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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23. 1903.
Over the doors of; tho Clty Hall of To
ledo, Spain, there hns been for centuries
a qualnt stanea of iilgh adjuratlon to the
keopers of Toledo's namo and fnmo. Tho
fame of that old Spanlsh olty reats on t.ho
excellenco of the Tolodo blado, whlch has
flgured ln battles and duels, song nnd
Btory over slnce tho Moors captured that
homo of floshlng raplers.
Nor has tho good namo of the clty been
less carod for, and how could it be othor
wlse wlth such a call to civlo duty etnr
Jng ono in the face as tthis wrlting abovo
)tho doors of tho Councll chamber?
"Good gentlemen of hlgh forboars
That ruje Toledo Clty,
As you asoend these clvlo stalrs
Abandon all nepotlo caros,
Fear, prlde and undue plty.
, Thlnk only ot tbe Stato'a bohoof,
Not of tho galn that lureth, \
Sinoe you'ro the plllars of tho roof
.That God provides, be yours the proof
That honor stlll endurotfa."
if the Clty Councll will placo thls motto
over Its doors and llve up to lt, we can
Breate suoh an atmosphore of clvlc duty
fan.d publlo foalty that the reourrenco of
b trial of ono of tho Clty Fathers on
Itho chargo of taklng "the galn that lur?
eth" wQl be aa Impcsslble as lt ls hu
OUR GREATEST WEALTH.
A Northern wrlter, ln speaking of tho
IWar Between tho States, oalls attentloa
to tho fact that many of the; prlvate sol
Hiers of tho Northern army were drawn
from foreign souroes..
But the soldlora of the South wore
not drawn from tho outside. They wero
drawn from Vlrglnla, from North Car?
ollna, from South Carollna and othor
States compostng tho Confederacy. They
wero me'n who were born and reare.l
here, who wore educabed ln the South
and who loved tho traditlons. They wero
men of chlvalry, decendonts of the cava
liers. They had been reared ln tho
open alr, and tholr mtnds and bodles
had been well developod. These men
wero brought up undor tho old condl
tions. At that tlme thoro were no fac
torles ln the South, and our chlldren
wero not put to work In the miils as
soon as thoy could walk. They wero
reared on tlio farm, reared ln the sun
shlne, brought up closo to nature, and
thero was an opportunlty for pbyslcal,
iritellectua.1 and splrltual dovolJpment.
That Is why the South had suoh flne
soldlers. Thnt is why one Southern
soldler was worth half a dozen foislgn
ers, whom the North had Imported to
that hard battle.
And now we come to the point. Con
dltlons have greatly changed slnco
thon. The South is no lonKor un agrl
' culture cominunlty only. rfhe is also a
manufacturlng cominunlty, aad many of
her chlldren aro being brought up ln
the factorles, instead of on the fnrms,
ns in other days. Tliat ls why this pa-,
per feels.tuUch ap lntorest ln le_Ulatlon ,
to rog'tflat-tV "chlld labor. There was
no need of thls when there were no fac?
torles in tlie South. But now tliat the
Bltuation has changed, now that many
of oiir little ones aro belng brought up
ln the manufacturlng towns, it ls nec
essary that there bo legal rcstrictlons,
lhat factorles bo prolilbltod to work
chlldren under twelve years of ago. lf
this is not dono, lf our chlldren aro
brought up ln factorles and are doprlved
of the opportunlty lo dovelop thelr bodles
and niinds, what may wo expeet of tbo
next generatip'n7 Can we ho]>e, under
lhe.se condltlons, to havo the saino"sort
of nien aini Women that we had during
tho War Between the Statoa? Can we
hope to havo tlie samo sort of men and
women lf wo ralse them accordlng to
the forelcn way and not accordlng to
our way? lt Ia a most serious ques?
tlon for the peoplo of Vlrglnla to con
There would havo been no occasion
for a Change ln our laws had tliuro
been no cbailgo ln tlio imlustriul situa
tlon. But there aro new coiidltlons,
and we must me,.t them Wlth now rc,j
ulations. \Ve must take caro of our.
little ones if we expeet to pri-serve tlio
charaeter of our people, Thls ls not
xnorely a materlal qucstlon. It ls a.
questlon of vitul intc-rest to tlio peoplo
of iho South, becauso it lavolves our
charaeter us a people, It ls for tlio
aerieral Assembly to uddn-ss itseir tu
tiiij quesfto 1,1'iiestly and prayeri'ully
and to-i-naci auch laws as the new con?
CARELESSNESS WITH DRUGS.
A New iTnrk correspondent ca..'s tliat
several nlghta ago, wliile the famlly of
a m.'ui niiiut'l Carroll wero at tupper,
one of ihe boys, agert sixlcen, who ddd
a told, got up and took from tho shelf,
where ihe/farnlly medlclnea wero kept,
wl.at ho supposed to be a bottle of
Instead the bottlo contalned carboile
acld. Tho boy swullowc-d the acld bo?
foro he ivallzcd hls inlitako, thon col
lapsod In agony and eoon dttd from tlie
effects of Uio dru_.
lt is a. iii-ango thlng to us tliat people
will take drjgs ln tliin careuss. sort Jf
way. Wo havo no floubt that lf Uio
flles of thls paper wc-.-e' .inarched dijl
tfantly, nt leaot one duzen pages of death
troni thls _ourc-e would bu fouml re?
ported dllrlng the i?asl several months.
i\'o do not recall them all, but wo rccall
julte a number of such liappn(?liij.;.j, gev
<raj of tfwm in thls clty. __u Keotkiu.
