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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1903.
THE TRIAL OF THE TRUSTS.
Tho trust quest.on, which has for tho
past several years so agitated tho people
of the United States, seems to bo settling
Itsolf. At least this Is truo of many of
the trusts which have trlod to do tho ini- ;
possible, and have brought ruin nnd de- ?
struction upon themselves and their
stockholders. Organization Is tho order
of the day, and this Is peculiarly an age
of corporations. A corporation la an as?
sociation of men who put their talents
and their money together and so acquire
the means of carrying on great enter
prises, which could not bo carr.ed on by ?
any one of them acting independently. |
The principal Is well recognized, and
corporations havo played a most lm- '
portant part in tho development of the
United States. There Is economy In co
operation, and If thoso who organized
the trusts had adhered to the principle,
they would have prospered. Indeed, In
one sense most of them havo prospered, j
They have done a good business and they .
have by co-operation offectod material !
reductions In the cost of operation. Their
troubles havo come In most instances
from over-capitalization. They havo man?
ufactured stocks by the million and
dumped them on the market.
In most Instances the capitalization was
based upon tho (supposed) earning ca?
pacity of thu concerns, rather than upon
the actual property In hand. So long a?
the speculativo fever lasted and so long
as all branches of industry wero booming,
all went merrily along. Jblli tho day of
reckoning was lnevltuble. Fictitious
values could not bo maintained In?
definitely, and when tho storm came the
houses of trusts which had been built
o? cards went down.
But this does not disturb tho principle
of co-operation, which is as sure and as
potent to-day as It was when tho over?
capitalized trusts were flourishing.
Co-operation Is the characteristic of
civilization. There can be no such thing
us organized society and government
without co-operation, and tho modern
corporation, by whatever name called, Is
the logical growth o? this age of pro?
gress. But no organization built upon
a false basis can live and prosper. It has
always been our contention that If the
modern trust, as It Is called, should prove
to be a public blessing, it would endure;
11 otherwise, It ,^;oulcl fall.
For several -year? the' trusts have been
on trial, and many of them havu given
? poor account of themselves. Some of
them have come to grief; others havo had
perlous troubles; all are morn or less
under suspicion. Tho good huno had to
HUffer for the sins of tho bad. Rut In
time there will be a readjustment. Those
which are fit will survive; those which do
rot deservo t olire will perish.
In the meantime, however, some valu?
able lessons han-e been learned, and It
will lie many a day before our "captains
of industry" forget them. ? has cost
them dearly, but cxpoHenco mirti aa this
always comes high. The trust problem Ii
hlowly, but surely, solving itself.
PRIMARY ANI) VIVA VOCI;.
Tho Richmond News Leader recently
?Mit out to Democratic chairmen in the
t Itles and counties of the State a list of
fiuestlons designed to test the sentiment
of Democrats on the primary election
question. Thirty-six replies were re?
ceived, and with four or five exceptions
the chairmen report that the people in
the sections they re| ? ?-? m are heartily
in favor of th.- primary a-- a method of
selecting candidates, nut are opposed to
the viva voce system of voting
We are not burprised nt tho result of
these Inquiries. The primary ?s popular;
tho viva voce mode of voting in unpopu.
lar. This has long been apparent to those
Who have felt the public pulse. Tho los
son Is plain. Lei us hold on to the pri?
mary, but adopt the modern plan of vot?
ing by balli,!. The viva VOCO mode has
outlived its day und must be laid asid,-.
The President hat isucd his produrne
tlon. calling upo,, Congress to meet in
<-xua session on the oth day of Novem?
ber, for the express purpose ol putting
the Cuban reciprocity treaty into effect,
It will bo within the province of Congress
however, to transact any oth*r bushiees
that it may dtern proper und desirable.
