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THUM. TO SPLIT PARTY.
Baltimore. Md., June 25.?All hopes
of effective Democratic harmony were <
ruthlessly shattered when the'Ryan
Murphy-Hearst-Clark combination re?
fused at the very openlns of the con?
vention to accept any compromise
candidate for temporary chairman.
Mr. Bryan's humiliation they desired
and Mr. Bryan's political death they
sought. They wero given their hearts
desire, hut It Is not in the power of any
rncli combination as Ryan, God savo
the mark, n delegate from Virginia:
Murphy, the Tammany boss, and
Hearst, the always olliee-seeklng pub?
lisher, and Clark, the colorless can?
didate, to kill a moral principle. Tliat
Is why Bryan Is alone to-night. It
is the Democratic party that Is In
Jeopardy. It is the bosses who mls
Trpreserjteil '-tho 4 eople that face
deserved humiliation. It Is tho peo?
ple that are preparing to do political
murder. Tnke Virginia, for example.
Without Ryan's money, expended by
Virginia's oflice holders, the Wilson
boom would never have been stilled.
The leaders here, Martin. Swnr.son and
Plood, know well enough the senti?
ment of Virginia. They know wheth?
er Ryan or W. J. Bryan Is nearest
to the heart.! of the people. And they
know, or they aro not lit for leader?
ship, that this time of all times Is
the least expedient for tho Democra?
tic party to show Itself reactionary
and stand pat. They know, or their
memories nro gone, that the same
Ryan and Bclmont promised In IDOt
to finance tho Parker campaign, and
kept that promise only long enough to
malte terms with Roosevelt, and then
let Parker go down In overwhelming
and Ignominious defeat.
What has Democracy to expect nt
the hands of Ryan and Relmont this
year? Wh:u promise docs reaction
offer? Already the hosts are gather?
ing to support a third parti'; With
'J'.tft as the Republican nominee, the
F.d.- hope for the Democrats was
Democracy, Is It Democracy to . go
before tho people with the choice of
Root, Ryan's lawyer, at Chicago, or
Parker. Ryan's Judge, at Baltimore?
All that Bryan netted was any pro?
gressive except Parker. Ills request
nnd the request of 510 fcllow-delc
gat'CB was disregarded, and Parker
was elected by the same Vote almost !
to a man that Root received a,t Chi?
With Crane and Penrosc In control
at Chicago, with Ryan and Murphy |n j
control nt Baltimore, why should not
lue independent voter feel that a third i
party is his only salvation? Whose I
fault will It be It the Dcmocrntlcj
party Is split In two? And what will i
Virginia Fay of her BhSro In that bus?
A \ll\v '?iu;'Cnii ii t i n SPIRIT.
Ttaltlmore, Md., June 25.?The pro?
gressive battle In the Democratic con?
vention seems lost. The old organiza?
tion withstood the insurgent assault,
despite the Indescribably magnltflcent
leadership of Bryan -ig.V.nst tho coali?
tion of the old-l'.no leaders.
Bryan's lance lies to-night In the
Bust, sh.'ittered, hut his r.mne |g on
eve-y lip. Tie rnse head and .-boulders
above any man in tho Convention to?
day. And the artillery of applause that
greeted him and the perfunctory clat?
ter that Parker elicited showed who
tho popular choice was. The progres?
sive cause may be lost. Hut the con?
servatives and the old-fllnors know
that hereafter they hro to rockon with
a new force and n new spirit, new
Mood and new (purposes. The callow
stripling cannot at :irs, prevail again t
Che experienced elder, but the vision
of the adolescence of the 'Progr?isive
Democrat Is full of bright promise.
The laws of chatoge and growth apply
to political parties! as well as to other
TUP. I?31M III Ii i\ I'l v j i o?M.
As ft literary production, t>;-- national
Republican platform is well const rui i. I.