All polson.-.. drugs should bo properly
labelcfd nnd' the tnbol should b-> B'lin
clently eonsplpuoua to glvo wnnilhgj
then all stich drugs tfhould be kept un?
der lock nnd key, niid certalnty out of
tho reach of llttlo ehildron. Nor should
any porson tako n doso of medlolne ovon
under these proeautlons wlthout maklng
somo sort of test of tlio eontents to bo
qulto sure that tho drug Ib not polson
Flnally, we warn everybody agolnet
taking medlolne un the dark, aa so many
pooplo are npt to do, when they feel
sure they have tho right bottle. It 1?
shoer rccklossine>_s, howevor, and those
who tako medlolne ln the daxk take
thelr lives ln tholr own hands.
It may seom almoat chlldlah to glve
such warnlngB, but we have read of bo
many deaths from thls sort of oarcless
nostt, and human Ufe le ao precloua, that
we feel oonstralned to glve thls publlc
ALFRED LANDON RIVES.
Colonel A, D. Rlves, whose death at
Castle Hlll, hla home ln Albomarle oounty,
w;e announced yeaterday morning, camo
ot a dlstlngulsfhed famlly ond had addod
to ltB dlstlnctlon. Hls fathor waa Wll?
llam C. Hlvos, who at ono tlmo was Unltod
Statos minlster to France, and ln Parls
tho Colonol reoolved 'ln part hls profos?
slonal educatlon ln tho best milltary and
englnoorlng school of the Bmplro. He
was also a grnduto of tho Virginla Mil?
ltary InBtltuto, Upon entorlng profes
Bional llfo he waa employed ln publlo
work ln connecUon, with the United States
Engineer Corps. He waa plaoed ln
chargo of the oonstruotion. of the Cabln
John's Brldge, near Waahlngton dty, and
when that etruoture waa completed, hls
name, along wtth that of the Secretary
of War, Jofferson Davls, ond the Chief
Engineer, General Meigs, was oarved
upon it. Later on, tbe war having brokon
out. and Davls and Rlves having an3wcred
tho oall of duty from thelr States, tholr
names were effaced from the bridgo?an
<aat of spdte and: meanness that has ollc
lted general oondemnatlon. especlally
sinoe the Northern people have cooled
somewhat from that frenzy whlch pos
sossed thom during tflie war and for so'mo
Colonel Rlves* servlces ln tho Confcd
orato army were of great value. Many
of tho defensee of tho Ponlnsula and of
Richmond and of the flolds of oonflict
were in whole or in part tho work of hls
fcrtlle braln and skillfu, hands. Tho war
over, the Colonel was for several years
ongagod in tho rallway buslness here and
further South, and .flnally;, was glven
chargo of the' panama" Rallway. There
ho stayed for years, and only quittcd,
wo believe, wfhen the De Lesseps people
aequired control ot tho rallway.
Colonel Rlves thought and wroto much
on tho subjeot of the Panama Canal, and
wo doubt not that his investigations will
provo of value to the government ln the
ccnstructlon of a shlp canal across that
isthmus. Of lato he had boen employed
ln varlous lmportant enterprisos as a con
sulting engineer. Hls home, as we have
mentloned, was at Castle Hlll, whlch ls
tho home, too, ot hls brllllant daughter,
Amolla Rlves, or we wouid better say,
tho Prlncess Troubetskoy. Colonel Rlves'
death wlll grleve a larga circlo of frlonds,
and adds another to the long 11st of lov
ablo and loyal Confederates who havo
crosscd' the rlver to rest, we trust, under
th6 trees of Paradise.
MR. TILLriAN'S COLORED
Senator Tillman has on hls plantntlon
in South Carolina a negro man named
Joe Gibson, who has llved with hlm for
thlrty yoars. Joe has charge of the
premlses, carries the kejs and takos caro
of every thing ln Mr. Tillman's absence.
In spoaklng of thls man tho' other day,
tho Senator sald:
"I do not know whelhor I belong to Joe,
or Joe belongs to me. Anyhow, wa havo
been together for thlrty years, and wo
havo mrreed to llvo togethor untll ono or
both of us dlo, and whon I go away,
if I go flrst, I (know ho wlll shed as
slncero a tear as anybody. I wouid dlo
to protect hlm from injustlco or wrong."
Thls is ono of tho old tlmo negro gen
tlomen of whom wo have ofton spoken.
Thoy are an honor to thelr race, and to
tho "Olo MIs" who tralned them. Whlte
men aro proud nnd fortunate to have
such negro frlonds. Tho pity ls that tho
'd'enr old gentlcmen are fast dylng out.
Tho Ladles' Memorlal Associatlon of Pe
torsburg is worklng hard to ralse funds
sufflcient to provldo for a memorlal
wlndow for Virginla In tho Blandford
Memorlal Chopel. Tho Petersburg In
dex-Appoal h.is openud a subscrlption
and has alroady ralsed about $70. It wlll
rei|u!rc about J100 for tho wlndow, and
wo hope that readers of thls paper ln
Richmond and ln other purts of Vir?
ginla wlll contributo llberally. Tho In
dex-Appeal says that whllo tho tnovo
mont ls under tho ausplces of tlio La?
dles" Memorlal Associatlon of Petersburg,
it ls, neverthcless, deslred that thls memorl?
al shall not be a local affalr, but thut lt
shall be ln fact as well as ln name a
Blandford is ono of the most renowed
chtirches ln Virglnia, nnd It Is well for
it tu be preserved as it Confederate me?
morlal. It played u conspicuous part in
tho War Hetween the States, and on
Its wulls are Inscrlbed tho names of those
nohle cltlzens of Petersburg who gave
thelr lives in defense of tho clty agalnst
the Northern raiders. It wouid be most
appropriato to have a memorlal winrtow
contrlbuted by each of tho Conferterate
States, and thoro should be no dlfficiilty
In ralslng $100 In thls State for Vlrglnla's
Wlndow, The Tlme.-Plspatch has already
offered to contrlbute $10 for Its part,
and will bo glad to recolvo-oontrlbutlona
from others who may feel dlsposed to
THE M'QUIRH nONUMENT.
