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Baltlmoro, Md., June 27.?Well done.
Mr. Flood; well done. You acted like
a brave and patriotic Virginian when
y?u instantly rejected Mr. Bryan's in?
solent proposal ihat Virginia should
unseat Mr. Ryan as delegate from tho
Tenth District. Von said rightly that
Virginia had nothing to ask of Mr.
Bryan and would ask nothing at Iiis
hands. Tie 'I'lmes-Dlsptlt. h lias nut]
always agreed with you, Mr. Flood. We i
did not approve the election of -Mi.
Ryan BS a delegate, bat that was .1 mat- j
ter for Hie Virginia Democratic Coil- |
ventlon, and :i<>i for Mr. Bryan, Ait.
Bryan had nothing to do With it. MIS
resolution, aimed at Virginia and New
York, was as uncalled for as it was
Insolent, and Mr. Flood resented tho
insult and repelled the Insinuation lli
n way that was an honor to himself nh-J
a credit to the Commonwealth.
It It \ \N C VXXOT DICTATE.
Baltimore, Md.. June -7.?-Will Mr.
Bryan never learn? At Baltimore
iprlor to his attack on Virginia and
New York, lie was the moral Under
of the convention. Iiis power if any?
thing was stri ng-tnetted by his light on
Parker although he lost. But that
power has been largely sacrificed. Tito
humblest delegate ran distinguish be?
tween a moral leader and an arrogant
dictator, Mr. Bryan declared that his
purpose in fighting Judge Parker was
solely to rid tlie Democratic party of
all taint of subservience to predatory
interests. With that purpose we
agreed. But when Mr. ltryan arrOi
g-ated to himself the right to attempt
to censor the toll ol delegates from
sovereign States, his Insolence was met j
with hisses and dWlslon. The humilia?
tion iie intended for others was poured |
in double m nasuro on his own head.
And his reputation for wisdom, for
guidance, and even for fa.'.i-ne=s. i;.
fered grievously. What Murphy could
not do to Bryan, Bryan did to liim
THH t -Cl.l>?i V ICR-PRESIDENT.
Baltimore. Md.. June 27.?Three hours
before the Dcthoorattc National Con
ventlon was to begin on the work of
nominating a candidate for president a
canvass of many delegates from many
Stales revealed tho fact that n.ono Of
them had the faintest Idea as to whom
he would vote for as the nominee f r
What Is more, none car, d, although
four Vlce-PrcFldents have, by the
death of the President, been promote.1
to that office. Tlie convention will phy
scarcely more attention to the mailer
of nominating a ViCflrPr.eside.ilt than it
has to the selection of a sergeant-nt
arms. The pr de Ii Uni nomine: is se?
lected with discrimination ami deliber?
ation, while tiie nominee, for .second
x>lace is pirkod as hastily as possible
and without rfn,- regard to the l o t that
fate might make him President at any
moment. Nobody is interested in the
selection of hlin whose (jotc duty it Is
to preside over the Senate. Tlie men
mentioned for the place are nonentities;
they -are the last men the convention
[would'think of considering for -.he first
plate on the ticket. The eVcrj quali?
fication which the vice-presidential
nominee -.s sometimes supposed to have
IB thai he had the ability to carry his
native State fe>r tlie ticket, an ability
which )u- often does not in fact pos
tn the face of the facts, why should
not the vice-presidency be alii Halted1/
Why not so amend the Constitution
that the Secretary of state shall bo
coni'i President in the event <>t the
deatli of the Incumbent? Thai Cabinet
officer Is already third in the lliie oi
suueession, and there Is i?o reason whj
lie should not be second. The Secre?
taries of State have been a far rtblei
body of nun than tin- V?icc-Presldk?iils
because the first have been ehtisen f'-i
their Intellectual strength and their
statecraft. Who would deny that Root,
sis Secretary "f State, was fai4 more ill
for the presidency than Kaifuanks.
? who was Vi ? -President when ltuot
\ headed the Cabinet?
The test is typical of all administra?
tions. The President would be he|d
responsible by the people for the selec- j
tlon of a capable Secretary cf State, j
second in place in the government,
whereas now the convention exorcises
no care and Is Irresponsible. If there
had been no vlOe-presldetrcy, John Hay.
learned and wise; would have becomt
President at McKlnley's 0- rath, and the
red star of Roosevelt would never have
risen. Tho Hcnatt could elect Its pre?
siding ofTleer from Its mcmbi ? ?
as the House does, and the co ntry
?would he saved an unm essary
attached to nn tinnec?? ? T..<:
vice-presidency should ..? abolished.
