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TUESDAY, OCTOBER. 13^ 1903.
THI3 WEEK'S SHOW.
Tbe Horse Show ls the thlng. It is an
evei.t to whlch wc look each October, and
from whlch wo expect groat pleasuro. lf
It docs not add to the gayety of natlons,
it certainly contrlbutes grcatdy to the
gayety of Rlchmond'a homes, hotols and
lt la a weok of livelinoss here, when
one may meet many of his out-of-town
frieiuls and roncw new acquaintances he
has made on his summer vacntions. lt
reproduces ln a now pha*o soine of tho
best featnres of the old State Fair, and
kaeps town and country pcoplc in better
touoh with one another, than they could
hope to do otherwlse.
This commlngling of klndred splrlts and
clasplng of hands-and touching of glaas
es?is a good thing for the cily and Slate
both. It broadens the mlnds of the peoplo
and gladdens thelr hoqrta aml fiiakes
them rejoice that they nre of one blood.
It puts them ln the kindllest humor, too,
to welcome tho visltors from other States
who may favor us with their presence.
So, wo have come to look to Horse Show
wcek as a charmlng season, and as a
fltting attendant of. this queenly month.
The prospects nre that tho show will bo
a grand ono. Not. only ?wlll .the. Vir
glnla stables bo well represe.nbed, but
very many line horsos and vehicles have
been brought here from other States.
Along with them have come numerous
riders and drlvers, and Richmond and her
neigb.bors and tlie strangors within her
gates will mako up a brillinnt comixtny
of spectators for each performance. What
with lovely women and brlght . muslc,
gallant cavalk-rs and line horses, the at
m'bsphere becomes charged with graclous
iniluencts. And so we extend a wel?
come to visltors nnd offer congratula
tlons to them and to this communlly upon
the week's prospect.
THE FARMER'S INNINQ.
A few years back the farming class
complained that they wero tho poorest
class in the land; that they were dis
criminated against; that merchants utid
manufacttirers wero growing rich, whlle
they wero growing pooror all tho tlme.
But the sltuatlon has greatly changcl.
The farmers aro now on top. Thls year
they have an abundant crop of graln
? and cotton, and prlces aro abnormally
Tho Unitod States Steel Corporatlon, tho
largest nianufaetufing concern in tlie
land, reports that Its eamlngs are falllng
off and lt has been found necessary to
reduee the dlvidend on the common
atock, Tho prlces of stocks and bonds
have gone down and down, until for
tunes have been wreckod.
Peoplo In the cltlos are complainlng of
the hlgh cost of llvlng, and most of them
have been compelled to reduee thelr ex
penses and deny themselvea ninny luxu
rloa whlcr they formerly enjoyed. ln gen?
eral tenns, merchants and manufacturera
and tliose who aro omployed by such
concenis are belng plndliod, whllo tbe
farmera are enjoylng a season of won
Tho hlgh cost of llvlng lins not affect
ed tho farraer, except to hls advantago.
The sluinii In tho stock market haa so
rlously crlppled many stockholdera, But
whlle tho prioe of stocks has gone down,
the prlce of farm producfa has steadlly
odvanced. Thls is pocullarly the day of
the farmor, und Instead of bolng at tho
bottora, ho ls now on top of tho sltuu
tlon.^ Thla ought to linvu the effeet of
enhancing tl? value of londs and <if
drlving many peoplo put of tho oltles lnto
the agricultural dlstrlcts. Jf such an of
fect la realized, it will be to tlie bonellt
of the whote <ountry.
NEW YORK CITY,
The name "McClellan," whlch waa for.
gott.-u by ihe Preatdent and by ihe
Ciovitrnor "1 .N'i-k Ji-rsey when tho Sharp.rt
burs (Antietam) monument was fledl.
caled, it now heard on every band In
New York. polqnej Qoorgo McClellftU li
Tammuny'H nonilnee for Mayor of that
cnty and );>? Is trylns to relesato Beth
i<ow to Ihe "claeslo ahadea of Columbla
College." In hls ipeecb Qn BatUrday nl'Bht)
McClellan came out poldly ami squarely
for partlaail rule ln c|ty affalra, "lt Is
a etrugfc'le for Democratlo eupreraacy,"
h?- t-ald. Pubaibly McClellan haa some
)>opi=& of Bolng for ihe prealdential noml
natlon ahould he v,m |n j,!.. pn ..-j,t fjght,
Tlifc Colonel (wllQ la 11)6 aon o| 11)0
General) ls btlleved. to bo a peraonally
jiure rnan, but objertlou a'galnat him ls
niade that he will be oloili.-i.t to tbe
rormnands of Tainumiy. On that m
oount thoueands of Demoprftta will yota
f-*x I/iw. Per twilru, many Rc^ubllcarm,
numbera of Oermnne cspeclally, will not
support Mayor I/ow.
But the grentest peeuirnrlty of tho
slluatlon'ls that Tninmany hns kidnappod
two of tho Fuslohlste' onndldntos, Orout
nnd Fornos. whlfh hns nccessltntcd tho
FtiPlonlsts Kolnjt nul to get two other
mcn to pnt ln their plnces. Thls they
It 1? n quOsUotl whoUlftr thn "kldnnp
plng" ot Orout and Fornes will do Tnrii
mnny goocl or harm; there are two opln
lons about ity
EDUCATION AND RELICUON.
