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gtauntvi. Spectator
Published Every Friday by
Harold E. West, President.
gjgk: In Advance
In order to avoid delays, on account
of personal absence, letters and all com
munications for the Spectator should
not be addressed to any individual con
nected with the office, but simply to
Entered at the Postofilce at Staunton
Va., as second class mail matter.
Friday. August 18 1911
George W. Perkins of New York,
waß to have delivered an address be
fore the Michigan College of Mines
recently on the topic, "Wanted, a
Constructive National Policy." Mr.
Perkins, however, was called to testi
fy before the Stanley steel Investi
gating committee at Washington, and
in his absence President McNair read
the paper.
Mr. Perkins's paper, in part, fol
While many of our members of
Congress have been loudly calling for
a literal enforcement of this law [the
Sherman law] by the executives, our
people have been told that what
they were suffering from were evil
practices by large corporations, and
that one of the chief reasons why
the practices were evil was because
the corporations were very large. At
last this question reached our Su
preme Court, and that court has held
that a company is not necessarily
Illegal because it is large. Our busi
ness men East and West, North and
South, in constantly increasing num
bers have expressed their opinion
that our country cannot prosper and
develop as it should while this old
law is in existence. j
"Millions for Destruction"
While our executive officers have
been in the attitude stated, while our
Supreme Court has found as it has,
and while our business men are al
most unanimous in their positions,
Congress has refused even to take
up a study of the question in such
a way as to ascertain whether there
Is anything good and worth while
in the business man's contention.
Congress has steadily called for the
destruction of our great business en
terprises. It has appropriated money
to find out what crimes these con
cerns have committed and what evil
practices they have indulged In, but,
■o far as common knowledge goes, it
has not taken one step to ascertain
what good these concerns have ac
complished, and whether or not
there is anything of benefit and value
In them that should be preserved to
the people. Its slogan has seemed
to be, "Millions for destruction, but
Why this strange, inconsistent sit
uation? It seems to me that the
reason is found In the men we have
sent to our national Congress. Up
to the close of our War of the Re
bellion American business men seem
to have taken a keen interest in pub
lic life and affairs. Merchants were
governors of states, mayors of the
cities, members of state legislatures
and of our national Congress. The
close of the war seems to have seen
a diminution in this practice, and we
bave seen less and less of such men
H public service; and while
>f our public servants in re
ars have been broad-minded
en, we find our city govtern
our legislatures, our Congress
isiderable extent composed of
ving no business training or
experience—men who have made a
profession of public life —men who
have sought the job rather than, as
in olden times, having been called to
take public office as a public duty.
There is no question but that evil
practices have been indulged in in
corporate life. Men have done
things they should not have done,
and it is the duty of state and feder
al government officials to investigate
and find out what these evil prac
tices are, that they may be eradi-
On the other hand, scarcely a man
In public life has had the courage to
say even a word by way of excuse for
the existence of large business con
cerns, and so a plain business man
may perhaps be excused for saying
that these are at least a few—just
a few—self-evident advantages that
could be urged as excuses for the ex
istence of some of our so-called
trusts, and which might be fair ques
. tions for investigation by our poli
ticians. For instance, a Congres
sional committee might find It of ad
vantage to the people to inquire:
First—Has the cost of articles
made by the so-called trusts increas
ed or decreased?
Second—Have wages increased or
Third—Has labor been more
steadily employed and better housed
—more generally employed and bet
ter satisfied?
Fourth—Have there been fewer
failures in the lines of business in
volved ?
Fifth—Have the so-called trusts
increased or decreased our foreign
trade balances?
S.xth—Have the so-called trusts
devised ways and means and pro
vided the capital for saving and
utilizing waste products, which could
not have been done by smaller con
Seventh—ls the"tendency to have
the ownership of these large Com
panies and the profits made by them
enjoyed by a few men or by many
men? Is the tendency to have these
corporations in the future create, by
their profits, large fortunes for a
few men, as was the case In partner
ships under competitive methods, or
is the tendency to distribute such
profits more generally among the
people? I say it might not be a
waste of the public's money to in
vestigate such fundamental questions
as these, and if by some rare chance,
|it should be found that they could
be answered favorably, then the pub
lic might like to inquire whether our
public servants could not find some
way to preserve these advantages to
the pulic, rather than destroy them.
At the present moment, while the
Attorney General is enforcing the
laws of Congress (as he is iv honor
bound to do) and Is proceeding actu
ally to dissolve large business con
cerns, he is at the same time pub
licly calling on the country to dis
cuss the question of whether or not
ruthless competition has not had its
day and the time arrived for us to
find some other and more co-opera
tive principle of business on which
to proceed.