Of any suggestion of constructive
statesmanship it is void, ii is largely
apolopetic-ns tu the pa si vague as
to the future It practically raises
only one ls.sue with the Democratic
party; that Is tin tariff, .:i,d its Jfellv
eranre thereon is like the eorivcntionr.l
"speech from tlx- thron i olOrless,
halting nnd hedging) it r. ifllrms Re?
publican belief in protective tariff .mil
In defending the party's tariff doctrines
strays far afield In a maze o.' allusions
to and familiar platitudes about Indus?
trial Interests, and there In throws the
Usual tub to the labor Whale.- Also,
?fter vaunting the a ihli vcments and
benefits of protection,, it pitches a top
to Cerberus, as represented Is. i:.. Re
pubiiran tariff reformers, by admitting
that "fcoino of the, duties are lot) high."
The declaration, however, Joins the
party to Mr. Taft'S tariff board idol
Jt r.eeks shelter between the skirts of
that fetich, and, In effect, promises
that when It shall have been , arrayed
*gain In Cae r#lmer| of appropriation
vlory, of which tiie Democratic House
strippe* m lhyro W.U. be, revlsJO? or
these Indefinite "too high duties." Thug
wo have salvation from nny specific
commitment In tho same old play for
time. AiCtlon Is a question of ".some
day,"' when a tentative tariff board
Shall have furnished the necessary in?
formation upon which tu net. On tariff
revision the platform comes out of tlio
sumo hole It entered. Tho plank Is "
distinct challenge tu the Democratic
party to make n clean-cut, vigorous,
unequivocal, fearless and aggressiv?
pronouncement on tho issue.
The two great parties are In accord
as to tho necessity of banking and cur?
rency reform?as to tho vital needs of
the business Intelests of the country
therefor. Hence no issue per so is
here Involved. But tho Chicago utter- ,
ace Is a straddle, it indorses nothing'
special and excites suspicion of lack uf
earnest purpose to do anything at all.
It creates an impression of willingness.
If hot design, to drift and take the
chances of something turning up to
catch hold of when demand lor reform
cannot longer be resisted.
Hence. In that aspect, it is also a
challenge, or. more properly, an invita?
tion, to the Democrats to be outspoken,
definite decisive, lucid und fearless In
dealing with the problem at Baltimore.
It presents an opportunity for the na?
tional party, in convention assembled,
to blaze the way for a tellingly offen- '
SlVO educational campaign on the sub- ?
jort. As to few things is the Itepub- ,
lienn, party lifo re vulnerable than on the i
banking an I currency reform question. t
Its record h; one of years of keeping
the word of promise to the ear and 1
breaking It to Hie hope, with the con- |
sequent responsibility for the financial j
disturbances the country has suffered i
For tho rest, and barring glittering
generalities on the cost of living, ,
amendment to tho antitrust laws and I
some commonplace observations on
economic matters, about which there is
virtually little or no dispute, tho Issues
drawn are between the followers of
Mr. Taft and tho6o of Mr. Boosevelt,
and relate especially to tho progrcs
slvlsm of the ex-l'rosldent as respects
judicial reform. This part of the pl.it
form would seem to Indicate that It
was cut and dried early. In the belief
that n Boosevelt bolt was a foregone
conclusion. It lias the hallmark of
anticipation of such a development.
IT RESTS WITH AI.UEB.MEX.
The Board of Aldermen will at a i
special meeting to-night decide wheth- |
er the us,? e<f the streets of Richmond |
will bo given to tho Richmond and
Henrleo Raiilway Company, with no
other (protection than the dubious pro?
visions of tho franchise as at present
framed. Tho Ttones-Dispatch urges tho
Aid. mien to give this important ques?
tion the serious and impartial consid?
eration it deserves. They should not
railroad this gift to its final enactment
Without at least securing all Che light
possible upon Its effects of the pros?
perity and growth of the city. Tlw
Clauses of the ordinance should be
analyzed separately In order thai every
membeir of the Bon?rd may know ex?
actly what he is voting for. The ad?
vice of the Assistant City Attorney
should be sought .and weighed. There
should be a full discussion of the broad
Issues of competition In public service
Utilities, and upon the particular mer?
its of this proposition. If this meas?
ure cannot stand the closest scrutiny
by ihosv who arc tn n position to pro?
tect the city. It should not bo passed.
