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TIMES-DISPATCH EDITORIAL, AUGUST 1st. LEDGER-DISPATCH (Norfolk), EDITORIAL, AUG. 28 Administrative Board Platforms The choice1 of five men for the Administrative Board is hoi a matter <>f sentiment. Ii i- no! a matter of personal friend? ship, pledges of support, reward of service along other lines, <t small ward politic-. Ii i- a grave and compli? cated experiment. It must be -etile.I on broad constructive lines. Tue selection must be made on facts, and not uj>on personal prefer? ence, partisanship, or private interest. It involves Big Business in the best sense?the economical expenditure of sonic 5>3,ooo,<. to produce the best results for 130,. people. The true standard of choice is efficiency. The five men who seeih t? promise the mb I successful administration of the municipal life of Richmond for the prosperity, growth and happiness' of the entire community are those who should be entrusted with a task that will demand vision, initia? tive and courage. .Many of the Aspirants do not sectii to realize titi- necessity. In both speeches and published statements by themselves ami by their friends, they have made no definite promise of what they in? tend to do 10 help Richmond. Their chief contention 1- that they deserve what help Richmond cat. give them. But Ricluhdhd is not seeking to help anybody. Richmond is seeking to help it-elf. The voters desire to know what these candidates have done, and what they propose to do. Mete autobiographies arc not guides for intel? ligent voting. The record that the community want- to read and judge is that of accomplished fait-, improvements secured for the city, intelligence and ability manifested in unmistakable deeds. Moreover, it desires to learn of the capacity of these men for big executive duties by a clear-cut outline or platform, of their ambi? tions for Richmond, and what specific reforms and improvements they propose to make. For this reason we commend to the attention of all the candi? dates the platform of one of their number recenty published. It is an excellent model. !t is no mushy lot of platitudes about duty well done, and years spent at this 01 that occupation. It is not vague generalization, but specific fact. Whether you agree with its aims, or not, is another question. But it -t?te- these aim- in simple fashion, and gives the voter a souhd base for choosing, It not only promises certain measures and methods, but by the tone of the whole, it throws a light upon the fitness of the man for this high place. The following arc some of the plank- of this real platform : A comprehensive plan for better parks, streets and for the betterment of these utilities by permanent and w. ll-'li-tributed improvements; the economical co-ordination of nil city department-: extension of territory bv annexati-n to furnish better and cheaper homes for the laboring rriasses; liberal elementary school facilities: well-equipped and directed playgrounds : improved living condition- for the necrro population : a public library and auditorium. These are practical matters. They indicate a proper conception of municipal affairs and the functions of administratives. The Times-Dispatch urges men who desire to be judged on their merits to submit similar platforms to the voters. .. . ........ ^.-_-? The Times-Dispatch editorial <>f August 1st was a commendation of Mr. Whlttet's Interview which appeared in tin- News I.cadet of the pre? ceding day. The- Ledger-Dispatch, of Norfolk, gave their editorial endorsement of Mr. Whittet' platform as outlined before the Business Men's Club of Richmond. The voters of Richmond are asked to read these oditn ials. which are voluntary expressions ol approval of Mr. Whlttet's plat oral. The firm of Whittet &? Shcpperson employ union workmen and pay union wages. Mr. Whittet opposed the Traction Compan) running their cars over the Passenger and Power tracks on Main Street, and openlv stated his reason to be that .such a course would result In a consolidation of the two ^ ompanies. Iiis prediction was confirmed within a few months. Mr. Whlttet's vote on the telephone question was to prevent a dupli catc serviie. to see all the phones iti Richmond connected with long dis? tance wires and to have all the telephone wires in the business district Inirie I underground. The result is a better ami more economical service to our citizens. The traction and telephone ordinances are the only two acts of his i-1 years in the Board of Aldermen