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VOL 2, NO. 49. TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. CLARKSBITRG, W. VA.. SUNDAY. OCTOBER 2!). l!)l(i. FIRST SECTION PRICE FIVE CENTS J
GREAT DEMONSTRATION IS GIVEN ROBlNSON
great street parade is IdAY OF FASTING "gold hill" bill
more than onemilelong SAYS ROOSEVELT mum as a clam
I A- -i
Opera House is Taxed to the
Limit and Hundreds Can
Not Get In.
CORNWELL IS SCORED
Watson as the Democratic
State Boss is Given Sizzling
SHINNSTON, Oct. 28?For a town
of only 2,000 inhabitants, Shlnnston
tonlpht gave the Republican nominee
for governor, Judge Ira E. Robinson,
a wonderful demonstration.
Assisted by delegations from
Clarksburg, Lumberport and Gypsy,
a parade of marchers more than a
mile in length was formed and to the
music of two brass bands passed
through the principal streets. Judge
Robinson rode at the head of th
procession and was greeted from thi
crowds that massed on the aldewalk3
along the line of march.
The opera house where the meet
ing was held acommodated only 1,
1)00 persons and consequently hun
dreds who could not gain admission
were disappointed in not hearing the
(ii-eatest Kver Given.
Many local people declared that
the demonstration was more than
twice as big as any ever given here
io a candidate for* the governorship
or any other office.
In his speech the Judge stamped
Rosa Watson of the Democratic stat
organization as a most audacious and
Impudent character when he assume*
the role oi appealing to labor to
vote for Wilson and Cornwell. He
"Mr. Watson is sending out a let-?
ter making an appeal for labor to
vote for Wilson and Cornwell. In
view of his record among laboring
people 1 not only brand this as audac
ity. but downright impudence. Ilow
inconsistent is such an appeal. Wat
son*s own actions prove his feelings
toward labor. A few weeks ago .t
number of men employed by him
about, his celestial grounds at Fair
mont. taking care of bid so-called
farm and looking after his blue rib
bon horses, presented a written ap
peal to him for a reduction from
ten hours ot' labor a day in his em
ploy to nine hours. This did not
meet with a mere explanation and re
fusal on his part. It r.:et with his
personally going forth and discharg
ing; every one of those men."
Cornwell s Abuse.
Referring to the campaign of per
sonalities being conducted by his op
ponent, Judge Robinson said:
"Here is a sample of the peraon
alities into which Mr. Cornwell has
drifted: In his Fairmont spcech he
said that 1 had a wishbone but no
backbone. In answer to this I want
to point him to the old days when
we were in the state senate tosrothet,
where I answered every roll call
without missing a vote for two ses
sions, and he so frequently took to
the cloak room."
For the first time tonight the judge
made reference to the Democratic
campaign cry of Hatfieldism by say
"There is no danger that Hatfield-j
ism will ever frighten me or weakeu
me. as it did John Cornwell when he
refused to answer a recent challenge
lor joint debate. He Avns afraid of
the present governor. I have nevei
been afraid of him."
Taking up the failure of the Dem
ocrats to carry out their platform of
1912. especially as it applied to
Clarence W. Watson, the judge said:
"In 1912 they promised to exter
minate the trusts by proceedings In
the civil courts and to prosecute in
the criminal courts the heads ot
those same trusts. In their cam
paign text book they published a list
of trusts they proposed to annihi
late, and it is Interesting to note'
that in that list we find the Consoli
dation Coal Company, of which
Clarenco W. Watson is the head. 1
do not say that the Consolladtion
Coal Company Is a trust. 1 do not!
know, but the Democratic campaign j
text book said it was. I do not know i
.that Mr. Watson should be criminall> 1
prosecuted, but the Democratic cam
paign text book in effect said he!
would be. They have not kept thai
plank of their platform, and instead
they have allowed Mr. "Watson to
take hold of the Democratic party in
the state of West Virginia; to throw
Col. McGraw aside; to discharge
Cameron C. Lewis as chairman of
(Continued on pace fi. first section.) I
Of the Ohio Valley Will Not Af
filiate with State Teachers'
f?v ASSOCIATED VRtin
WHEELING, Oct. 28.?'the Ohio
?Valley Round Tabic will not affiliate
?with the West Virginia Teachers'
Association. The proposal was de
feated at the final session of the round
table here this morning. the proposed
lee being considered too high.
The next session of the round table
will be held next spring In Martins
Ferry, O. Professor W. N..Beetham,
superintendent of the Wellsburg
schools; W. I. Walls, superintendent
of the Martins Ferry schools; and Pro
fessor C. S. McVcy. superintendent of
the Bellaire schools, were named to
arranre for the next session.
