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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1003.
A POST MORTEM.
Our Washington correspondent in dls
cusslng the defeat of the Aldrich bilf
says that aside from all questlons as to
the merits of the measure, the Demo?
crats presented the strongest argument:
that the advocates, could not ovorcomo
the objectlons of tho feature of the bill
whlch allowed the loanlng of gwernment
funds to banks at ono and one-hatf por
cont,, whilo banks could loan tho money
at six per cent. ,
If tho ndvocatos of the Aldrich blll
were not ablo to meot thls objectlon they
must hnvo beon Ignoranl, lndoed. Sov?
eral dnj-B ago wo printed a comnninica
tlon from a woll known bahker in Rich?
mond, in whlch ho. ralsed me objectlon
that tho blll would make it unproiltable
? for banks to uso government deposlts
unloss thero should bo somo conuossion
ln tho rato of interest to be charged,
or In tho class of securltles to bo held as
collateral. Our correspondfent raisod the
followlng objoctlons to the bill:
In tbe f.rst place, ho recommends Im
posing not loss than ono and ono-half
per cont. tax on gon-ernmont deposlts
in national banks, whlle tho government
bonds held as socurity for deposlts pay
tho banka less than one and thrce
ifourths per cont. per annum; and as tho
roservo banks have to keop from llfteon
por cent. to twenty-flvo per cont. re
Benv'0 agalnst those doposlts, thoy" would,
under the passage of thls measure, fmd
eovernment deposlts a loss to them
Agaln, rallroad bonds whlch could be
taken as seourlty would not pay moro
thon three and one-hnlf per cent. per
unnum, and the presumptlon ls that
they would not bo takon at anywhere
near the prico at whlch they should bo
taken, and the amounts of same doposlts
would havo to bo so large that lt would
leavo no prollt to the banks oven nt that.
? Hls blll provldes that. outsldo of gov?
ernment bontls, no bonds shall be taken
othor thnn thoso of rnilroads that hnvo
pald dlvldonds of as much ns four por
cent. per annum for a period of ten con
socutivo yoars past.
Thls woiild (.-xclude nll tho southern
trunk llnes, siloh as the Atlantlc Coast
Llno, Loulsvllle and Nashvlllo and the
Southern Rallway, (which nro as good
as the northern roads), as none of theso
roads has pald dh'ldends of four per
cont. per nnnuni for ton consecutivo
years past; nnd although the Richmond
and Petersburg Rallroad. tho Petersburg
Rallroad. and the Wilmington and Wel
don Rallroad, whlch aro now constltuent
parts of tho Atlantlc Coast Llno systom,
linvo pald regularly u.vtdonds of at least
four per cent, per annum for ubout
twenty years past, they would bo barrod
bocauso thoy nro no longer Indlvldual
ln fact, thoro would bo a great many
rouds in the North whlch would nlso bo
exoluded under thls blll, such as
the Bnltlmore and Ohlo. Northern Pa?
clflc, Unlon.iPaclne.and tho Cenlral Pa?
clllc, and.. many -roads whoso stocks are
Bolling abovo par.
So you seo how much thls would cur
tnll tho amount of bonds to be taken by
the Secretary of tho Treasury as securlty
ngalnst deposlts. Tho amount would
nccessarlly be vory small.
As stated ih,tth'_ f.rst nart of my letter,
this reciulremont wouid eut down tho
bonds to thoso of the Pennsylvania Rall?
road, tho IUInols Central nnd tho New
York Central. whlch sell on a basls of
Its than three nnd one-hnlf per cont.
So deductlng net loss nf one-half per
cent. Interest on deposits, and consldor
Inir tlmt tho bimks have to keep from
flfteen por cent, to twonty-fivo per cent.
reservo oui of the siild gru'ernment do
]ios!ts, tho prol'.t left to tho hnnks wouid
be vory small; und under tho clrcum
stancos T do not thlnk they wouid be
wllllng to run tho rlsk of buylng tho
bonds und taking tho deposits for so
smull a profit, nnd I bellove many of
Ihom wouid kIvo up thelr doposlts, whieh
wouid lessen, Instead nf Increaso the
medlum of cxrhnngo.
It must be remembered that these gon'
ernmont deposits aro "subject to
check," yot undor thls blll thoy woro
to be protectcd by gllt-edged socurltlcs
deppsited with tho guvermnent ns col
" j'ateral, and they were to pay an Intorest
of not less than one nnd one-half por
cent. Is thero a buslncss man ln Rich?
mond who wouid not jump at a proposl?
tion of thls sort from a local bank? It
ls not the custom of Richmond hanlts to
pay any Interest whatevor on doposlts
"subject to check." A few of the U-inks
?hero pay a sinull Interest on "dally
balances," but they do not secure de
possits by PUttlng up bonds ns collateral.
Agaln, iJemocrutlo Senators should
bave known that except ln tlmes of
scarco money tho blg banks of tho coun?
try lend at a much smnllor rato of Inter?
est than six per cont. Call loans In
New York In tlmes of easy money bring
from ono and one-half to threo per
cent., and thero ls much complalnt no.iv
becauso in the present stress Ova per
cent. Is demanded on tlme loans. Bul
euppose tho banks would mako a good
prof.'t on gorernmont deposlts under the
Aldrich plan, would it not be better for
the gov^rnrnont lo get one and one-half
per cent. Interest on Its surplus thun to
keep the money In the treasury vuults
and got no Interest whatever?
For our'part, wo have Been nbuolutely
no argument against tho Aldrich bill.
Jt ?*emed to us to bo a wlso and neces
nary provlsion to meet an emergongy,
nnd It was a great mlstuke to defc-ut
lt. Slnco last Frlday. the. sub-tieasuiy
)ia? drawn ttom tho banks nearly M.OOO,
000, thus -tlll. further dcpletlng Ihe sur
olw ic-vi.>.-i;_ uuA i'lj-cliijjii the bunks
nt a tlmo wherj, hioney Ib neoded l? tha
ncUrltl.. of tfttde and nt a tlmo whert
tho government has ln Us treasury fnr
moro monoy than It hns eny hefed for.
