f. 12 23 522 905 325 320 10 16 Keezletown. 12 22 519 900 333 3.26 10 23; Perm Laird. 12 16 509 850 338 331 10 29| Montevidea, f 12 12 503 840 347 337 10.36J McGaheysville. 12 04 456 832 351 342 10 42', £ Mauzv, f. 11 58 450 822 406 348 10 48 "" Inglewood, f 11 52 444 815 4 20; 354 10 57 Elkton. Lv 11 45 435 800 fM 1 P M A M I A M P M A M C. A. JEWETT, Traffic Manager, Harrisonburg, Va The Spectator $ LOO I otatttiton mlm &mtM@t < AND VINDICATOR. IF VOL 90. STAUNTON, VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 3 1911 NOS Writes From Old Mexico From far off Mexico codes a letter to the Chamber of Commerce asking about Staunton and one of its leaJing industries. The writer is evidently Spanish or Mexican, judging from the qnaint iauguage he nses and from his name Tha letter Is as f olio wb : Mexico, City. Mexico. Chamoer o! Commerce, Stannion, Vigiuia. Gentlemen:- Read in booklet "Old Virginia," published by C. and O. By., to direct to yon for information regarding Staunton and surrounding territory. I would like to know about tbe re source* about general farming around there and if yon have some printed matter about it will be thankful if you send it to sir. Another trouble, I dare you, I would like to know about organs for a small chnroh for a small village, here in Mexico, that are manufactured oy W. W Putnam aad On., of Staunton, Virginia, U. S. A. Thanking you beforehand for this tiouble, I aao clear sir yours truly Javier Garcia Torres. DEATHS AT NEW MARKET Mis. Annie Cnckenberger and Mrs. Margaret Combs Pass Away New Market, Va., Feb. 26. — The funeral of Mrs. Anna Criokenbeiger, wife of Dr. W. P. Orikenberger, who lied Friday morning, was held at 11 3'clock today. Services were con lucted by her pastor, Rev. Enoch Hite of Emmanuel Lutheran church. Burial was in Emmanuel cemetery. Sirs. Crickenberger was 50 years old rati was a sister oi Dr. H. H. Hankie of Staunton. Besides her husband she leaves one son. Her sisters are Mrs. Julia Miller, Mrs. Rebecca Koiner and Miss Ida Henkel af New Market; Mrs. Gora Beater, 9f Middletown; and Mrs. Susan Moyers, of Harrisonburg. The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Combs, also of New Market, who died Ihurslay night will be held Sunday morning and wiil be cojdnoted by Key. E. A. Repass of St. Matthews Lutheran chnroh. Burial will be in St. Martbews cemetery. Mrs. Coaibs was 65 years old. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Tobias Combs, two sons and a daughter. FOR BETTER FARMING Big and Little Agriculturists Organ, ize at Harrisonburg Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 25. — The Rockingham Farmers Association was organised here yesterday with about 100 members. Mr. Charles B Kiser of Bridgewater was elected pre.Hi.lant, Senator George B. Keesel, honorary president, vice-piesident. John Funk, Singers JUen; secretary treasurer, Chas W. Wampler, Harris onburg. Director — Ash by district, J. T. Calendar; Central, D. Hany Forrar; Stonewall, J. S. Moore; Lin ille, W. S. Armentrout; and Plains, Frank Driver. Tbe organization is the result of the holding of tbe agricultural school here. It is composed largely of young farmers although many of the older ones of the oounty enrolled them selves. Following this, the Boys Corn Clnb Df Rookmgham county was formei this morning, Mr. Cha'l33 T. Wamp ler 1 )3al demonstrator anl Mr. T. O. Sandy, state demonstration agent assisting. Mr. wamplar recently won the sweepstakes cup at Roanoke for the best single ear of corn exhibit ed at the State Corn Growers' nieet in*. Buys a Handsome Home D. E. Croushorn, deputy sheriff of Rockingham county,has recently pur chased the brick residence of Joseph Burkholier, on the Valley Turnpike, just south of Harrisonburg. Mr. Croushorn will gat possession of tha lionss prior to May 15, and will >nove his family there. Mi. Oronshorn paid $5,000 for the property. Moves to This County E. W. Armstrong, who has has been living at the Monterey Stock Farm for a few years, has purchased a farm near Staunton and will move in the near future. Scott's Emulsion is the original —has been the standard for thirty-five years. There are thousands of so-called "just as good" Emulsions, but they are not —they are simply imi tations which are never as good as the original. They are like thin milk — SCOTT'S is thick like a