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SUNDAY, APHIB E, 1903.
CORPORATIONS UNDER THE
That tho lnterest ooutlnues unabated In
House blll No, 102 ls apparent from tho
. fact that the commlttoo that has tho re
consjderatlon of thla blll in hand lliaa
asked the Corporatlon Commlsslon to ap
pear before lt, which lnvitatlon hna boen
acceptod. Aa .far as can bb loarhed, tho
dlscuBsion wns mainly about chaptor ona,
whloh .deala wltii tho provlslona ueeossary
for tbo Incorporatlon of prlvato compa
'. nics. in vlow of tbe obvtbus intentlon
of the1 Cnnstitutional Conventlon to com
bino under ono head, as far as posalblo,
"'all'of'tho functlons which aro now acl
.mlnlsterod by varlous ^departrnonts of tho
V State, with rospect to corporatlons, and
the obvlous falluro of Houso blll No.' 102
? to, carry out thla intentlon, ao far as
prlvato corporatlons aro concerned.Mt Is
? woll to refer agn-in tolsome of 'the moro
' Btriklng departurcs from the splrlt, If not
the' letter, of tho Conatitutlon, as ahown
in' this aet. A more cumberaomo, annoy
irig or expon'alvo way of obtalnlng char?
ters than that proscrlbed by sectlon three
of chapter ono'of thla aet could (hardly
be devlsed. At'tiio rlsk of belng tedlous,
wo will agaln polnt out tho provlslona ot
thls nct, a8 compared wlth tho Intentlon
. of the Conatitutlon and tho law aa lt
exlsted prlor to"Aprll lat. tfndor. the
orlglnal law charters could be grantod
by the courts, and were'- requlrod to bo
certlfled. tp tho Secrotary of the Common
Wealth. Under House' blll No. 102, aa lt
stands at preaent, tho charter, after hav?
lng been, properly drawn, muat bo pre
sented to Uhe judge of the county or cor?
poratlon whereln the prlnclpal offlce ls to
be located, who must "certlfy In. his opln?
lon whether the charter is correctly drawn
or not. Tho dhartor 80 endorsod ls then
sent to the CorppmUon C?nim!aslon, wlth
' thu fe'e. It la thon sent from tho Corpo?
ratlon Commiss.lPn.tp tho Secretary ot tho
Cemmonwealth; Crom tho Secretary of
tlie Commonwealth back to tho clerk of
the court from whlch V was origlnally
lssuod,' whero It ls recorded,
And thla dllatory and exponsivo proceaa
is the reault of tho Constltutlonal Con
ventlon's labora to glvo us a 'slmpllflod law
for chartorlng prlvato corporatlonsI
Somo of tho reasons whloh'led the con?
ventlon to framo sectlon 156 of the Conati?
tutlon were tho fact that at prosent no
body can atale 'even approxlmatoly Ihow
many corpbratlbna thero'aro In VIrglnla,
how many havo explred by llmltatlon, how
many have been dlssolved, how many
havo falled to pay thelr taxea or tholr
fecs. how many have falled to appolnt at
ttrneys, upon whom proceaa may bo
served. or to filo a 11st of their directora,
ns requlred by law. All of theso short
oomlnga aro smlllngly accepted, and wlll
be forever porpetuated under the aystem
of creatlng and governlng corporatlona
prbvid#d'' by JIouso blll No. 102, It ls to
ba cjarefully. obaorved that the Conatitu?
tlon gave no now powers In rogard to cor?
poratlons that woro not alroady ln exist
rnce at tho tlme of Its passage, but the
? Constltutlon dld, upon careful considora
tlon, soek to brlng all tho lnformatton In
regard to corporatlona under one head,
ln order that a basla mlght bo givon for
scme comprehonalvo syatoru of govorntng,
taxing and leglslatlng for thls Important
part of our industrial llfe.
Nobody can te'll to-day how many cop.
poratlons operatlng under Now Jersey
charters in VIrglnla have complled with
tho requirements of elthor New Jersey
orVirginla laws, and under tho old sys
tem of charterlng corporntlonB, aa well
as under the system provldod by House
bin No. 102, there la no method of koop
ing recorda that will Bhow whothor the
companlea havo ever organlzed under the
Charters that wero grnnted thom or have
ever been dlssolved lh accordance wlth
tlio lerms or thla blll,
Now, why ahould auch a state of af
fulra be allowod to contlnue Wo liear
that lt is gravoly urgued that auch an
expenslve and outworn motlioct as thls
bhall bo kept alivo to tho detrlment of
the whole Stato of VIrglnla In order that
the country lawyers may not bo deprlvod
of a part of tholr practlce. We do not
bilfeve tbat such an orgument can olther
b3 Biiccessfully mado or rorilntalncd, for
. under the law aa It Is glven In Houso
blll No. 102, and under tho law as it was
Ihtonded l>y thn Constltutlonal Conven?
tlon. tho prlvlleges and opportunltlea of
the locnl nttorneys wero prnctlcnlly thn
same. In enrh case the lnwynr would
..have to get hls blsnka from tho Corpbra.
tlon CommiHElon. and nfte- drawlpg his
charter would linve to present lt to tha
proper ofnrlals. The Morv nf tho Conatitu?
tlon wns that thli phnrttr would be ninlled
to tho Corporatlon Commlsslon, vberoas
under House blll No. Jft2 lt only re.iehea
tlie Corporatlon CommlsHon nft?r havlng
pa?sr-d through the hands of tlm |nro)
.Judge. In addltlon to this dlscrepancy'
the ConJitltution Intended tho Corporn.Uon
Commlsslon to keep the charter on filo
and to reeord in lta offlce the dWaolutlon
or (ncrea.se nr dccrei a? of capltal atoek
nnd all other lnformatlon in regaid to
the corporatlon, whoreaa, under Houso
V1U NO. 102, tht? lnformatlon will be a:.
wldely scattered and a* .vattitttftai f6f rea
sonoble burposos ns it has ever been.
