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THE CONFEDERATE CAUSE.
Colonel Wllllam E. Cameron, who In
/ ln cloquont oratlon presented to Lee
Camp on Friday nlght a portralt ot Gen
srnl James L. Kemper, denlcs that bo
expressod gratltlcatlon that the cause of
. the South failod, or that.hc uttered nny
words that were capuble of such con
struction. We regret oxecedingly tho
error In our report, but wo aro gratlflod
to know that Colonel Cameron, who was
a dlRttngulshed Confederate soldler, gave
cxpression to no such sentiment, and
to know that he does not entertaln any
i such feel Ing, but quito to the contrary.
In hls address ho showed that the South?
ern States wore clearly wlthin tholr con?
stltutional rights when they wlthdrow
from the Union. and to show that hls
mlnd and heart have undergono no
change since ho took part In that terriblo
; struggle, he said:
."Comrades: To others than oursolves,
ft'nd our own people' we cannot oxplaln,
nnd.wo-would not.mnko apology, that
the four years we spent ns soldlers of
the Confederacy, dospltd tlio trlals and
losses that attended and the unspcak
pblo dlsasters that crowned them, ure
trcasured ln and snnctltied to our heart
of hearts as the best nnd proudest and
dcarest experlence of our llves.
"Wc could riot forget them, lf wo would.
We would not forget them, lf we could.
"Nay, remember Ing and roallzlng al!
Lhat struggle cost us, the prlcelesa llves,
the desolated firesldes, the raplne, the
plllnge, the devastatlon. the Impoverlsh
jient of war and the polltlcal and social
ivils that cursed the perlod of recon
struction?recalling all -tho agony of ini
potent lierolsm, of unavatilng pruyers, of
unfrultful saeriflco, of undesorved op
prossion, of polltlcal persecution and of
I'oclal outrage?still 1 declare. and know,
Chut I speak for you in declaring that
we would not turn back the tldc of tlme
and have expunged the record of that
herolc light for flreside and for freedom
?Aot If ull we havo endured could bo
undone. not If all that wns wnsted could
be restored, not even could our dead bo
given back to us and all be as lt was
in the olden tlmos."
Tliat ls the sentiment of all truo Con
federates. There aro with them no rc
grets. jtxeept that we did not succeed.
Such ii' rlghteous and Just cause deserved
to'" irucceed, and for our part, whlle, we
are now loyal to tho Unlon, and whlle
we take prlde in the greatness of the
natlon, we shall never concede, for wo
do not belleve lt in our heart. that lt
was best for the South that her causo
failed. It wlll never cease to bo a
source ot sorrow to us that this splendld
cause and that the brave, noble and
patrlotic men who fought for lt should
have lacked trltimph. We thlnk of tho
Lost Cause as we thlnk of a deilr frlend.
Wo become reconciled. for tlmo always ln
, tncrcy pours balm into bleodlng wounds
and takes away the smart and in a
measure heals them. But the scars nre
still there, and the scars are a remlnder,
. and there Is always palnful regret, and
there is always a longlng lhat wlll not
tae satlsfled, a slgn for "the touch of a
vanlshed hand, and the sound of a volce
Uiat is sjtlll."
But wo do>fcnot concede, even from a
practical pplnt.-of vfew, that it was best
for the Confederacy to havo failed. This
is a great country, and tho Union " is
certainly stronger than ever beforo. The
"Unlted States of Amerlca is now one of
the, greatest and grandest of all natlons
.and commands the respect and consldc
. ration of tho great Powers of the earth,
lt is a prlvilf.-ge to live ln such a coun?
try, and all cltlzens aro proud ot our
natlon's famo and prcstlgc. But for all
that. wo do not belleve that It was best
for tho Contederaoy to havo failed.
Surely no man thought ho in the dark
days of reconstructlon, when wo were
ovorrun .by the "carpetbaggers" uf tho
Nortli, when we were dominated by tho
negro party, and when the envy, hntred,
malico and uncharltableness of tho North
were hcaped upon us tc dl&tress and hu
mlllato us. lf we had not had the
pluck andjeharacter for whlch tho South
was always famous, wo should never
havo como safcly through thls terriblo
ordeal. We suffered In evory way. Wc
suffered from the tarlff, we suffered from
the natlonal bank Hystum, we suffered
from Uio dlscrlmlnation of tho govern?
ment agalnst us; and it set-med at ono
tlmo.ns though we wero doomed to ever
lastlng poverty as well as to overlast
ing humillatlon. Not only were the
freed slaves, dlrected by carpetbaggers
and sealaways, turned looso as n paelt of
wolves.to prey upon us, but all leglsla
tion and all tho results of the war were
for tho cnrlchment of the North nnd the
Impoverishmcnt of the South. That tho
South flnally recoverod und bullt up
her waste placea and became oncu ugain
a prospt-rous and poworful sectlon of
the coiiniry Is due to the Induatry and
heroism of her own people. und to no
help or favor from tlio Federal govern
It would have been far dlfferent If tha
South hud slicceeded ln tho war and'
set up u goviiriiinc-nt of her own. The
Bouthern Confederacy dld not set-k to
conQuer ihe Union, but only to uatablisii
Ita own Independence, us our Revolu
tionary forefutlic-rs had done, and hud
we succoodc-d wa sribuld have mado,
upon a treaty of peace, u much bettor
btirgaln wlth the North than we did
inake; and lf by nnd by lt had seemed
advisabla to unlte onoe agaln with tln.
BtotfcH "f tho Nortli. it would have boen
upon torrns favorabio. and lionora'blo t>>
? '.he Boutli. Tln- SoETili would thon have
como back lnto the Unlon ln all lu dig?
nity und soverclgnvy. und not as a con
jijuered nution to be rulod by tniljiury
snlrnps. It would have been an nlllnnca
nnd not subjtigntton nnd enforced annox
But some mny nBk what would the
South havo done wlth tho slovery ques?
tion? Agaln they mny ask was not slnv
rry foredoomod? Slnvery was fore
doomed, nnd the leadlng men ot the
South know lt. Some of thom had al
rondy begun to set tholr slaves free, and
If thoy had been let nlono by tho North
or lf tho Confederacy had trlumphed,
slavcry by degrees would have been
u.bollshed nnd tho negro problem would
havo beon worked out by tho rulo of
Justice nnd common senso.