Congress has Ignored every sug
gestion by Roosevelt, by Taft, by
Wickersham —yes, even by some of
its own members —looking toward
any method that would preserve any
good there is, any benefit or advan
tage there is to the people In large
business undertakings, and has seem
ed content to let the country drift
toward business chaos.
What has given us the sweatshop?
What has thrown us child labor?
ployment? Competition,
What throws labor out of em
ployment? Compeition.
What causes low wages? Com
What brings panic and failure?
And what is our Congress at this
moment calling loudly on our At
torney General to enforce, even to
the door of the jail? Competition.
The Congressman who stands for
a literal enforcement of the Sherman
act stands for the sweatshop and
child labor.
Competition produces the two ex
tremes —millionaires and paupers,
co-operation looks toward more
stable conditions and a more equal
listribution of wealth.
This blessed country of ours is suf
fering from a deluge of politicians
and a dearth of statesmen. We must
give better men to our public life.
We business men have been at fault
in many things, but in none more
than in our almost utter neglect of
our public duties. We have been
so busy, opportunities for great
achievements have crowed so hard
upon one another, that we have said:
"Oh, do not bother us about politics;
there are plenty of 'others' who will
attend to that"; have attended to it
—and here we are.
The promised land is ours, but
what we want at the moment Is a
Moses to lead us out of the wilder
If the question of passing the
Sherman law as It stands up
today and were left to a popular
vote, and a campaign of education,
pro and con, carried out, it never
in the world would be enacted. In
a multitude of counsel there is wis
dom as well in business as in states
If during the years since the Sher*
man law was passed American busi
ness men had literally followed a
competitive policy, does any student
of affairs pretend to the belief that
our people as a whole would be as
well off today as they are? General
net results are the touchstones in
every undertaking.
The stronge light of publicity con
stantly shines on our Chief Execu
tive, and it is powerful enough to
i protect the people against any ser
ious abuse of the great powers con
ferred upon him. About the same
methods with our large business con
cerns and who knows but that the
results will be eminently satisfac
•e very universe teaches us re
ion, supervision and control by
great certain power. Every
thoughtful student of affairs knows
that for commercial purposes our
state lines have been obliterated—
indeed, national lines have almost
been obliterated. What the situa
tion imperatively requires is a con
structive national policy in commer
cial affairs. Any man who is above
petty prejudice and political party
lines knows deep down in his mind
that what this country needs today is
nationalism, and we will have this
when we have more statesmanlike
representatives In our Congress. In
dividualism must be preserved, but
rather through emulation in collec
tive effort than through competition
by individual effort.
We commend the foregoing article
to the careful consideration of every
thinking man in this community.
We submit that the time has come to
bring the political grandstand play
that has been going on for some
months in Washington to a close.
We need, not only In our nation
al affairs, but in our state and muni
cipal affairs also.more statesmen and
fewer politicians. The same princi
ple applies to every phase of govern
ment. Too long have the brainy
business men of the country stood
aloof from political questions, many
of them declining to take any part
therein. But the time has come for
them to speak out and take a hand
if our nation is to preserve it busi
ness integrity and retain the proud
position she now holds at the head
of the commercial and financial
| world.
In our opinion no class of people
I will suffer more from all this "clap
trap" at Washington, the responsi
bility for which will be laid on the
Democratic party, than the farmer.
For years he struggled against odds,
and only in recent years has he been
able to realize living prices for his
products. If, however, all this non
sensical Washington crusade is not
summarily stopped, and the large In
dustrial and railroad corporations al
lowed to go ahead with their busi
ness, free from the attacks of greedy
penniless politicians, the farmer may
reasonably expect the prices of 1896
to prevail.
tJtar^^prd^m tß ls h o gODe
A Pair of
Good Eyes
may grow constantly strong
er in hard and continuous
work and retain their vigor
as long as any other organ
of the body. But when one
discerns a hint of dimness, a
tired feeling, an ache in the
eye balls or repeated head
aches, then glasses may be
of great service in arresting
the failures that if neglected
may cause deep anxiety and
H. L Lang,
Masonic Temple
Staunton Virgina
position, and the very best service
all good citizens could render would
be to relegate the professional poli
tician to the rear, select, elect and
induce good square business men to
take the helm for a few years until
matters right themselves and our
good old ship of state is again on
the high sea of happiness and pros
Did you catch the touch of autumn
in the atmosphere yesterday?—Har
risonburg Daily News.
