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nilay only . i cent*
Entered January 77. 1005. at Richmond.
v? . o? aec?nd-Cl?ai matter ua4?." act o
III 11 DIM. GREATER UICH.VJOXU.
In twenty.?lx days Richmond will
choose the five men who are lo_ make
or mar the experiment in modern mun"
clpal government to he begun next Jan?
uary; With the congressional primary
disposed oi arid the national campaign '
in temporary quiet. It 13 the grave duty
of every citizen u< quality himself lor ,
tlvo Board. To make this experiment
i. i ; .ess is the high public duty that j
now con In :.:s the voters, it Is a bus- I
ine's's proposition and resolves itselt ?
Iril ? the simple question of selecting
from n list of seventon aspirants those
five who will most efllcicntly and oe?- j
nomlcally administer the business ol ;
this city for the benefit ?f all the j
I ils issue must he met with wisdom
and vision. It demands of each Indi?
vidual voter that he Inform himself |
accurately and dispassionately of tho I
aiiiity of these candidates, without re- j
tard to personal sentiment or petty
Jnt< rests. This Is no matter for privat,- j
friendships. It Is a cold matter of :
:act. It means that the iivi best men j
must he chosen. To Judge Impartially '
upon the merits of the seventeen Is
merely a question of getting the facts. |
The voter should look upon his vole as j
his voice In hiring public servants for j
the good of the whole community.
Every poislblo hit of Information upon
the records, characters and breadth ol ;
the cahddidates should he earnestly I
spught. These men come before the
citizens of Richmond seeking a posl- j
tion that win pay them 10,000 a year.
They want the place for what it means ;
in salary and prestige. In return tho
city demands efficiency.
The community owes no one of these
men any favors. It is not Interest! .1 In i
furthering their private fortunes.
Vague arguments about desiring to
serve the people, promises, petty ward 1
feeling, small politics or' fitness for
the place must be backed lip by evl- 1
denee of ability, training and Initiative,
tome of the pleas set forth as reasons 1
why this or that man should bo se?
lected nre immediate evidence of the i
tin fitness of the aspirants. They have ;
no conception of what responsibilities
confront them, it Is time to get down |
to brass tacks. It is time to act oil
the community spirit. It is 11 mo-to act I
with enlightened selfishness. It Is time' i
to hfgln building greater Richmond J
toy broad public measures as well as
toy ambitious private energy. It In?
time to choose ability and constructive
efficiency for the common good.
WRY THE i I,A1 r?N-nbl/WER
The discussion of the Panama Canal :
hill and tho ntn're Or lesrs confusing ?
clluslons in'? cofihectlon therewith lo
the Clay iOri-<Bul wer treaty seem to
have led to no little misapprehension
In the pu'allc mind touching that pact. j
Puch misapprehension we Und has for
one thing manifested Itself i? the I
question, What led to and made I
necessary the. Clayton-Bulwcr treat..?.
Also how under the Monroe Docirtni
t?r<at Britain could assume that she '
Pad any right to demand that we i
Should not have exclusive control over !
hny canal that might he constructed I
ttcross Central American territory?
The which assumption and our con?
cession of right of It are embraced In
this article of the treaty:
Ktates and Great Britain hereby de- !
clare that neit':., r the or.e nor thi ?l I ? i
will ever obtain or maintain for itself J
fcny exclusive control over the said
The story is a long one. tout the
salient points In ar..- wer and explana?
tion are these. The Clftyidn-Bti wer
territorial sway or claim to territorial
sway In Central America. The British
settlement at Balls--, which long ante?
dated the proclamation .,f ?-. Monroe
Doctrine, was rapid.y ? . riding .r.to
a "colony." British political Infi i<
r)f Central Arnerica, and effort
being made to extend British
tectlon" over the Mosqult Ci
that Included what would havi
the eastern entrence of the Nicaragua
Meanwhile the United State? had
acquired California as tho result of
the gold fever. There was a tr, : .
lious migration to the Pacific Coast,
transcontinental railways were vir?
tually undreamed of, and consequently
the question of a canai across the
Isthmus began to attract public ot
tention as a vital necessity, it was
not contemplated that the canal would
tu could be constructed at public ex?
pense, and it was recognized that the
?nly nation whose people could sup?
ply the private capital for the under?
taking w<aa Great Britain.