THE PRESIDENT'S INCONSIS
In hls lottor lo iMr. Olsrko Howoli, of
tho Atlanta Con.tltutlon, on negro ap?
pointments, ProslclQiit Roosovoll snld thlvt
ho could not treat moro oolor as a bar lo
holdlng offlc- any., moro thnn ho onuld
so troat creod and .Irthplaoo-elwoys
providlng that tho appllotint Is n worthy
and woll-bohnvod Amorlcan oltliert.
"Just as llttlo," ho addod, "wlll 1 trefit
lt as conferrlng a right to hold offloe."
Tho New York Sun reprodu,ceo and
oommends thla statement from tho Pres?
ldont, btlt says that unloss ho hos
changed hla view lt does not roprosent
hls real atfitude toward the negro, Tho
Sun recalls that In a lotter published by
Mr. Roosevelt on November 27, 1002, ho
"It Is and should be my conslstent
pollcy ln every State, where tho numbera
warranted lt, to rocognlzo colorod men
of good roputo and standlng ln maklng
nppolntmonts to Offloe. '? * * ? It neems
to mo that lt ls a good thing from overy
stnndpolnt to let tho colored man know
that lf ho shows lala marked degroo tho
nualitles of good clttzenshlp-tho qiinlltios
whlch a whlte man wo foel aro ontltlod
to roward?then ho' will not be eut oft
from all hope of slmllar roward,"
Tho President may bo decchdng hlmself;
It Is a hablt that most of us havo. But
it ls clearly shown in tho extract last
quoted that ho is disposed to rocognlzo
tho negro as such and to confer offlee
upon him beeause ho is a nogro. 'Thoro
Is no warrant ln tho Constltutlon, even
ln tho Flfteonth Amendment, for thls.
The Flftoenth Amendment does not even
protect the negro from dlscrlmlnatlon ln
thls respect. It slmply says that tho
right of a cltlzen to voto shall not b*4*>
donled on nccount of race, eolor or previ?
ous conditlon of sorvltudo, Thls enact
mont was for the speclal benefit of tho
negro, but nothlng ls sald about hls right
ttV hold offlee. An eftort to engraft that
provlslon on the amondment was do
In defondtng t'hat clause ln the Con?
stltutlon of Vlrglnla whlch restrlcts the
suftrage our oontentlon as patrlotlo Vir
glninns is tliat it was necossary to rid,
oursolvos of tho menace and dertorallza
tlon of the negro vote. We did not fear
negro domlnatlon. Wo had learned how
to1 control tho negro-vote. But wo did
fear tho evll offocts of tho mothods that
many clalmed lt wns necessary to em
ploy, An so a Constltutlonal Conventlon
wns called nnd a suftrage plan adoptod
whlch hns most effectually purged thu
votlng lists. Our dofense Is that nothlng
short of a rovolutlonary measure could
accompllsh tho reform, and that, now
that tho causo Is removed, our eloctlons
shnll bo pure. If this Is not done,' if
thero ls fraud or If the?e ls roasonable
susplclon of fraud and cprruptlon in our
olectlons hereafter, our last stato wlll bo
worso than fhe flrst, for thero is now not
ovcn a pretext for lt.
But the Constltutlon cannot do lt nll.
We must havo a puro electlons law. It
must bo a radlcal measure, guardlng tho
ballot box and tbo franchlse at every
point, and It must bo rigldly enforoed.
Pass tho Barksdalo blll. Wo caro not
who is the author of tho blll; we care
not whoso name it bears. It would be
quite as acceptablo to us by any othor
name. But that is the rlght sort of a
bill. and we hopo it wlll pass wlthout
opposltlon. Let the General Assembly
scrve notlco on the people, on voters, on
candldatos and on election ofncers that
fraud and trlckery and bribery wlll not
be tolorated, and that those who try lt
will surely be punished to the full ex
tent of the law. We need a law that wlll
bo as a stern and unmlstakable edlct of
the Commonwealth. We need a law so
drastlc that It wlll leave no room for
doubt nnd will bo a warnlng to all who
wouid commlt a sacrllego.
Especlally should we serve notlco that
tho corruptlng Influenee of money must
nover moro be permltted In a Virginla
Pass tho Barksdale blll.
ELECTION OF SENATORS.
ln olden tlmes lt was woll enough for
United States Senators in Congress to
be elootod by tho Gonoral Assembly. But
tho good old custom has been so shame
lessly abused that it ls no longor good,
nnd tho pooplo must tako mattors in
tholr own hands.
Tho Senute, It would appear, wlll nover
glvo tho people nn opportunlty of vot
Ing unon such an amendmont, but there
ls anothor alternatlve. Artlclo V of tho
Faderal Constltutlon provlde3 that "The
Congross, whenever two-thlrda ot both
?houses ahall'dcom It necessary, shall pro
poso nmondmonts to the Constltutlon, or,
on tho appllcatlon of the leglslatures of
Lwo-thlrds of the soveral States, shall call
n-conventlon for proposlng amendments,"
&c. A movoment has been started to call
such a conventlon, and a resolution com
mlttlng Vlrglnla to tho proposltlon haa
beon introduced In the General Assembly,
Othor States wlll not and tho United
States Sonato wlll seo by and 'by that tlio
peoplo are ln earnest.
What other clty in the Unltod States
anywhere ln Naahvllle'a class wlll. show
a growth !:. Us bank deposlts of $1,000,
0(0 ln th'L yeara? Thls ls a real test of
a cliy's coinmerolal growth, for depos?
lts?thnt Is, the money of tho peoplo?aro
the vltallzlng force, the llfe-blood of
That'a a good statement, but we can
seo It und go lt throe tlmos better.