Why Bhotild tho Soerotary of the Com
monwealth be forced to record tbe chaf
ter and the clerk of the County Court
roeord the chatter agaln? In our oplnlon,
lf the syslem, as devlsed by Houie blll
No, 102, ls contlnued, lt will inevltably
drlvo to Now Jersoyor Dolaware tho ma?
jority of thoso seoklhg dluirters ln Vlr?
glnla, for ns Boon aa the eharter ls pro
pared lt will be malled to the propfir offl?
clals ln ono of thoso atates, Instoad of
belng sont on the clroultous voyngo pro
vided for Vlrglnla. oharters ln the blll
whlch wo nro dlseussring. Nor must lt be
forgotton that tho tenn vforoign oorpo
rntlon" slmpiy means' tin -Ji/abcltiUon of
men and womon carrylng on buslness uh
der a otiartof gi'anted by Somo othor; Stato,
than Vlrglnla,, it'may he, and vory ofton
Is, tho fact that Vlrglnla oapltalists and
Vlrglnla Incorporatora go to ? West Vlr
glna or New Jersoy for tholr dhartors
slmpiy becauso lt costs loss and Is a
slmplor prooess. Why ehouid not Vlrglnla
ojtor the same facllities not only to hor
own cltlzons, but' to all tlio world, that,
are offored with such sigtial succcss ln
other States?..Why.neod w.o prcclutlo tho
pcsslbillty of any corporato growth in
tlils State by the continuanco of a foe
aystem, wlth tho other'Gittrasstng compll
catlona involved ln Houso blll No. 102,
whllo wo mlght adopt tho eorporatlon
Irwb ot spmo Stato that haa alroady been
through the formatlvo perlod In thls olass
of leglslatlon, and mako suoh amondments
or altoratlons ln thoso lawe as mlght ap?
pear best to us?
At prosont no eorporatlon can be char?
tered nt all, for tho powers of tho courts
to dharter. thom expirod by conBtltutlonal
llmltntlon on April lst/, and the Leglsla^
turo has not yot takon stops to mako
offeotlvo tho now moasures by whloh tho
Constltutlon Intended to suporsedo tho
old. It ls a Borlous embarrassrnont not
to havo tho facltltlos for chartorlng cor?
poratlons, but lt involvos far moro sorioua
conscquoncos to ndopt a law whlch is
only on lls fnco open to many und grave
objccUo'ns. Wo do not thlnk that the
Legislaturo would be amlss ln adoptlng
ono of tho many eorporatlon laws whlch
Qiave already had a tested exporlence ln
othor Statos, and have been found to be
sntisfactory. Thoso laws, of course, could
be amended or modlflod to sult our own
condltlons, and they would, glvo us-tho
ndvantago of tho exjailenco of others
along llnes of leglslatlon ln a most im
portant and oomplleatod fleld
THE DAVIS riONUMENT.
The United Confedcrato Voterans re
unlon of roprosontatlves.of all.the States
that furnlshed troops to tho Confedoraey
?wlU tako place at Now Orleans on May
10-22, A roport on tho subjoct of tho Jef?
ferson Davls Monumont will be expeoted
thon. and it ought to show that all the
monoy noeded ls ln hand or wlthln easy
However others may lag in thla work,
lt will never do for our clty to bo remiss
Jn her duty. A failure ln this undortak
ing would be pocullarly inglorlous for
Rlchmond. It would rob us of muoh of
tho Interest and affoctlon folt for our
communlty by tho Southorn pooplo, and
lt'would be' a self-lnfllcted blow; from
whlch our prldo could not easlly rocover.
"We aro not argulng that tho oxponse
of thls undortnklng should fall wholly
upon us, but we do say tho tlmo has now
come for ua to.faco tho Issuo squarely
and do our part enthuslastlcallyj Whllo
wo cannot posslbly bo hold rosponslble for
tho delays that havo oceurred, lt is nover
tlieless lncumbent upon us to soo that the
enterprlso ls brotight to a succossful lssue
soon. , ,
Mr. Davls dled at Now Orleans on De
cember 6, 1SS9; his body was brought horo
ln May, 1S93, and tho cornerstone of a
monument to his memory.was lald ln
Monroe Pnrk In July, 1890.
Itl tho hands of the voterans oollectlons
for tbs proposod monument wont on vory
slowly, but about two yoars ago, ln a
moment of happy lnsplratlon, the old Sol
dlers' Monumont Assoclatlon socured tho
ald of the Daughters of the Confedoraey
and got their assont to assume oharge of
the work of colloctlng funds and of erect
Ing the monument,
? 'Tho Daughtors enrao to the holp of tho
votorans In nn hour^of real need, and
now have ln tholr troasury a total sum
of about $19,000, colloctod ln nll parts of
tho South, About ten or flfteon thous?
and dollars moro are nefided and much ,of
thls sum, It Is hopod, may bo ralsod by
moans of a Confederate Bazaar, whloh is
to be hold horo thls month.
The hour for dlRCiisslon has past; lt ls
now the tlme for actlon. It Is not a
questlon whothor wo profer an arch, or a
coliimn, or nn equestrlan statue, but
"when" we aro golng to bulld any monu?
Tho result of the fair latoly held here
ln ald ot tho Homo for Needy Confed?
erate Womon, shows what may bo done
by onergetlc, oarnest womon cnllstcd ln a
good causo. Tho Davls Monumont will
Htand not only for our Presldent, but for
"our cause" and for us as an approcla
tlve and unforgotful pooplo.
Aa tlmo wlngs Its fUght, Mr, Davls'
pluco ln hlstory grows stronger and
utronger. Wlth a c'learer knowledgo than
they onco possossod, tho people now seo
that ho dld nll thnt rnortnl man could
do to lond the Focedlng States to vlotory
and indepondence. IIo nevor fllnched
from nny duty, nor quulled In any tnls
fortuno. And, becauso ho was our chlef,
Iho enemy dld all they dared do to wound
his prond iiplrlt nnd hunillluta hlm ln
tho eyes of tho world. The chalns ho
bore woro for our' snke. Charged ?wlth
trenson, he vlndlealed tho Sputh'a posl?
tlon by doroawllnjf a trlnl, whlcli they
dared not glvo. And to tho ond ho llvod
a llfo nonslstent wlth tho dlgnlty of tho
Pivsldnnt of tho Confederate Stntos of
America. Dead, many cltlos begged to
becomo tho cuatodlan of his remalna nnd
to provlde a sultnble monument to his
momory. but' to ltlchmond, the hattlo
Bpurred pnpital of the Confedoraey, his
home tliroughout the war, tho honor wns
Hwruiled. Now tlio dny la at-haud fur
iis lo redeem our promjses nnd grntlfy
tbe puhllc's Just expectatlhns. That we'll
do |t, there can ho iiq sliudow of doubt.
