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On the ISth instant 'the Supreme Court
?of Appeals of Virginia, In the case of
Taylor vs. Tho Commonwealth, unani?
mously decided that tho Constitution
ordained by the lato Constitutional Con?
vention, "which went into effect on the
aoth day ot July, 1002, is the only rlght
iul. valid and existing Constitution of
this State, nnd that to it all the citizens
of Virginia owo their obedience and loyal
The decision of <the court Is tersely
expressed In the opinion of Judge Tfnrrl
eon, published else.whe.ro !n this Issue,
in which opinion all of tho judges con?
It will be remembered that, in the sui is
now pending in the United States courts,
In which tho Invalidity of the present
Constitution of Virginia and of the suf?
frage ertele thereof is asserted, Mr. John
6. Wise relied upon two grounds:
' First and mainly: That the Constitu?
tion ordained by the convention is not
the Constitution of Virginia, but Is a void
and illegal Instrument, of no force or
V- Htifi. 'second: That Article IT. of said
Constitution (tho suffrage article) is in?
valid, as beine in conflict with the trrif
teenth Amendment to the Constitution
of the United States.
As wo understand tho settled rule In,
this country to be, tho question ns to
what is the law of a Stole, whether or?
ganic or statuto, is primarily a State
question, and, in cases llko thesp, tho de?
cision of the courts of the State as to
what is Its Constitution, Is final and
binding upon all persons within its juris?
diction and upon the world, and Is ac
csDMii by the Federal government and
coiirta is th* ultimate adjudication of
iT.y ?ir'-'h question. Th? Federal courts
bac*? agaia aBd a*aJn recognized this
prirA?j??. ani invarfahly held that the
\arv ri a. Stite it what Its court of last
resect baa uoertalzved It to h?.
T/h* eocdmrtre tearing of this decision
In TsrrV.r t?..7>?? Commonwealth upon
te??, a^?a?irtfi o,??? pending in tho United
Sftaie? ec'irif. Involving the validity' of
tSe Cons?tatiaa r,t Virginia, will bo ob
rUvza. It effectuadly disposes ot tho chief
rr"Kznd of assault upon which the counsel
la *h* salts referred to seemed/ most
confidently to rely, and narrowe that
litigation to the second ground abovo
mentioned, viz: that the suffrago article
of the Virginia Constitution Is In con?
flict with the Fifteenth Amendment to
the Fedora! Constitution.
As tn this, we have only to say that
bu?. Fifteenth Amendment prohibits a
dUi.to from denying or abridging tho
right of citizens of the United States
to vote, on account of race, color or
provlous condition of servitude. Thero
IB tuo BUgsestlon of any such discrimina?
tion In the language of tho suffrage ar?
ticle of the Virginia Constitution. It
Ih absolutely froo from any distinction
on account of race, color or previous con?
dition of servitude, and applies alike to
the whito man and the negro; and the
principal ground upon which It has been
(assailed, has ulready tbeen, as
Dv understand tho case, bus
toUced by the unanimous decision of
the Supremo Court of tho United Slates
In 'Wllllarns vu. Mississippi, 170 I), s.,
THE ADVANCE OP VVAORS.
Tho btrike In this city and the strike.}
that have been occurring and are oc?
curring, und that will continuo to occur In
all parts of the country ure Blgnlflcant of
an evolution. They mean that tho work?
ing man Is Improving his condition, that
^ he needs more pay to sustain 'him in ills
^Improved condition, and hlu demand for
mr>r?? pay grows out of the changed sit?
The trite saying tnat you cannot keep
the worklngman down Is a philosophical
saying. You cannot keep the working
man down 60 Jong as he is determined to
Our next proposition Is that it is In the
Interest not only of thrt worklngman. but
Of society that lie should progresn and im?
prove iris'condition. That is particularly
true of a nation like ours where we
.recognise the principle of equal rights,
where we recognize that the greatest as?
tet ftf the nation la its manhood, and
where all our educational movements and
? processes are In the interest of man?
It 1? poeelble to ii??* on fifty cents a
I day. That Is to say a man can sustain life
on thnt pitiful sum nnd even le?a. People
In China live on much less. But when an
American lives on f.fty cents a Any he
lives In a hovel, he eats the coarsest
food, lie hns none of the comforts or
the refinements of home, ha has little
sclt-resnect, and he Is a poor member
This country Is spending enormous sums
of money each year In popular education
nnd the object of this education is to
Improve the boys and girls as they grow
tipT to give them taste for bonks and
pictures, and for all that tends to Improve
the'mind nnd morals and character. And
so It follows as a logical necessity that
with this education comes a demand for
a sufficient wage to maintain the pupil
when ho has received his ?ducation In the
station for which his education fits him.