Yet another way in which the
Rockingham metropolis has it on
Let's order some.
VV. F. Fretwell Adding Silo to
Already Fine Stock Barn—Gen
eral News of Town
Dispatch-News Correspondence.
New Hope, Aug. 16. —Mrs. J. H.
Walker and little daughter, Virginia,
have returned from a visit to rela
tives at Walkerton, Va., and are now
at the home of Mrs. Walker's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Fretwell.
Misses Irene Ballard and Vivian
Fleshman, who have been visiting
Miss Mary Borden, have returned to
their homes in Linslde, W. Va.
Miss Mary Borden is visiting Miss
Pearl Brower near Staunton.
Mr. W. F. Fretwell Is having a
iarge silo contructed.whlch will add
greatly to the convenience of his
ilready commodleus stock barn.
Mr. E. Frank Fisher and daugh
er, Hallie, have returned to their
home at Covington after a ten days
-isit to his old home here.
Mrs. W. C. Easley and daughter,
Mary, of Bluefield, W. V., are visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. St. Clair Patter
son. Mrs. W. B. Crawford is also
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Patter-
Mrs. Etta Roadcap and Miss Net
tie Coiner of Waynesboro spent Sun
lay at J. C. Scott's.
Mrs. Rueben S. Burkholder, of
barren Ridge, has bought a fine farm
aear here from D. Herman McAl
A number of people of this place
went to Grottoes Monday night to
heard Polk Miller. Among them
were W. F. Fretwell and family,
St Clair Patterson and famlly.Hugh
E. Garber and family and many
Mrs. Fannie Garber, of this place,
who, for sometime, has been an in
■ense sufferer from rheumatism, is
now somewhat improved.
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Keister and
son, Carlisle, of Richwood, W. Va.,
Cleft for Urbana, Ohio, after a
at the home of Mrs. Keister's
its, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fisher.
Mrs. T. C. Miller Is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Saufley
in Rockingham county.
Mrs. Frank Hartman, of near here,
is ill with typhoid fever.
Mr. Roy Gochenour, of Staunton,
is visiting his aunt, Mrs. John Stov
Dr. T. C. Miller is trying an ex
periment with alfalfa on his upper
farm. After reading all available
literature on the subject of grow
ing alfalfa, he has prepared two
Kby putting on each acre the
ing: 1,000 pounds of lime, 800
pounds of rock phosphate, 400
pounds of bone meal, 200 pounds of
fertilizer and 21 loads of manure.
He is today sowing his alfalfa, and
farmers here will watch the growth
with interest.
ar. Isaac Humbert, attorney of
c Rock, Ark., is visiting his old
home here with his brothers, Messrs.
George and William Humbert. ■
Mrs.Ryce Temper and little daugh
ter of Ivy, Va., are visiting at the
home of W. F. Fretwell's. '
Miss Hattie Fretwell has returned
home after a most pleasant visit
with Miss Ruby Garth at Ivy. I
Mr. Frank Nowry has returned
from his vacation, which he spent at
Black Rock Springs.
Miss Angie Gentry of Richmond Is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. Edgar Anthony and wife of
Chicago, who have been visiting Mr.
Anthony's brother, Henry C. An
thony, are now spending some time
it Rawley Springs. ;
- i m mi > ■ — I
In fighting to keep the blood pure
the white corpuscles attack disease
germs like tigers. But often germs
multiply so fast that the little fighters
are overcome. Then see pimples, boils
eczema, salt-rheum and sores multiply i
and strength and appetite fall. This
condition demands Electric Bitters to
regulate stomach, liver and kidneys
and to expel poisons from the bloed.
"They are the best blood purifiers,"
writes C. T. Budahn, of Trancy, Cal.,
,'I have ever found." They make rich
red blood, strong nerves and build up
your health. Try them. 603 at B. F\|
Townspeople Mingle With Bran
don Guests at Beautiful Dance
at Hotel
Dispatch-News Correspondence.
Waynesboro, Aug. 16.- —Miss Mar
garet Echard, who has been visiting
Mrs. William Hansbarger, has re
turned to her home here.
Mrs. George Farrar and her little
: daughter, Flora, of Clifton Forge,
' are visiting Mrs. A. W. Morris.
Miss Evelyn Dixon, of McDonald,
W. Va., an old Valley Seminary girl
who has been stopping at the Bran
don, left for Old Point Wednesday.
Mr. Perry Nair, of Clifton Forge,
is visiting Miss Emily Ellis.
