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SIMONS URGES
ITS OBSERVANCE
Americans Should Not Fail to I
Celebrate July 4?Address j
to Letter Carriers.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] j
Wlnston-Salem, N. C, July I.?The i
feature of the closing session of the
North Carolina Iturul Letter Carriers' ]
convention here this afternoon wai aj
patriotic speech by Senator W. M. Sim?
mons. He declared that the Declarn-1
tlon ol Independence und the Consti- I
tutlon were epoch-making documents, i
not only In this country, but In the en- |
tire world, and that In the future they
would constitute the dominating influ?
ence of the world. He stated that
since these great Instruments have
come into being the European monar?
chies have lout their substance, and
they now have as representative gov?
ernments as our own.
"Their Influence does not grow less,
but greater. My friends," he contin?
ued, "we must not neglect to observe
this great day with Utting ceremonies
When a nation ceases to observe Sun?
day, It is not long until Idolatry creeps
In, und a cessation of the observance
of the Fourth of July may surely be
taken as a sign of national disintegra?
tion."
The Senator also spoke of the mate?
rial development of North Carolina,
dlscusted good roads bills and other
measures of general Interest.
J. Hampton Rich made a talk on
"Among the Boys Out on Their Routes,"
In which he reviewed conditions In
this State and throughout the South]
as affecting the rural letter carriers..
Other splendid addresses were deliv-l
ered by John D. Gold, editor of the
Wilson Times, and George C. Thomp?
son, superintendent division of rural
delivery, of Washington, D. C.
Tho following officers were elected:
President. C. H. Howard, of Robeson
county; Vice-President, E. D. Pearsall.
of Fender; Secretary and Treasurer, R.
C. D. Bcaman, of Edgecombe; Chaplain,
J. M. Hunt, of Granville; Delegate to
National Convention, R. C. D. Be,aman.
The next meeting will be held in
Ashcvllle. I
OPPOSITION WANES
Bankers No Longer Dislike Postal Sav?
ings Depositories. I
Washington. July 4-?I nannouncng !
yesterday the addition of 50 more pos- ;
tal savings depositories, situated nl
2': States. Postmaster-Gcneial Hitch-j
cock noted with satisfaction that the
opposition of banking Institutions toj
the establishment of these depositor-!
les had al'nost completely disappeared I
Application for authority to receive!
f>osta! funds are being received from!
banks at the rate of about forty a day.
RUSSIAN SHIPS COMING
Visit will Mark Fiftieth Anniversary
of Squadron's Call In 1S03.
St. Petersburg. July 4.?The Ministry,
of Marine Is considering a plan to send ,
a Russian squadron to America In 1V13 ?
to mark Lhe fiftieth anniversary of the
visit of the Russian squadron under
the command of Admiral Lyssovsky ?
to New York In 1863. The visit in 1913
would serve at the same time as a re-1
turn of the call recently made at Cron
? ta'dt by the American battleships.
Lnnghorne?K abler.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Bedford Springs. Vs., July I.?A very
Pretty wedding took plnce In the New
London Methodist Church Wednesday
evening, June -S, at 7 o'clock, when
Miss Lucy Peyton Kabler. ?|lest
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. N. [> Kavier,
became the bride of John Scalsebrook
Langhorne. Rev. D. P. Rogers, of the
Presbyterian Church, was the officiating
minister.
The church was decorated In lal.Tles
and ferns. The bride entered on the
arm of her father. They were met at
Railroad Man Writes
Remarkable Letter
In 190.1 and 1904 I was a terrible suf?
ferer ior about five months with kidney
and bladder trouble. I could not 6lccp
nights, and was obliged to get up ten or
fifteen times to urinate. 1 passed mucus
and blood continually. One doctor said
I was going into consumption and gave
me up to die. Mad two other doctors,
but received no help from either of them,
and am sure I would have been in my
grave had I not seen your advertisement
in the "Daily Eagle Star." After taking
several bottles of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root 1 was entirely cured.
In the last two years I have been a
railroad fireman and have passed two
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so that I know that my kidneys are in
excellent condition now as a result of your
great preparation.
Yours verv trulv.