A.V INTBlil58TI.V? OPH ?1 C03II?I,H \
I.lko chickens, tlii ourse ? opium
Great Britain imposed upon China In
the Interest of India is coming home
to.rjjoB^t, aod thai in a. curloub ajsA ;a
tcrcstlng way. Tho Indian government
is Hip victim of a sort of midshipman
easy dud, with the two base partici?
pants Illing at it as tho apex of Uta
triangle. England's enforced opium
trade upon China was one of the great
I est Mots upon the history of tho Brit*
I Isii nation. In latter years it lias been
I more responsible than any other one
agency for the sloth, the degradation
aii 1 bcnlghtcducss Into which the Chi?
nese masses sank, and for decades the
world's civilization lias been crying
out against it.
The Chinese opium habit not only
Wtis a source of immense revenue to
India, through opium exports to China,
hut stimulated and tuadc poppy culti?
vation an ?'important" Industry In the
Celestial Empire In 1907, in response
to outside pressure and In sympathy
with the Chinese awakening in other
directions, the Peking authorities he
came aroused to the evil and to how
It was Sapping the life Idood of the j
people, and agreed to a compromise fori
tin' gradual stamping out of the |
'? lemon." India consented to reduce
her exports by a tenth annually, so i
that in a decade they would be* entirely ,
stopped, and China undertook to sup?
press meanwhile, mid completely, grow?
ing the poppy, thus, as will l.e seen, j
Hiving India a practical monopoly of j
the trade for the ten years. Tho]
Peking government addressed itself ,
vigorously, even ruthlessly, to the task ;
of carrying out Its part of the contract, \
and at one time seemed In u fiilr way |
to succeed. This outlook was naturally !
much to ill.- gratification or the Indian J
opium merchants, who foresaw in suc?
cess a steady and heavy alvanco in
! the price of the ?trug.
Hut the Chinese revolution and the
conditions immediately antecedent
chocked the Internal crusade, and the
Chinese farmers, taking advantage of
tho chaotic situation, resumed poppy
cultivation oh a more extensive scale
than ever before. Tho republican au?
thorities are at present In no position
to repress or even restrict cultivation, |
and consequently opium smoking is
alarmingly on the increase. China ?
cannot in lite circumstances fulfil her ]
obligation; hence competition and the >
abundance of the home supply is re- j
dtlClng opium to famine prices. It is In j
truth a drug on the Chinese market j
In more senses than one.
In the situation the Indian opium
merchants have joine I In a demand
thai the Indian government slop ex?
port:,tiens. in order that they may
work off the Mo ks they have already
accumulated In China. That demand
places the government in a very embar?
rassing position, since the opium trade
was expected to yield It for the current
year f17,000,000, and compliance, it is
estimated, might easily convert a sur
plus into a deficit. The moral sciltl- j
Intent of the world, however, will noli
care how much India suiters from the
complication, which cannot but he re- I
garded as illustrating just retribution. |
Vet. in any event, good may result, this
'for the roas?h that it will be to the
interest of the Indian government lur-I
i Ing tiie remainder of its lease on the i
I trade to use (Very possible influence,
I on the home government to aid repub?
lican China in exterminating Chinese
What with China opposing the trade
In self-defense, the world's reformers
Opposing it on moral grounds, and the
opium dealers clamoring for its sup?
pression for financial reasons, there '
would seem no question that the com- j
I blnatioii Is destined to prove a poten- j
I Hal factor In Working out eventually
I Chinese salvation. That Is ;ho most
interesting and the all-important phase
of the case, and the one in which, on
the ground of humanity and elevation
of the human race, the world Is most
\n>IIN!STU \TtVK IIOAIM) IMtOIIM-l.M.
National politics should not obscure
the fact that a matter more vital for
Richmond than any action of the big
conventions presses for an answer. In
j 1. than two weeks thi list of candi?
dates lor tiie new Administrative
I Board- will be closed. Already some
I eleven aspirants have paid tin- fee that
I entitles them to entrance in the prl
j hinrles. The iiuostloh to be fhced Is:
I Docs this list offer the citizens offtich
I ii.and a Chance to select live men am
I pl> suited to direct the government of
the city and expend edino $3,000,000
annually of Ho- people's luxes? if not.
will the lift he Increased by the names
of those who are better suited? Mow
can the city Induce the bcsl possible
material id offei1 for this Iniportant
n< w enterprise in Its life?