Tho Southern peoplo understood, as the
people of no other sectlon of the coun?
try understood, the art of self-govorn
ment. It wns In thls lnnd of ohlvnlry,
the land of tho cavallers, that true
Demoerncy flourlshed, nnd If the South?
ern Confederacy hnd beon ostabllshed wo
should havo glven a splendid aceount of
ourselves to the world. We should
have shown to the world an object-les
soh In genulno Democracy?wo should
havo Bhown to tho' world a model re
Wo say thls In no splrlt of dlsloyalty
lo tho Unlon. It ls ciir country, and
wo love nnd wlll defend it agalnst all
comers, ns the Southern people havo
abundantly proved slnce tho surrender
nt Appomattox; but tho fact that we are
now by still wators and in a green pas
turo does not oblltorato the retrospect,
when wo were buffctcd on bloody seas
and ate tho brcad of aftllction.
I.t Is perhaps well that tho rlslng gen
eratton,. to whom the desolatlon of the
war and the humlllatlon after the war
were unknown, should approve thoso
speakors and wrlters who rejolco In tho
fallure of tho Confederacy, but theso
young ones know only the present situa?
tlon, whlch ls full ot hope to them.
They lgnore the anguish of thelr fath
ers and mothers, and the fact that wlth
tlie succcss of the South they would
havo been the sons of'trlumphant heroes
nnd not ot. men who" are'put'on the
rpcords of thelr country' as" rcbels and
traltors. That the corrupUon whlch
luus followed the TJnlon vlctory, cspe
cially in the (Jlstributlon of plunfJer
through prodlgal penslons, would have
been checked. That nelther In the North
nor South would there have been such
truculency In government as was prac
ticed by the Republlbnn party In the
days of Its unbridled control. There
would have been well-balanced parties
in both rspubllcs and the two governments
would havo negotlated on terms of equal
ity and mutual respect. That the obll
Ition of slavery and the assurance of
only one general government ln the ter
rltory of the Unlted States aro, great
bcnellts ln thcmselves, ls not to. be de
nieil. But theso beneflts would have
been attalned by mothods less cruel and
rulnous Lhan thoso whlch were pursued
had the South succeeded. or, better yet,
had thero been no Invaslon of the South,
and the processes of reason and intercst
been allowed to take thelr natural
BIRTHDAY OF WASHINGTON.
George Washlngton was born February
11, 1733, O. S. That accords with Feb?
ruary 22, N. S? whlch is "the day we
colebrate"?when It does not fall on
Sunday. Thore are many,people ln the
world, some of whom resido; iqu' Virglnla,
who do not understand what the change
in the calendar from the "oJ4 style"
to the "new style" means, but wo can?
not stop now to Inform ' them. Suf
llco lt to say that lf the* -"Father
of hls Country" were livlng to-day,
he would havo reached hls one
hundred and seventy-nrst blrthday. But
hardy and vlgorous mnn that ho seemed
to be, he was cut off by qulnsy December
U, _79d. " ' "S ,
"Qulnsy" is adlseaso that?as.not dls
appeared; only changed Its name. Laryn
gltls it iB.mostly called now. Happlly
the treatmeptOt. lt has been changed, too.
In Washlngton's day the p.actlce was to
reduce tlio fever by copious blood-lettlng.
Now gafer methods are resorted to, The
modern physiolan probably would be
ablo to save the life of a patlenl havlng
the constltutlon ot, Washlngton and filml
larly atlucked. However, that Is nn old
question. A hundred years ago tho doc?
tors debated 6,^3ijc*, /w&; do.,h.bt. w'lsh to
kindlo naew"it_,e :'embcrs''of -lhat almost
forgotton*strif(_.;"Osteopathy" an4 "Chrls?
tian Science" afford enough subjects for
dlscusslon at present. '
That Washlngton's name ls entrenched
In history for all tlme, none can doubt.
"Amerlca" and "Washlngton" aro weldcd
together. What tho "Patriot l<"athers"
would have done without hlm, we do not
know, but certaln lt wns they were lucky
to havo hlm as thelr mast6r splrlt. He
was an oxperlenced woodgman and wor
rlor. a man of Inflcxible resolutlon and
hlgh purpose?a leadcr of men. So far
ns we know, thero was no othor colonlst
who could have taken hls place ln the
council or fleld; none bul, he could have
held our hungry and rr.gged reglmonts
together for seven blocdy years; none,
who could have crowned the confllct wlth
the maglc vlctory nt Vorktown. 'And
thfn, but for hls potent lnfluonco, lf ls
more than possible thnt what was won
by war, would have beon lost ln the po?
lltlcal squabbles of the early post bel
lum perlod. Ah! that was a tlme of dnn
Eulogy has almost exhaustod Hselt on
Washlngton, Trlbutes to hls gonlus nnd
unselfishnesa have come from every land,
and all tho world ucknowledaos its obll
satlon to hlm, but most uf all should we
AnierlcunsTevtro hls memory and respect
hls tenchlngit. Ours Is a great country,
to be sure, but let us conslder how much
of Its grrainoss wo owe to hlm and be
ihunkfu) Uuit Vlrginla eavo hlm blrth.
The name and fame. of Woshlngton must
be regarded us natlonal property, but
thls Cammonweulth clalms a speclal
aharo In thls herltagi:, One of tho most
emlnent 6. stutesmen and phllosophcra
0" another lnnd, l.ord Brougham doolurcd.
