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FRIDAY. APRIL -f: 1012.
VOTE?AXI1 VOTE Htt.llT.
Much good has been done the cause
of better governmi nt (?;:? Richmond
by the ntltatlon over the nominating
convention for the Administrative
Board, .because it has stirred the peo
pl-s to o livelier interest In their civic
needs. Th?re has been one harmful
result of this commotion In that thej
election next Tuesday for tflo Com?
mon Council ha* been utmost com-1
pletely overshadowed, despite th> fact
rh^t lr* Is of almost eriual Importance
with tlio Admlnlstrotlvo Hoard elec-i
tlon. An jneompcteni Comnion Coun-'
el! will rr.e.-.n nn unsuccessful Admin- |
Irtratlve Board. The Common .Council ]
must be composed Of patriotic, etile!-i
ent nnd upright m"n in order that It |
may co-eperato with the board for
the best Interests of Richmond. Moss- j
backs end Incompetents nro Just as,
undesirable In the Common Council,
*s on th? Administrative no.ird.
Th* Administrative Ronrd ihas shorn,
the City Council of some of Its duties,
but the City Council, of which the
Common Council composes half, still
Tetalns ths following important pow?
ers ar.,1 duties:
To appropriate all money.
To levy all taxes.
To Issue all bonds.
To enact all ordinances.
To exercise th* polloj power.
To grant franchises.
Tho Administrative Board and the j
Common Council aro chocks on each!
other, ar.d if either cc-.ooscs to tis? it!
checking power wrongfully, tho pro
grcs3 of ths city will stop nnd it
welfare will be menaced. It Is vital that I
this first Common Council under the ,
new plan bo composed of Hie vfery j
?best men that tho votora can get.!
men who are experienced, capable and
advanced In their ideas.
Every voter should go to the polls
Tuesday. This Is a most Important
election, one whlcfo bears heavily up?
on the welfaro of the city, Its growth'
rr.d tho efficiency nt Hr. adinlnlstra-1
tlon. Let every citizen vote,, and voto
for th. best rr.on In his ward. Keep
!n mind and do your duty Tues?
day. Every Intelligent voto Tuesday'
Is a brick In tho structure of better
THE I1ARUAX13L1.ES 1)1".SI 0?\ST1I \ -
Determination of the question]
whether the Italian naval domonstrn- j
tlon astnlnnt tho fortH at the month |
of the Dardanelles was a diplomatic'
play or t'.'.e precursor of a serious pur- !
pose to run tho gauntlet of the straits j
and carry the war into the mainland |
of European Turkey, Will be awaited
with widespread Interest. The greater j
probability !a that It wns the former:
Ihnt It was Intended .it once as an an?
swer to ttrK Turkish Foreign Minister's
appeal t'b ttie'poweTs nnd designed to
foree the hand of these on C'.e issue of
Tt Is recognl7.?d that an nttempt to j
force the passage of the Dardanelles
would be a most hazardous uhdcrtak-;
Irilg, hot only In Itself, but .im regards
the question of Italinn ability to keep
them open behind ns. ah avenue of re?
treat and for the transportation ..f]
reinforcements, should she decide oil
au inland campaign Tl.e-,. eonsidera?
tions tnllltnte strongly ngalnsi the!
Idea of an Invasive movement. But
Italy is accomplishing little or no
headway In Tripoli; the maintenance
of her army of occupation Is making
exhaustive drains on hor treasury, and
fienlh from disease is. exacting cruel
toll In her Trlpolltan .amps. There,
remains, therefore, the possibility that
*h* may be compelled to strike in
Turkey In Europe.
The problem is whether, in the ne?
cessities; oT the c.i .-. she would staiid
the better chance of bringing CnhMtn'n
tlnople to terms by striking directly
?with her own mailed fist, or Indirectly
with diplomacy, through tue Jealdualea
and interests .. t . powers. On the
face of the bltuafioii it uriquem lon
ienged the powers tri iy, ? \V lu. ii *hiVii
?luctlon polm.s to her altaliilns peai?e
by means of the diplomatic weapon.