There Is no need for uninformed haste.
There 1= a vital need for iv la dorn und
Several Aldermen -.ie announced can- i
d I da Us for tile Administrative Board, j
Their action to-night will throw a
strong light upon their qualifications!
its intelligent executives In whom tho
City can put trust. Their votes will
j enaMc the community to measure them
j by a cold, clear standard. Any hasty
I and uninformed acti.-n. any play to the
J galleries, any small-beer -politics, win
show their untltnoss. When the city
! pitta the control of lbs affairs and the
eicpehditUtro of Its taxes in the hands
of fly.* men. they must be men of
breadth, courntge and vision. We trust
this win be remembered.
The Timcs-lMspateh does not believe
that competition ein regulate public
service corporations. It does not be?
lieve that the present franchise prom?
ises any permanent benefit to the com?
munity. It does believe that it holdis
thd po<?s!-blllty of burdening the whole
, people. The sole question In Issue i.i
whether this gift of the use of the
streets w'llj bciiolli Richmond it rests
j With the Blkmj -if Aldermen to decide.
W III.Ml- I) \ \ . |,i |i IM.AXS.
oratorio music In which tho Cliib
Chorus, Hi- Philharmonic Orchestra
and Such out-of-town ffololSlS nS may
he needed, will combine to render the
elassio sacred music of Handel end
I others, I:; worthy <>f the heartiest siijji
pert. The singing "f "The Messiah"
Iut Christmas Is n part of the musiciil
Und religious life Of hundreds of conn
I lUUnltlcS throughout the world .Such
'events arc contributions to the v'lnl
art and emotional life of ths people,
'The success of tiie Wednesday Chili
with the Hpring Music Festivti assures
Its friends that this praiseworthy new
enterprise will be of the gnrnu high
J it ia particularly plea ten I to know
j that Richmond bus reached a point
j where her Own vocalist*) m l Orchestra
'can be Used lb eftve tho best music, It
Is inspiring to know thn* the musical
i d> \ elopment and education Ot the peo
i pie Is so fidvanced. ? No one who s uv
I ti.v, enthusiastic crowds at t.ii Spring
[FcsiRal can doubt ti.-it the-financial
uucctss of the venttiie is already cor
ji.t'n. Richmond loves good music, cnJ
? he." r.itizons are ready to pay .t.
j. The Tlmes-DUpatCh tvelcojv.es this
j last addition to the community life.
; *Vc bsUxs.% UfA. U um s.w. ? til
symphony orchestra of our own within 1
? short time. \V? believe thnt It will
ovculually mean a season of Brand
opera by the big companies. It will
not detract from the spring music, but
cultivate a taste for ?t. With the
prestige of the Wednesday Club to
count upon. In a ye;ir or so we should
have the best music at frequent Inter- j
vals throughout the season. In addl- '
ditlon, this growth of musical Interest !
win result in an auditorium of tho
lito st hind to furnish si suitable set
ting for great concerts. Tho Wednes?
day Club Is one of tho most useful
organizations in Riehmond. We con?
gratulate It upon tills now project, and
wish It the most nbundant success.
A HI I.I. MOOSE EDITOR.
"Wanted?One contributing editor ?
who will contribute something to the
good of the Outlook, and not make
the Outlook contribute to his personal
ambition. No Hull Moose need apply.
Uncle By man Abbott.''
Among tho other pretensions held
by Theodore Boosevelt before the sud?
den puncturing of his balloon was
that of an editor. This was a name
full of sound und fury and signifying j
nothing. No more than his State pa- ,
pers, no more than his speeches, did
anything he contributed to ttie Out? i
look ever have vision, finality, depth. ;
ordered logic, brilliancy of attack or
exposition, it cold, eleur grasp of funda- j
mental principles, or the attractions
Of lucidity and stylistic charm. He
contributed to the Outlook the adver- ,
Using Of his name. His "stuff" was
hard to rend. It was clumsy and
labored. It did not reach the people
ami to the educated and studious a j
penetration of Its labyrinthine repeti?