On December 15th, 3806. the bank de?
poslts of Richmond amounted to $10,0?;i,
001.35; on September 15th, 1902, to j:'l,
8S7.0t'j.09. It wlll bo seon from thls that
our doposlts moro than doubled during
that period. The incroaso waa $l2.?X),?jO,
or US por cont., ond thls large Incrt-asvi
ln deposlts onabled the banks ond trust
companle'R to augment their aceommoda
tions to custojnora In tho way o( loans
and dlscounts more than JS.000,000, or 73
LIQUOR AT THE CAPITOL,
II ls now a law that no llquor chall
be sold ln the Capltol nt Washlngion.
It ls sald th* amendment whlch has
ttftecied this change wns offeiy;d and,
odo-tcd as - "loUc." JXowqvw tidi\t muy
be, those who may )try to have lt re
pealod wlll flnd that th.lr ,1ob Is no
All ovor tho land It is nppnrent that
tho peoplo "havo determlned to put more
l'estralnt upon lho sale o. Ilquor thah
haa exlutod heretoforo," fitr* t?mpM
rilico Rontlment fnvors prohlbltlon, whllo
oohflervntlve senllmont supporU rogula
tlon nnd restralnt, with respect to
placeh, hoUrs nnd othor oon.dltlons.
j lt Is sald Umt "Congressmen wlll now
go about with thelr whlskoy bottles ln
tholr pockots." "VVo doubt lt, Tho
tlmo has passsd whon publlo sentlmotit
wouid ovoflook thnt Bort of thing, In
most clootlon dlstricts whero contosts
aro usually mndo tho Congrcssman
who ls in tho hablt of carrylng a whis?
key flask ln hls pockot will bo easlly
It ls tho bounden duty of CongresH
men?ns of othor people?to respect tho
laws Congrossi ima made.
LABORERS AND 5ERVANTS
Ono hundred thousnnd nogrocs nro
wanted In tho Transvnal to work ln tho
mlnes. An offort haa boon mndo to get
thom from Contral Afrlca, but wlthout
Buccess, Tho mining companles are now
looklng to China and to tho nogro pop
.ulatlon of tho Unltod' States for a sup
'ply. But wo tell them they
neodn't look to thls oountry for rollof.
Tho demand horo oxoeeds the supply.
And ln Afrlca, wo guoss, thoy havo nov?
er pald as good wages as wo havo pald
horo In Amerlca
All over tho Unltod Statos labor 13
scarce. That ls partlcularly truo with
respect to farm hands aad fomalo do
mestlcs. Wbmon, cooks, washors,
nurses and malds, flnd no dolay or dlffl
oulty ln obtalnlng situations. For cooks
especlally thero ls groat clamor. We aro
told that is ls so throughout the land^ In
St. Louls hundreds of well-to-do _am
llles have abandoned housokeeplng and
gone to llvlng ln famlly hotels. ln thls
olty many famlltes wouid follow that
suit lf there wero famlly hotels to go
to. Such hotels aro now a de.lderata
ln most of our cltles, but with the want
of them wlll como a smpply ln tlmo.
But thoso hotels wlll not Batlsfy tho
noods of the poor, nor of persons who
have largo famlllea of ohlldron,
President Roosevelt pleads fori large
famlllea, but thoy aro not desirod in
flats and ln hotolo?unloss indeed the
ohlldron aro excoptlonally qulet and
Why thls groat denrth ot farm hands
and domostlo sorvants?
Speolnl reasons may control ln speclal
localltles, but tho provalllng buslness
prosperlty is most aocountablo for, lt,
Tho manufaatiirlng Industrlos aro eni
ploylng moro mon nnd women. moro
glrls and boys than of old. Henco tho
draln on tho farmlng populatlon.
Moro clty famlllos employ^-or want to
omploy?sorvants than herotoforo. And
ln proportlon. as mon mako better
Uvlngs for thomselvoB, tho less thoy are
lncllned to seo thelr womorffolk dolng
household drudgory for thomsolvos or
What ls tho remedy?
We do not know, unless it bo famlly
hotols, and they wouid brlng relief only
to well-to-do poopie.
Won't the tlmo come when moro ot
tho famlly cooldng and washlng wlll
have to bo dono off tho promlsos, ond
when wlves and daughters of persons
of moderato means wlll be compelled to
assumo a large portlon of the house?
At a receptlon glven by leadlng women
at Tuxedo tho other nlght, Mra. Flor
once M. Stowell, who ls employed ln a
department store, declared that an ex
porlonce ln a groat Now Yorlt Btoro ln
thoso days was a llberal education to a
glrl, and was bound to bo improvlng mon
tally, physlcally and flnanclally, The
very experlence, sho said, of meeting
the different sorts Pf poopie was in It?
self a groat broadenlng influonce, and
tho syetomatl-atton of tho buslness of
tho store could not but havo Its effect
ln maklng a young woman systomatic
and ooonomlcal in hor own expondltures
of tlme ond industry.
Thero ls no denylng the fact that busl
noss tralnlng ls good for ovorybody, and
girls who work in tho departmont Btoros
got good tralnlng, But lt would' bo much
bottor for thom and for socloty lf all the
girls could have tholr tralnlng at homo.
In this prosperous land every worklng
man ought to bo ablo to oarn enough
to koop hls daughters ln comfort witnout
sondlng thom out to oarn a llvollhood
In tho stores or olsowhoro.