Bilt we niust not cpns6n,t to any further
Wlth Rlchraond'a Wtorgy and enthusl
u.?ru fully aroiiKed. wo'll flud frlends nnd
holpers ln overy quarter of tho South?
in every clr'clo of Duughters; in every
camp of veterans j lh every horhe.whert
fohd memory brlhgs the llghi *i the eld
horole daya and deeds._
It havlng beott etated that Dr, Walter
lt Pare, aNortbr Carollnlon by blrth, and
other members of the Southern llldudatlon
Board, had dlned wlth hftgroes ln New
Yorlt, we wroto to a promlnent member
of the bonrd to know if it wns true, and
recolvcd tho reply tbat tlio only founda
tlon for the report was that after the
dlnner was over oh? negro came In te
bear the spooohes,
Tlie Charlotte Obsofver prlnts a letter
from Uev. 6. G. Vurdoll, preatdont of the
Hed Springs Seminory, ln whloh be also
denies the report. Mr. Vardell wns the
guest of Dr. Page and aBserts that there
wore no negroea at the table and that
none came lnto the dlnlng room untll
after the dlnner was over, ,
We are gratlfied that a number of tho
North Carollna nowspapera prlntlng the
orlglnal story have new printcd tho denlal,
nnd have expressed thelr gratlflcatlon
that the report was untrlie. As a rule lt
is dlfflotiltj tp cnlch up wlth an orror
when it has started tp run, but thls bno
has ln a large measure beon overtaken
In thls connoctlon wo' thlnk lt woll
opough to correct anolhor error lnto
whlch many people seom to have fallen
In connection wlth tho forthcoming Con
forence for Education to be hold ln thls
clty. Thoy seom to thlnk that lt ls
ipurely an affalr of tho Northern peoplo
nnd that tho vlsltors and speakora wlll In,
tho maln be Northern men. On the con
trary, tho greater number og vlsltors and
the greator number of spoakora wlll be
Southern. Thero wlll bo promlnent
Northern cduca'tora, but thoro wlll bo
promlnent Southern oducatora al30, and
they wlll meet togother in a spirlt of
conservatRm to talk ovor tho sltuation, to
oxchange vlewa and to arrlvo, aa far as
posalble, at the truth.
For our part, we bellovo that thls move?
ment ls dolng moro ..than nny ovor ln
augurated to cloar up mlsundoratandlngs
and to removo sectlonnl dlfforoncos. Tho
Northern peoplo who come hore to see
tho sltuation as it is go home wlth very
difforont vlewa of tho negro quostlon and
of related queslions. It ls ono thlng to
vlow the sltuation from afar. It is qulto
another to aeo lt faco to face. Tho pur
poso of thla conforonce la, flrat of all, ln
vostlgatlon, and honoat Inveatlgatlon al
waya brlhgs mon and women nearer to
the truth. After all lt la the truth that
honest men and women are searbhlng for.
THE CHILD LABOR BILL.
The conforenco commltteo on tho va
rlous chlld labor bllla flnally deolded to
recommend the passage of the Lyle blll,
whlch provldes slmply that no chlld under
the uge of twolve years shall labor In any
mlll or factory ln the State.
Wo wero In. favor of the Caboll bill,
but all roforms must be by gradual pro
cesses, and the Lyle blll la cortalnly a
long alop ln tho rlght dlroct.Ion, ] Mr.
Caboll made a splendld flght for hls blll,
and we havo no doubt that In tho course
of tlme the osscntlal. foatfiros of ltvwlll
becomo the law of VIrglnla, But lt Is
perhaps woll enough to go slow and
educate tho people by dogroea
The report of the Confmlttee on the
Lyle blll ia a. decided victory for tho
frlends of legfalatlon ln thls dlroction, for
It ls a recognltion of the prlnclple
Involved. Tlie South now has a new
problem to deal with. Thoro was no
fnctory problem before tho war bocauae
thero were no factorles ot any conse
quonce In the South. But now that the
factorles havo come and now that thoy
aro growlng from yoar to year, wo have
the problem whlch the North wrestled
wlth for so many yeara. Wo have the
advnntage ovor the North, for we have
the bonoflt of its exporionce, and it is
sonalblo for us to proflt. thereby.
Evorybody knows that this paper, is op
poaod to tho Interferonce o? government
wlth prlvato affalrs of llfe, but all gov
ornmont la In a 'measure aoclallstlo, and
thoro muat bo leglslntlon to meet aoclal
Istic probloms aa they arise.
Tha Lyle bill Is not patornallatlc, as
somo contond, for lt does not interfere
wlth famlly dlsclpllne. It doeH not pre?
vent parents from putting thelr chlldren
to work. It Blmply saya that factorles
muat not employ ohlldren undor twolve
yeara of age. It ls a good blll and it
THE TRANSFER SYSTEM.