that have been criticised; hence the above statement. To the Voters of Richmond I solicit your vote und influence in the primary as a member of the Administrative Board, I have been identified with t ho business interests of the city for 25 years; have served as a member of the Board of Aldermen for 14 years, re? tiring as its President on August .vist. I intend to devote my best talents to the service of the city, if elected, and to prosecute every endeavor which will make for the improvement of our city and her people. Respectfully votirs. ROBERT WHITTET, Jr. Good Platform President Robert Whittet. of the Richmond Board of Alder? men, i- a candidate for the Administrative Board, which that city will soon elect. Me tint- sets forth what he will do for the good of Richmond if chosen: "I shall stand for permanent improvements, with a low cost of maintenance, and ??hall avoid temporary work or makeshift's. I ^liall stand for a comprehensive plan, including present and future needs, to care for the wonderful development that is in store, both in the old part of the city and its environments. "I shall stand for the co-ordination of all of the departments of tin- city, which will be in contrast with the past experience of (ho c departments, which, under the old form of government, could not well have been avoided. *'l shall stand for a liberal policy of annexation, based upon the financial cost involved, With the single purpose of keeping pace in advance of the future rapid development of the city j and to open up with the city ?improvements nearby territory, which can be oc? cupied by home- of moderate value. "I shall stand for what I believe to be a pressing social and health problem; that i-. for the immediate consideration for the betterment of our whole people in development of a section of the citv where our colored population can improve their environments. "I shall stand for the liberal support bf playgrounds and recre? ation point- for the children, which need is becoming more press? ing as our city grows. "1 shall stand for a centrally located auditorium and library; and in connection with the library propose to develop a children's section of proper books in sufficient numbers to circulate into all of the homes under proper and reasonable regulations. "I shall stand fbr the co-operation of the city in building ser? viceable mad> in all directions, thereby making it possible for the development of small truck farms and suburban population, know? ing that the city will be compensated both in the manner and cost of living. "I shall stand for the development Of public wharfage, and the location of manufacturing sites on both sides of the river in the eastern section of the city." This is a most admirable platform. There are many planks in it which could well be used in the upbuilding Of Norfolk; The attention of the incoming Mayor and Council is invited to them. Especially important to Norfolk is the la-t one. which is double-barreled, so to -peak.. Norfolk must have public docks in lime for the opening of the Panama Canal. She should have factories of many kinds, and will have them when favorable freight rates can he secured. Mr. Whittet's platform indicates that he would make a most excellent member of Richmond's new board. Adv. chartergranted fornewrailroad: Will Extend From Culpeper to Washington? Damage by Recent Storm. [Special t" The Tlmes-Dlspatch 1 Culpej ? r, Va . September S ?A char? ter was granted this week by the State I Corporation Comtnlsnlbn to the recently organized Culpeper, Madia >n und Rap; pahahnock Railroad Company, whoso \ purpose Is to build a llhc of railroad i between the towns Of Culpeper und Washington, Va_. a distance of thirty (iwo miles, afcross the three counties. Thp officers are Patrick Henn O'Ban jion, president; S. I- Cooper, vice-pres? ide at; B< J. Fo?te; Beer? tary and treus inirer, Thin enterprise hag no connec? tion with the Rappahaunock Itlyer pro .i bts, being In a different section of the star,-, it: Jbjccl is to penetrate two of the riches! counties of Virginia, rwhlch are not now traversed by a rail? road. The country through which tho lino will run is very rich In timber. At the monthly meeting ot th.