It is clear thai ?-hat ?villi Russia's
pronoun.ed and deeply interest - :
friendship for Italy .,. r Tri poll tail
venture nnd ambition, which has found
expression in what amouniH to proffer
of arni.-d support In certain circum?
stance.-, Julian Invasion of Turkey
would involve the dangers ol .t gen?
eral Balkan upheaval. Tho ultimate
consequences of t:..-; no man can f.,..
parent. Italy has ".'matched" Asslni
Bey, the Ottoman Minist? i ..' Foreign
Affairs. In 'view of the virtual acqui?
escence of the parties signatory in the
tearlnif up of the Rellin treaty by Aus.
tHa-Hungary, as1 it related to'Bonnln
and Uerr.egovJnu, the powers are in
no position to insist upon the i!.,.
Hons of that convention regarding tho
Inviolability of the Dardanelles; they
have negatively conceded so much.
IU!> baa shrewdly and successfully
1 manoeuvred both diplomatically and In
her hostile naval operations, ?o as to
throw practically upon tho powers tho
burden of risking a g?n<ral clash at
arms lit the noarer East. Hence It
[does not sacm posslblo that In the
presence of tho tentative menace thj
Dardanelles movement embraces, the
powers can much longer avoid declara?
tion whither they aro for or against
Italy?for or against imperiling the
pence of Europe, In short.
There would appear no middle way
out: they must take one or the other
?>'. the horns of the dilemma. That
deduction Is borno In from whatever
Viewpoint the situation presents Itself
and is studied.
Till: TEllltOII IIY DAY.
Ice gilt tha frail side of the Titanic,
! and l.TOn souls went lo death with
erics that sounded "like the harking
! of dogs." Men met death with a
I spectacular hero'sm that has thrlllod
'a world August tribunals In two nil
' Hons will search for tho causes of
' tills catastrophe, and sick to prevent
Its recurrence. A library of news and
comment was written in a week, and
a million dollars forthcoming as by
magic for the relief of the. destitute
and bereft. Voyaging on the sea !
will be safer for the rest of lime. A
new reverence and respect lias come
Into tile hearts of men for the relent?
less laws of nature. All this came
from the terror by :i:gltt.
And in same year, in this conn- j
try. 600,000 persons are doomed to this
saun dc.;th from disease that could bo ;
'i.ils is the terror by day. There ?
will be no mourning and lamentation
by a grief-Struck nation for these j
victims. No wave of horror will j
sweep o\'or hearts bowed down. But
every day, in every community, a
litllo group or family and friends will
mourn tho loss of ono whose going
wns useless. What Is the folly of no
lifeboats compared to this folly? And
the only news that will find light
upon this sacrlllco will be three
scant lines in the "Death Notices."'
The august tribunal will continue lo
argue about tho chance of establish?
ing a Health Bureau, and devote Its
millions to the care of pigs and cows.
Fever and delirium will flash their
danger signals, but there will come
no rescue. No barking like that of
dogs will echo from souls face to face
with d ;ath. but the slldcl groans and
whispered farewells will plorco loving
I'.iearts for days and months. Hut wo
men and children will come ilrst, for
tiioy are weakest, and It Is easier w ?
play the hero in one splendid hour ;
than to demand pure milk, it takes
nerve to die like a man, but it lakes .
more nerve to live like one.
In Virginia, 0,000 souls wit em?
bark on the ship Tuberculosis, and,
the lost will be 5,000. It would lak- '
200 Tltnnles to bear the lives that
will be sacrificed lo preventable!
disease this year of our Lord, 1912.
Such a licet is now bound for the un?
known. Tlo noble sympathy 01 a na?
tion went out to the families bereaved I
by this ocean disaster; but who will
pause to sympathize with the anguish
of a mother who watches her child
strangle to death from diphtheria?!