The maln polnt of contentlon botween
tho mnjorlty of tho Stroot Commlttee and
tho Paasengor and Powor Company ln the
mattor of trnnsfers is thls: The majority
domnnd that the company ahall glve
tranafer'a at points of divorgonco as well
as at points of Intorsectlon accordlng to
the wlsh of the pasaongor, whoroaa the
company takea rofuga undor lta fran
chlse and docllnca to glvo trnnafera oxcept
nt polnta of intorsectlon,
The provlslona of tho ordlnanoo bear
Ing upon thla quoatlon are ln tho follow?
lng lnngunge: "Each ipasaenger hairlng
pnid hla fare ahall be ontltled to rlde
to tho end of tho llno on whlch ho takes
pnaaago, or, at tho optlon of tho paaaen
ger, ho may demnnd and recolve from the
conductor of tho car upon which he flrst
took passage a transfer tlckot, wlthout
nddltlonnl charge, whlch (aro and trana
fer tlckot shall entltlo auoh puasongor
to rldo upon such car upon whlch ho hns
taken passage to the .polnt whoro the
sald llno Interseots. wlth tho llno to whlch
snld pnssonger doslroa to be transforrod,
nnd after arrlvlng at sald polnt of Intor?
sectlon, siioli passongor may tako passage'
on tho llno Indlcated on hls transfer
To Jllustrate: n pasaongor boardlng a
Maln Streot car at Fulton Is ontltled un?
der thla ordlnance to transfor to the Clay
Streot line at Twonty-flrst Stroot, tho
polnt of intoraootlon, but not at Sevonth
Street, tho polnt of dlvorgence, There enn
bo no qiiestluii on thls polnt, nnd thy Clty
Attornoy la clearly of the oplnlon that
the company cannot be cpmpelled by tho
Cpuncll to ylcld lt, He saya that the
company haa tho rlght to Inalat that a
j:nsaonger doslrlng to be transffrrod from
ino llno to another shull request (ho
transfer at tho tlme of tho payment of
the faf*,' ahd that iruoh trinaftf ?hatt be
6ffeotlvfi,aj'?i_,,to<j_'e?iy'?_ a tfanifer to
be Used at the polnt of Interseotlon wlth
the llne to whlch the passetigef desirea
tb be transfdrred,
Nor can the Passsnger and Poww Conv
jjany bo ootnpelled under the erdlnano* t?
glve a transferoh a transfer, but th?
oompany ls wllllng to donoede thbj mttoh
to tlie traveflng ipubllc, and g?re a unl
versal trahsfer aystent, provldod the ml
norlty report ,be Adopted,
Thero aro other points of mlnor 1m
portanee Involved, and under the report
of tlio mlnority, oonoesslons are made on
both eldes. The dematids of the majority,
in the oplnlon of the Clty Attorney, ean
hot bo onforced, and .the mlnority repdrt
fleema to be the bes terms the clty can get
It seoms to tts the part of wJ,sdo'm, thero
foro, to adopt tho mlnority report, and let
the untversal transfer tystem go Into ?<-'
foct at once. ,
SOUTHERN MAN FOR PRESI
Usewliere we prtnt a communloatlon
from a. corrospondent, ln whlch he clalms
that the tlmo hns como to nomtnate a
Southorn Denioorat for the Presldency.
Ho makes a good argument, showlng,
nt 1en.it, that the tlme has aome to talk
nbout It. \
"BARABBA5 0R CHRIST?"
(Soleo'ted for Tho Tlmae-Dlspatch.)
Tlio Govornor anawered, and sald unto
them, Whethor of tho twaln will ye that
I release unto you? Thoy eald Barabbas.
Pllate salth unto thom, What shall I
do then wlth Jesus, whlch ls called
Chrlst? Thoy all say unto hlm, I^et Hlra
be crucinod.?St, Matt, xvtl: 21? 22.
. "Barabbffs br Jobub7" That ls tho ques?
tlon to-day. , It is a questlon whlch nevor
changea. Our' cholce is not between
thlngs slmilar, but' thlngs exactly and
Irreconcllably ? opposlte. Wo Bhade
thlngs so rouoh tlll wo doludo ourselves
that the dlfterenco Is merely nomlnal: We
must got rld of that idea If we would be?
gln tho roal work of llfe.
There are but two1 spirlta in. thls uhl
verse, both prosont at the openlriff of hu?
man hlstory, and thoy rulo the world
to-day. Thoso spirits are good and evll,
God and tho 'dovll, tho pure and the lm
puro, the hoavonly and the lnfernal. To
ono or tho othor "of these we belong.
Wo may not appear to belong to either,
yotto one or the other we glve our al
Our character Is not ln the brokon deed,
tho unsaintly W"o"rd, the passlng temper;
no! nor even In tho sudden fall. Our
character is in our heart df hearts, our
secrot molive, our supreme purpose. (!-lW
Horoln aro men much mlsjudgod, both
on one slde and tho other. itterein' has
been found'groat dUCIculty even ln tho
Blblo Itself, when tho actions of God's
salnts, contrary to the splrlt of hollnoss
and Justlce, aro rocorded. How can
Peter bo a dlsolplo of Chrlst whon he
? has "sworn wlth anvoath that he knew
not the man? Surely thero must be
another standard than oura, by whlch
Judgement Is made. , //,. ..-??
The way to roally know ourselves ls
to ask, "What ls my .splrlt?,- What .ls,
my supreme desire? What' do I really
wlsh to be7" If hidden ln God's aanctu
ary, sluit up wlth God face to face, you
can truly say, "Lord, Thou knowest that
I lova Thee"?tnko comfort Thou art
His, and none *hall pluok Thee out of
Pllate was ln a great dllemma. Tho
storm was upon hlm, and he was the vio
tlm of popular clamor; cross llghts por-.
plexed his vlslon-lt' was rlght, lt waa
wrong; ho would be tender; ho must not
be dlsloyal; he would be gradous; he
must not bo troosonabloi all these thoughts
flnshed across his mlnd, but dld not glve
hlm courago to act.
Pllate ls wlth ub no more ln the flesh,
but tho splrlt of Pllate ls not dead. What
does lt do? It affects frlendshlp; ltpays
compllmonts; lt trnnsfers reBponslbilltyj It
wants to bo on both sldes; lt washes
Its hands awl,ihuts Its eyes to the great
questlon of tho tlmos.
Whoro ls the honost follower of Chrlst?
Whero. the steady, loyal, lovlng, dlsolple
whoso llfe ls tho gospel, and whose speeoh
ls eloquent wlth messagos of the cross?
Mon aro surglng around Chrlst now who
want to cructfy Hlm agaln, on a Uterary
or a crltlcal cross.
"Ho dellvored Hlm to be oruolfled."