-> Board rof Supervisors of Culpeper C aunty, Vilich will be held next week, Judge i George S. Shacklcford, of Orange, will .t:'S>nt to the board in the courtroom in portrait of his uncle. Judge Henry I ?hackleford, who was judge if tbi3 : circuit at the time of his death In ihm). I The old Shacklcford home is one of ntio landmarks of Culpeper, and was oc? cupied until recently by a grandson, IMajor Edwin " Glbsbnj who is Com Mm ?n Wealth's attorney of the county. Robert Mik kail, who was elected jMayor of Culpeper on .tune 11, entered itipon the duties of his oilier last week, i Lsucceeding II. C. Burrows, who had; served for several terms and who din | not stand for rn-electlon. The new I (May j>r, like the outgoing one, is an ex- j [Confederate, being it member of Mo by' f.Jamou'J cavalry at the close of the war. ; Miss Ruth Dulancy and Ilapley Shack- ' iClford were married Wednesday at thel itiomc oi the bride's mother, Mrs, Alfr.-.i ? [litilahey. In Madison, and loft linmedl- ; nteiy afterwards foi a North. ],, trip. I ""he ceremony was performed by the Jtev, Mr. Reynolds, of the I . T. Baptist I Church. They will live In the it T. Valley of Rappnhannock, where Mr. Bhackelford owns a historic home. At the recent meeting of the Shiioh !Acsoclntlon, In Madison, a change was] made in Article 8 of the constitution 1 Which provoked some opposition before! It w.i- finally carried by u vote of 30 to ''? The officers elected for the en? suing year were as follows: W. K. Bo hannuh, moderator. )'.e\. G. \V. Hurt, vice-moderator; .lohn A. H dizman. clerk; W. R Nelson, treasurer. The hext annual meeting of this association will be held with the Ruckersv.llle i'liurcb next AuguH. and Rev. Stockton Cole has been appointed to preach the ; ehlng sermon. Many' barns and other bulldlnge were destroyed by lightning lit the storm I that passed ,>ver this section last Mon? day evening. II a KJshback. living about a iiui" from Madison Courthouse, j had hi? large barn completely burned, together with a quantity of hay. \eM ! clca and fuming tuols. all of which were a complete I jss to him. In the I same storm u barn belonging to Dh 1 lUxey, near Manaasas, was aiso d? ! by lightning, but the stock I was fortunately rescued. There was a ?muH insurance on the building. While l>ace Finks and young Char? lie Knlgh.tori wer, iii Work neat their j home oil the upper Itapldan .-> veral !da>s agb they came acI isa two large I i aitlcauukes, which, ,.lt. i qulti a tlg.'it, they succeeded in killing. Both bi tho I snakes measured neat ly flv? feet, and on,- had thlrtetn rattles, and the skin 'measured eight and a half Inches across. I .1 N Aylor.i of Banco, is stich a bci 1 lever in the future of alfalfa a:- a good thing for Madison fanners that he has prepared a plot on his farm there ami Invite.) the neighboring farmers to Watch the progress of t.-,. crop. Al? falfa lias bclin grown very little in this seCt|oh so far. Mrs. Mary a. Calvert died at her home In Wopdvllle, Rnppahannock, <in Friday at the adyaticed as,: of elghty j-ix years, and was burled In the Epis? copal Church yard of that place. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. .1. Reynolds, Mrs. Culvert was one of Woodvtlle'h oldest citizens ami belonged to a w.?.known and highly respected family. A Good Housekeeping Club as an ntixlllray. to the Farmers' Institute, has lici ti formed by a number of women near Gnliisvillc, in I'rlhce yVllliaiii, with Mrs. W. Ij. Saund. rs as president. This club, which is believed t > l..- the only one rtj |ts kind in the State, holds Interesting monthly meetings. Though its prim., object is the discussion of home topics in general and the ex? change or re< Ipes, yet any topi, of pub? lic Interest, such as beautifying the seh.i >| grounds or tin special need bl any poor in the community, is sure of appreciation and attention. Frank Whodbec, the fourteen-year-' ol.i son of T. It. Whedbce, who lives j about a mile east of Manaasas, has do veloped the mo6t remarkable musical and mechanical talent. He plays cor- j rcctly on almost any musical Instt'U-1 mcnt without the aid of a teacner; he I learned the telegraph alphabet In a cou. j Gives a Moat Delightful Flavor makes lighter, sweeter and more wholesome breads, biscuits, cakes, muffins, etc., than any other. Does not impart to foods the bad taste that so frequently results from the use of baking powders of inferior quality, ?olii by all ?ood Grocers. lasist on hariiig it. Group of Confederate Veterans and Daughters of Radford The memories of the Confederacy are kept alive In Ttailford l>y the G, C. \V liar ton Camp of Confederate Vet? erans, the New ttlyer Grays Chapter, r. i> C, ihe Had ford Chapter, r D. and the Rons of Veteran.?. All of these organization* will take rart In the parade on