"It wlll bo the duly of tho lilstoriuu and
snge of nll nnttons to let no occaslon patss
of cornmeinorating thls lllustrlmm mnn.
and untll tlme shull be no moro, wlll a
test of tlie progrcsa whlch our ruco haa
n.i.ilu ln wlsdom and vlrtue be der'yed
ftom the veneratlon pald to the Iminor
tul luiniu of Waslilugiou,"'
\Vu_hin_ton was 0 feet 2 Inches ln
helght, vory musculur, calm nnd -oldl.rly
lui,r.uib'. III- hands und feet wero of ample
.b.e, but he was not ungrac.ful. Hohnd
tuken los.on. in danclng und fonclng, und
was qulte siisoeptlblo to Indics' aoclety,
History?so oxpliclt In nearly everythlng'
elso concornlng hlm, fnlls to stato wlth
how mnny Indles ho foll In lovo bofore
he met nnd was flnally vanqulshcd by tho
wldow Custls, but they wero many. When
'pact hln youth hls faeo was somowhat
pltted by smallpox. We thlnk we havo
somowhero read that hls hair was of a
For tho rcBt one may get a protty good
Idea of how noblo ho looked In llfo by
studylng Houdon's statuo ln the rotunda
of tho State Capitol' hero. It was mod
olted from WaBhlngton's own person ln
Ootobor, 1785, and reached Riehmond in
1780. It was flnlshod soonor, but tts place
ln tho Capitol was not ready for lt tlll
Of'thls statue it is enough to say that
Lnfnyette pronounced lt "a fac-simllo of
Wnshlngton'b person. Gllbert Stuart con
curred wlth Mr. Longacre ln saying, "lt
Is tho head par excellence." In short lt
Is posltlvoly clalmed for lt that lt is
"a portrait Btatuo."
When wo thlnk of Washlngton wo must
thlnk of tho tlmes In whlch he llved; of
tho sparse populatlon and poverty of tho
country; of the lack of transportation and
equlpmonts for his army; of the dangor
he and hls compatrlots incurrod In re
belllng agalnst thelr klng, and then wo
may tho better undorstnnd tholr achlove
ments. And .thon, too, when wo comparo
our country now wlth whnt it was in 1776
we must seo that the Patrlot' Fathers
bullded better than they knew. and that
it is lndeed true that often tho Almlghty
works in mysterious wnys Hls wonders
to perform. '
??UPPER" AND '-LOWER."
It is gettlng to be very much tho cus?
tom now-a-days for nowispapers to speak
of tho "upper" and "lower" houses of
the General Assembly,
That nomenclaturc some years back
was resented by the members of tho
House of Delegntcs as too much of an
imltation of British ? speech when refer
L-nce was mado to Parlin-meiit: Hero In
Republlcan Virghiia delegates rareiy
oould be brought to admlt that tliero
was any "uppor" or "lower" houso, and
Speaker Ryan was wont to explaln that
tho only dlfferenco between a Sonator
and a delgato was that tho former was
entltled to recelvo a pen-Unifo from the
State and the latter was not. Even that
dlfferenco has been removed at thls ses?
slon. Tho delegate now draws a pen
knlfe from the State just as a Sonator
Orlglnally, the Idea was that a member
of tho Legislature needed a knlfe ln trfm
ming hls qulll pen. When the q.ulll went
out of vogue and the metal pen camo in
the House cut off tho knifo perqulslato,
and so It was for many years, but lately
members found out that thelr pencils
needed to be sharpenod and provlslon
thereupon was made for tho dlstrlbutlon
agaln of knlves. So customs and fasli
ion return, though the reason that dlc
tatetl them no longer exists. On gen
tlemen's frock coats, abovo the tails,
buttons nro still placed, though swords
and sword-belts ares no longer worn.
In time we even look for the rcstora
tlon of the leglslatlve snuff box, when it
wlll beeome the duty of tho'cleik (clark)
of each houso to keep a supply of snuff
sufflclent for each member, and to send
the box around the House whenevor ai.y
difllcult'qu.estion ls up for consideratlon,
or when members show a dlsposltlon to
fly lnto;a temper wlth ono another.
Another old "flxture" of the Capitol
was a blg stovo, on whlch an aged eol?
ored woman roasted peanuts to be sold to
mombera and vlsltors.
That oid stovo is still preserved as one
ot tne most va.uablo antique assets of
our Commonwealth. lt was made ln
England ln 1770 and was considered a
wonder of ingenious mechanlsm In Its
day. lt ls a three-story affalr and was
not built for cookory but for heatlng
purposes; but all the samo lt was found
to be a pretty good peanut roaster and
was so usod In the rotunda many years.
It was flrst used as ? a lteater in tlie
Houso of Burgesses at Wllliamsburg, aud
was brought to Riehmond whon tho Capi?
tol was transforred here.
In thoso days tho Colony didn't have
any "upper" or .'.'lower" house. What lt
had was ,,itho''-<Hp.useJ. a' goodl y ' eom pany
of florld-complesclonod,' Wentlerhen, many
of whom d.ueue'd their "hair; "woro voivet
coats and lace ruffles, knee breeehes and
buckles and low-quartored shoes. At
loast the rlch plantcrs dld. Tho men of
tho mountalns were not so ornate In their
dress, and no wonder, for they had to
rldo down here horsoback and had no
trunks ln whlch to bring dress-sults; no
wagons in whloh to haul the trunks and
Liuuiiy, in most cases, no sucn sults to
put lnto the trunks aforesald. But they
were Intelligcnt, good, bravo gentlemen
alll tho samo nnd the crack of thelr
rlflea was heard ln the Rovoltitlon,
along wlth those of thelr lowland com?
patrlots, from tho hllls of Boston to tho
rlco fields of South Carplluti. Tho bonds
of fraternlty whlch bound them togotlior,
wo doubt not, wero cemonted, if not
forrned nt WllllamBburg when they took
snuff, or rousted peanuts ntaybe, to
ðer. Later on as a Commonwealth,
Vlrglnla adopted tho bl-camcral system?
tho Senate und tlio House?what somo of
our frlonds now spoali ot as the "upper"
and "lower" house.
