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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1003
NEW MILITIA LAW.
Tho "aet of Congross to promote tho
efllcioncy of tho mllltla and for other
pufposcs," ls intorostlng rondlng mattor,
especlally for the organised mllltla of the
soveral States. It places groat power In
tho hands of tho Presldent, ond puts tho
mllltla aforesald ln a posltion to .be
called out at tho flrst tocsln of war, and
to be marched lnto any othor Stato of
the Unlon, or, for all that lt says to the
contrary, aeross tho bondcr lnto Canada
or Mexlco. But on tho other hand. it
makes far bottor provlsion for thelr
siaintennnce, equipment nnd encarnpmont
thnn has beon mado heretofore. Tho sum
of $2,000,000 Is approprlnted to carry out
U\a provisions of tho now law.
?Tho oct divides tho mllltla lnto two
elasses?the organ i_ed mllltla, to bo
known as "tho National Guard," or by
such other designatlori as may bo glven
them by the laws of their respectlve
States, and tho remainder to be known
ns "the Reserve Mllltla."
The orgaulzed and unlformed active
mllltla who have heretofore partlolpated.
or shall horeafter partlclpto ln the ap
portionment of the annual appropriations
provided by Congress will oonstltute tho
organlzed militia, Tho Presldent of the
United States may flx the mlnlmum num?
ber of enlisted men ln oaoh company.
Whenever the United States "Is lnvnd
ed, or Ia danger of lnvosion from any
forelgn natlon," or of rebelllon, or against
the authorlty of tho United States. or
whenever tho Presldent Is unable wlth
the forcos at hls command to exacuto tho
laws of the Unlon in any part of tho
Unlon." he ls authorlzed to call forth, for
a period not excoedlng nlne months,
"such numbor of tho mllltla of tho State,
or of the States and Territories, or of
the Distrlct of Columbla, as ho may deom
necessary to repel such invaslon, sup
press such robelllon, or tp enablo hlm to
exectite such laws, and to issue his or
ders, for that purposo to such offlcors of
the mllltla as he may thlnk proper."
Observe, the Presldent noed not call
upon tho Governors at nll. As we under
stand lt, he may "Issue hls orders to
such offlcers of the mllltla as he may
When called Into service under thls
law the organlzed mllltla wlll be aubjoct
to the same rules and Artlclea of War
as tho regular troopa of the United
States, and wlll draw the Uke pay.
The Governor of each Stato Is author
Ized to make requlsltlon for such num?
ber of the Unltod States standard service
, arras, accouterments ond equiptnonts as
aro requlred for the organlzed mllltla In
hls State. Tho United States wlll not
charge for these. nor for nny whlch has
beon Issued, .sliyje. Detcmber 1. 1901; nor
charge any expenso connocted therewlth
agalnst the nllotment to sald Stato out of
tho annual appropriatlon provlded by
'eectlon 1061 of the revlsed statutes ns
unended. Upon receipt of the new arma.
)tp., tho old arms, etc, must bo turned ln.
When the organlzed mllltla of a Stato
|s suhiclently armed and equlpped for
ixtlve duty ln tho lleld tho United States
h'lll pay tho State ao much of Ita allot
jnent out of 'tho annual appropriatlon un
Ber sectlon 1601, lt, S.. us may be noces
sary for the payment, subslstenco and
tranaportation of such portion of tho
wllitla as. shall engage In uctual fleld or
camp servico for Instruotion, and the of?
ficers and onlisted mon of such mllltla
wlll be entltled to pay, allowancos, etc.
The Secretary of War Is authorlzod to
provlde for tho parllolpatlon of any part
of the organlzed mllltla ln milltary ctu
tle. at or near any milltary post or camp
ot tho Unltod States. Upon tho recom
jnandatlon of the Governor and whon au?
thorlzod by the President they may havo
tho full benc-flts of any Unltod Statos
milltary school or college, upon tho samo
, terms as regular officers.
Practice marches, or attendanco ln
camp of instruotlon, for llve consecutlv.
daya each year is requlred of all troops
not excusod by Governor. The benefit of
the penslon laws wlll be extonded to any
oflleer, non-commlssloned ofticcr or prl
vate who may be dlsablod by reason of
wound. or dlsabllliles lncurred ln the sor
vlco of the United Stute-.
Boards of Exainlnora wlll bo appolnted
to ftXHinine persons speclally quallfled to
hold commlsslons ln forces, whlch" moy
rV-r-after he creatod by Congress, other
than forces composed of organlzed mllltla.
Upon the concluslon of auch exumina
tlon the board wlll certlfy to tho War
Department lis Judgrnont us to the litness
of the- applloant, -latlng tho offlee, lf
any, whlch It deems hiin quallfled to flll,
and, upon approval by the President, the
names of tho persons certliled to be qual
Uied shall be Inscrlbed upon a reglster
to b6 kept li. th- War Dopartmont. These
quailfled person* may elther recelvo a ca
dotship at Wast Point or a commlsslon
in any volunic-er force hereafter ralsed.
The blll was frarnc-d by the National
ABSOClatloii of National Guardamtn at a
meeting at whieh, wo bt-IIc-ve, Virginla
w_*s not ropresonted, btrrau.a our rolli*
t#ry had no money to pay the expenses
ijW dc-legate.. Wo havo been' told, how
:v,-r, that generally speuklng the milltary
m&VQ tho proposltion thelr approval.
- ln Virginla our urganlzod and unl?
liHiuvL 'nilitia aro ?ot called "NaUocal
Cuard," but "Vlrglnla Volunteers" hnd
tho not' of ConBTflss perni.tts that namo
to be contlnuod.