Itadford Day at [>le of days. ;,n,i with a home-con? structed Instrument practices the ma? nipulation of the key. He has bmlt himself a small toolhouse and w uk shop this summer, all on his own Ini? tiative, and has already made the see und olrler press, the first on-" hoi being to his complete satisfaction. stoi.b.x anons iti < <>\ men. Xerxro Man und Woman Locked t p in i 'onnectlon u itii Theft. [Special to'The Times-Dispatch ] Eayettevlllo, N. C; September 8.? A well-ntored thieve'* euche has been discovered by police In a negro quar? ter Of this city. Tilt- stolen i;.Is, numberless articles of which have bei n Identified by local merchants as coming frcm their shops, were found in l|te home of Me? M. >J ill. n ne? gro woman, who Is, togot>w with Snake I'unstop, ? negro man taken in her house at the time of the raid, locked tip. The articles found range from mll llnerys" plumes, such as are used on the most expensive huts, to men's winter overcoats. Among them were women's ready-made sktrtP, under? wear, dress goods and coat suits, laco curtains, rugs, matting*, bedspreads, men's custom-made clothes and dress? ing gowns. The bulk of the goods, which, it Is estimated, ale worth $3"0 in value, were stored in a big trunk tagged with the name of H. E. Sheets, a furniture dealer. Numerous ar? ticles were Identified by salesmen from the department store of v. W. Thornton and from Stein nrothers clothing establishment, tioods have been unaccountably disappearing from Hie department store for two years. The McNeill woman Informed the po? lice thai the goods seized were brought to her bouse by George Mills, a negro porter employed at Thorntons, who within the last two days has quit bin employment and has disappeared. The pollco are looking for him. the Ftroat District K.tir. to 1>. held next ?????'?<. arid as thej number about 225 persons, will make a j^ood showing. The veterans' camp, which numbers sixty-two members. Is ijnmcd for Gen. eral o. C Whnrton, wild was doni msndant of the camp from its forma? tion until tli<' time of his death. Since Milton Hobgood, Slayer of W. P. Wilkerson, Will Be Tried. [Special to The Tlmos-Olspntch ] ItiileiKb. N. ? September S. One of the most remarkable orders on record for thu holding "f a special term of court for t li * - trial of a criminal in that Juat mail- by Gdverndr Kltchln for the trial ),f Milton Hohffdod, tue promi? nently connected man in Ursihvlllu County, who shot i,? death County f 'in missinnci VV. 1". Wilkorsdn on Monduy as the hitter w.is on his way to Oxford to attend a session of the commlS iCOOD FOR THE EYESWg 3 THE S I Main and B Eighth St. OPTICAL CO. @ 223 Ka&t, B Broad Street M th.it time R M. Tntrle? has served tn I that capacity. with Dr. \V. P. N'ye as adjutant. Tito Sohlt of Veterans, a new organization, commanded |>y \V, .\. Karhart. with Wise Worrell, adjutant. The New River Grays Chapter, U.l |i (', is named for a company that was! sloners. Tuesday the commissioners, , In session called up Governor Kitchin and made Verbal request that a term, of eonrt be ordered. The regulations require that applications shall be tori llle In the office for a special term. The ? -minis-ion. rs were directed to forward this at once to Raleigh, but In tho' meantime Hie order for the court nild tin? commission to Judge Whedbco to' preside ovei it wire sent out from the (xeoutlve oltlce Only this morning the formal nppllcatl >n, in writing, for tin court came in. This will be used in perfecting the files of the executive i oiii.. it w.is on account of the Iheoni-| pleted nies of the Governor's oftlco that I tie- order for the Court was it it made publli here and was llrst announced in.to Oxford It Is understood that the defense that win be s >t up for Hub-' good will be insanity. Ho has been 1 long addicted t,, excessive drink, Ills' wile hht) left him and taken her daugh? ters with her. Dr, George J, Ramsey has arrived to assume the presidency of Peace In? stitute, having been recently elected to that position He comes from Dan? ville. Ky,, where he has for six years been president of Central University, For fifteen years prior to going to Danville ho was in the active man? agement of colleges for women, and i- reroi; ni/.od (?!.,. country over as an especially able and aggressive edu? cator. The TnllllSSOO Power Company, of Ashevllle changes It.-, charter 'so that the principle office Is to he at Itrys.m City Instead of Ashovllle. .1. 10, Co borh has Ib.