Mrs. Edward Hanger took her son,
Bruce, to Charlottesville yesterday
to consult Dr. Hedges about his eyes.
Miss Ida May, who has been visit
ing Mrs. John Chandler," has return
ed to her home in New Hope.
Mrs. Roberts of -Garwood, Tex.,
formerly Miss Bessie Fox, is visiting
her parents Dr. and Mrs. Fox here.
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Bowman, who
have been visiting friends in Clifton
Forge and Richmond, returned home
last night.
Miss Pauline and Edna Hill, of
Raleigh, N. C, who have been spend
ing some time at the Barksdale cot
tage, left this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard McCary and
little son, of Richmond,are the guests
of Mrs. John McCary.
Miss Rosalie Sprinkle, of Harri
sonburg, is the guest of Miss Ruth
Miss Mattle Renick, of Roanoke,
who has been visiting Mrs. Guy Wil
son, left yesterday for Chalybeate
Mr. Egbert Lusk, of Richmond,
i who has been stopping at the Bran
don, has returned to his home.
One of the most enjoyable dances
of this season was given by Mr. Lit
, tleton at the Hotel Brandon Mon
day night. Besides a large number
of guests of the Brandon who were
present a number of Waynesboro
people were also there. Among those
from Waynesboro were: Misses Kate
Glazebreok, Bessie and Carrie Aus
tin, Lucy Meade Allen, of Lawrence
ville, Va.,Champe and Louise Thomp
son, Delia Philips, Harriet Hopkins,
of Washington, and Mildred Lefew,
of Richmond, and Messrs. Charlie
, Henderson, Randolph Cabell, Char
les Ellison, Dr. Patterson, Kenton
Coyner, Charles Hanger, Lee Sut
ton, Jackson Palmer, Loomis Fox,
Amtrim Coyner, Plin Fishburne, Al
bert Vance and Mortz and Jeff Loth.
A number were prevented from be
ing present on account of the in
clemency of the weather.
MrsT Robert Garing, of Lexlng
ton, an old Fishburne cadet, whc
has been visiting friends here, re
turned home Wednesday.
Mr. E. H. Chandler who has had a
position in Muncie, Ind., is visiting
his mother, Mrs. John Chandler here.
Mrs. Mooney, who has been visit
ing friends near New Hope, has re
turned home.
Miss Fontaine Wilson left Tues
day to visit her aunt, Mrs. Albert
Houston in Roanoke.
Mr. J. F. Templeton spent the
day in Staunton yesterday on bus!
— . .. .
Dispatch-News Correspondence.
Weyer's Cave, Aug. 16.—Mrs. S.
M. Davis, who has been the guest
of Mrs. W. C. Leonard for some time,
has returned to her home at Way
Mr. W. E. Skelton and Miss Merle
Wise left today to attend the county
Sunday-school convention at Church
The lecture by Rev. Murata, Ja
panese student, was enjoyed by a
large audience at the Methodist
church last night. This lecture was
given to arouse a greater missionary
spirit in the people. Rev. Murata
is scheduled to speak at Bridgewater
Mrs. M. A. Huff's horse died last
night. It was about eighteen years
old, having been the family driving
horse the greater part of its life.
Yesterday this immediate com- I
munity was blest with a good rain
For several weeks the clouds have
not seemed to be able to reach here,
although they passed close by. Some
crops were past aid but nevertheless
the rainfall will be a great help to
vegetation in general.
Miss M. L. Miller of Staunton,
passed through here today on her
way to Black Rock Springs.
Mr. P. I. Kizer of Mt. Crawford
stopped here yesterday while on his
way home from a two-weeks vaca
tion at the same springs.
Baltimore, Aug. 16.—Wheat mar
ket steady. Southern wheat cargoes;
No. 2 red, 90; No. 3 red 89; steam
er No. 2 -red 84. Western wheat,
closing prices: No. 2 red 90; No.
2 red western western 90%; No. 3
red 88%; steamer No. 2 red 87%;
steamer No. 2 western 88%.
Corn—Stock yellow, car lots 72%
a 73 bushel; cob corn ?4.05a54.10;
barrel spot mixed 68.
Oats—No. 2 white (old) 44a44%;
standard white (old) 43%; No. 3
white (old) 43; No. 2 white (new)
43; No. 3 white (new) 42.
Hay—No. 1 timothy $25.50a?26;
No. 2 timothy $23.50a?24.
Straw—No. 1 oat straw $7.50a?8.