Wo cannot give our hoys and girls these
roflnod tastes nnd yet expect them to
Ilvo In a hovel on coarse food. Society Is
making a new situation, society Is, there?
fore, responsible fnr the demands of the
working man for more pay, and In Amer?
ica tho highest wages In the world aro
Wo do not propose In this brief article
to go Into nny discussion In detail of
tho rclntlon of capital to labor, ns the
expression goes, or to Indicate what Is a
fair wage for a given day's work In a
given lino of trade.
That Is a question which must he nt
last dctermlnod by the Inexorable law of
supply nnd demand. If any particular
occupation opens up opportunities to a
great number of persons, of course, that
occupation will bo sought by a multitude,
and the rulo of selection of tho fittest will
prevail, as, well bs the prevailing rat? of
wages. You ennnot In such ? case force
up artificially the rate of wages. That
has been done In special nnd limited
trades, but skill and exclusion alone do
this, when there Is a demand for lnbor
Every reasonable persons must be In
sympathy with tho workmen who
Is trying to Improve his condition
and trlvlng to keep himself nnd his
family in comfort. So, ? In that
sense, we are In sympathy with the
ngltntlon that Is going on among tho
workmen of the country, in the orgnnl
zntlons which they have formed in their'
own Interest and to promote this de?
sirable end. It Is a hopeful sign. Nothing
good is accomplished without agitation
Thees agitations, when peaceful and rea?
sonable, mean Ufo and health and pro
gross. It Is stagnation that we are to
fear, for stagnation means death.
But some of the methods that the lnbor
organizations aro employing to further
their purposes, to help their cause, are
wrong and cannot help, but only hinder
the good work. They cannot afford to use
violent methods of nny description. They
cannot afford to engage in riot, to destroy
human life and property, nor can they
afford to browbeat and Intimidate ? by
the use of the boycott, The most Intelligent
labor loaders fully understand this. The
Opinion, a labor organ, now published
In the city of Richmond, recognizes the
fact and takes strong position against
violence and the boycott. In Its issue of
yesterday It says:
"There Is a disposition to boycott some
of our business men for tho position they
have taken. This Is all wrong. Allow
every man a right to his opinion. Argu?
ment Is what wo want. Education is what
we need, and what the public needs. The
fruits gathered from the tree of argument
and education will keep without being
sealed by a hot air process."
That's the doctrine. It Is by education,
by argument, by appeal to reason, to
right, to justice that tho cause of labor
Is to be promoted. The leaven is work?
ing, as we havo tried to show, and it will
continue to work in the Interest of labor
and of the whole body politic, if 'the
workman will only be wise and prudent
in his conduct.
But if he shows a disposition to brow?
beat? and Intimidate and tyrannize, to
destroy Jifa and property, to trample the
law under hts feet, society will soon
come to the conclusion that such ? work?
lngman la a menace, rather than a help
to society and government, and that lit
tho interest of society and government
he must bo suppressed.
X/ct us hear tho conclusion of the mat?
ter. Thero Is a necessary conflict be?
tween capital on the ono hand, which
naturally wishes to do tho best It can
for itself, and labor on the other hand,
which naturally strives to do the best
thnt It can for Itself. But It Is as plain
as the noonday sun that the workman
Is advancing, that his Improved and Im?
proving situation makes him demand all
that he can get for hla work, and if he
will only continue ?to mnko real montai
and moral Improvement! if he will main?
tain his Improved situation and continue
to Improve it, his wage will continue to
Increase by tho force of circumstances,
TUR SOURCE OF GOVERNMENT ?
The news from Wilmington, Delaware,
Is Fit 111 full of interest. Arthur Corwell,
of Hartford City, Indiana, who was ar?
rested on tho charge of complicity in the
burning of the negro assailant of Miss
Helen nishop, was roleased on ball, but
not until there had beert another demon?
stration iiy the mob. Two thousand per??
sorm gathered in front of tho City Hall,
whoro Corwell was confined, and while
tho crowd committed no overt net, thero
were loud cries for tho release of Cor?
well, and It looked at mio timo un though
an attempt would be made to rescue him.
It Is further staled tliut after tho crowd
at the City Hall had dispersed, scene?
of lawlessness were enacted In different
parts of the city, especially In the colored
settlement, and the entire police forco
were kept busy putting down disorder.
This shows how one act of lawlessness
"begets another. The mob spirit has. been
thoroughly aroused In tho city of Wil?
mington, anii tho lawless element, hav?
ing had a tuste of riot and disorder, Is
llko a hungry heaet which lias had a
taste of blood. They want inoro of it.
It Is palatable, and they will havo inoro
of It before they have settled down again.
