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TMP. SI1I3I3F IN WOLF'S < LOTIIIXO.
"And there wore voices und thun-j
dors and lightnings; und there was a j
great earthquake, such ns was not ,
since men were upon the earth, so ;
mighty an carthauake, and so great.
And the great city was divided Into
If that was what Roosevelt pictured
oh the result of his labors ns at Chi?
cago he shouted: 'aVo stand nt Arma
prrldon and we battle for the Lord."
he has realized ere this that though
he may divido the political alignment
of the country Into three parties, no
matter how great the noise he and his J
disciples may make, they cannot shake;
tiie old parties from their foundations. |
Believer in his own near-omnipotence
as he is, he knows that his third party :
cannot prevail, ar.d that it must go the ?
ill-fated way of all third parties that;
have appeared upon the threshold Of
American political history.
The call for a third party convention !
in August, issued yesterday, is weak
and impotent. It strikes no note of*'
nndenco in triumph, and its measure
Is not militant. It is no more than a
flaccid summons to como too Colonel
Quixote mount his Rozlnante and go
tilting against hope.
The nomination of Woodrow Wilson
has forced the lit publican progressives
into a strange situation. They must
support Wilson or they must practi?
cally ally themselves with reaction, us
represented by the regular .Republi?
cans, headed by Taft, Wilson's nomi?
nation closed the door of hope for the
election of Roosevelt. Wilson's nomi?
nation holds out the promise of pro?
gressive achievement, whllo the Roose?
velt hope is forlorn and Impossible.
Jf tho vast silent and sinister inter?
ests which fear the election of Wilson
can prevail upon Rooscvolt, Roosevelt
will run. From those dark sources' he
Will receive every encouragement.
Their only hopo is Taft, and their only
hope of success Is through a splitting
Of the progressive vote of the coun?
try. Roosevelt announced last week
that his third party would be plenti?
fully supplied with money, although
with characteristic reticonco ho failed
t'> explain where it would come from.
The only way to elect Tafl is to defeat
"Wilson, and the only possible way to
defeat Wilson is to divert progressive
Republicans and Independents from his
following, if ROOsevelt enters the
race, every progressive who supports
him will really support Taft. Roose?
velt men would be, in fact, simply re?
Is Roosevelt io bo but Taft's stalk?
ing horse? Is that what this Chicago
convention Is to bring about? Js
Roosevelt In reality standing at Arma?
geddon and battling for Taft? ja
Roosevelt only a sheep who dons wolfs
clothing to1iclp.'.the bell-wether of tho
Mock? 'Is'this so-called third party
convened only to second the nomina?
tion of and seek to secure the election
nooi) iiook.h AND
Ballots on the "best loved books"
art often misleading, but never un?
interesting. The Amer'can Under
sessing a perverted literary taste, just
hs the. graded school pur>i] is charged
with hav'r.g a hud taste in books. Pro?
fessor Arthur 11. Qu'lnn, of the Unl
ture slice- tili War Between the Mate-.
One class consisted of s'xty-flvo un?
dergraduates and the other of for;;,
public achool teachers. The students
were required to bei familiar with Die
Total?Harte, 60; James, <S; M
wain, 36; Ilowelis. H7; Criwforel
eland, 86; Allen, . W?rd, ?7; Wl
'is, 20; Plo t.., 2i; l-:,?rr:s 22; 'rjtir
1; M'tcl.,11, 20; Page, Hi. Cable,
leid, 16; Aldrich. 12: Ktedmah,
?ley, 10; Smith, 10; Dar ier. :>. Hol
the teachers put him eleventh on the
oral contention that Harte leads the
American literature of his pet tod.
Trie question of good reading for
children 's n different matter, thinks
tho Indianapolis. Star. Univers'ty un?
dergraduates have, had training: and
experience :,, guide them an i influ?
ence them In their vote on popularity.
Polls among school children almost al?
ways favor Dickens. Cooper nnd Stev
jenson. Tho' Illinois school children
...tcly voted that their favorite book
v.o.? "A Tale of Two Cities." Elk
llsh children havo often voted In favor
of tho better clnss of ibooka, mich a*
Stevenson's "Black Arrow" und "Treas
tiro Island." The Star doos not th'nk
that "thcro Is halt the cause for con?
cern over the "perverted taste in road
Ing* which eomo alarmists would havo
us believe," thinking that if there
were "there are many solutions." Tho
trashy book Is vulnerable rays E. W.