Magistrate D. B. Kunkle, of Craigs
ville, sitting here yesterday, disposed
of the case of Leonard and Leo Shif
let and Euly Woods,who were charg
ed with breaking Into the commis
sary at Fordwick, by dismissing the
case against the Shifletts and sentenc
ing Woods to 90 days in jail. Messrs.
Charles and Duncan Curry represent
ed the defendants. , I
Tourists Trapped When Vol
cano Bursts Into Eruption
Visitors To Japanese Resort Were
Near Summit When Caught
Tokio, Aug. 15. —More than thirty
persons, half of whom are believed
to have been foreign tourists, were
probably burned to death on the
slopes of Mt. Asama-Yahama, usu
ally a passive volcana, about ninety
miles from this city, when it sud
denly burst Into violent eruption to
The volcana has been one of the
big points of interest to visitors to
Japan's leading summer resort, Ka
ruizawa, and the tourists who are
believed to have lost their lives to
day were from that place.
There is a well-traveled road ex
tending from the bottom and wind
ing along the sides of the mountain
almost to the crater.
Sudden Rain of Lava
Parties of tourists were toiling up
this road when there came a sudden
rumbling, followed by a terrible ex
plosion and hundreds of tons of mol
ten lava poured from the top of the
mountain through the many fissures
on the sides.
All the parties lower down on the
mountain escaped. Abandoning their
effects, they fled in terror and were
soon out of harm's way. Two big
parties, however, were nearly at the
summit, and it is believed they were
overwhelmed by the gaseous smoke
and their bodies incinerated in the
molten lava.
The Identify of the tourists has
not been learned, but it is believed
they were Europans.
Mr. W. T. McCue late Tuesday
evening received news of the death
of his brother, John Willis McCue,
which occurred yesterday morning
at Hope, a small town far north in
the wilds of British Columbia, after
a short illness. Further details
have so far not been received but
the suddenness of his death is at
tested by the fact that Mr. W. T.
McCue had received letters from hire
quite recently. Strange to say, t!
deceased had expressed the be!:.H
that he would never get back to life
home in Covington.
John Willis McCue was in his
sixty-sixth year having been born ai
Pleasant Grove, in Nelson county,
the home of his paternal grandpar
ents. He was the eldest of a familj
of eleven children, sons and daugh
ters of the late John Howard Me-
He was a student at V. M. 1., eh
the opening of hostilities betwc •
the North and South, but enlistc.
with Colonel Mosby upon the forma
tion of his gallant command,where
he served with distinction and brav
ery throughout the war. While on
a raid in April 1865, shortly aftei
the surrender, he was captured ir
Prince George county, Maryland,
After being confined some months
in Baltimore, he was tried for his
life and sentenced to a life term in
Clinton, New York. He was par
doned by President Johnson through
the solicitation of General Grant who
in pleading for his release, in the
presence of his mother, Mrs. John
Howard McCue, made use of the
following words:
"Mr. President, blood enough has
been shed on both sides. Open the
prison doors and give the mother
her boy."
» widow, who was Miss Lavinia
, of Nelson county, two daugh-
and three sons survive him.
They are Miss Otelia McCue and Miss
Lavinia McCue of Covington, Mr.
Frank A. McCue, of Iron Gate; Mr.
Howard McCue of Covington; and
Mr. John Morton McCue who was
with his father in British Columbia
where they were engaged in railroad
construction work for a big English-
Scotch company with whom they had
been for years.
He also leaves three sisters, Mrs.
J. Martin Perry, of this city, Mrs. B.
R. Norvell and Mrs. P. H. Wise of
Beaumont, Texas; two brothers,
Messrs. W. T. McCue and J. McD.
McCue, of Staunton, and a wide cir
cle of relatives both in this and other
iof the country.
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Robert M. Hope, 109 S. Jef
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right side that I was unable
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Thomas Hogshead's Drug Store.
After I had taken the contents of
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Remember the name —Doan's—and
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. _ .
Given Out In Answer to Lieu
tenant Governor's Attack
Ex-Goxerndr Bitter in Resentment
of Criticism by Ellyson |
Richmond, Aug. IG.—ln reply to
a recent interview appearing in the
press of Virginia from Chairman J.
Taylor Ellyson, the Hon. A. J. Mon
tague, when seen at his office in this ;
city, gave out the following:
"Mr. Ellyson says that I have
Xi 'complaint against her (Vlr
's) people.' He knows that /
untrue, so he at once proceeds to
substitute the Democrtatic party for
the State, and then, 'the present
management' for the party itself. It
is the indefensible substitution of the
'party management' for the party
and the State that honest Democrats
resent; and it is this very substitu
tion, this making the organization,
the servant, greater than its master,
the party, that constitutes the Ma
chine. So Mr. Ellyson's shameless
substitution in itself confesses the
existence of the Machine.
