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Couth Richmond.10? Hull mrc.t.
i fi?[i. ut| Bureau....100 N. Gycamoti street
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lly Tlmra-Dlepatcta Carrier DallTery Ber?
eit? In nichiu.nu (and auburba) and iv
leriburs;- Ono Week
Dali} with Sunday.,;...^15 cente
lietly without Sunday.10 cent*
i :: :.~.y or.')'. 6 cant*
rr.tcrrrl January ST. IK*, at r.iohmo.-i'
? - lecon 1-claej matter under act ot
roncresa * March ."? 1171.
SUNDAY, JUNE C?.
TAFT vxd defeat.
Broken on the wheel of one man's
ambition, the Republican party goes
to the country with tho weakest enn
dlcntc that it has over offered to tho
American people for the presidency.
With the white flap; of defeat flying
half mast, the party which the great
war swept Into almost half a century
of uninterrupted control goes down,
wrecked on the shoal of internal dis?
sensions and with Its timbers rent by
fn.or leadership and unpopular poli?
cies. The regular Republicans deter?
mined to dlo by their g.ins; they would:
not desctt tho organization, nor would
they in the face of a rapidly widening j
chasm In the party desert their titular;
head. They realized that they stood'
at Waterloo and not at Armageddon.
Hoping for resurrection upon some
brighter day. they nevertheless named
for their standard bearer In the com-'
Inc campaign one whoso record, whose
personality, whose policies and whose
platform attract defeat to him as the
magnet draws the needle. He cannot
command the waves of progresslve
|pm to recede, and they who calmly1
chose lilm know that he cannot.
Tho old Republican party, whose;
swan song floated upon the air last;
nicht, was the creature of the inter-1
eats. It decayed because of tho cor?
ruption of degeneracy which always'
accompany long leases of position and;
power. It betrayed the people; It ex-1
filled privilege. Its defeat blazed tho
way f>>r new alignments nnd wiser j
prIldes. Its Imperial disregard of tho;
princ iples of democracy wrote Its own
r"? .ith warrant, it lies prostrate and
broken nnd Its backbone Is Shatter?
ed. If the Democratic party chooses
well Its man with the sling. It cannot
fall to fell to earth what is left of
the Republican party.
The Roosevelt holt has divided tho
Republican house, and It cannot stand
if the Democrats seize their opportun?
ity by nominating a progressive who
can carry the Independent vote of the
nation. Tho nomination of any other
typo of man would not only be suicidal
to the Democratic party, but It would
constitute a betrayal of the American
people, who now turn their eyes to
the Democrats to lead them into the
way of wlso progressive ness. For such
leadership the Democratic parly Is
best titled by ils traditions nnd its
principles, and for It the hour of op?
portunity Is beginning to tick off its
precious minutes.
t;o form tun.
Roosevelt will leave Chicago de>
feated and discredited, but progrci
Sivelsm is rot deatl; not by any means.;
The vacillation and selllshness of their'
leader has disheartened, hut not dls-j
rcpted. the political Protestant?;
against AldrfehlSm .-tini Tnftlsm and;
standpati*m." That spirit of revolt Is'
nation-wide. The day of dividing has
come, and multitudes in the valley of
decision aru answering the call or in?
stinct of progress. Old battle-cries!
have lost their power, old loaders orej
unheeded, for the appeal of a lnrger
vision has touched the people's heart.'
Consider tho division in Chlengo! On!
one side were tho men who had owned,
and ruled the Republican party since;
tlie war, and by means of the conven?
tion system they rule it still. But'
Roosevelt's army was in t wholly Fnl
slfcfflan. No one thinks of o. \V. per-,
kins as Falstaff'a valiant "Hull-Calf."
Though not so young as once he was.
Frank Munsoy is not called "Mouldy."!
nor Is Flinn known at "Wart." Ss
.FalStaff's soldiers were. No one wise?
ly belittles Johnson, ol California,;
even if Honey is u swath-buckler; nor
It Hadley set down as.e misty dream-;
ir?solely Lccauso ho comes from Mis?
souri. No! The force* behind tho
movement which Roosevelt led aro
real and vital and powerful. If Boose
velt himself hud been n high patriot,
and not a mere office-seeking politi?
cian, Hadley could have been nominat?
ed. But when the acid teat of re
nunclutlun was offere.il, the Colonel re
nlgged, and the progressives lost tin Ir
chance to control the Republican
party.
