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) Personal MM. und Mrs. Luclan H, Cocke huvis returned from Europe, and are now at Holllns for se? veral weeks In September before open? ing their town house In P.oanoke. Mr und Mrs. Cocke sulled from New Voik in July, and have been traveling on the Continent for the past six weeks. They visited friends In Holland and Germany, and spent some time In I'urls and London before sailing for this country. Mrs. Cocke has recently finished n book of perfectly delightful Southern dialect stories, which will be brought out this full by a prominent New York pubisher. Illneklc?Segnr. The marriage of Miss Agnes I-ing horne .Sogar and J. Homer Hlnckle, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, was very quietly celebrated on Saturday, August 20. at "R?ckland," the home of the bride's parents In SpbtsylVahia county. Only a few intimate friends and relatives] witnessed the ceremony. Attending Dances. Miss Nell Christian, of this city. was. among the out-of-town guests danc ing at the hop given at the River? side Country Club near Petersburg bh Tuesday night. The. dance was a very pleasing affair, and a number of gueatH were present from nearby towns. Miss Bargamin. of Richmond, at- 1 tended the german given in the audi-' torium at Cro/.':t on Monday evening. The dunce was chaperoned by Mrs. : Whately, Mrs J, M. Ellison, Mrs.: Cook. Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Wlant, Mrs. j Martin, of Ohio, and Miss Woods Misses Nettie Rttehrmund Julia ! Omohundro and Elsie Phillips went to ; (Hierburn Springs tor the past week? end, and were among those dancing at the german given In the ballroom of the hotel on Saturday night. A very handsome german was given i In Wytheville on Friday night of lastj week. The dance took place at the' Hotel Boyd. In that place, and was an unusually Interesting event. Mrs. Curran F. Saunders and Mrs. Roy F. i Hexton distributed favors, which "eon-! slstcd of fans, silver pencils, pipes. Chinese Caps skeletons and canes for the men, and head purses, Irldescent j bracelets, fans, hair ornaments, Jap? anese parasols and butterflies for the girls Punch was served by Miss Bet tie Moore and Mrs. Charles Q Hatch-; er. The german was led by Mr and'; Mrs B, Lee Trlnkle and Stuart Camp? bell and Miss Perry, of Birmingham.! Miss Myra Chambers, of Richmond, was present. dancing with Walter Humphreys, and Mrs J. Cloyd Kent, also of this city. was among the gut srs attending the german. limine Party. Tho house party given last werk hy The Flour That Gives Universal Satisfaction. Not Mode from Oils?but pur* orange Juice. ; Tlia'.'i ?hy Llggetl'a Orantoad., I? eo health- J In: and refreihlny. Served Ice cold at our fountain, llaa few equ&'.j and no luperlcra Bold for tc. only at Polk Miller1?. The Rexall i fcUrr.. ?34 Kajt Mai- Street. THE CASH SHOEAHO TRUNKMAN WHO UNDERSELLS Inventory Sale ROUNTREES HAVE YOU SEEN' THE New Method Gas Ranges AT Pettit & Co.V Dreyfus & Co. Now showing com plete assort? ments of Early Fall Suits. IOO EAST RRtf?l>-VT. puff" SAME QUALITY EVERY DAY Monroe 1801. Go to Chaste Trafieri for pure Oil. Mad. 42112. S00 W MatnS.-av Summer Clearance Now Going On EVERYTHING REDUCED I Middy Blouse Suits Regular 32.50 values; sizes '" y,:,r:- T" $1.00 Best quality materials. Major J. P M. Sandels, at "rile Ferry." proved a vory ?ajoyablo occasion. The guests were Rev! McBryde und Ash? ley Green, ol HUlsvllle. .Miss Blanch' Sanders and her guests, Mr. and . is C \V. Sanders and sun. of Roanolce.j MYb. M. S. Gordon, of Richmond. and Marlon Sanders. * Uerryvtlle Blnu/r Party. Says a recent exchange: "Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kellcy gave a dlhnei at tin-ir home In Berryville on Wednesday evening In honor ot the horse show judges Reginald C. Van d.