We venturcd to remurlc a few days ago
that tho Watts llquor law In Nortb Caro?
llna, whlch forblds tho salo or manufao
turo of whlskey anywhere in tho Stato
oxcopt in Incorporatod towns that havo
not gono "dry," had some, woalt polnts
whlch those who desiro to rlsk its vlola?
tlon would bo qulek to flnd. lt eeems
that thls is not only truo, as has boen
shown, but thoro uro some loop-holos
through whlch dlstillors and othors who
so desiro mny bo ablo to ovndo the law
logally. That tho would-ba evadors havo
dlecovorod' at loast ono of those loop
holes is shown by tho faot that tbo Logls
lature, jn its closing hours, ls Ilooded
with applicatlona usklng that small oom
munitles and straggllng eottlemonts that
have grown up around dlstillorles here
and thera throughout the Stato be Jnoor
porated and called towns. Quite a num?
ber of cross-road bar-rooms ln the ooun?
try about whlch nro two or three or
moro houses aro nsklng to bo mado
"towns". by speclal enactmont ln order
that tbe bar-rooms and dlstillorles thal
aro nlready llourlshlng in the propo_ed
"corporate llinlta" rnay romain In full
blast. Wo should presurno that tho temper
ance sentlment whlch forced the Legisla?
ture to mako the Watts law wlll prove
strong enough to keep tho samo body
from "Incorporatlii-" muuutain dlstil
lerlos ana cross-road bar-rooms.
Tlie Missourl Legislature has had be?
fore lt a blll known as tlio "dirtation
bill," It was deslgned to put a stop to
fllrtlng between young mon and sohool
girls in towns where female somlnarles
are locuiefu It ba_ bccn deroatud, _l
though lt waa asked for by the preal?
dent o. th* feinnle collego fth I<??xliigtot_
AHd .hddtiid by lottots front tienfly
?vory fomalei oollcgo ln tho Stato, It Is
saltl that the conditlon.. at l**lhgton
wer? almoBt Intolerable, as tho ttlrl stu
denta ooutd tiot go on the streot wlthout
bolnar .Ubjo.t lo ungw'U'ma'nly con
duot on tho part of the boys ?nd soma
ol! tho older residents, nnd tor this rea?
son'tho presldont of tha Institutlon ap
poalod for relief through loglslatlon.
Tho pr-sldonts and'othor offloers ot
Vlnglnla flotnal. schools d*> not noedi
speclal laws to protect thelr glrls from
tho attontlona of dudos, Thoro are suffl
clont lawa on tho books atready, nncT
whon theso and moral suaolon fail thoy
havo rooourao to blrd shot and a slnglo
Congreaa has mads provlslon for tho
oonstruotlon of flve luiUleshlps and two
trurtnlng shlpa and one trainlng brlg. lt
has also provlded for doubllng tho num?
ber of cndotg at Annapolia ond Inoroaa
Ing the enllated men of the navy by
11,000. Thaae aad othsr ltoms, togother
with thla yaar's work to ba done at tho
government'* navy yards, and oxpansoa
ot tho navy, mako up a blll of ovor
As wo understand lt, thls year*s oon
gresslonal appropriatlon blll doos not
oontaln an ltom for a now postoflloo
bulldlng ln New York clty, Tho monoy
ls not needed yot, for a slto haa not booi^
soleoted, but lt looks as though tho post?
ofllce wlll be housod ln a wlng of that
onormously largo passenger dopot whlch
tha Pennsylvania Rallroad Company pur
posea building In connootion with Ita tun
nol undor the Hudson. ,
Persona who crave admlsslon to tho
swolleet soolety in Now York aro known
to bo wllllng to pay $100,000 for a parterro
box ln tho Motropolltan Opera Houso,
but no preaent holder wlll soll. It ls
doubtful, tho newspapers say, lf any box
holdor woilld Bell for $125,000.
Gullford oounty, N. C, Ib golng to glvo
a praotioal domonstratlon of the only
way known among men and natlons to
get good roads. Gullford proposes to
ralso $300,000 by a bond lesue to bo ex
ponded ln maklng her roads good.
A Wllmlngton, N. C, alderman got
drunk, Interferrod with tho flremen who
wero extlngulshlng a blaze, got in Jall
for hls palns and is now confronted with
lmpeachmont proceedlngs. Strenuousnesa
Wllmlngton ls not ln tho Na3h-Dayid
son monumont flght now on ln North
Carolina, boing wllllng to let Ralelgh,
Charlotte, etc? do all the scrapplng and
have all tho monuments.
Tho chorus glrls who tnvadod Wall
Streot tho othor day wero perhaps the
flrst of thelr eex to provo tholr uttor
lack of fear of bulls, bears and such
anlmals, > _
Norfolk proposes to show her falth in
tho groat Jarnestown Exposltion schcmo by
ohlpplng in $200,000. 03 much aa tho State
of Virglnia has boen asked for. Good for
The Ciimmms~rociTstrlctlng blll is sori
ously throatened with domlso boforo it
can oven havo tho pleasure of occupy
lng a plgeon holo. _
Plttsylvanla county's suporvtaora bt
llove ln worRlng the machlno to, Its f ull
est capaclty, tho road machlno wo moan.
The Chlca'gcT waTnot blg onough for tho
groat Crownlnshteld- Ho wanted the
whole Illlnols. MJghty maa thls Mr.
Androw 6!i7n~egie?iTke7 tall men. He
admlts that he ls a blg man, but regrots
that ho Isn't a tall one,_ _
Tho mlnlsters proposo to do aome llvoly
moving beforo they pormlt any Sunday
fast rnovlng on tho Bpeedw.ay.
Personal and General.
Curtls J. Lyons, tho terrltorlal moteor
ologlst, has begun the sendlng of dally
reports ot weather obscrvatlons from
Honolulu to Washlngton by roquest from
, tho United States Weathor Buroau.
Secretary Moody7~?i tho nav-/> _ wlu
leave Washlngton ln a fow days for a
long trlp In the West Indles.
Rev. Dr, IC. Kohler, senior rabbl of
Tomple Both-El, Now York, has Just
beon called to tho presldency of tho Ho
brow Unlon Collogo, of Clnclnnatl, O.
Tomplo Prlmo. tho well-known con
chologlst, and author of a number of
works on tho eubjeot of gonoalogy, dlod
at Huiitlngtoii. L. I- last woek.
A blll approprlatlng WW jpr a llfo
sl.od statuo of Frances E. Wlllaru was
passod by both houses of tho Ihlnols
Leglslature on Tuosday. It l? to bo
placed ln Statuary Hall. ln Washlng?