tions brought only the stale prize of ,
profoundly tittered platitudes. Every
morning In tho year better argument
and wiser opinions are published in
half a hundred newspapers oi tho
The vanity of the Colonel's literary '
adventure cannot bo better shown
than by asking what his favorite com- I
parlson, Abraham Lincoln, would have
done as a contributing editor. He
would have seized upon the minds
and hearts of the common people
wltfi bold humor and crushing use of |
the everyday facts of life. One para- '
graph from some of his speeches
Would make a better library than all
of the turgid utterances of Mr. Boose?
velt. We trust that among the other
reliefs !>rouglit by the Roosevelt
finale will be the end or this stump j
philosophy masquerading as vital i
ACCEPT HOSIMTAli OFFEIt.
It Is difficult to seo any real objec?
tion to the Plan or accepting the Wil?
liams Memorial Hospital and u-'lng It
as the foundation of a modern public
hospital for Richmond. Th? report.-* j
handed to the Joint ec-mmlttces having i
.?' urge of the proposition seem to show
thai n large and properly equipped
Inlrtdtutlon, amply sniltelblc for the
city's needs, and located In the most j
doKlrn.blo spot for such a purpose; can
be secured for a comparatively small .
cost. The total cvp'-nsc of enlarging j
the Memorial Hospital and equipping
It adequately will be much less than
the amount necessary to build a new
establishment on another site. The
vrf-'ont Site I3 admirably adapted to
the uso Intended. It is central and
easily accessible from all directions.
The plan of ercctlnir an emergency
hospital In the outskirts of the city Is
manifestly against the- needs o,f such
an institution. P.'.ehmond should not
co counter to the policy aderrvtrit in
othef cities of placing the municipal
hospital In tho heart of (h? business
and accident district.
The contention that tho city should I
control its own Institution is will
founded, The action of the trustees
I In agreeing to intrust the government
j of the hospital to a board or executive
I head appointed by the city removes
any cause for anxiety on this ground.
, The co-t of maintaining and operating
the hospital will lie the same, -whether
tho building Is erected elsewhere or
the present offer accepted. Moreover,
against the plee for a nc-w nnd Inde?
pendent plant can foe advanced the
argument thnt there 1s no certainty
that such n plan can be carried to
completion within several yciuns. The
| Present offer will Insure proper enre
i for Richmond patients within a short
ti'tne. If the cost will be less, tho con?
trol vested in th? city,, and the use of
! the jl6i?pita] be po?s'b!e within n few
' months, Richmond win ?ene-flt by the
! ??.ptnnce of a generous offer.
1 Mr. Farmer, you can talk politics
all yotl want to when you have a
gathering, and you have as m?ch right
to tyoiir fa voll to candidate as any
one, for you are the men who feed
? the earth; but if you have not put out 1
a big crop this year nnd giving it
vom undivided attention, matters not'
" " is nominated ami elected, it win
not do von any good. You have got
to have the goods before you can de?
liver them or gel a good price for
This piece of home-spun wisdom
from 1 ho Sandy Valley News contains
an Idea too big for the restraints of
j gran,mar. It voices the recall of the
I farmer to bis .bib.
The Richmond Boy Scouts played a
good part in helping to swat tho fly.
<>ut in Konsa? they are -iso helping
to dean up several cities hy gathering
up waste. Including bottles, fnnj, garb?
age and other trash. nils makes tho
borne town cleaner and more health
' ful and roots the ilendly fly out of
his breeding place.
After tho l'nlted States Baneball
League has given up the ghost, tho
poor players can hardly expect the
ghost to walk.
Colonel .t Ham I.ewls'n scB,ilot
iskers rro about as good a rea?
son for making Mi, ?'lae'p/i'j.ii?n\ ,?
Mr. Jim Sherman's devotion to base?
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
According to I nclc Aimer.
KM Hlggins has bought a clay farm
which Ih so hard that he has to shoot
the seeds Into It with a 22-callbre
title, by gum.