The heroism of those who met the!I (
destiny bravely will lie remembered
for ages; but who will dwell upon Hie
stole heroism of him who talus hour?
ly and wearisome pains that Ills
month and his hands bear no fatal j
Infection to another? The lessons of ,
tho Titanic arc manifold, Bill there I
lc. none like this.
TAFT ON it(M)sr:t I I T.
Not so much for what it said as for
what It refrained from saying will the
speech of President Tnf: yesterday at'
Boston command the ad miration ..f the
country. The. hour came when, as the
head of the Republican party, the
President had to defer d himself and'
his administration from the vile at-1
taiks of Roosevelt, but the answer, by
Its fairness of statement, us calm ex?
pression and Its compelling fore.-, con?
trasts sharply with v.',at Hoosevelt
would have said had tic 1" |i, Taft-.?
shoes. The Boston tlttorance will be
gratefully accepted by n people who
prefer facts to phrases and arguments'
to maniacal ruvltig, n is more in sor-j
low than in niigcr th. 1 III.- President
descends to reply to ht.-j predecessor?
"nevoir in thought, w.o.I or deed liavo
1 been iiisloyal to my friendship for
jhim," declares Mr. Tai:, adding that
Ctooaevelt's charm.- "f i.ttlitide Is "the
source <.i the saddest disappointment."'
^K|t|".ls he giving me a ?t.i.uie thai'.'" tho!
I President Inquires of tin American
I people. In eleven counts, he proceeds
to Indict ltdotieveli of shameful liypoc-'
Iris;.. double dealing ami the most
I nildaiddUri falsehood, lost, Hoosevelt
deliberately mlsrepi-eneii'< d Mr. Taft'*
[definition oi our government by tearing
in iiciltenee away from the context of n
speech which cxidaliieir? it; second,
jltoos.velt says all the bosses an- for
Titft, when a number oi the most no-'.
ItOiiotiM of them wer.- allied with lilm
. ben ill IV?? President, and are still
for Hoosevelt) third, Roosevelt linked
Calt witli Hol iincr tu induce the Illin?
ois people to VOle again. Tnfli win::,
through a letter til Tafi to Hoosevelt.
which tin- President iiuotcs, Hoosevelt
i.e.. w that Taft was elgnously Oppos?
ed to Loriiticr; lutlrth, Hoosevelt has1
attacked Mr. 'i'aft'i position on the'
? reclpr?cltj iastio, when in a letter.'
ItousoVell agreed \.ii!> -.he President!
land complimented 1'lm Initiating the
rifth, rtopcevcll charges fraud In
son:' ,,1 tin- Republican primaries,!
whan he can elf et- no c\ Idcncc of such'
fraud; .-'.Mb, Roosevelt charges that
'i'.ifi is using the-l-'eder.'il patronage toI
keep himself In Office, when Tu per
cent, of the officeholders nre Roosevelt
appointees, and Mr. Tali has turned
none of them out?"th- Influence of'
federal officeholder* In tho Chlcugo
i convention will be les* effecllvc fori
' any one candidate than ever before it!
! tho history of tho party;" seventh,
I Itoosevelt charges thru Toft Is a rc
jaotlonary, hut Mr. Taft cites u long
? list of progressive mcneures to show
that his administration Its ono of wise
progress; eighth, Itoosevelt criticizes
Mr. Tnft's nttltudo toward railroad
legislation us reactionary, when the
results show It to bo otherwise; ninth,
.Roosevelt denounced the antitrust suits
I of tho Taft administration when they
I were carried on Just as the Roosovelt
' regime wanted them carried on?as a
trust remedy Itoosevelt would sub?
stitute "benevolent despotism'' for a'
"useful statute" ; tenth, Roosevelt
charges that Mr. Taft represents the
j interests, and the latter replies: "the
I record of my administration as to suits
against railways to stop Increuso of,
rates, nnd suits against trusts of all,
Kinds to dissolvo them und to punish
their directors must show to a fa'r-j
minded public that tTfis administra?
tion lias no favorites among law-'
breakers or those seeking special
privileges." eleventh, Roosevelt will
destroy good times, tor the whole
business community distrusts him. |
Mr. Taft finally shows the dunger of
a third and the vital necessity of kecp-j
ing inviolate the two-term, precedent,
hinting that Roosevelt would desire
lift- tenure. Mr. Taft assorts that
Roosevelt "could not safely be Intrust?
ed with successive precedential terms.