The Southern Churchman for thi.s Week
has a strlklng edltorlai artlclo plciidlug '
for cnntilbutlous on bohalf o' the fund
now boing ralsed to provlde the pcnk-.tal
for tho Hunter McGulre monument
Money for the brona'a lleure h:ia been
gotten wlthout aollclting the gonoral pub
11c, ar.d lt now. seems as llttle ?8 tho
people could do to come forward wltb
subscrlptlons for the atorte work. Only
about $1,1300 would be needed.
Reoognliing the emlneht aervloes of lar,
MeGuIre aa a surgeon and physlolan, ln
war and ln peace, the Legislature has
aet ajpart a slto for thls monument on
the Capltol Square. It is euppoaed that
the preolae place seleoted wlll be on tha
^evel ground lo tho loft of the monument
6f Dr. MoGulre'a old commander and
personal frlend, Stonownll Jaokaon.
The Chttrohman aayia that to Dr. Mo
Gulre, far more than to any other mtan,
waa lt due that during the ctoit war, the
surgeona who carrled ootnfort and bleaa
lnga ln their footstepa to untold thpu
sanda. were permttted to go ln and out
on thelr miaslon of meroy, tinmolesteH
and aa non-oombatanta, And tt adda "that
only tha men who auffered knew what an
Utiapeakable blesalng thla waej and tha
man who brought lt ab'oflt ta ontttled to
iui enduring monument from hia fellow
men, wherever thoae fellowmen love and
admlre the Christ-llka quallty Of meroy^?
Dr, McGuiro was not only good and klnd
always to Confederate aoldlera aad vet
orans, But to hundreds of tha clrlllan
poor whom he a/ttonded wlthout pay and
wltliout prlce. For that, and beoauae ot
hls great emlnonce bi hls profeaalon, ,11
has boen rosolved that ha ls entltled to
a Btatuo on tho Oapitol Square, and he
is to haivo lt. Aa wo have enld, thef
bronze? a aeated flgure?has been oon
traoted for and wlll be pald for otrt ,of
money alroady provided. Now lt bill fB1
mains to ralse by popular subscriptloil
the anm of $1,500 to pay for the pedostal.
We know that itho amount needed wlll be
fortheofning, but the. qulcker tHs batter.
Bo, out #lth your dollara and dlmes for
ANOTHER MEDICAL DIS
In yostordny's paper wo sald somethlng
about a new modlcal disoovery. In to
day's papor we havo tho pleasure to on
nounco another. Tho Phlladelphla Re?
cord says that dlacoverlos of paromount
Importaneo, brushlng aaide many anrJ
quated therorlos ln medlcal praotlce, were
reported at a moeting of tho Phlladelphla
County Modlcal Sooloty Wednesday night
by Dr. C, E. M. Sajous. "Tho Dootor
discovered," says our eontemporary:
"Tliat tho socrotion of tho small or
gans aoomo tho kldneys, tho supraronal
glands, tho purposes of whlch have hore
tofore, been unknown, ls carrid to the
lungs, and that It ls this secretlon whlch
takes up the oxygen and forms a new
subatance now tormed adrenoxln, which
becomes mixed Wlth tho lluid part of the
blood and courses through all tlie bloo.l
"It ls thls adrenoxin and not tho red
blood corpusles' thiit supplles all tho
tlsnues wlth oxygen, Being lluid lt pen
ctrates tho most mlnuto Vessels of the
body and lnto tho very cells of whlch
tho tissues are formod.
"With theso vastly important dlscov
,eries as a'basls for further work, Dr.
Sajous then found the suparenal glands
to bo connected by mlnuto nerves with
a small organ In the braln, deslgnated
In all medlcal literaturo os 'tho anterior
pltultary body,' an organ whlch has at
tracted and held the close attentlon" of
medlcal authorltlos throughout tho world
for years, becauso of tho notod patho
loglc changes in Its structure during tho
progress of certain obscure dlseases.
"The functlon of tho anterior pltultary
body, llke that of tho supraronal glands,
was wholly unknown untll Dr. Sajous
identifled it as tlio govcrnlng center of
the glands and an organ of the flrst im?
portaneo, regulatlng tho amount of
oxygen absorbed from tlie alr by con
trolllng tho seorotlon of tho suprarenal
And so tho discaveries come thick and
fast. Hero we have boem golng on from
tho beglnning, under tho impresslon that
theso valuablo little glands wore as use
loss as tho vermiform appendlx. Yet
thls great dlscovery tells us. that they are
among the most Important of oll tho parts
of our anatomy, and that they have been'
neglected to our sorrow,
Wo are now propared for any announce-J
ment whlch the dlscaverors may make.
We aro looktng out evory day for aomo
man to dlscovor that tho vermiform ap?
pendlx is not only not usoless, and not
only a monaco, as supposed, but that it
Is absolutoly Indispensable, and that it
has somo groat funotlon to perform which
will bring hoalth and Joy to the human
raco. Wo dlreot tho attentlon ofx the
dlacoveror8 to thls unruly member. We
beg them to investlgate tho vermiform
and mako uso of lt, instead of cutting
lt out. Ot cpurao. It would' bo a serious
blow to hlgh eooioty and to the aristo
cracy of. tho land for tho arlstocratla
dlseaso called appondlcltls '1o bo ollmina
ted, but wo are wriflng ln tho lntorost of
sufferlng humanlty and not in tho lntorest
of socloty. Now, gentlomen of tho mor
tar and pestle, lurn your N-ray upon
the vermiform, JUst ns tlio Phlladelphla
dootor has turned hls upon theso to"b lon_
nogleeted glands, and let u? know what
tlio vermiform was put into the body
for, and what nro Its functlona.