heavy cream. If you want it thin, do | it yourself-—with water— | but dont buy it thin. | FORSAUBBTALLDUtrGGISTS Send 10c. name [of paper and this ad. for Ml beautiful Baying» Bank and C-ili's Ekctoh-Book. Each bank contains a Good Luck fenny. Milling Property Sold r J. W. Lam has soil bis mill site, t on which stood the Laurel Hill Mill 5 which ul tat was destroyed by fire I of an unknown origin on the 15th of i list October. The paionaser is M i Ker, a former owner of the Laurel : Hill Mlll3, who paid $3,000 in oash and who will install a new 60 barrel equipment J. W. Lam will move to Grottoes and tase obarge of tbe Blue Ridge Mills, wbioh he and H. M , Whitmire purchased in December. J. .S. B. Stover, a millwright from \ Burketown, has been making repairs for several weeks. Tbey are now in* stalling a 600 horse power, 600 volt elotrio motor. —i- .- — Buy Fine Fruit Farm E. Smith Dinkle and wife, ,of Bridgewater, bave sold their farm consisting of 60 acres, and situated about a mile west of Bridgewater, to Messrs. E. H. and E. D. Allen, of Boston The son, E. D. Allen, will have charge of the farm, and expects to oultivate tbe luge orchard, and deal extensively in fruit growing. The price paid for the property was 5. 000 i WALTER—ALLEN NUPTIALS Daughter of Staunton's Postmaster Bride of Young Traveling Man The borne of Colonel and Mrs. S. ' brown A'len was the soene of a beauti- ' ful wadding Saturday morning wben Ibeit daughter, Mamie Brown, and Mr. Jerome Marrison Walter were ' married, tbe ceremony being performed by Rev. Father Ourran. The deoor- ' ations of palms and Southern sasilax were most artistic and many candles in silver candelabra added to the ' effectiveness of the scene. At 9:16 o'clock Mrs. E. L. Norton sang very sweetly "Beoar.se" and then Miss Mattie Shreokhice played Lohengrin's Wadding march and the bridal party entered. The bride wearing a becoming suit of black cloth with a handsome wisteria bat and carrying a huge muff of violets entered with her father who also gave ber away. Her only attendeut was hei niece, Miss Nannie Brown Allen, who was charmingly dressed in a ' white lingerie froct trimmed in nand ' embroidery and lace. She carried a basket of sweet peas and ferns. The best man was the groom's brother, Mr. Charles Walter. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Walter reoeived the good wishes of their many friends and later leit for a Northern trip. Much interest oenterea in tbe cutting of the bride's oake and so far the only thing found was the ' riDg and Miss Genevieve Barksdale I is the happy possessor of that. ' Among the out-of-town relatives and friends attending the weddin: were Hon and Mru. Wm. F. Rhea, Rev. J. J. Soherer, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. ' L. L. Scherer, and Masters Hamilton and Lou Scherer, Mr. aud Mrs. E. L. Norton of Richmond, Mr. R. G. J Ringgold of Shepberdstown, West Virginia, aud Mr. Fred F. Allen, of : Baltimore. — I Chick Eats $200 Diamo id ' Chillicothe, 0., Fob. 26. -While \ feeding two weeks' old chickens, j Mis* Ruth Vause, daughter of James , I. Vause, a wealthy farmer nad a $200 ( diamond pioked from a setting in a ( Her father all th; , chiolru to town in order to bave an , X-ray maobine develop whion one got , it, but the experiment was in vain. , Miss Vause refuses to kill the | chickens. ( Showed His Gratitude ! North Platte, Neb., Feb. 26. — Showing his gratitude for the loan of $4 when be needed it, D. J. Quillan, a traveling aotor, returned it with • $1,000 interest. The money was . borrowed last September from tbe , looal lodge of the Knights of Colum bus. Qnilian found himself stranded here ' and wanted to join his company at ' Grand Island, about 160 miles away. • F. T. Redmond, presiding officer of ' the lodge, was the man to whom he ' applied. The request was granted, and nothing further was heard of it ' until a draft was reoeived for $1,004 ' with a request tbat the money be nsed for the good of the order. » ■ Dr. Green Not to Serve The announcement tbat Rev. Berry man Green, D. D. will not aooept the bishop ooadjutorship of the dio cese ot Virginia oame as a surprise to bis friends here Rev. Dr. Green made the announcement of his declin ation to Bishop Gibson wbila the latter was visiting at tbe seminary at Alexandria. Rev. Dr. Green is just recovering