Mumttord, of u famous publishing com?
pany, lately. "To cure u boy of the
dlmo novel habit," ho pays, "mnUo
him read out loud."' Th's, ho eald, wiib
tried on a boy who was soon ashamed
to give open expression to the Inipos
rtbllltlos and wild heroics of tho book.
Tho rending aloud test Is ono which
would show up ti good many books
for grown-ups In their truo light.
WILSON'S <"ii txrr.s i.v new
What chanco has Woodrow "Wilson to
win electoral votes In New England?
I !-.,-) Democrats of that section declare
that he w'll coma In for a pood share
of support, nnd some are bold enough
to say that ho will sweep Massachu?
setts, but nr.swer to tho question must
bo made with caro now, because the
Presidential cnmpalgn has not yet
shaped Itself, nor can anyone foresee
what effect the third-party movement
? It has been exactly twenty years since
Grovcr Cleveland carried Connecticut
for the last time, ?fter having carried
it t ..-'ce before, but slnco 1S92 no Dem?
ocratic Presidential candtdato has
broken through tho Republican align?
ment of New England. It can be
broken, howovcr. Maine, Connecticut
and Massachusetts now havo Demo?
cratic governors and that proves that
those throe States tiro good fighting
ground. Malno went for PlalMead,
Democrat, by 5,573 votes two years
Connecticut elected Baldwin,
Democrat, by 3.S90 and Massachusetts
has twice In succession elected Gover?
nor Pots, his plurality In 1911 bring
S.102. Certainly theso three States are
There Is another side to the ques?
tion, however, as tho Boston Globe
points out, for if reference Is had to
the Presidential election of 190S, It will
be seen that Taft carried all six States
by a total plurality of 252,456. Ills
smallest plurality was 19,236 In Bhode
Island. Ills next smallest was In New
Hampshire, which ho carried by 19,
104 He swept Maine by 31.5S1. Ver?
mont by 2S.056. Connecticut by 44,660
and Massachusetts by 110,426. These
margins seem safe and unrevcrslble,
but It must be recalled that they were
given when Roosevelt was behind Taft.
.Slnco that time, Taft has a record
which will hurt as much as It will help
him In New England, and his party Is
rent lato two factions.
\ DAMAGE SUIT DARLING.
More to be pitied than praised is
"bll Artha," sometimes otherwise
known as Jack Johnson, the prize!
fighter who has knocked unother I
?'white man's hope" Into a cocked hat.
Fearful calamity visited him beforo j
victory did and sorrow and suffering
are his for tho rest of his lifo Alacka
day. Uie luckless wight. *
Ever since April 2 1. Johnson has
bec-n a hopeless cripple. There 1s no
doubt about that because ho has i
sworn to it In a bill of complaint In j
a suit for 525,000 damages which his j
counsel havo brought in his name I
against Oscar Orringer, a Pittsburgh
produce dealer. Tho b'll with much !
solemnity and lmprcsslveness appeals '
to the Goddess of Justice In her high
seat to stretch forth her m'ghty shield ?
of protection over this helpless, frao- I
turcd victim or man's mad rush for]
speed. For on the day he;-, Inbefore j
mentioned, a motor truck, driven, pro- |
PCllcd, pushed, pulled and generally j
made to progress by electricity, owned i
by the nforesatd defendant carelessly,
recklessly, ruthlessly, thoughtlessly,
unfailingly, and negligently directed by j
an erhpoyee, agent and servant of tho |
aforesaid defendant did run Into,
smash, demolish, wreck and generally
Kndelt f.Il to pieces nn automobile
owned, run; operated find occupied by
the afore.-ald John Johnson nnd did
bruise the aforesaid -plaintiff, John
Johnson to such nn extent that he !:? i
now "permanently and Incurably lh
Did tho aforesaid John Johnson re?
tire to a homo for Incurables? He did
and drink ?rang? Juice? Noi a bit of
was pretty faR- for n perm..-.