-rbllt Major Ernsliiie Gullck,, U K Waring, Charles K. Harrison ana Col George M. Dunn. Mr. and Mrs Charles Mulllgln were also among j the guests." Buck From Atlantli City. Mr. and Mrs Preston Boulware . have returned Irom a visit to the' mountains and seashore. Including such points Of interest US Natural Bridge. Luray Caverns, llagerstown, I Gettysburg and Atlantic City. Mr. and Mrs Preston Belvln have returned to their home in this city,] after a motor trip to Atlantic City' and New York. They made the trip In Mr. Belvln's muchlne, and were ab? sent frorp Richmond about ten days. | Mies Fleet Honored. Miss Lizzie Hill and her brother. M. 8. Hill, of "Spring Hill." near Walker ton, entertained a party of young people on Friday evening of last week in honor of their niece Miss Christine Fleet, of this city. Games and con? tests amused the guests, and supper was served at 11 o'clock. The guests Invited to meet Miss Fleet w ere Misses Murtha Fleet, Maxi? Acres, Maude Seay. Maude Minier. Emma Kate Sutton. Louise Garth rU-:ht. Louise Burko. Messrs. Josyi A. Ryland, Rawloy Fleer. Hill Fleet."Al? fred Gwathmey. Stuart Mlnter. Wil? liam Vurn, Sam Acree, Nelson Sutton and Robert Temple Ryland. Approaching Weddings. invitations have been received here lor the marriage of Miss Margaret Alice Hill, of Berlin Heights. O.. to Robert S Dlnwlddie. formerly of Chr,rlottesvllle. the ceremony to take place at thr. homo of the bride on Sep? tember i. Mr Dlnwlddie is a son of the late .alter Dlnw'ddte, of Char lottesvllle, and for the past lour yearn has made his home In Toledo, O. He| lias recently accepted a position in Detroit, where he will take his bride after their wedding trip. Mrs Fannie ?\ hitehurst Clark has announced the approaching marriage of her daughter. Miss Sadie Wade Clark, to the Rev. Guy Wirt Ne? berry. the ceremony to take place on Wednesday, September 3, ut Crozet. No cards have been Issued. EuKBCrmrnt Announced. -Mr und Mrs. Robert Stith Spencer announce the engagement and ap proachlng marriage of their daughter, Isabel Friend, to Egbert Sydnor Mar? tin, the ceremony to t.?:e place on September '.'0 at Roanoke Presbyterian Church, in Chatlotte county. Entertained at Virginia Beach. A very charming entertainment was given at Virginia Beach Saturday eve? ning, by the occupants of the "Man shun" in honor of Miss Harriet Win? chester, of Macon Ga. The summer house was beautifully decorated with Japanese lanterns and many colored electric lights hung In festoons be? tween the pillars beneath which along the walls wore embankments of wood ferns and evergreens Covers were laid for ten, who were Miss Mary Flourney, of Richmond; Miss Emma Ragland, of Virginia Bench; Mlrs Mary Conrad. Miss Nancy Lei Janney. of I>.esburg, ami Miss Winchester, ot Milton. Ca.; C". Ward McCourt, Grifton Dodson. Richard H a.d'op and Frank Maul, of Norfolk, and Robert Leeman. of New York. Upon leaving the table the guests were presented with a dainty souve? nir of the occasion, after which they adjourned to the pavilion, where danc? ing wao indulged until a late hour. In nud Out of Town. Mrs Grayson Hall will spend three weeks in Boston before returning to Virginia, after spending the summer In the White Mountains. Mrs. Samuel Hlnton and Miss Cath? erine Hinton. who hava been spending eomo lime in New Orleans, are now visiting Mrs. Lisby Redford before re? turning to Petersburg. Joseph Stumpf, who Bpralned his an? kle two weeks ago, is now much Im proveu. Mrs Joseph ..ells, of Macon. Ga.. is the guest of Mrs Lisby Redford here, and w'll also visit New York and Bal? timore Colonel and Mrs. David G Mclntosh, of Towson, Md.. are visiting relatives In this city. Miss Julia Brogden has returned to Portsmouth after a brief visit to t: lends in this city. Mrs- Peter .1. Otey and Mrs Miller nave returned to Richmond after spending the summer in Wythevillo. Miss Mozelle Robins, who has been visiting Mrs. Roane in Newport News, has returned to her home in this city. Dr. Margaret 10. Bowen has returned to Richmond after a visit to her par cuts at Tazewell. Frank H. Rahm, Jr., who has been ill at St. Luke's Hospital for the past tour weeks, is slowing Improving. Mrs. Robert Hill Bowers, of Rich? mond, Is the guest of Mrs. Prosser Harrison in Newport News. - Miss Mary McGulre Croxton has re? turned to the' city after a visit of several weeks to friends at Ocean View and in the Northern Neck. Mr?. W. W. Felkes, of this city, is I spending some time as the guest of Miss Loin Leonard in Newport News. Dr. an?'