In n reeent Intorvlew. Onrdrnnl fllb- ?
bons snld thnt thn systoni of publlc edU?
rntlon In thls country wa.? imporfect nnd
vlrlous, nnd that It underliilnod the rell
glon of our youth. ''The rollglona nnd
peculnr educntlon of our chlldren,/ he
wont on, "rnnnot be rllvorced from ench
other wlthout Infllctlng a fntnl wound
upon the snnl. Tho usu'al e6tiSeriu6nce
of f>urh n poprrntlon ln to pnrnlyzo tho
mornl fnculty nnd to foment n splrlt
of Indlffercnco In mntrtors of fnltb."
Ho quoted Qulzot. an omlnent Protes
tnnt wrltor of Frnnce. ns havfag snld
that in order to mnkc popular oducntlon
truly good nnd soclnlly uaeful, lt muat
bo fundamentnlly rcllgious, and ho con
cluded by aaylng that the remedy for
these defecta In our orlucatlonnl syatem
woukl be suppllod If the denorninatlonnl
ayatoro, whlch now ohtainB m Cannda,
wero applled ln our publlc schnois.
It ls gonerally ngrecd ln thls dny that
education should bo of tho heart as well
as of tho head; that lt should include
mornl and rcllgious trainhiK ns well ns
mcntal trnlnhig. Undoubtedly our publlc
achool syatem ls defectlye In tho matter
of mornl nnd rcllgious tralnlng, but how
such tralnlng ls to bo suppllod nndor
our form of govcrnment la a problem
whlch has not yot beon solvcd. lt Is
well cnough to nuoto the saytng of a
famousFrenchman, nnd It is well cnough
to talk about tho methoda that aro cm
ployed ln Cnnada; but tho sltuntlon In
France and Cnnada and tho sltuatlon in
the Unlted States aro qulte .dlfferent.
It ls part of our organlc law that the
churoh and Stato must be kept apart;
lhat tho govcrnment shntl not Intcrfero ln'
any wny wlth rcllgious liberty. It fol
lows, thercfore, that when the govcrn?
ment undortakes to cducate the chlldren,
It must clther exclude rellglous Instruc
ilon or abandon ono of tho cardlnal prln
clplea upon which lt was founded. Tho
ilcfect In our syatem of popular education
iVhfch Cardlnal Glbbons polnta out Is
plaln to all; but the remedy for lt hns
not yet been found. It ls, indced, a se
rloue question, and it but cmphaslzcs tho
importance of home trainlng for chll?
dren, and It cmphaslzcs tho importance
of the Sunday-school.
The Tlmes-Dlspateh, in an artlclc on
negro dialect, assorts iln toffect that
Northern wrltors havo manufacturcd a
dialect .of their. own, which they palm
off on their readers as the genul'ne artl
clo. For instnnco, who ever heard a
negro sny "brac" for black, or "bress"
for bless? And who ever hear ono say
"he am" for h? is? lt la common cnough
to hear "1 is" for I am, but no negro
over substltuteB am for ls.
The Nows JjQOder takes The Tlmos
Dlspatch to tnsk for nccoptlng the ne?
gro dialect of Tidcwater Vlrglnla as
the standard. It I'a doubtless true thnt
thorc nre many forms of negro dlnlect.
Kven- hero In Vlrglnla there aro diver
sltles. A Campbell negro and an Kast
ern Shnro negro do not use tho samo
forms of exprcsslon. Tlioro "aro also
dlversltles between the langja^e ot
tho Virglnla negro and hls C'nrollna
and Georgla brother, but tho polnt we
mako is thls, that no negro tises tho
.Inrgon impiited to him" by' (Kb'~>.Torth
ern wrltors of allegedi negro dialect.?
Proclsely. That was the polnt we
have trl'ed to make.
Mr. Folk, prosecutlng attorncy of St.
Louis. Is a very thorough and cffoctive
worker. Havlhg startod out to convlct
the boodlors of thnt clty, he has pur
stiod them relentlessly nnd. brought them
tc justlcn wherever he could flnd them.
Somo of tlicm now nre behlnd prlson
bnrs; others have been convlctcd, but
are waitlng tho judgment of nppollate
courts; wlillo othors stlll have flod tho
country and gono where they linnglncd
they would bo safe from cxtradltlon pro
cesses. Mi\ Folk doo.? not Intend to
"let up." 11? flnds, for instance, that
tho treaty wlth Mexlco does not authortso
tho Unitod Statos to drmand thn return
of the fugitives who have found sholter
there, nnd ho ls now aeektng to havo
that treaty nmendod,
Thero is n treaty hy whl'ch persona
convlcted of brlbory may ho extradUed
from Moxlco, but It Is of such rorcnt
date :?s to ronrtor It Inappllcable to
the boodlors whom ho deslres to socuro.
lt was to obtalh a sultnble nmondmont
that Mr. Folk had an mtervlcw wlth tho
Proaldont dny hefore yesterday, wlth
tho restilt thnt tho Prealdent nnd the
Secrotary of Stnto will ondoavor to have
tho treaty furlhor nmended so ns to
malto lt rotro-actlvo.