Incurable cripplo. but It will not
r up his damage suit when It Is
l! court. If ho had postponed!
'lit until his caso had boon t :
o ho would have raked In "dOm I
a cloak which Maes a magnified monoy
AN A.USFIOIO?8 lll.OIXNINO.
"It Is my earnest wish that my
friends In Missouri and elsewhere
shall rIvo their loyal and enthusiastic
support to the Democratic ticket
nominated at Baltimore. I havo al?
ready pledged my personal support to
Governor Wilson and Governor Mar?
shall. I want my friends to devote
themselves from now on until elec?
tion day to tnc success of tho Dem?
ocratic ticket, congressional and na?
tional. ... 1 call upon my friends
everywhere to rally to Governor Wil?
That was the voluntary appeal Is?
sued Saturday by Champ Clark, who
was for many ballots at Baltimore tho
leading candidate for the presidential
nomination, and who fnlled to receive
tho customary nomination, after hav?
ing secured a majority of the con?
vention on on early ballot. Clark, like
tho other nominees, does not seem to
feel embittered against Wilson. Rep?
resentative Underwood has pledged
tho nominee his support, and has
asked his wishes as to what the Dem?
ocratic, llouso shall do beforo It ad?
journs. Governor Voss declares that
Massachusetts will surely go to Wil?
son. Governor Harmon has congra?
tulates Wilson, and his campaign
managor Is strong for tho New Jer
BOyman. All of the defeated candi?
dates for tho nomination are openly
and actlvoly for tho nominee; they
havo ncceptcd tho fortunes of politics
In the best spirit, and i.avo not let |
their personal feelings extend to Gov?
ernor Wilson or effect their loyalty
to the Democratic party.
"Behold, how good and how pleas?
ant it Is for brethren to dwell to?
gether In unity!"
Tho informed Democrats Just at this
time are observing events In the
great pivotal States far more closely
than they uro in the smaller West?
ern States which have novcr assisted
the Democratic, party. Tho Democracy
of Now York has taken Its defeat at
Baltimore gracefully. Tho first Wil?
son bnnner thrown to tho winds af?
ter his nomination was that of Tam?
many Hall, which rAn up a pennant
ten minutes nfter he had been named
at Baltimore Chas. F. Murphy without
reservation asserts that Tammany will
support the ticket, although ho does
not now propose to have any con?
ference with Governor ?? l!?on. The
up-^tate New York Democrats, rep?
resented by Governor Dlx, have al?
ready gone to work for the ticket.
Hearst Is feeding his anger at tho
action of the Baltimore convention by
charging Bryan with treason und
slander, but ho does not believe that
Governor Wilson wss responsible for
Bryan's attitude. Jtto Hearst news?
papers are for the ticket. Henry
Watterson. personally hostile to Wil?
son, Is for him n? the party nominee.
In Ohio uH bitterness is toward
Bryan. Tho Harmon men and t:ie
anti-Harmon men In tho Democratic
party are for Wilson. Even Smith
and Nugent, Wilson's two most pow?
erful and bitter foes In New Jersey,
are falling Into line, and the Demo?
cracy of that State will he behind
There never has been a campaign
in twenty-eight years which began so
auspiciously for the Democratic party.
Tho Internal dissensions within that
party hnvo been composed and tho
Democrats present a united front to
a divided fop. For the first time In
twenty years all factions are har
lim AUTOMOBILE EXPOItTS.
Not until a decade ago did the United
States Bureau of Statistics think it
worth while to record our automobile
exports. They were then valued at
less than (1,000,000. Figures for ten
months of the current year show that
In ten years the jump will bo to $27,
030,00t), the Fum ineiudlng .finished ma?
chines, parts, tires and engines. To
this must be added (1,503,000 worth
Bent to porto p.lco, Hawaii and Alaska.