Miss Amy Stubbs, oui village mil-!
liner. Is wearing n genuine Paris hat,
because she mado It herself.
Mr. and Mrs. Ab Hicks expected to'
buy a touring ear this summer, but
on account of circumstances they have:
decided td have a little runabout They
don't know whether It will be a boy |
A woman's Smile Is gon'ally only!
skin deep. j
The lllckeyvllie Bllvoi Cornet Band
is being organised for the summer.!
Th? citizens of tho village have
clubbed together am: rented a barn
nine miles In the country for the baud
to practice In.
The In peddler had r. runaway the
other day and tho cchi e3 of It have
kept the population uf this village,
awake nights ever since.
One sisn of Insanity Is fcr a fellrr
to believe that he kin get a good
night's sleep |n n hammock out on.
the front porch.
When :i writer can't find anybody
else to publish his stuft he gon'ally.
starts 11 magazine and names It after
If they are looklni: for a real dark
horse what's the matter with .lack.
Caught on Ilie Kly.
Report "ays codfish 's very cxpon-:
slv,. In Portugal. Borne of our astute
candidates ought t<. be nble to make
:> paramount issue out >-f that with-]
cut losing any votes
Eighteen million ml, vhes have been
i.oind on a'one-dollar bill. When tile,
microbes Infest the one-dollnr bills!
they become a real menace to the gen-I
A New York State farmer adver?
tises: "For sale, a full blooded Jer
soy cow. giving milk, three torts of!
hay. a lot of chickens and three'
stoves." Some cow that
A Harvard?professor announces that
women talk too much. Wonder if
professors get real money for handing
out Information of that kind?
An Eastern paper says American
men should wnlk mere. A eood many
of them have since t'-..'> railroad passes,
But the Turko-Itnllan Wnr Is never!
gctng to nttract much attention with-'
out better press work.
Now York has tho stcpless street:
car, but what Is really needed Is the
strapless street car.
Then again It Is ti.^nge that you j
so seldom see a peroxide blond sitting
or. the bleachers.
The t urner Store Philosopher.
He Is a brave nuthorlty whom none
Is able to dispute.
Ho always Is the las! u .>r<l on diplo?
macy, finance and fruit.
He rends the paper .very day. the;
paper that ho .Ires not buy; j
Y'cu cannot catch him unawares and
It Is useless, quit s. to try.
Ills able dissertations are the wonder,
of the grocery store.
It Is a wonder how oni man can hoard
up such a wealth of lore.
He rnn tell Taft Just how the mluhty
ship of state should always rum]
Things would be uoir g smoothly If he
were Just dpwn at WasbtngtOn.I
Ho Is a patriot clear through ami!
waiting for his country's cnll:|
Tho problems of the nation are to
him no mysteries at nil. |
He, knows lust what the powers'
should do In every crisis of tho
Rut somehow it Is seldom that theyi
figure out the thing his way. I
No one ha.' ever seen him do a sln-j
gle thing that looked like work.'
Ills post Is nt the grocery store,, a1,
Job he Is never known to shirk.;
He charges nothing for advice, but'
peddles It with lavish hand.
And how he gets three meals a day
may seem qulje hard to under-1
st ind, I
Until the secret r.f It's known and|
then It seems an ensy way.
A gentleman of l< 'sure he. Ills wife'
she works out by the day.
j Voice of the People |
Galvnnlzcd Water ripe* ntnl /.Ine .
To the Editor .,: rue Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?In Investigating waters for
drinking and ot:. :- purposes, I have
found repeatedly thait galvanized iron |
pipes?that IS, Iron pipes with a coat- I
Ihg of zin'?a re Med, or were proposed
lb be used as water supply pipes In]
suburban or country plnces around
Richmond. Also oralvanlsed iron water]
tanks are in use In every Instance nn i
Investigation showed that the water
dissolved the ain from the pipes, /.lnc
continually introduced into the sys?
tem causes sin ? -oning, and perhaps
n number of pe. ? without the slight?
est eusplcton that any such thing |s
M.-ry? n'ntr. at. -isonlng themselves
nt present by Bin ' .Uses of zip? taken
every day In the drinking water.