We suppose If It be found that tho
Mexlcan treaty can he avncndod as do
slrofl, all other troatlcs i<linllarly dofeo
tlVa will bo llkewlao amended, if tho
perauaalona of the Proaldont will avall.
A number of nogroea resldlng In or
?licar IndlnnaiiollH liavo sot up n clalm
of owneraltlp of thlrty-two hundrod acros
of valuable land lylng ln Mercer county,
iml. Thoy aro suid to ho doscendants
of tho slavea frood by John Randotph
I and who were scnt to Ohlo at ida death.
Thi'ir atory ls that William helgh, OXCCU
| tor of tho will of john Randolph, In tho
j year IS31, purchaaod liia land aforoaald,
? but that when tho frecd nogroea went
to tako poaaoaalon of lt, aa was intondod,
tlioy woro roslMert by a pnrty of Gennnn
sottlors and were acattercil In all <ll
rcctlons. Fventually, lt la sald, tho
land waa sold to whlte aottlera. lt la
now valuod at KIOft.OGO.
In W'leotnmoca county, Maryland. a
league of voters has bron fonned, coni
poaed of pemoorata, Republloaris and
prQhJbltlonJpU, i" niiiko a luiht agalrial
any party pr i?ls?u <,r set of |>ernons
?'who *-iig.ig? ln vote-tjuylng at eloc*|
Tho league's llrst pm-poso l.s to agititto
publle Hiiitlmcnt, aild. next to aeeui'n a
| co-operatlve organlsatlon between tim
| loagtiB aucl all tho party organlzatlons,
I 1'uillierinore, the league proniises to of
for rewarda for evldenoe, leading .to the
arrest and conviotion of perBOhs engnged
Bnltimnre's slnklng fund has been
found to be urinccessnrlly large. Ac
cordfng to present calculntlons, when the
lnst bond ls tlue, in 1M5, tho fund will
excoed tho demuiuls Upoil it by $18,889,614;
Thls 6stlmato Is hased upon unlhtdf?
runtcd accumiilatlon nt tho present rato.
Eeglslatton, howcver, will probably bo
nsked to chcclt cxcesslve iiccumulutlon.
Richmond Is not In such a happy posl
tlon, but' la dolng hetter ln ' late years
(hall formerly. . Tbe Councll 'attd tho
peoplo of this clty are glving irioro nt
tentlon to thls stiOJect thnn cver beforo.
Tho most .striklng fcatures ot Mlssls
sippl's oxhlblt'at St! Louls will be a
statno or "Kthff Cotton," wlvloh will tow
?i- 60 feet nbovo tho ltwids of visltors. Tho
IClng's ? face, hands and feet will bo of
wax, and cotton will form tho remalndor
of hla make up. Ho will sil u|>on a
llirone covered with raw cotton nnd his
cro'wn and scepter wM bb bf tho sa.mo
mnterlal. Before tho throne will uppoar
a group of negroos plcklng cotton. Vheso
llgures, too, will bo made of cotton and
The Duchess of Mairlborough, lt ?P
pcars, ls a sufterer from donfncss. Dur?
lng tho past sunimor 'she wont to Vlennu
to be trcatod by an Austtian speclnllsl
there. She dorived so much benellt from
tho treatmont that she will Bhortly re
turn to Vienna whero wo aro assured she
lulenda to remaln a year, ln order to
be under the caro of her physician.
Her sistcr-in-law, Eady Nora Spencor
Churchlilll, will go with her and remairi
part of tho tlme.
Tho new Marquls of Sallsbury (lato
Vlscount Cranborne), lt is statod, wll)
now enter tho Brltlsh Cablnct aa Lord
Brlyy Senl. Thls wbs tho olllco hold by
hls father untll tho lattor's rctlroment
last year, when Mr. Balfour assunied the
position wlthout taklng tho salary of
$10,000 especlally attached to lt.
General Nelson A. Mlles was In Texas
last week and vlslted many places. Ho
was . well rccolvcd nearly everywliere.
Kx-Governor Bullock. however, rcfused
to moot hlm, rescntlng tho Gencral's
treatmont of Presldent Davis whlle held
a prlsoncr at Fortress Monroe. Colonel
Bullock, v/o beliove, was at ono timo a
niember of Mr. Davis' staff. Ho is now
eighty-six years of age. .
A Fedoral grnnd Jury, sltting at Clcvo
land, O., has rofused to Indict four Ital
ians, charged with passlng Confederato
bllls as ger.uino Amerlcan currency. Ac
cording to that grand jury. tho passlng
of such paper is no violatlon of tho United
States statutes, whlclit apply to coun
It was stated at tho meeting of tho
Minlsterial Unlon yesterday that a ma?
jorlty of the women teachlng ln the pub
lic s'chools of Richmond do not attend
church. It seoms to be up to tho preach
era to mako their aermons moro attrac
tivo to women.
Tho "Washlngton Post is authority for
the statement that tho paronts of the
girl baby who was born on a merry-go
round at Indlanapolis have already nied
her applicatlon for momborshlp ln tho
Daughtcra of the Revolution.