from an attack of oerebial paralysis, and expeoted to leave for Atlantic City today or Monday, where he will 'remain for several weeks, for his health. His condition has'gieatly improved, is'is stated. The election of another bishop coadjutor is now in order. It is not thought however, tbat this will be done before the next regular meeting of the Epissopal oonnoil, wbich will bs held next May. Woodstosk, Va. — Veterinary sur geons from Winchester were called here Saturday to examine a large number of horses which are said to be ill of epical meningitis. The disease broke out suddenly, and many animals have been infected, some of them dying. Spinal meningitis osused tl c death on a number ot mules in the vicinity of Browntown, Warren oounty, last week. COUNTY SUPERVISORS I HAVE LIVELY SESSION STANDBY MR PARKINS They Refuse to Tarn Him Down for Agricultural Demonstrator in Favor of Mr.M.P.Gilkerson Augusta County* Board of Super- j vigors had a busy day at their month-1 ly meeting Monday; in fact it wail tbe livliest session tbey bare held for I monthj. All tha members. Messrs. I Coiner, Smiley, MoOomb, Whitmore, , Robr and Fulton were present, Tne only riffle in the board was canned by a lettter from Mr. T. O. Sanoy, demonstrator of tbe United States bureau of plant industry, re garding tbe appointment of an agri cultural demonstrator for Augusta county. At the last session of the board it recommenced Mr. Nathan Parkins for the office, and appropria ted $409 for this salary, it being under stood that the state was to pay $400 aud the United States Government $400 more. A letter from Mr. Sandy was laid before tbe board, in which he said he thought the man to be ap pointed ought to be qualified as a demonstrator of horticulture as well as of agriculture, and suggested that instead of Mi. Parkins, the board name Mr. M. F. Gilkerson for the offios. • Mr. W. W. Snroul was called on for an opinion on the matter and said he thought tbe man to be appointed ought to possess a thorough knowl edge both of agriculture and horticul ture. He wanted it understood, how ever, that he was not advocating either oandidate. Mr. Parkins in his own behalf said that when My. Sandy was here last Friday to organise tbe boys ooru elnb he bad expressed himself in favor of his, Parkins' appointment, and had tbat he could pnt him to work within two days after he bad bsen appointed. Mr. Parkins spoke with considerable feeling, and witb oit s»ying so in so many words, inti msted tbat Mr. Bandy had been in fluenced against him after the meeting between himself and Mr. Sandy. Asked whether he was a frnji man as well as a farmer, Mr. Parkins said be was, that he had made a study of fruit growing and had begun to spray his trees 10 years ago, before tbe praotioe had been generally adopted. And when he went to spraying, he said, he did not set on his front pare;, and direct the work from a dis tance, but either held tbe sprayer noaale or worked the pump himself. Mr. Gilkerson was apparently una" ware-of the disoussion going on about bim for neither he nor his friends were present The board decided to stand by its former recommendation, and the Bureau of Plant Industry will be so informed. The board went on record as a friend of Bobin Redbreast. The matter was brought up by a commun ication from Mr. T. W. Harris asking for information as to the law regard ing tbe shooting of robins in the county. The matter not being very clear, Mr. Smiley moved that it be o-rosidered illegal to kill the birds at aiy time and tha motion carried. Tha supervisors also agreed to aid in the wori of tbe Staunton Chamber of Commerce, whioh is endeavoring to help boost the county as well as the city. Mr. S. D. Timbeilake, Jr., rapresenting the Chamber appeared before tbe boaid ana urged the ad vantages of its co-operati n n with the new organization, and asked that the supervisors offioiaily assist in the work by the appointment of two of its numbers to serve as directors. This was agreed to and Messrs. Smiley and MoOomb were appointed. The petition of Mrs. W. H. Greene to have tbe road foroe maoadamaie the road from her gate to hex house was re j j-ted.The petition of G.W.Englenan aad others for a ohange of the Bethel church road was referred to the road board of Beverley Manor district. On motion of Mr. Smiley the clerk was in