OUR NEXT GOVERNOR
THE HON. IRA E.ROBINSON
IN MEXICAN AFFAIRS
American Neutrality is Sharply
Assailed in Statement At
tributed to Luis Cabrera.
(BY A 9 SO CI AT SO
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.-Sew c om
plications "with the Mexican defacto
government threatened today, as a re
sult of a statement issued here through
the Mexican information bureau and
attributed to" Luis-Cabrera.' It assails
in shnirp language American neutrality
and the ad;nin'31ration-of immigration
laws as rcga:rcls Mexico. Mr. Cabrera is
minister *01' finance in Carrfinza's cab
inet and president of the Mexican com
mission now participating in ttte jrftrrt
conference over border difficulties at
Atlantic City and there arc indica
tions riiar *h!s cr/ticismtt will not be
ignored ai the state department..
While? refusing-to enter into any
discussion nf the statement at this
time. administration officials char
acterized if'as extrordinary. Secretary
Lansing would make no 'comment. If
is known that steps to establish the
authentitv of the document were taken
under consideration Immediately.
Rliseo Arredondo, MextcaU ambassa
dor designate, denied himself to ull
callers. Although the Mexican infor
mation bureau has been understood to
have at .least semi-official relations
with the embassy its status lias never
been elearlj defined. Embassy officials
asserted emphatically that Mr. Arre
dondo had not been consulted before
the statement was Issued and had no
knowledge that ii was In contempla
tion. that Its first knowledge of it com
ing was after, the bureau had distrib
uted it to the newspapers.
The statement, which bears the name
of the bureau and the word "official"
In addition to the introduction attrib
uting It to Mr. Caberara 4s an follows:
"Abroad interpretation of the federal
laws of the United States dealing with
neutrality and regulating immigration
with a strict, consistent and efficient
administration of ihese laws by the
executives to .whom their administra
tion i.= delegated, would go a long ways
toward correcting the border disturb
ances and allay much of the unrest
which at present pervades that re
"In the United States are many Mex
icans and groups of Mexicans inimical
to the Carranzn government. Plotting
and schemes without end are engaged
In. not alone by the extreme conser
vatives who are striving 'to bring on
Intervention with the hope that the
Constitutionalist government shall be
destroyed with the aid of American
armies, but also there are groups of
extremely radical malcontents whosb
hope is the destruction of the Carranza
government in order that licensed ban
ditry and rapine may continue and
multiply until human rights and prop
erty rights all are destroyed.
"The conservative reactionaries are
taking advantage* of the situation
created by the ultra radicals. The im
portation of arm* and munitions for
the uso of Villa. Zapata and the other,
bandits' and brigands. Is conducted un
(Continued on page 6, first section.} (
SHOT 11 BACK
Accidentally is a Boy While at
Huntington and He May
(?V AfflOC!ATKD PRg?m
;? H1TNTINOTON, Oct 28?Oraar
?Tbrrlu, aped 3 2, of Blair, W. Va..
1 was ' accidentally shot in the back
'Friday afternoon while out hunting.
He was rushed to thia city this morn
I ing and placed In a local hospital,
where an operation was performed.
Attending physiciana say ho has a
slim chance to recover.
"Wilson Day" Should Be as the
People Have Eaten the Bit
ter Bread of Shame.
THE CLOAK OF COWARDICE
Is That "Too Proud to Fight"
behind Which There Is Hid
ing Roosevelt Declares.
NEW YORK. Oct. 28.?'Theodore
Roosevelt, in an address at the Hrook
lyn Academy of Music toil ay declared
that " if today Is what our Democratic
friends call 'Wilson day' it should bo
appointod a day of fasting and humili
ation." "For during the last three
years," he went on. "the people of the
?United States have eaten the bitter
bread of slmme and trod the paths of
dishonor under the leadership of Mr.
The colonel directed most of his at
tack against the recent declaration o*
Mr. Wilson that the present was the
last great world war that the United
States can keep out of.
"We have never had any candidate
for so high an office who was so utter
ly indifferent to the reversal of all his
professed convictions or principles and.
above all, so indifferent to the Hat
contradiction between his words and
his acts on almost every isBue of real
Importance before the people." he said.
Mr. Wilson's delay and vacillation;
about preparedness," he said, "have j
cost us seven years In time and need- j
less billions of dollars in money. Nine-'
tenths of wisdom Is being wise in time.