Slr Henry Irvlng is on hls way to thls
country with a company of eighty-six
persons. Ho will bo in the United States
ftve months and his only play will be
So far Texas has not seconded Massa
chusetts' nominntlon of General Mlles
for tho presldency, and nobody else has,
as for that matter.
Professor Langley now knows how to
Hympathlzo wilh the promoters of tho
United States Shlpbuildlng Company et
For reasons not hard to find, somo of
the crltics havo dubtaed King Edward's
sclections "tho golf and crlckot cablnot."
Indeed, that Hampton Roads blow made
tho trlp all tho way up James Rivor
to thls landlng.
Indian summer Is on the llst of bless
ings yet io be enjoyod.
The Horso Show desorves good weathcr
antl It seems that lt is goiug to huvo it.
Senator Platt seems to have been unan
lmously olected by a charming widow.
Wilh a Connnent or Two.
Tho Importanco of tho frult crop of this
country may be judged from the valuo
of our shipments. lt is reported that our
exporta ln troplcal and semi-troplcal irults
in a mllllon of dollars a day.?FredcrleUa
The report, howcver, was probably
made by a inan with a rubber con
AVhen polltlclaiiH fall out, as In Rich
mond nnd soma other places not so far
nwav?Ihe peoplo come lnto the posse.sslnii
of somo Interestlhg facta.?Norforit hed
Bv thls rulo the good peoplo of Nor
folk clty nnd Norfolk county ought to
hnow a sl/jht by now.
"What ia the mnilcr with the South
publlshlng Its own boolot?"?Atlanta Con
The poor oncouragom'-nt reeelved by the
publlahlngp hOUiei that have been ea
tabllahed aeerhi *" ba 'be prlnclpal trou
From tho ovldenco that i? cofitlnually
cropplng. out, iht honest man in puii
tlea ln Richmond munt feel protly lonu
soine.?Newpurt Now* ProM.
Would ho find uny company to apeak of
were bo U) t'iko a run down towards
ONE LADY'S RE O.VIMENDATION
SOL.D FIFTY tiOXES OF CHAIVh
BERLAIN'SSTOMACH AND LIVER
I have, 1 bollew, KOhl Ilfty boxoa of
Chamberlaln'a Btomaoh. nnd i.ivur Tabh-ta
co the k l oiiimendiitlon of <?u 1.i<Iy ln r ?,
who flral bought a box c,r ihem about a
: . ir ago, She peyer ti"'s or teiiiiu; i,or
nelshbore and frlr-nds about tho gocxi
qualitiee of thoae Tableta, i'. ,M. Bhojo,
Prugglat, Rocin-stcr, 1ml. Tho pleaaam
purgatlve Offeot of these Tublott, tiiulua
i.'.coi u favorlte witii ladleq ovorywhere,
i'"or aale by all drugt'latu.
Co/ored Dress Goods,
Tiie new Colofed DftJSS
Goods hcrc from Fafjs and
near by makc handsnme dress
es, that aptly onmhine slylc
and scryicenblcncss; y c a r
,ronnd dependabie malerials,
that are ahvays in good tastc.
The showing- in fall goods is
unfolding. Kccp in touch
with the Colored Dress Goods
Dcparlmcnt if you wish to scc
the ncwest of the new pi'ices
that will snit everyoii'c.
A ulce nssortmont of Crcnm nnd
Whlto (loods,- nuch ns sntln, lucnnla
and baskot elotlis, albellno, crepo,
sergo, mlstral, mohair and oollonnc
S **!:..!Z. ??S.;.,!ff;-$2i'pp
Henutlful llne of Sntln Cloths,' in
all colors, to' soll for, por u> 1 Cfi
yard. .[> I .5U
100 j plcccB of Zlbelincs, In all
colorrf to sell, pcr yard, <f? t r< |
CrAvanottos, In dark <}? f Cf\
grays, to sell, per yard_ *pl?0\J
A full llne of Kcrsoys nnd Moltons,
ln colors suituiilo for walklnfe
suits, to sell, pcr yard, (? 1 t'/l
$1.00 to . ?pl.i>U
Nlco nssortmont of Fancy Nov
THE CROP PEST LAVV
Prof. Alwood Makes Reply to Criticisms
that Have Been Made.
Kditor of Tho Timos-Dlspatch:
Sir,?1 havo for some days had It In
mlnd to address a fev words to your
roadCTs conceruihir tho criticisms whlch
occur in your issuos of September 27tii
and September 30.li, upon tt.o crop p.st
law or nursery Inspoction law.