There Is a lesson in this for the peo?
ple of Richmond. The mc.b spirit is ram?
punt lure, und tho more that spirit is
ixc.rcla.id ? th? stronger it becomes and
Ilio more demoralizing It is.
Some people . ?. m to think that the
government is a matter of course; that
It Is a strong entity within itself, and
has a certoln Inherent force. It is not
true. The government Is the creature
of tho people, nnd lawn aro but the ex?
pression of popular sentiment. If the
people of this country should determino
lo-niorrow that they would have no more
government, that moment tho govern?
ment would fall, The President nnd the
members of Congress nndi tho Governors
of tho several States and the members
of tho Legislature and all tho soldiers
In tho land aro hut a handful as oom
pnrod with tho great body politic, and If
tho people should determino to put the
government down, these representatives
of government would count for nothing.
Look at Servla's example.
The strength of our government Is In
the hearts and minds of tho people.
Government Implies civic righteousness
on tho part ot the people, nnd If that
civic righteousness bo lacking! If tho
people of tho United States, or tho peo?
ple of Virginia, or the people of Rich?
mond, are not In favor of government;
it they aro lawless at hoart; if they have
no respect for thn authorities; if thoy
prefer mob rulo to the rulo of govern?
ment, thero can ho no government.
"The kingdom ot heaven is within you."
said our Dord to His disciples. It was a
true saying, anil it is equally applicable
to tho people of this generation. Govern?
ment Is within tho people or It docs not
RIOTS OF OTHER DAYS.
It Is something new in tho experience
of Richmond to hnvo scones of violence
and disorder, such as we have recently
Such others as are chronicled in our
city annals, and are worthy to bo digni?
fied by that term, wero born of the
tumult and recklessness of war, or (what
amounted to nearly the same thing), re?
While tthe Confederate war was at its
height, there occurred what was called
the "bread riot." This brief foment was
started by a number of women, who,
Incensed at the high price of provisions,
mado a demonstration In front of some
of the stores on Main and lower Frank?
lin Streets. Tho occasion was seized by
rowdies to do some pillaging. The Armory
Guard was called out to suppress the
rioters, but did not have to use Its
weapons. Speeches that were made by the
Governor and Mayor, and, perhaps by the
President, shamed the disturbers of the
penco nnd sufficed to restore order.
On the night of tho evacuation of the
city bS>. the Confederates there was a
fearful amount of rioting and pillaging.
Hundreds of stores were looted. Not until
the Federal troops arrived was order re?
With tho best Intentions In tho world,
the City Council had ordered all the
whiskey in tho city to be seized and
poured into the gutters. Seized it was,
but not all of It was poured into tho
gutters. Some of it was poured down the
throats of men, naturally reckless, who
became yat more evil minded under the
Influence of the? liquor they drank.
At that time Richmond was crowded
with people from all parts of the Con?
federacy. Some of them men of des?
perat* characters. To add to the horrors
of the situation, tho convicts in the penl
tentlnry released themselves, but wo
doubt if they had time to do much pll
leglng. They were too anxious to get
away. As for the prisoners in the Llbby
prison, they had been sent to their friends
by flag of truce boat.
Once more Richmond was tho scene of
alarming riot and confusion. In I860 there
waa a dual city government for awhile?
ono set of officers claiming authority un?
der military nppolntment; the other claim?
ing under appointments made by Gov?
ernor Walker, who acted by authority of
the Virginia Legislature, There were two
Mayors?Ellyson and Chahoon?and two
polico forces, and "collisions" occurred at
the City Hall and at several other places.
Finally It was agreed to havo a truco
and to refer the disputes to the Supreme
Court of Appeals.
Wo do not recall, on tho Instant, the
style of the suit as It was docketed, but
It was popularly known as the "Ellyson
Chahoon case," nnd thn decision of the
court was in favor of Mr. Ellyson. There?
upon the Democrats remained In office
and (he Republicans retired.
Tho Supremo Court had met to deliver
Its opinion In this very case on April 27,.
1870, when "the Cupltol disaster" occurr?
ed, killing slxty-fivo men and wounding
two hundred others.
Yet another riot wo recall, while tho
Fedoral military was still in occupation
of the city. A Wilmington, Del., fire en?
gine company was on a ?visit here. There
was a firemen's parade and a test of ap?
paratus on the canal bank at the foot
of Eighth Streot. Thecr was, of couree,
a largo crowd in attendance, including
many negroee. The latter wore exas
porated by tho streams of water thrown
upon thorn, accidentally or otherwise, and
hopetl to "get even." Later when tho pa?
rado was on Urnad Street, near Fifth, the
darkles made ? violent demonstration.
Tho Federal military was called out and
a company charged the lawbreakers with
clubbed muskets, and soon brought about
peace and order.