"Mr. Wilson's own Cincinnati
speech," he said, "is a more severe ar?|
ralgnment than any outsider could!
make of the 'criminal folly' of his ad-,
ministration in refusing to begin to,
prepare two years and n quarter ago I
when the war broke out.
"The appearance of the submarine
in our own harbors." Mr. Roosevelt,
declared, "showed that a sudden attack
by them might leave us without any
navy before. an>* declaration of war
was made and 'remember that half the
-vara of modern times have been begun
prior to formal declarations of war.' " '
"Thanks to Mr. Wilson," he contin
ued, "our unpreparedness in naval and
military, matters is appalling and our
dereliction in duty to humanity at large
shocking beyond description. But our
spiritual unpreparednees. thanks to
Mr. Wilson, is even greater than our!
"The too proud flght doctrine is a
cloak behind which the coward hides, j
It has been the chief cause responsible'
for the spread of the spirit of disloyalty j
In the United States among those who
openly or secretly believe in a dlvidod
citizenship. No man will be perman-;
ently loyal to a country that is too
proud to fight."
After quoting the president's words
in regard to this country and the
next war, Mr. Roosevelt said that
"never have we had a greater degree
of insincerity and hyprocrlsy than is
contained In such a plea for re-elec
tion by the president who has him
self practiced the coldest and most
selfish neutrality, when all these
things that he 1n the abstract con
demns were in the concrete committed
at the expense of Belgium, of the
WIFE OF G. O. P. VICE PRESIDENTIAL
NOMINEE IS ACTIVE IN WOMEN'S CLUBS
TWO AMERICANS ARE
EXECUTED IN MEXICO
/' Mr*. Charles Warren Fairbanks.
i Mrs. Charles Warren Fairbanks, wife of the Republican vice presi
dential nominee, has for many years been active in the National Federation |
cf Women's Clubs. She was president fjencrnl of Ihe D. A. R., 1901-1905,
and is identified with other patriotic organizations. She was one of the !
founders of the "Junior Republic."
Armenians and of tho Syrian Chris
Taking up. the president's "appeal
for support on trie' ground that he
has kopt us out of war," Mr. Roose
velt declared that if It wks just to
keep us out of war, then It would be
Just In the future to kefp us out of
all similar wsrn, and "if the presi
dent on the other hand, Is right In
saying that wo nnvor shall keep out
(Continued on Pago 6, first section)
REPUBLICANS NOW CALLED
BRAGGARTS BY MR. WILSON
President of the United States
Harshly Criticizes Major
ity of the People.
SOUNDS LIKE SWAN SONG
<Says There is Too Much Con
I fusion in Campaign for His '
Party to Keep Up With.
(?V AM6CIATKO PUR!*)
LONG BRANCH, N. J., Oct, 28.?|
! That the opposition to bin election isi
; scrupling at nothing In statements of
j fact and policy, wan the charge made'
j by President Wilson in a speech atl
Shadow Uwn this afternoon to a
throng that assembled for a Joint cele-j
! brntion of "New York day" and "Wood
row Wilson day" "and what are wei
. row Wilson day," "and what are we!
of ine.n who take advantage of a crisis, [
i when the fortunes of men hang in un
; certain balance, when the peace of
this great nation can bo maintained
I only by the most thoughtful and con
I siderate means to settle, a question pf
I power among themselves?"
Renewing his discussion of foreign
I policies of tho United States and speak
i ing of the "vereal element" of the Re
: publican party, the president declared,
i "they prefer a peace that Ib produced
by the methods of those who defy, of
j those who brag, of those who threaten
in order to establish their prowess.
They have forgotten their manners.
They want a peace, indeed, but they
do not want a peace obtained as gen
tlemen obtain It but only as braggarts
Tho president did not read a speech
in advance. Although he used some
of the thoughts contained In the pro
pared speech he departed entirely from
the words and injected many new
? U i s '
^ * . _ Jk*! M ? * ... w
Idea*. Tho speech was to be read at
nicotines arranged In muny cities and
many towns In celebration of Wllnon
day. He was aided by band* and per
sons carrying Hags und banners bear
Inn Inscriptions praising the president.
The largest crowd that baa assembled
here for any of Mr. Wilson's speeches
came on special trains and marched a
mile nnd a half to Shadow lawn. One
of the delegations wan composed of
Tammany Democrat)* headed by John
K. Voorhls, grand aaobem. in an In
troductory speech Mr, Voorhls spoke
of.Tammany and declared he hoped
to fe able to inarch In Mr. Wilson's
"The campaign that we are now en
gaged In has reached a point of cul
n.ipution where perhaps it Is possible
and permlsaable to view the Held and
iharacteriie the result*," said Presi
"The fiold has been a very confused
one because the forces of the opposi
tion are confused. Looking on the Held
as a whole, you can boc that all that Is
probably disclosed on the side of the
opposition Is confusion and futility.
