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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
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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.
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Chesapeake=Western Railvay
Schedule Effective Dec. 5, 1909.
20 6 4 STATIONS. 5 19
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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
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 &[email protected]
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.
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.
Thanking you beforehand for this
tiouble, I aao clear sir yours truly
Javier Garcia Torres.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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 :
— 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
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.
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
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
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
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
WILL SPEND $0,000,000
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£
Is it Necessary, or is it a Political
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
"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
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
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
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.

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