Tlvi Sunday-school lesson for us to
day is tliat woiidorfui dlscouiso of St,
Paul on chnrlty. We shall not under
tako to preaeh a sermon on the religious
nwipcet of the subject, but tliero ls u
practleal vlew of charity, as tho Apos
tle applled the word, whlch mon would
do well to constfler ln thelr secular at
In tho Rovlsod Verslon tho word ls
translated "love," and love Impllea. un
aelUshnesB. Honco theso remarks.)
Thla Ih tho day of organiKullon, and
we would Impresu the fact that orgiinl
zatlonH whlch aro bullt upon tho jirln
eiple of selflshness aro not bullt upon
Hiiro foundntluiiB und wlll not last. Tho
successful oi'sanlzullonH must linve a
caru to tho welfare, not only of Ita own
mambers, bul of socloty, Even ln bus|
ii. Js eorporatloiiB, experlence Ims shown
tluU u llbei'iil policy lu tho wisest policy.
The* BUce-esB of the Chrlntlaii Churoli ls
diuJto tho fact that lt ly built upon the
Uril foundatlon of charity, ti.? ohuroti
whlch has not tho mlsslonnry splrlt ls
without tho means of llfe, nnd. cannot
prospor, Tho church ns nn nrgnnlzatlon
for tho boneflt of tho dorgy and "tho
oloct Ib 1n opposltion lo every prlnclplo
of Chrlstlanlty and must dto of dry rot.
Tho churoti whlch euccceds ls tho ohurch
whlch goes out to scek nnd to savo tliat
whlch ls lost?1b the church whloh en
doavora to promole indlvlduat ploty and
to put tho graco of God lnto tho hoarts
of mon and women.
Soclal organlswttlons, labor organlza
tlons and all Booillar orgAiilzatlons of
whntcvor oharactcr whlch would suc
cocd must keop thlB fact ln vlow. Wo
do not mean to say that all such organi?
zation s must "bo rollgiotts as tho church
ls religious, but thoy must havo in tliem
tho trtie splrlt ot ohnrlty. They can?
not llve to themselves. Thoy cannot
exlst for tho benfflt alono ot thelr own
members and to the hurt of outsldors.
If they would malntaln thelr own rights
and promoto thelr own wclfnre, they
must havo respect for tho rights and
welfaro of othera. Thls Is as truo aa
the gospel, and those nre bllnd to tholr
own Interests who do not rccognizo tho
fact that in all tholr sccular affalrs, In
government, ln' soclety, In soclal. pollt?
lcal and religious organlzntlons, tho
leaven "whlch leavonctlu tho lump ls
oharity In the broad slgnlflcanco of that
"BLESSINQS OF OBEDIENCE."
"Thus salth the Lord of Hosts, tho
God of Israel, Jonadab, the son of .ho
chab shall not wam a man to stand
oeforo me for&ver,"?Jcr. xxxv., 19.
Those Rechabltes, who wero they? In*
deed wo mlght ask, Who aro they? for
they exist still.
Thoy were not Israclltes, but wlld
Arabs, who claimed to be descended from
Abraham by hls wlfo Keturah. They
Joined.the Israelltes and wandcred wlth
them into the Land of Canann.
But they nover settled down, ns tlie
Israclltes did, into farmers and towns
folk. Thoy kept thelr old, slmple Arab
customs, and had nelthcr houses, seed
flelds, nor vlneyard. Witd men they
wero, yet llving a wholesome, natural
llfo, tlll ln the days of Ahnb thero arose
among them a chief called Jonadab, tho
son of Rechab, or "tho son ot tha rldor."
It seems from this that they had horses.,
as many Arab tribos havo to-day, We
hear ho more of the trlbe for two bun
dred and flfty years, untll ln the story
from whlch tho text Is tauon. It is
not dlfflcult to guess the roa.so.-is of
Jonadab to command hls trlbe nelther
to sottle ln town, nor till the ground,
nor drlnk wine. llo may have
fearod idolatry, or drunkenness, 01
self-indulgence for them, Be that ns ll
may, he Iaid hls command upon his
trlbo, and that command was obeyed.
?They woro carrled away captivc to
Babylon with tho rest of the Jews, and
with them they camo back to Jerusaiem.
Whlle in Babylon they had Intermarrted
into tha trlbe of Lovi, and thus "stood be?
foro the Lord In tho Temple," as Jere
mlah had foretold.
What befell tho Rechabitcs when Jeru?
saiem was destroyed wo know not.. They
se-cm to havo returned to thelr old lifo
and wandered away to the far East. But
ln tho twclfth century a Jewlsh traveler
met wlth them,. 100,000 strong, under
Jewish prinee of the houBo of Davld, still
abstainlng from wine and llesh, paylng
tlthes to the teachors of the law and
weeplng for tho fall of Jerusaiem.
Even yet they aro sald to ondure and
pvosper. for ln our own tlme a traveler
agaln met the Rechablto in the heart ot
Arabla, still Hvlng ln tents, still calling
themselves the sons of Jonadab. With
one of them, Mousa, (I. e., Moses) by name,
our traveler talked, and- Mousa sald to
hlm: "Come. and I will show you who
we are," and from an Arabic roll he read
the words: "Jonadab, the son of Rechab,
shall not want a man to stand beforo
me forevor." "See," sald ho, "tho words
of the prophet have been fulfilled; you
wlll find us 00,000 ln number still."
Wihat lesson shall wo Inarn from this
story, so strange, yet bo beautiful? The
blesslng whlch comes from rcverenco and
obcdlenco to our forefathers, and, abovo
all, for God. our Father ln heaven.