GEORGE KEXSLER,
1422 Mary St., Marinette, Wis.
Personally appeared before mc this
25th of September, 1909, George Kensler, I
who subscribed the above statement and
made oath that the same is true in sub?
stance and in fact.
HENRY GRAASS,
Notary Public.
Door County, Wis.
Letter to
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Binghamton, N. Y.
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the chancel by the groom, attended by
the best man. Richard Langhorne.
Miss Grace Kablcr was the mala of
honor. The bridesmaids were Miss
Oeraldlne Graham and Miss Kitty
Langhorne. Wllcox Brown and Owen
Norvelle were attendants. Miss Anne
Kemp, a little n'ecc of the groom, was
rlng-bcarer. and H. Watklns and Wil?
liam Randolph were ushers.
Immediately after the ceremony an
elegant luncheon was served at the
home of the bride, after which Mr.
and Mrs. J, S. Langhorne left for an
extended Northern tour.
Those from a distance were: Mrs. H.
M. Turner. Miss Mary Lathrup. Miss
Elsie Palmer, of Richmond, Mrs. Eliz?
abeth Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. S. U. Kemp,
Mis-. Suter, Miss Alice Letnmon. Lynch
burg. Mrs. William Abbott. Bedford
City; Mrs. Sidney Kills. Exit; Owen
Norvelle, Wlnston-Sslem; Miss Gerul
dlne Graham. Crewe.
Mahle to City Tux Levy.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. 1
Lynchburg. Va.. July 4.?Judge Cr.r's
taln. of the Corporation Court yester?
day handed down an interesting de?
cision In a contention between the city
of Lynchburg and Loyd Corporation.
In which he decided that the personal
property belonging to the corporation
here is liable to the city tax levy, re?
gardless of the fact that the home
olflce of the corporation Is rtxod by
Its charter In the town of Abingdon.
where the town government levies
prectlcally no tax for the maintenance
of its municipal expenses.
Dcntro>ed by Fire.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Lynchburg, Va., July 4.?The office
of the local branch of Morris & Co.
was destroyed by fire early this morn?
ing. The fire evidently started from a
cigar stub thrown last night Into a
sawdust cuspidor. The loss probably Is
?500.
SbadoTr Clock Exhibited.
[Special to The TImes-Dlspatch.l
Lynchburg. Va.. July 4.?An exhihl
tlr-n of The Times-Dispatch's myste?
rious shadow clock in front ->f S''3
Main Street, in this city last night, at
trMcted wide attention, and much fa?
vorable comment. No one as yet has
solved the mystery of Its operation.
Blot Out the Memory
of breakfast spoiled by poor
cooking?bread with poor
leavening ? muffins that
didn't stand up as they
{'orter.'!
USE GOOD LUCK
This Baking Powder with its
high leavening power is a mighty
aid to b?tter cooking.
At your grocer's.
The Southern Manufacturing ft*
Richmond, Va.
If You Haven't "Gotten In"
on the Receivers' Sale at
1009 EAST MAIN,
you've been the loser. But it isn't too late. There's still
some of the best bargains left. Drop everything and come
and look around to-day.
R. H. Bosher's Sons
15 SOUTH NINTH STREET.
Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons,
Surreys of all Kinds
All Kinds of Repainting and Repairing.
We do the Finest Automobile Painting and Repair Auto
Tops, Springs, Wheels, Etc. - .
INTEGRITY OF PRESS
ATTACKED BY DODD
Declares That Neither in Vir?
ginia nor in New York Is
There a Free Press.
UNSAVORY GENIUS OF RYAN
South Brought Into Range of
Baneful Forces, Which
Threaten Anarchy.
Atlee. Va . July 4.-?Dr. William E.