President Jamos.'of Northwasbrn Unl?
vorslty, has outllnod plans for a groat
oelobratlon ln Chlcago at tho blconton
nlal of John Wosloy, to last ono week
to whloh prcfminent Mothodlsts from all
ovor the world aro to bo Invited.
Among tho manysliiffular provlsions ln
tho wlll of Profossor Sylvostor Wator
house, of Washlngton V"Iv?i;hU5'' waf ,a
boquest of 525,000 to Washlngton Unl?
versity, whloh shall not bo avatlablo
until tho year 20000 and not then un?
less tho prlnclpal MJfi&?* thHlls
to $1,000,000. He gavo IB.OOOto tho Mls?
sourl Hlstorlcal Soolety in 1PM, with tho
understandlng that the prlnoW wil n
terost must remoln untouohed untll
President Doubet has awansea to ylsit
Algerla In April. Ho wtll muke0* tour
inlnnd as far as Oran and Constunttne.
_? . a "**?
Remarks About Richmond,
Mannassas Journal; ?
Tho Rlohmond *en?6man who got
Senator Martin ln a "box" In thelr post;
offlee squabblo ought to open tho box
boforo thoy proooed further.
Norfolk Virglnlan-Pllot 1 _-_?,?_,
Richmond Is to havo another carnlval
thVs sprhg. And yet Richmond .wore
off a year ago with *H the vlgor that
comos of a next morning head.
Sonator Martln seems to havo P eased
sorne Richmond people and dlspleasad
others. but it takos a remarkablo and
extraoi-dlnary publlo man to pleaso all
of the poopie. Sufflce to say that tho
Senator dld hls duty as he saw lt and
ln dolng It materlally helped the clty of
Newport News VWto'. A now establish?
ment at Richmond for tho making and
Jiuklng of pies wlll havil a cnpacltyof
10,000 a day. A pltl foundry with a com
mensurat. yleld wlll ,be JooWn! J?tr*
elto ln Richmond *l*o I" ?&? ?W <utOT0'
DAILY DIARY, MARCH BTtt.
0 A. M.-Stftrted to btllld tha ftr?,
i p, m.-buiu it, ; ?_.
MOItAIit Don't alwaya let _yarytWnr
go up tn amolto, f
Little Wlllle'fl Juat elavan.
But ho's on hia way to hoaven)
l<"or he wenf to llght tha flro
In tho n.bsonco of Mnrlaj
And ha used tho can of oll?
Wllllo dldn't llka to totli ? i
A trlp a-ong tho'llno ln ttanohoaterla
worth a transfer at Sovenlh and Main
to the Kull-Stroat car.
Por thoro Is, llrst of all, tho hanglng
out plaaa for up-town Counolimeii nnd
ftll-nrounfl good follows nt Mooio *
Burko's, Where all tho g-osslp tliat M
golng around may bo landed nnd added
to boforo one renohes Bowon a.
At thls place, lf a fellow hns th?
ohnpoo to draw hls broath ln tho- ruslt
nnd hurry of thlngs. ho may loarn what
ls golng on in CliesUrllold oounty and
-wnnsboro, .'?__, .(,,,'
Thon the casy-golng oourt?^ *hJ}*
hnnga around Waahlngton ;*??"??
drug store etnros ono In tho to-.W
smllo thnt makes hlm feol llke golng
back ln tho noxt nftoon mlnuto- to got
anoiher box of pllls. .
And Mr. TonoylS cllontole hnvo all
the polltical tlps. They oan toll tlie
oxaot dato upon wrlch Congrossman
Lamb will send out hls annual packagoa
of seeds, nnd thoy know what tho Log
lslaturo ls golng to do next.
Whlle Bllly Carter knows the podl
trree of overy horso In they mandnno
Bphoro, and Alderman Abbott knows tho
hlstory of overybody' ln tho poor houso,
for he's chalrman of the commltteo.
We wouldn't mlss Walter Smlth, ot
the Flro Dopnrtment, for ho's a good
follow to vorlfy what tha othors aoy,
and tho pollco station ls alwaya full of
good follows full of nowa,
And at tho Jumplng-off placo la Dr.
Wolslger'B, who can wrlt- pootry al?
most oa good as ourseif.
The "line" la full of Just auoh people,
and there aro many whom wo.may not
havo named who are Just aa bubbllng
ovor wlth Information as the others, and
wo can prove lt all by John (Bogley, who
All tho -Elks aro beglnnlnu to aave up
to go to BoltlmoTO to attend tho meet?
lng of the Grand Lodge.
And co are wo.
Wo wouldn't mlss that thlng for a_iy
thlng, for wo want to see Arohle Burko
ohosen grand secretary, and wo are
golng to whoop thlngs up for hlm ln
tho Monumental City, and, when lt
comes to whooplng up, we know how
to whoop. ?, _ ,
Along wlth tho Elks wlll go a whole
lot of prlvate cltlzens, for a grrand lodge
meetlng ot the Elks is worth the whlle
of anybody's trlp.
? ? ?
Our good frlend, Roochlccloll, got a
lottor from Cleveland tho othor day
wlth thls Inscriptlon:
"Bocchlcclatl Brothers, Richmond, Va.:
"Tho astute mlnlon of. Postmastor
Knight knew what lt meant, for many
a tlme had he stood undor tho frlendly
shade of Rocchlccloll's awnlng to keep
out of the wet, whlle waltlng for a
South Slde car to como along.
So ho ups and takes the letter to hlm,
whlch, when tho Interlor of the envelope
was exposod, turned out to bo fpr tho
man to whom tho letter was taken,
We have good men at our postofllce,
and fow letters go aatray.
|+4H M IMHIHI I > ? ???? + ?
i&rend ofVhought ?