Reverencc for our forefathers: ln theao
days wo aro too apt to sneer ? at thoso
gone beforo and to thlnk that thelr opin
lons are to be set aslde by the march ot
progress. Be suro that ln thls frame of
rnind lles n sln and a snare, If wo wish
to keop up truo independence and self
respect in ourselves and our chlldren. wo
must koep the commandments of our
falhers. We aro to obey them, not In
the letter, perhaps, but In tho splrlt,
And for God: It is true that wo do not
1,0V openly worship Ilols. Put there ls
i wiilch wo all go aftor more and
more, It ls called money or galn; or
our lnterest. not knowlng that tho only
truo intercst of any man is to fear God
and koep Hls commandments,
How many there aro now who laugh |n
tholr hearts at thOBB worthy Beeluib. ns
as Jgnorant. old-fashloned, bigoted pooplo;
keeping thol*. poor wri.derlng ]|f0 >,*
tents. instead of dwelllng In citles nnd
making money and becomlng (as we call
lt) clvlllzod, in luxury and covotousnesa,
Purely, accordlng to tho wlsdom of thle
world, the Rechabltes woro fooilsb
enough. But In the llgnt of uftor orents-/
can wo call them foollsh thon?
My frlends, lot us nll tako warnlng, each
man for hlmself. Wo know God's com
mandn; they tlio not griovous. Havo w.
Hept them? Havo wo falthfully lcept anj
ono of tliern?
God grant it may nover bo sald to anj
of us, "Behold, tlio words of Jonadab, th<
son of Rechab, whlch bo commanded hli
-hildron, nre performed; but yo liavo not
hearkened unto Me,"
Tha blll of hanator Slmmons, ot North
Carollini, provldlng for a, fourth clrcult
Judgeshlp, lt seoma, wlll bo run down and'
lost in tho closlng houra of Congress?
thnt ls, )ost by de-fault, It wlll bo remem
bered that tlils clrcult judseahlp was the
berth tuat hud been pre-emptod for Sena?
tor Prltchard, who on the 4th of Muroli
wlll ceuso to be a Senator, "Now, aeeliiK
that this |s not avallable,, hls frienda aro
looking about for Home other place Just
ua good for tlie iible Tar Heel to full lnto,
They huvo found a rumor lhat Ciilef Jus.
tlca Alvey, of tho Court of Appeala of
tho District of Columbia, is about to re*
sign, nnd thoy havo fallcn upon that va
cnnoy ns a tompornry rostlng ploeo untll
thero shuil ho a vacancy on the circult
bench, Thnt may not bo far away, as
Judgo Slmonlcfn hns reached the rotlrlng
ngo nnd may renlg_at any tlme. Thero
seems to bo no doubt of tho fact that Mr,
Prltchard wlll bo provldctT for ln some
j Tho Baltlmore Sun ts nuthorlty for Iho
statement that thlrty-two years ago two
bnts wore'wnllod up, entombod ln a
bulldlng ln that clty. Lnst Wednesday
tho wnll wns oponcd to repair somo datn
ngo that had beon done by a flre, when
one ot tho bnts wns found to bo allwo nnd
the othor doad. It Is suggestcd that tho
live bat may havo subsistod upon tlie
blood of Its mato; but, lf so. thoro must
havo been a lot of lt In'order to have
losted moro than throo decadesl No n.t
tompt ls made to oxplaJn how tho bnt ob
taincd alr. ?
Fhirther informntion on tho subject Is
needed, \Vo don't want to be told that
tho bat 1n question ls a brick-bnt.
Tho Baltlmore papers report that Lewls
NIxon's shlpbuildlng company, or trust.
Ib negotiatlng for tho purchase of the
Baltlmore Shlpbuildlng and Dry-Dock
Company. The company Is capltallzed at
,75O,600._ Another story has it that a doal
Ia on for tho absorptlon of tho plant In
question by tho Wllllam Sklnner Shlp?
buildlng Company. In thnt e.cnt It ls
thought probablo that Mr. Harry G. Skln?
ner would becomo presldent ot tho con
The Clinrleston Nows and Courler
speaks of tho I-Ion. Mnrcus A. Hanna as
"the greatest livlng Republlcan states
man." It ihinlca Hanna cou,d heat Roose?
velt for tho nomlnation if he would enter
The troublo wlth Hanna Is that tho peo?
ple don't know whether ho ls for or
ag-alnst the slavo-penslon blll that he In?
troduced "by request"; nlso that hls own
Stato of Ohlo docn not seem to be very
cnthuslnstlc ovor lilm.
Tho New York Hcrald of Frlday an
notinccs tho doath of a man who was
englneer on the Monltor "when sho sank
Wanylck county wants to float bourl.
for good road bulldlng. It would not take
n great mnny bonds to macadamlzo the
Kobody lina yet decllned a banquet In
vltntlon where Justice Parker ls expected
to break brend.
Tho cold wave has not lasted nenr long
enough for tho small boy wlth the new
A New York paper says it was only the
first couslri of a bllzzard that struck
Gotliam. By comparison lt was the bliz
zard's daufjhter-ln-law that blew ber
cold breath on RIchmond, but that was
Tlmes have changed. None of the Gov?
ernor. who met here Friday night al
luded to the anclent Carollna Temark.
Danville Is enlarglng her hello buslness.
The "Bell" wlll soon be ringlng to Mar
tlnsvllle. Leaksvillo and South Boston.
Booker Waahlngton says tho negro has
passed through even darker perlods, Yes;
onco upon a tlme there were no mulattoes.
"Addicks or nobody" ls still the situa?
tlon In Delaware.
FROfl THE CHURCH PAPERS
The Lord Jesus ls telling of God's care
of the church when he says "Thero was a
HEDGES AROUND US. holder, which
planted a vine
yard, nnd hedged It Tound about. . . .and
went into a far country," By his Provl
?Jonce, by tne vva'.nlngs uf his Word, by
the convlctlons of hla Spirlt, he ls e-ver
bulldlng wulls, growlng hedges around his
people; placlng them under greater obll
gatlon, and maklng more Just and evldent
ihe expectatlon of return. An_ when wo
are bldden to "go out lnto the hlghways
and hedges," it Is to bear the message
of tho gospel to the heathen far out upon
the world's heath, and to the lowest, the
homoless and friendless, on the world's
hlghways of sln and forgetfulness; of God.
It ls God's boundless compasslon for those
that havo no home or shelter save tho
wayslde hed'ge.?Central Presbyterlan.