Hut enough! Excepting In the midst of
tho war, or ns a port of ite aftermath,
novor was Richmond until now tho scene
of resistance to authority for so much as
It is to be deplored that our admirable
record has been broken, and it is to be
hopod that unceasing efforts will be put
forth to restore respect for, and obedience
to constituted authority! and to hasten
the day wlu:n overy man and woman may
feel safe to walk or ride anywhere In
Richmond, or Henrico, et any hour, day
A TRIBUTE TO VIRGINIA.
Two facts which developed incidentally
in the course of the Council investigation
on Frlduy night are worthy of moro than
One of the contractors who was a wit?
ness tebtilied that ho had approached the
Pity Engineer nnd laid certain facts be?
fore him because Ids wife, had advised
him to do so. She believed'thai It was
, wrong tor tiri to pay a. bribe to a
?iiember of the Council, nnd urged him
to go and make ? clean breast Of the
matter to an honest city official.
Happy tho man with a true nnd honest
wife, who spurB him up to hin responsi?
bilities nnd urges him Io do the right
thing nnd let the consequences tnke care
of themselves. The virtue of American
womanhood la the greatest moral force
at work to-dny In our society. It is work?
ing alt tho time, and it is working for
good and for the uplift of man.
Tho other Incident relates to a letter
addressed to the same witness by one of
his associates abroad. In which the wit?
ness was advised to he careful how he
offered bribes to a City Councilman of
Richmond, as it was dangerous to deal
in this way with Virginia officials.
Thnnk the Lord for the repuatlon old
Virginia has abroad. Now nnd then
there Is a dishonest official in this State,
but they are tho rare exceptions, and It
Is dangerous for any roan to attempt to
bribe the average? Virginia official. We
hnvo an enviable reputation and we must
maintain it. Whenover we discover any
of these civic traitors wo must deal with
them as they deserve, and let them know,
and lot the world know, that In this hon?
orable old Commonwealth such infamous
practices will not be tolerated.
JOHN THE BAPTIST.
fSelectod for The Times-Dispatch.).
"But the nngol said unto him: Fear not,
Znchnrlas, for thy prayer Is heard, end
thy wlfo Elizabeth ehall bear thee a son,
and thou shnlt call his name John. * *
And many of the children of Israel shall
lie turn to the Lord their God," Luke,
. Tho first event recorded In St. Luke's
gospel Is tho sudden appearance of nn
nngol to a Jewish priest named Zacharlas.
Tho angel announces that a eon Is to be
given- him, and that this son Is to be
the forerunner of the long promised Mes?
Tho word of God had plainly foretold
that when Messiah should come one would
to sent before to preparo tho way. And
now In tho wisdom of God It was pro?
vided that when this forerunner should
appear he should bo born in the family of
It was the first communication from God
to Israel since the days of Malachl. It
broke tho long silence ot four hundred
years with a blessing- It told tho true
Israelite that the prophetic words of
Danlol wero at length fulfilled, and that
He in whom all the nations of the earth
should he blessed would shortly appear.
At this period of the v/orld we can form
very llttlo idea of the immense Impor?
tance attached to the angel's announce?
ment. To the mind of any pious Jew It
must have beon a message of great joy.
How much more, then, to the aged priest,
walking in all the commandments of tho
Both Zacharlas and Elizabeth had grace
when grace was very rare, and kept with
loving zeal all the burdensome observ?
ances of tho ceremonial law. Such Is the
example which this, holy pair hold up to
all Christian families. To serve God
faithfully and continually and to live up
to tho standard of duty always, such Is
the select record left by them. Amid all
their zeal nnd prayers and faith they had
one great sorrow. .We?, are told thoy had
no child. This was. Indeed, a heavy af?
fliction and borne with meek "submission.
But prayers are r.ot necessarily rejected
because the answer is delayed. Zacharlas
had no doubt often prayed for a son, and
apparently prayed in vain. Yet the very
first word of the^rgel shows plainly that
this prayer had not been forgotten: "Fear
not, thy prayer is heard."
"We shall do well to remember this fact
when we kneel to pray. Bewaro of the
conclusion that our supplications are use?
less, especially In the matter of inter?
cessory prayer. It Is not for us to pre?
scribo either the time or tho way In which
cui requests are to be answered.
He who knows best the timo for a son
to be born knows also the time for them
to be "born again." "Delay of effect
must not discourage our faith," says an
old divine. "It may ho God hath long
granted It before we know It. As It takes
hundreds of years for the light to reach
us from the stars, bo it may bo with the
answer to our prayers,"
But one thing remains for its to do:
"Continue In prayer," to pray always
and not to faint, and leave with childlike
confidence the result In His hands.