"He next contends that inasmuch
as I have held office for twelve years
I should not criticize this Machine.
Here he and I again differ; for I be
lieve that though one has held one
thousand offices for one thousand
years, he is not deprived of his
right of criticism of his party or its
management. I have never treated
public office as a bribe to secure my
"It Is true I was U. S. District At
torney for a little over four years
under appointments by President
Iveland and Chief Justice Fuller,
pectively. The Maebine did not
ke these appointments. I was
sequently nominated for Attor
' General and the Sovernorship;
I imagine that no candid or in
formed man in Virginia believes that
these nominations were accomplished
or dictated by 'the present party
management' or the Machine. In
fact, I met the covert and cunning
opposition of the Machine at every
stage of my campaign.
"But Mr. Ellyson gratuitously
adds I held appointment under Re
publican administrations for "two
years,' intending thereby to impeach
my party loyalty. I served as one
if six Delegates of the United States
i the Pan American Conference at
Kin 1906, lasting four weeks; and
rved as one of four American
gates to the International Con
ice on Maritime Law at Brus
sels, in the fall of 1909 and 1910,
the two sessions consuming abo
four weeks. Thr-; two months an.i
not 'two years' sre.c earployeJ by m<
under these tv.u non-partisan m>
pointments made l,y Presidents
Roosevelt and Taft, respectively, and
liout my knowleiii', or that ol
friend of mine, s> far as 1 know.
the grievance of i.lr. Efiyson
Id now seem to be that these
,\ o appointments wore tendered to
aie instead of to a I.laahine iuna.
AnJ does not this sustaia my argu
ment that thje Machine endeavors al
ways to malign any free Democrat
who may hold office or appointment?
But it is knowr. that the Machine has
presented Machine DemocruLo to the
President for high positions. Did
these Machine recommendations
make Republicans of these Demo
crats considered or named by the
President? Mr. Ellyson's conten
tion implies that of two appointments
by a Republican administration the
Machine man is a Democrat and the
anti-Machine Democrat is a Republi
can. Consistency and truth lie out
side the pathway of the Machine.
"But Mr. Ellyson beclouds the Is
sue. It is not the raising but the
distribution of campaign contribu
tions for the years of 1891 and 1893;
it was the private and secret distri
bution of funds by Mr. Thompson
and others to candidates for the
Legislature, and to persons after
those candidates were elected, that
makes the issue. And in connec
tion with this issue I stated at Staun
ton that such unofficial and private
distributions of money in 1891 and
1893, were not justified by the pres
ent clamor of 'white supremacy,'
and I cited General Lee as favoring
white supremacy' as much as any
man, living or dead, and that he re
sented these secret and sinister con
tributions by Mr. Thompson and
others. I made no mention of Mr.
Ellyson in this connection, and why
Id he now come forward to de
these private distributions?
he not therby again confirm my
ntion that the Machine is prac
r the attorney or partisan
of unfair methods?
r. Ellyson next demands that
candidates who received these
c and unofficial contributions
should be named; indeed, declares
that not to do so 'is as cowardly as
it is cruel.' But pray who can name
these men except those who have
Boney? The cruelty and cow
are with the men possessing
thholding this information. I
therefore, refer Mr. Ellyson
friend, Mr. Thompson, and
But does Mr. Ellyson recall
that a great effort was once made to
have these guilty men named? Gen
eral Lee urged this particular point
before the Legislature Investigating
Committee of 1893, but without
avail. Why did not Mr. Ellyson then
co-operate with General Lee and
others in the effort to have this com
mittee name the recipients of these |
secret funds?
"Referring to Mr. Ellyson's com
ments upon the campaign of 1897,
I would say that the quotations made
hv him from two letters of mine con- |
{tain nothing reflecting upon him, I
ppon the party, or upon me. I do
not know whether the railroads con
tributed to that campaign or not. I
was subordinate candidate on the
State ticket, and had nothing what
ever to do with the finances, save to
suggest to Mr. Ellyson the needs of J
the party as reported to me. But
concede that the railroads did con
tribute to that campaign, I would
ask Mr. Ellyson did the money for
this campaign come irto his hands to
be distributed officially, or did it go
into private bands to be distributed,
■a was done by Mr. Thompson and
others in 1891-1893? Mr. Ellyson
now! ere as::irts or intimates that
this was clone; S3 r.iy skirts are clean
as respectr, this particular campaign,
according to his sworn statement.