In these conditions Mr. Clayton, the
American .Secretary of Slate, addressed
Mrnftlf to securing the building of ?
ahlp Interoeenn waterway, alining at
;the same time, however, to check
further British expansion in Central
America. The Clayton-Bulwer treaty
was the outcome; and in addition to
jointly guaranteeing tho neutrality of
the canal, aa set forth in the clauao
from the convention above quoted, It
pledged that neither the United States
11.->r Qreai Britain should occupy, for?
tify, colonize, or assume or exercise do?
minion over any portion of Central
From the statement of the ctifo we
have given, we think both tho then
? . sxe.i necessity for the Clayton
Bulwer treaty and the fact that Great
Britain had some rlgnts not challenge
able under tho Monroe Doctrine will
he reasonably clear. As u matter or
fact, the treaty was upon our initia?
tive, and in entering into It Great
tain relinquished cherished ambi
tlons respecting territorial aggran?
dizement in Central America. In con?
senting to its abrogation she con?
tinued those rellhqutshmcnts, only
stipulating, practically, for the inser?
tion in the hew treaty?the Hay-Paun
foti?of the "neutralization" pro?
vision as covering nondlserlntlnfttlon,
und which we are now shamefully
seeking to evade or repudiate after
having committed ourselves on our
national honor to observe It.
THE REPORT OK A BLANK CART?
The report submitted by live mem- i
b( rs of the Council Commlttoo that has j
been futllely Investigating the Rich- '
moral schools for some months shows
only that the time of these gentlemen j
and the money the city has paid out '
for lights, janitor service and ster.og- ;
ruphor's fees, not to mention wear and j
tear on the Council Chamber, have ail i
ecn Wasted. They have discovered ;
nothing and corrected nothing. It is
not possible that the Incoming Council I
will* consider continuing this Kind of
vaudeville. The report ot the t wo mem?
bers in the minority, Messrs, Puller
and Gunst, contains some pertinent '
ig) i'Bttons as to what might be don.
to help the superintendent improve tho
schools. The live eat nest Put mis- i
guided gentlemen who constituted the i
majority of this shadow-chaolug ex?
pedition are Messrs. Pollock (chair?
man), Hlrachberg, Umlauf. Kalh and
ltl< IIMOXD IVOTIUNG,
Here are the sums America n cities
< xpect to spend upon their city plans
In the next few years. These are the
approximate amounts as compiled by,
the Brooklyn Eagle:
Chicago . $250,000,000 ;
Baltimore . 211,000,000 .
Cleveland . 20,000,.
Seattle . 15,000,001? j
Kansas city. Mo. 13.1Q0,.
San Francisco. 12,000,0001
I 'etrcit . 12,000,00 I
St. I.oiils . 12,000,000 j
Philadelphia . 7.000.000
Portland. Ore. 4,000,000
I it nver . 3,01)0,000
Louisville, Ky. 2,000,000
St. Paul. 1,100.000
Oakland, Cal. i,600,.
liarrlsbttrg . 1,000,000
Thirty-live other cities
have not yet given their
plar.s, will spend lit
least . 200,000,000
Total . $576,790,000
This la rather Illuminating as to the
value modern municipalities attach toj
n beautifully and carefully laid out,
home. For these1 vast amounts arc hot]
to be spent on practical Improvements,;
such as streets, public service utlll-'
ties, or any form of Investment that in'
to have a direct money return. This
half-Mlllon Ik to be expended on 1
beauty and the art portion of city lire.