As a result the standpatters and ie.
actlonarUs will nominate Tuft. The
antagonism to Taft Is is deep as it Is
Wide. Under no conditions can he be
elected; tho progressives know this.
They appreciate the Insistence and the
strength of t;...- demand for a liberal?
ized government. They grasp the basic
fact that the people demand n fuller
sharo in the political life of this
country. And t!.. people's demand
will bo gratified. That is why a Ihltd
parly Is almost certain. Indeed, if
the rcactionario* control al Baltimore,
a third party Is Inevitable. If that
pi.ity is formed under conditions
the kucccsb of the Democratic ticket
will be gravely Imperiled.
It is to avoid that dange.- thai Mr.
Bryan has taken up the flghl against
Judge Parker, Personally. Judge
Parker is a high and honorsbb g. .-,
tleman. No bitterness exists between
him and Mr. Bryan, but fhe eyes of tho
m .. .. . >. \
I country are on Baltimore, nnfl to tho
country Jud*ro Parker represents In
I bodily presence those very forces that,
I having controlled tho It.publican con?
vention, uro now trying to dominate
Democratic deliberations.
To The Times-Dispatch Judge Parker
would be an entirely acceptable tem?
porary chairman. We would not give
him up to personally gratify Mr.
Bryan's wishes, if that was nil that
v.iis at stake, but neither Mr. Bryan's
nor judge. Parker's personal opinions
arc the Issue. It is Parker's following
that Is causing tho trouble. Parker Is
: a Hag that had better not be waved If
the Democrats want to hold the West.
Thnt Is why Mr. Bryan is objecting.
With a so-called reactionary as tern-,
porory chairman, with Clark or Har?
mon, or, perhaps, even Underwood,
for nominee, a new party will actual-'
i;. be forced into existence by the
folly of tho old lino organizations. j
No gentlemen's agreements between!
Iinders can sweep back the rising tide|
of popular demand for a freer govern?
ment. No peanut politics or Tammany
tiades can throttle the great forward
movement. Km blind folly and invlnclblo I
Bourbonlsm may serve to bind the
Democratic party hand and foot, and
cast It helpless before tin; .1 uggernnut:
of political revolution.
The former tilings have passed away.I
Will the Democratic parly meet the'
low Issues In the spirit of a now day'
and ride triumphant into power? or
will it fatuously cling to Tammany
and the standpatters und?perish?
'I'll M RICHMOND BREAD RtOT.
Writing of the "moat riots" that
have broken out In some of the largo
cities, and are threatening to extend
to others, the New York Nation says
that they are notably women's affairs:
that In most riots women have a hand,
and that when they do go into that
sort of thing they arc much harder
to handle than men, "because you nev?
er know what to expect of them." In
an effort to sustain Its assertion as j
to tho uncertainty of the fair sex as
a riotous proposition, the Nation
meanders through history for lllustra- ?
lions and adduces some history which
Is neither history nor illustration.
A cose In point Ii Iis allusion to |
the "bread riots In the South" In the
early part of the War Between the
States, which. It tells Its readers,
started In Mobil,; nnd ended in Rich?
mond. We know nothing as to tho
cycle of this demonstration, If cyclo
there was; but we do know that as to
what occurred in Richmond the Na?
tion constructs considerable of n fairy
story.
It says that by the time tho up?
rising reached Richmond It had be?
come so clamorous that neither the
Mayor nor the Governor felt able tc
eope with It by peaceful discussion,
and a body of troops were ordered
out. Jefferson Davis, however, hav?
ing a keener senso of human weak?
ness than the local functionaries, was
able to disperse the mob in five min?
utes, and withttlt firing a shot. Using j
the Inconsistency of women passing j
with well-Stocked market baskets, nnd j
their looting of Jewelry and millinery
shops while raising the city for bread,
"he routed w'th sarcasm o mob th it
had vaunted Its mutt mpts for pow?
der nnd ball.' There Is Just enough
truth in all this to !>?? misleading and j
to obscure the stll'tnt facts. Mr.