Dodd. formerly professor of history
at Randolph-Macun College, and who
Is now with the Chicago University,
made a political speech here to-day.
under the auspices of the Virginia
Sl.-.te Democratic Leagu . He attacked
the integrity of the press and as?
sailed present political conditions ,n |
Virginia. North Carol! 1.1 and too
South. Hf said: j
"Fellow-citizens,?It Is a good thing
on this Fourth of July to meet to?
gether here near the birthplaces of
Patrick Henry and Henry Clay to con
; sider earnestly the problems which
confront us as a State and as a na?
tion. Virginia gave birth to the great
Declaration of Independence, cele?
brated all over the world to-day, and
Virginians ought to be the last to
give up Its ideals or surrender a nat?
ural pride In the life ind work of its
author. Let us, then, c-nne back t) the
good old custom which the Civil "A'nr
broke down and do homage to the
gteat men who mad) our nat'on by
seeking to Improve it and perpetuate
the principles on which It was found?
ed.
"In this 'day of strife and turmoil,
of restless discontent and longing
throughout the North and West after
something better, the South Is looked
to as never before to offer to the na?
tion the leaders and the Ideals which
shall save it from the grave dangers
which stand In the way. A great Civil
War was fought by the North for the
[ sake of overthrowing slavery. But
within half a century the North is
confronted with a slavery of whlto
men almost, if not quite, as bad as
that which once held the African slave
to his dally toll. In New York, in
Pennsylvania, and In Illinois a very
few men. not more than a dozen, have
?elzed upon tile property of the coun?
try, and hold the real power of the'.
nation in such Prm grasp that no man I
is safe. These "captains of Industry"
have made our tariff laws, controlled
our national administrations and our
Federal courts. They have made al
; liances with our party machines; they
act upon legislatures and governors
j through the bosses, and the under?
world In every great city, the lawless .
j element. Is In close affiliation with
these bosses, who uBe them for their I
own purposes, first, to carry elections |
against decent citizenship, and. sec?
ond, to give them the power, for the
which the interests pay liberally. Thus
the decent and self-respecting citizens. '
the owner of small properties, the
cultivator of the soil. has. no voice In
, taxation, no representation In leglsla
] tures. State or national. Only the
; man of great riches who car, buy leg?
islation, or the boss who panders to
: vice and organizes the Ignorant and
I the helpless into solid voting masses, j
I has any actual power In our country, i
Condition of .Unrest.
"This state of things Is what has !
; brought the decent people of ,the
I North to the present condition of un- j
'? rest. And the shameful manner in
[ which the last Congress, especially the I
j Senate, enacted a tariff law which was j
! designed to rob the weak everywhere
In favor of the strong; the way the
Senate flaunted public decency In the
: face and declared Senator Lorimer. the \
i worst of our bosses, an innocent and j
! Injured man; these things have
j brought our affairs to a head and
caused the election of a Democratic ]
House, to which all look with hope
and longing. And It must he said that !
the able Southerners who are leading I
this House deserve the confidence and !
respect of the nation. Fnderwood. of j
Alabama; Kitchin, of North Carolina,
and Jones, of Virginia, are regarded as i
honest men and statesmen, who will j
yet undo the shameful work of 1909. !
It Is with hope and confidence that
men In all the North, Republicans like
Merrlam. in Chicago, and La Folle?tte,
' of Wlsclnslh, look to Woodrow Wil
I son. of New Jersey, to lead In the
j coming era. You cannot Imagine how
this feeling is revolutionizing old Re?
publican districts like that. In which
j I live, districts which have not re?
turned a Democratic majority since the
days of Stephen A. Douglas. It Is ?
positive Joy to a progressive Demo?
crat like myself to see how men are
changing their views, how they return
once again to the Democratic South to
save the nation from the awful con?
dition Into which great wealth, un?
justly distributed, has plunged us.
"Now, when we turn our eyes to this
old South, which has always stood for
a low tariff or free trade, a re?
gion wheer men are not too
rich to vote honestly; a region
where men have always boasted that
i their State governments were models
j of decency and economy, a region
I where almost all white men have hon
, ored the great Nebraska reformer,
j who has been a pioneer In most of
I the forward movements of our time.
I what do we find? A condition which
! calls for all the courage, all the pa
! tience and resolute purpose of which
a virtuous people are capable.
I "The great capitalists have been
: busy with us. too. They have seized
' or stolen valuable properties like the
Seaboard Railway, the Georgia Cen
I tral, and thP Southern. Thomas F.