It Is not Bingular that it should be so,
because they servo under no single
captain. They are moving In no single
din. They have no Blngle body of prin
ciples. They have no single purpose In
mind. It has been Impossible to con
duct the campaign as If It were a reg
ular battle, because so soon as we
sought some section of the enemy It
was found that they bad dispersed,
"It has been a confusing campaign
becar.se the public mind baa never
been pel milted to center upon any sin
gle Issue, that they cared to stand for.
Moat of the luues at the outset have
so utterly disappeared that it is doubt
ful if they ever existed, and that be
cause of an inevitable division of coun
sels. They have no stamp of definite
policy. They suggest no line of definite
action. On the one hand the vocal ele
ments say that we have accomplished
tho purpoHo that they ' did have in
mind; that they desire peace but thoy
do not like tho way In which pouoo
wa* accomplished. "Thoy prefer u j
peace that In produced.by ms.thodB of:
those -who defy,- of' those who brsg. of
those who threaten. To establish their j
prowess they bavo forgotten their
manners. They want a peace Index,
hut thoy do not want a peace obtained
as gentlemen obtain It but only as.
braggarts obtain It.
"Wo want peace. We have a peace
founded on the definite understanding
that the United States because It is
powerful Is self-possessed; because it
has definite objects, does not need to
make n noise about them; hocausc It
knows that It can vindicate Its right
at. cny time, does not have to proclaim |
Its right In terms of exaggeration, Wc
have determined that whether we get >
the respect of the rest of the world or
not that we will deserve It by the way '
In which we act,
"On tho other hand we are told that'
the methods of peace are the methods i
of elocution and the methods of phrase
and the methods of mannors; that all
that is needed Is a certain attitude,
a certain personality, n certain Im
pressive manner in dealing 'with the
look and tbey are looking with more
nations of the world.
"You know that there usod to be an
ancient art In political life which
seems to have been revived?the art of
talking without saying anything and
tho people of the United Stales, my
friends, are very tirod of that. They
took and they are looking with more
and more admiration and confidence
upon this contrasted picture: 'On-the
one hand a body of men casting about
for an issue, a body of men casting
about for Bome means to throw those
out of power who are now in power,
seektng any sort of spirit, stopping at
nothing In the way of their statement
of faats and policy, grasping at any
(Contiuued on page 6, first section.)
By the Direct Orders of General
Trevino, One of General
- iar assooiatso pniss)
NOOALES. Art*:,; Oct. 2S.?Two
Americana Charles England and Frlti
Srhulr., of Milwaukee, mining men,
were i-xocutori In Chlhauhau City by
direct orders of General Trevino. Car
rania officer, on September 10, ac-.
cording to Itlchmund'von Doblon, a
noturallied German-Ainorlcan cltlien,
who arrived hero today.
Von Dohlen Bald ho left Chihuahua
City on October 8, crossing tho Sierra
Madres, arriving tore via I.onlclU. af
ter being held at Querobabl for four
days, lie declared he was lined up
against the' wall with England and
Schyltz ? but said he was liberated
after showing a letter from a German
consul. . .
On the Roumanian Fronts be
fore the Victorious Forces
of the Central Powers.
<?V AMOC1ATBD PROS)
BERLIN, Oot, 28.?By wlrolesa to
Bayvillo- - Reviewing the military op
erations on the Kotunanlan fronts the
military critic of the Overseas News
"The dispersed llusso-Rouinanlan
armies are hastily retreating towards
Tultcha Brnlla, and nirsova. Fifteen
officers and 771. men'and llfteen ma
chine guns. In addition to previous
captures have fallen Into the hands of
the pursuers. The Russians and Rou
manians In Dobt-udja have been defi
"TTio victory was crowned by the
canquost of the brigade at Tchernu
voda at a surprisingly rapid pace."
EAST LIVERPOOL, O.. Oct 28.?
The ten per cent wago Increase re
cently granted br the notterv manufac
turers to take effect Novembor 16 was
late this afternoon unanimously re
jected by tho local union of kiln plac
ers of S00 members. The men say
there are too many conditions at
tached to the increase.