Quite likely hundred? of Mils, will bo
Introduced, but It seema agreed among
Republican party leader? that no gen?
eral legislation shall be gone Into. Thoy
have full control of the situation, und
|t la ?!d to be their unalterable pur?
pose to adjourn early enough to enable
them 1.0 spend Thanksgiving Day ut their
At the extra session of the Senate hi
the spring of this yenr the Cuban treaty
wfts ratified, hut with ? provision requiring
tlm Approviti of the House bifore It
should become effective A reduction ot
duties upon Cuban Imports had been
proposed ns a tariff mensure hi the
lionne, hut had failed through the notion
of n llUfflbcr of "Inr.urgeni" Tteptibll
rans. who joined with tho Democrats In
Voting to remove the dlffcrontinl from
Stlgftr nftor the President had brought
tho Republican leaders Into line with
The long end short of It Is thai tho
treaty, now soon to come up for final
action, proposes ? reduction o? tariff
duties on certain produc?s of Cuba. It Is
believed that tho Republicana who, nt
the last session, po vigorously opposed
such reduction will now accept tho treaty
and allow It to ?? through without se?
ricina objection, although it is said scino
of the beet sugar men will fillet? their
The situation Is such thnt there may he
a good etani of speaking In tho Senato
on the subject of tariff duties generally,
but In the House the Speaker has ample
power to control tho ilobate, und that
he will excrclso bin power, wo havo no
The President Is anxious to havo this
matter of Cuban reciprocity disposed of
a? quickly ns posible, in order that ship?
pers of sugar may havo as much timo
as possible to malto arrangement for
tho movement of this year's crop from
that country to this. He hud intended
to cali the two houses together In extra
session early In October, but Congress- j
men, who have political canvasses in |
their, States, protested, nnd persuaded ?
bini that It would be just as well to
have an extra session in November. To ?
this view tho President finally acceded,
but. we must suppose, not without some
doubts whether tho subject could bo dis?
cussed and disposed of beforo tho timo
for the beginning of tho regular session. |
THE WARD3. /
Tho action of the Board of Aldermen
night b'for?? last has tho effect if placing
In the Mayor's hands tho ordinance re
illvldlng tho wards of tho city. That It
will become a law we have no doubt. It
Is the best plan that could bo hoped for
under tho circumstances, though It is far
Th? number of wards has not been
increased, but tho "shoo string ward" has
been obliterated. ??? no longer have a
Jackson Ward; Its territory has been
absorbed by the six old wards and one
new one, called "Henry." Tho negro
popuatlon instead of being confined chief?
ly to one ward, will hereafter be found
In several wards. They haven't moved,
but the ward lines have been changed. In
short there has been something of a
Tho restriction of the electorate made
by tho new State Constitution enabled
this change to be made, while we feel
sure It will prove to be in the Interest of
Seven wards is not a largo number
for a city of Richmond's size. Ten would
havo been nearer tho true mark, but
popular opinion did not exert Itself suf?
ficiently to secure an Increase. In giv?
ing tho wards names, instead of num?
bers, the-city adheres to Its ancient cms
torn. It began with Jefferson, Madison
nnd Monroe; thon nddeil Marshall and
Clay; then Jackson; then Lee. And now
tho ordinance proposes that tho namo of
Jackson shall disappear In this connec?
tion and that of Henry bo added to the
Wo cannot say so with absoluto cer?
tainty, but we believe Jackson Ward
was not named after General Jackson,
but after Mr. Josoph Jnckson. a worthy
citizen and larg-e property owner of that
The Dowle, crusade In Now York bids
fair to be a dismal failure. Tho Pro?
phet Is giving a good show at the Madi?
son Square Garden and tho spectaclo
has attracted many people, but so far as
we can gather from tho reports In New
York papers, most of them aio dis?
gusted with Dowle. At tho first service
held, thousands got up and left early
In the action nnd this, too, in spite of
tho protest of Dowle, who oven went
ko far as to say that they would not be
permitted to pasn nut of tho door. His
manner Is offonslvo and his language
more to. He assumo? Jo himself abso?
lute authority nnd attempts to exercise
a sort of tyrannical control over his audi?
ence. Frequently ho has been abusive,
he has shown a nasty temper, and has
generally disgusted those who have ?ono
The Rev. Dr, 1 Ullis says that he lias
never' seen tu any man such a display
of arroga neo und sacrilege, and ]>r.
Parkhurst has gone no fur us f.. write
h'm a letter, in which he tells the Pro?
phet that he is doing Hie cause Of re?
ligion groat harm.