Moreover, if this list is extended to
It..hi twenty names, how will the Intel*
..t voters of the Community centre
theii support on tin: live best men? If
' '? tlie entire electorate is to be split
Hinting uv 'illy or nunc candidates,!
vVhht I? t'd keep 11 scant hand (ill of;
personal supporters from electing hi
it:.in who tna> !><? absolutely incapable]
t>f performing the duties imposed by
It 1? office? Tin sc me grave problems, j
They have booh dwelt upon before.!
They are perfectly simple, und ubso-j
Ittlely fundamental. Now, tiny press,
for ahawcr, I
if tii< Administrative Hoard is to bo
a success, some forethought and energy]
i win have to be spent upon making iti
a succefcs, it will not "just grow." It
must be .fought f"r. if it fails, it will]
be the fault, of the citizen* who do not
take interest enough in their own af?
fairs to choose, the.best executives to
Git i: I'l.oPIK Ml sir.
It Is to be hoped that the Board of
Aldermen will- reconsider Itn refusal
to concur with the Council In ap?
propriating $3,oaii for music In the
parks tills summer. There Is no way
in which the people at large run get
more pleasure and profit out of their
own money than In the form of lsjttt
blusIg during the hoi weather. The
' plea that this I? not a wise expondl
j lure of city funds docs not stand. The
J plan of devoting this amount to some
' eleemosynary Institution disregards the
: fact that however worthy the object
j of relieving the needs of the sick and
. unfortunate, the happiness <>f the
i great mass of the people Is always a
I prime consideration in municipal af?
fairs. YYc believe In helping all de>
j serving causes, but most of all we
? believe in making the life of the Ot"
, dlnary citizen as full of gaiety and
' ideas.mt recreation as possible. It is
i as noble and lofty an aim to make
I well folks happy as to care for any
Summer recreation Is a good In?
vestment. The quiet relief of sitting
in the fresh air an?l. forgetting Imincd
[ late sordid worries to tin- lively tun. s
I of a band lends to make men and wo
. men bette.- workers and bettet eltl
Kens. It Is not going beyond tradl
| tloti to say Unit good music tends t?
diminish crime. It relieves nervous
tension nnd the Inevitable strain of
high temperatures. It improves what
might be called tin' mental moral.'
of the people. Particularly Is It a
boon to the most essential class in the'
community, those hard-working dwell?
ers who need rest and pleasure, yet j
wiio are forbidden the benefits of a j
vacation. Tlie city owes it to these
citizens nnd tb.ir children t,, make
Hr.- more tolerable during the sum-]
mer. What shall living mean to them j
if in, provision is made 'or the true!
joys of llfi ??
Other cities make ample appropria?
tions foi music in the parks. Donvcr
has three or four concerts a week.
Washington has a concert practically
? very day. .Modern cities realize that
tin- tremendous pressure of twentieth
century civilization must be mitigat?
ed for health reasons, If for no oth?
ers. We hope the Aldermen will re?
cognise these broad benefits from mu?
sic and not dismiss it as a mere luxury
or fad. Richmond owes many duties
to Its people, and of these not tile
bast is that of happiness.
SCOltK ?im; WITH AI'OMlRY.
Time Inevitably brings revenge., This j
time it is that much-ubiiscd, derided
and ridiculed riot sum and Jetsam of I
humanity, the tramp, that is being re- I
vi need. After long and weary waiting
or tramping, the day of n good word
for him Itns come; the clock has struck j
the bom- of recognition that he is not
altogether an unmixed evil. lie is
getting a "hand-out" of ??voluntary jus?
tice,'' in addition to tlie hand-out of
scraps of food from the kitchen back
door, for which lie Is wont to plead.
Anil what makes revenge all tlie
sw.etef ig thai the vindication of his
existence is out of tlie mouths of rail?
road men, the especial pest of whom he
lias been so long regarded. Road mas?
ters of three of the great railway
systems of the country certify, In the
Railway Age, that the tramp, or hobo,
i has lifs uses, lie can be, and frequent- |
ly is, utilized in a way that compen- |
sates largely for the annoyance he i
causes In beating Iiis progress as i
blind baggage on passenger or across !
a coupling jockey on freight trains,
and for the energy expended by brake
men In kicking him off of both.