Vour corrospondent from Morrlsville,
Va., very falrly btatca the Caso agalnst
thls law. and 1 colncldo ln hls opinlon in
tho nialn. lt ha.s alwaya been my opin?
lon that a tax of S20 would work a great
Injustice to the small nurserymon. and
1 expressed myself ln opposltion to this
amount of tax when tho suDjoct waa
dlscussed in tho Horticultuial S cl ty
at Lynchburg ln Deeember last. All pai
tles Interosted lu thls matter ouglit to ae
curo tlio rcport of tho Lynchburg ni'-'et
ing of the State Horticulttlral Society
nnd tead the 'dlscussion from pngc 13o to
page 112. By dolng so they will lcai n
the facts about tho proposal and 11 st
Jncent.on of thia fenture of tho law. Nov
cr at any time'while tlils blll was under
consideration. clther by the hortlcul.ural
people or the Loglslaturo', dld 1 ehange
my viows in regard to this tax feat^r-1,
but It didn't soom to mo that I ought
to cxpress myself ino:e strongly in op?
posltion to the proposed law than to
polnt out the injustice which it would
work. From tho f;iot thnt 1 have e n
stantlv boon an officor, havlng to do wltn
tho enforconveht of tho crop post laws
in Vlrglnla, lt has nover seomed to me
that 1 ought to activcly oppoie moas
uros whlch the fruit growera or nur
serymen wlsh -to havo pas.-ed. 1 havo
not, however, hesitited to glvo my npln
ion as to the advisablllty of the ni'.as
ures proposed to he enacted.
It will bo a very simplo matter to have
thls police tax featuro reducoU, say to
a mlnlmum eharge of $5, and In my opin?
lon such a fee would not bb unj.u'st, as
tho nurseryman ls largoly protcctcd by
tho ehforcoment of the crop peu law .
lt would probably be just to chargo u
mlniinum fce of Jo for all nurserym n,
and then chargo thoso who sell nbove a
certaln quanfUy.-. ol stoek fo much ? por
thousanrt-or ilii |fidusapd>.trees. In -excess
of thls ruuntfer.' "To stntc.-howovcr, that
there ls not such an unjust or unfalr law
on the statute hooks of any other S ats
In tho Union Is rather OVerreachlng tbe
Your corrospondent of September SOth,
who appears to be a very promlnent nur?
seryman, from the fnct that hc Is vlce
prosident for Vlrglnla of the Arner.can
Assoclation of Nurseryincn, does not soeln
to deal with this. subject In, the >amo .
falr spirlt shown by the other writcr. In
the flrst place, he assumes that a blll
was proposed and dlscussed by the Vlr
ginia Horticultuial Society at its last an?
nual meetlng. ln fact no such blll war;
dlscussed, but only the tax foalu.c of a
proposed blll. and the Hortlcultural So
cioty endorsed, I think, by a unanlmou i
voto, tbe proposltlon to Include a p.o
vlslon for raxing nurserymen In the pro?
posed rcvisldn of the crop pest laws. By
a reference to the repoit I have cited
above, lt will bu seen that at least one
nurseryman was quite a promlm nt tid
vocato of this tax; and wanted It placed
hlgher than it is, while another piomi
nent nurseryman advocated a lowe'r tax
than was put ln the blll. My own stute
inents are on record for a low tax.
Some wooks later a blll was prepared
by tho Commltteo' of tho Hort cultural
Society. and offored before tho General
Assombly. I think prnetlcally everybody
who cared to look into tho matter had a
chancu to know what thls blll waa. and
from havlng been present at tho commlt?
teo meettngs by invitatlon, and also by
invltnjlon, present at tiie hoarlngs be
foro the loglslatlve commlttee. I am in
posltlon to say that no ono trled to con
ceal the provlsloris of thls blll. or to de
colvo olthor nuiHorymen ior fruit grow
era becuuse ln all the dlscus-ions heard
by mo Its provislons wore plainly statod,
nnd I am awaro that other people w o
Were not membera of tho commltteo wero
invited, llke mysolf, to bo present at the
lt ls truo that the 1)111 prepared by
tho commltteo that mot In Rlchmond was
rnodlrlcd cons.'derably by tho ivommitlen
of the Leglalaturq beforo Its passage, and
these modtflcatlona cltanged to some ox
tent tho tax foature; Tho orlginal tax
featuro was $10 tax on oacli and every
nurseryman, and $5 por dlorn for all tlmo
requirod to Inspoct a nurscry, ln ex?
cess of ono day. In niy opinlon. tbe
Stralght chargo of $20 only works a hard
Bhlp to a fow of tho smnll nur orymen
becauae to many of our nurgorymen iho
Other nrovlslon would have causod thora
to pay moro tax than they do now, pos
sibly thls would bo best. It ls not my p r
pose to offer an opinlon on thls polnt,
turthor than to ropoa't that I feel ?ura ho
small nurseryntoititwho grow only a f?w
plants should not-be requif-d to imy a
foe of $20. Tho small nurseryman ought
to bo pncourngoil, as In my opinlon It ls
a good tltlng to havo treea .propngnted
olose to whero thoy aro to bo plant d.