Davis could not c ipe with the situa?
tion, and. nut for tl t "local fu >c
ttonarles," the riot, which wha st irt?u
by Northern emissaries and spies,
might have resulted more harrowing
John I-etcher. War Governor of Vir?
ginia, ut tho bead of the Public
Guard, the "Standing Army" of the |
Commonwealth, appeared on the scene
ut the critical moment. minting up?
on n country cart near the Pirat Mar?
ket, the central point of danger and !
violence, tie drew out his old "bull's
eye watch." gave the mob three min?
utes to disperse, and Instructed Cap?
tain Rtlward S. Gay, commander of
the Guard, "to loud, and load with
hall cartridges." With tears stream?
ing <U'wn his rugged cheeks. Captain
Gay promptly obeyed. The mob dis?
persed; they knew Lcichcr; they knew
Guy, they knew the Guard; ?paccbeB
were made by Mr Duvis and others to
groups at several other places in the
lower part of tho city, but Letcher,
Gay and the Guard, the orffanlzati >n
of which traced back to ISO!, hnfl in
thc.ee minutes broken the backbone .
e.f the outbreak. That all who recall
tho conditions at the time and the i
Influence behind the mob arc. well
aware, neither the satire nor tho clo-j
tiucncc of Mr. Davis, or any one else, j
. ould have accomplished, It was u I
question of bullets and bayoi.ets, nnd
ttlCBO would have been served Instead j
of the bread demanded, but not need-I
Cd, hltd the rioters not dispersed i
1 within John I.etcher's tline .111111. |
The Guard, it sniy bo interesting
to note in conclusion, was organized I
In direct consequence of Gabriel's in-|
surrectiotii but incidentally traced
back to tiie nets .if t'lo General At.'
' seinbly (or the establishment of three
.-. -?iiiils, one on the western side of
tiie Alleghanles and two on the cnsl
side. One of the latter vas the
01.! State Armory ut the foot of Fifth
81reel in this city, and which. It was
.. BO designated, must be a manufac?
tory o! aims. 'The other was situated
..t Lexington, and ivaa the'genesis of
the Virginia . Military institute. The
proposed tr.iiis-.Mleghan'y arsenal was
[never established. j
The tcveral acts grew out of ttie
Allen and Sedition laws and embodied
, the spirit and tl.e appnyihenalons of
j tho resolutions of 1898-9'J. The Pub?
lic. Guard did sentinel duty at tiie
armory, at the penitentiary, around
the State property In tho Capitol
Square, constituted Richmond a mill-!
tary, in a way a garrison city, bo
Corf the war, and, from the date of us
formation to its disbanomcnt under
I the reconstruction regime, was t"e
' military bulwark of the p^ic? and
dignity of the Commonwealth. It had
no eode buvc that .' obeying; orders.
Tho ostensible, reason for Us disband
ment was that Its existence was con- I
j trory to the Constitution of the Unit?
ed States?a qucstl.ui tnat had never
before been raised during: Its exis?
tence. The real reason was that when
' the then reconstruction Governor un?
dertook to supo.'ccda Captain Gay
' with one of his myrmidons the cap
: tain demanded a cou.t-ntartltl, which
! might hove placed the Kc?ernl au-j
thorttes In .1 vory awkward pos>tl? n,
as to their cla'ms and contrad'ctlons |
! touching Virginia s relations to the!
j Union. The Guard was nver lcgal-j
' |y abolshed by net of the Legislature, 1
: but was put out of e.v'itcnce by cut- j
I tint; oft Its pay.
I AI/DEICIKX SHOULD DEI.IBEItATE.
The Board of Aldermen Of this city
> II next hove an opportunity to
weigh the merits of tho light and
power franchise sought by the Rich?
mond and Henrico Railroad Company.
We rely upon the wisdom and sanity
of this branch of the municipal cham?
ber to give this measure the calm and
judicial consideration it demands. The
rulo that should guide their action
should he an earnest endeavor to learn
th> vital significance of this proposed
grant to the peoplo of Klchmond. No
railroading without the closest scru?
tiny and Investigation of the provis?
ions of the franchise as framed should
be permitted. Every cltlsens Is look- j
Ins t<i them to search out the true In
terests of the community and protect '
them to the end. No other question
Is before this body, but tho welfare
of the people they represent.
The facts upon which their dcc'slon
must be based can he presented in a
word. The solo question Is whether
t'.r; franchise will assure to the city
better service In electric power or a
cheaper rate for its present service.