"Jfr. Ellyi~n arjain renews his at
tack u;> >n the campaign of 1901,
when 1 was nominee for Governor.
On the 11th of last month I made a
public statement that Mr. Ellyson
told me that the railroads had not
and would not contribute to that
campaign. I also said in a news
paper interview at the same time that
Mr. Ellyson had substantially said
the same thing to "Captain Willard
! nominee for Lieutenant Gover
Mr. Ellyson made no reply to
statement or interview, but after
lapse of five weeks he now writes
I said to him I 'thought they
lroads) ought to help.' I deny
ng this, and affirm that each and
•y word of it is without the semb
:e of truth. I also deny using
language in connection with
tain Willard which Mr. Ellyson
i unparalleled accuracy puts in
Mr. Ellyson asserts that the cam
;n of 1901 was the most expen
we have had for many years.
i can only be determined by a full
nination of all contributions and
distributions. Many Legislative
seats ' were contested; the Republi
iade the strongest opposition
d been made for some years;
stitutional Convention was in
necessarily demoralizing and
ing voters from the party;
mocratic organization through-
State was indifferent to my
icy; the two leaders of the
ation, Mr. Martin and Mr.
n, were in Europe, and did
lrn until about two weeks be
e election; and my friends
ringing me news from every
of the treachery of the or
lon. Necessarily, therefore,
two or three conversations
ese were all that I had with
lyson) I expressed solicitude
he outcome.
i my congratulations of Mr.El
pon his election to the chair
p during this campaign, I will
it I did not run a factional
?n or a factional administra
[ have no personal ill will for
■on. I had never thought
- Mian a negative Machine
ii!:i ■ rubmitting than resist
l; : : • -essure and methods.
•, towe.er. comes out as the
i deft : ■:. .• and advocate ot
c Jre anJ its methods. He
( hairman >f the party; his
abac Id l • ieutral and judi
i! be I .is i iberately surren
e oti.ida: i: of impartiality
party eh: i man should pos
!;? tzkea s'. « against candi
.ie;i in fa .ess he should be
His pa I on is at once mc
c and d.s iraceful."
the Most Imdortant Aims
/orkfngmen's Association
ig the Jays that "tried men's
ies were were formed between
s of the town and country
1 never be dissolved. Shoulder
lder, with a heroic fortitude
urpassed in the annals of
they shared all the terrors
horrible strife.
Dut the men of "the old fight
," the name of "Stonewall"
may never have emblazoned the pages
of history. A name that will thrill
the souls and be held as a priceless
heirloom of unborn generations of
dd Augusta.
It-is the aim of the Workingmen's
Fraternal Association to reawaken
those hallowed memories, to foster j
and perpetuate them to the end that
the imperishable bonds of friendship
between the people of the county
and town may be strengthened and
kept bright, ever yielding their bless
ed fruits of prosperity and peace.
The Workingmen's Association ex
tend a cordial invitation to every
30n and daughter of old Augusta to
unite with them on Monday Septem
ber 4 in their big Labor Day Cele
bration and help to make it the one
big day of the year wherein the cares
and asperities of life may be forgot-
As in previous years.athletic games
at the Fair Grounds will be one of
the features of the day. The field
day events arranged for this year
comprise the following:
120 yards open to all boys, city and
county, 18 years and under.
Vs mile bicycle race open to boys,
city and county, 18 years and under.
120 yards fat men's race, 200 lbs
and over, city and county.
150 yards wheelbarrow race, mar
ried men only, 25 years and over,
Putnam Organ Factory employees.
Running High Jump, open to city
and county.
1 mile bicycle race for champion
of Augusta county, open to all, city
and county.
220 yards race for farmers and
farmers* sons over 21 years old.
120 yards three-legged race open
to city and county.
220 yards race open to till city and
75 yards gij-ls race open to all..
120 yartis hurdle race open to all
city and fcounty.
75 yards hobble-skirt race open to
all man and boys.
2 mile bicycle race farmers and
farmers' sons only.
With a very pretty little wedding
|in the historic Old Stone church, at
! Fort Defiance, Rev. J. N. VanDevan
ter on Sunday, August 13, united in
marriage Miss Effie Henderson and
Mr. Royal Smith,of that neighbor
hood. |
Mrs. H. M. Bell of Johnstown, Pa.,
Women as Well as len an Hade liseraMa
by Kidney and Bladder Trouble.