? Ryan, one of the worst of the Wall
I Street gang, has more power in VI r
; glnia to-day than any Governor you
; have had In a dozen years. He intlml
i dates your legislators, he subsidizes
: your party organizations. The Goulds
I have got possession of the trolley ays
j tern In and about Richmond, and the
representative of these properties has
I more power In Washington t'han any
! Virginia member of Congress. In
) Georgia J. P. Morgan dictates terms
j to the. people through his agents, who
i were actually able two years ago to
j elect the Governor of the State. And
j all over the South the Southern Rail
, way threatens, blusters and domineers,
I and small Congressmen tremble be?
fore Its president and Its great law?
yers In a manner positively shameful
to Southern manhood.
Unsavory Genius of Ryan.
"Six years ago, when the national
conscience was stirred by the out?
rageous robberies which the Insurance
Investigation brought to light, the"
South was hardly touched. But that
l scandal had not reached Its climax be?
fore the owners or editors of three
leading Southern newspapers wore
made defenders of this and other Wall
Street robberies by the unsavory
genius of Thomas F. Ryan. The most
"romlnent Richmond daily, already
an advocate of the ?'interests" as
against the people, became a part of
the New York machine when Its own?
ers were drawn into the clotest con?
nection with the Equitable Life Insur?
ance Company; since that day The
Times-Dispatch ha* not been a Demo?
cratic, but a plutocratic, organ. .
"At the same time that 'hlch finance"
got its grip upon the biggest paper In
Virginia, d. a. Toiripklns, of char?
lotte, N. C. was also put on the fa?
mous Equitable board Tompktns la
a Pennsylvania!!, who owns the Char?
lotte Observer, and who has a hand
In all the "high tlnance' of North Cnro
llna. Not content with the subser?
vient support of these leading organs j
of public opinion. Kyan, the tobncco
magnate, the New York traction |
wrecker, turned to the oldest Charles,
ton paper, the News and Courier, and j
made Its editor also a confidential ad?
viser to the same insurance company
"But thla was not nil. Other papers
were affiliated w'th these, and the
railroad organs everywhere in the
South easily Joined the "free and in?
dependent press," which Ryun and
Morgan were helping along so hand?
somely. And all these papers are
again united In policy and practice
with the 'reptile press of the North,
so that now neither In Virginia nor
In New York nor in Ciiicago is there a
fice press. When you read In your
morning paper an editorial, don't de?
ceive yourself into thinking it ex?
presses the view of able, honust pub?
licists who have your Interest and
the common good at heart. Far from
It. They serve Mines, the lumber man |
in Chicago, the tobncco brigands of
New York, or Morgan, who robbed j
ether men of property In tht j
Southern Railway ln'lS93. Hard it Is,
and I speak from experience, to get a
fair hearing for any good cause In
our country to-day. I know good and
able men In Virginia, leaOers of tho
people, who have been belittled and
maligned by these conscienceless or?
gans of Wall Street; and I thlntc Bis?
marck's term 'reptile press' fully ap?
plies to such papers.
Score? Forty Machine.
"The next line of attaok upon your
Independence, your freedom, and your
property, rights Is through the party
machine. There are now. and there
will always be, party machines; but do
not get Into the habit of submitting
to tliern because they seem to be nec?
essary. Tho moment the vot;rs :et it
be seen that they rely on their organi ? 1
zation the leaders of the organization I
become bosses, and the bosses are the
allies of the great corrupters of our
American life, the millionaires who de?
sire to control all parties and all the
agencies of government.
"I hear you have a machine in Vlr
Klnla. anu I have learned In Chicago
that Its head always votes for the
Interests of the lumber trust. Lorl
mcr is the Illlno,8 representative of ;
th? lumber trust in the United States
Senate. And if you will read the I
Congressional Record you will Und I
there are several other Senators who
represent the lumber men, not the
people who elect them. It wasa matter j
of great regret to me to learn that \
the Old Dominion Insists on keeping
one of these Senators In Washington.
In North Carolina there are two, and
In Texas they have a very able man. '
who speaks and votes In the United
States Senate for lumber and wool
and Standard Oil. but never for the
people.
"The pepple In our Southern country
are not fully aroused to the dangers
which confront the country, or the
great opportunity which awaits them.