. Mrs. Edward McOuire, of this city, arrived In Berryville on Frl- I day to visit their sisters, Misses Nannie i and'Evelyn McGulre. Mrs. R. L. Rarnes, of Sherwood Park, who was operated on last week, Is now rapidly improving. Mrk James A. Courtney, of Clopton. Is v.fsltlng relatives nosr Arvonla, In BuciGngnam county. WESTMORELAND DAVIS, IN BEHALF OF FARMERS, REPLIES TO HIS CRITIC The follow'ng communication has been received from Wetsmoreland I Davis: To the Editor of The Tlmes-Olsputcli: I Sir.?My attention ' has been called1 to editorials which have appeared from i the pen of _ A. B Williams In thu Evening News, of Roanoke. owned by i the Roanoke Times Company, and In the Virginian, attacking me becauea of an address delivered as. president of the Virginia Slate Furmers' Insti tureat Staunton on August the '.'th. 1 would have preferred not to havo entered Into a discussion of this kind at this time, but as Mr. Williams courts It, I reluctantly comply with his wishes. At the annual meeting of the Vir? ginia State Farmer*' institute tho president makes such suggestions and recommendations as he deerns conduc? ive to the upbuilding of the agricul? tural Interests of the Stat.>. In my ad Iress I dwelt at some length upon the demonstration work of Mr. Sandy, the compensation of formers voluntarily submitting their cattle for tuberculin test: the protection of our fatmer3 by legislation preventing th? sale of adulterated seed: the enact? ment of u limestone grinding bill, which should provide for the estab? lishment of lime grinding plunts by the Slate at certain strategic points, and the sale of ground limestone to the public at a protlt to the State I further earnestly recommended that legislation be secured under the provisions of the Constltut'on provid? ing for the elect on of members of the Corporation Commission by the people Fnrnir'H Are DofenteO. 1 further called the attention of the Particularly the Ladies, Not only pleasant and refreshing tc the taste, but gently cleansing and sweet? ening to the system, Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna is particularly adapted to ladies and children, and beneficial ii all cases in which a wholesome, strength? ening and effective laxative should be used. It is perfectly safe at all times and dispels colds, headaches and the pain: caused by indigestion and constipation so promptly and effectively that it is the one perfect family laxative which gives satis? faction to all and is recommended by millions of families who have used it and who have personal knowledge of its ex? cellence. Its wonderful popularity, however, has led unscrupulous dealers to offer imita? tions which act unsatisfactorily. There? fore, when buying, to get its beneficial effects, always note the full name of the Company?California Fig Syrup Co.? plainly printed on the front of every package of the genuine Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna. For sale by all leading druggists. Price 50 cents per bottle. Don't miss the Furniture Bargains This Week at Jones Bros. & Co. Incorporated 1420 E. Main Street. Are sold only by THE CRAFTS PIANO CO., 121 East Droud Street. The Great Removal Furniture and Carpet Sale NOW GOING ON 20% 30% 40% 50% Off SYDNOR & HUNDLEY liafnty summer models of most fash? ionable materials. P. W. DABNBT A COMPANY. Third .-nid llroud Street*. Ladies' House Slippers 25c ALBERT STEIN 5th and Broad "EXCELSIOR" GAS RANGES are sold only by Rothert & Co., Ask Grocers, Druggists Dealers (or POMPEIAN LUCCA OLIVE OIL genuine?Pure?Healthful members of the institute to the fuct that although an overwhelming senti? ment existed throughout the Mate in favor of the passage of what is known as the Virginia Slate Farmers' Insti? tute llmcsto/ie grinding bill, it was defeated at the last session of the Legislature, that u large majority of both the Senate and the House were It favor of the bill, but th.it it was so long delayed in tho Finance Com? mittee of the House by those who op? posed It, but who were not brave enough to vote against It upon re? corded vote, that in order to secure Its consideration there the committee was dismissed. The bill passed the House by an overwhelming majority, but reached the Senate too late ill the session and lacked one vole of securing the two-thirds vole necessary to its consideration. Farmers from all over the State at great incon vunlrncc and expense to themselves, and without hope of ecm pensatlon or reward, went to Rich? mond and appeared before the com mTltecs of the Legislature having the bl'il under consideration only to Ue met and defeated by the allied manu? facturers of lime and indr retainers. fn order to demonstrate the dllllcul tles which confront the agricultural Interests of the State In any effort to secure remedial legislation, and to arouse them to a senue of the gravity of the situation in the Stale. 