Lovo's rlght to rule is not nccidental nor
acquircd; lt lles ln a natural, unaltcrable
supromacy. Thero are
LOVE RULES, some good thlngs whlch
movo horlzontally, from
mnn to mnn; there nro otheis which mov.
vertlcally from God to man. These latter
are the supreme thlngs?of whlch love is
chlef, Wo mny acquire knowledge by
llstenlng to tho words of others; the art
of speech may be cartli-born; almsglvlng
mny be but human plety, and even osten
tatlon; prophecy may be built upon past
experlence, and martyrdom be only solf
will; but love ls heaven-born, for God ls
Love, and welovo "because ho lirst tovod
Thero Is a lurking avcrslon to the no.
tion of Ood. To the great mass of mon
God Is a fear, a dreud.
A SENSE- Thoro is a suspicion that
LESS CRISIDD. He means harm to 1
Mon do not at all bellevo,
wlth Paul, that we llve, mova nnd havo
our exlstonce In Hlm, but rather that wo
run our own maohlno ourselvos, and that
wo profer He keep away and not meddlo
wlth us. Thls ore'ed has no senso ln it,
for lf thero is a God, men must bo entire?
ly dependont on Hlm, momont by mo
nient, alli the whlle and for evory pulso
ln tho henrt.?RIchmond Christlan Advo.
? ? .
Dolng what wo have tho power to do
ls our ' hlghest prlvilogo and duty. Wo
ofton feel that, lf wo had moro monoy,
or more power, we could
POWER AND do somethlng worth do
P-liyiLEGE, Ing, but. ns lt ls, 0ui* po?,
Blbllltles aro sadly llmlted
und wo can havo nn hope of greatly lmn
qxopxCctaol Bhrdl einfwy shrdl etno
and wo can havo no hope of greatly lion
orlng God, or helplng our follows, Yot
tho ono woman ln tho world whose name
stands hlghest abovo her fellows for
what sho did ln her day and goncratlon
was not a woman of great wealth or of
speolal' power. Of her lt |s sald slmply:
"Sho halh dono what sho could," sho
may havo thought that her sphere and
ablllties wero llmlted, but God blessud
hor slmple dolng with hls blessln^ and
wlth hor overgrowlng famo, All that G^d
woukl have us do Is to do what we em.
Thnt niiicU wa ought to bo ,;ondy to do
gliully.-Sunday Sehuql Tlmes.
. . * .
It ls n noble and great thlng to cover
the blemlshes und exouso tho fnllltigs of
a friend, to flruwii. curtnlu
REAL heforo hls stiilna and to .lls-'
CMAItlTV, play hls perfoctlons; lo bury
lils weaknesses iu sllenue, but'
to proclulm hls vlrtuos upon the house
:; IPoople S'rominont ;*
in !Public ?_yc.
Among tho men mentloned na possl
lillltles for tlio Democratic nominatlon
for tlio noxl Presidential raco Is Judge
-Alton B. Parker, of New York Stato.
Even Mr. Wllllam Jennlngs Bryan, who
It ia admltted haa tho powor, Bhould
ho chooso lo wlold'lt, to dofont nny enn
dldato tho Domocrnta aeo flt to nomlnuto,
has eaid lhat ho
knows of no objec
tlon to Judgo Park?
er. Ho quallfled tho
statement wlth tho
declnratlon that ho
hnd not eeon any dc
claratlon of Judgo
Parkcr's position ns
tho Chlcngo 'nnd
Kansns. City plat
forms, nnd it ls wall
known that Mr. Bry?
an Is opposed to any
.lutlgoA. Ii, Piirkor. ono who ls not wll?
llng to stand' wlth ono foot on ono of
thoso Btructures and ono on tlie othor.
He Is not a bellevcr in atraddllng elthor.
Novertheless tihe Parker boom Is pro
gresslng and is helped along by the
Judge's good tasto In decllnlnglnvltatlons
lo make speechos upon polltlcal Issues
and to attend bnnquots throughout the
country given ostenslbly to push hlm
to tho front In tho race for the nomi?
natlon, Judge Parker Is a member of
tjio Judlclary of New York Stato, nnd
he does not regard lt proper for a' Judge
to make. polltlcal spoeclios. As thlngs
look now, ho Is the loadng candldate
among Democratic ranks for the prcsl
The new member of Presldent Roose-,
velt's cablnct, tho head of tho nowly
ci oatod Department of Commerce. IsGeo,
Bruco Cortelyou. Mr. Cortelyou has been
promlnent in publlc llfo for some tlme
paTst, notably so ns secretary to both the
lato Presidcnt McKinley and the pro
ent occupnnt of tho Whlto Houso. All
will remember the -?
oulletlns that he kopt
before the publlc
while the whole na?
tlon was, waltlng
wlth suspense to
learn the outcomeof
bullet, Mr. Cortel?
you wns born In New
York City and was
educAtod at publlc
and prlvate schools.
Aftor graduatlon he
devoted hls atten- Geo.Bruw Cort.'lvou
I on to muslc, studylng at the Boston
Conservatory and other schools. From
muslc he turned to stenof-jraphy and bo?
gan to play upon the kcys of tho type
writcr instead of^ thoso of a piano. His
rise in hls profession was nelther cer?
taln or rapld. Twlce ho rotumed to the
profession of teachlng. Fourteen years
elapsed from tho tlme that ho was ap?
polntod to the posltlon of secretary df
tho Unlted States.. Appralsers ln New
York untll he wns made secretary to
Presldent MoKlnley. Slnco that tlme
he has been promlnent necessarlly. I-ffjj
appolntment to tho new Cablnct posltlon
was graclously received by every or.e,
and both Mr, Roosevelt and Mr. Cortel?
you have received many congratulatory
After a partinl falluro wlth Polico Com
mlssloner Partrldge. Mayor Low hns op
pointed General Francls V. Greene, a
wcll-known soldler to, tbe commlssloner
shlp of that small army, the New York
polico force. On hls socond day in of?
llco the soldlc-r Issu-ed nn edlct that sent
hundrwls of wardsmen in plain clothes
in unlforms, to adif
ferent sectlon of
tho clty frpm tho
ones whero they
havo been operating.