The Individual alms of both com?
panies .'o not constitute n basis for
notion. Unless It can be shown that
the people of Klchmond will be ma?
terially bettered by this new use of
the'r streets there is no reason for
running the risk of involving the
city In litigation, expense and incon?
venience. The mailer Is technical,
but It <a also in the last analysis one
that can be separated Into u few sim?
ple principles. The Aldermen are
amply competent to decide this ques?
tion upon its merits. They should
lake no second-hand evidence, and
they shuuld not disregard any source
of enlightenment within their reach.
The action of the Council is a warn?
ing. Wo expect the Aldermen to
prove their sanity by at least learning
the inclining of the measure they are
asked to vote upon.
tili:HSU PARING ECONOMY.
lXseussiiiK forest conservation and
the toll In life and property value that
lias been exacted and is liable to bo
exacted by forest fires, Forest and
Stream gives these among other salient
facts: in 1910 seventy-nine Are lighters
and twcnty-flvo settlers were burned to j
death In the national forests, andj
112,000.000 worth of timber v. as de- j
sttoyed. There Is now In these forests ,
*:',000.000.000 worth of timber?public
property?exposed to the dunger of be?
im; swept out by besoms of llamos, un?
less adequate stops for safeguarding It
are taken. A system of safeguards al?
ready exists, It Is true. It consists In
building telephone lines, roads, lire I
lar.es and trails for the quick summon- |
Ing and transportation of lire lighters
to points where Urea may have broKen
out. nut, comparatively speaking, the
system Is In the Infancy of its devel?
opment. It has accomplished much, but
there arc circumstances In which it
>;:n be easily understood It would be!
impotent?verily, as Impotent as was j
King Canute In his command to the '
sea. The article in Forest and Stream
Is inspired by and is in condemnation
of the cheese paring, false economy of
Congross, which would not only not ex?
pand the system, as vitally demanded,
but cripple It so far ns it now obtains, j
The Forest Service asked for this .
year an appropriation of fl,000,000 for j
"actual fire lighting.'- but tho agrlcul- I
Iura I bill, as It passed the Mouse, cut '
the amount down to one-fifth of tho !
sum, despite the fact that it was de- I
.signed to bo an emergency approprla- 1
lion that would neither he needed nor 1
spent unless the flres occurred. That, I
however, is not all. The current sp- 1
proprlatlon for telephone line, trail, ;
r?ad construction, etc.. is $500,000, und'
iii.il was reduced to $275,000. This was'
done, as Is learned from unother
fource than l'otest and Stream, not?
withstanding that In 1910 disastrous
llres which threatened the very exist?
ence of the vast woodland areas of |
Northern Idaho, Montana and Washing- j
ton necessitated and compelled the ex?
penditure of (000,000 plus Iho regular
appropriation. I low Congress can rt)C
011;!,. the wladbni of Its "economy" and
"saving to the people" with that exhibit
is somewhat difficult to comprehend.
Addressing Itself more especially to
the "economy" of reducing the appto
prlatioii for extension of the quick
summoning and transportation system,
Forest and Stream declnrrs-?nnd it Is
not given to, speaking unadvisedly on
I':? !i mattcrs--thnt before tho national ,
j forests can be rendered even reasonably
safe against lire they must have ten
t i tiie present trails und six limes
the telephone lines they now have.
1 , 1, :t presents a striking calculation,
will h would seem convincing to the
i most elementary reasoner, that the
"economy" of Congress It Is discussing
affords n llttlo less than ludicrous Illus?
tration of saving the people's money at
the s;'!k<m and taking enormous risks
of wasting It at the bung. "If," say*
out contemporary, "Congress gave the
Forest Service,.iho $500,000 n y<>nr it
risks to build trails mid telephone lines.
It would give only of 1 per cent, of
the value of the timber standing to-day.
In the national forest?." The situation
would be absolutely ludicrous were not
the question so serious.
That such economy, nay, parsimony.
Is Indefensible Is further accentuated
when we remember the relation of for?
est conservation to prevention of
Hoods nnd tho frightful destruction of
property and frequent distressing loss
of life from these. The headwaters of
many of the streams tiiat contributed to
the recent appalling Mississippi Valley
disaster make In the national forest
reservations of the Northwest.
Till" OTII13It BIIBEP.
(Selected for The TInies-Dlspatch.)
"And other sheep 1 h:?Vo which ore
not of this fold: them also I must
bring, and they shall hear my voice;
anel there shall be one fold ;.nd one !
shepherd."?St. .lohn s. IS.
Our text Is a revelation of the spirit
of Jesus and a declaration of the kind
of spirit He desires to find In us: for
tc bo a Christian Is to be like Jesus
Christ. In His holy word He tells us.