The deponents In the Age testify
'that when they can gel a tramp to
work, and few tramps are unalterably
' and chronically oppose,! to working
for a f.-w days at a tine, the popular
1 notion to the contrary notwlthstand
! log. he is a much more satisfactory
I track laborer than the more easily
managed but far less intelligent for?
eigner. From the nature of his pro
fcsslon lie knows the road-, lie spends
so much time in track Inspection and;
surreptitious contact with cars and
their mechanical equipment that after
In fashion ho Is familiar with the scr
Ivlce from ??a" to ?'/.."
Plus other points of efficiency over
the Immigrant, who is so largely em- :
ployed In the track gang, he speaks]
the language >>f the country. In a
vagrant manner, it is stated, the aver
Inge tramp is a jack at nil trades, ami
'the emergency Is his long suit.
on till:; pb'nt one of the road mas?
ters summoned Into court by the Age
I deposes; "European laborers lire
usually quitters in cmergcnteles. Not
j so tin hobo; emergencies are his do
light. A car rolled oft the track, n
washout, or ii track lorn up furnish a
?est to the work and an incentive to
'extraordin?r)' effort, There Is life
and reserve energy in n gang of hoboes
that it is difficult to detect aioon:' ot!,
er classes of railway laborers." All?
ot lor nf the road in.ist er witnesses tells
its that "while the hobo works he is
unsurpassed as a workman;'1 and that,
"well bandied," he Is pood for several
month! in the >ear at intervals.
This is giving a new anil Important
character ir. the tramp; in truth', an
Industrial and economic value few of
us drenmc<1 he possessed, Score one
in apology, therefore, for Hie carefree
"knight of the road." That much is
due both him ami "ourselves for so
Ignorantly misjudging him.
The school Investigation has nt last
polten somewhere. To-morrow it will
hear something more than vague, criti?
cism and personal comment upon the
?tat. of the schools In the shape of
i xpert opinions from disinterested
The Administrative Hoard must also
Tin- awkward position of the Vir?
ginia delegation at Baltimore seems
to demand some more ?"Virginia Jus?
"Still in the Hills'1 ts the report
ahout the fugitive Aliens. The detec?
tives are still at sea.
It is certain the special writers at
Halt Im re are not to he surprised.
They played perfectly safe by predict?
ing every ti.iiin that could poss'bly
happen, and then hedged by saying it
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
"Heilest, Joe, i love yuh and nil
I Hint, but there uln't goltl' to be no
I wolcomin' hiss in this household iiri-1
Hi you stop eutln' them young onions
down to .lake's p|u?.ii the way]
"No, by jlng. i ain't goln' to run no
risk by gottih' my hair cut too early."
j "Why in thunder did you put them
thin summer pants or mine in a closet,
j where the moths could ? at the bosom
out of 'cut?" ]
"Hank, ain't there nothing that I
I kin possibly do or say Ihat will make
y< a uit busy and take down that
I storm-houseV It's a d rgrace to the.
ClIMKUl on Hie rly.
The Pennsylvania man who dlscov-j
I en d u coal mine in his own cellar eer?i
Italnly found the right thing in the
' i Ight pluce. I
', Belgium has loaned China in ey.
I New that it Is borrowing money. Ci ta'
! acts Ilk,- a real republic, after all.
j Hearst says Wilson is nut a Demo-j
icrnt. Hearst ought to know, lie pcr
scnully has been a Democrat several
! New Vork |s to have dressmakers*
I strike. Occasionally there is a strike
I that herps poor old UH Consumor. |
i Plumbing has been declared a sci?
ence, but it seems thai plumbing pays
almost too well for that.
] Then again it Is pottited'out that
fly-swatting Is splendid exercise.
A Chicago cab driver has been noin-j
Dialed for Congress. Chicago cab!
drivers an- among tIt?- feW who can af-1
ford this luxury.
It seems that Diaz let u<> th- Mex?
ican situation just about the psycho?
logical mom< nt. The Democrat mulo
seems to be Champing a good deali
It looks ns though between base,
ball and politics business is going to
get only a lick and a promise this
A New ycrk woman has divorced the
same husband twice. She must bo sort
of losing her taste for that man.