Th< w itfrs 1 around Richmond I
I differ in this r ->e?t. City hydrant ;
! water dlitS'OlVi no from pipes, but;
does so in a sni Her, or much smaller,
degn e than othl waters. The waters
of Chesterfield < mty seem to he the
worst In t^ls respect.
Water riavlnsr ? \en un a very small
i amount of zinc m , >>e -recognizer! by n
. slight i palesc n when the amount
becomes forger the opalesvenCo he
? comes pronohhi r l .nil whitish. A white
A COMMISSION DE LUNACY.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[Cupyrlcbt: 1913: By John T. iloCutobeon. 1
"You say you havo always been perfectly normal?
"Yes. sir." '?
*\Never thought you "were helm?pursued by somebody?"
"Never Imagined you were Napoleon Bonaparte or
" Nover had periods of depression or melancholia
"Not subject to pains In your head?"
" No, sir."
"Well, I guess you're all right."
"O, Just one more question, please. Do you Intend KMn% dangerous firecrackers and tor pistole to your children
i the Fourth of July?"
"Take him away, officer. He's as crazy as a loon. Hs's a ffiens.cs to publlo ssfrty."
Off to the Booby Hatch for Incurables.
cloudiness, or even a white precipitate,
will Indicate mueh zinc. CQear Ch<?.s
tertleld waters, i-lacod in a galvanized
?pipe, will ax-quire a white opalcaccnce
in live minutes, and in twenty-Tour
?hours there will bo a white precipitate.
According to my experience, Just the.
most careful gentlemen, wlio want the
best regardless of cost, are liable to
ardor galvanized pipes, because they
arc considered superior to ordinary
Iron pipes and are .noro expensive.
Ordinary Iron pipes yield a little !
Iron to our waters, and again the Ches?
terfield water* seem to be the hest
corrodfcrs in this respect. Hut thl?
Iron eorrosion Is small compared with
the zlne corrosion, and the dissolved
Iron is harmless compared with sine.
Incidentally It may be said that this
attack on water pipes 1 not caused by
aoldlty. dr. otto mkvkr.
Low-Orade Rural Teaching.
To the Kdltor or The Times-Dispatch:
s'f.?Since I called your attention
to the abuse of emergency certificates
In the public schools, the new rules
governing the examinations and the
grading of applicants ha've appeared in
your paper. The standard has been
reduced and the third grade certificate
issued to any applicant making a rec?
ord of 45, Instead of n minimum rec?
ord of 50. This Is a reduction of such
magnitude as to virtually open the
schools to any one who* can read,
write and cipher, for the questions
used under its former standard were
Bo simple as to be nothing more than
it burlesque on exnmlnitt'ona as a \<-.n
of capacity to teach. The taxes have
been doubled under the claim of high?
er education, yet tho teachers are to
know less and be able' to leach less.
How can you expect to learn by ask?
ing a man what Is the rate of |ti.
terest at 6 per cent, on 113 for twen?
ty days, whether he can teaeh the
mysteries of compound proportion, and
the Intricacies ..f fellowship? The
'higher education" In the rural dis?
tricts Is conspicuous by its absence.
Wo never furn a applicants f>>r tho
military and naval academies nor po?
sitions under the civil service.
After a long course at tho primary
school, whose sessions nie seven
months. If possessed of normal Intel?
lect .'i child should be competent to
? liter a higher class, but this Is very
rarely the rase, and argues bad In?
struction and faulty discipline. Of all I
the children at the two schools near?
est me. whoso ages range from ten
to twenty years, not one could pass
the simplest form of the Civil service
examination. None over studied alge?
bra nor I.nlln. and few could work
n simple sum In arlthmatlc with clear?
ness and dispatch. Yet It Is from
such material that the third grade
j teachers are drawn liver since the
new branches, including algebra, were
ndde.i to the public school curriculum
there has been a persistent and suc?