Thoy are havlng rather llvoly tlmes in
Llttlo Roek, livoly ovon for Arkansas.
A fow nlghts ago there wero two rough
and turnblo fights ln ono of tho hotels
of Llttlo Tlock, growlng out of disputes
over matters pondlng in tho Legislature.
One of the physloal combats grow out
of the removnl of oic-Governor Eaglo
from tho State Capltol Commlsslon. Tho
ex-Governor wns removed by the strenu
ous Governor Jeff Davls, Between thoso
two disttngulshed gentlemen there oxists
a polltical feud that at times broaks out
wlth a fury tliat mukes thtngs warm all
over tho Stato ot Arkaneaa. Strange to
relate thoso fighls of thls week were
wlth baTo hnuckles and no "weopins"
Mr. J. Plerpont Morgan, aecompanled
by several membora of hls famlly und
threo or four personal friends, loft Now
York Wednesday for a trlp South and to
Cubn. lt Is alleged that the trlp wlll
be entirely for pleasure and roc-reatlon,
of which latter tho groat morgor and
buyer stands very much ln need. How
pver, lt ia hard to muko outslders bellevo
that some blg business movo Is not bo
|tlg niaile and mernbera of Mr. Morgan's
New york houae have found it neces
sary to dc-ny a report that It ls hls
Intentlon to buy up the rallroads^bf Cuba
and unytlilng elsa that rnay De on.tho
market of that Island. and that may bo
of vnluo. The flnanclc-r U scheduled to
bo back ln New York tho second week lu
Ac a nic-etliiK of a, U. A. R. camp held
in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday nlght a
IetUi: yf&a read ttoa. Genej-aj josepU
R. Mawley _ti whloh he et>?k? ?* Hls lm?
proved eoh.ltlon, and sald among other
thirtfs that he had n etrong hop? now
that hla1 physiclan wouid ln a <*w days
permit him to r-ttirn to the Henats eham
ber, not to ffMtime actlve duty, ?f eourss,
but to look on for ? whlte and at least
let hia friends know that he l? yet in
ttl'e laaa 6f th* UVIng with hop* of ultl
mate rsetrrery from hl? l?"f Hlness.
Listiteimnt Bartorls showe n? llldnf for
?oldier Ufe. He has rMogned, thoagh Mt
ttnol?k Ctowral Fretl Orant, trled te l>re
vent him from doiruT ?* 'rh9 **?-Wwit
hesltnted to 4VM?pi the XJeotenant's re
?IgTiatlon, fcut waa deolded by * letter
from Mrs, fcurtorls, the daughter of Cten
eral V. 8. Ormrrt The mother wants her
boy wRh her In Wa-hlngton. not ln the
Phlltpptessi<n> at <ui7 other far-offl p?st
to whtoh Im may be ordered.
Sartorla ls a Uauteoant ln th? Tenth
Infantry. U we miatoke not hs was for
^omatlm* during tho Spanlsh-AmeHoan
war a member of General Stts _e?'i
staff, and wns (.uflto popular with thens
who knew hhn,
Ws are dlstrnsaed to hear of ths death
of Mrs. John Denlt. mother ? of Mr.
Oharles t). Danit, edltor of the Balem
Tlmee-Heglstsr. Mrs, Detnit was a devout
Chrlatinn and was ??teemed and belored
by the people of Salem. Wo offer our
sympathy, to Mr. Denlt ln hla sorrow.
The Courler saysThat Blaokstone has
the nerve and enterprlse to overoome the
effeots of the flre, and to bulld up. It
Ib in advereity that the oharaoter of a
man op of a eommuntty ^ tested. It
ts easy to put on a bold front and look
pleas&nf when the ttmee are prosperous
with tts< It is when advereity, comes that
the best comes.
The solentlats who are always dlacov
ering things, now tell us that bo small
a quantlty of radlum S_ may be pttlc/fS
on the tlp of a womnn'e flnger has sufn
olent force to move worlds. Great Scotts,
what wouid a radlum tlpped. woman's
The Ralelgh JSe-svs-Observer l_ lncllned
ttrthinfc that.lf North Carolina had had
tho proposfeo* Barksdale blll for legallzlng
and taxlng plstol totlng for a law the
foarful tragedy ln Ralelgh mlght not have
Playlng Senator and bossfng the West
Virginla Republlcan machlno has prcwen
too blg a Job for the Hon. Natha'n Bay
Bcott, and ho has scooted to Europe to
There ls some talk of stlll another
State to be called "Cnllzona." It is not
stated whether tho namo ls taken from
a patent modiclno label or a hoalth food
Galveston's mflilon and a half dollar
s<ja wall, work on whlch has commonced
In earnest, wlll,. be the gr'eatest mom*
ment on thls contTnent to A'fnerlcan pluc>
excopt, porhaips, the contlnued extstence
of the llvo and vlgorous clty of Galives
Nearly all tho crowned heads of Eu?
rope wrlte poetry, "sick stuff as 'tls," as
a former promlnent Virginla polltlciafl
used to sayT
Turkey and Mexlco have more Togal
holldays than any codntrles ln tho world.
Mexico also has some pay days. Not
so with Turkey.
It is now believed that Senator Hanna
Introduced the ex-slaive penslon bill S9
tho request of tho debating socletles oui
West that were gettlng hard up for sub
A now county has been: named for
Senator Quay down in Mexlco. ls fflls
the glory ho has been runnlng hla. Thnnl
The fo-tfrteen elephanta that were aaved
from a burniag bulldlng ln BridgeTJO??,
Conn., also savficl thelr trunks.