Thls c-dloj is almed
at the system ofcrl
mlnal blackmall that
has prevalled for so
long ln tho metropo
11s. General Greeno
has tho courage nnd
perhaps the "genlus
to rescuc tho Polico
tien. F. V. Greenu
corruption. If ho succceds In dolng thls
he will have achieved as great a vlc
tory as ho who wlns a battle.
Few'who know the rcputatlon of the
German Emperor would suspect that
there was a man behind the thron"~"*t<*
that war-like potentate. But such a
ono is Count Von Buelow, the Chancel-,
lor of tho Oerman Emplre. He has been
a factor ln presentlng hls emintry's
claims agaln Venezuela, and, Indoed, in
whlch the Emplre
has been Involved for
somo years past. In
Stato speeches ho
thrusts the Emperor
steadlly in tho back
ground and claims
that all crlticlsm of
tho go vornment
should bo aimed at
tho chancellor. who
says ls held abso
luteiy rcsponslblo un- Count Von iiuelow
der the Constitutlon. Count Von Buelow
is a young man to hold the reliis tliat
were once grasped in the "Iron hand" of
Blsmark. But the present chancellor
sc-ems thoroughly capalile of rnanaging
the affalrs of the German Emplre, and
ho Is as thorouhgly trusted by his royal
master as was "Tho Man of Iron" by tho
present Emperor's father.
Tho new member of the Unlted States
Supreme Court, Judge wnilum R, Day,
of Ohio, is no new man to the Amerl?
can peoplo. For some years he has boen
a promlnent llgure In tlie history of thls
country. He was secretary of State at
a crltical tlmo in tho country's history,
and ls rogarded as ono of the nblest of?
flclals who hnve ever
lioici that lmportant
position. For some
tlmo before ho wns
tho reeognlzed head
of tho department ho
had, os asslstant scc
"; rotury, conduoted all
of tho lmportant af?
falrs of the State De?
partment. Aftor re
tlrlng trom tho Stato
Department ho was
maA,e ono of tho com
JtiKtlco W. 11. Duy. mlssloners to slgn
tho Treaty of Parls, ondlng the war ba
twoen thls country and Spaln. and whlch
resulted ln tho acqulromont of tho Phll
ipplno iBlands and Porta R-lca, Judge
Day's solectlon as the sucoessor of Jus
tlco Shlrns, realgnod, haa been favor
ably recelve-d by tho counf-y.
Short Talks Wlth the Legislature.
Edinburg Sontlnol: "Certalnly no pno
wlll accuso our Vlrginia Leglsliiture wlth
unduo rush and hasto thls sesslon., lt
bogins to look llke thoy would need tlio
eleotrlo fnns tlie Constltutional Conven?
tlon failed to entlrely wear out,"
Rockbrldge County News; "Wo cannot
but bo improssecl wlth tho buslness utll*
tudo of Congress as tiompnred with that
of ou-r Stuto Legialnturo, Tho former
ima onaot'ed much dtrlloult leglslatlon,
Tho latter durlng a longer sesslon 1ms
apparantly placed nothlng to its record."
Alexandiia dazolto: "Thut Uio peoplo
throughout the Stuto nro growlng rost*
loan over tho iong sesslon of tho Logls*
latiire und tha llttlo work whloh that
body ta aeemlngly dolng |s bocaming np
purent, Tlio country press ls culllng
upon tha LeslBlatuio to adjourn und go
homo, and somo of thn papjjra oponly say
tliat tlio four dollars u day, whloh tlio
mombera are recelvliig. ls tlie reason .for
the protructed sesslon."
:: Cnntsof tho itieak
Tho Illlnols jLoBlBlaturo ls conBldcrlnn
the most romaAcnblD local option blll that
hns oyor yot como to tho front nnywhoro
nnd tho reports from that Stnte nro tS
tho effeet thnt it Is almost certaln to past.
It ls ontltlod "An act lo provlil'o for tho
oreatlon of anll-saloon torrltory/' ??? \Z
unlquo lu that It carrlos local option to _
polnt qulto iinprecedenied Jn legia atlnn
of that naturo. lt provldes, ln b?lot for
nntl-siLloon lerrltory not only m coui tlos
hs is'bsual, but ln cltles, towns. vIllB
wards or ovon proclncts, In caso tho ma?
jorlty of tho voters Jn tho torrltorial dl
vislons thus speollled so oleot.
Ono of theso "pence movoments" that
Europoan nutlons so often spaak of is
to bo Innugurated by tho "Unlted States
Tho Navy Dopnrtment has declded to
send tho entlrti battieahip dlvlslon of the
North Atlantk* naval force to Europe
during the comlng summer. Thls ls of
courHo Inteiidcd to astontah tho natlves.
We aro not expected to 'muster such a
force of battleshlps as England oan but
we can glvo thofle pooplo over thoro some
llilng of an idea of what wo can do lf
worse comes to wqrso and It seems that
tliis ls necessary for ln splte of the fact
that Uncle Sam's blg shlps and blg guns
mado Bhort work of Spnln's Bhlps and
men, somehow thoso obtuso natlonB of
tho old world wlll not bellevc that w?
are Sn navnl power to be recltoned wlth,
Tho object of tho "peacoful movement"
then Is to show them a falr samplo ol
wbat we havo and glve them an idea oi
what wo can do, Tho Nbrth Atlnntle
battleshlp squadTon conslsts ofsoven hat.
tleshlp!., a. majorlty of them flno newves
'. ,* !??_rc for*nldablo than tho armor
clad dlvlslon whloh blockaded Bantingo
and knocked out Cervera's fleet. It wlll
conslst or tho Kearsage, the Alabama. the
Illlnols. tho Jlalno, the lowa, tho Mas
sachusctts and tho Indlana.