cessful evasion of examination there
In, and It Is actually forbidden to teach
them In the primary Schools, although
j not ono farmer In ten enn board Iiis
' children In a village to attend the
high schools, and a teacher who could
i not In a primary school teach tho
\ rudiments of Latin and algebra Is not
' really worth her salt. Thus we are
[ taxed for Instruction, which tho State
' pays for. but we do not get. because
I of the low standard of qualification
tcachera ['suppose the news of
I the reduction will be received with de
? light by three classes Of people?the
! 1 armors, whose daughters want Omer
! grncy certificates: the trustees, who
Will no longer be nnnoyed by first
'and second grade applicants, and the
! politicians, who can more easily turn
j the rural schools to profit under a
I low standard. I would like to know
l why we hnve more need of a county
I superintendent of schools than the
j United states government lias of a
I county superintendent of post-oiflces
I A slnlcure, a llgurehond, a fraud and
a sham! ? ? P.
The Great Ilrrooernt.
To the Kdltor of Tho Times-Dispatch:
SIr.The 'Democratic party has, att.
! this supreme crisis, some very emi?
nent rren nmong Its leader-, men who
appear to all 'he country a* states?
men of the ?. ?: .niiK, fully equlj ? If*
' for offices of the greatest scrvlCb t
i At< whnt is equally pccu."-?f
and slgnlflcnnt, among b half dozen
of them there are no superiors?-they
are all great, strong, patriotic men. ?
and would appear more so before nil
the world hut for one fuel; It Is this. 1
The greatest Democrat since Thomas
Jefferson Is now among us In all the |
maturity and plenitude of his powers.
There Is no statesman of this as>
so able nnd so trusted, and his InflU
cnce Is Increasing not only among men
of his own party, but of all parties.
lie is the one Incomparable Demo?
It Is. unnecessary to name h|m here.
Will tho convention at Baltimore next
week do itself the- greatest honor, !
and the country a supreme service. |
l?y tiominnting him for the presi?
dency? B. C. MOOMAW.
Wiint* old style "Hickory" Shirt.
To the Rdltor of Tho Times -1 ds patch:
Sir, ?My kingdom for a place where
we can llnd ready-made summer sh'rlS j
that are not e-oal shirts, and with
1'. S.?We have gone so fai along
this line as to try home-made ones.
Thanks for your sympathy, however,
out If you have any amongnt your
advertisers who handle the old-fashion
common s^nso kind, please Insist upon
their issertlng an add. BACHELOR. !
Vacation days are now In line.
With all their puzzlln' strain
To know how to put In the time,
Is adlin' of our hrnln.
We want to w'lle tin- hours you know
In somewhat dlf'rcnt form
Krim what we did a year ago.
On that bloomln' ole* farm.
If sim? k'nd friend will tell us how
To get through without stealth,
An' not too heavy draft allow
On hank account an' health?
Where we can get plenty of stuff
Kit for mortals to pal.
An' liquids, where there'll be enough.
An' room enough to sleep.
"We'll thank that friend with all our
If naught's demanded more.
An- If It Is, we'll pass the rolls
To liquidate the ?coro.
'Mom' wants a fashionable place.
Seashore or mountain side,
Tlie kids (like Toddy) want, to chase
An' swipe the wild beast's hide.
Tlie girls, of oour.'e. they want to go
Where the real ?Indes hang out.
To them that's Paradise you know.
Dressed In a sheer "rag-out."
Of course I'm not consulted oft'.
But 'spected sure to go:
Somebody's got to pull it off.
An' financier the show.
I b'lleve I'll Jr-s' give 'em a check
An' let "em go alone,
frank our machine an' climb on deck.
An' make the frigid zon".
There hain't no rites up there to swat.
N'o 'skeeters there, nor ants.
Can hunt the sent, mink nn' muskrat,
An' never tear jour pnnts.
N'o waiters to be lipped each meal;
No porters standin' rniin'
Wntchln' every turn of your heel,
j An" dustln" off your gown,
i I'll come home less tanned up f know.
With less loss an" more gain.
I But with no less of health to go
Back to my tolls again.