"Ve shall be witnesses unto Me."
thereby teaching us that our mission
a- his disciples, is to show His 111-,
(luenco In our Uvea The apostles
were recognized as men who hud been
with Jesus, and thai ought to be true!
Cf us by our showing we have His
spirit. We are sent by Htm to do Ills;
work and be His mossongers, and tills j
is true not only of the ministers of Ills
Oospcl, but or each nnd every one of us. (
Even as Jesus was always thinking
about the other sheep, so must wo.
Tho parable of the one l"St sheep rep?
resents His whole life. He came not
enly to call the righteous, but to bring
sinners to repentance. He came to
seek and to save the seemingly lost.
Nothing appealed to Him more than
need and helplessness.
Let us listen, then, to His great
word. Tho Master Is proclaiming one
of the high purposes of His ministry?
He must bring the other sheep. And
this announcement fie prefaces with
the rea-son for it and follows with the
lesult of It; He must hring the other
sheep because all are His. and having
brought them there shall be one fold
and one shepherd. Tnls points so
strongly to the fact thai Christ loves
us all. tho good and the bad may
call Him Father, and In the end. If
we will only try to fellow Him. Ho
will make all of one fold to he cared
for by the Grent Shepherd. There are
so many in this world that seem with?
out the fold, nnd yet they are His, and
His love will bring them near In his
own good time. If they will only trust
in Him.
Jesus Christ rare? for the people in
heathen lands nnd for those who live
In Ignorance nnd sin an 1 poverty, as
well as for those the world seen more
fortunate, nnd the wendt-r of It all. as
well as the nbldlng comfort of It. Is
that His heart Is large enough to have
patience, nnd love and sympathy for
the great and the small, the rlcl and
the poor, the wicked nnd the good, the
elevor and the foolish, nnd all we have
to do Is to believe His holy word, havo
faith In Him nnd "try His works to
do."
The "mas-ses" are not masses to
God. He knows them ench by hlm
HCflf. He declares th.-.t He Is the
"Good Shepherd" because He knows
His sheep, and this Includes "the oth?
er sheep."
All this seems so familiar and na?
tural to us that we can scarcely realize
hew strange it seemed when Jesus be?
gan to teach and preach It. He was'
the first missionary. In those days'
the people were narrow and foolish ln|
their dcalra lo be exclusive. The very!
rame "I'hartscr" means one who Is'
S'pnrate from others. They heldi
themselves aloef from the other peo-l
pie. n::d it w-is considered that the'
privileged should havo no dealings
with the unprivileged. Their narrow,
lives knew nothing of that regard for:
"the. other sheep" which Jesus taught'
nnd felt, and therefore their lives;
could not become enriched and broad?
ened through sacrifice for others', j
There was no r no to teach tIiis love
until Jesus came, and yet how It was
needed.
The difficulty then, as now. with the |
people was to realise that we. have",
any sheep outside the narrow folds ofj
our own Immediate circles. Tho ellfftr-1
ence between the reformer, tho phllan- I
throplst. the fr:. nd of the people und the j
ordinary respectable but Indifferent!
citizen, is largely a difference tu the;
sense of responsibility. The Indifferent I
citizen has no "other sheep." The j
wider relations: |p, patterned after the;
divine life i'. our Saviour, compels I
action. It obi ges us to do something
for others. It speaks In St. Paul's]
words; "Woi Is no if I prench not the,
gospel; woe in nie if i do not somehow
share my privilege with the un?
privileged. Them also must I bring."
Sometimes we wonder why our on
eli-avors le, help people meet with such
scant success , >ne reason is that we
do not undertake the difficult enter?
prise In Iiis w iy. Wre do not speak in
the voice of friend. He attached
great Importance to the voice?Ho
said they shall hear my voice and
know it?and they did hear it. That.'
He printed out, was ono of the marks'
of the difference between tho Good'
Shepherd ami '..o other shepherds. The.
sheep know Mia voice and respond be-I
cause it is the voice of a friend j
Tho essential thing in ministry to1
others is tin fact of friendship. There?
fore, no matter how differently we
may be plnri l in life, we can work
with all nnd for all In the groat cause
of Christ, uniting In the actual ser?
vice of th !. :,!. This will bring us
together here and help us to be ready
for the Ilm? when there .?hnll be one
f. Id nnd one Shopherd.