- act iv. manugeinent of the affairs of the corporation. Mi- and Mrs, C. c. McDonald an? nounce the engagement of their daughter, Miss iVotiln ShntwoH, and Thomna Fuller Southgale. of Durham. The wedding Is to take pine- this' fall, probably In November. Miss McDon ald Is especially popular In Raleigh and throughout the State. Mr. South gate la the aon of J. M. Svuthuato, of organized by Captain RadforC at New itlver at the beginning of tin; war, find has as its president Mrs, Lily Patton Kenrslcy. Mrs. Marl-. Iteld is president ? if tin. Rad ford Chapter, which hum h^rs nearly ion hiontbers. .1. W. II Durham, and is associated with his lather in hi' Ihsuriincei and other uX it iisive business interests. President .Joseph o. Brown, ,if Citi? zens' National Bank. h:iH goiio to Ne\i' Vork to attend the American Bankers' Association, ami will, with two other members of a special committee, make report and recommendations its to ihe beat means <if making it possible for national banks to loan inonej ,,n farms as security. The committee ursi'S the adoption of. the. Torrelis land title sys? tem, and will recommend that where land Ik thus secured an tu tltie hntl mal banks should lie allotyod to loan money oh this collateral, Wake Bull Moosors are u< organize themselves soon nil tin Progressive Re? publican party refusing t., rollnquiali tln lr rlirhl t,, to,- hitine Of Repitbllc.ttis in spile of ti,e i ihai hiiv.i In , ? put nut of two Rei>tibllcnn State eon ventlons. lister ir Butler, editor ?> I'h. Caucasian, and brother of ex. I lilted States Senator Marlon Butler Is the b ailer of the Bull MOOSO forci < I'llBSKNT.MRXT m ? v 111: MADF3 VGAIN'ST SUPERVISORS. I,ynchburg, Va , September s.?Much Interest attaches to the scsston of the Campbell County grand Jury at Rustburg on Monday, for it Is ex? pected that nn effort will be made lo make presentment against the County Roard of Supervisors fdr pnj - InS tO tile .IllStii es 0( the p.'l.o >.f Brookvlllo District, In which the suburbs of the city are. for each con? viction of automobile specding. 'Ub? er Indictments for misfeasance in <>f ilee sgalnsl district official* would not cohie nS i surprise here. lie, line- < all lo (Inntnnln. [Special to Tbo TlniSs-Dlspateh.1 Rev .1 Horace l?acy, i?. i>.. pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Wlnohsa ter. Announced to his congregation thin morning thai he had decided not to accept n cull recently extended i'ini by the Presbyterian Church ,t Clas tonlft, N. C, and will r^uiuln hero. 8E 8Y ST?BBS ici|-i.viai to The Times-Dispatch.] Kahitai City, September S.?President Taft was appealed to the second Hind bj Governor Suiting, of Kansas, yester? day, for assistance in putt ins down the strange disease that already has killed [>;00Q hol'M-s, eauseil a loss of j.*00.am), covered twenty-six counties und Is spreading to cattle and chickens. Col orado lias announced a quarantine against Kansas horses, in soine towns of tli.. western part of the .State people ar,. becoming panic stricken. All sup plica of ltirpciulne, sulphur, Unseed oil and other medicines have he?n wiped out in many towns, and j request for wholesale !ots was received to-day. t loveriior stables sent i(iO telegrams to mayors of towns asking them to ad? vise th.i; horses be watered only from wells. .\ ilo/.eu agricultural depart - oo ms of Western, states wer., asked m help ilcMroj the eatisp df the malady. Passengers from the west tell of the country ilndng lit up at night from tho funerals of the animals. Tho officers . Kurt i.. .1 vctiwortb to-day ordered n. quarantine against any leav? ing or entering the reservation. Governor Stubb's telegram to the president, while mi appeal for help was hitter in its denunciation of tho department of animal industry. It was brought forth b} a telegram sent to Topckn i:, which tile department said Investigation showed the scourge to be local and that the government would do nothing to aid the State. ,1 Men Its-.III civ.-on. (Special to Tie TltrieS -1 jlspatch ] Chatham, Va., September S -Miss UUtji .lackson and James 1.. Inch.*., of Motley's Station, were luletly in ir rled at the home of Rev. W. D. Barr. In West Chatham, on Wednesday morning, Mr. Barr performing tho ceremony, which was witnessed by a small gathering of friends. Immedi? ately following the ceremony the couple left for the national papltol to spend ;? tew days. The bride in the daughter of Lemuel Jacobs, of Pittsylvnnia County Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S C A S T O R I A THE MARKETPLACE* S?