structed to prepare two warrants for Mr. W. E. Pazon in payment far the R. F. Larew road, one for $160 and the other for $200. Tbe aocount of Mr. Bowman for $6.60 for paner service was ordered paid. Col. Rudolph Bumgardner addressed the board in regard to the A. J. Fair burn road and tbe road was ordered opened at a oost not toexoeed $500 to ba paid for ont of the 191 i appropria tion. Those interested in building five miles of road near Cave Station having subscribed $2,800 petitioned through J. G. Fulton and others for the road and on motion of Mr. Smiley the petition was granted, the road to take its turn in being built, accord ing to a former resolition. On motion Mr. Mc Oimb, Mr. W. V. Smiley was re-elected superintendent of roads. Mr. D. S. Craig appeared before the board In regard to building a bridge batween Craigsrille and Ford, wiok, saying that it had been decided to build * foot bridge bnt that some who were in favor of a large bridge had subscribed $200 and tbat they only asked for $160 for tbe board. Tnis called forth some disoussion between fie residents of Ford wick and Craigsville. It aaemi tbat the Ford wiok people jrant a toll gate and the Craig s rule people do not. Tne matter was finally tabled. Messrs. Smiley and Fulton who hsd I IW** •JlgjWMsjtj'W* PV IWi ■■Us' ffsWJ i CHESAPEAKE AMQ OHIO | WILL SPEND $0,000,000 NO CHANGE OF PLANS iite Rate Decision Company ill Go Ahead With Its Im -ovements Says President President Stevens of the Chesa peake and Ohio railioad deolarej tnat tbe O. and O. will go ahead with its contemplated improvements in spite of the deoision of tbe Interstate Com merce Commission tbat it cannot in crease rates. "The deoision of tbe commission will out into our receipts" Mr. Stevens said, "but tbe Chesapeake and Ohio is bi* enough and strong enough to take care of itself. Chesa peake and Ohio stock is ar good as it ever was, and is going to be better. "Tbe road is being run ou tbe most economical basis. Our methods are as scientific as we can make them. We are not employing a single man who is not needed, and we do not propose to do so. We bave jriven large orders for additional rolling stook. When we reoeive it we will use just what we need. If we need it all we will use it aIL Any tbat we may not need will be stored in the sheds. "Our budget for this year is for improvements which will cost the road about $6,000,000. When this budget was drafted we thought tbat we would be allowed to raise our rates, but notwithstanding tbe refusal of the commission to grant our request we propose to spend ever* dollar of the budget aporopriation. , "Last year we began double traok-1: ing the Ginoinnati division. Thi« year the work will be oompleted. We have about eighty miles to lay. < We are now working on this and will continue to do so until it is finished. We will then bave a two rail lice from Newport News to Cincinnati, i and our tiaffio facilities Will in con sequence be vastly increased. "Our new offioe building whioh is : to stand on tbe site now occupied by < the Richmond Chamber of Commerce will be begun as soon as possible. ; Our agreement with the First .Nation al Bank and the Riomond, Fredericks burg and Potomao Railway still stands regardless of the fact tbat we will not be able to increase our ratss. We nave the money ready or know where it will come from and the I Chesapeake and Ohio Railway oan be counted on to carry out its part cf the oontraot to the fullest. "The Chesapeake and Ohio Ms several large new equipment orders outstanding. We do not propose to cancel any of them. For instance we have forty passenger oars ordered, ten passenger locomotives cf the best and most modern type, twbnty-five power ful freight engines ana about two hundred flat oars. j "For tbe Hooking Valley line loco motives for passenger servioe have bee a ordered md fifteen passenger I oars. Other small improvements are in progress throughout tbe entire system. None will be stopped. The Chesapeake and Ohio is not only building np its lines, but developing its territory to the best of its ability. This has always been our policy and , we hare men no reason to change it." tion of tbe beating plant for tbe oounty building showed a report from Mr. Motfett statins that he thought tne present boiler was sufficient and advised having a draught regulator. The