In view of its past sessions thorc,
th- song .f the Democratic National
Convention ought to be "back. Back
[to Baltimore."
WHAT IS THE MOST INTENSE HAPPINESS
THAT A HUMAN CAN FEEL?
By John T. McCutcheon.
tCojjjrltrht: 10!2: Hjr John T. MoCutcioon. ]
75 TT THIS??"WcU, BUI, yoiTwote't have to hang today. The Governor has signed your reprieve."
OR IS TT THIS??^Tlhtrcl Teesr lernt teeth It ?U*d and yoxt teoex't hate to coma again for year*."
OR JS TT THlSI?^OooTtry, Charley! Toar tUket ha* toon the capital prise in the lottery7"
rr fs xa is.
SIR GEORGE HOLFORD
WILL WED RICH WIDOW
But He Will Not Resume Pos?
session of Dorchester j
House. I
I
Hi LA MARQUISE DE FOXTEXOY.
SIR GEORGE HOLFORD, equerry to
King George, is marrying a fair?
ly rich widow, but aha docs not
bring bis sufficient wealth to
make lilm wish to resume possession
? >f Dorchester House, which he has
rented on most advantagotls terms to
Wliltclaw Hold for the entile duration
of Ills mission as American Ambassador
in I .on Ion.
Of the great London mansions it is
one of the most expensive to keep up.
und for that reason remained "to let '
from the date of the- lute .Mrs. Hul
ford's death until the present Ameri?
can envoy's occupancy.
I must not, However, forget that on
the occasion of Queen Victoria's Gol?
den .lubllee, .Sir George placed it at
in. crown's disposal for the accommo?
dation of some of the royal guests and
delegates to the celebration. Tiie
government made l ne mistake af lodg?
ing there the Afghan Mission, which
was headed by the half-brother of
tho present Ameer.
What with their rather careless
habits, and especially their slaughter?
ing of sheep in tli- fashion prescribed
by the Majiomme lau religion. In some
of the great apartments, they made so
much damage' that it cost the State
a good many thousands of pounds to
put it again in order.
Dorchester House was built about
sixty years ago by the lato Robert S.
11 ol ford. He had Inherited a fortune,
from an uncle, a miser who left, bo-1
sides a vast accumulation of various
kinds of property, an immense quan?
tity of gold specie, which was found
in tiie house on the Isle, of Wight
where he died.
Dorchcstor House occupies tho site
of n much older building, which be?
longed to the Earls of Dorchester, an I
is the nearest approach to a palace
which Park Lane can show.
Splendidly furnished, its treasures of
ai l Include sdjno prl< close Turners, for
Which the late Mrs. Holford had a
veritable passion, whole the Item
brandts hung upon the wall of Its
Picture gallery, are among tiie llnest
examples of that master's ait.
The Holford's descent from an an?
cient Cheshire family. In Charles li.'s
r-igu that removed to Gloucestershire,
acquiring the Western Blrt estate,
measuring some 15,000 acres, and which
lias remained in their posses-ion ever
since, as their principal country seat.
H is there that Sir George Holford will
take his bride. The family in past
days owed much of their wealth to
tin- W. st India tra le.
.Sir George Holford was a captain In
the First Lite Guards when he became
one of the equerries of the late Duke
of clarence. On the duke's death he
joined the Household of Edward VII.,
then Prince of Wales, in- :i similar
capacity, and has been continued in
Office by the present King. Ills
mother was one of tho Lindsays of
Balcarrcs, ami one of his sisters is
Lady Grey, wife of the former Govor
nor-Gcnernl of Cnnndn. lie Is a very
gooil-looking man of fifty-two, with
snowwttltc hair and moustache, nnd
Is a nart conoiSseur, as benefits a man
whose art treasures have boon esti?
mate! at ov.-r Slii.0ii0.0nli.
Indeed the fact that so much of
his property is tied up in these totally
unproductive collections, has rendered
him far less rlcfi than his predeces?
sors.
Ho U rather reserved in man a er, and
shares with Joseph Chamberlain a fond?
ness for orchids,
ills bride. Mrs. Jack Mcnzles, who!