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind,
discourages and lessens ambition; beauty,
'fim ness soon disappear
It mon or a cmlcl to be
child urinates too of ten, 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 ere 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 wffisßSS BBEraB
size bottles. You may pSZHSIw *""*kE3
have a sample bottle
by mail free, also a H isSBMJ
pamphlet telling all DaHTJj
about Swamp-Ro*t, Horn, of Snap-Rot.
including many of the thousands of testi-
K'al letters received from sufferers
found Swamp-Root to be just the
Sy needed. In writing Dr. Kilmer
>~ Bing.iamton, N. V., be sure and
ion this paper. Don't make any
ike, but remember the name, Dr.
ler's Swamp-Root, and the address,
Binghamton. N. V., on every bottle.
Gray feeble and to all
appearances just a plain old man is
"John West from everywhere" who
was brought to Stautnon last night,
and placed in jail, following his ar
rest near Lofton, where he was
caught with two horses and surry he
is said to have stolen. It is the be
lief of the Staunton police that the
aged man is the perpetrator of other
thefts of similiar nature which have
been committed in this part of Vir
ginia recently.
Some time between dark on Tues
day and daybreak yesterday two fine
mares were stolen from the farm of
J. S. Carrier, of Mint Spring, while
a surry and a set of double harness
disappeared from the stable of Char
les E. Varner, whose place is at
Folly Mills, just about a mile away.
Both thefts were pulled off with the
greatest cunning, as neither Mr. Car
rier nor Mr. Varner nor their fami
lies were awakened by the thief, and
knew nothing of their loss until they
got up yesterday morning.
With little difficulty the stolen out
fit was tracked to a point near Staun
ton, where it took a side road and
proceeded in the direction of Green
ville. With the aid of an automo
bile obtained here and by informa
tion gained from people along the
road the pursuers toward nightfall
Kaged to get into close proximity
'here they believed the thief to
imped in an attractive spot just
off a road in the mountains near Lof
ton, with the stolen horses tethered
nearby, the gray haired man who
gave his name as John West was
just preparing for a good night's
rest, when he was come across by his
pursuers. H.A.Davis, of near Green
ville, who was traveling on horse
back found him, and an instant later
he was joined by Isaac Keister, also
of the county, and Arthur Agnor, of
Staunton, who in his automobile had
been hot on the chase all day, and
who later brought the accused horse
thief to town.
It was at the jail that the old man
Mthe police that his name wa»
n West" and that he came from
"everywhere." That was just about
all that he did tell them while they
went through his clothes to find a
somewhat remarkable collection of
tiiinora whir-h the old fellow carried
around him. 'Among these possessions
were maps of Virginia, West Virgin
ia, Kentucky and adjacent states, a
china cup, a spoon, and a watch,
which by the feeble glow of the
single incandescent on the top floor
Ie jail, appeared to be of expen
;st also had with him a couple of
lar magazines, newspaper clip
s, which revealed nothing how
and a good supply of matches,
to the amount of about $40 was
also found in his pockets. The old
man wore two pair of trousers, two
shirts, and other clothing, seemingly
more befitting for a polar expedition
that for fly-by-night pursuits in this
depressing weather.
The police here believe that West
is the man who got away with two
horse from the farm of J. Tatnell
Lea, near Ivy about the first of the
month. These horses were recover
ed last Friday by a Mr. Coleman,
who found them tied in a patch of
woods in Nelson county.
When asked last night when he
left the Charlottesville section, West,
after a minute's thought, said that
he had not been "over that way" for
more than a year. Tucked neatly
away between the pages of a Rand
McNally guide book that was among
his possessions, however, were two
blotters, distributed as advertise
ments by a Charlottesville concern.
Kill More Than Wild Beast*.
The number of people killed yearly
by wild beasts don't approach the vast
number killed by disease germs. No
life is safe from their attacks. They're
n air, water, dust, even food. But
grand protection is afforded by Electric
Bitters, which destroy and expel these
deadly germs-from the system. That's
why chills, fever and ague, all mala
rial and many blood diseases yie'd
promptly to this wonderful bio > I
purrfly. Try them, and enjoy i a
glorious health and new strem Ii
they'll give you Money if not
atisfied. Only 60c at B. F. Hughs
Mr. T. R. Joseph, who had been
home on a two weeks vacation, has
returned to Majestic, Ky., where he
has a position. Mr. Joseph former
ly attended the Dunsmore's Business
Collie, itattifiUtniHmuitm. _

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