These movi mente come and go, and
sometimes they strike the popular taste
and have a temporary triumph. Put the
lesson tn be learned from lhe Dowle
movement and fio nini such spectacles,
is that the causo of religion Is to be
promoted, if at all, by the organized
church und by tin: consecrated minis?
ters of the church, and not by His spas?
modic efforts of cranks and sensatlon
The Newark Nows makes prominent
tho fact that one Thomas ?\'. ailmer, an
ot'scuie treasury expert, In Washington.
Is the m:n who mado the earliest dlKcov.
?ry of the falsification of accounts, which
prevailed In the Posloftlcc Department.
ami wh'ch discovery has led to the In.
dictaient of about thirty persons. Th?
News says thero was a commotion at the
time, which Instead of being subdue!.
gradually, grew into the sensational in?
vestigation, which has closed after un?
earthing "graft" to the amount of S?OO,
?XK Hut no sooner had Mr. Gllmer made
Ids report, that was In 1850, than eoiri
piaintu of fi;i sorts were lodged cg^nst
rinally, Perry S. Heath took the mat.
ter In hand und Gihnor was transferred
to aliatimi; dt4*u--Uueui, wUiue fclj salary
t, as cut down, and where he woe de?
barred from auditing any more postof
We are glad to learn, ns we do from
our Newark contemporary, that this en?
tire matter has beoti laid before tho Presi?
dent In Iho report mnde by Holmes Con?
rad and Mr. Bonepnrt. W etrust that In
due lime the government will make ample
atonement to Mr. G?nter for tho "sit?
ting down upon" he received when he
(h?tte Ilio disclosure referred to.
Mr. ?. A. Williams, the Republican
Candidale for Governor of Maryland,
I maintains thAt It Is perfectly right for
I tho President to try to Inspirit and tihlte
his party In that State. Mr. Williams
argues Unit thero if) no more reason to
criticise President Roosevelt than thero
Is to condemn General Fltzhugh Leo,
who waa brought Into Maryland with a
view to sec ut 11 ? his Influence with tj
Confcdcrnt?s. "If," said he, "the l)emo?
cintio candidates think It well and nil?
-.-'.sable to havo General Leo's advice on
tho situation In Maryland In a public
speech on tho hustings, why nhould they
object to President Roosevelt's talking
the Maryland (situation over with the
Republicans? It la a poor rulo that will
not work both wnye."
So Fltz has become an Issue in
Tuesday afternoon a woman boating
a curling Iron set flro to iho window
curtains in her room In the Waldorf.
Astoria Hotel. The result was that In a
few seconds tho house, where moro tlinn
ono hundrod millionaires dwell, was In
a turmoil of excitement. A tiro alarm
was sounded, but tho flamea woro easily
extinguished with tho hose of tho hotel.
Tho Waldorf-Astoria Is a "fire-proof
hotol," but It has enough combustlblo
furniture, carpetp, -window hangings, etc., ?
hi It to make considerable fire and an
enormous quantity of smoke.
Boston Globe: It Is the Jews who long
to see their co-reltglonlsts again occupy?
ing the Holy Land that are called Zlon
ists; Zlonltes are the followers of Dowle. ;
There Is a vastly greater dlfforenco be- ]
tween the ideas than thero Is between ,
the words. / |
There comes a Republican growl from
tlie far West which may grow to pro?
portions that will mako Senator Morgan's
prophesy that Mr. Roosevelt will fall
short of the nomination assume tho dig?
nity of Inspiration.
In reply to another Inquiry, we bog
to say this Is not Indian summer. That
charming season, like persimmons, does
not reach perfection until after one or
more heavy frost?. '
If anybody thinks nothing is dolnr
in old "Hanneracker," they Just want
to hang around Short Pump and two
or three other precincts for a few hours.
A Wnll Street stringency Is calculated
to curtail the Florida winter travel and
a panic would cut off its tail right be?
hind the ears.
The crop of Independents desiring legis?
lative honors is very large In Virginia
this fall, and several precincts
arc yet to hear from.
Every man whose hip pocket bulges
Is not necessarily a pistol totor. A pint
tickler may have originated tho bulge.