Tho tide turned in favor of tho do?
mestic car nhd against the Imported
In 1905, and It has not receded. I'.-r
haps It never will. After they had
met nnd satisfied the home demand,
American makers decided to send their
luc't to counties like Canada and
Mexico, near at hand, and to challenge
In Europe the primacy bo long enjoyed
th' re by French manufacturers. Prance
yet leads the world in automobile ox
portatlon, hut she ran boast no such
roli live gain In this business as the
United States, for the American In
' from 19 'i has been no less than
Relative cheapness, established dur?
ability, simplicity of design and opera
a lot of tilings that ha
the name of 'the novo
Virginia" whoso publicity
i its natives," thinks the
shaking at horni;, is tliu
si of their time at hom<
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
I hopo to buy u touring car this year.
A-whlrzIng through tho country 1
That was the hopo that I had hold
And I had scrimped and saved up all
Alas, my plans were changed rjulto
My hopes of motoring havo fallen
My wife is going to uso that coin, you
To buy herself a stylish rarla hat.
What Tin* Become of Vtiemt
Tho old-fashioned mat who used to
go homo to lunch.
Thoso nucktlos with hand-p-dtUed
flowers on them.
Tho party who used to talt^ o-poor
mtnt drops to church.
The stntesman who nnod to chaw
"Pride of tho ornvel Train'*
The old-fashioned person who
thought dnnelng ?-na a sin.
Thoso hand-rarv. ?'. msorachaum cigar
Tho presidential eandldats who
thought it undignified to make stump
Tue torer light professions and tho
oil -1 th uniforms
The , e broldered m v.: ?? s iaht usre*
ty bang In tho parlor.
Thi party who COJ.rtl't sleep cn
any. hing but a feati-r bed.
Aeeordtnp: to f'nrle Abner.
My Iden of a natural born crook Is
a feller who will clu;'.t himself playln'
Hani; Purdv hol his boots half
soled with a beefsteak that Ms daugh.
tor cooked for him last week. She
has been taking a correspondence
school course In culinary art.
Hod nenfro told his son. Willie, that
he wanted him to grow up to ho ns
good n man ns his father Is. Willie
will probablv be al lo to do this with?
out much effort.
Almost any feller can think up sev?
enteen pood excuses why he hasn't got
the time to heat a carpet.
The distance of years lends consid?
erable enchantment to the old-fash
toned eookln*. nfter nil.
T never yet Bee a poet who had re?
tired to live on whit he had earned.
Tho dog 13 mnn's best friend when
the man Is atarvln' and somehody
h.-.nds him a frankfurter sandwich.
There seems to be almoit every?
thing on an oatmo'ollo exceptln' a
1 never see a woman who didn't like
dandelion salnd or a tnnn who did
Voice of the People
Wilson and tin- Old Vorth Mate.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?It Mas at tho bottom of the col?
umn, sure enough, but It was there
nevi rtholoss. What? Why, this pearl
of wisdom from tho editorial pen:
">>* Xt thing yoti know, Wilson, N. C.,
will be claiming that Woodrow was
Judging from the way tho Virginia'
atlon supported him for the
!?:? sldentlal nomination, lie probablv1
wishi s In- was born In Xorth Carolina. 1
'? every nowspnper bad been as warm
an advocate for Wilson's success at
Haltimore as the Xews and Observer :
of the Tarheel State, one ballot would
have been taken simply ns a matter
The "man behind the gun." .Topephu?
Daniels, has a warm spot in his heart
for Wilson county and Its capital of ;
the same name. He. therefore, easllv
fell into the habit of thlnklnsr and
uttering the maple words. "Woodrow
Wilson" nt any and till tltne?. Tf for 1
ho other reason, North Carolina can,
claim Rtaunton's son on account of the <
support of .Tosephus Daniels
By the way. The Tlmes-nispnteh ro
cently referred 11 Henry Tj?w.?on Wy
att, the first confederate soldier killed i
in battle. It rightly nays that this
mar've to the Southern cause was born
In Richmond, but It fulled to bring 1
forth the fact tbnt he moved to Xorth
( .roll..., and enlisted from that State
rhi Query Column editor was the of- 1
member of your staff Henry
Naw ..n Wvatt lived In Tarhorr. nt the
? U ? ?': of I utilities, nroi became a 1
' of the Edgeeombe Ounrd
JJIlspn COUnty was partly formed from
Edgeeombe. This section Is called bv t
mnny of the natives "the pardon ipot 1
earth." :,n ; -.voodrow Wilson will :
do wr|] to retire here on leaving the
presidential chair. He win be warmlv
welcomed and adopted.
r,, . OASTOX MCHTEYVTEIV
Civil Service v?. Political Wire ?1?ii|||,i|r.