1 read to them a paper which was entitled "A Summary of Legislation Considered More or Less Hurtful to Public Ser? vice Corporations, Introduced In the General Assembly. Session 1908." This paper was sent to me ao presi? dent of the Virginia State Farmers' Institute, and was evidently the re? port of an agent of - certain public service corporations advising their principals of the successful outcome of their efforts In securing the defeat of legislation dee'.ned hurtful to them, but without any regard to the merit of the proposed Jills from the stand? point of the g-.neral public The report went so far as to name Messrs. C. V. Meredith. S. !i. P. l'utte son and Wyndham !<? Meredith, promi? nent public spirited citizens of the highest character, who In their zeal for the public good, hud aided in the drafting and preparation of cer? tain bills deemed hurtful to public Service corporations. It was lavish in Its praise of the services rendered the corporations by Mr. \V. B. Mcll waine. of Petersburg, and Messrs. Scott. Buchanan and Cardwell, of Richmond, to whose efforts they prin? cipally uttibuted the defeat of the bills. 1 made practically no comment upon the report, but left It to my auditors to draw their own conclusion as to the conditions affecting legU-lalion 1? the State. My address was commended by Oov. crnor Mann, who delivered an able speech, in which among oilier things he promised to recommend In his next message to the Legislature the en? actment of a law providing for th<? establishment of lime grinding plants by the State, and he liiere stated that he felt sorry at times for the farmers, as they -were the only class that was not represented by' a lobby before the Legislature My altitude upon the several ques? tions discitbsed by me was approved by the Institute, for it unanimously adopted without the slightest direct or indirect solicitation or suggestion on my part, a highly commendatory res? olution, the terms of which appeared in your issue of the lJth of August requesting the board of directors, in view of my expressed desire to retire from the presidency, to re-elect me as president for the ensuing year. The press throughout the State with practical unanimity gave support und 'encouragement to our endeavor. A Humbling From Itoauuke. Out of a clear sky on Saturday. Au? gust 12, there came a rumbling from Koanoke. An editorial appeared In t the Evening News of that city, en? titled "A Mare's Nest." belaboring The Times-Dispatch because of the publication of the report above referred to, and for engaging In an alleged reckless tight ugulnst public corpora? tions and private character. At tho same time, but with acerbity, my address before the Vlrgtnlu. State Farmers' institute was referred to by the Evening News. SarcustJc reference was made to my personal appearance, and great stress was laid upon the fact that although my hands did not I appear In a photograph, which accom ' pan led your offending article, the tips of gloves showed from a pocket In my j coat, "giving thereby conclusive evl I dence that his (my) hands must be calloused by much gripping of scythes ' rakes, hoes, plow handles and other agricultural implements." The article, though intended to irri? tate, amused me. Like you, I was In? clined to regard It as the exercise by a provincial editor of his Inalienable right to cut his teeth upon a metro? politan Journal. I should not have given It further thought but for an editorial which appeared In the Vir? ginian communicated by Mr. Williams. In which he again refers to me?"To the twenty-two massacred measures , besprinkled with the hot tears of Mr. Westmoreland Davit, recent recruit from New York." My personal appearance Is of no moment to tne. nor can It have Interest for the public The suggestion that a man with gloves has no place among the farmer Is worthy of more con? sideration. The presidents of all the great railway systems of the State, to whom such homage Is now paid, nil, I am sure, wear socks, collars, gloves and enjoy the ordinary com? forts of life. So probably does Mr. Williams. Displaying Ills Contempt. Has this high priest of the cor? porate Interests reached the point that he Is willing openly to dlsploy his contempt for the farmers of Virginia! Does he believe that whit Is appro? priate for himself and associates to wear Is inappropriate or too good for these citizens of the State! Does he not know that farmers are no longer to be classed as