As to thls corresDPndenta aasertlona
that no nui.oiyinan would lot hls stook
beoomo Infestcd with Ban Joso acalo
or other imata. I think it falr to my
that unforluuatgly a largo number of n\tr
sorvmen havo pormltted their st> ck to
beoomo infoatod wlth tho Snn Joso acalo
and HOmb other liosts. Among'thls ni'in
Inr nro found tho very bost nurserymen
ln Amerlca, and tho reoords of inv offi^o
will show that tho vo y bost.nurserymon
in Vlrgltda and 1 ii all the Fastern States,
for that matter, roallzo fully tho pro
prloty of tho Inspeotlon of nurserea and
tho oondomnatlon and destruotpn of ln
featod utock, NQtwlths'anfllng thls oor
ro8pondent'a aarcaailc rernarks about the
"pald entoniploglsts," tho very best nai
serymen ln Vlrglnla and the Chmorn
Statea have repoutedly wrltton to tliis ot
fico for advlco nnd asslstance whenby
they nilght keep their ifursory stock freo
from posta. Aa proof of the vahio of oi!r
advlco, l may say that prnctlcally ovoy
nurseryman iu tbo lOantern Unitod StatoH
Is now futnlglltlllK IiIh BtOeK before hIi !?
mont, whlch I flrst introducod into tha
ayatem of nuraor'y work, by oniorclng
fumljKHtlon lll tho Vlrglnla nurserlos ln
order lo proteoi plantera from tho han
Joso acalo and tho Woolly Aphls. -I'Lis
coirespoiidont's oxperleDOO ought not to
bo so liuiiii-d that ho should not know (hli
faot, or if Iie doea know lt, ho ought to
bu t.iii- euough lo stuto lt oorreelly. Oth?
er moueuroa tnopoaed by qs havo a(ao
coriiB to bo n pnrt of tho rogular pruo
tlco of nurarrymon ovur thn rountry at
large, and aro dlstlnotly valuublo or tl'.a
nurserymon would not follow tiiem.
For my part, i k'vo tho puraorymen
oredlt for belng among tho most practl
<'.-il and lovel-hoaded ?et of moii whlch
?. have ln iho whoio llst of our ugriotil
ttirul piiraults, liut whllo tliN corre.
apondetit pleada very eirnc-i|ly tho cainio
of tho nuraoi vinuu. uud diulats- that he
knows how to km> hla stock "pure and
flno and clemi," nnd such nthnr sxpros
BlOnS, yet If ho ls nt all acqunlnted with
tbe fncts. ho knows that lt ls from the
nurcerloa tlint the plflrlteM recelved tho
fl.'in .TOSO B0OI6. nnd that II Is Ihrotigi
tho hlirsorlds thflt our most soHOUS i>cstH
mo rnpldly sprond. ''horefore, whlle
grnntlng cverytlihig Ihnt may bo pnld ln
fnvor of tho nurserymen'? enrnes nr-as,
hnnestv and ablllly. the pnllce lhspl'0 lon
of mirserles Is absnlitteiv essentlal nnder
Ihe present eondition of nffalrn, becntme
It Is true, nnd Hliteerythnn will twlnilt
it, tlint they have not ln tho bn?t lie?n
111)10 to detenl thes* pernlclnns tronblos
in tlmo to prc-lect nol only thenvblvos,
but thelr cusloniors, from very so I U1B
loss. Thorefore. the trnth I-- Ihul tbe nt
tenllon glven Ihe nUt'SerleS ln tbe wny of
polleo Inspoctlon hns not been withn v w
of iniuring the nuraerynien', but bfs prn
cceded upon n <iulto dlT-icnl theo y,
nnmely, (o protecl the MU serymnn ln tbe
devebi'pmeiu Ot hls biislness. nnd to pro
tect hls otiBtortierfl so that they fhoula
not he ruliiPil from iinlntenllnnnl nctfl
r>r tho nursorymen tn thn wny of awsemi*
nation of aorlous cenls. ,
Aa to the obltimenti of thls eorrcpond
rnt on Vlrginla pOlltlOlttna nnd our nnr
serynieii, I lcavo them to Judgo whether
they are fnlr or not.
An n fln.-ile. pri'tnlt mo to pny I have
ho Interost ln nttpportlng or prohnotlriB
tlils leglslatlon execpt from the Btfinfl
imint of n plaln farrnor, but from a ratner
exceptlounl opportimity to Judgo, l am
nblo to snv that Ibe crop pciit hiws of Vlr?
ginla have nocompllshed real gond, ana
prnctlenllv every frnit growlng Satr* ln
the Bustorn United States hns odnptrd
laws slmllar to ours. slnco wo flrst lca
\VM. B. AtAVOOD.
Professor Enlomology, Vliglnln Pnlytech
Bkicksburg, Vn.. Oct. IDlb.
Mr. Perkins to Mr. Parker.
Kdltor of The Timos-lUspatch:
Slr,?1 ihank you for your courtosy ln
inibiishin'g iii.v oommunlcdtlon bt tho :id
tnstnnt, and b'cg lcnvo to treapass on your
klndnesa lust to tho extent of givlng me
n llttle spaeo for rr-ply to tlio card from
Mr. ,1. C. Parker ln your Isauo ot tho
Mr Parker says: "Of course we did
not agreo with Mr. Perklna' cdnoldalons,
olsc we would havo revor.sed tbo County
Commlttee." That Is just whoro I thlnk
the mlBtako wns made. When nn a|\?al
ls asked of nn appelato court tho w > do
record ls preseitted with the petltion,
nnd tlie o'ourt ls supposed lo exnmlne tho
record beforo decldlng whether or not lt
will grnnt tho oppeal. ln tho Garth case
1 st'atdd what our rlaim was, what our
concluslohs were but the record was not
read, and I maii'itaiii that the commlttee
was in error whon lt dlsmlased our ap
poal unless It <l!d read the record and
hear tho evldenoo. ir lt dld not ngree
with our conchislons wo were cloany on
titled to tho opportunlty of presontlng our
ovldcncc and our arguments. If the com?