1 say it sorrowfully, hu: I say it with,
tin- full conviction of Its truth." With,
those words concludes the first Taft
philippic against Roosevelt, a tem?
perate utterance in a trying time,
which will uppeal deeply to tho In
Sltnctlvo sense of fairness, justice nndj
truth of the American people.
"XOXU OF YOUR IU'SIXKSS."
"it's none of your business." That
Is the message which the politicians
an . city employes, using the city
Demoeratlo Committee ns a mouth?
piece, have sent to tho voters of this
city, who desire a full, fair and free
method of selecting the five best men
available for the Administrative
Hoard. In various ways, for the past
quarter of a century, thnt same mes?
sage has been sent with a grin and
a wink to the voters of Richmond.
The people have been told time after
time that the city government Is n
government for wardhcelers and of
ftotsl loafers, by thorn and for them.
The snmo old crow that has been run?
ning Richmond all these years has
snapped Its fingers at the business
men, the patriotic and progressive
citizens, and said to them: "Go to.
Your city government is none ,.f your
business. Pay your taxes and git."
Year in and year out. tho majority
of the people of this city have been
content to let their money be spent
and their government be run by in?
competents and demagogues.
The voters proposed a convention
for the nomination of the Administra?
tive Board, because only this time
win all the five members of that
hoard be chosen at the same lime,
and because there are ho many car.-!
dldates for these positions that there'
is little hope of getting in a primary
the live good men the people want.
Before the matter could be even con?
sidered, the plan was kicked out by
the City Democratic committee under
orders from the ward bosses and the
city employes, and again the sclf-ap
po'nted few whom the many allow
tu rule said to the many: "It's
hotio of your business. A? for the
business men. they can go to. We
don't care a rap for 'em; we've got ;
the reins and we'll drive over 'cm
th' : time just like we always have." j
..re yon going to let them do It this
tlinc, yon progressive, patriotic
citizens? What are you going to do '
about It. you business men who count
>-o much In the business world, but \
seemingly amount to nothing and (
hiive no say in the transaction or the
city's business? Will you let n few :
wardhcelers .md benchWarmcrs "run
the hog" over you and tell you that i
the government of Richmond is not a
business propi sitloti. and thnt any-,
way. It's none of your business? What
are you going to do about it. you
voters of the city who have heard
"tho voters be d d" of the cuttlefish
You can !>? at these men If you will.
There Is one way to do it. Pay your
poll taxes. If yours are paid, sec that
your employes pay theirs. Persuade
your friends to pay up right away.
The last dale for paying these taxes Is
.May -l: every man who wishes, to Vote
for th. Administrative Board must
pay tip by that time. Let the people
of Richmond who have booh run over
r< ilgliHhod, who have been kicked ?,-.;;
by the politicians! qualify to vote
now in record-breaking numbers, no
that in November the people Of Itlctl
mohd can say of the city government1
t., the euttlcilsh politicians; "it's none
M?pf your business. '
It is not r'i Important to find out
who paid Roosevelt's expenses to I
wasn't left there.
No wireless cart warn against the
tornado, nor lifeboat save from Us
fury. Rut the loss of life In lt:< path!
can be accepted :'s oho of ihe In- |
BCI-iltahle d?uret'fl Of Natur? , und .not
m the result of criminal careiesohcss
and the speed mania.
The ihv? itlgatlon of the city schools
might be beipe,i if a few disinterested
oxperts were brought in to pass both
upon the curriculum and the cfltcloncy
of the teachers who find the course of
study too advanced.
Truth SoomH missing among the sur?
vivors of the Titanic.
Chinese criminals nie to bo chloro?
formed before they uro shot, so as to
be spared unnecessary suffering from
ilm poor marksmanship' of tin. execu?
tioner. It would lie a better idea to
chlorofofm Such exceul loners.