No child can givo such true joy ns ono
filled with the grace of God. Such nn ono
was John the Baptist. Zacharlas had
waited long, but now his cup was to over?
flow with joy and gladness, for not only
was thero to bo a son, hut "he shall be
filled with tho Holy Ghost," was tho com?
plote and wonderful blessing.
Graco and the full measure of tho Holy
Spirit is^tho great thing we should desire
for our children. It Is a thousand times
bt-lter than beauty or riches or honor or
rank. Whatever wo seek for our chil?
dren, let us seek first that they moy have
a place In the Hook of Life and be filled
with the Holy Spirit. Never forgot ?li?t
the heart which Is not too young to sin
is also not too young to be filled with
tho graco of God.
We loarn in tho last place the character
of a really great and successful minister
of God, The world's measure ot great?
ness Is utterly false. Princes and con?
querors, statesmen and philosophers?
these the world calls "great," But such
greatness is not recognized In heavon.
Only they who do great things for God
are counted great thero, Man and his
acts are valued according to the standard
of the day of Judgment. The faithful
minister, like John the Baptist, will "turn
hearts"?turn them from Ignorance to
knowledge, from carelessness to though
fulness, from sin to God. He will go
"before the Lord;" he will delight in be?
ing the horald for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ho will strive to make "ready u people
for the Lord"~to gather out of the "world
a company of believers, watching for the
day of His appearance. ?
For such ministers let us pray night
and day. They aio the true pillars ot a
church?the true salt of the earth, the
true light of the world. Happy Is that
church, and happy Is that nation which
has many such,
Baltimore Is another city that is wrest?
ling with the electrolysis problem. The
United Railways nnd Electric Company
is charged with responsibility for tho stray
currents that are doing the damage. Va?
rious plans for remedying the evils com?
plained of wero suggested at a meeting
held on Friday, and as a resuit the com?
mission which is investigating the sub?
ject, suggested that the company should
bon.fl tip its wires ns soon ns possible.
This solution of he question-It solu?
tion It be?does not moot with tho approv?
al of tho accused company, but It Is prob?
able that it will bo tried.
Along with the Hon. Holmes Conrad,
Charla J. Bonaparte, of Baltimore, has
been appointed as special counsel to pros?
ecute tho postoffice cases In Washington,
but now comes objection to Mr. Bona?
parte. Friends of Mr. McKinley are not
pleased with that Belectlon. It appears?
thnt he opposed the conferring by Har?
vard of the degree of doctor of laws upon
The complnlnnnts say that the appoint?
ment Is particularly objectionable, as It
comes so soon after the fling of the Post?
master-General to the effect that the
postal ?c?ndala had their origin In the
administration of Mr. McKinley.
The Important question Is not what Mr.
Bonaparte thought of Mr. McKinley as a
candidate for nn honorary degree, but
whether he Is honest and capable; wheth?
er he will make a good, fair, vigorous
prosecutor or not. The general Impres?
sion is that he will. If this Impression
bo Justified by the facts In the caso, his
appointment ought to stand.
This country has not only made a mar
ket for some of Its surplus corn In Europe,
but has croatod a demand for Its flour in
China. The exports of American flour to
Hong Kong in IR92 wero 471,408, barrels,
nnd for 1902 1,549,032 barrels, an Increase
of about 200 per cent.
The growing popularity of our flour In
the Celestial Empire Is due to tho com?
mendation of It upon tho part of emi?
grants returned from the United States.
These facts are regarded as of.so much
Interest that they have become the sub?
ject of a report from tho British consul
Here is a, squib from the Norfolk
"The Mayor of Richmond rinds, as havo
a good many pcoplo before him, that it
takes considerable effort to undo a fow
words hastily spoken."
Tho St. 1,0118 Globe-Democrat, which
is published not far from Bellvllle, 111.,
"Circuses and horse races arc good
drawing cards, but a lynching bee can do
more in the way of attracting a crowd,
on short notlco. than any other human
It speaks well for tho popularity of
President McKinley that four hundred
thousand dollars havo been raised al?
ready to build a monument in his mem?
ory. This Is the quickest work of tho
sort on record, so far as wo remember.
Tho Newport News TImes-Heraid takes
note of the fact that "the preachers in
Richmond who wanted to stop the strike
found neither side ready for an eleventh
There are about as many different
opinions of the- wheat crop this year as
there are wheat-raising farmers In the
State of Virginia,
Taking It by and large, wo hardly see
whero; Norfolk has any right to complain
of the expense of military occupation and'
The original Solomon did not get
chance to demonstrate his %vlsdom at tho
time of tho strike. Perhaps he would
have done better.
Roosevelt andl Brlstow: It could be
(.otten used to in a long campaign,, but
there is very little Jingle about It.