(?? ASSOCIATED HltSSl
CHARLESTON, Oct. 28.?Incident to
the further advance of wheat prices la
the Chicago market, Charleston whole
Balers, who supply the Kanawha -valley
trade, today advanoed the prtoe of
flour Mty cents, the second advance
of that amount this week.
Studiously Avoids All Allusions
to the Worth Carolina Gold
CROWD IS DISAPPOINTED
"He Kept Us Out of War" Bunk
is Handed Out in Great
Volume by Speaker.
"Gold Hill Bill" fell down in the
I Confronted with the truth regard
ing UIh connections with the mining
? stock scandal in 1JU4. he dared not
make answer to the question pro
pounded to him In Saturday's issue of
| the Telegram.
A large crowd of Democrats, Ue
publicans ami mem here of other par
ties, curious to hear what answer ho
; might make to the T^ogr|?'8 charge,
j gathered in the court houae Saturday
I night to hear United State* Senator
| William F<. Chilton. A crowd outside
i the court house was addressed by
j Judge Keeley, of Waahiugton, I). C.
Senator Chilton tola his audience
I many thlngH. And there were many
things that he didn't tell. The hit
j tor had an overwhelming majority.
Hundreds of Democrats and Chil
ton supporter*. who had gone to the
meeting 11 rin In the belief that their
hero would at least deny Hie charges
made by the Telegram, were bitterly
disappoint >d when lie virtually ad
; mitted the truth of the charges by
; making no attempt to answer them.
Confronted with the truth, the sena
' tor knew there was no answer to*
I make, and he hnd brains enough not
to make himself ridiculous by at
! tempting an answer.
' The meeting was called to older by
; K. 0. Smith, who called on George
Hoffhclmer to Introduce the speaker.
In his introduction Mr. lloffheimer
lauded the senator highly.
Senator Chilton opened his address
by romparlnp Wood row Wilson to
Oeorge Wsahitfgton, Thomas Jeffer
! son. Andrew Jack?on and Abraham
Lincoln. When lie mentioned the
Dame <>l Lincoln the crowd applauded
| wildly. He did not mention Lincoln
I again. The senutor said that Sat-*
i urday night prayers for WoodrQW
Wilson were going up from all parts
of the world.
Making a veiled charge that tho
Republicans, would attempt to buy
the election in this ntate, he de
clared "they can't bring enough
money into West. Virginia to buy thlif
blood." He did not mention the leg
islative session of 1911 when ho
elected to the Senate over John T.
McOraw with the aid of Clarence
Watson's check book and fountain
The Modest Thing.
The speaker sulci tho crowdt
equalled In slio "n Bryan, Hughes 'u
and McKlnlcry audlenco all rolled In- '
to one." ModeBt, sweet. white vio
Praising the Democratic currency
bill, he told his hearers how It wonld
prevent forever the possibility* of an
other panlo. But he did not tell how ?
the Republican currency measure had ,
prevented a panic In 1914. wlien the
war broke out. before the Democratic'v':'
measure had gone Into effect
Speaking of the good roads bill.
Senator Chilton spilled quite a bit of
bunk about Howard Sutherland ask- ,
lng tor election to the Senate because
be had supported President "WUson'a
The Wall street bugaboo was
brought up by the speaker, who told
how the flnanolers were exploiting
worthless stooka on tie people, bnt
he did not tell how he, using govern
ment stationery, had attempted to ex
ploit North Carolina gold minlnff
stock on the people; nor how a gov
ernment employe, while being paid by
the people, went to that state to In
vestigate the proposition. Nor did
he tell what Colonel Wylle Beall, ons
of the state's leading Democrats, had
to nay about the mining stock.
Forgets the War.
?We have got the greatest trade
balanoe you ever saw," he declared^
referring to the country's prosperous
condition, apparently forgetting that
there wan a war raging in Europe.
Remembering the war a feiw minutes
later, he declared that the exporf'
of war material in this count!
amounted to only ono-slxty Becond of
the total exports. Tho department's,^
figures show that of 14,600,000,000 I
worth of exports In the fiscal yeae
ending June 30, 1916. war exports ,:
amounted to $8,000,000,000. The"
senator did not explain the difference
between his statement and that of the
< The senator praised Wilson for
(Continued on page 6, first Bectlon.};
As the Result of Injuries
His Foot Was Caught
in Switch Frog.
HUNTINGTON, Oct. 28?John \
Perry, a brakeman. of St, Alban
died tn the local railroad hosplti
this morning. He was brought hei
early today with his foot orushed r
body lacerated as the result of r-'
cldenL Perry's foot was csugl
frog of a switch while shlftlh
In the St. Albans yards. The
backed over him before he ^
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