A WONDERFUL MAN,
Testerday u iho Romnn Cathollo
Church throughout tho world aolemnly
but JoyouRly celebrated tho oomplotlon
of Uie twenty-flfth year of the pontlfl
onto of Leo XIn.
lt ls almost att Incredlble colnoldonce
that of tlis three Popes who alono ln
nearly 1M0 years have held that exallod
ofllco for t<venty-flvo years, tha flrst
should, acaordlhs to tradltlon, have been
the flrst Blahop of Romu, ond the last
two should oome lmm?dlately togother
nt the ond ,of the nlnoteenth oontury,
Wo know that It ls alleged that tha
longth of the bishoprlo of St. Potor Is
doubtful, and It Is even stated that ho
never iru at Rome at all, but wo aro
not oonoerned. about tlils. It Is cnougli
that th? tradltlon of .tho Roman Catho?
llo Churoh Is that St. Potor was Blshop
ln Romo twenty-flvo years, and lt ls
also a hlstorioal faot that no othor Popo
over hold that offlce from that dny to
thln who oontlnuod in offlco os long as
St. Poter ls sald to have dono untll Popo
Plous IX.. who dled ln 1878. Hls suc
cessor waa Cardinal Pecol, Pope Leo
XIII., a man 'thon stxty-eight yoars of
ngo nnd In delleate health. No one
dreamed that ho would llve as long as
ho has, but he has outlaated all of hls
Cladstone. Vthe Grand old Man," was
born. ln 1809, the samo year wlth tho
Pope, and whilo he did not e_c?od Loo
XIII. in llterary acoompllshments, he
palos bealdo hlm in tho great age frhlch
tho latter haS, reaohed and ln tho mnx
velous power whlch tho Popo has exer
clsed for oonservatlam and sound doo
trine on great modern questlons,
Not Cathollcs alone have felt tholr
admlratlon for the Intellectual aohievo
ments of the Pope. The powor of hls
great offloe has boen unlformly exor
clsod in behalf ot the soundeat and saf-^
03t*prInolples whlch relate to proporty
and government. In thlB ho hns glven
new emphasls to tho' cooservatlvo power
of tho Cathollo Church ln tlmes ot tu
mult and revolutlon. It Is certain that
no anarchlst or revolutlonary soclollst
Is found in the ranks of falth ful Cath?
ollcs, though the Pope hifffself has, ln
respoct to the Republlcans of , Pranco
and tho United States, plaood himselt
atlirmaUvelyon tho slde of popular gov
ernmont. Hls confllot wlth the Italian
government ond ? hi_ voluntary socluslon
ln tho Vatloan oa a self-restralnod
prlsonor is apart from our preeent oon
Tho Pope'a temporal kingdom ls a
mcro flgment compared wlth tho splrl?
tual lnfluonce whlch he oxerslses through
the Cathollo Churoh upon the world,
and wo havo always thought that hls
dlgnity and hls benoflclent Influence
were not Incroased by demandlng a
recognltlon os a temporal soverelgn,
when our Savlour hlmself declared "My
Kingdom ls not of thls world." However
that may be, we write this from the
vlew of a non-Cathollc, and as a trlbuto
from such an one to a Pope, who will
stand In hlstory as one of the m03t dls
tlngulshed that ever oecupled tha Papal
throne. , >
DEFEATOFTHE ALDRICH BILL
As an Independont proposltion we should
never have favored the Aldrlch blll, for
lt presupposes a fals. currency system
and a aurplus. Wo do not bolleve In the
present currency system, nor do we be?
llovo tn tho Republlcan system of taxa
tlon whlch takes more money from the
pockets of the peoplo than la needed for
the" expenses of the government, and plles
up ahuge surplus In tho treasury.
Wo belleve in froe banklng and a tarlff
for revenue only. Glvon those condltlons.
thore wouid be no currency famtnes and
there wouid bo no surplus.
Our currency system Is about as bad as
lt well could bo, and varlous efforts bwve
beon made to patch it up, but it Is llke
putting new cloth upon old garments. The
wholo system needs to be radlca)l>' ro
formed, and the country wlll nover bo
freo from flnanclal- dlstress from tlme to
tlmo untll thls Is dono. But so long as the
present system ls In force, so long as the
money ls bolng drawn out of the channels
of. trade and plled up ln the transur.v.
some means must bo devlsed ot gottlng It
out. Thls has been golng on year attor
year... rtid evory now and then tho Sec?
retary of the Treasury has \had to antl
clpate Interest, or buy ln bonds whloh
han'o not matured. or resort to some
such devlce to forco the money out of
the treasury back lnto clrculatlon. There
Is at thls tlme an onormous demand for
money In the legitlmato branchos of
trado and Industry. Speculatlon has
been very qulot for some tlme, and com
paratlvely llttlo monoy has been usod in
thls way, buUloans hnvo been Increaslng,
nnd tho banks haiire had all that they
could do to meot tho domurids.
In this crisls tho sub-treasury ls draw
Ing day after dny upon tho banks nnd
deplctlng the reservos by mlUIAns, when
there ls no neod whatever of thls money
for government purposes. The Secretary
of the Treasury would glndly leavo the
money In the banks or In tho pockets
of the peoplo. bul ho ls powerless to pro.
?.ent lt from comlng In. and thore ls no
way for hlm to turn lt Joone, excopt by
dcposlting It In tho banks. The Aldrich
1,111 provlded thnt thls money could be de*
posriled as fast us Iho surplus nccumulated
agalnst Becurltles othor than Unllod
States bonds. Evory provlsion wns taken
ln the Aldrich bill to protect tho govern?
ment, and lt was pr&rlded also that tlie
government should recelvo a small rato
of Interest on funds thus deposlted. Had
tho bill passed, government absorptlnn
would havo caused no uneaslness ln the
buslness world und tvould hau-o <-aused
no dlstress. for the Secraary could havo
put tha money out as fast as It camo In.