Kentucky has 118 counties, In addition
to tho .ont, that everybody can call tho
name of without looking on the map.
Sir Thomas admits that ho has spent
three-quarters of a million trying to
elevate that cup.
Some of tho up country papers know
just exactly how to handle a strike?on
The sweet summer time seems to bo
coming to. us slowly via New York this
Richmond preachers will serve as chap?
lains for the Virginia miltary to-day
Not such an awful dry time In tho old
town last night after all.
How did you like prohibition for ono
night, and Saturday night at that?
Iowa Democrats rejected 10 to 1 without
the consent of any convention or nation.
The Mayor and the Sheriff.
Mayor Taylor's duty with reference to
this strike was plainly to withhold every
expression of partizanshlp and use all tlio
persuasivo powers at his command to quell
tho turbulent spirit of violence raging
amongst certain elements of his consti?
tuency. What mooted it whether ho walk?
ed or rode; whether he was favorable or
otherwise to tho Richmond Railway Com?
pany Ho had the unquestioned privilege
to walk, If he so desired, and, perhai a,
all things considered, It was safest for
him to do so. It was also tils unfettered
right to sympathize with the strikers?but
not with tho mob.?Roanoke Times.
It seems to us that Mayor Taylor has
been grossly misrepresented und deeply
maligned. His courao haa been In honor?
able contrast wilh that of the sheriff of
Henrlco county, who obstlnatoly refused
to avail himself of the most obvious
means of preserving order nnd of prevent?
ing bloodshed. After tho shooting Wed?
nesday night, ho called for troops, thus
locking the stable after the horso was
gone. Mayor Taylor called for them to
prevent bloodshed, and to keep the horse
securely lu the stable.?Petersburg Index
Solomon. of Henrlco, will never go down
in history as tlio wisest sheriff.?Newport
Mayor Tavlor, of Richmond, exhibited
poor Judgement, and inexcusable partls
anry when ho announced to the mob
which he was trying to quell: "[ am with
you, boys." This expression of his sym?
pathies with thu strikers at a critical time
when as Mayor of the city he should have
occupied u much higher plane, was very
unbecoming In tho executive litad of a
great city.?Charlottesvllle Progress.
An Up-Country View,
?T|io strike at Richmond has ceased lo
be conducted In the orderly manner of
the first few days. Encouraged by tho
expression of men holding high official
positions, the mob has become so unruly
that tho police forco of the city could
not control them, and It became neces?
sary to appeal to the. militia of the State
t'<u- assistance. The mob should be quell?
ed if it requires the entire militia.or the
State to do it.
When the property of the citizens hi
fit tho mercy or a mob. encouraged by
politicians holding ullicial positions, there
Is little security of life or property, it Is
earnestly hoped that If tho Qevenjor of
the Stato bo compelled to take part, that
he will fearlessly perform his duty and
promptly put down rowdyism.?Shenan
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":[ ?tfents of ?he Week
Under Brief fceWew. J
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Tho activity nt Fourth Assistant Post
maslor-Geheral Joseph Little Brlstow in
the pursuit of the rascals that should bo
turned out of tho department has brought
his name prominently forwnrd within tho
past week for tho vlce-presldentlal nomi?
nation on the Republican ticket. It Is nr
gued by the admirers of Mr. Brlstow that
a ticket composed of Roosevelt and Brls?
tow, under the circumstances, would on
able the Republicans to do a wonderful
amount of hedging when tho Inevitable
cry comes up against the rascalities that
have been permitted In the Postonico De?
partment. This, of? course, Is on the pre?
sumption that the President is going to
do a strenuous stunt In pushing the ras?
cals, nnd that Brlstow will bo tho agent
to'fearlessly execute his orders. Major
John M. Carson, the ?voteran Washington
correspondent, is booming Brlstow right
along. Ho spoaks of him as a "thorough
going Kansan, ot Kentucky birth, a
atlvo of the late Secretary Brlstow, whoso
fearless exposuro of tho Vhlskey ring
during Grant's administration will be re?
membered with the "respect that brave
honesty always cams." He further nl
ludos to hie friend as a man "who stands
six feet two In hts stockings," is "sinewy
and pow/jrful In muscle,'" and whose
"eyes flash and glow behind his ?poe?
tados." ,"Thoy say ho Is long, lank nnd
hungry. So was Abraham Lincoln." Qultr
a speotacular candidate Is this discovery
of Major Carson.
The New York Commercial Advertiser
Is moving for the creation of a commis?
sion to search for lost parkR In Its city.