Rhode Island legislate:.- .ire ti?w en?
titled by law to passes on all rail?
roads In the State, but tuen they can't'
ride moro than twenty minutes with?
out being outside the Sate.
It begins to look as though Dr.
Wiley can get along without the gov-i
eminent as well or better than the
government can get along without
President Taft has been made a mem-j
her of the chauffeurs' lab. The Pres-j
Idcnt gained his experience while
chnufflng the steam roller.
Holes for KxciirslonlntM,
Always tun up and down the aisle'
of the trim nnd jump off at every
Station and make races at th" natives.I
This proves that you are not only nj
sociable animal, but that you are pos?
sessed ,.f a keen sens.- i.f humor. Tho
other passengers who arc going rori
a quiet day like to be i.musod.
Open all the windows HO that the'
cinders and dirt con gel into your car.j
Without this one Of the prime Joys of
the cheap excursions would bo remov-j
Talk as loud as you can to keep your
fcAow pnssengers being lone-1
seme, nnd If possible organise ii (iuar-1
t-i nnd sing "Slide, slid -. Slide." "Love)
Me and the World Ij Mine." "My An
gellne" and "Farewell, My Own True)
.-. Farewell." j
Scatter as many banana peelings and,
peanut shucks as possible around the]
tar and have a good batch of funny
.'okes handy. A wrestling match Inj
the aisle of the car 's always appre-|
elated as n lively diversion to while
away the dull, monotonous hours. I
On the way home be eura to take off,
your shoes and go to sleep with your
feet Inside the aisle and snore as loud-'
ly as possible. If there is a crytngi
kid in the ,ar, and there always I?
one. the harmony will he perfectly en?
ApiirnrnnccM \re Deceiving.
A traveling man was walling on the:
platform of a small station for the]
arrival of the 7:15 train one evening.:
when one of the natives with longj
flow-Ink whiskers told him he might
HH well go up town and wait at thoj
hotel for an hour or two. "That train1
hasn't been on time In seventeen'
years," -aid he confidentially. "It Is]
always two or II reo hours late and
often more than -ant.
Suddenly a whistle sounded down;
"Well. I Etium," exclaimed the ttn
, live, "that's a ho on me. all right, |
for I guess she's on time for once."
The train snorted up to the depot,
land the astonished native approached
i tin engineer, whom he had known for
j a long time.
"Well. .Mm," said he, "1 sec you're
on time. How In -.linket .lid it hap-'
j "On time?!" replied the engineer:
I "We're Just exactly twenty-four hours
! late. This Is yesterdays train."
Voice of the People
it nr.- i undnr.
1 To the kdltor ??< Times-Dispatch:
Sii,--The ij. mi, itlc party can never
I elect a President known to be a
I Bryan I te, nor can at party command
'the confidence ol Democrats so long
hi; It submits I" i- dictation of Mr.
' Bryan, and ucs well for the
party's future sui ss that It is d'sro
I carding his wishes and ndv're.
Tiptop Hud gol a circular from a
land company this mornln' say In',
"Oregon Wants Vou/' an' ho expects
f leave tb's week, Ther's lots o'
things that money won't buy, but
Ihcr's no other ivay t" git 'cm.
YOUR SUMMER VACATION.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[Copyright: 1012: By John T. McCutcheon. 1
AS YOUR DREAMS PICTURE IT AS YOU WILL REALLY LOOK
est tu the hearts of the people." as you
stilt-- to-day, because the people have
thrice voteii against '.hint, and each
time Iiis defeat has been signal and
1 rather'concur in the v'ews ex?
pressed editorially in The Tunes on
September :\. ivy.;, wherein Bryan is
ref< rred to as a demagogue and the
prince <>r agitators, using fustian
rhetoric In his aim to array one class
against another. READER.
Richmond, Va.; dune 2$, 1012.
Luug Hie Road From Kallspel.
We heard the jaybird's enrol from the
boocli in autumn time,
The leaves were growing yellow ami
the nuts were at their prime;
'Twas fair l.onora with me, and her
footsteps gently fell
Upon that ancient roadway that leads
The nimble squirrel leaping the sway?
ing boughs among.
Coughed he bold at chattered; as he
to the branches clung;
Then gently spoke Lenora, In her soft?
est words to toll
'Twos good to stroll that roadway that
leads from Kallspcl.
And down that ancient valley strolled
Lcnora fair arid I.