As lt is, tha accumulatlon goes on. aii*.
|t may bo necessary hy and by for the
Secretary to take mattera lnto hia own
hands, a* he dld isoveral months ago,
jn order to prevent a money panic.
Senator Bailey took Uke .anslbhi vlovv.
Ho is. owposed to the whole Republlcan
sy.vtem. but ho ls in fa>/or of any
measure: that promlsos rellef, oven though
lt be but a tempnrary expe-liontf w?
cannot tee what ls to be jjained by with
drawlng rnohey from clrculailoii anci pilipg
U up ln tho treasury- lf the BepulJiicans
wtu uka it _v.-i_y. iv?_ _t_ aulte wiihiii*
to ald thom In tholr effdrt- to (flve It
back, lt seems to US that tho Dern6?
crats havo made a miaUke ln deferU*
Ing th* blll.
_t_i_:__2C___? _ 5__S
FARM LABOR SCARCE.
Farmers from varlous seotlons oi the
State are oomplalnlng of the sdaroity of
litbor. Thls ls duo to the fa.ot.that many
of tho negro Uborera have gon* off to
tho rnlrteS , or to the rallroeds or lnto
servlce at'the North, whlle others haVe
rented or purohased little farms and are
dolrtg business on thelr own aooount.
Thero are many negro farmers ln Vlr?
glnla, and our information ls that nearly
all ot them nre/ dolng flrst-rate and are
But tho soarolty of labor ls m problarn
whloh the farmers Of Vlrglnla must con
front, and the solutlon ls pussllng them
no little. The negro problem ln the blaok
bolt of Vlrglnla seems to be not so muoh
what the whltes wlll d,o *rlth the negro
as what they wlll do "wlthout hlm. Vlr
glnians havo beon acoustomed to negro
labor, and ift is altogether the most sat
Isfactory labor, beoause they know how
to deal wlth the negro laborers, who have
been ralsed on the soll better than they
know how to deal wlth forelgnera.
But whlle the problem ls perplexlng,
wo are oncouraged to believe that lt wlll
all work out for the best. Our Informa?
tion Is tthat the mostk successful farmers,
certainly throughout Southsldo Vlrglnla,
aro thoso who do tholr own work, wlth
tho asslstance of thelr boys, and that
wherevor you flnd an Indusjrious farmer
wlth two or three industrious boys, who
will tlll thelr own soll, you wlll flnd pros?
Vlrglnla is ln noed of moro farmers of
this charaoer, and that is why thls paper
has so perslstently urged Oh? State to ad
vortlse for sottlors. Wo havo plenty ot
land. In faot. wo havo too muoh land
for tho nurnber of farmers, and tbat ls
why so many land . owners ln Vlrglnla
aro "land poor." But lf "we oould get a
conslderable number of thrlfty farmers
from othor seotlons to oome here and pur
chase a part of our lands and work
them wllh thelr own hands and Improvo
them, we should soon havo a greater
prosperlty throughout th* agrloultural
Mayor Taylor waa rlght ln votolng the
ordlnanco provlding free streot oar
transportation for members of tho
Councll. The ordtnanoe ls olearly ln
confllot wlth the splrlt of the Constl?
tutlon, and does by indlreotlon what lt
ls not lawful to do dlrootly.
Moreover, lt glves Councllmen a cer?
tain omolument not provlded for ln the
charter ond not contemplated by thoso
who framod' the ohartor. Councllmen
well understood that they were to serve
gratultously when they accepted the po?
We are not dlsposed to be. nlggardly
and we thlnk that those members of the
Councll who honestly serve the clty
with no other purpose than the dlscharge
of a civlo duty earn muoh moro than $50
a year. But wo thlnk lt a bad prece
dent, and lt may bo that Counclls to
aome will voto themselves othor por
lt ls proper for Counollmon to be re
Imbursed for any expenaes thoy may In
cur ln attendlng to the publlo buslnoss.
but Mayor Taylor has shown that tho
actual cost of street car faro could not
excood $10 a year to eaoh Councllman,
whereas the ordlnanoe providas for $50.
It wouid appear from thls, therefore,
that Councilmen aro to racelve $10 for
street car fare and $W as a gratutty.
Wo agree with Mayor Taylor that the
ordlnanco ls wrong ln prlnclple anddan
gorous ln Its tendoncy, and we say to
Councilmen that tho game is not worth
tho candle. , .,.
AN ACTOR'S REBUKE.
During the progress of a p.rformance
In a New York theatre recently, an actor
_avo tho audlence a stlnglng rebuke. It
was a fashionablo audlence, and somo of
the dlplomats were present, but thoro
was much talklng,, and when tho actor
could stand lt no longor he sald: "Thls
talklng muat oease, or I shall order the
curtain rung down. It ls dlBturblng not
only mysolf, but othors ln the audlence,
and lt haB becomo unbearable. I am a
very patlont man, but lf thls noise con
ilnues I shall stop tho parformance."
This recalls the rebuke of Theodore
Thomas, the famous orchostra leader.
When playlng ln o Now York theatre,
we thlnk, several porsons perslsted in
talklpg. Flnally Thomas rapped tho
orchestra to sllonce. lt was all done so
suddenly that tho voJcos of tho talkors
wero easlly dlstlngulshed as the muslc
ceased, and naturally they becamo un
comfortably oonsplcuous. Whon tho mu
slcians looked ln porploxlty to tlio leador
to know what It meant, ho bowed polltoly.
and sa...: "Kxcuse mo, gentlemen; I fetircd
we were dlsturbln. the convorsatlon."
OUR T. P. A. EDITION.