Quinlne breaks up^chills, but jt ls too
expenskvo To be used as a ?ubstltute fof
The cltlzens of the West End are thlnJt
lng of holdlng a meeting to orga'ni.e a
With a Oomment or Two.
The Richmond Tlmos-Dlspatch thlnks
un autobus wouid probably klll as many
as an automoblle, but we don't know
about lt. Belng ahorter, lt wouid get over
them qulckor, don't, you see, and not kill
them qulte so dead.?Montgomory Adver
tlser, . . /
Vou wlll have lt your way, we see,
The Richmond Tlmee-Dlspatch aaya
that the negroes are buylng proporty
there ln order to vote. Thls la the best
argument the new auffrago has yet
evolvod,?Nowport News Tlmo3-Hcrald.
It Is an argument that.was uBed ln fa?
vor of tho suffrngo ordlnanco whon lt
was bcfors the Constltutlonal Conven?
Tha Norfolk Virglnlan-Pllot concludes
an able artlclo with thla paragraphj
We regurd the ; proposltlon that the
Federal Government cotiBtruct th". eoun
try's hlghways asjdangorous and vicious
in prlnciple.?Richmond Tlmes,
That se:uns a strongo posltlon to us,
If tho government has the monoy to do
so, we cannot Boefwhat good reason can
bo nBslgned why it should not asslst, by
approprlatlons, th&communitles that want
good roads and tjannot make them for
lack of funds to do bo.?Salom Tirnea
You neod to read up on paternal goY
ernment, Sta,te loverelgnty and somo
othor groat queatlpns.
There seems to bo abroad ln Virginla
tendency to btfvfl better sohools, but
In order to have the best sdhools the
salary of every te; ohor ehould not ba loss
than $10 to $50 a ponth.?Loxlngton Ga
Certalnly not lefs than the larger flg
Don't Unaeretand Hlm,
Perhaps the preiltjent haa no lntentlon
of belng conslstoi* l?> tho mattor of ne?
gro offlco holdlng, md perhaps he couldn't
lio ir ho tried. J ut with hls record at
Indlapoia starlng h(m ln the face, how
can ho refuse tg reappoint Poatmtwtor
Vlck. of Wlison,
llclul, who has 8
J>}, C, a colored of
ven entlro natlafaotlon
and who has receved the Indomoment of
leadlng Demoera* of North Carolina?
ln Vlck's cu.ie tb4V objectlon cornes from
Republlcans of tl* "Uly vvhlte" yarlety,
led by Senator jfltchard. And the ob
jectlon doss not ha* ftbova th?t COlOi pf
Mr, yick',i ?kln, j
I Urend of TShoughi \
tn 7)ixfo JCanef
Atlanta Journalb-To admlt a TerfUory
Into tho Fodorab-Unlon ls no llght matter.
OUf country haa alroady bobn botrayr-d
lnto aome vory hasty aotlona in the way
df oxtondlng etatohood. It ia tlme to oall
a halt The BUgar-coated proposltlon of
Bonator Quay bas boen decllned by the
Demooratlo member, and they are to be
congratulated on tholr wldom.,
Memphls Commerolat-Appeal! The Dem?
ooratlo party wanta to wln the next eteo
tlon, and lt wlll not let any aenltmontat
foollahneaa atand In the way. There Ib
no aense In a llve mnn'a tlelng a dead
eat on to hia coat tall.
Blralngham Newas Ponltney Blgelew
aaya Oertnany can whlp the United Statos
in ahort order. That may dopend upon
how atrong the anU-lmperlallsta grow in
tholr hostillty to tho United States army.
Columbia Btate: Judglng from the pro
ceedlnga ln tha National Conventlon of
the Daughters of the Revolutlon, .tlhe
membera of that aoclety oould glvo their
Revqlutlonary fnthors aeveral pointa ln
the war gamo and then make tham look
oheap aa fightera.
Florlda Timos-Unloni Tlllman says tho
nowspapors ruln hlm hy omlttlng all that
ls sano or decent from hls Bpoooheg.
Wliy does ho not out out all the stuff
that t/ho nowspapers prlnt? Ho ahould'
odlt hls spoeohes, or pay a man to edlt
them for hlm; cortainly, they need edit
Loulsville Post! Senator Hoar thinka
he thinks the recohstructton leglslatlon
was a transcondent suocess. lt waa a
grent blunder of groat mon, and no re
sponslblllty for It can be plaood on tho
shouldors of Abraham Llnooln. Tlme|
alono can correot tho evlla of that fear
ful experiment, and thlrty-flve yeara havo
not sufllcod for that curo.
Vicksburg Horald: Judglng by Its scale
of posltlons and salarlos, tho new De
partmont of Commerco and Labor has
beon launohed full-fledged. lt will odd a
whole brlgade of omployos to tho clvll
Borvloo llst to transact labors now corn
prlsed In existlng dopartmonts. Jaut It
wlll probably not roduoo tholr pay-rolla
Personal and General.
Mme. Zola is about to sell the vllla,
Just out of Parls, which was her hus
band's summer homo for a quarter of a
Peter Borg, a Freneh Count, now a
Chlcogo bartender,has a watch that be
longed to Napoleon. Tho watch waB pre?
sented to Berg'B grandfathor by tlio
John Martin, agod soventy-flve, is call?
ed "the bulldor bf (tndlanapolls." Tho
old man says "you can't drlvo to a place
in town where I cannot point my flnger
to a bulldlng that I had tho contract
Mrs. Ossle M. Fltzgerald. who recontly
colebrated her nlnotloth birthday at her
homo in Newark, N. J., has read the.