Sn iQixie jCandX
Knoxvllle Sentlnol: Accordlng to Sena?
tor Clay. of Goorgla, the Cuban reclproc?
lty treaty contemplates a great benefit to
the commerce of tho Soutlh. Wonder lf
the admlnlstration dldn't mako a mlstako
ln concolvlng a measure ao favorable to
Montgomery Advertlser! "I'll roar you
as gently as any suckllng dove" mlght
have beon tho Shakospoarlan motto adopt?
ed by Senator Tlllman as a preludo to
his apeech tho othor day. He really sur
prlsod tho 8ennte by making, for hlm,
a very tempwate spcech.
Blrmingham Nows: It may be tho poll
tlclans' gamo ln the Houso nt Washing?
ton now, but tho business men of the
country are watahlng tho game from tbe
blencherles, and tholr vlows may lator
take- the form of.ballots.
Nashvillo Amerlean: Tho Presldent made
a good speoch ln Now York Thursday eve?
nlng at tho meotlng In memory ot John
Wosley. It was an Insplrlng spocoh and
onu to bo road by "men doslrous to llvo
ln tho soft places of the earth and to
wallt easlly on lifo'a Journey," Such a
spoeoh will atlmulate them to hlgh en?
Dallas Nowa: Presldent Roosovelt has
appointed fowor colored mon to offlco
than Presldent MoKlnley appointed. The
country la Just beglnning to appreolate
bho wonderful taot whloh enabled Mr. Mo
Klnloy to avold dlffloultles.
Savannah News: Mr. Bryan aeems more
eoncerned nbout havlng the Kansao City
platform ondorsed than about tho auooess
of tho Democratlo party in 1SKM. Tho rea?
son is probably that It waa lita personal
lnlluence that socured the adoptlon of that
platform. Ho would llke tho party to pay
hlm the compllmont of saylng that ho
was right then and ot rooogni-lng hls
greotnoss aa a statesman by followlng
hlm agaln. It ls, practloauy cortaln tthat
ho wlll not be gratlfled. Whlle auiierlng
to Democratlo prlnclplos, tho national oon
vontlon in 1904 wlll endeavor to mako a
platform and havo a tlokot that wlll com
mnnd the support of a majorlty of the
Memphls Commorclal-Appeal s rrhe Re?
publican party would mlsa Senator *iil
man moro than the Democraoy would,
-?_-, ? i
North Carollna Sentlment,
The Henderson Gold Leaf saysi
It ls sald lhat slnce the law waa
passed dlvldlng murder lnto degroos that
orime has Increased 35 per cont. ln NorLh
Carollna. Under tho exlstlng law,
whloh requires premedltatlon to be es
tabllshed, It is dtinoult to oonvlot a per?
son of capltal offense no mattor how
atroclous tho crlme may be. Let us
roturn to flrst prlnclplos.
The Greenville Reiioctor doea not hesl
tato to speak right out lp tho followtng
Tus,t thlnk of tha posslblllty of havlng
to choose between Haarat and Roosevelt
for the prealdency! Great snakesi
What a magniacent placo to toke to tha
The Wilmington Messenger sayst
The nogro problem ln the Southern
States ls heard from ocross the AUantlo,
The newspapers of Pftrls aro now to
cussin. the questlon. Well, W *??w
as muoh about lt as many of the Nortli
orn editara wbo ftre (Wscuselntf H?i
/? * "-, -'? \ ?
?3\JD>%_\) ond Trlumphs.
By REQINALD LANQ* Oopyright hy Philip uttto.
S OHAPTEIR XlVi
"Woll, boya, 1'vo aeon the lad, and It'a
Bobs sure onongh. Ilo la Unoonsoluua,
as yet, though tho dootor aaya that that
ln ln all probftblltty only lempofar,*."
"How oiut wo Itnow anythlng 'about
hls doingtt? I ahould liko to hoar frotn
hlm," aald Reddlo.
"Tha dootor la golng to wrlto ma at
tha farm up In VermonJ," London wlnk*
ed and smllcd at the othor*,'"
"How aro you g.ln_ to get tha l?t>
"O, that'a All rlght. I hava a frlend
Up noar Rurllngton, and I ahall writo
him to call for and forward to mo all lot
tort thot he mfty got."
"I've got to havo that boy bnck soon,
that'a flat." Reddlo looked vory doter
mlhad, nnd moro or loae ugly. '??
"You cah't get hlm bnck tlll tho hos?
pltal dlschnrgos hlm, so that settles thnt,
ol_ man. Mr, Van Nostrand Ib' golng to
look ftftor hlm, thoy say. Porhaps ho
wlll tnko o shlno to tho boy and thon.
whoro wlll yo be, you can't clalm hlm7"
"Damn tho luok." growlod Reddlo,
"I'll got hlm by hook or orook, you can
Juat bot your Hfe,"
"Woll, good day to you all.. I'm glad
to soo such devotlon on the part of an
unclo, It's very touchlng."
Wrlth thln partlng tihot ho left the
room and taklng tho flrat cab that enme
ln hls way 'ho drovo to tho nearoHl
newapaper atand. whore he purchased
a magi-lne llka tha one that Reddle
nnd taken from Bobs* hands the day lu
tho lnner rootn.
Arrlvlng at hls rooma ho thraw off
hls coat and HghtlHg' a plpe he sat down
ln a oomfortable chalr.and oponod hia
book. j .
"Now let me aee lf I oan flnd what
my dear frlend Reddle objectcd to." He
turned over pago aftor pago, but noth?
lng presented Itself which appealed to
hls aenao of tho nocesiilty on Reddlo's
part of prohlbltlng Boba' readlng It.
"Well, I am blessod If I cnn seo any?
thlng horo that the boy should not havo
read. Como to thlnk of lt.' ho' wasn't
roadlng, wna ho. ho waa starlng at a
picture. Let me look at thls stuff agaln."
Suddenty hls oyo llt on tho picture of
a chlld holding a hoop and looklng at
a largo dog. He read tho name wlth a
Btart and thon looked at the oppoBlto
pago wheroon wian deploted a stnitoly
HJngllBh homo. "Is lt poaslblc? Why.
of courso. now I soo tho resomblanco.