As alroady announced, The Tlmes-Dls
.atch will bo run for one day ln the early
'uturo by the members of tho T. P. A.,
md our readors may expect one of the
?plclest papers ever Issued from n newa
!>aper olllce In Virginla. Tho members
if the T, 1*. A. are llve, wldo-awake men,
md whlle thoy havo not had trainlng ln
newspapor work, they utiderstond II
oplcs, they know what ls n?ws and they
cnow how to cliscnss questlons nf the
lay. They ulso know how to tell a good
tory, and they wlll make a paper that
vlll be a credlt to themselves and of in
ercst to the general public,
There is wnr over in North Carollna, or
thero is very llable to be, between sev?
oral of tha ambiilous towns. Greensboro,
Charlotte, Ralelgh, Durham and perbaps
others are after each other's halr, and
It is all about the locatlon of two monu?
ments that aro to be erected by the
United* States government. aeuerals
Nash and Davldson were North Carollna
heroes, who flgured extenslvely and glo
riouBly ln the Hevolutionary War.1 At
the session of Congross whlch wlll clpse
at noon to-day a bll) was pa$se.d appro
priatlng. the necessary money to ereet nt
Kome point ln th& Old North State monu?
ments to tholr memory. und lt ls left to
the S-ile authoritles to declde where tho
same shall bo placed. All the cltles
riamtd nnd porhaps other towns want
them; all are making Ihe llves of those
who are to mako the decision. as miser
__j_ as _o___ie. iuid. in_dvuiuliy thev u.-e
tnaJtlhg lt warm with ?-?h ethefc Both
the horoee have alrcady boen honored by
havih* douiitlM named for them( ahd
G-ri.ral Wnth' haa bsen further rethom
bered by hAVlng a beautlful square In tha
Olty ot fcaleigh cs.ll?d by hlfi tiame. The
peopli |?v,the capltal olty thlnk Nash
Square lt tha proper plaoe for tha Nftah
tn 'k recelift__Je_c7rth."*New Orleans
Flcaynn. the followlng advertlsam.nti,
brlef and to. the point, appearsdl
"I am applying for a commutatlon of
eontenoe, tieorge Thompson."
"I am applying for a commutatlon of
sontonce. John Batlste."
"I am applying for a pardon. Joe Bell."
The expfanatlon la thls: These men are
convleta who are applying for pardon,
and under. a law that seems to be peou
llar to Jjoulalana (we nover heard of the
Uke elsewhere), they must gtve notloa ln
aome paper of thelr lntention bo that any
perBon or persons having cauae to op
pose or to favor tho appllcatlna may hftve
an opportunity to bo heard before the
pardonlng power takes action. This Is,
ln our opinloh, a good law that mlght
serve a good purpose ln Virginla as well
as In Lottlslona,
The aentlment TtTfavoFof woman's mit*1
frage haa galned sufflcient headway in
the State of New Hampshire as to make
ari eieotlon on tha questlon of giving to
women the right to vote necessary. The
electian wlll.be held on the 10th of thls
month, wlien the men wlll vote on an
amendment to the Constltutlon, whloh, If
adopted, wlll glve to the women of New
Hampshire all the rlghta at the ballot
box that, tha men now enjoy. We know
of no better State than New Hampshire
ln whloh to practlcally test woman suf
frogo, ahd for our part we are lnollned
to wlsh the women suooess.
It la falr 7o prestime that the escapado
of the Joliy tars ln the Newport News
harbor will not result ln the blowlng up
of the Malno No. 2 by the infuriated po?
llce foroe of that port.
' The deadlook that was broken at Dover
in tlme to get Dolawaro back lnto tha
Unlon before thls Congress adjourns was
the longeat and most stubborn ln the
hlstory of deadlocks.
Prealdent Roosovolt Ls lnvltod to Chl?
cago' io "ohoer up." alx bables having
boon born ln one houso in that olty last
A _.oxloan"^ultT-lnTiTlonalro has acou
mulated a oargo of Mr. Carnogle's horror
of dylng ^rlch, and pioposea to shake lt
off by paylng a portlon of hls country-s
The troublcTwlth Vlck, the oolored
posWtter at Wllson, K. 0., who fallod
of reappolntmont, seoms to havo boen
that he waa too popular with white folks
of the Democratlc atrlpe.
It ls not now believed that Prealdent
and Mayoralty Candidate Ingalls wlll
need his prlvato car for a trlp up the
Salt Rlver road after the Clnclnnatl eloo
The lamb has tho advant ige so far ln
Maroh weather, but March is mlghty
young yot, and the llon ls doubtless ly
Ing low for futuro buslness.
With coal comlng down toward old
pricea, ice down to twenty cents a hun?
dred pounds, and the sprlngtlme comlng,
"Gontlo Annle," llfa Is agaln worth llvlng,
The thlrteen-yoar-old boy who haa been
dolng tho Old Point and Norfolk hotols
ls maklng an early start for the penlten
It ls safo to predlct that Congress wlll
adjourn to-day without approprlatlng th ,t
$7,000,000 that Secretary Cortelyou wants
It is not necessary for Speaker Hen
derson to explaln what he is mad about.
Evorybody who cares about lt already
The Norfolk Dispatch names A. C. Brax?
ton for presldent ln 1&04, prlnolpally bo-.
oause he ls the father of the Corporatlon
To "Constant Rea'der": No, the Senate
was not called ln extra session just to
hear the case of Apostle Smoot.
Let us hope that the bold burglara wlll
leavo a llttlo of the good vlllage ot Ches
ter for seed.
Speaker Henderson.- llke February, goes
out after the manner of the roarlng Hon.