To the Pdltor f The Tim-.--;. snat -h'
? ".?I arfion me for what may be rl
?';: ?' '?; ? " your Qveroccupietl time
',""' '"' what may seem to assume
'. at you and our fellow-Congressmen
may nol be aware of. the facts , ,nvn.
tlon below- l d? assume that you
' , " ?"and aro devotedly
Hut it occurs to mo that n few stnte
mcntM rrom ? . -tight assist you and
otners in uncovering some Republic,:i
lay bare some shami
J 1 ' ' i tri .. or Its leaders, have
.'? I rp- '> !? ' ?' year nfter year.
I have had nearly twenty years' ex?
perience 1 ; ? \:l service work, and
KnoW whereof I npe.ik as to how,
Jn'ngs hav.h done, and I have'
been assuri : by very responsible par?
ties, now ... the service, that the samel
>' being peri i>trated this year, to swell'
Ropnbl: -.i. mpaign funds.
What ! :?? inally know to be a fact!
is thai prior to every presidential elce-1
tlon. estpi < nch find every per
i connected with the post-oflico ser
Mis* Mari Spry, Physical instructor
!. Illlfh school, overtaxed hortolf
.ia while heipin' her mother,
mehow in' fellow that turns over a
w bar nover wants V pay any olel
GETTING USED TO COUNTRY NOISES. I
By JOHN T. McCutcheon.
ICopjTljhl: lt>12s Jrj-J?!iti t. McCutcfuon.)
yVhcn you are awakened at 4 a. m.~A. D.
You (eel V.ko thia at 9 p m. th* following aoening.
vice, the whole country over, rcce've
notice, tent out by some good ilepub
llcari connected w'th the county or
.State organisations, soliciting- contri?
butions to the Republican campal,;.-.
funds. it the men in the service Call
to contribute they will be eliminated
from the service sooner or later, .ut
mostly sooner; If not for apparent
cause, then upon some trumped up
cause, or no cause. Just dismissed, and
with the knowledge and consent of
the Republicans upon the Civil Service
Further, I am personally aware of
this state of facts, that when the post
office Inspectors are sent around to
investigate they are In sympathy and
accord with their party fellows Iii the
service, and no matter what the ir?
regularities, unless notorious, they are
winked at. smothered up and wrong?
doing really upheld, party Sympathy
protecting those who violate the law.
The people do not know this. When
charges are made that are true, us
1 know them to be true, the answer
is that it is partisan prejudice or cam?
paign lies |t is notorious that this
occasion should not go by w'thout un?
masking the pretense of extending the
civil service, as suggested by Mr. Taft
when the Republican? really 'gnor?
the plain command*! of the rules of the
I am not the only one who could
tell these things, hut you known the
now in the service cannot speak, >o ;?_
becomes us who can to speak.
Richmond. THOMAS .r. wood. I
Ridicule* Flood's Defense. '
To the IM.tor of The TlmeS-Dlspatch: I
Kir.?As ri supporter of Wilson it has
given me a great deal .if pleasure to
know that the ?machine" In Virginia1
was too late in getting Into the band
wagon. It Is amusing to see how they
wriggled and tried to explain why ';. >y
did not get In sooner. Martin and
Flood and that ilk did nil they i outd
to defeat him, and he knows It, and
Bryan (for whom I never vote,'.) held
the machine up by the tall and did a
service to the: Democratic party when
he statcJ to the convention that no
nominee of the party could afford to
accept his nomination by the vote of
the Ryan find Helmont gang. That war,
the keynote of the convention, and It
took courage, and I commend him for
it. All this talk about Flood defending
the honor of Virginia is the veriest
bosh. Flood bad Ityan made a delegate
without the knowledge of half the
voters, and may heaven save this State
when it ha.-: b.^ defended by Flood.