Our shadow- rgan to lengthen, as the
sun moved down the sky.
And from the hill above us we could
hear the tinkling bell_
Stire, 'twas a happy ramble on the
road from Kalispel.
Tho cool autumnal breezes stirred the
trees majestic, grand.
And as- we met them coming, our
checK* all flushed were fanneel,
And yellow leaves and golden in
showers profuse there fell,
Along that ancient roadway that lcado
Tlie milestone then were counting, to
fair Lenorn. said I.
"The sun is low. anil twilight Is now
growing In tlie sky";
>.>uoth -tie it, softest whispers, "I
know, but yet 'tis Will;
I'd walk with you forever, 'long the
road from Kallspel."
FRANK MONROE BEVERLY.
Frecllng, Dlckenson Co., Va.
Ulmes of (he Times.
Ted and Rill
Went up tlie hill
To get the nomination;
Ted f.-ll down
And lost his crown.
And Bill his reputation!
ASHLAND NEWS NOTES
[Special to Tlie Times-Dispatch.J
Ashland, Yn . .lune, 27.?Oraham B.
Hobson, of Richmond, lias been quite
sn k this week at the home of C. C.
.Mrs. S C. Hatcher and children are
visiting friends in Petersburg,
James Miller has returned from the
Virginia Military Institute to ids home
here for the summer.
Rives Childs, of Lyuchburg, was here
tills week visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. William Tucker and
children, of Richmond, are spending
two weeks with friends here.
Miss Mary Elise Waehey. of Mary?
land, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Hannah
Iii-. Ivey F, Lewis leaves Friday for
Woods Mole, Mass., where he will teach
in the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Later he will lie Joined by Mrs. Lewis,
and they will visit Boston and other
places of interest before returning III
Mrs, K. W. Bowen nnd son. Wither,
of Oordonsvllle, have concluded their
visit to Mrs. William Dunn and are
now in Richmond.
Courtney Harris has gone to Glou?
cester to visit Iiis grandmother, Mrs.
A marriage of much Interest Is that
of Miss Margaret Allison Lee to Joseph
w. Smith, of Richmond', which took
place on Saturday. Juno 22. Miss }?>?*.
Is the daughter "f Mrs. .1. Walking Leo
and has made many friends during her
S. C. Weislger was beie tills week
attending a meeting of tho Ashland
BY COMMON GRIEF
"Loving Trinity" Formed by
Mrs. Astor. Mrs. Widener
and Mrs. Thayer.
New York. June 27.?Drawn togoth
or by their common grief in tho los?
?1 their husbands In tho Titanic dis?
aster, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, Mrs.
George fa. Widener and Mrs. Jihn B.
Thayer have just sealed n Hfel6ng
compact of lovo and friendship. Al?
though she lias lived secluded from]
practically all of her New York Inll
mntes and society trlends slnco lite
disaster and subsequent funeral of
Colonel Astor, Iiis young widow has
given up an entire Week for a visit!
With Mrs. Thayer and Mrs Wldoner nil
thClr homes in Philadelphia, only hay- !
ing returned this week to her Fifth
Avenue home. Mrs. Astor has (ust
revealed the facts of the ??loving trio-1
Ity*' to her int.mate friends.
As if to disprove the report con?
cerning a break in her 'health, due
to her condition. Mrs. Astor drove
up and down Fifth Avenue this after?
noon in an open automobile with her!
mother. Her condition Is the cause
of much concern to her friends.
OF AMPLE FUNDS
Leaders of Third Party Move?
ment Met in Secret
New York, June J7.?leaders of the
third party movement met in secret
conference to-day in tho rooms of
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, of -Montana,
in the Hotel Manhattan. Plans for
linanclng the movement formed c:ie of
1 the principal subjects.
At the conference were George W.
Perkins, Frank A. Mun-ey, Timothy 1*
Woodruff, William A. Prcndcrgast,
?Ormsby McHarg and Senator Dixon.
Senator Dixon, who has been suc?
ceeded by Governor Johnson, of Cali?
fornia, as managing director of the
'RoosoVeTt movement refused to dis?
cuss tiie plans of the progressive
leaders. Those who consented to ttUk,
but who would not permit the use of
their names, tsaid that Mr. Roosivelt
had been assured that ample funds
would be forthcoming to finance tho
Now mi 11 ding at Swecl llrlnr.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Dynohburg, Va., June -7.?Another
I dormitory is under construct)!.n at
ftweet Rrlnr College. Tho new bund?
ling will cost the sum of $40,000, nnd
will give additional accommodation for
eighty students, it is to be completed
I in time for the next so-sion of the
' college. Sweet Briar hcg.m its cairecr
I seven years ago with thirty-six young
J women. I<ast .session the enrollment
was 22fl, nnd many applications had
to he turned down from prospective
students because of the lark of room.