With a Comment or Two.
p; the majority of the people want the
now Constltutlon, -Jt wlll not be necessary
to proclalm lt; lt they do not want lt,
lt wlll be proclalmed, even If such a course
involves the most saored pledges of the
Democratlc party.?Shenandoah Herald,
What can be the matter wlth the es
teemed Herald 7 Has U been asleep ever
slnce "'way yonder las* year?"
The mlnlstors of Vlrglnla who flll thelr
part of the eontrao- and return marrlage
llcenses to the courts wlll flnd no fault
wlth tho emlnently proper measure now
before tho Legislature, and which pro?
vldes that a flne ot from $5 to $10 ahall
bo Imposed upon those who fall to make
such return.-Norfolk kedger.
But what about the large number, and
evldently thoy are ln the majorlty, who
nro so forgetful as'not to flll thelr part?
Well, they ougiu to be. tlnod hoavlly.
"Comlng from that souroe. *we temper
anc* follts' ls good," remark- the Rlch
mond Tlmes-Dlspatch, anent a recent ex
presslon used by the Advartlser. Do you
monn to lnslnuate?-MontKomery Advar?
No "references ta alluslons" were made,
The suggestlon of Mr. Bowen that the
Czar of Russla name one arolters who,
slttlng as a oourt of arbltratlon, ln ac
cordance wlth tha prlnclples of The
Hague agreoment, shall pass upon tho
preferentlal troatniont Issue, is an ex
ceedlngly happy cpmpliment to the mon
arch who was the speclal promotar of
the Internatlonal peace congress.-Atlanta
But, "they do say." the Czar s any?
thlng but pcoud of the paaco congress he
A Buncombe county" woman is sulng
George W, VamlerbHt becauso of the
drownlng of her husband in Ihe Fronoh
Broad River, alleglng tfaat the boat ho
was using whlle worklng foi the mllllon
alro was defectlve.-"~har|ptte Obseryer.
Vanilerbllt wlll doubtless be willing to
pay heavy damsgen lf ft can P? shown
that a deacendant of the great Commo
4orc has flouted. a, <U'fectlv? *>?fttr
IXAILt btAB,*,- MARCH 4.
4i8_ P. M.?Ato last Sunday's breakfaat.
7i42 A. M.?Doh't know when we'Il get
Monday mornlng's supper.
Moral.?Don't cross a brldge untll you
get to lt,
* * ?
They say tha ourfoW bells -were tolled.
We liaVe our doubts about tt. There wore
nn lights ln those old days. They weni to
bed wlthout it,
* * e
If we dldn't have six hungry youngsters
after us for- bread and sugar, we'd Join
the oemotery committee of Manohester and
go out at every meotlng, just to look into
those brown oyes and baak ln tho .weet
ness of that voloe. , _,
We'd go out to tho graveyard eveiy
aftornoon for? a waik, and we'd hsunt tne
shadowa of the houso, for our hesrt ia
so susoeptible to tho oharm* of SV"" ?**
volco that wo can't help expresslng our
admlration. , . .? ,_
And we have more than a m nd to go
over to Manohester and run for the oeme
tery committee anyway.
Little drops of water, mixed with lemon
Wlth ""stick*' and sugar, make the very
We aro never anythlng If not previous,
Thorefore lt la that about thla tlme of
year wo start out on u hunt for a ball
room, with windows all around, and nets
over eaoh; with an lce cooler ln the cor?
ner, and a bath-tub in the other oomer,
and plenty of shado all around the houso,
and far away from all streot car llnos.
Wo always look for a plaoo every sum?
mer, and we never flnd one.
As a result,- we have to keep cool by
sleeplng out on the woodahed,
But we are stlll looklng for such a place,
and we would be glad lf some ot our
friends would put us next.
? ? ?
Now, doth the busy boe lmprove -each
shlnlng hour and mlnute? We don't be?
llevo a word of It. We thlnk there's
nothlng ln It. ,
Did Jack and Glll go up a hlll,
Or did they chaso tho duck?
Water would not throw them down,
'Twas not a case of luck,
? * ?
If Mr. Harry Glenn were not sueh a
popular fellow ho would be abla to get
there ln tlme for hls dinner.
But wo know a fellow who was ln the
pangs of starvation, and who invlted Mr,
Glonn to go wlth hlm to breakfast.
They started down Maln Street from
Nlnth to Klrkwood's, and lt took three
hours and twenty mlnutes to get there,
and then dinner was over and they wero
preparing for Supper.
Now, lf Mr. Glenn had not beon so
popular and he had not been Btopped
so much on tho way and asked for hls
oplnlon on the Klng case, he would not
have mlssed hls breakfast.
f jffn ffour &)ith
.7, . . - h^h-h-h-.^-.-w,-,-,^!
The Frederlcksburg Free Lanco says:
"Congressman Hay, Of Virginla, in addl?
tion to havlng been chosen to preslde over
the' Democratlo caucus, has been very
prominent on the fluor of the House dur?
ing the session about to close. Mr. Hay
Is in a fair way to h??corne the leader
ot hls party ln the noar future."