mlttee ndmltted all wo clalmed to be true
thev wero obllged to revorso the County
Commlttee, as I look at the matter.
ln Hlating w.hat tho commilteo suh
stantially sald to me after hearlng my
stntementr, Mr. Parker says, as I under
Stand hlm, that tbe commlttee ndmltted
tho trutb of .what I stated, but dld not
conalder lt suffielont to warrant an ap
peal. lt ls lmpossihlo for mo to under
stahd how the commlttee could admit
tho fact that the Barksdalo law was
ylolated (and that wns one of our con
tentlons) nnd stlll say that we had no
rlght to an appeal. Tho contract referred.
to by Mr. Parker was not produced or
read, and we stated that by reason of
that contract the Barksdalo law was vio
latod. Had the commlttee treated us with
sufflclenl conslileratlon to hear our case
wo could not liave complnlned, even if
the. doclsio'ji had been Identicnl with that
reached wlthout a hearlng, but I eannot
agree that lt was right to rcfuse the
hearlng, and, knowlng Mr. Parker as a
gentleinan of abillty and tonaclous of .his
opinlons, 1 do not thlnk he would dlsagrco
with me had he been in my placo.
1 say wo charged a violation of tho
Barksdaje law, and that was a charge ln
tlie Brauer case also. In the Brauer case
the chrago was denied?so it was in ours.
ln the Brauer case evidence was heard,
and Mr. Parker says "we urgcd each slde
to produco before us all the evldenoo
hearlng upon the questlons beforo Us that
wns before the County Commlttee. nnd
each ogreed that they had done.so." But
In our case evidence was not eallod for.
and, whlle we made' tho charge of tho
violation of the Barksdalo law. there was
no examlnatlon on Its merlts. Mr. Parker
says the commlttee dld not agree with
our conchislons, nnd yet they refused an
appeal on the Idea that, admlttlng all we
said to be true, wo had no case.
But t.be matter Is ended. If the com?
mlttee was rlght, 1 do not .':eo that Mr.
Parker has shown it. and whlle no injus
tice may have been lntended, I eannot
feel that nuiio was wrought.
Charlottesville, Va., Oct. 10, 1903.
The Rev. Dr- Strange.
The Rnlelgh, N. C, News and Observer,
refcrring edltorlally to the falluro of the
JSplscbpal Cliurch counci'l, recently held
at Goldsboro, N, . C, to elect a blahop
coadjutor for tlie Diocoso of East Caro
Hna, says tho peoplo of Rnlelgh hoped
that tho Rev. Dr. Robert: Strange, rec
tor of St. Paul's Cliurch. thls clty, would
be choseri, nnd contLnues as follows:
"He (Dr. Strange) .was once rector of
tho Churcli of tho Good Shephcrd (Ra
lelgh), and was one of the most popular
rnlnlster's Ralolgh hns known. As a
preaohcr he is ablo, Inlcrostrng, 'feedlng
tho floclc' As a pastor, ho was like a
i-ay of light ln the homes of slckness and
sorrow. As a man, he Is .broad-gauged,
sympathetlo, wann-hcarted. Devoted to
the tenets nnd forms of hls churcli, hls
breadth and calhollcity cause hlm, like
Bfshdp Atklnson, to ho held in affec
tlonate ' regard by members of all
churclies and those who do not belong to
nny churcli. Ho ls a natlve North Caro
Hnlari, a graduato of the Unlvorslty, and
he loves thls Slute, ita peoplo and Its
tradltlpps. Hls return as blshop coad?
jutor of the. Di'ocese of Eastern North
Carollna would bo a blesslng to his
cliurch nnd a bcnodlctlon to the State."
TO PROTECT CITY'S
Jtlclimond Is havlng a great deal ot
trouble with elcctric wires just now, nnd
ootion has been taken looklng to a
speedy reliof of tho sltuatlon.
Tho trouble is that owlng to.heav.y and
nght curreht wires comlng lnto conlact
with ono anothor a grout many of the
city's valuable cables nre belng destroyed.
Tlio mnttor was the subject of much
coiisldoratlon at tho hands of tho Board
of Flro ConimlsHlonors last nlght, and
tho outcome wns tho ajipolntment of Clty
ElpjHrlcInn Thompaon nnd reinesontlitlvcs
nt tlio Pnssonger and Powor Company to
go over tho situation nnd report tho best
means of gettlng rld of tho troublo and
dangbr nt the noxt nieeting. l.ator on
an offort will bo inado to hnve tho wires
soparated, puttlng tho light and hoavy
curient onos on dlfforent sldos of the
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ind You Have
POEMS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
Whiitever your occtipation may be, and howcver crowded your
liours with aflnirs, do not fnil to securo at leaat a fcw minutes
every dny for rr-frcshmcnt of your inncr life with a bit of poetryi
Prof. Cliarlcs Eliot Xorton.