Dr. Parkhurst has been to hear Dowle
speak, and Is disgusted. Dowle must be
It Is claimed that there Is a flying
machine out in San Francisco that can
After the Horso Show there came a
short vacation for tho dressmakers, but
With a Comment or Two.
Everything connected with the election
must be done 'n the prosence of witnesses.
We know that this will be dlsaw-tful
to many who have been prominent In
politics for tifo past ten or fifteen years,
but they will have to accept the new or?
der of affairs or take back seats.?Norfolk
The above was doubtless Intended for
homo consumption, but It will apply to
some othnr towns that hold elections oc?
Virginia Is full of girls who can handle
a rolling p.? as deftly as they can a hat
But. alas, how soon the knack Is for?
gotten after they marry!?Petersburg In?
That Is a mistake. They do not for?
get the knack and do not fail to make
uee of It when occasion requires. The
Virginia girl who has acqui.ed this ac?
complishment is, nino times out of ton,
as suro to practico it after marriage as
before. To assert otherwise Is to do her
an Injustice, not to say slander her.
Truly, there is nothing new under tho
sun. That jail gag had eurroncy I n<
before Newport News was ever d.enmid,
of. But It has wandered so lo. g t .at
one should not begrudge it a local habi?
tat.on and abiding place,?Petersburg In.
H seems rather curious for a holy man
10 Mint out on an evangelizing tour with
? wli?) wearing fifteen hu <lre<l dollar dia?
What Is the harm of It, if the diamonds
weii- acquired by the proper mean??
Personal and General.
Colonel XV. J. Rryan announces that he
will start for Europe In u. few days.
Mrs. Carter Harrison, of Chicago, has
brought out another book of fairy tale?.
Ii i? called "The Star Fairies."
Wilson S. Blsiell, formerly Postmaster
Genern!, bequeathed hi ent-r? estate sad
to in- worth neady ?d??,???, to his widow
United Statns Senator Russell ?. Al?
ger, of M.chlgan. is inspecting a vast
tract of timber lami 1n Northern Mfx.c'o
whbh has been aaju ri-d by h m and a
number "f oiher M chlgan capitalist:?.
General C. a. Whltiicr, who was In
charge of the United -.Stato* cu f-nu
servine tu Maulle, has Just returned to
this country by way of the Siberian
Railroad, having crossed Slbfr.u Ir. four?
teen days, .
Julian N. Huck, thu youngert son of
Uuckskln elisile," war chief of ihe
?southern Utes, ha? been ordalue-l a min?
ister of the Preaoyierlan C iroli In Den
ver. He U twe.ay-nine years Id, wel. ?'d
ucateq and will nc1^ among his o.vu
Tsn pcntlpinnn'fl POflp?
Isa soap for evoryioilr who wan
bpst. toilet soap ever'mnde.
ijfaifjfour With ?
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The Stnl.nton News thinks tho revival
of viva voco was ? mastlke, nnd says:
It Is to bo hopod thnt tho Legislature
will poo tho error and correct It In tho
near future. If it Is tho object of tho
Jawmakors to make primary elections ob?
noxious to tho people of tho State,
certainly the viva voco system will soon
accomplish that purpose Irrospoctlvo of
Tho Norfolk Vlrglnlan-PUot makes this
Thero Is plo-huntlng und plo-huntlng.
Tho Republicans of Virginia have not
given the Democrats an opportunity to
n-.ako a fight In the Slato for anything
higher than tho offices. Tho Republi?
cans do not put up candidates and malto
a serious fight on principio. They bluff
nnd look to the Foderai plo-eountor for
rowaid. Tho result is that tho Domo
creats havo nothing botter to fight for
than the ofllCC3.
The Newport News Times-Herald says:
It Is said that In rural districts tho
removal of the saloons has Increased
tho mall orders for cocalno and nar
cotlo drugs. The Legislature may find
that after all It has a problem much
moro to bo considered than tho freak
provisions of the Mann bill.
The Norfolk Ledger remarks:
It is bad enough for tho authorities pf
Amtierst countv to compromise In a for?
feited bail bond, and accept 1!0 per cent,
of It. as has just been dono In Druggist
Day's case, but It Is much worse to let
tionds go uncollected altogother, uu Is
dono In some places wo could name.