Blblo through nlnety tlmes and has bo
gun a fresh readlng of it.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has ac?
cepted the presldoncy of the Church of
Englnnd Temporance Soclety, and wlll
presldo at the annual meetlng, whlch is
to ho held ln the llbrary at Lamboth
Palaco on Aprll 27th.
Isldor Prevoto of Roohester, is a sur
vivor of tho famous charge of tho Light
Brlgado at Balaklava. He was a ser
geant of chasseurs when the 600 went
galloplng to death. Mr. Provotel ls a
sculptor and a natlve of Parl3.
Frau Anlela Ronzlnska, who dled at
Vlenna a'few days ago in her nlnety-flrst
year, was the god-child of Napoleon Bon
aparte. Her father vwas tho head of a
hotel in Warsaw at which Napoleon
stopped. From 1834 untll tho death of
Napoleon III. the woman reccived a pen
slon of $30 a year from the French Gov?
Presldent Roosevelt haa recolved from
Presldent Zelaya, of Nlcaragua, a stuff ed
eagle whlch waa shot recently by tho
sender. Presldent Zolaya ls almost ns
miich of a sportsman aa Presldent Roobo
-. a .0
North Oarolina Sentlment. ?
The Wilmington Star says!
"Tho Star verlly bollove? thafa large
majorlty, of tho tax-payors of North
Carollna are opposed to bond lasues for
tho purpoae of affordlng oddltional faclll
tho Fedoral Constltutlonal requirements;
tho Fedoral constltutlonal requlromens;
but why Isn't tho State.Constltution so
amended as to glvo tho whlte tax-pay?
ors the prlvllege of taxlng themselvet
for addltlonal eduoatlonal facillties for
tholr own chlldren T"
The Durham Herald puts much In a
fow llnes sometlmes. For instance, it
"Pension a negro and you stop hlm
from work, and tho aame mlght bo sald
of most whlto men."
Referrlng 4o publications concernlng tbe
Ralolgh trngedy, the New Berne Journal
News facts, wlth absolute authentlca
tlon aa tho basls for tholr publicatlon,
cannot be placod ln the category of sen
satlonal news, as would an oqually oxcl
tlng ovent whlch mlght bo publlahed
wlthout the absoluto facts, or the publi?
catlon of prlvate scandals whloh ln no
manner are publlo property.
Tho Grcenvllle P.ofloctor ries to asks
What's the matter wlth North Car?
ollna Jurles? Is hanglng golng Out of
fashlon? Ib "an eye for an eye, and o
tooth for a tooth" lapitkiB. lnto dlsuso?
Wbat ls tho law of tho land comlng to,
whon murderera need no longer fear
death as a punlsbment for thelr crlrae?
Th? North Corollnlan of to-day may well
osk himsolf these questlons, for tt aeems
that a man can no longer commlt a hang?
lng crtmo ln thls State,
The Greonsboro Record eays;
From tho plan of defenso mapped out
by Earnest Haywood's counsel for the
shootlng of Sklnner ln Ralelgh, the pub?
ilo neod not bo surprlsod at a verdlot
of acqulttal. It is going to bo k con
tradlotlon of evidence, and tbe defendant
wlll bo glvon the beneflt of tbo doubt.
Thls wlll ond it.
The Conoord Trlbune speaks as fol?
lows about tht trial of Blshop. the Vlr
glnlan, who kllled a man ln Charlpttet
Wo beileme that lf a eanvass of the
Stato wero mado, nlne hundred and nllio
ty-nlne peoplo out of evory thousand
would hoot at the idea that Blshop- got
one-half what he ahould have had. We
have yet to bear an expresslon other than
ope of disguoat crer the remilt of thls
Mary's Business De*l.
Mary bad a little lamb.
Us fleocp at flrst wa? wliuo;
But Mary brought hor lamb to town,
And soon it was n slghtl
Bhe shtared hlm, then, and w.d hw w-rl,
Wlth very few regrets,
To moke the stuffing for some new
>-fiinc?nnati Cowmerciai .Tjlbuno,
??pH-H-N-HI I M41 >iHiH-M*
\\j(n JfourWM \
VtrStnia Cditors. $
aa a a ??...? *__..d *.s^i-.4_._t_.?_.__?_.?_T
"T*I",I,Bl,'r^I * I r" "i"l*i* r\ 1 w ?i 1 i?r?
The Wyth.vlle tolspatoh, ln an aftlcl.
on the improvlng polltlcal ; condltlons,
saya: ?-< <
"In these latter days the protest of the
partUan underBtrapper and the cry ot
the ward' heeler are occaslonally heard
as they falhtly dle away on tho rapldly
clarifylng alr of Virginla polltics. The
poor foollsh thlnga do not yet fully un
derstand the fact that thelr Jobs are
The fcorfolk Virglnlan-Pllot wants the
greatest navy the world srer saw. It
"He is bllnd to the drift of affatrs in
world polltics who falls to see that no?
thlng but a powerful navy oan.*ave this
country from a olash from whlch lt may
not emerge with Inoreased glory or pr*B
tlge. We/ have fprend our hands o>*er
half the ofrcUmferonce of the globe, and
only tho known abllity to atrlke a qulok
and n. sunnlng blow wlll setwo to koop our
knuokles from belng rappod."
The Rooklngham Reglater saysi
"Mr, ?Wllllam J. Bryan has agaln de?
clared that undor no clroumatancefl will
he agaln be a candidate for Presldont
next yaai^ Lot ub hope that ho wlll
also refralng from tylng ,the grass ln the
path of the, oandfdnto whom tho De.no
oratlo party flnally selcots as ita noml
Tho Splrit of the Valley refers tHus to
an Incldent of reaent dato:
Whlle we have no admiration for Judge
Campbell, we muat confesa that tfo nd
mlre tho mannor 'ln whlch he callad Mr.