Charles KlogaW. clcrgyinan arid novcllM. wss t?rn ln noromdilre In 1810, nnd dled at
ETcrsl" In 1875 In hls twcniy-thlrd year he waa ordalntd a mlnUtcr. and ho snor ly be
cuno an actlve workcr lo tlie cawi) of soolal retorm. He waa one of tt.e forenost leadert
In tlie CUartlst moveruent. wlilch waa an effort on tbe pnrt at ihe clUxena ot BngUnd to
wtd J. ii tl li,ft nchlac ho m to kIth all nctsqna u falr rcijrwimtotlon ut tbe pplU. .Oonon Mugs
lVv ??"odc Ot'the grenicst ?i>onfc!.ts if the Idea of. imnx-ulnr chHMl.-fi.lty and used lo
!??? V, ??.Smi?liri tlii- KtralKliu'r ->ct by playlng crtckot on Kiindsy with hls pnrlahtoners.
PX iSfiZ&ff&rinS* the nVrej ?'?Wo.tward Bol" But llteraturc apart. ho will
long bf rfn.emt.ered for hls healthy and brare peraftnallty.
ItE you readv for your slceplc-chasc. Lorrainc,
Baruiii, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barurn, Barum,
You'ro booked to ridc your rapping raco to-day at
You're booked to ridc Vindictive, for all the world to
To keep him slraiglit, and kcop him first, and win the run for mo."
Barum. Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barce.
Slie clnsped lier now-born baby; poor Lorraiup, Lorrainc, Lorrcc,
Barum, Bannn, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barce.
"I eannot rido Vindictive, as any miin might see,
And I will not rido Vindictive, with this baby on my knee;
IIc's kill'd a boy, lie's kill'd a man, and wliy muat he kill mcT"
"Unless you rido Vindictive, Lorrainc, Lorralno, Lorrcc,
Unless you rido Vindictive to-day ut Coultcrlco,
And lniul/hini snfc across tho brook, and win Ihe blank for me,
It*s you may keop your baby, for youUl.get no keep from mo."
"That lmsbands could be cruel," s'aid Lbrraino, Lorrainc, Lorree,
"That husbauds could bo cruel, 1 have known for acasons thrce;
But oh, to rido Vindietivo whilc a baby cries for mo,
And bo kill'd across iv foncc at last for ull tlio world to soe!"
She mastci-'d young Vindietivo?O, tlio gallant lass was she!
And kept him straight nnd won tlie race as ncur as near could bo;
But hc kill'd her at tho brook against a pollard wjllow tree;
Oh! ho kill'd her nt tho brook, tlio brute, for the world to soe,
And no one but the baby crics for poor Lorraine, Lorrcc.
Poems you o'llght to know t.cRiin In The Tlmes-UUiinteh Himday, october 11, 1903. One
ls publiuhcd escli ilay.
OF BOILER MAKING
Tho Boller Shop Study Club of tho
Riohmond L*ocomotlve Works held a
meetlng of speclal Interost last night at
the.Y. M. C. A. buildlng. The attend
anco waa vory good nnd soveral inlor
estlng polnU in the practlcal and?Boien
tlllo methods of rmaklng bollers were
Tlils club wns or&anlzod by Mr. H. S.
Jeffory, asalatant foromun of tno bollor
and sheot-lron departmont of the hoco
motlvo Works. Tlils class studlos malnly
tho sclentillo rneans of inaklng bollers,
whdlo during tho day tho practlcal lostions
aro learncd. it inoots ovory Monrtay
..i is ono ot tno inoat uuliiue ln
A Minister Weds.
(Speclal to The Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
PlCTBItSnURQ, VA., Oct. 12.?Ftoy.
Chnrlos U. ltl-.'iiaids, pastor of Park Viow
Chriatian Churoh "j thls. clty, and Mtsa
Ida M. Atwoll. of Waslilnytoii, were pinr
llod In Washington to-day by Kov. Dr.
i\ IX Power, ^aslor of tho Ycrniont Ave
nuo Chrlstinn Cliurch. Rev. Mr. Rlchardc
nnd hls brido renched Petorsburg to?
Mrs. Alico Palmer and Mlss Vera Palmor
will leavo ThuTsday tior. Now YorkJ
whcre thoy will sail Saturday to spend
tho wlnter with rolatives ln Europo.
Proves That Paraaltea Cauae Halr
Nlno-tenths of tlio diseuses of tha
scalp and hair nro caused by parasltlo
gorins. Tho lmportanco of tlils dlscovery
by Profossor Unnu, of tho Charlty Hoa
pltul, Hatnburg. Gorrnany, cannot be
ovorestlmuted. It expiains wliy ordlnary
halr proparations, oven of tho most ax
ponslvo charactcr, fall to curo dandruff;
hecauso they do not. and thoy can not,
klll tho dandruff gcrrn. Tho only hal?
preparutlon in tho world that positlvoly
dcstroya tho dandruff paraaltea that
hurrow up tho scalp Into scalos callod
sourf or dandruff, is Nowbro'a Hgrpl
cldo. ln nddition to Its destroying th?
dandruff gorni. Horpicldo is also a do
llghtful huJr drosslne. Sold by loadlni
drtlggjsts. ' Send 10c. Jh stnmps for sam
ple to Tho Herplcido Co., Detroit, Mlch.
Owcns &. Minor Drug Co., Speclal Ageut*.