oommitee were given power to act. Mr. F. R. Cai swell appeared be fore the body explaining bis index to ooart records and the matter was past poned to the next meeting. All current aooounts, amounting to abont $2,000 were allowed. Tne school levy in South River district was reduced from 16 to 10 oenta. a reputation for administering justice while he served as a magis trate and in 1897 he was elected a member of tbe Virginia legislature and it was while there that Mr. Chnrohman made a name for himself, so. far as bis interest in bis oounty and bis state were concerned, for be gave bis time and mnob thought to the betterment of both and he had the respect of his colleagues and the! love of bis county people. He was plaoed on many important commit-1 tees and was always found true to) the principles of his offioe aud it oan be truly said tbat no man ever did more for his constituents than did Mr. Churchman. All who look upon this portrait oan say with truth "Truly this was a man in tbe highest sense of t! el word," oonsluded the speaker. Captain Ker received tbe portrait for tbe boa'd of supervisors and said that it was not by trink of oratory but by sterling worth that Mr. Churchman had won faxe. He bad a clear intellect and he believed in doing things and was not a dreamer He was not a partisan but was bro*a minded and thought only for the ad- vaneement of those be represented. He considered it not only a pleasure bat an honor to aooept tbe portrait of suoh a man. Gordoniville, Va. — Mrs. W. J. Harlow died at her borne, one mile southeast of Gordonsvile, in Louisa oounty, Saturday afternoon. Sbe is survived ty her husband, two sons John Harlow, Of Birmingham, Ala , and Frank Harlow, of Lexington, Ky., auri four daughters, Mrs. Julia Smith, of Chevy Chase; Mrs. J. W. Atkins ard Misses Evie ana VJigie Harlow, of near town. gC£ NEW REGISTRATION Is it Necessary, or is it a Political Game? Editor Dispatch: , I beg to impose on the columns of your valuable paper for the purpose of presenting a few facts on a most im portant subject It is with consternation that prac tically all of the registered voters of Staunton are told that there is a scheme on foot to compel them to be re-registered, that is, to go again through this treadmill. The voters are not blind as to where this call comes from, nor the object of it. The Electoral Board of this city has been petitioned to order a new regis tration. The petition Is doubtless signed in part by men who are igno rant of the law governing in such cases, as well as of the condition of the books. But tbe Electoral Board is not ignorant. They most know what a new registration will entail, yet we fear they do not know or fail to realize that a new registration is the last re sort, and is unusually hard on a com munity, and should never be ordered where the books can be reoopied or in any other manner made cor rect, and further that if ordered it will greatly injure the democratic party, its officers being alone responsible for the results. Section 71, Chapter 8, of the Code provides: "The Electoral Board shall provide I for a new registration * * » when ever in their opinion the same may have become necessary by reason of the loss or destruction of the registra tion books." The books have neither been lost nor destroyed so these reasons do not ; apply. "Or," says the Code, "when , said books are so mutilated, blotted, , defaced or otherwise in such condition - as to render it difficult, troublesome or j unsafe to use them longer." The books should really be unsafe. Are . ours difficult, troublesome or unsafe? , We ask for reply. It is under these last clauses pro fessedly that the new registration is sought. If these latter conditions ex ist, they have been made so by the registrars themselves and it is asking ' a great deal to compel twelve hundred or more of our citizens to stop their work, and stand in line on three days ( and be subjected to the annoyances and the labor entailed in order to have ' their names placed on clean books, ' which tomorrow may be again as bad- ' ly mutilated as they are today, for they will remain in the same hands. For our part we do not believe the ' .books are in bad condition, that is ' "difficult, troublesome or unsafe." Some voters have been told "on the ' dead quiet" that this move is not to ' put white recn