(Special to The TImes-r>lspntch.l
I.vnclibo.rg. Va.. .Time 27.?At the Vir?
ginia Christian College yesterday af?
ternoon. Miss Edna MoPhcrson was
married to R. M. Vestal. Dr. T. X. La?
tham, of Court Street Methodist
Church, officiating, being assisted by
Dr. S. T. Willi->. president of the col?
lege. Tlie bride hOB for nine years
been Instructor In art at the Christian
College. Mr. vestal is from Greens?
boro. X. C/i where they will take up
their residence after a Northern bridal
RENEWS IIS FIGHT
Formal Motion on Behalf of City
of Alexandria Made
[Special to The Tlnu s-L'lspatch. 1
Alexandria, Va., June ?7.?Thor for
trial motion lor annexation on behalt
of. the city >i( Alexandria was made
this morning bet?re Judge J. B. T
Thornton, In the Circuit Court for.
Judge Thornton afterward wrote a
Kttei to Governor Mann requeuing
aim to appoint a Jude from another
j circuit to sit In the eise. It Is gen?
erally believed here that he will again
designate Judge Bennett T. Cordon,
I of Nelson county, who presided at the
first proceedings, winch took place May
! C last.
It is not thought, however, that the.
I case will bo heard befere the fall of
I the year.
I The proceedings were Instituted sev?
eral months ago by the city of Alox
jandrln, which desires to obtain a part
'if Alexandria and Fairfax cOUtics.
This will be vigorously opposed by
these two counties, who have employ?
ed able legal counsel to resist annexa?
The city Is represented by Coi pora
tlon Attorney S. I'. Fisher, ri. u. Brent
and .lohn M. Johnson? For Alexandria
county appears Commonwealths At?
torney C. Vernun Ford and Attorneys
A. .1. Montague and his brother. 11.
Lynch Montague, both of Richmond.
Fairfax county is represented In tho
1 roee. dings by Commonyeadth's At?
torney c. Vernon Ford, assisted by At?
tcrneya Moore, Harbour, Keith and
With her elghtcen-months-cld blue
eyed baby girl fondled close to her
breast, Mary Bryant, ihe child's mother,
rather good-look-ng and with tears
streaming dow n her cheeks, appeared vim
a prisoner in the dock nt police head
quartors to-day to answer a chargj
? if vagrancy. Her story vii a sud one.
Tho woman said li.-r husband had lef#
her. She came over to Alexandria
from Washington Entering tho Chil?
dren's Home, she claimed the work
I proved too hard for her. In tho mean
I time she was stricken with Illness, and
next went to the hospital. Where sho
soon recuperated from her illness.
Justice Caton decided to hold mother
und child until they can be placed in
ai. Institution of some sort where they
will be looked after.
j (.Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.]
Henderson, N. C, June -I.?A beauti?
ful marriage was solemnised yesterday
at high UOOn at the Prcsby terlan
Church, the Roy. Mr. McLoughlln per?
forming the ceremony, the contracting
parlies being Miss Mary, the daughter
of Mr. nnd Mrs. I?. I>. Mclntyrc, ami
Leroy Brlnkley. Miss Hattio, sister of
the bride, was maid of honor. Miss
Annie. Brlnkley, of Norfolk, was brides?
maid, and Edward Brlnkley, of Greens?
boro, brother of the groom, was tho
best man. and David Mclntyrc grooms
I man. The young couple will visit the
I various cities North, and on their return
I will make Henderson their home.
Lawrence Is Liberated.
London. June 27?Pethlck Lawrence,
who. with h:s wife and Mrs. Emelino
Pankhurst. was sentenced to nino
mouths' Imprisonment at the Old
Bailey sessions on May 22. on tho
charge of conspiracy and Inciting theip
followers to malicious damage Of prop?
erty, was liberated lo-dny.
National State and
Solicits Your Account
Capital. M.OOO.Opo. Surplus, snoo.ouu.
Best by Test for forty years.