Ho Is h pygmy as compared with Bryan
In fact, Wilson towers so far above
peanut politics that the whole thing Is
ridiculous. I'.yrd, of nil the lenders ol
political thought in Virginia, had the
intuit km to comprehend what is repre?
sented ill Wilson. The rest .,f them
simply could not understand it. be?
cause politics means with them loaves,
After ah acquaintance with Wilson?
or thirty-five yenrs. and with my
knowledge of the history of this coun?
try, I state most emphatically that If
Wilson is elected President he win be
ranked along with Washington. Jeffox
son. Monroe and Cleveland.
\j. I). AYI.KTT.
Tin- "Death-Knell" of the Machine.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Please allow me to congratu?
late you on your splendid editorial In
your Issud of yesterday, in which you
Indorse the nomination of Governor
Wilson for President by the lialtimeire
convention und commend Hon. Wil?
liam Jennings Bryan for the great
fight he made and his noble work,
which was the great motive power
that brought about this all-Important
result. This great champion of the
;.i i.. was insulted, maligned, sneered
harked at by a yelping gang of
political curs, backed as tlloy were by
the money klnws of Wall Street, po?
litical machines mil corruptloniats of
evory strip-, but he never faltered,
i.ike n stone wall, he stood a lowering
giant and hurled dcllnncu ;.t them find
exposed their corrupt plans: and
sch< mes to defenl the win of the peo?
ple ahd never left hi:, guns day nur
night until the great, st victory of
the last twenty years was won for
the people by the greatest man in
America to-day. No other than Wil?
liam Jennings Bryan could have ?o
compllshed this. And why Because]
he 1- honest. Ho Is true to his trust. I
He is sincere. Ho is fearless. li"
takes his stand on tho pinnacle <d
i these high principles, und was never
kn iwn to make s compromise nor
yield an Inch, und the people love hint
and honoj* him and follow Mm because
he has proven a safe leader. ?'Truth
I crushed to earth will rise Again "
Bryan, though thrice crushed bv de?
feat, has risen above It all. and Is to?
day the most prominent and popular
man in this country.
And what of Virginia? Shame. |
eternal shame, that this grand old i
State should be under the control nnd
domination of a horde of pol'ttcnl vul?
tures; whose sole purpose Is to oppr-ss I
the people and put money in their
pockets bv plundering the public treas?
ury, nnd It fell to the lot of Mr. Bryan
to rise on the floor of the Baltimore
convention arid Indorse the purposes of'
this precious pnnt:, and all honor to I
him for It. The Martln-Ryan-P.vaiison- ;
Flood clique will ruo the day that
their i rroganee prompted them to un- '
d.-rtake to bulldoze William Jennings
I Bryan, for the doom of this odious
l"machlne" is sealed. Bryan did 1*. and
I Iiis chitting reply to Flood that "he
docs not peed any defense from at?
tack by a friend of Thomas F Ryan,",I
was A lining rebuke for his arrogance,
land makes him appear In comparison I
to Bryan as a mouse to nn elephant, j
|Ii was a glorlOus victory, and all true I
Virginians will rejoice that it sounds j
::;<? death-knell of the Marlin mAchlne !
in Virginia. They prevented the Vir- 1
glnla delegation being Instructed for
Wilson, but It profited them nothing. I
II. W. WOODA1.I.. I
. South Boston.
Syme letters brown anil faded were ]
In my d< sk loiday.
Some letters that I've guarded, lest]
Time purloin away;
For once these gave me pleasure to
con their pages o'er,
And still in dream and silence I'm
rending them once more.
jot style ant nine's the paper, the Ink!
of purplish hue,
I But yet the thoughts they're holding
are fresh as morning's dew;
The name (hereto appended in sweetly
i sounding quite,
IA name that hears repeating?it Is
I I know not of the wi lier, if in the
tlesh or out.
I For sine.- l had these letters 'tis thirty
!But from that land Canadian, from
distant Ktromness town.
! Tho:;e letters, brown An'd faded, still
ha nil her name adown.
' "I'iims never mine to study that face
1 dream was fair.
; But oft upon her p?geS I saw a visage
I The head was crowned with aureole,
the face was handsome quite?
' nut lost save in sweet memory Is now
FRANK MONROE RI'.VKRI.V.