Afrli a as it is tn
On the Spur of the Moment
?y Roy K. Moulton_
According to I'nclc Abncr.
! After nil Is said and done, there 1?
j only ono wuy to get rich, und that
Is to make a whole lot of money and
hung onto It.
There are other signs ot irreal
wealth thut a feller kin show besides
wnlktn' down the slreet emoklu' a
cigar with a gold hand on it.
Ono of tho most sidc-splittin' hits
of humor goin' 1h to sec tt fcllor With
u red necktie on. und ask him how
he got the nosebleed.
Arno 1 lllllker has got a lino now
Panhard six-cylinder, ills wife also
has n machine which occupies all of
her time and attention. It Is a Sin?
It seems funny that every woman's
hat is different shape, but so is every
woman for that matter.
As It Appears.
When I grow up I'm goln' to be
An actor feller, yes. sirce.
He's not tho softest snap I know
And certainly ho gets the dough,
lie always wears a nice dress suit
And line, plug hat and gloves to boot,
lie lives in iiouses that arc grand.
And all he has to do Is stund
Around and speak his Uttlu piece. [
Which seems to How as slick as
Or e.'ae he sets upon gilt chairs,
Which aro around 'most everywhere.
He's always klssin' some nice gal
That ho has manag"d to corral.
Don't make no dlfferctico 'bout the
IIa kisses her, and right out loud,
lie's always got some nlco green
That ho can haul right out und flash,
lie keeps tho heroine from harm.
Tim folks all say that he's the stuff,
And though It may be Just a blurt,
Ho is a hero grand, all right.
For two or three hours every night.
The Popular Idol.
Bill is shy on education and his ways
nro somewhut crude,
lie affects a rubber collar and can't
bo . ailed a dude.
Cut he nover muffs a croundcr, as
a hero ho Is viewed.
Table r ? V'nera are crratio and n?
cuts peas with his knife.
Couldn't read a word of Latin if It
were to savo his life.
But lie always .Uta .a'"' IIc'b tho Idol
In his strife.
Bill can neither wait/, nor two-step
and Is shy onctlquette.
in a dress suit he's the limit; saddest
guy you ever met.
But lie CAN pound out threo-baggora
and he is the one best bet.
Truthful Things We Vovfr llenr.
"Your daughter has got the worst
voice I ever heard, .-'lie ought to havo
"That new suit of yours, Cuthbert,
; look-; as though It had been cut out
i with a cross-cut saw. It's the llm
' It." I
"Did you say your daughtor is tak
, ing piano lessons? So far as ever be.
coming n musician Is < oncerncd, sfhd
; might jus: as well tak- prusslc add."
"No. I don't like your new house.
It looks like a cross between a Car?
negie library in a town of 1,300 nnd |
n Queen Ahne plckl^ factory. There's'!
no accounting 'or tastes."
, "I suppose I shall have to invite !
I you to tret In niy automobile sofne
time, but heaven knows 1 don't want 1
? to. i will try and call some utter-i
I noon when you are not at home."
Voice of the People
I'oeakontnN, Wand row and < nptnln
To the Edit ir '?( Tiie Times-Dispatch: j
Sir,?Quoting a correspondent of'
The Times-Dispatch as i<> the desir?
ability of i>r. Woodrow Wilson being
made Democratic candidate, und, by
sequence, President of the nation, who
says: "To my mind, Woodl'OW Wilson
Is pre-eminently the logical Democra?
tic candidate lie reprcs.-nts tho prln
elpli s for which tho people are clamor?
ing for onactment. He Is a genuine
progressive, and one whom none but
the bosses and special Interests need
fear. He would add lustre to the ul
ready bright galaxy of Virginians who
havo occupied the presidential chair."'