clodhoppers, but that In fact with the application of science to agricultural effort they have bo come business men. actuated by. tho same purposes an dgoverned by tho same methods as are other classes of society! Does he not know that a great public school system and uni? versities, together with an agricul? tural college, are educating our youth for agricultural pursuits nnd to bo Hticcessftil men of affairs, who In times of peace will prove as Important a factor In government as did their fathers In time of war Does he noi know thai the "horny hand" Is no mark of class, hut that the sincere effort of all good govern? ment Is to mnko the poor through honest effort richer, and to secure for word:Ulan and tatinor silk* a coma** To \ rouse Farmers. f Men's SI.(X) Pajamas, in madras and percale; sale pri< e, $1.00 Pongee Shirts, with or without collars: sale price, SI.50 ones, c lence for himself and at least some of those luxuries which are conducive to the happiness and comforts of his family: If. like Mr. Williams, I were the guardian of corporate wealth. I should hesitate Indeed to emphasise a condition which is fraught with dan? ger to the Interests that he repre? sents. >lu?t lie Reckoned with. The farmers of Virginia are no longer a negligible quantity to be treated with contempt as a subordi? nate class. When aroused they arc not without purpose, as evidenced by their enforced demand, for the inser? tion into the organic law of a pro? vision creating a corporation commis? sion, nor will they be appeased until I that commission shall be elected by the people, and a "corrupt practices 1 uct" adopted by the Legislature whicli ; will secure to them all of their rights ! unaffected by corporate lntluence or dictation. They have a pure food law: ; they are striving for an adequate pure : se<.,| law, and they will demand legis? lation securing absolute purity of : elections. In my address I made It clear that I have no quarrels with corporations or with wealth. In their conception, itnd as legal entitles, the great corpo? rations and aggregations of wealth i arc absolutely necessary to the de? velopment of our country and to the public? weal. They are entitled to all Of the prototlon that the law affords AT FOUNTAINS, HOTELS,OR ELSEWHERE Get tho Original and Genuine LICK'S MALTED MILK TheFoodDrinkforAHAges RICH MILK. MALT GRAIN EXTRACT, IN POWDER Not in any Milk Trust Insist on "HORLICK'S" Take at package homo, ,* The Artistic Has More Friends Thau Any Other PIANO in all the world. Of course there are other good Pianos, but you can count them on your fin? gers, and of this little group of standard makes the "Sticff" is the most popular, and has been for over half a century. Chas. M. Stieff Established 1842. 205 East Broad Sreet Richmond, Va Why Invalid Port Rich in nutrition; mildly stimulating; wonderful tonic; tones the whole system; our Importal ion. Hermann Schmidt 504 East Broad. Phone Monroe 101. J. B. Mosby & Co. New Rugs at special prices to? day! North Star Refrigerators re? duced 33 M per cent. Ryan, Smith & Co., . Masonic Temple. Mineral Spring Water for ALL stom? ach troubles OWENS & MINOR DRUG CO., PANACEA SPRING CO., Littleton. N. C. to any other class of property. It Is I not from these legal entitles that the <5tato has to fear, hut It Is from thosd ?ndlviduals who direct their operation, and who seek to pla. e them above the .law, that have to deal. If the State of Virginia 1? to como lito her own, and If she Is to fulfil a'hut should be her great destiny, the undue Influence tnf great corporate wealth must he divorced from her pub? lic affairs. 1 know that many of tho captains of transportation and of Industry are men of high purpose, whs are deeply Imbued with love of our State The.^o men are valuable citizens, and are entitled to the respect of the com? munity. Men. however, who. drunk with temporary power, abuse the groat trusts committed to their care to de? bauch our public affairs should suffer condign personal punishment An offending railroad president, or an Individual, or ofllcer of a money corporation, who seeks to unduly Influ j ence legislation, or to control the vote I of his creditor, should promptly be put ' to work grinding lime for the farmers , of the State of Virginia. Such an ex ; ample would secure the rignts of our people and free forever our legisla? tion and electorate from Improper In . rtuence. No Crle? of Reproach for Them. ! _ Mr. Williams refers to rno as a ! 