It justifies Its effort by the story of ono
city park that was actually lost and has
been very recently discovered by acci?
dent. According to the paper'? informa?
tion this particular park was laid out
more than ftve years ago In tho Bronx
District. It seems that the park commis?
sioners nnd everybody eluo forgot all
about It, except tho person Indicated
here: Says the Commercial Advertiser:
"Its discovery ns a park might havo
been indefinitely delayed hnd not a resi?
dent of the Bronx, who no longer needed
tho sito for a factory, volunteered tho In?
formation to Commissioner Eustls. of the
Bronx Park Department." Wonder li
Richmond has any lost parks lying
around loose. The Council Investigating*
Commltteo might Inquire.
Another limb of royalty has been doing
up our country ''onbeknownst" to us.
Prince George, grandson of the Emperor
Franz Josof of Austria, camo ovpr and
saw the United States and salted for
home one day last week. Under the title
of "Count of Wiirtenburg." he success?
fully hid his Identity In New York until
a few hours before sailing for home. "We
ha've heard much in Europe of your
American Invasion," he said, "but I had
not realized what tremendous resourcor
thero are in this country, It Is marvelous
and especially the energy one seoi? every
where. Bavaria, I believe, supplies the
United States with more musicians than
commercial products, but we hope in
time to remedy that."
The burning of a negro In the State of
Delegare, a negro charged with tho usual
crime, with murder added, has atiiacted
general attention during the past week.
In view of the fact that the lynching of
negroes In the North is becoming quite
common, the comments of the northern
papers are very Interesting. The follow?
ing from the Hartford Times Is a Hample,:
"He was burned at the stake, after an
attack on the Jail, which resulted In one
boy in the crowd being fatally shot by
the guards In an attempt to drh-O off
the attacking party. If the machinery of
tho law could act quickly In such-cases
there would be no opportunity for Judge
Lynch to wreak his fearful and Heiy
vengeance on the criminal. The savage
work at Belleville. Ill:, two weeks ago,
and now this Delaware burning have
done a good deal to familiarize the
hoodlum element eiverywhero with this
new form of death for negroes who com?
mit murderous assaults on white persons,
and, as'there seems to bo no cessation In
the list of assaults, burning negroes al
the stake by mobs may be said to he
fast becoming nn established procedure
in this country."
A strange form of paralysis, believed
by specialists to have been Induced by
some food or other poison acting on the
brain, has robbed Dr. William J.
Greancllo, of the faculty of the University
of New York, of the power ot speech
and the use of both legs, and has seri?
ously Influenced all the vital organs. Th<r
disease f.rst appeared in Apri!, and seems
to have fully developed only this past
week. Leading specialists who Kmro been
treating tho patient have been unable tc
check lis progress. The attack came the
day after Dr. Groanelle attended a church
festival at which he ate a light ropast.
There Is an epidemie of municipal cor?
ruption; It Is almost everywhere, and
what Is to some extent gratifying, there
is also something of an opldenlc of moral
effort In the way of running down the
corruption and punishing the officially
corrupt. As we all know, Richmond has
been getting a llttlo touch of both epi?
demics, and thero Is no telling to what
extent rJevelopmonts may show a spread
of tho same. The very latest breakout
1b in the highly mora! municipality of
Scranton, Pn., and wo mention it only to
show that Richmond has constantly In?
creasing company, and, further, because
tho history that Scranton is thus mak?
ing Is so very much llko that this muni?
cipality has been writing of late. One
Councilman is under arrest on chargos
of -taking-a bribe, and a dozen or more
other city officials havo been ordered
Into court to tell what they know of
tho use of money to Influence votes In
the Council. Tho alleged bribery growe
out of tho efforts of corporations to se?
cure privileges In tho publlo streets, a
railway company being specially con?
cerned In this case.
A walking delegato In Chicago has run
up against the wrong customer in tho
porson of tho publisher of the Chicago
Record-Herald, who has commenced, a
criminal prosocutlon against tho delegate
on account of blackmail. According to
the newspaper man, the walking dele?
gato, who represents a waiters' union,
threatened tho paper with a boycott by
a Chicago labor union of great power'
nnd Influence unless the publisher paid
a specified amount of money. In on
editorial roferenco to the matter, the Rec?
"Transactions of this kind are not un?
common, and 'they serve to bring an un?
deserved reproach upon tho rank and file
of organize? labor, who are entirely Inno?
cent of this huckstering of their honor.
Honest men, whether union or non-union,
employers or employes, wljl, I am sure,
join In the wish thnt these men may re?
ceive thoir Just deserts." l
The Agricultural Department's annex,
known ns tho government's borax board?
ing house, U to close for the summer
on Tuesday next, when a statement of
the result of Dr. Wiley's experiments
will be publlehed. A number of young
clerks in the government's employ were
lodged and fed for several months at
the public expense, and It is understood
that 8 thorough test wan mode of the
effect, on the human "system of various,
foods in which borax had been introduced
as a preventive. The experiments are
to be continue^ ori a new set of hoard?
ers in 'the autumn.