Th.- ''progressive" as well as the re-1
actionsry features of the present eon-'
test between wealth-producing trusts,:
supported lo- governmental tariff for
their protection, and the people. Is hard
to assimilate with the principles of
Jefferson, whose handwriting stands
out on the wnllf. of the great republi?
can temple of liberty, whose upbuild?
ing wus tho work of Washington and
of Iiis associate! of the patriot group
that preceded and followed the Amorl-j
ean Revolution of 1170.
What may be in the "mind" of any
man who jbcs these terms as argu?
ments in a matter of elhjccttirc, ami
it may w?l| be doubled whether if
called upon he could give a logical
sequence, to Ills corollary. The old
free silver cry of sixteen to one was
dinned into ears by fh.tiling multi?
tudes, who hail but a feeble conception
of Its relevancy to the subject matter.
It was much aft.-r the mnnner of the
"hue and cry" raised against an or-,
fonder, the hounding multitude follow?
ed, as yelping curs do, the great bnn-i
dog's lending cry.
An editorial writer In Scrlbner's
Magazine of ifioc, in speaking of his?
tory, has this to say: "ThOll there are
familiar Incidents, stories, legends,
traditions, which no well regulated
history ean Ign. without being open.
at least, to i!... ciihrgs of tampering
with a classic The Pocu.hontus story
What - bot ?in? o' th' ?io 'time roe
I:.an that used V give you a live-cent
tin ? uii fer fo.ii dollars' worth o' rags?
Ever' i rowd ?.' women hus a move?
ment all Its own.
HOW TO IMPMSSYOITRJ^EW NEIGHBORS?
I_By John T. McCutcheon._
is ono of these. Yet Dr. Woodtow Wil?
ton proves the courage of his convic?
tion by making' no mention of it at
ull in his account of Captain John
Smith. Yet la not tills story a peculiar
appropriate subject for a root-notc,
out ot deference to Itt romantic an
ttqully at least?" At the opposite ex?
trem- Is Plsko's "Old Virginia," m
which pages are devoted to vindicat?
ing the authenticity of the story on
oie ground, among others, that ''the
rescue of Smith by Pocuhontas was an
event of real historic Importance." for
"Without it the subsequent relations
of the Indian girl with tho English
colony become Incomprehensible."
i'iske here touches the essential prin?
ciple in deciding between text, foot?
note and omission, the question of the
?'real historic Importance" of the ma?
terial In doubt, a question that a trivial
matter nitty raise quite unexpectedly.
.Vow. If the- character of Dr. Wood
row Wilson's progressiv < ness leads
him to violate our traditions. If he de?
nies th<> authenticity <>f the Pocahon
tns story, which Dr. Fwko points out
in of real historic Importance, may it
not lead him on to futther elimina?
tions'.' Are Virginians willing to sur?
render Pocahontas, the beautiful In?
dian girl?beautiful in character as
well as In person?daughter of the!
great Powhatali, potentate, ruler In n
great untrodden domain, emperor, If
you will, of that Virginia which pre-|
ceded out- own, at the dictation of one
Dr. Woodrow Wilson, didactic eluci
dator of the prTnclplcs <.f government
taught UK in their full resonant meas?
ure by Jefferson and his associates?
Tho Times-Dispatch of the "3rd tells
Its readers of the Instruction given by
Augusta county and the <ity of Slaun
ton to Its delegates t-i the State con?
vention to support Dr. Wilson's pre?
tensions for the great olllce that 'ie
now seeks. This Is but tho sequence
of his claim to Vlrgln'a birth 111 the
town of StaunlOll, and of bin citizen?
ship, and of tho honor he will confer
upon the land of his birth. Ills claims
were supported by ono who hulls back,
by tradition, at least, to that Poca?
hontas whose claims to historical cm
Ihence In Hp- annals of Virginia nrri
Ills pride and ills boast.