Spoaklng of and condemnlhg the unseat
ing of Mr. Butler, of Mlssourl, ln tho last
House of the presont Congress, the Nor?
folk Virglnlan-Pllot say3:
"It is not tho unseatlng of a Congreas
man with six thousand majorlty to hla
crodlt-^though that wero a flagrant
enough outrage?that makes thls ctu-a
so much a mattor of concern to every
cltizen of tho country. It' was tho ab
solutely despotlc and rovolutlonary meth?
ods by whlch the unseatlng was accom
pllshed and tho anarchlstlc precedent
thereby establlshed that should exclto
tho publlc iudlgnatlon and alnrm. Indoed,
thero Is no othor leglslatlve body outslde
of the United States ln whlch tho course
of the chalr and the majorlty in thls case
wouid not have preclpltatod a rlot ln
The Petersburg Index-Appeal aaya:
"Let us all take off our hats ln honor of
the chlef of pollce of Staunton, the offi
cial who had the humanlty and tho cour
age' to enforco tho laws of Vlrg'nla
agalnst cruolty to anlmals, and to mako
a brutal drlver unhltch an underfed and
ovorloaded horse and carry the, anlmal to
a noarby.stable to be fed and r'estod untll
It could galn strength enough to do Its
work. Tlia example ls worthy of omula
tton all over tlie State and everywhere,"
The Staunton Argus says: "'The Mayor
of Richmond votood the ordlnance passed
by Counclla allowlng eaoh member as
much as flfty dollars a year for street
car fare, Mr, Taylor did right; men bub
bllng ovor with patrlotls'm to be spent ln
servlng their people should pay for tholr
rldes or waik."
The Nawport Nowa Press says: "Sootal
equality of tho races Is an Imposslbillty,
Bookor Washlngton says. And Booker
has boen a guest at the Whlto Houso,
North Carolina Sentiment.
Tho Charlotte Observer takes pleaaure
ln reoordlng the followlng faots;
"Tha Ralolgh Tlmes observes that no
legislator has yet Introduocd tho usual
amendment to tho revenue blll to lmpose
a ttix on bachelors. Thls suggests an*
othor fact, and that a, most gratifylng
one. that thls Leglslature is free from
a funny man. Thla character has made
the mexnory of former Icyrlslatures
nlghtmaro, lt ho does not devolop ln
thls one?and lt soem* that he wouid have
dono so before now lf he were golng to?
thls Genornl Assembly wlll go on record
as ono enjoylng a unlque and most pleas
ing dlstlnotlon." ". \
Of a model Carolina town the Ashe
villo Cltlisen has thls to say:
"You Just slmply qan't down Greens?
boro, It's got moro publlc splrit and en
terprlsa ln lt than any other North Car?
olina town to-day and that's why, whon
U goos after a ihlng. lt always gots It.
Tho last prljo lt has seoured ls the ool
Wgo to bo ostabllshed ln thls State.by
tho Protestant Mothodist Church,"
Of the Watts Ilquor law tho Green
ville Refloctor. a. staunnh temperanco pa?
"Another good feature of thls law ls
thnt any town upon giving presorlbed no*
tloe can hold an electlon for problbltlon
or dlspensary und lid Itself of saloons and
distlllerios. The law can oi>ly servo Its
best purpose by having the support .Qf.
nll tomporanco advocates. In the ahsenco
of a sti-onger law, se-f that the-Wtttts
till ia enforced," ?
y 1.' 1
X5tyX5*C5 and Triuniphs.
By REQlNAtD LANO. Oppyrlght by JPhmp Litti?.
" Why, t>t, J_m?lson, how fortuhate,
I want to ask aout the byoun? man or
boy, whlohever he was, who was Just
brought ln hore lnjured by belng thrown
out of a dogoart."
"1 am glad to haive been the one to
have been oallod, Mlss 'Van Nostrand.
We stippose lhat ho has conousslon ot
tho braln, and we know that ha has one
leg and ono arrn broken."
"Oh, I am so sorry, I sent my' groom
into the florlst's, and the horso, frlght
ened at some nolse or jjasslng 'folilclo,
started and ran before rreallaed what
was happenlng. 'Somewhero and somo
how, thls young fellow allmbed lnto the
dogeart, llfted me off the seat, they say,
and drdpped me over tho baok, I have
not heard any more thnn that, as I
oame up to the- flnish Just as thoy had
taken.hlm away, nnd I followed here ns
soon iis.,1 oould."
'trte Is quite young, somewnore be?
tween flfteen and seventeon, I should say.
and he looks strong and healthy, so unless
he has some Internal injurles I-shouirv
say that he would oome out all rlght wi
tlme." ~ ~_
"You do thlnk so? Oh, I am ao glad to
hear you-say that."
"Yes, Indoed, boys often break arms
and logs and ribs and naror know of It
after thoy are hoaled. I shall know bet?
ter about lt to-morrow."
"Can I come to seo him later?"
"Yos, lndeed, Miss Vnn Nostrana, you
can see him a? often as you llke wlthln
oertain hours, Your father, porhaps,
you do not know. Is ono of the trmtees
of this hospltal, and he ond hls famlly
havo certain .prlvllges,"
"Thank you, thon I wlll be here to
morrow. Good afternoon."
"It ls now two days since he wont eut
to waik," sald Shorty, ae^ho turnoa from
one of the wlndows.
"What could he want to sklp 'or?"
asked London, "you haven't been l__t
lng hlm, have you, Roddlo?"
"Boatlng hlm? I guess not I wouldn't
harm hlm for anythlng, No, slr, srmo
thlng haa happened to hlm, I am sure "
.. "Perhaps ho has beon kldnnpped for'
a ransom?" suggoatod the Engllshmxn.
"What do you.moanby that?" askfd
??''"? rlslng from hls seat, hls fsre
..o,.ilng, man. What Ib the matter
with you. Can't a fellow make a sug
gestlon wlthout your throwlng a nt?"
"But you sald kldnappod."
"Woll, lf I dld?"
"What did you mean? What?** He
suddonly stopped, chooked hlmself, and
sat down, with an assumed alr of boing
satlsfled. "O, well, I love the boy, seo?"
"Say, boys, Reddle ls gettlng. roman?
tlo; he aaya that he loves Bobs." Lon?
don throw back hls head and laughed.
"Npt that I love Bobs .less, but I love
boodlo more, Reddlo. you mako mo
weak. 'Pon honor, you do."