F. S. W.
"To-Day's Advertising Talk,"
businesses that have for
years drifted along in a
Businesses that have
been comparatively un?
noticed by the buying
A good advertising cam?
paign has brought many
of these apparently
dead stores to the front
within a few months.
Just? because you have
never advertised, don't
think it would be un?
profitable to you.
You can employ adver?
tising to the same good
advantage that your
Advertise in the morn?
It will deliver your mes?
sage to thousands of
people every morning
when they are ready to
1 t-H-f? ? ? ? M M ? t-?* ? ? ? t>?'.
f TJrend of 75bought \
Dallas News: If this things keeps up,
all tho darkles who have been taken
North to taste. Justice will have to come
South to keep oui of tho way of the Yan?
Atlanta Constitution: Isn't the Postofflce
Department Investigating the postal scan?
dal a little bit too much like King Peter
investigating the late unpleasantness In
tho royal pulaco?
Florida Tlmes-TJnlon: The Negro Colo?
nization Society asks Congress to giva
their race ????,???,??) to pay their way to
Africa and It would not be long alter
they arrived before they would want an?
other ?lOO/??,??? to bring them back.
Nashville American: The papem of the
south nf us are now making their annual
acknowledgments of the receipt of the
first cotton blossoms from enterprising
planters. Cotton should bloom uncom?
monly fine this year If there Is any con?
nection between blossoms and prices.
Wheeling Register: Morgan Is home und
nt his (l(!Hk, yet tho promised bull connip?
tion on account thereof did not material?
ize. By the way, nothing does ever ma?
terialize in Wall Street aa scheduled,
which Irada to the suspicion .that WhII .
Street has one schedule for Itself and
another for the dear public.
From the Church Papers.
"Thou ehalt not" was the command
of the old dispensation. "Thy will be
done" is the panl
THE DYNAMICS OF Ing aspiration of
CHRIST. Christ's era. Tho
will of God does
not hypnotize the native energies of man,
hut nets them free and arms them with
an electric motive. By virtue of sharing
In tho divine purposes wo become par?
takers of the divine nature. In response
to tho attractive power of this sublime
destiny, the poul thrills with a new en?
ergy, discerning for the first timo the
presence of the reserves of a supernatural
ally. As a result of Christ's dynamic view
of the will of God. nature Is shot through
and through with design, Deity Is Im?
manent In the world, life Is purposeful,
religion is missionary, and revelation Is
progressive.?S. C. M. In Religious Herald,
The world. In its best mood, salutes
with slncerest words tho man who "loves
mercy"?the man who
"AS UNTO ME." spends himself or sub?
stance for his fellows.
We are swinging around to tho rating
Jesus puts on people. In the record, sel?
fishness, deaf to the cry for a crumb, Is
feasting over the ?vortex of hell. A Dives
hatches a Hlnnom. The Samaritan has
Jehovah ns his eulogist. How surprised.
"When saw we thee as a hungered?" Ao-.
tlve pity has Heaven as Its harvest.?Rich?
mond Christian Advocate.
Education Is preparation for tho prompt
use of opportunity, in school and col.
lego wo aro gathering the strength, pre?
paring Ihe mental and
OPPORTUNITY, moral faculties for
ready use, enlarging
the view, animating tho will, for tho day
when suddenly the gate is opened, and
the sun shines and the hny-maklng must
be dono. Every day has Its opportuni?
ties of getting good and doing good. If'
thoy seem small things, by tho doing
of them we aro matto ready for tho
larger things. Most Important of all op?
portunities le the ono of which It Ih sold,
'"To-day If ye will, hear his volco;" "lie
hold, now Is the accepted timo; to-dey
Is the day of salvation!"?Central Pres?
The other day during a funeral in the
BaptlKt church, and while the minister
was praying the groat Father to com?
fort and soothe the
AN ANSWERED allllcted ones, we
PRAYER. heard a mocking bird
in a churchyard tree
singing sweetly a? if it would split its
little throat. It seemed llko Gods an?
swer to the prayer. Ho was sending joy
In tho midst of sorrow and gladness In
tho mldet of weeping. It wae not a
plaintive song, but a triumphant note of
rejoicing. That little messenger or God,
among the leaves, seemed to bo fresh
from the heavenly gardens and saying
to the sorrowing ones:
"Jesus ne'er will leave thee,
All thy wants he knows, ?
Eeela the pains that grieve thee, '
Seos thy hidden woes."
?North Carolina Baptist. '
Woodward & Son,
WHITE PINE, YELLOW PINE.
Hough and Drossod.
Yards Covering Seven Acres.
Main Office? Ninth & ArohSte.,