Canvassing In Richmond,
1 Please let me know the license fee
for a house-to-house canvasser in
Richmond, Ii. B. K
There is no license for canvassing.
If one delivers goods and collects, the
m-itt.r is very different. As you g<>
from city to city, you might do well
to write in advance to the commis?
si.r of the revenue, who would in?
form you of conditions In his town.
li ,i bachelor die without will, lead?
ing property an* one brother and Olid
Sister nnd soverAl nephews and nieces,
children of A brother, bow will the
.mate he divided What is the vaitu
01 a Holbolh painting? Is a Mexican
dollar of IS29 Of any value? Wlmt 's
the. value of l he coins represented In
Inclosed drawings"' MliS. K.
Into three equal parts?one for tho
brother,-one for tl-o sister and tho oth
< r to l;o divided among tho children of
the dead brother. Probably very large.
! You Hhould hcn.l it. if you desire to get
I valuation, to some ro/.able firm of ex?
perts. Name and address will be fur?
nished If you will send stamp. Tho
Mexican dollar is of v..-ry small value.
If in fine condition you could probab'.v
."?11 at about ?1.20. The coins you
:.!!??:. l ave no premium value.
Index to stlth'a History,
SQlho lim? ago I understood that an
' index to Stlth's History of Virginia
wns being prepared. Can you toll mo
whether It Is finished, whether it Is
desirable, and where I may get a copy?
T. S, A.
It Is It Is a very fine piece of work.
From Morgan Hohlnson, Esq., Mutual
liullding, Richmond. Va., the compiler.
A ring about 21,000 miles around
' would, say, exactly lit over the earth
at tho equator. What length must be.
added to the ring to cause it to stand
Off from the earth five feet at every
] point along the l't.OOO miles? K. M. C,
About tliuen ieet.
? 11,1 fry.
Are you not In error when you state
that the ?'cry,1' 'Docs your mother
know you're out?" was ever used in
hmond? I have lived here ."or fifty*
six years as school boy and college
boy and business man, and I never
heard It. Lately i have read the Query
Column with great pleasure and this
1 and one other oetcasion aro the only
Instances I have noted of error In It.
We refer our friend to a letter re?
ceived In the same ma l with his and
published below. .. e hope tho "ono
Other occasion" !?< of the same ^ort ns
"tills." and shall be glad to learn what
It was. Tl'a' Query Column may ho
made the means of great entertain?
ment 'f well-informed people win con
trll uto to correct mistakes and to am?
plify Information in It. An to the Use
of the cry here, we could name quite
n number of persons now llv'ng In
niohmond who remember It. and wa
I recall that by the humaner lad? It wig
! much tasted In a La/in dress. "Seit no
i mater te forar cxissr ?" bestowed upon
It. probably for some of his pupils, by
that gallant irentlemas Thomas H.
Norwood, affectionately referred to by
fo many Richmond boys under this
sobriquet. "Old Tom."
Would a stone well fitted for litho?
grapher's use be of much value? I be?
lieve I have It on mv farm.
A. S. HUBBA RP.
I Von should have it tested. The 1'nO
: of work known ns photo-engraving has
! to some , yfent taken the place of lith?
ographs, hut the hi?her grade of tho
lithograph weuk and ihe Incessant
growth of all this sort of thing make
demand for the stone you mention
greater end greater as the years go by,
I Bavaria furnishes now the world's
i supply of this stone, and the quarries,
in the I'nptienheltr; district, must be
reckoned among the most lucrative
works In the1 w;orld. In some places
stones have been found having tomn
of the qualities of. the Pappenhim for?
mation, but, generally, they have oc?
curred In small quantity, difficult to
get out." ns they are surrounded by
harder rock. and. most Important of
all, thev have not tho proper stratlfl
. itlon?tho grain does not run right?
and they are liable to break under
I lie press.
Please state whether the Fourth of
July is a national holiday.
A. P. OH,BEN.
Tt Is. ,
Which is the better hand in draw
poker, four aces or a straight flush?
National! State and
Solicits Your Account.
Capital, st.odit.ooo. Rarplos, $000,0004
Best by Test for fort> years.