Tho law that could flnd no fault. gave
way boforo an angr'y mob, and the pow?
ers of' darkness rojolced. If wolves can
bo glatl when they fasten thelr gleam
Ing teoth ln tho flosh of thelr prey, then
woro thoao men glad whon they lald tholr
cruel hands on the unreslstlng Chrlst
Frorn Hlm there camo no cry of poinj
no shudder of mortal fear. The bltter
noss ot doath was past. Ho had fought
His fighf, and won, in tho gardon of
Gothsomnno, Tl\oy could not touoh His
lofty splrlt, They could tcar down tho
houso In which He liVed, but Hlmself
wns beyond the cruel acti f
Soo what hall can do at.its best! Try
to renllzo tho scene!
They strlpped Hlm, who'had-sald: "If
thlno onomy take thy coat, let hlm have
thy cloak also," Thoy gavo a crown of
thornB to Hlm, who had refused to bo
Klng. They, inockod Hlm who taught ua
that God was "Our Father." Thoy spat
on Hlm who had left afl the glory of
heaven to wln back tho lost prodlgal.
Thuy emoto Hlm on tho hoad who nover
had ono Uiought or wlsh but for the
good of all. They led Hlm away to bo
cruclfled who hnd blossed llttle ohlldren
and hoalcd tlio slck. ?
As we stund by that cross, we see stn
ln all Its diroful consequonoes. Your sin
and mlne nnllod Hlm and kept Hlm
thoro! In the length and dopth and
helght of that cross,' wo learn our sin,
His love and our forglveness.
"Thus whllo llls doath my slns display
In all thelr blackest bue;
Such ls the niystory of grace;
It senlu my purdon, too,"
It Is lnterestlng to eoe how statements
thnt onco nro started on the rounds of
tho pross got twlsted by ropetition unln
tontlpnally. A easo ln po|nt ls tho canard
whlch statnd that Mr. A. Of Braxton sva8
unablo to got his brothers' support. Thls
roport orlginally started ln Newport
Nows, was repeatod ln Aloxandrla, and
was omplmtlcully denlod by Mr. Broxton
und by his brothers as a most prepos
terous und abaurd statoment, As we r?- i
oatl tbe teletram from Staunton, MY. |
Braxton sald in hll Interrlew that the
i-tatement tbat he would not run for the
Senate beoatue he could not get hla
brother*' sunport Waa preporterou*.
We tiow obaerte that thla almpla aaaer*.
tlon of ffcmlljr hartnotiy between Mft
Braxton and. hlg brothets. haa been con*
strued aa a atatement by Mr. Braxton
tbat he would run for the Benate, In the
Intereat of aeourate reportlng, we thlnk
It prupef t6 ca.ll attentloh to the faot
that Mr, Braxton helther aBlrmed or de
nied anythlng In regard to hls possible
candldaoy for the senatorshlp In 190$, save
only te state that h|s brdthors would
cordlally' aupport hlm, no matter what he
dld, and to say that any other statement
aa. to'his-fricndV or idnsmena' attltude'
Aooordlne; te the Crop Reporter, an Bnt>
Msh publlcation, England is vlslbly alarm-.
ed at the possibllity of war In whloh lta
food supplles weuld be out off. It Is sold
that at least three-fourths of tbo food
suppllo* for a populatlon of forty milllons
have to be sopured abroad, and mboh of
lt cpmes frem the Unltod States.
Well may the Dngllah poople ask them
selves what thoy would do for food ln the
event of war, If there should bo war
with the United States net only would
Englanffs food nupply be eut off, but she
would also lose her supply of raw cotton
for her millls, and thls would mcan llttle
less than dlsaster.- That is ono rcason
why England: has been so careful to avold
of late years serlous dlflloullles wlth the
Unlted States. What ls truo of England
is tru* in a measure of Oermany and
France, and If there bo war between any
of those natlons and the Unlted States
lt wlll not be of thelr seo klng. Buslness
Aa it came to the Houae, from the Sen?
ate, "the Mann bill" waa really'in tha
nature of an amendment, and it recolyed
a vote of 30 "ayes" to SOVnoes." But
that* was not a tle vote. Under the pro
vlslons of the new Censtltutlon 40 afflr
matlve votos were needed to carry lt
through the House. Sectlon 60 (d) of the
Constltutlon providos that "AT LEAST
? two-fifths of the membors elected to
oach house, recorded in the affirmatlve,
shall be necessdry to concur ln an amend?
ment proposed by one house to the othor.
A slmllar vote ls requlred to agree to a
cenference repert?i. e., "at least two
fifths of thpse vetlng."
At Austdn, Toxas, on the 10th instant,
a monumont to tho Confederate dead
whlch has been erected by John B. Hood
camp, will be unvelled. The monumont Is
of granlte and upon it "Presldent Davls
lsmbunted ln herolo slze, surroundedby
represeritatlves of the four differtnt arms
ef the servlce?Infantry, cavalry. artlllery
and navy?all ln bronze.1'
Mh-s, Davls haa been lnvlted to be the
guest of Hood Camp at the unvelllng, and
it ls not doubted that she wlll accept if
th'a State of her health wlll permit her
to travol so for.
Tho Amerlcan Institute of Archltects
iare .preparlng to call upon the ..Unlted
!States Treasury Department to put out
more of lts archltectural work ,to cbm
fpetitlon. Congres has provlded for many
now bulldlngs, somo of them very large,
and the'institute can't see why lts mem?
bers should, not have an opportunlty to
offer deslgns and speclflcatlons for them.
It ia prediofed by some of the Washhte
ton correapondenta that the "flght" to
ohange the old prder Pf'.thlnga wlll be
a very warnvone.
In Buffalo, lt appears that lt is not
necessary to hold a coronor's Inqubst^ln
a case Hke that of Burdlck's or Ponnell'a.
The Pollce Justlce acts. He has a modi
cal man, sometimes two, to osalst hlm.
Tho Ponnell lnqulry wlll begin to-morrow,
but no startllnff revelatlona aro expected.
,At thls tlme it seems unllkoly- that tho
murderor of Mr. Burdlck ever wlll bo dls
covercd, but the popular- bellof la that
Pennoll was the gullty man and that Mrs.