The fastidious editor of the Augusta
Argus says :
A Richmond paper sa-id the other day
that a man was killed In the morning
and died the same evening and a Staun
ton paper a yoar or two ago declared
that one had been killed dead. Can
either, both or neither make theso stata
monte clear? If one be killed Is ho not
at once dead, and does ho havo to bo
Killed dead to bo killed?
A Few Foreign Facts.
Farm laborers In Mexico may be em?
ployed at f:om IS to 20 cent- a day.
though In many parts of the country th y
aro scarco and unreliable.
In Bohemia there are forty-three china
and porcelain manufactories, employing
over 7,000 people, and over 100 g ass works,
giving; regular employment to moro than
120.000. The most beautiful glas= work,
for which Bohemia is famous is manu?
factured at Nouwolt. The ? lue of git's
und arlasswa e exported In 1902 k?' ?9
S?O.000. but has decreased since 1000 by
about $1,250.000. Largo quantities of Bo?
hemian glass arc Imported .nto this coun?
try every year.
Before long a motor car will be run?
ning on the so-called roads in Uganda.
George ?\ !l=on.'the- deputy coT.mlss.on? r
of that protectorate, who 1; on his way
back from Faiglond to' Africa. Is taking
with him a 25-horso power moto , which
ho Intends to make use of on his tours
of Inspection throughout Uganda. The-e
are now nearly GOO miles of roads in that
country good enough to run a motor
In ono of the ch'ef watchmaking estab?
lishments In Zurich there Is to be seen a
remarkable curiosity in the way of watch
or clock making. The timepiece is In t e
form of a ball, which moves impercepti?
bly down an Incl-nod surface, without
rolling. The lergth of this inclined sur?
face, which is sixteen inches long, is ac?
complished from top to bottnni In twer.ty
four hours. Then tho "ball" only needs
lifting to the top again. This extraordi?
nary timepiece has no spi'lng, and, there?
fore, needs no winding. Tho "hands" aie
kept In motion by the si.ding along an
The pie party given at tho pavilion at
Pino Grove a few nlglita ago for tho
benefit of Corinth Church was a success;
both socially and financially. Miss Grace
Held being the fair contestant who won
the beautiful cake on that evening.
Mrs. Geoige Jordoii, Jr., was visited
the pant week by Mrs. ?. Gary and other
trlends from the city.
Mrs, John Bottoms is suffering with a
Hovero attack of neuralgia.
.Misses Carrlo Lyne, Evelyn Lyno and
Hazel Rehl spent Tuesday with Mrs. \\\
D. Wright at Helllleld.
Mrs. Georg.? Graves ban returned from
n visit to her mother in Caroline county.
Miss Mary linker of Elko. and Samuel
West. Jr.. spent a very pleasant evening
lust Sunday with Mrs. G. W. Bottoms,
of this place.
Members of the Cecelia Yachting Club
al tended a meeting and Ice cream supper
ut the home of Mr. John Rosc.hur a tow
evenings since. Among those present
were Misses Annie Bold. Lizzie Tlgnor,
Joslc Tlgnor, Grace Rc-lcl, Cnrrlo Lyno
and Charlie Reld and Lesilo Huld.
Miss liait huila Williams of Now Kent,
vvits a visitor at the homo of the Misses
Raid on Thursday,
.Mrs. John Clark spent Wednesday with
Mis. A. J. West,
g ^uito?i 9?? WS. g
Mr. ?. L. Harrison Is able to be out,
nfter several days of sickness.
Tho Fulton Hill Literary C < h will me-l.
to-morrow night with Miss Hmlly Wad
Miss Mary Byron, who has be^n 'ho
guest of her sister, Mrs. Hugh Rice, for
several months, returned ^o her humo
in Gatea county, N, C, yesterday.
Mr. James H. Burke, who was ooe
rated on several days ngn at his resi?
dence, on Denny Street, is somewhat Im?
Mr. Fuller FU'sell continues quite sick
with mais rial feve ,
MuttaiKinl Tribe of Refi Men held the'r
reiculor mooting last ipglU at Nel en's
Sir. J. B, Blekerstaff, of Norfolk, spent
several days in Vm-lna. looking after his
Tho Ladles' Aid Socletv of Weddell Me?
mo-rial Chapel win hold an importent
mooting this afternoon at 2 o'clock In too
lecture room of lhe chapel.