Btrodo down when tho latter nt'.jmpted
to ta'ke advantage ot hta posltlon ns at*
tornoy to express hla contempt for Camp
bell'B logal abllity. It was dono prornpt?
ly and neatly. and had the deslred effoct.
Tho Norfolk _>dger asks:
Wasn't Mr. Tillman skatlng on very
deilcate loe when he said in '?ho Soi.ate
yesterday, that "If we had known at the
boglnirlng of the civll war what we know
now, there wouid have been no war?"
The Petersburg Index-Appeal, after
earefully lnveetlgatlng the votlng machlne
"Tha votlng maohlne Ia not only the
falrest method for reeordlng the votja of
nn electlon,. but it is tho most exjpodltloua,
nccurato and oconomical, They will be
used wheneror and wherever party man
agers aro Blnconi In tholr profesBions of
a. wlsh for /alr electlons." ?
WI5E AND OTHERWISE
One ls Enough.
bj pati8[s_ii uoaooa etjx *ouo ireqj o.ouj
uroisns 0} oiq-n uooq joaou stju 'ooo'CXXJ
Xijuati jo uorj.rrMod u ;o o^ida uj 'tJOt;/_
'JUnquipa ui JOdwlsAiou 8u(ujoiu puoaos
?a u.&nqu}60 oi op*ta Smoq sj vojjo try
tho cnnnlness of the ScotB, who dcclinc
to advortiso in moro. than one paper.
Dr. Robert Ellls Thompson Bays that
Philadolphto. ls Bhort of poota. A coal
famino ls bad enough, but Juet close your
oyes and try to picture the soul-thrll
llng horrora of a poet famlno!?Denvor
Johnny?"Say, pa, what ls classlcal mu?
Hls Father?"ClaBslcal muslc, my son,
ls inuslo that you can't whlatlo and
wouldn't lf you could."?Brooklyn Llfo.
. On a Different Footlng,
"A man dat's got a fast hoss," snld Uu
clo Eph'm, "don't koor how pff'n he got
to git bIioob fur 'm. Hit's dlffrunt lf
he'fl got a boy."?Chlcago Tribunc.
Lady?"Educailrm Ib a great thing.'
Sandy?"Indeed, lt Ib, mum. How oould
I ovor know whnt dey had for free lunch
lf I dldn't know how to read?"?Phlladel?
Remarks About Richmond,
Furrrvvlle Herald: Rlohmond has no
Idea of glving up hor shlpyard. 43be never
made but one surrender, and th'en the
immortal Lee ordored lt.
Danvlile Beej The Tlmes-DlBpatoh ls
glvliig the peoplo of Virginla a paper ot
whlch thoy ahould be proud.
Newiport News Tlrnes-Herald: Senator
Martln got a blg appropriatlon for the
Richmond poatofflce on one eite, and the
chapa who wanted it on the other alte are
cuBBlng him out. Thla' Ib tho specles of
gratltude that makea up tho bed of rose*
for men in publlc llfe.
Farmvllle Herald: Now that the Leg
Islaturo has cleaned the deefcs of the
Amherst sollod llnen thoro Ib nothlng to
intorfere with full duty towards all the
counties of all Virginla.
Newport Nowb ProBs: yWith $200,000
from the State DeglBlature and a com
menBurate appropriatlon from Congrcea,
the Jamestown Exposltlon movement wlll
have an 18-karat caeo.
(For The TlmeB-Dlapatch.)
Grandnm told mo all about lt.
Told me so I could not doubt lt,
How ahe danced-my grandma dancea
JTow Bhe held her pretty head,
How hor dr.lnty sklrt she epreea.
How ihe turnod her llttlo toee
Sinlllng llttlo human rose!
Granflma's halr waa brlg** ?a ?ny?
Dlmpled oheeks, too1 Afc how funnyi
Realiy Qulte a P??tty glrl.
ni*?_ herl-Why, ahe weara a cap
OrTndma 'does-and take. a nap
ravorv Plngle day; and yet
Grandma dnnoed the minuot,
W_w ehe nlta thero, rocklng, rocklng,
AI *ayIknlttlng grandpa's stocklng
(Bversr glrl was taught to kntt
v ' Long ago).
Yet her flgure is so neat,
Ind her way bo stald and sweet,
r can almoat aee her now
Bendins to her pnrtner's bow,
r Long ago.
Grandma eays our modern Jumplng,
Honplng, rushlng, whlrllng. bumplng,
Wouid have shoeked tho gcntlofolks
No, they moved with Btately grace,
Everythlng In proper placo,
Glldlng slowly forward, then .
Slowly courtosylng, baclc agaln,
In tlme to come, if I norohanco
Bhould tell my (rrandchlld of our dance,
I should realiy Uke to Bay,
"We dld it, dear. ln eome such way,.
ftlt Alr?, Vfc
tfj DAILT CALlONDAh-JFBB; 58,
'lloflT-Johti Bmlth };kltled Raln-ln-tha
tface. ' ? j'J
2145-John flmlth eleoted Presldent
? ? ?
, We have just reoelved a note from a
well-rhoanlng porson who suggeuts that
we would mako a bottor groccryman
than i a newspaper man.
Tho wrltcr thlnkB we would look well
behlnd a countor, wlth a paper-bag eap
on nnd' a long whlte apron, meaeuring
out three pounda of lord and half a;
Ho thlnks we1 would be a credtt ta
ourseif in a dellvory wagon, wlth flour
over our elothes and buttor on our ouffs.
"I don't know of any one who could
moro gracefttlly wrap up a can of to
matoes or draw a quart of molaasca than
you,*' aays our frlend, 1
"All tlie young ladles in town would
flock to tho Btoro to hoar you say b rlght
thlngs, nnd you would hava to hlre a
dov-.on clerks to keep thlngs golng."