Hull, Mra. Burdick'a mother, was an oc
cessory of some aort or ln some degree,
olther bofore or after the faot
The New York Horald Ia infbrmed that
Archblahop Farley wlll hot offlclate at
the weddlng of Reglnald Vanderbllt to
Mlas Kathleon Nellaon. Poaltlvo inatruo
tlons have been receivod by the Catho
llo helrarchy of the Unlted States for
blddilng th'em to offlclate at any more
weddiiigs, in which one of tho couple ls
a non-Catholic. "Thls appllcs to blahops,
archblshops and the only Amerlcan car
dlnals," Mlss Netlson ls a Cathollo and
Mr. Vanderbllt ls an Eplscopal."
Two Axkansos congressmen had a flat
flght In Littlo Rock a few days ago. That
ls better than the South Carollna method
of flghtlpg it out in'the capltol at Wash
The paragraph man of the Hartford
Post is Just bumlng up with an ambl
tlon to get rich enough to be lnvlted to
wrlte an osaay on tbe advantages of pov?
Flres that burn up tradltlons, unprogres
alvo theorlos and shambllng old shaoka
aometlmes prove to be good thlngs for a
llve and up-to-date town,
There are somo -moro old shaoks around
town that many peoplo would be pleaaed
to see a good, llvely flre and a vlgoroua
Aprll wind get lnto,
Wo have escaped from the coal dealer
only to fall in the hande pf the cruel
T.h'e Buffalo authorltles are flnding some
consolatlon ln the old-tlmo thoory that
r.iurder wlll put.
Tlie man whe Invented the ttasue paper
dreas pattern haa Just dled, but tho
pattern wlll go on forever,
No Eastor There.
"The Sultan of Turkey," saild Mrs. Hen
peck, aftor taklng another glanco at the
Item to bo auro that she had made no
mistalce, "hns seventy-alght wlves."
"1 wondor," the . Bad-faced llttle man
answered, as he looked far away and slgh
ed. "If there's an Baster lq the TurKlsh
Nothing But Woods.
p. A. R.'s whoae voleea reaoh us
In swoet medloy of laat words,
Yet, in Freedom's name, may teach ua
Tongueg are mightler than words.
Utcnd ofVhought ][
New Orloans Tlmctt-Domocratl The
hlgh wnter, if It had nny effect oh our
cotton trade( stlmulatod rathor than Uo*
oreaaed lti and what ls true of eotlpn ls
true*rolatlvely of overy other atupleiin
whlch New Orleans deals. Maroh, tlio
hlgh-water month, has been, as the bank
and commerdlal statlstlos show.-.ono of
the most aotivo buslness months New' Or?
loans has evor known.
Atlanta Constltutloni Some western po
pers are maklr.g doaperate efforts to get'
tho Parkor boom tangled up wlth tho
labor unlon problem. Isn't thls taklng
nn unfair advanlage of a boom that has
done,nothlng more than feel Its way Bo
far?. .-:-: .
Blrmlrigham Newsi Crum haa taken
charga of tho Charlostbn oustom house,
so tho Presidont's wsstorn tour Should
be a Joyous and llght-hoartod ovent.
Dallaa Now_J If tho humnne Boston
lans keep along thoy may soon dei'lnre
lt unlawful for an ambltioua olub woman
to wear a bee ln her bonnet.
From the Church Papers.
The best preparatlon for tho future,
Whethor for work, calamlty, trlal or task,
Is to do thoroughly, bravoly and ohoer
fully thoso thlngs whloh fall to our(
'?hand day. by day.
CREATINO- irBAVBN. It ls aftor thls
greatost works are accompllshodj' lt ls
by thls mothod that the flnost. oharactors
aro foflned; it Is in this way that the
wlsest traln the'msolves for llfe, Ho who
glvoa hlmself up to thoughts of heaven
and antlolpatlon of happlnoss, donles hlm?
self that; preparatlon for hoavon whlch
comos by-accoptlng tho educatlon of llfe
and/'whlch Ib the only suro promlse of
tho possesslon of heaven. We must oroate
hoaven, Wlthln oursolvos boforo wo clalm
it as a condltion.?Southorn Churchman.
Happlneas ls muoh sought after, but
cannot bo had at all tlmes and undor all
clroumstances, but thls noed not provont
i us from belng os happy
BB HOPEFUU os wo posslbly ean. A
brlght, hopefiil vlew of
thlngs ls to. be constantly cultlvated, and
la essentlal to enjoyment ln llfe's dutles,
as well as in Ita rear^ations.?Presbytor.
.There is nothlng ln God's unlverse
abundant enough to bo wasted. Durlng
the dayo of tho early gold dlscovorles ths
mlners unrted/ln many camps, ln dovts
ing meanB to dlsposo ot a
UBERS Olt peoullar black sand' of enor
WASTERS. rnous wolght, whlch Blfted
through the Bliflceways and
closod tho watercourses. Years' later It
was dlscovered that thls contomnod
waste-product was composed almost en
tlrely i of metalllc sllver, and that for
tunea had been thrown contemptuously
away. Many of use desplee our tlme afl
the mlners dld tho Bllvor sand. We "pass
away tlme,'' we "klll tlme," we "whlle
away tlmo," and know not that lt ls the
ore of nchlevoment, tho raw matorlsr
from whlch, Is fashlonod oternlty. Only
the doers, not the ldlers; only the users,
not the wasters, are laylng up troasure
for the future, here and hereaftsr.?Sun
daj'-scnool Timos. \
A human belng Is a mero atom, In oe
sonse, and a univerae In another. H1b
body is a Bystom of mlraclos. His eoul
Ib a unit of mlraoulous
SYSTBM OF powers, and his dostlny ls
MIRACX.ES. ns endurlng , as that of
God. What uso should
he'make of hlmsolfV Shall ho devoto all
these mlraoles to baso purposes, or con
secrate them to hlm who created them?
Bvory breath he draws enables hlm to
conelder his accountablllty. Ought not
the rlghta of the Almighty to be more
sacred than any others for whloh ho con
tends? The' day of Judgment will settle
the conlested questlon of human Inde
pendonce versus dlvlne sovorolgntyl?Con?