It will bo next in order for Dr. Wil?
son lo deny by the same process, which
may have already been done. the
cherished tradition lhat Washington
proposed, In event of emergency, to
retire to "tho hills of West Augusta."!
and there continue the struggle fori
lie hr/J already denied that Wash-!
ington wrote that celebrated farewell!
address, attributing It rather to t.icn-i
oral Hamilton, a Princeton student, u
descendant of n Scotchman, a New I
Yorkor. a play of strategy that seems
to savor of political Ingenuity and ofI
intrigue, supported very naturally in
this prctonso by the present distin?
guished Mayor of tie- city of Now
If General Hamilton in his subordin?
ate capacity performed the clerical
work, the sentiments ex pressed were
those held by Washington and acted
upon during his Otltlru public, career.
They wer.- resonant witn his character?
istics, and when uttered by him, gave
full expression to his rpost cherished
traditions and hopes. None can deny
that it was the orcnt'on of Washing
t >n himself.
Such sentiments as the above ex?
pressed to Dr. Wilson by way of pri?
vate admonition promptly assigned the
orator to tin- Watterson class?who
congratulated himself upon having so
distinguished an associate in the nctsi
of this urban educator of Princeton.
The, great Kehtutfitlail will always
stand out as an overshadowing llg
tiro In the annals of literature and in
his loyalty to the republic.
It in a little mind that would seek to
dwarf by suggestion and sneaking
crlbbage such a character .as tho groat
Washington, of whom Hamilton wrote,
"The voice of praise would i-: vain
endeavor to exalt a name unclvnlcd
in true glory"; and of whom ISdWard
Everett said: "To complain of the
character of Washington, that It is
destitute of brilliant qualities. Is to
complain of :i circle that has no salient
points and no sharp angles in its cir?
cumference; forgetting that it owes
all its wonderful properties, to the un?
broken curve of Which ."very point Is
equidistant from tho centre."
Because of these things let It.not
bo assumed that Dr. Wilson Is with?
out deserving Qualities. A life that has
liccti devoted to education Is worthy Of
acclulm. His oppprtunity lias been
great, tils rrt-r?I character seems with?
out reproach; but his aptitude Of self
assertion, and lil<? dogmatic utterances
and the facility with which he adapts
himself t'j nis --pw found role of poli?
tical aspirant, make hi< grc?: uoiulre
mcnts of debatable vulue to the Demo?
cratic party In the pru<er.'. exigency
of public affairs,
Cortaitti / Virginia snoiild hesliatt
to give her support to one, Who seeks
lo destroy her history end h< t tr^di
I Huns. R. T. W.
>n Tlmr for Jests.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
i-lr.? I notice In your paper of u
dav tho caricature. ?'The .Men They
Left Heblnd Them ' It Is true that
the subject: of curieature are all ex?
hausted? When a ?. hob: nation
mourns such a catastrophe as the lossi
Of the Titanic and the most sto'cal
are touched to tenderness at the
thought of those partings which meant
death to the one. und in some cases
worse than death to the other, is It
possible that there are any even Of
the most heartless und soulless wh<
could und any amusement mhatever
in kucIi a caricature?
AH honor to those '?men t|n,t were
left behind." They have given us an
example of heroism which bus no
parallel on land or sea.
There may be a time lor all things,
but thi> surely Is not the time . for
jesting. C. D H
bailing fur no culm haven-hotllC.
No looked-for cargo In my hole.
Out over the high seas I roam.
Whore the I'udiic. combers ?? uii,
Where death might brood
If there were aught which yet could
But naught remains, save it and I. I
Over deep sounding leagues 1 drift.
And the mists come forth to meet
Where rocky isles and bare uplift
Their silence from out of the sea;
And the gullH fly
? inly mast-high,
Though on my decks they never light
Because of it. so gleaming white
Through the phosphoric tropic glooms
Born of dying sunset fires,
Against the Bky my black hulk looms.
Then fades far on ere nlyl t ex?
On, on I go
To Arctic snow.
Where the dim twilight never ends.
And stillness with its stillness blend.-.
Over foaming wave-paths linplowod
Of any keel save mine alono,
Where immemorlally the loud
Hillowit have tossed on seas un?
r fly tho fate
Which soon and late
Seeks me upon the waters vas:;
Vet it shall deeper lie at last.