The Women's Branch of the National
Alliance m.-i at the Moaar House, with
Mrs, F.. S. Beati on Monday- Jt was de?
cided that weekly social? would be held
at members' house? throughout tho win?
ter months. The first social will be given
the fl st Thursdav lu November at "Vlno
btivcn," the attractive liomu of the pres?
ident Mrs. H. !.. Vinal.
Miss De Wolf visited Richmond Mon?
day, whoro she purchased a number of
relics and curios, which she will add to |
her choice ami larnu collection of valua?
OPPOSE VIVA VOCE
What Democratic Chairmen
of Thirty six Counties
Havo to Say.
Inquiries sent out to tin- chairmen of
Hie DomOCrAllo Committees of (hlrty-slx
counties as to the estimato of tho peo?
ple In tho matter of primaries and mass
meetings of conventions, and tho secret
or viva voco ballot, elicited a variety of
replies. In many of tho counties report?
ing ibero have boon no prUnarles, and tho
hlons are largely speculation on the part
of tho chairmen, or their individual views
and predilections. Almost -without excep?
tion tho chalrmon declaro that tho peo?
ple oppose the viva voce plan, but In a
majority of cases favor ? primary. Prob?
ably a majority of those hoard from op?
pine a general primary, whllo some op?
pose a local primary, but prefor a gen?
eral primary. A fow counties report a
larger participation In primarlos thnn In
old mass meetings, but ae many favor
the iiuisH meetings nnd conventions, and
declaro that tho primaries nro promotlvo
of discord. Genorally, howovcr, tho pri?
maries whoro secret ballots wero liad
havo proved satisfactory.
Several chairmen, among them Chair?
man Reld, of Plttsylvnnla, oppose a gen?
eral primary, owing to heavy cost to can?
didates. The majority of tho counties
hoard from arc lukewarm as to the pri?
mary In local affairs, and n. small major?
ity declaro for tho general primaries for
Governor and Senator.
Almost without exception, the viva voeo
plan la condemned, and a return to tho
secret ballot urged by tho chairmen.
Committee to Be Ready for Legislature,
\a |-lCh '???et ? vsraier lOth.
The Goncral Assembly of Virginia will
convene In adjourned session on Tues?
day, No vom ber 10th, to complete tho
work of adjusting the statutes to tho
new Constitution. This arduous labor was
practically completed during the tong
session ending in May last, but It was
deemed best to refer the matter to a
committee- on revision, and adjourn until
November 10th to receive and act on
this report. The revision committee has
been sitting at various places all the early
summer and fall, and are still at work
on the third floor of tho Capitol. Hon.
W. II. Boaz, a member of the commit?
tee, stated to a reporter that the com?
mittee had about finished Us wnrl- and
would probably fully complete It this
week or early next week. This report,
which Is a very voluminous one, has been
carefully prepared, and will merely bo
passed upon by the two houses. It Is
not anticipated that there will bo any
debate, tho sections merely being con?
sidered and approved ono by one.
It Is not probuble that anv new busi?
ness will be taken up nt the fall ses?
sion, If, Indeed, it bo posible to do so.
Thero are, however, a number of bills
on the calendars of the two houses which
may como up and bo disposed of by the
General Assembly. Among these Is the
Barkpdale-Keerell general primary bill
and the firemen's relief bill. Some de?
fects or omissions In statutes already
on the statute books may be amended
to cure the defects, but this will bo
tho nearest approach to now business.
The session will probably continue from
November 10th until December 10th or
Among tho discoveries mado by the
revision committee Is one that a number
of tlie statutes passed pinco the new
Constitution became effective aro in con?
travention with or not In consonace with
the provi?lons and prohibitions of the
Tlie ?enslon will certnlnlv ndjourn be?
fore Christmas, and probably as eirly
as December 10th. Then the now Gen?
eral Assembly will ennvene on tho second
Wednesday In January, 1D04. It Is lim?
ited by law to sixty days, or, rather, the
per diem Is.