D. II. KENNET.
A Benl Booster.
nichmond. Va., At Once 12.
To Hon. Times-Dispatch.
Hon. Mr. Ed. Ttt?
Tore notiss to Hon. Boost nre read
with great glee, hurrah and Hon. Kt
Kindly reserve one sit posture for
I Hon. Me.
i If several sects Is vacant near Hon.
! Wagon, you will kindly do no with
! first choye?.
IHoping all antybnosters Is dead and
wishing you the same.
HASH 1MCBA OOTO.
Beproof nnd Advice.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
3C??T'iere I? not each word as
?" ,ur. bl-ifi" lit .h* Eng '. -h language,
wbich vou print In 1})? lett: cr; tho first
page of your Sunday paper. And you
can abate your uneaslnt IS In regard
i to Thos. S. Martin being considered
I as a [?resldentl.il candidate at Halt -
I more, or whether he la reactionary ..r
; progressive, matters not. Outside of
. b's own Stat>- he la not known from
10.000 other Martin*.
J. P. OODEN,
LOOK TO CONGRESS
TO RELIEVE STRAIN
llelieved That Legislator* Will A p.
proprlnte Money for Cur?
rent F.x prunes.
Washington. June 2S.?The fa'lure of
Congress to puss appropriation bUla
for the running expenses of the gov?
ernment is continuing to cause much
concern to department Officials. Theo?
retically the United states govern?
ment will go out of business after Juno
130 If. In the meantime, bills are not
j passed looking to the paying of the
! < lorks.
I It Is thought. however. that
I the situation will be met by a
Joint resolution by Congress to
! provide for the running expenses
' until the final appropriation bills
I are passed. A resolution has been
drafted and 1.? .now being con
, s'dered by Congress, which will In?
sure clerks th.- payment of their
j salaries while Congress Is discussing
the appropriation bills.
! Officials the Treasury Department
are of the opinion that Congrcsa will
I art In due time, and that If the regu
llar nppropr'ntlon bills are not passed
by July 1 and dated back, that an
; emergency resolution will be enacted
i for the time being.
j The purchasing of supplies for the
i army and navy 's controlled by sep
larnte legislation and will continue as
j under ordin?re circumstances. nl
I though the pay of the men and officers
I will be held up. Var'otis banks are
'offering to cash the pny vouchers of
army and navy officers pending tho
j passage of the bills.
Seer, tar.- Wilsen of the Department
?of Agriculture, to-day Issued ? general
order to many of his field agents di
. reeling them not to Incur any ?xpenjo
I after June .10, unless they hear from
him to the contrary.
j HEM) OV niOAMY CHARGE.
j Ifnnd Denies Accusation, Claiming lie,
I Obtained Divorce In Richmond.
i [Sneclal to The Tlmes-Dlsnatch i
I Annlston, Ala., June ?c, D Hood,
ja local barber, wns arrested here to
|day on the chnrpre of bigamy brought
j by Mrs. Mary I.. Hood, of Dayton,
j Ohio. She Inclosed In her letter to
j the nfTleer of photographs with full
; description, which tallies so complete?
ly with the m?h arrested. She stated
j that they were mairrlod nt Jones
I villa, Lee county, Va.. and th'it Hood
! became. Involved In serious difficulty,
i when a charge of bigamy was brought
'against him at Richmond, nnd he v as
forced to leave Virginia, thus de?
serting her and forcing her to sap
port herself. She stated that from
last accounts Hood was employed In
Atlanta. Relatives living In Virginia
wrote her that Hood had recent y
married hero, and on receipt of her
letter Hood's arrest fallowed. His
wife h<?ro stnted to him that she
i would stick to him If he. was Inno
1 cent, but If hp was not, she would
i help convict him.
Hood denied nil charges, stating
i that a divorce was granted him at
i Richmond. The wife nt Dayton will
arrive here ? Thursday. Hood married
|? Miss Willie Zaner here about four
, weeks ago.
National State and
Solicits Your Account
Capital. 81,000.00ft ' Surplus. leOfKOOut
Best by Test tor forty, years,