The report , comes from Washlnglon
hat..Presldent Roosevelt has flnai " ??!
clded to nppomt Senator Pritchard's
..-.I' a ?'h,u> rnan. to be poHtmastcr at
JVtlson N. C. in the place of Samuel
Mck, the negro who han held the oflice
for more than four years. When Vlck
stops down and out North Carollna wlll be
freo of negro Federal offlceholdcrs fot
tho llrst tlme slnce tho dark days of re
constructlon. Vlck ls tho last rernalnlng
colored offlceholder ln tho old North
Stato and It Is safe to giiess that lt will
i>e a great whllo before there wlll ba
Some follow wlth a quocr Idea ot a
Joko has been amuslng hlmself of lato
by sendlng worthlcss chocks for large
-imounts ' tr, New York and Brooklyn
churches. Last Tuesday tho Bushwick
Avenue Reformed Church. of Brooklyn
reeelved a chock for tho Fnug littlo sum
)f--S.7,(W. slgned "Robert Sneld," When
Uiorliistor nnnoilnced tlio recclpt of th?
cjseck, ,-tho congregntlon sang, "Praise
God From Whom All Blesslngs FIow "
ind fhon there wero gToat plana mad_
about what should be dono wlth th.
money. A day or two later the chock
ivns returned to the pastpr from tha
bank on whlch lt waa drawn wlth "Na
good" written ucros... its face. Several
other churches aro reported to havo re?
eelved slmllar checks.
A few days ago tho dlxpatchcs lnformed
us that the strc-nuousness of tne soclal
Whlrl ln Washlngton had broken Mrs.
Roosevelt com.plet.ly down und that In
conseqiic-nos, a halt would havo to bo
called at once In ordor that her health
mlght nor be permanently impalred,
Just how much of thls ls true we know
not but thero ls no doubt of the fact that
u. halt had to be called so far-as one of
tbe ladles of the cablriet circle ls con
cerned, On Monday last Mrs. Phllander
C. Knox, the wlfe of tho Attorney-Gen
erai suitcred a nervous collapse, Her
physlclan ordered the cancelatlon of every
.oclal engagement, iricludlng her recep
tlon set for that nlght nnd a dlnner party
on Frlday. Ho also ordered that Mrs.
Knox leave Washlngton not later than
tho end ot tho week. She wlll romoln. at
Atlantic Clty untll sho is strong onough
for a trlp South. Jlrs, Knox has been ons
o?thc most Indefatlgable hostcss? ln tha
offlclal; set. Sho has glven a succession
p-JkMtiiners and lunches and a large ^re
ception exary Wednesday afternoon slnci
tho mlddla of December.
InNpw Tork a sult for the hcaviest
.amagea ever asked Is belng heard ln one
of the courts. The hearing was not con
cluded last week and lt may take up al|
tho tlmo of the court thls week. The sult
grotrs out of the Park Avenue tunneel
dlsoster. An clghteon-year-old boy was
injured ln the wrtck so badly that he wlll
be a crlpplo for life. 1-Lls mother asks
S.,00,000 damages, on the ground that the
boy must have a constant attendant aa
long os ho llves,
Capt, Kldd and hls treasuro are called
to mlnd by tho announcement that a
flftocn- story "flntiron" bulldlng ls to ba
put up at the Junction of Pearl and JPea
ver streets, ln New York, on the rcputcd
sito of the famous plrate's dwelling whllo
There comes thls week a suggestlon re-"
'-rardlng Statuary Hall that may turn a
good many of the ndmirers of Gen. Lea
and other dlstlngulshed men whose sta
tuea may be placed there agalnst - tha
wholo scheme. The suggestlon ls that a
statue of Brlglmm Young be placed ln
ono of the niches alloted to the State ol
Utah, If thls suggestlon be carrled out
and tho State d'ecidos that Young is the
man she wants ln tho hall, there wlll ba
no help for lt, that ls It each Stato Is to
be the flnal judgo of tho matter, and
eertainly that was tho plaln Intcnt o-C tha
,aw creatlng Statuary Hall and provldlna
for statues from tho citizens from ench
Tho work of the Anthraclte Commls?
slon, so far os the publlo wlll know or
hear of lt for some tlmo to come, has been
completed. The evldence Is all ln and
tho balanco of tho work will be the sum
mlng up and shaping up tho written tos?
tlmony and tho finding of tho verdlct,
all of whlch wlll bo dono ln secret and
tho next the publlc will know of the mnt?
ter will be about a month or six woek.1
honce when the verdlct wlll be publlshed
to tho world. The work r*forrod to com
-nonced ln Washlngton on Thursday. Tha
(lndliiga wlll ho announced when ready,
through tho Presldent and will Ilnally
get to Congress, but not untll noxt wln?
ter unlesa an oxtra sesslon of Congrosa
shall be cnlled ln the moantime. 'The bo
llef is general that the docislons that
shnll bo reached by tlio Commlsslon wlll
nnt bo iiutl-ifiietory Cltbor to tho mlners
or tho operators but under the terms thoy
wlll Havo to nblde by them.
Tho past weok Mlss Susan B. Anthony,
the noled woman's suftrngo advocato,
celebrnled her elghty-thlrd' birthday and.
ono uf tho evnta of llio day was her for
mal preaeiitatlon to tho Government ot
hor colleetlon o? books and papers on tha
subject whlch hns ongaged her attentlon
all of her long llfe, Congresa haa al
ii'iuly not uhUIii nn nlcove ln tlio Congress
lonal Llbrary for tho largest oolleotlon
of woman sufi'ragu lltoniture ln the
world. Here Mlss Anthony' fl colleetlon
wlll go nnd thua la asaured to her an np.
proprlato and laatlng monument. Tho
colleetlon lnoludos blographles, f.lcs. of
perlodlcala and scrap-books fllled by
Jllss Anthony during a half-contury of
soi'vlco ln the cause of emanclpatlon, not
only of her own sex, but of the oppressei.
gen. ral ly,
3, 3. Wc