Mrn<>y f-r Mrnticellof
Captain T. C. Morton, who is soliciting
funds for the erection of a Virginia
building at tho St. Louis Exposition. Is
now working In this city, and la greatly
encouraged. Ho hopes to raise fifteen
thousand dollars, If possible. Already
something over seven thousand has been
pledged. Among the liberal contributors
to the fund are the members of the
faculty of tho University of Virginia.
The Exposition Commissioners have pre?
pared a book of certificate.?', which ahio
servo as a receipt, every contributor to
receive one of these. Tin; certificates are
engraved with a cut of Montlcllo. which
It Is proposed to reproduce. Subscrip?
tions Of one dollar or less will be grate?
fully received, The ladies of the various
patriotic societies have promised and aro
rendering the commission valuable ns
slstaneo In raising the fund desired,
A Smoker in Sifrht.
The Howitzers will have a dance nt
their armory to-morrow night, to whl h
Ilio lady friends of tlie bnttery aro cor?
dially invited, The members of tho bat?
tery are talking about having a smoker
before very long.
Mr. Wart h en Better.
Mr. XV. O. Warthen, whose Illness has
teen mentioned, Is still confined to his
lirme on Reservoir Street, but was con?
siderably Improved yesterday. Ho hopes
to got down to his office to-day or to?
morrow, ;f he cpntiiiuts to improve
His friends are urging a vacation and
? lest for him, however, and ho may be
induced to do this.
Recrultine: Officsr Here.
Customs Collector Stewart, who Is also
custodian of the Foderai properties In
this city, yesterday received a telegram
from Washington asking h1ni to reserve
and preparo quarters in the Shnfor build?
ing basement for Colonel Goodsell and
his recruiting corps for the United
Htat?a Marino Corps. The recruiting of
llre will bo opened In a day or two and
Kept open for several weeks'.
Shoo* for Medal,
Another shoot will be held this ?ftor
noon on the grounds of the Allumarle
Gun Club for the ined'l given by Harris
Flippe ? A Co. All clubs are Invded to
take part In the shoot.
India s S ? d G Ms.
Tho wife of Chief Rradby. of the Pa
nninkcy Indians, and ? es d nt of the In?
dian branch of the W. ?. T. U? has
brought to tho city a large quanti y of
flowers from the r?serv?t, on to bo ills
tributad among the sick of the various
hospitals of the city. The gift is doubt?
Woodward S Son,
V. HITE PINE. YELLOW PINE.
Hough nnd Droasad.
Yards Covering Sevan Aeres.
Nain Office?Ninth & A roh Sta.,
for Infants and Children.
Castorio, is a harmless substituto for Castor Oil, Pare?
goric Drops und ?Soothing ?Syrups. It is Piensan!. It
contains neither Opium, Mornhino ?or other Narcotic
substance. It destroys Worms and allays Fovcrishncss.
It eures Dlarrh?a and Wind Colle. It relieves Teeth?
ing? Troubles and cures Constipation. It regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy nnd natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacca-Tho Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Boars the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years.
POEMS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
Whatever your occupai ion may be, anil however crowded your
hours with affairs, do not fail to secure at least a few minut?e
every day for refreshment, of your inner life? with a bit of poetry.
Prof. Charles Eliot Norton.
My Dear And Only Love.
?Tamos Orahnmc. mnrqula of Mon troue, mi born si Old Mon troie, la fieotland,. Ue
took ? 1 c ? ?11 ii ? part In th? religious anil political troubles between Ciarles I of Ena
Inud. anil tho Scotch. Bu?pr<-)?i(l of secreti; communie?tine with King Cbarls?, he was
confined Uve month? In Edinburgh OS?tie by order of th? Scottlrh parilainent. He after?
ward fought many cstnpalugs and won ?li notable victories, but wa? at length surprlaed
nnd roiiiid bv David Leslie. Ili> was obliged to Icare Ibu country, attempted o fresb In?
vasion of Scotland, was captured, and put to delitti May 21, 1030. A stately monument
was erected to hlra In Edinburgh In lass. The following pwm '? noted especially for
the Hues beginning, "H? either fears hi? fate too much.1' Borne Oeuy that Montr?e? Is
Uie ?.uthor of tbem. "Alexander" lu the poem, of coline, refer? to f.io celebrated r.reelc
Y doar and only love, I pray
That littlo world of thee
Bo governed by no other ?way
Than purest monarchy;
For if confusion have a part
Which virtuous souls abhor,
And hold a synod in thine heart,
111 never love theo more.