Do not think that I am exaggerating,
or that I have any personal interest
in the matter not identical with yours.
What 1 want to say 16 that your
schools, your social organizations, your
political parties are failures if they
penult the great Interests, such as I
have already described, to seize these
agencies and make i them machines
for corrupting the public, for buying
legislation, both State and national.
North Carolina Dishonored.
"And yet such Is the fact In Virginia
to-day and in many other Southern
States. In North Carolina the man
who organized tho preseVit Democratic
machine and who now votes for that
State in the United States Senate, is
none other than the tool of the Amer?
ican Lumber Company. He voted for
the lumber schedule, when he had all
but sworn to vote against It; he voted
with Senators Aldrlch and Lorlmer on |
almost every phase of the Payne-Ald
rlch tariff; he stands for protection,
and yet says he is a Democrat. They
have begun a sharp right ngnlnst him
down there, and I hear he is likely- tc
be retired, which would clear the namt
of his State from this dishonor. Thf
same Is true of Georgia to a less fla
i gran; extent, and Texas?well, we all
j know what poor Texas endures in the
I way of a Senator.
( "Thus we see the South ha3 been
I brought Into the range of the baneful
! forces which threaten us In Chicago
I with anarchy. Your press Is no more
free than that of Chicago. Your part>
' organizations have become engines of
j oppression, and your railroads have
[joined hands with these to form a com
! pact power which you must break 01
I lose your control of public life. *UI
j over the South It is the same thing, the
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same plan to dominate the Legislatures,
the town councils, the State und county
courts, and finally to name your Sen?
ators and Representatives in Wash?
ington. It is this situation which
causes gcod men of the North to watch
with concern your primaries at homo
and your votes in Congress. if you
?succeed In putting down these corrupt
men and their organizations, you will,
as your fathers did a half a ceniur>
ago, govern this country. The North
will help you put Woodrow Wilson In
the White House, and then your Sena?
tors and Representatives will aid that
great and good man to make our coun?
try a place where all of us shall have
equal chances to succeed In life, if
only you send the right men to Wash
ington.
"I do not know how you, as Virgin?
ians and Southerners, feel about this
state of things. But It would seem
that every true man, every Intelligent
voter, would decline to support any
man lor any place of public trust who
had failed to live up to his own solemn
pledges. I. for one. wouTd not defend
my own brother If he had voted for
the lumbrr schedule or supported Aid;
rich In his nefarious work of 1909. And
I do not believe you men Intend thus
to barter away your rights and youi
Interests for any man, even If he is
leader of the minority In tho Senate.
Study of Conditions.
"Four years ago I had the honor and
great pleasure to teach your sons his?
tory and political science in one of the
line old colleges of this State. I made
a study of political conditions In Han?
over and In the Legislature. It was
found that the chief counsel of one ot
your railway corporations had repre?
sented Hanover, Caroline and King
William In the Senate for twenty years:
that this employe of a great railroad
was chairman of the Finance Commit?
tee of the State Senate, and that his
friends had already promised to make
him Governor of Virginia. This seemed
strange. But looking a little further,
It was seen that Hanover's representa?
tive In the House was a lobbyist b)
profession. When suggested that he
ought to be defeated in the next pri?
mary, the machine men In the county
declared: "Why, he Is Speaker of the
House; he Is an honor to the county;
we expect him to be Governor of Vir?
ginia one of these days.' This seemed
stranger still. Next It was seen thnt
the counsel of the Norfolk and Western
was also a Senator and chairman, I
believe, of the Judiciary Committee.
The idea that this was improper was
hooted at. Why, he Is author of the
greit Mann law against the liquor bus?
iness. A reformer, a Sunday school
teacher, can never he put out of the
I Senate. And I Und that yon have since
made him Governor, and they tell me!
thp liquor interists actually supported
him, contributed to the campaign fund
what was needea after Ryan's 'barrel'
was exhausted!
"This Is not nil. Certain 'Interests
in Virginia. I found, had looked about
the State when the people were prepar?
ing for their new Constitution In 19( ?