'recent recruit from New York." The ! presidents of the Norfolk and West , em. Atlantic Coast Lane, Seaboard Air ; Line. Southern and Chesapeake and j Ohio Railway.- and the heads ef many j | Of the groat industries of the State ? ' are not Virginians In the sens.- In ' i which he uses the term, and yet of ' them we hear no cry of reproach, j Those gentlemen were chosen presum? ably by the respective Interests ? i??J j they represent because of their ability to manage the properties committed to their cure. ! Is a different rule to bo applied to tho farmers of Virginia from that Which is to obtain for tho corpora? tions which ho seeks to represent: : Why should not the farmers of Vlr glnta. if they like, .-.ccurc. the service! I of a New Yorker in their endeavor tr upbuild the Brent agricultural inter? ests of the State. Is the feeling long prevalent In certain quarters that they have no rights now to be daringly ox pressed? May they not exercise th?i privileges accorded to others without invoking a sneer? As a matter of fact, on both sides, my family have been for generations natives of the South and Identified with Its Interests. The greater part | of my early life was spent in Rich ! mond, and 1 shall always remember j with pleasure the encouragement and kindness that I received at the hands, of many of her citizens in the days of my early struggles. 1 was edu? cated In Virginia, and, like Mr. Wil I Hams. 1 left the State to secure em? ployment He went to South Caro? lina and 1 -to New York. His return to Virginia preceded mine by only a few years. Is this recruit of tho cor ; porations from South Carolina to he ; judged as to good citizenship, loyalty I to Sta.to and right to participate in : public affairs by a different rule from j that whicli Is to be applied to mc bc : cause forsooth during the eight years , since my return I have devoted much of my time and of my means in an I endeavor to make easier the hard life enforced by a relentless corporate j domination upon our grcnt farming Ijpyfes.ts? 1 think not. TnUes Himself Seriously. Mr. Williams takes himself seriously. In a political urtlcle which was cir? culated throughout the State he falls Into reminiscence. He pictures him? self as a man without bias, who takes an Impartial view of the great ques? tions now agitating- the State. He re? fers with evident pride in particular to an occasion In 1906, when sitting In his otllce he was surrounded by the wealth, the Intelligence and the high purpose of Richmond, the llcwer >>t that :lty was in suppliant mood. With the pose of Canute, who bade the I waves stand still, tho tone of Casa j blancn, who trod the deck, and the j righteousness of tho .-talesman who renounced hlsh office that ho might be right, he deled their pleadings. The scone was dramatic, and as such I this self-described, fair-minded citi? zen would pass to posterity. Let us , see. It will be of Interest to learn the i reason tor Mr. Wllllams's deep resent? ment at the publication of the report l of the agent of the Public Service Cor? poration of their victorious campaign I before the Legislature In 100S. I That remarkable document, wgleh I at once upon Its publication he clashed I m'.ht have been hnd for the asking. ' but which nobody seems to have ever j seen, contains tho following self 1 gratnlatory clause: "On the whole, tho public service ! corporations are certainly to be con I gratulaled that practically no hurtful legislation was passed at the session j of 100S. No bill was introduced in the I Interest of the public servl<#i corpora J tlon. It Is proper to say that Messrs. j William B. Mcllwalne, of Petersburg, j and Scott. Buchanan and Card well, of ! Richmond, representing various steam ! road Interests, gave unflagging atten j tlon to all matters affecting such cor I porations, and rendered valuable as i slstance to other and allied Interests. ' besides affording to the representa? tives of public service corporations generally the fullest access to the store of Information (regularly und I promptly furnished by their assist* : ants and clerks." The same good friend of tho farm i ers of Virginia who sent me the report I Which Mr. Williams derides lias sent ' me a copy of the report made to the Corporation Commission office by the Boanoko Times Company. I Mr. Williams appears as Its presi? dent and Mr. H. G. Buchanan, of