Reddle, my lad, you wlll never soe your
young nephew agaln lf I can keop hlm
out of your way."
He closod tho maga_lne and throw It
on to tho tablo, thon knocklng tho ashon
out of hia plpo ho roae and went lnto
"Mx. Carllngford, I am dollghtod to seo
you, but you have boen vory romlss. r
expected that you would come soon after
tho dinner to have that chat wlth mo
about India. Suroly you were not fright?
ened by the burglor*?"
"No, Mlsa Van Nostrand, but I was
called away from tho clty and did not
thlnk It would make enough Impresslon
on you whether I came or did not. eo
I neglected to sond a card. I rogrotted
vory much to hear of your fatbor's loss
of hls gems. It must havo been a groat
blow to hlm." ;, ,
"Yea, and ho feols that lt was entirely
owlng to hls carelessnesB. also, and thnt
doea not mend matters or make lt any
oasler to bear."
"No, I suppose not.'
"Wo havo had many excltemonta ln
our famlly of lato. You have heard of
my -Istor'e experlence, havo you not.
"I saw some account of It ln a paper
that was sent me. I hope that she wob
n"No?Jlndeed, thanks to^that plucky boy
that was so badly hurt,"
"How la tho young chap7"
"O, ho ls dolng very well now, but
the dootor says tt beglns to look ns
though he would nover remombor any of
hls past. Ho cannot recoll a thlng that
formerly pertalned to hlB dally life ln
any wny, shapo or manner. Ho does not
remomber hls father who came down from
Verraont. Ho did not seo hlm ot tho
tlmo ho came, but he does not know
that ho had one, ond' tho old man has
not sent any word to the doctor, though
he haa been wrltten to."
"That aeema odd."
"I havo an ldoa that as he found that
papa was golng to take caro of tho boy
ho thought he would step aslde and 1-et
hlm do lt."
"Shrowd old Yankeo, I fancy,
At thls^polnt Mr, Van Nostrand en
tered tho room.
"Ah, Carllngford, I am glad to aee
you. You soe that your warnlng camo
true, butwas too late.'
"Yos, and I regret to hoar lt vory much
"Woll, that whlch 1? dono cannot bo
undone. Nellle, thoro ls somothlng odd
about thls boy at the hospltal. I eont a
mossonger to Vormont wlth the propo?
sltlon to hls father that I ahould tako
the young chap ln chargo and be rospon
slblo for hlm. "No such man can be
found, and thero is no such farm aa ho
sald ho owned. It ls very odd."
'What wlll you d'o, papa?" .
?I shall do as I Intendod aftor con
Bldorlng tho matter.. I am golng to put
hlm lnto Vanbrugh, the arohltoot's of?
flco, as tho boy seems-to thlnk that he
would liko to learn that professlon and
appears to havo aomo tnste in that line.
Of courso, lt is on experlment, but I
thlnk that I wlll try lt."
"It wlll bo vory Interestlng lf success?
ful, Mr. Van Nostrand."
"In my opinlon, lf a boy of that ago
has a bent lt Is best to push hlm rlght,
at it and let hlm work out his salva?
tlon, It ls much botter than putt ng
hlm into a business offlce and ohanolng
a falluro. I llke tho boy. he ls brlgh
and Intelllgent, and yot bo can rocnii
.nothlng. It Is very odd,"
"Not half aa odd, papa, aa that old
:ste ??.=? ?_
5S5 :To^tCZ^Tl -vy you
X ?Z7 we^iall have no, mystory, ex
copt, P-^P^hfttThatn0hohweve?, Vo^can
^No^so^eTmlght prove a detrl
Thi oU?o?sraCBtW turned upon the
Indlan ourlos,' and has nothlng to do
wlth thls "^XPTER XVI.
"Well Bobs," sald* Mr. Van Nostrand,
??how d'oos the work in tho offlco go?"
^very woll, lndeod, alr. lt is a little
over a year now alnce I went In tnere,
and Mr, Vanburgh already truUta somo
oulte Important drawings to me."
"You have worked hard, my boy, oa I
happen to know, and you deserve your
"Thanks to you, I have had the oppor?
tunlty, slr. But for that I don't know
where I should. have boon. I wlsh that
j could pick up some ot those lost
tbrends of my mind." t
"Tliero ls no difference, then?" v
"None at all. Thoro ls somethlng very
odd about tho whole business. I have
lately rocelved one or two quoer letters,
but what thoy mean I do not know."
"Have you any of them?"
"Yes, I havo them all at my rooma,
but 1 happen to hava the Jatest ono her?.
Let me read lt to you," ,
"Dear Bobs,?Why don't you oomo back
i ia U?? We will pever tell on you, but wa
heod yoti Iri our buslness, nnd Ir y0u
don't como back yoursolf, why, look out
that Wo don't brlng you back by rorco.
I doh't thlnk It In qlilto falr, after all 1
dld for you, to ciit nnd rtm to somo one
who nevor dld a thing for you till you
hnd tho luck to Savo hla daughtor. I'va
stoo_ It protty nearly a* long aa I mean
to, but look out If you don't turn un
soon. You wlll flnd us at tho old place,
Oorao at onco. "R\i__,_._._?"
"I don't know, slr, I,am aure, and I
can't lmaglno what I could havo done
with hlm, and why I onnnot reinomber
what t dld I don't know,"
"0, that ls easlly explalned, my boy.
Tho dootbr tells mo that yours ls not a
raro caso, and that lt Is qulto posslblo
lhat you may at some futuro tlmo havo
It all return to you."
"I'm suro I hope lt may, What do
you tako it that thls person moana to
tlo, sir7 Abduct me, If I do not turn up
at tho 'olcf placo'?" '
"lt cortalnly rooda that way, doea lt
"It atru.k mo ao. As I do not know
whoro tho 'old placo' Is, I <lo not eee
ho\v I can oomply with tho gentloman'a
"No; you aro In an awkward posltlon,
but you must tako somo precairtlona If
thore is anyone who Intonds to take you
by force, aa thoy throalon to. You'd
better bo careful how you go out at
nlght, and I should odvlso you to rlde
everywhere after dark."