1901, for the great railway lawyers,
and they actually succeeded In putting
Into their convention the representa?
tives of the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac, the Southern and the
Norfolk and Western! Of course,
thesr. able lawyers thought that they
represented the people, hut the rail
road companies were satisfied thnt they
represented tho railroads. Anyway,
I have never heard that the corpora?
tions suffered any attacks from them
Yes, we work up to the realisation in
Hanover thnt Virginia was 'corporation
rldlen." And when, about that time.
I visited a session of the Assembly. 1
Baw sleek, lean and fat lobbyists every?
where. I could not even get a seat
In the gallery, while these lobbyists
sat In the places of my representatives;
I was not permitted to consult a friend
in the House except In the crowded
lohhy, while smooth corporation law
yers filled the committee rooms. Be?
ing a student of political conditions and
of history I was disgusted, fov It was
plain that the house of Justtco and
honor, the great council of Virginia,
had been converted Into a market place
for the money-changers Some of you
may--think this a hard statement; It is
a very moderate one.
"For at that .ime not only the im?
portant positions named were filled hv
the special Interests, but many other
Senators and Representatives whosa
names would be familiar to you made
no denial of their affiliations with tho
big- corporations; the railways, the
manufacturer?, the Pullman Car Com?
pany and so on. Virginia was. indeed,
helpless, for the Legislature chose
the Judges of the Commonwealth and
directly or indirectly ftllcd many other
positions of power and responsibility,
for if the fountain Is not pure tho
water which flows from it cannot be.
Fight for Populnr Kule.
"Well, some of us thought the time
had come to make a stand, to make a
light for popular rule. We found
farmers or small business men who
have no Interest in perverting the law
or brow-beating the courts willing to
Join the campaign, but they were un?
willing for their names to be known
In the mntter. One merchant in Rich?
mond told me that if he were known
to be opposing the re-election of a
cprtnln railway lawyer his business
would suffer, his freight, most of
which came over a certain grcnt trunk
line, would not be delivered promptly
and the rates would be raised on him.
The people had been Intimidated; they
feared their own aervnnts, their own
representatives!
"Entering into correspondence with
other 'restless spirits,' It wns found
Hint the same condition prevailed In
Norfolk, In Petersburg, In Richmond, |
In Lynchburg and In many of the
counties, especially of the Fast. That
Is. the corporations and speclnl In?
terests hail overawed the people In all
these plnces, the people whose busi?
ness depended on the rnllroads In nny
way. Do you call this Democracy?
Is this what Jefferson, of whom old
Virginia boasts, taught and worked
for so loi g?
"It need not be said here In Han?
over that we undertook to remedy this
state of things; we found good men I
who were willing to run for office; we
found the county paper willing to pub?
lish our views. T personally wrote
several articles describing conditions
as l had found them. All Richmond
papers but one refused to publish what
I sent them, or retained the communi?
cation until It was too late. Our little
county paper did the work: the peo?
ple began to talk among themselves,
though very fow even let me know
how they would vote. I knew, though,
by their manner that they were with
me.
People Aroused.
"Then the 'great men' who had dom?
ineered the dlstrlot began to ridicule
the 'little college professor'; they tried
to be offensive, hut this only" aided
our cause: an engagement was made
for me to speak In the public school
house t<> defend our cause. The cus?
todian of the house promised to have
the doors open at the proper time.
When I reached the house* I found that
the local hoss had frightened him into
refusing to open the doors, and the
THE WEATHER
ForecuHtt For Virgliiln and North
Carolina?Generally fair ami continued
warm Wednesday and Thursday, e.v
cep (probably locul thunder showerst
Hftht to moderate ?outh wind?.
CONDITIONS \ ESTETtDAY.
Fair. Tuesday midnight temperature.
CONDITIONS IN IMPORTANT CITIES,
ard Time.)
Weather.
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Rain
Cloudy
Cloudy
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Clear
Rain
Cloudv
Rain
Cloudv
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
Cloudy
P. cloudy
Cloud y
P. cloudy
Cloudy
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Clear
P. cloudy
Clear
P. cloudy
Cloudy
Clear
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Rain
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ClotHv
MINIATURE ALMANAC.