off, but to put off ' negroes wh j >'iould never have been registered, rjonw call it a democratic party move. All of this may or may ' not be true. 11 is certainly unworthy ' of aid if ti ue. Many others believe ' the object is to strike off white, at well as black voters, who do not vole on ' local questions to suit certain parties ' interested, and this belief will not ' down. So difficult has it been of late, ' for some white men, fully qualified, to get themselves registered, that com plaint is open, and possibly justly ' merited. Men in every way qualified < have been time and again compelled ' to apply to the Court for aid in cases < where the action of a registrar has < been inexplicable on any ground save I one, and that ground is that the per- < son asking to register, was not person- > ally acceptable to the registrar. No body dares deny this. Now it is pro posed to put the whole voting public , in the hands of two registrars. This , is the proposition before us. Are we . willing for it? If the books are defaced and mutilated, tbe law provides for such cases. Section 71, Chapter 8, of the Code further says: "Whenever the registration books in ' any election district may be so muti- ' lated and defaced as to render it ' pioper, in the judgment of the said board, that the said books should be copied, the said board is authorized to ' order it to be done.". Our registration books need nothing ' but to be copied, if indeed they need ' that, and on this point we defy sue- ' cessful contradiction. They can be ' copied at a cost of from $10.00 to $15.00. A new registration will cost not less than $150.00 or ten cents for every ' voter registered. A new registration ' will compel every voter, except the 350 who are on the permanent list, to go 10 the expense and inconvenience of lay- ' ing aside his- work, studying his "cate- ' chism" over again, for every man has i to write out his own application, ( and then to go to the regis- ' trar'so fflce during office hours, ' and show to that officer, on that '■ day, that he is fit to vote. If he ' makes mistakes, "Woe be it unto ' him." It makes no difference that he ' has been on the old list and that he ' has voted many times. This registra- ( tioii is a new one and every man in Staunton, except 350 say, must ap- ' proach this throne of grace, just as if < he had never been there before "and • make his calling and election sure." ' Our people, who will be effected, ought to lcok at the law and see what is required before they agree to be again registered under the proposed proceeding. For fear that our citizens—twelve hundred or more—who will be re- j quired to parade before these regis trars, do not fully realize all that this . new registration means, we beg to , quote from the law tbat they may j have some idea of what is about to be thrust upon them. Section 73, Chapter 8, says: (And here is what every man of the whole < twelve hundred must rise to) "He i shall be twenty-one years of age at the < next election, a resident of the State i OUR Readers will And •orreet schedules of the Chesapeake A Ohio, ; Southern, and Chesapeake- Western Railways, publish ed regularly in the Spec tator. for two years, of the town one., year and of the precinct in which he ap -1 plies to register thirty days next pre ceding, and six months prior to the election, has paid to the proper officer all state poll taxes assessed or assessa ble against him for three years next preceding that in whica he applies to register, and has paid one dollar and fifty cents in satisfaction of the first year's poll tax assessable against him, and, unless physically unable to do so', (now let the proposed voter note well ' the following) shall make application ! to the registrar in his own handwrit -1 ing, without aid, suggestion or memo ' randum in the presence of the regis trar, stating therein his name, age, date and place of birth, residence and ' occupation at the time, and for the two years next preceding, and whether be has previously voted, and if so, the State, county and precinct in which he voted last, and shall answer on oath any and all questions affecting his qualifications, as an elector, submitted to him by the registrar." How many of you can do it? How many are willing to try? Are the working men of this city anxious to quit work and go through