For all of whlch wo beg to expreas our
most slncoro thanks.
Wo want, to eny to our frlend, how
ovi-r, that ho is mlstaken.
Ho bo wero a phrenoloqulat or a ihyp
notlst, he could feol tho bumps on our
hoad and aeo at once that wo havo trled
to bo'a grocoryman, nnd that we turned
out to bo tho most mlserablo of follures,
Wo put ona hundred plunks ln tho
bUHlnesfl' onco; and thnt ono hundred was
consumed by our hungry nolghbors bo
qulck that It mado our head swlm.
At tlio ond of tho flrst week, wo had
nothlng loft but n score of assortod
lamp Bhados on the top sholf full of
l|jst, a dozen 15-cent brooms, a box of
taxs, aomo tollet spnp, a box of clay
plpes, a small ploco of cheese, an emp?
ty ico box, several water buckots and
a gullon of vlnogar. Wo also, had
plonty of wrnpplng paper and wobd?n
And no monoy ln tho drawor
When wo started out to colloct for
tho grocerlos wo had sold on tho books,
we wero told .that wo would bo pald
something on account lf we kopt golng
for a month, but lf we dldn't we would
not get anythlng, for tho man who could
koop opon untll pay-day would bo the ont
to got the money.
Ono of our customers waa a blacfcsmlth,
and ho agrood to shoe all our horoos um
tll he equarcd himsolf, but we dldn'l
have any horses.
Wo must, ln vlew of our experlence, d?
cllno to jxccopt tho Buggostlve sot fortl.
In tho letter.
? ? *
Agnln hn_ our heart boen smote.
Wo had Just mado up our colossnl mln4
that It was our chooso to go around t<
tho atage door of tho Bljou, and toll th?
pretty blondo cornet blowor that she wat
Just our slzo, and that wo would liko t<
havo her go out to dlnner wlth us, whe<
we, ourseif would do a llttlo blowlng(
when somebody told us that her huB*
band mlght object.
Wo sncbeted around, or words to thal
effect to flnd out how blg her husband
atands in hls stocklngu, and when w?
learned that ho was a fellow nbout twlca
us, wo folt that wo had better withdraw
as woll and as gracofully ns we could.
So agoln havo wo beon smote.
Wo shall koop tabs on his^ ribs. any?
way, and when ho gets jmn over by a
Ice-wagon or a autdmoblle, wo shall onc?
moro get permlt at- tho stage door to
carry tlio cornet case, and tell the pret?
ty glrl how much we aro happy when
we soe hor look in our dlreotlon and
? . ?
. Short Talksjo tho Legislature.
Petorsburg Index-Appeal: "The Legis?
lature wlll sooncr or lator bo compelled
to appolnt a codlfylr^r commlsslon to
adapt the statutes to tho new Constltu
tlon. Tho tlmo to do lt ls now. lha
Stato ot Vlrglnla ls hardly in a posltion,
at the present low rato of taxatlon, to
stand for an expenslve squabble and
wranglo. The commUrelon, when lt ia
appointed, can get to work syatomat -
cally nnd flnlBh in good tlmo. ? wlll
b? a good deal cheaper to malntain a
few compotent men to do tho work than
to malntain the whole body _f tha Leg?
islature. It is never too late to rectify
FroderlckBburg Star: "Tho Vlrglnla
Legislature, or at least tho Houae ot
Tioleeates set a very poor example for
^ wuntry whon lt rofused to adjourn
on tho day set opart to celebrate the
annlvorsary ot WasMngton's blrthday.
?, ?h?. Wouse had been ruahed for tlme
no critlSmf woula bo in order, but there
seeSs to be no hurry and adjournment
fs ofton mado on very much less provc
Nowport Nowa Times-Herald: "Th?
^ wlll not tax aabarbor who
iaYks j?unsf as muchas a harbor wlth two
The March num?w ?f ?ou*$$?$
Amerioa nwrks he'll?*? ? publlsh.
of the most W^ftEJfge "Chrlstmas
ed ln thls country. Llke tno is ft
Annual" *he ' Gardontng lwmdred
pagos whlch seua g dopartmont
gKgffiS iB -veredW praetlcal and
Those who smoke go seven blllon oN
*W ^lnt?estecl Tnthe storles of tho
JB tlt Lcall^'a Monthly for
The Old-Timii Stock.
Butch Spenccr, an old and respected
colored man of Spencor, Va., dled last
Monday He was ono ot the best known
colored men ln tho county. and was a
Blaivo to tlio late D. H. Spencor prlor to
tho war, and remalnod the trustod em
nioyo of hls former master untll tho Int
ter's doath, whlch occurred a few years
ago. Slnce that tlmo lie had beon ln
rathor feoblo health on account of old
age. but tlio famlly of hls formor master
have never allowed hlm to suffer or want
for anythmg, and hls deollnlng years
woro mado peacetul and happy hy their
Tlils Is only ono of tho numerous ex
amples In tho South of tho klnd feel ln*.
exlstlng betweon tho two races, whloh
ernpliasliseB the fact that lf the ignorant
agltators of the North would stop their
senseless interferonce ln tha matter the
race problem mlght bo nuioh moro eosliy.
The Modest Kal6or.
Who now says that the Kaiser has ne
sc-lf-restrnlnt, lf no inodesty? H? ?f;';
fle3 hls grandfather a-s inspire.d, ln tne
snmo elass wlth Moscs, and rosoluteiy
stopped talklng wlthout mentlonlng 1?I3
grnndfather's grandson ln that class,?
\Mothlna injurlouv ln
, or-at moltoffa- aauahm., boai>_9f
Itasm, tlu-oui nndlui_ troublems\
Sold ln Vojttts only, Auold ImlMlon),