Just how-much of heaven and of holi
la to be centered ln tho human memory, ,.
we know not. But we can be contldent
that an lll-Bpent past will eome
MHM>- day rlse up to haunt hlm who
ORY. has abused his days of opportu
nlty. Tho Lord had only to say
to tho negloctful, selflsh Dlves: "Son,
remomber." But comfort, peaco and Joy
will arlse to bless hlm who can look back
upon a llfo dovoted lovlngly to the ser?
vice of his Lord.?Rellglous Herald.
Personal and Oeneral.
Mrs Ollva Toffey Worden, wldow ot
Admlral John D. Worden, who command-,
ed tho 'Monltor ln the ongagement wlth
the Merrlmao In the Clvll War, haa Just
dled at Lakewood, N. J.
Bev. Horace Talbert, seeretarj' of W11-,
berforce Unlverslty, tho only Instltutlon
ln the North for colored students exclu
slvoly, ls-ln New York, trylng to arouse
Interest for the Instltutlon and to ralso
money for lt
Edward Rudolph Johnes, nn authorlty
,on Intornatlonal law and counsol for Ven
ozuela In tho boundary dtspute wlth Great
Brltaln ln Prosldont Cloveland's Admln
Istratlon, haa just dled ln Now York,
Dr. J. D. Barton, of the Am'erlcan Bonrd
of Missions at Boston, .handles overy day
nn lnterestlng hatch of cosmopolltan oor
rcBpondonce. One day reoently his mall
Included lottors from Cnnstantlnople,
Parls, Tjondon, Shanghal, Hongkong, Yo
kohoma and Bangkok.
North Carollna Sentlment.
The Ralolgh News-Observer orows a llt?
tle as follows:
The shlpmont of twenty-eight cratos qf
fltrawbsrrios on tho flrBt day of'Aprll Is
a record-broalfer. TJsualy tho flrst shlp
monts aro made about tho 10th of Aprll,
Last soason the Atlantlo Const Dlne haul?
ed 2,000 carloads. Thls year BOmo predlot
that tho crop will reaoh 3,000 carloads.
Wobster's Weokly News: If, under the
Watts law, the towns and oltles of the
State don't get all tho tomperance they
want, lt will bo their own fault and not
the fault of tha law,
Tho Wlnston-Salom Sentlnel dlsposes of
tho wholo mattor thus: Aa tho leadershlp
of the Ropubllcan party ln North Caro?
llno means merely tho dlstrlbutlon of Fed
eral offlcers, th'o Job will flt any old me
With a Comment or Two.
A man who ls the son of a Vlrglnla
court clork and was^horn in such a good
place ns I.uray ought to make a pretty
good vlce-presldent.?Rlchmond Times
True; he has two exoellent quallfloa
tlons, but the Tlmes-Dlspatoh ls omlnoua
ly stfont about his Populist aWnnces,?
Vai'.e Courler. ,
He has repepted and returned to the
fold and we hnvo no doubt is heartlly
ashamed of his Popullstlo wandorlngs.
Mayl>e Ju'dgo Mann caught the llck from
Judgo Campbell.?Farmvlllo Herald.
Tho evldence ehows that that was Dr,
Crawford's good fortune.
Whera ls tho man who ean formulnte
a platform that can unlte the dlscordnnt
eletnents, and deal on to ylotory??Glade
Eoho had its answer ready before the
estoemed Journal wetit to presa
| StHnts of tha iOuk
| Undtc Bvinf ftoiW
Presldent Rooaovelt started Wadneade.*
on hls Isn* Juhkotlng totir of the weet
and horthwest, and ls to-day aomewher*
up ln Mlnnesota. The trlp wlll owJt A
lot of money andposalbly result In aotn?
good to tho Presldent. Mtinh cnre M
boltiar tnkon tb instira the eafety of tha
dl^tlngulshod travoler. Beoret.servlce oU
flcers wlll go ahoad of tlio prosldontlal
party and go over evory Inch of grotina
the Chlef Mnglstrato wlll eover. Wlilll
In tha cltlos nnd townrt at whloh ho wlll
stop.", At onfeh of thoso placos the tradt
on^whlch tho prcsldentlal u, -H;wlll ar- t
rlvo ls solooted and tho routii'^m, bl? 1
car to tbo carrlagoa that wlll be*i/altln|
tojr hlm and hls pnrty ls mapped out. -II
irf kho'wn oxaetly where the prosldontlal
car wlll stop and how many stopa he wlll
havo to,take to roaeh hls carrlago. The
secrot sorvlco man pelnts out where ropei
are to bo stretehod to keop the orowd at
tho proper dlstance and whore the pollee
men oro to standj, also the atatlona fpf
earrlngea of the receptlpn eommltte*
Thoro ls a lot of treuble and a slght of
exponsn oennected wlth tho prosldontla
JUnkotlng trlp in thoso.latler days ef th?
Itcpublid. There ls also a great doal ol
rlak, and thuse and other thlngs con
sldorcd, eno can roadlly rench the con'
cluslon that the placo for tho Preslden
durlng tho four yeara1 ho hclds offlce, t\
In Washlngton. '
After much trouble and annoylng- dela:
,*he now Dopnrtraont ef Cpmmerce ano
t">,-?r undor Bocrotary Ccrtelyeu has gpt
ten W#n to buslness ln a small way. Mf,
Cortolyou han rontod temporary quartera
In itlto buildlng of tho Bulldcrs' Exchanaa
and haa slgned a leaso for a new build?
lng now bolng orecto'd en tho stte Pf old
Nowspapor Row oh Fourtecnth Btreot.
inear Pennsylvania Avenue, whlch wlll
be rondy for hlm ln May. It Is a sma!)
ibuildlng/ comparod wlth the other grea<
cdlfloos oocuplod by tho govommon.t di.
partments, but wlll furnlsh suffielont qua1 j
tors.for the difforcnt buronus. of the D.J
.partment of Commdree and Labor ?uhll
Congress provldes tbom a pormanail
homo. Tho prlnclpal branchcs ot tl I
new depnrtment, the census offlco, the la
bor bureau, tho flsh cemmlsslpn, the'br
tcau pf statlstlcs and the llghthoua
board, are already woll placed and cav
remaln whero they aro as long as necet
sary. The new buildlng wlll be cccuploi
by- the secretary, hls asslstants, ohl?
clerk, dlsburalng offlcer and other olerki.'
and the bureau of corporatlons and.thu
lmmlgratlon bureau and -steamboat ln-^
spcctlon servlce can be removed lnto 1>
from the Treasury Buildlng.