this ordeal? Are they ready to be put on the wit ness stand and have a man possibly no better qualified than tney them selves are, to pass on their intelligence and their educational qualifica tions and this too after they have once stood the test? Are they ready to waste their time and subject them selves to the hazard and stigma, of be ing "thrown down" by the very man in the first ward, who once pasted them, and by a man in the second ward who would simply be revising the work of previous registrars? If there are illegal votes on the list, the law provides for their removal without cost or trouble to the other twelve hun dred registered voters, without their waste of time or their sufficiency be ing imperiled. Section 86. Chapter 8, of the Code tells how tbey can be gotten rid of. Why may not those who are after scalps get them lawfully, and not by a subterfuge? This article has grown longer than we intended, but fearing that our working men who would be compelled to quit work and go and stand in line until their time came to be received and catechised, do not understand the ef fect of the new registration, we desire to tell them that the registrars cannot register the voters of this city in three days. To do so they must register over 400 persons per day, a thing impossi ble. After these three days have elapsed, the person proposing to regis ter must hunt up the registrar.he must be subject to that officer's convenience, for the law does not compel the regis trar to sit but three days. In the privacy of that officer's apartment, tie voter must then have judgment passed upon him by this august and all pow erful personage. He must answer all the many questions the law compels and as many more as the registrar sees fit to propound. It is needless to say this is a hardship our voters, who are already registered, should not be compelled again to endure, and that too when the books can be put in the best shape, simply by being copied, which can be done in one or two days by a competent clerk, at a cost not ex ceeding $15.00. Then let it be remem bered that the new registration will take a portion of the day of each of our twelve hundred men of this city, and give the registrars ten cents apiece for everyone whose name is put upon the books. If done in three days, $20.00 per day each. The law amply provides for purging the lists, as will be seen from Chapter 8, Section 86 of tbe Code 1 < .'ore cited and if there are not a good m my, "nig gers in the woodpile" this is all that the people of this city should submit to. It will not down, that this is a "po litical move", long ago threatened, now about to be carried out. It can not be successfully denied that the move if not politics!, is ill-timed, ex pensive, intensly annoying and totally unnecessary. We do not believe that it can be succeesfully gainsaid that while the ostensible object is to kick out some negro voters, the real object is deeper, wider, more far reaching and drastic, an effort, indeed, as some pu it, to separate the "sheep" from the goats, to pnrge the lists of white nen as well as black men, who are in a sense offensive to osrtain pa wen that be. Tbia belief is widespread. Who in authority will rise ap ana say there is no basis for it? The law oarer contemplated that the entire voting population should be sub jected to snob cost and vexation on the flimsy plea of procuring "a slean set of book*." We are inform ed by a reputable person who has maae examination of the books that if a new registration is not ordered, the baoks will most likely be used just as they are, they will not even be order ed oopied. Does tnis not carry its own answer? The pnblio knows clean books is not the real object sought, and this move oan be justified on no suoh grounds. A pnlitioal triok, if suoh it is, needs no justification. Registered Voter. a a> • Manassas, Va—Mrs. Elizabeth Nel son, 73 years old, widow of Captain Edwin Nelson, died here Wednesday; Mrs. Nelson survived her husband on ly ten days. She was apparently in good health until the last illness of her husband. Captain Nelson was for forty years clerk of the Prince William county circuit court. Harrisonburg—W. C. Chandler suc ceeds j. Paul Dm trow as assistant post master. This is another blow at the old Aeker-Keezel organization by the new John Paul-Cabell alliance.