"I wlll do as you suggeat, though lt
hardly seems possible that I can be
Worth ao much fusa and bothor."
"My boy, I cannot (afford to lose you.
I have grown very fond of you and you
aro JUBtlfylng my falth Ia you and tmy
oxperiment. Thoreforo, for ray sake,
look aftor yourself,"
"I wlll, of eourso, do anythlng that you
wiBh, Mr. Van Nostrand, and lf I am
ploaslng you I am satlsllod."
Boon aftor Bobs took hls loave and
walked down tho streot. It was growlng
rapldly dark, and' romemborlng Mr. Van
Nostrand'a warnlng ho was about to
look for n cab, when suddenly ono camo
up to tho curb noar hlm,
Ho turned lo hall tho drlver, but found
hlmself ln tho. grlp of a pair of strong
arms and a bag thrown ovor hls head
beforo he had tlmo to mako any outcry,
He was qulckly bundled lnto the waltlng
carrlago, whlch dVovo away at a break
1 CHA.PTJ3.R XVII.
Bobs mado ono or two Inoffeotual ef?
forts to free hlmself, but flndlng that It
waa usoless, subslded and remalnod si
lont, Thls, then, was tho f.nal act of
tho draxnal Tlio letters had stiggested
that ho wouid be takon by forco If ho
dld not como wllllngly, ond t*o threat
had 'been carrled out.
Suddenly tho corrlago stopped, and)
Bobs waa takon from lt and walked up
two fllghts of stalrs. A door opened
and ho was .pushed forward, Tho bag
was taken from hls head, and ho found
hlmself In tho prcsence of threo men
he had nevor seon before.
"Well, Bobs, old chap, wb got you.
Bobs looked from oae to another and
hls brow3 contracted, but ho sald no?
"You ought not to go ba'ck on your
old pals when they send you a wrltten
Invlte to return." sald a tall man with
red halr and mustache. .
"What aro you talklng about?" waa i
the reply. "I havo nover seen any of !
you bofore. What dd you want qf mo?"
"O, come off. Bobs. Don't play tho
Innocent act on us. Wo've boon watch
Ing your ornamcntal career and I sup?
poso you'ro too proud to chum with tho
old gang, so you mado up your mlnd to
drop us. lt wns no go; wo wero bound
to bwve you, dear boy."
"Elther I'm crazy or you aro, I've
had somo lottcrs from a person named
'Reddle,' " the one ln question throw back
hl3 head and laughed. "and theso lcttors
spoko of the 'old placo,' but where 'tha
old 3>laco' was, or ls, I dld not and do
not know." ,
"You mean to Bay that you don't know
us, -and that you don't .know these
"I mean to say Just that.
"Woll, of all the chcek! '
"There's no ehook about It. I do not
know elther of you or tho rooms. I'm
not In tho hablt ot golng Back on people,
or of telllng llesl" Hls head waa thrown
back and he stood eroct, looklng thom
stralght ln tho eyes.
"Then what Is tho mattor with you?
"Nothlng that I know of."
"What's your namo?"
"It ts sald to bo Robert Morgan: J
am commonly called Bobs."
"Where dld you como from/
"1 do not know, lt is said Vermont.
"How do you know that?"
'?A man camo to tho Morrlvelt Hoa.
nital where I was slck, and sald that T18
w?s my father, Ho sald that my name
was Robert Morgan. that I camo from
Vormont, and that I was commonly call
od Bobs. That .ls all. . Ho nover came
?aiTh-'"talI red-halred man stepped ln
front of hlm. * ?
"And you don't know mo7
"My?namo" Is Roddlo. Do you know
""_ do not doubt your wdrd, but I do
pbt know your namcV
Before ?tho blg man could wnrd It off
h* received a blow In the faco that sent
hlm back several steps, He sprnng ai
th. young mnn with a florco oath, but
tho others hold hlm back.
"Shut up Reddlo," snlfl one of tho
others, "you only got what you de
"No man tells me I Uo,' sald Bobs,
"you mlght as well know lt now as any
"Qulte right, boy,", chlmod In Don
don, who had Just sl/eppod lnto the room.
"Good fnr. you. It was a protty blow.
Whero dld you Joarn to flght?"
"I don't know, but I won't ba told
that J llo by any man, blg or small."
"What's tho matter with tho hm"
asked one of the men; "ho's not sham
ming a llttlo blt?"
"He's orazy," sald Roddlo.
"I'm not crazy," was the qulck re?
ply. followed by a stop forward. "I don t
know what you men want, but you havo
mndo a mlstii'ie. that ls nll." i
"Not on your llfo. Wo wantod you
nnd wo've got you, You belong to me.
I brought you up and spent money ""
you. nnd Just bocauso you've got lnw
ewell socloty you neodn't thlnk tlmt you
can drop mo," ?,
"V never saw you beforo ln my '??>
and let me toll you that you boUer not
fool with mo,or you wlll got lnto trou
"O, not a blt, my boy. Wo'U take cara
of you and got you out of thls vlllaga
till you aro tame agaln. Now, boys, tlo
him up nnd to-morrow wo wlll seo auou*
gettlng hlm .away." ! u?/.-_ Vi?
The four men soized Bobs beforo h?
oould mako any reststance, tiouncl mi?
securely, and taking hlm to the Innef
room lald hlm on a cot bod and loil
hlm to hls thoug'hts.
(To be Continued.)
Wllllng to Gompromlse.
Mamma-O, you bay boy! Whoro hava
you been all thls tlme? Don't you thlnk
you should bo nshamed to worry your
mThoflrBBoy--\Voll, ma, I'm wllUn' to bo
ashamod that I worrlod you if you }
promlso not to tell pa' anythlng th?ttt