July 5, l'jll.
Sun rises .
Sun eels . 7*3
(At 6 P. M. Kastern Stand
Place. Ther. H. T.
Abilene . 94 06
Ashevllle . 6>. 86
Atluntn . 7-1 02
Augusta. 7S 00
Atlantic City_ 74 78
Buffalo '. ss On
Charleston . 7 1 S4
Denver . 76 S4
DUluth . ?S 64
Galveaton . sj s. i
Havre . 76 so
Jacksonville .... 80 90
Knoxvllle . 7* oo
Louisville . ?S 06
Memphis . SI !? I
Mobile . SO 88
Montreal . 82 04
New York . $1 02
New Orleans.... 78 SS
Norfolk . 82 90
North Platte- 94 98
Raleigh . 84 90
I Savannah . 78 88
I San Francisco... 54 58
1Spokane . is 78
St. Pnnl . SS 9'.'
Tumpa . 70 S6
1 Washington .-?- 8S 06
Wilmington - SO \6
iWvthevtllo . 6S 00
poor fellow had actually gone home
and gone to bed before 8 o'clock! But
we succeeded In holding our meeting,
and that bit of engineering on the
part of the county committeoman did
us more good than any speech of mine
could have done under the most fav?
orable circumstances. The people were
aroused, and when the" primary came
they were on hand and they voted
and watched the polls. 1 here was no
'counting out' that day at one polling
place, for we saw every ballot prop?
erly recorded. When the result was
announced the district was redeemed
by a large majority, and what Is more,
our friends all over the State won,
and we had a Legislature In the au?
tumn of 190T from which the corpora?
tions got only a 'lean pickings," what
they received coming from the House,
not from the Senate, the accustomed
stronghold of the 'Interests.'
"Vou may have gone on In this work
until now the Legislature Is truly rep?
resentative, though the failure of the
Income tax amendment winter before
last points the wrong way. But if it
1b not what you want It to be, If your
delegates to the United States Senate
and House are not your representa?
tives, you have only to bring the mat?
ter clearly before your people. Do
not feor the railroads. You can get
on without free passes. Do not fear
the lumber Interests; they have not
yet got all your timber. If so-called
'great men' scowl and swear, stand all
the more (Irmly for your rights. Holof
Virginia true: support the progressive
Democracy of the nation; do not be*
come ashamed of Mr. Bryan because
you are told to do so. If the news?
papers and the corporations and the
bosses all unite, as they are doing'
everywhere else, remember that your
destiny and that of. your children Is
at stake: remember that. If you yield,
your rlR'hts will he taken from you
and that this country will become the
home of a new feudalism, of which
the Rockefellers, the Ryans and the
Morgans will be the lords and rulers,
and you will be the slaves.
Supremely Important.
"In this view of the case the pri?
mary soon to come and all the others
that will follow are supremely Impor?
tant. Put men in Washington who are
not afraid; men who will honestly sup?
port the forward policies of the pres?
ent Democratic majority, and men who
do not violate their promises to you;
elect men Wiho will give the coming
Virginia President, Woodrow Wilson,
the laws he asks for, the loyal sup?
port which he will need, and the
South, united with the sturdy men of
the West, will rule this country aa it
ought to be ruled. In the Interest of
us all. and not of a few self-seeking
reactionaries. Then will the Senate
and old Virginia come again to their
own and be found doing variant ser?
vice In a great cause?that of Ameri?
can democracy!
"One thing more You have, a cour?
ageous and able man who now offers
to leid you out of this political desert
which the Martin machine has made
of Virginia. Mr. Jones has a clean
record, he has not bowed the knee
to the bo.-ses or the railwav interests,
or the lumber men: he has given you
long and faithful service, and he de?
serves the reward which you may now
give. But the reason I should vote
for him is his promise to deliver Vir?
ginia from the bondage of a corrupt
and demoralizing regime. Vote fot
no man because of personal reasons;
vote to improve and help your State
and country, and voting thus, you can?
not fall to vote for good men. If you
put Jones In the Senate, you not only
put out a had man. hut you give the
nation a good man and able leader for
the trying times ahead of us."
BRASS
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