"None of your ohaff, London. I aln't
of much account, I know, but that boy
was everythlng to me. He was a clover
chap, an' I don't bellevo ho run away,
"What could he have done? No one
wouid steal hlm for hls money or
don't care, he nover run away."
"Do you thlnk he's dead?'
"I hopo not?I?well. I can't say any
moro, but I hope not."
"Hallo!" exclalmed Shorty.
"What's up?" i
"Guosb thls ls hlm.'
' What do you mean. Read lt," gasped
Reddle, actually turnlng pale.
"The young man, perhaps tt wouid be
moro correct to say tho boy. who ef
focted the darlng rescue of young Mlss
Van Nostrand the day bofore- yosterday,
is still unconsclous, but tho doctors oay
that he wlll undoubtedly rocover. It
wlll be weeks, If not months. before he
ls out agaln, and In the meantlme Mr.
Van Nostrand has glven orders that
nothlng shall be npared for hla comfort.
He ls ln the Merrlvelt hospital."
"Get n paper of yesterday and see
A nowspaper was brought and eagerly
scanned. The descrlptlon answared to
Bobs. but what were they to do? They
could not clalm hlm, as thoy wero too
"It's no ubo, boys," sald Reddle, ' we 11
Just have to walt. that's all. If wo go
and see hlm they wlll spot us and know
that he's one of the gang."
"No ono knows mo," broke In London.
"I can go to see hlm easlly enough. I
can have lost a son and be looklng him
"Yes, you mlght go, I supposo. The
police are not onto you yet." .
"Of courso not. I wlll go, and as soon
as we seo how the land Ues wo can make
"Good Idea. London. When wlll you
"Now. Why not? Dl get an old coun?
try farmer makeup and do the p ous
father aet. Goodby, you chaps. I'm off.'
"Tell hlm we are waltlng for hlm. old
fellor." ' /
"All rlght, boys, I'll glve hlm all tho
loving messages from tha boys ln tho
old town up country."
"How do you feel, my lad?"
"Thank you, I don't just know. Where
am I? What ls all thls stuff around my
"Never' mlnd now. Havo you any
name that we can call you by?"
"I don't know of any. Suppose I had
one. Where did I come from, any
"Nover mlnd now. Do you know
know thls young lady?" '
Tlie boy turned hls eyes towards tne
volce and saw a tall pretty glrl h>ok>ng
at him. Ho stared at the face for a
few mlnutes. _ ,,?v,Bra
"That face," he murmured, where
have I seen it? Somewhero, some
Wnobs? had been better educated ir.some
ways than would be expected, as Reda.e
know the value of knowledge and good
aSdress Tn^ny business. Thls would ac
C?.^u%rohln"otarorwhere you saw
""No. no, somewhore-that face-where
W"Myt'naVme is Anita Van Norstrand. I
^"Yo^wer^'hurt the other day whlle
saving thls WUS5? ??$:? ?<9' Can
vou not recal anythlng t ???-..._
y> _avlng--you.ng lad/s-llfa? No, I ro
membor nothlng. Jfcw was 17"
"You cllmbed Into a dogcart and got
her out and then trled to drive the
horse. He-fell and you were thrown
out" Your father carne down from the
country to eee you.'
"My father. hhve I a father? I don't
seem to remember hlm."
"Yes he came from Vermont, but had
to ao' back agaln soon, He gave us
the namo'of Edward Morgan. He sald
that your name was Robert Morgan and
that you were oommonly called Bobs."
"B^ibs. Bobs, that's a funny name,
"You do not rocognlne lt?
"No." A' puu-led exprosslon cama
over the boy's face,
"J3obs," he muttored; "Bobs," where
have I heard tha*. before?"
"Wlrv, that ls your name,"
"And where dld I ooma from?"
"Never mlnd, i.ow, Bobs, you muat
g4?t. Is tjiere wiythln* that you wpwld
llke that Mlsa Von Norslrand can got
for you?" '
"Not how?Bobt, Boba?funny nam.
but l've heard it somewhoro." '
"Wo botter leavo hlm, Mlss Anlta, In
a fow days hls head wlll be all right,
atid thon wo oan flnd out what We want,
Ho r.ooms a nlce chap, hut hta momory
ls complotoly gone at presont."
"Wlll lt ever como back7"
"It may, or lt may not. It la lm&oa
?tble to loll." " .
"Poor follow. It ls too bad."
"Yos, but lt wlll make but llttle dlc.r.
once In tho ond, Ho la young, and, aa
your father says thnt ho lhtends to pro?
vlde for hla futuro, lt mattera but,llttlo '
whother ho rocalls tho past, aa he has
"Perhaps that Is true. Papa wlll see
that ho haa overy dhanco. -He cannot say
enough In pralso of hls courago."
"It was a pliicky, as woll as a oobl thing
lo do. It i? a plty that h? dld not drop
oft the back of the dogcarfwlth you."
"Well, ho did hla best, and he deaerves
oredlt for that."
"He dosorves great credlt It ls only a
plty that he ahould hava to suffer for hls
"Can I see the houso surgeon?"
"Dr. Jamleson? Yea, slr, step right ln
and I wlll spoak to hlm. What namo shall
"My name la Morgan." Ho wouid not
know lt. I have como to ask about a
The attondant doparted nolselessly, and
Mr. Morgan arose and looked about tho
"Pictures of tho founders, I tako lt,"
ho, muttorod to hlmsolf, as ho looked at
aome: portralta on tho woll. Hearing foot
steps, ho quickly rosoated hlmself.