As Alexander I will reign,
And I will reign alone;
My thoughts did overmoro disdain
A rival on my throne.
He either fears hie fato too much,
Or his deserte are small,
That dares not put it to tho touch,
To gain or lose it all.
But I will reign and govern still.
And always give tho law,
And'havo each subject at my will,
And all to stand in awe;
But 'gainst my batteries if I find
Thou kick or ve.t mo eore,
As that thou set me up a blind,
I'll never love theo more.
And in the empir? of thine heart,
Where I should aolely be,
If others do pretend a part,
Or dare to vie with me.
Or if committees thou erect,
And go on such a score,
I'll laugh and sing at thy neglect,
And never love theo more.
But if thou wilt prove faithful, then,
And constant of thy word,
I'll make thee glorious by my pen,
And famous by my sword;
I'll servo thee in such noblo ways
Was never heard before;
I'll crown and deck Dice all with bays,
And lovo theo moro and more.
Posais you ought to know begun In Tbe Tlnie?-D|sp?tcli Hunrtny, October 11, 1003.
In published cacti tiny.
TO PRESERVE THE
POEMS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
15c Each. ^|?L
TIMES-DISPATCH BUSINESS OFFICE.
less elncerelv appreciated by the recip?
r-rop. riy Tension:,
Kluhmond?Thomas Harrison nnd wife
to Nannie Harrison, '4 Interest In 25 feet
on north eld? Mooro Street, 76 feet west
of ICIiiney, $100.
John A. Lamb, special commissioner, to
Clara Cox, SO feet on east side St. John
Street, northeast corner Coutts, 5750.
I-owle Ruff and wife to W. H. Brlcl, 83
feet on eoat side Fourth Street, north
cist corner Du val, 13,500.
Jlllln 0, and John Schiooder to Richard
Gentry, lot No. 610 Catherine Street, it.60.
Heiiiko?Adeline 11, Brauor's trust?e
to N, \V, Bo we, sub-trustee for Adelino
H. Brauer and her children, 39t? feet on
west stdu Brook Turnpike, 889 feet on east
sido Gorri?n Street. Immediately In roar
thereof; ??9 feot on wost side Gordon
Street, 8}.9<-feet on east Btda Carrie. ?3.60O.
John Ii. Davis and wife to Ivouls A.
Porrot, IS acres about 10 m I leu ? rth of
Richmond, iicur Taylor's Crossing?, on tho
R.. P. and P. It. ft!, ?00.
William H. Davis and wife to same, 60
acre* about 10 mil. ? north of Hlchmond, !
near-Taylor'? Crossing, on the R., F. an*.
G. R. R., fiOO.
Hester J: Lockhurt. .Martha 13. snd Jo?
seph P. Thomas to John W. Smithera,
trustee, I6ty feet on north side ? Street,
CG feet wost of Thirty-second, $6.
S. S. P, Pattegon, special commis?
sioner, to XV. P. Belton, 1)1 fsat on north
side Fritz Street, 41 feet west of St. John.
S. H. Puillam's trustee to Roscoe C,
Nelson, 23 feet on east side Nineteenth
Street, 70 6-12 feet north of N. .160.
Albon J. Royall's trustee to same, 28
feet on east side Nineteenth Street, '?W*
foot north of R. 1180.
W. C. Thoinasson and wife, Mattia F.
and NY. S. Lealte and Alary E. and ??? P.
Ballard to \V. B? Satterwhlte. 13 acres In
upper end of Henrlco county, near Chick
LOSS OF VITALITY Is lo*? of th?
principle of life, and Is eirl"> Indicated
bv fa'lliiK appetite and diminishing
strength and endurance, Hood's Sar??
purllla Is the Kr?ntest vltalizer?It acts
on all the ornein nnd functions, and
builds up tho. whole system.