It waa announced durlng the week tbal
Roglnald Vanderbllt bad aettled ll.00O.OW
on Mlss Cathleon Nellson, the young wo
man to whpm he ls te be unlted ln mar?
rlage en the Hth pf thls mpnth. It; la
interestlna: also to those whe take any
lnterest at all ln auch thlngs, that tha
rlch ynung gcntle'mnn has let it leak bul
that he intcnds to glve te hla best man
and usbers tho most expenslve present*
ever glven by a bridegroom anywhere li.
the werld. Mra. Vanderbllt, pn Wed?
nesday, inspooted Alrlolgh, whore tha
weddlng ia to take place, and ? aupertn
tbndcd the puttlng iri order of the Break
'era, whlch will be oceupled by Reglnald|
Vanderbllt after hls marrlage.
Some Intereatlng statlstlcs for March]
are finding thelr way In prlnt. For in-l
stancoi Tho bank-note clrculatlen forl
tho yoar endlng March 81st reached ahl
aggrcgato of $3S2,61D,288. Thls was an ln-1
crcase over the prevlous year of $28,042,?L|
There are many people whp hppe and ex-l
peet that withln tho next two years f'
new banklng system will be adopted, on?
that wlll largcly Jncrcase tho clrculatloiL
of bank notca. Thls would be ono wayj
thougb not the bost way, to isupply thf
country wKh the much-talked of an|
much-neoded "elastlo currency."
Durlng the past week the Ponnsylvanli
Railroad ? Company completcd deals bj
whlch ls succeoded In buylng up all thal
proporty covering the stte of the great j
new statlon ln New York clty. When
the projeot was flrst disclcsed a num?l
ber of real estato speculatora started ln
to buy up as much as they could obtaln.
of the property, expectlng tc get a Jnrga
, Incroase from the compuny. The com?
blnatlon known as the Nathan-Marx-WlBt
syhdicate secured nlne - parcels, and .the
Slre Brothers, who are real estato nnd
thoatrical explelters, got flfton parcels.
It ls aald that nolther syndlcate. secured
a vory large proflt pn the transactlon.
Crematlon of dead bodles ls stlll un
lawfful In Pruaala, whoae Leglslature laat
week defeated a blll. provldlng for lts au?
thorizatlon. The old prejudlce ln fa?
vor of earth burlal, pr.the preservatlon el
tho body. ln tombs, scems Invlnclble there.
, It ls announced from- Washlngton thal
the selottion of the Unlted States com
mlR8lono\a to the'. Internatlonul Money
Conference, which ia' to fix tho ratio be?
tweon gold nnd sljver'for colonlnl pur
poaes, will bo made as soon as Secretary
Bhaw returns to Washlngton. Thls ls
partlcularly Intereatlng1 In vlow of tho
fact that thla will be the flrat timo ln
the hlatory of tho country that our gov
ernmeht haa had to appolnt mombor3 of
auch a commlaalon. Never beforo have
we had buslness wlth determlnlng the
oharacter ot the coln used in colonlal r.Or
glons. .Charlea A. Conant, of New York,
and Prof. J. W, Jenks, of Cornell Unl
verslty, who havo already conduoted an
extensive tnqulry for tho War Depart?
ment lnto the flnahctal and economio con
dltlons of Chlna, the Phlllpplnes and th?
Btralts sottlemonts, wlll probably bo two
of the Unlted Statoa roprosenta'tlvos,
The vonerable and much-loved KIno -
Oscar, of Bwodon, rosumod tho rolna ol
govornment at Btockholm on Tuesday.
last, thus termlnatlng tho regency of the
Crown Prlnce Gustavo, whlch be'gan
obout tho flrst of the yoar on ncceunt oi
tho 111 health of tho klng.
Notwlthatnndlng the warllko nowa from f
tho Balkans durlng tho week, thore wlll
probably be no war this spring In eastern'
Europe. It soema to'bo a fact that the
Buaalan Govornment has addreaaod an?
other noto of. admonltlnn to Bulgaria,
warning Prlnco Fordlnand not to pro-j
Thoro seoms to be a ohango In sentl-,
ment concernlng the forthcomlng olectloif
ln Chlcago, whlch Is attractlng attontlo:]
all over the country. The latest news
from that olty la to the oft'ect tha an lm\
preaslon now prevalls 'there that Carter
II. Hnrrlson's ohancea for re-oloctlon aa
Mayor nro not bo good as when ho was
last a candldate. It ls tho sort of-po
litlcal sltuation whlch #rouao.s tho ln?
toroatiof tlie bettlng fraternlty, and |t ls
atatod! tbat tho well-known "plungera,"'
John W, Gatea and John A. Drake, have
hot $16,000 wlth James O'Leary that
Graomo Stewart, the Ropubllcan oandl
flate, wlll bo the noxt Mayor of Oblcago, I
Tho announcement copios from Pltts. '
burg tbat tho old contest betweon Frlck
and Carnogle haa broken out afroah, tp,' I
fnct has been golng on n|l tho tlme lnalde
tho management pf the Unlted Statoa
Bteel Corporatlon, notwlthstandlng pre-.
vlous announcementa that. lt had beeri
settled ainlenblo. ,'Ilhe confllct Ia over
Mr. Carnegl'Vs pet nnd protego, Mr,
Sohwab, whom Carneglo mado presldent
of the corporatlon ogalnBt Frlok's pro.
test. Vlt was," aays n Pittsburg ^paper,
"thls confllot, rathep than any pbyskaj
or mentul ti^oublo, probably, whlch caus-<
od Mr, Schwab to tnke hls Jong vacntlon
In Europe. It ls ourrontly reported that
Mr, Sohwab la llkely to bo dlspluced at
the annual meetlng of the corporatlon o?