Is not to \?i confused with Lord Sal-;
toun's septuagenarian sister of the|
same name, is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Wilson of Trunby Oruft!
fame; a sister, therefore, of Miss Mur
lei Wilson. On her marriage tu tho]
lute Jack Menzies, she received from!
her father an allowance of (20,000 a
year, and it is unlikely that tins will
be to any extent Increase 1, Judging
from the way that her uncle, the late
Lord Nunburnholmo, dealt with his
daughters. Like all the Wilson girls,
she has her fair share of good looks,
and taste in dress, but Is no longer
particularly young, as she was one of
the memo, able baccarat party at Tran?
by Croft which caused so great a seti
s.ition somewhat more than twenty
years ago.
Through her first marriage she be?
came connected with some American
families. For Frederick W. Mcnzies.
Of the Second Life Guard Regiment,
Jack Menzies'a brother, is married to
Miss Hetty (Davenport) daughter of
the late -lohn Davenport, of New Vork,
and a granddaughter of Gouverneur
Morris.
Admiral Sir Archibald Berkelo
Milne, who lias just been appointed
cotnmander-ln-chief of tho English
naval forces In the Mediterranean, was
a particular favorite of King Fdwarti
Vit, and of his consort, lie was for
n long time In command of the royal
yachts, lie is. however. no mere]
courtier, and h.is beta a good deal of
war service, both alloat and ashore,
having been severely wounded at the
battle of Ulundi, In South Africa, while
a..ting an Naval A. D. (.'. to Lord
Cht linsford.
lie I? u son of the late Admiral Sir
Alexander Milne, who was for so man)
years one of the Lords of the Admir?
alty, and a grandson of that Admiral
Sir David Milne who was second In
command of Lord Kxmouth's expedi?
tion against Algiers In the early days
of the nineteenth century. Sir Archi?
bald likewise took part in the Egyp?
tian campaign, of iss^. lie is princi?
pally known on this side of the At?
lantic, however. In connection with an
extraordinary encounter with William
Waldorf Astor.
Sir Archibald, at the request of the
Countess of Oxford, who was Miss
Corbin. of New York, at whose house,
ho had been dining, accompanied h'-r
to a concert given by W. w. Astor, at
his house In Carlton House Terrace.
I On their arrival he was summarily re?
quested by Mr. Astor to leave his
I house because he had not been asked
! by him. The episode was made worse
! by the full Mall Gazette containing,
on the following dny, an intimation
to the effect that Captain Milne had
appeared at Mr. Astor's house as an
uninvited guest.
It Is true that Mr. Astor had been
provokeel beyond all endurance by
finding people whom he did not know
from A 3am frequenting his entertain?
ments, .lousing his hospltnllty. and
Ignoring him completely, and It was
by a singular piece of misfortune that
he should havo happened to select so
I distinguished and popular nn ollicer
I as Sir Arrhlbnld Milne as a scrape
goat for the others. Mr. A?tor sub
I sequently apologized for the offensiv?
i paragraph In the I'nll Mall Gazette.
! and nil unpleasantness in connection
I with the affair was obliterated.
To what extent British peers are
now embarking in business projects.
In order to make up for Lloyd-George's
heavy drain upon their resources?
heretofore derived mainly.- from land
?Is shown by the will of the late
Marquis of Waterford, prob.?tc of
which has just been graute 1 to the
executor. Ill' Ull'K 1.0P.1 <'i:a!k-S Here* -
ford
From this document It appears that
Lord Waterford, who was head of tho
Beresford family, and who was drowned
at his country seat, Curraghmore, hav?
ing fallen Into a deep stream from .*
rustic bridge in the dark, carried on
a woollen manufacturing business at
Ktlmacthomns, a mineral water busi?
ness at Imng rvan, and a brewers and
matters trade at Dublin, each ot
which concerns is exceedingly profi?
table an I yielded him a very hand?
some revenue. Till* Is shown by tho
fact that the property on which death
duties have been collected by tho
treasury from his heirs, amounts to
considerably over J?.uuo.ooo.
The admiral, who Is so well known
ill the L'lllted States, may be said to
t?e In charge of nearly nil the family
fortunes: for besides being adminis?
trator of the estate of his grand
nephew, tiie present Marquis of Water
ford, who Is a boy at school, and will
not attain bis majority for some seven
or eight years, he is also guardian
Of the young son of his soldier brother,
the late Colonel Lord William Beros
ford by his American wife, who was
previously twice married, first to tha
lato Louis Hamcrsley, of Now York?
and then to the late Duke of M,irl
borough.
(Copyright, 1312. by Ihn Brcntwood
Company.)
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