Another ship .searches the way?.
I'or me, a menace on the deep',
And will llnd me one of these days
Lurking where the wave-troughs arc
A dull, hoarse b rn
Will kneel jny doom,
And sens close over my grim bead,
And over It, staring and dead.
MAB ML LAIRD GOODE.
The Slandered Sen.
How long, oh SCO, shall men asperse
A woman's moods are thlno, they
The sinuous leopard's; for dost thou
With trustful mariners, as though cu
And th en. with frenzied voices, r'se
'1 |}em all. pr roll them down where
dies the day?
'Tis not thy fault the waves o'cr
whrlm their prey.
It Is the winds'! Thou are the flying
Those wolves pursue as In Siberian
Left to thyself. peace breathes
through nil thy moods.
Behold the black- - t r.tornis that blow
Their fury In thy sombre depths un?
So would Othello have remained se?
Had no Iago stirred his soul to rnge.
"HILJ.P ALEXANDER BRUCE..
I QUERIES &
Picture of l.cc.
I have a photograph of General
nobert i: Lee. taken. I was to!.I. ...>
| some battlefield la isoi. If*- In shown
? leaning on it caisson with ?lassen ii.
! one handV?nd hat in the other In th.
I background an orderly is holding two
I horses. Can you tell me anything of
the picture'.' A. ... B< d :->KAr.
We cannot, hut pcrhupo<som'u ron.lci
Will you tell me If Thoodoain <:.ir- ,
i rlsott writes under her ewn name'/
She was a Miss J'lc King, of Newark.
|N, .).. and married Jos. Garrison,
? Correspondence Srbool of Medicine,
Is there any correspondence school
I of standing which teaches medicine?
Could one i. e.i h'-re privately and take
| tin- examinations at one of the city
medical colleges? READER,
j None that we ever heard of. N>>.
i I mini In \ppllci-, Inn.
I A girl under twenty one writes a
letter in her father's name, misstating
her age. and the clerk Of the court is?
sues a marriage license. Could the
father have the marriage annulled for
that cause? Could she be punished fer
I tho forgery: N. L. M.
I No. Possibly.
' i.noil Hoods.
I Where may I get sonm literature of
I tho "good toads'' movement? P. r.
Write t>. Mr. Logan Waller Page,
, Department of Agriculture, Wushlng
ton, D. C.
Is the Inheritance tax levied In v lr?
glnia on real and personal property,
I or both? If I inherit an estate with
'the provision that 1 pay 10 another heir
I $1,000, 1h the tax .<ti thnt $1,000 paid
twice? REGULAR SUBSCRIBER.
] Both. It Is paid but once, and by iho
I person who receives th.- $1,000.
i Is there any soapstono workings In
j Virginia'.' SUBSCRIBER.
I At AlWrenc. Albemnrlo county.
i\iunr A T er Divorce.
j Mrs. .lohn Smith, who tyati Mnry
1,1 ones, Is divorced, win: Is the proper
form for her name on curds?
Sometimes the ??decrbo" restores the
I maiden name. In case this i? not
'done, the form is usual)) ".Mrs. .lohn
siunn or Rabies.
After a dog has been bitten ? by a
supposed mad dog. what are tho llrst
symptoms, and how long is It before
they develop? (\ A. II.
We t.j not know about the "suppos?
ed" mad dog. The earliest symptoms
of rabies are reddened even and sullen
indisposition to notice anything. The
time varies much. It would not be
safe to suppose that tue Virus of a
rabid dog bad failed of effect until
several weeks had olaPMOd.
Will stockholders of bankrupt cor
poratlon receive shares .if any money
coming to them without notifying the
receiver? Can you give list of the
twenty-five makers of history selected
by Mr. Carnegie, and ftate What each
one did? * .1. S. B.
The receiver has access to list of
names and addresses and should notify
stockholders of all matters of interest
without any request from them.
Thin would take more space than
may bo spared.
National State and
Solicits Your Account.
CanltaL SL000.000. Surplus, ?000,000.
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