"Yos, slr." Ho roao. "I havo como to
Inqulre about a boy that waa brought
horo Injured a few days sinco. I have JuBt
come from tho country to seo my Bon, and
flnd that he ls mlssing. Ths descrlptlon
of tho young chap who atopped a run
away caught my oyo and answered to my,
son, so I camo to seo If it waa he,"
"Yes, you oan seo hlm, If lt wlll relleve
your mlnd, I must ask your name agaln."
"My namo ls Edward Morgan, and I am
from Vermont. I am a farmer, as, por?
haps, you can guesa." He smllea aa he
looked out of hls one eye at tho doctor.
"I wear thls patch over my eye bocaiue
I got hlt whllo worklng In the hayloft.
and lost the alght of lt, and I .thought
lt klnd of.lookod better." - j
"lf you wlll como with me, Mr. Mor?
gan, I have no doubt you wlll soon be
able to tell us lf thla Is your son or not."
London followed tho doctor, hls dtagulse
ontlrely conceallng hla ldentlty from any
one that might have known hlm, Tho
long black coat and old style hat carrled
out the character to perfectlon.
"Whon dld thls boy come here, doctor r"
?"Throe daya ago. He was brought from
tho avenue noar by. He saved a young
lady's llfo, a Mlss Van Nostrand, by run?
ning and Jumplng up behlnd hor dogcart.
Tho ftorBe was running away, and tho boy
dropped her out of the back of the cart
and then plucklly attcmpted to stop tho
hcrse. Ho was thrown out, and is stlll
unconsclous. Tho young lady's father has
glven orders that no money shall ba
spared to save hlm."
"Poor lad, ls ho so badly hurt?"
"He has not recovered hls senses qulta
yet, but we hope for tho bor>t_ ?. He ia a
strong, healohy chap, and if there are no
Internal compllcatlons. or lf tho splno or
braln'has not been hurt. I thlnk that he j
will pull around ln tlmo. Wlll you ^bo |
long In New York '"
"No, slr. I am not rloh enough for |
that. I havo to get back to the farm ;?;
to-morrow. I havo been here now two
doys waltlng for hlm to turn up."
"Well, Mr. Morgan, hero ls tho boy, Ia
The man looked at tho lad aa he lay
on the bed, and turned to tho doctor.
"Yes, lt ls poor Bobs, dootor, jur*
enough. Good deal brulsed about th*
head, you say.'
"Yes.. he has concusslon of the brain,
in some degreo; It ls impossible to state
"Will hls head bo all rlRht, when he.
comes out of lt, you thlnk?"
"O, yes; I thlnk so. It Ib a very com?
mon thlng to iKw/e happen. You see, he
probably struck the post or the curb
stono. It ls fortunate that' hls head ls
not smashed or hls neck broken."
The old man sat down llmply ona
chalr at the foot of the bed and gazld
at tho boy.
"Poor chap," he murmured; poor llt?
"Cheer up, Mr. Morgan; cbeer up.
We'll take good care of hlm. Wlll you
please glve mo hls name, so that we
can enter lt on the books. T should I'.ko
your address, too, so that we oan com
munlcato wlth you, lf he becomes com
"Hls name? O. hls name ls Robert
Morgan, he Is between slxteen and seven
teon years of age. My. name ls Edward
Morgan, HUlsldo farm, near Burlington,
"thank you, we wlll write you or see
that word ls sent you."
"I should tako it klndly If.yoti did. I
believe that ho had a Job here ln some
shop, but tho namo has escaped me at
present. I'm not used to so much nolse.
l7-uess Now York Is a terrlble. blg place
aftor tiie country. But I'm keep ng you
and I can do no good here. so I'm go
'""Very well, Mr.. Morgan. Rest easy,
we will sea hlm through. Kr Van Nos
trand ls one of tho trustees of this hos
Prital so vou oan see that he is ln a
_ood nlace. and, all chance, too.
'Yes I suppose that the Lord's hand
was ln' It. Well, thank you klndly. doo?
tor, good day. Poor lad, poor lad."
When he reached tho. streot he walked
slowly away tlll he roaohod the corner,
and, turnlng lt. ho called a cab and was
drlven swlftly away.
(To bo oontlnu?d,)
I e i
Short Talks to the Legislature.
Roanoko Tlmos: About tho greatest ser?
vico the Legislature haa rendered the StaU
thus far is tho brlnglng of the Campbell.
Crawford caso to a flnal termlnatlon. Ol
all the farces and follles ever commltteo.
by a represeiuntlvo body we bellove tihU
takes the cukc.
Norfolk Ledgor; It ls gratifylng Indeed
to know that the major .y, at least, of
tho\Campbell-Crawford commltteo are.ln
favor of o law-abldlng Judlcinry, and that
there Is a prospect of Vlrglnla belng
saved from tho cllsgrace of Jiavlng its
Legislature attempt to whltewash tn?
Charlottesvllle Progresst The Roanoke
Tlines has a stlnglng and, ln our oplnlon,
well merlted crltlclsm of the actlon of
thf Legislature ln votlng down every
proposltlon looklng to tho appolntment
of a commlsslon to adjust the laws pf tha
State to tho new Constltutlon. The Tlrnes
lutimates thal the members must P?'M_
norant of the general charaeter or tne
publlo crltlclsm upon thelr aotlon, or
rnther thelr Inactlon.
Henry Bulletin: The Legislature ?S on
tho rlght traolc when lt beglns to con
sidor the proprioty of lmprovlng the pub?
llo roud system through State jegisiatlon
ond Stato aid. It has been urged.several
tlmos ln these.columns that good roads h:
a particular looallty are by no means ?
subject of wholly local ooncern. Al) the
cltlzans of tho Stata are interested in
good roads ln each county, Oood roads
nro costly at thelr flrst introduction. and.
tho ored|t and flnancial power of the
vvfoole Stato ls needed to launcfy tbew.