Rich? mond, Va., as a member of Its dlreo- j torate. Would Fluh? In the Open. We all know whe own- The Times Dlspatoh ?ml the s Leader of Richmond, We all know who owns tho Lynchburg News Let's tight in tho open. Who actually awn- tho con? trolling Interest In tho capital stock of the Roanoko Times? Is or Is not the II. G. Buchanan who appears as a director of the Roanoko Times the same Buchanan who is a member of the firm of Scott. Buchanan & Cardwell, who, according to tho report of the agents of the public ser? vice corporations fo tholr principals, "gave unflagging attention to all mat? ters affecting such corporations, and rendered valuable assistance to Mhor and allied Interests, besides affording to the representatives of publf,- ser? vice corporations generally the fullest access to tho store of information regularly and promptly furnished by their assistants 9nd clerks'' Is or Is not the Mr. Buchanan, who Is a member of the directorate of the Roanoko Times, a member of the drin of Scott, Buchanan ,t Ohrdwell, who, to use Mr. Wllllams's picturesque but rather Inaccurate language, "massa? cred the iwenty-two measures be sprinkled with tho hot tears of Mr Weist morel i 4SI I'-avls. recent recruit from New York"? Does or does not the firm of Scott. Buchanan & Cardwell themselves, or any one of thorn, or his or tholr client or clients, own a largo or a control? ling Interost In the capital stock of Lb*. Aoanoll? Times, and did or did not Diamond Rings The beauty and brilliancy of our Rems ire recognized features that appeal to all who appreciate tlie best. If you are interested in Diamonds it will be to your advantage to inspect our stock. Schwarzschild Bros. Second and Broad Streets. ?i that tlrm, f^r themselves or for their clients, secure Mr. Williams as editor and part owner cf that paper? Let .Mr. Williams answer. I? He t.nprejnaitedl Before accepting Mr. Williams as our mentor upon the great social and, economic questions affecting the wel? fare of the State, without tho slightest aspersion upon his actions or motives, it becomes proper for us to know ? ii ?'.vr. by reason of hU business ? latlons, he la In a position to ipproach with a Judicial and fair mind the questions that have arisen and ma ybe at Issue between tho great cor? porations and the people of Virginia. r was advised when I undertook to better the conditions of the farmers of the State that the evil eye of the corporations would! be turnei upon me, and that I would subject myself to personal attack and misrepresenta? tion. If such bo the case, I defy them. These cont-Jderatl.-ns have not and will not deter me. i am satisfied that the agricultural interests of tho State have rights which have been denied them, and In my humble way I shall continue the tight. The recruit from New York to the ranks of the farmers of Virginia pre? sents his compliments to the recruit from South Carolina to the ranks of the supporters of the corporations and of accumulated wealth, and with be? coming modesty expresses satisfaction lhat at a time when opposition means personal denunciation naught l* charged against him save a^nvmely face, a pair of gloves and an abitflVvai faith in and devotion to the old Conw mon wealth. W EST MOREL AND F> AVI ? Loudoun county. CHILDREN'S DAY A Present For All i i I that is COOD FOR THE EYES I supplied by us. Prescription work our specialty with complete manu? facturing plant on the premises. Headquarters for KODAKS Artistic Developing and PrinLing. Mail orders receive prompt attert \ tion. Lowest charges in oil cases. \ The S. GALESKI? Main and o 223 East Broad ? Eighth Sts. < Next to Corner ? I Rings to Fit the Purse W'c carry a large variety of Diamond Rings, all the latest styles of mountings, and wc are selling theni very cheap. Can sell you a Diamond at almostany pricoi !l you want something extra fine for thsr money call and see our selection 'The Diamond Houso." J. S. JAMES Jeweler and Optician, Seventh and Main Streets. RELIABLE ACCOUNTS SOLICITED.1 ii wont hurt ijou if upu Tafce guarantee for Indigestion Constipation ^Dyspepsfa^^ A Liquid After Dinner Dtgestanf ASK YOUR DRUGGIST IF YOU ALREADY OWN A Hamilton Watch you have a reliable timepiece. If not, let ii- ?how it to you?one of the njieofe American - made Watches ? seventeen jcwels~$15.00 and up. Smith & Webster, Inc. Time Spc< ialists, - 612 K. Main J?rgen; You can got an ALASKj FRIGERATOR at a reduc 25 per cent.