Huge plazas, boulevard systems, pub?
lic buildings of the memorial and iii-i
stllutlonal form, playgrounds, recrca-!
lion centres, libraries, museums und
;ust great beautiful expanses of grass
to form the propor und dignified set?
ting for the heart of city life, and to
typify tho glories of the people nnd
their dOcp da'slre for beauty?these nre
what the various city piano Include.
1 ? >mo places It will cost from $1.000.
t?- $3,000.000 to condemn the land
before starting to work.
Richmond cannot afford millions, but
can she afford not to spend something
lot tt plan whereby her growth may
by Symmetrien! und beautiful?
MI A \ \ |? M ? < II1XERY.
Of the most significant ten- ,
leh'cles of present-day industry IS the
elimination of the elements of skill I
ahd training formerly required of
v.. ,e-earners ]n mines and factories.
Automatic machinery or improve"!
technical and mechanical processes
troductlori of the automatic loom and ;
the ring spinning frame In cotton i
mills, the Old spinner and weaver have j
disappeared. Only a few weeks of
! training Is now required to become
a cotton mill operative. In the glass I
? . - blowers of former years, who
; we.-e required to serve a long period;
of apprenticeship at their trade. The
esslty of employing pick miners
I has in a large number of our bltu
:s mines been eliminated by the |
invention of the mining machine. In
the iron nnd steel mills cranes of
? if lifting power, automatic rollers
iand seltdondlng furnaces do the work
I formerly required of .-, host of skilled
And so it is in the other branches
oi mining /.r.d manufacturing. The
machine Is becoming the main foc
tor. The operative !s subordinate.
The "cfll, lency of labor" Is a mis?
nomer unless used in connection with
efficiency of machinery, industrial
Workers are rapidly becoming ?:>?
pendent on the machine and tho re?
quisites of skill and training are
growing less end less. One result
from a w-age-i-auK?rs' standpoint has
been the loss of bargaining power.
He no longer has the monopoly
strength, as It were, which arises
from skill and training. The trade
union. In the strictest sense of the
word ? an organization Including
workers In one trade?Is disappearing
and the Industrial union, or an as?
sociation of all those In a given
branch of manufacturing or mining,
Is taking Its place. The loom fixers,
the machinists, the puddlers, or tho
batticemen do not in theso days en
tor into labor controversies. It Is tho
cotton mill operatives, the iron and
stool workers and the coal miners.
Efforts among radical labor leaders
abroad, and to some extent In this
country, arc being made to organUo
gencrnl Industrial unions without
reference to any purttcular industry.
It Is clear, however, that tho struggle
between labor and capital in the fu?
ture will be based on Industries and
not upon industrial occupations.
The main benefit which should arise
to the wage-earner and to the con?
sumer by tho adoption of Improved
machinery should he an Increased
productiveness of Industry or a
growth In output, which would mean
lower prices, more real wages and a
better standard of living. Such
would be tho result If Industry were
unhampered by the protective tarltf
and other special Interests. By way
or Illustration, a steel worker In
Pennsylvania; according to tho Stato
Secretary of Internal Affairs, In 1903
.received pn an average only $1.S9
per day and turned out 1.? 1 tons of
pig iron. In 1909 his wages had only
advanced to $2.09 per day, but his
output was 2.39 tons. His nnnual
earnings were only $31 more In 1909
than In 1902. The Increased produc?
tivity per man was due to the in?
stallation of Improved machinery.
The average dull}' production per
man had advanced HS per cent, but
wages only 10 per cent. The work?
ing Hours were the name and th<
price of the product In IPO? was th
samo per ton as In 1902. During the
same period the entire labor cost of
a ton of pig Iron to tho manufactur?
er, however, decreased from $1.2.1 lo
The wage-earner. In other WorOs, (
did not secure his proper share from
tho greater productivity of Indus:::,.!
The consumer received nothing. The J
protective tariff und the possibility of 1
controlling thu domestic market not
only enabled the Iron and steel manu?
facturer to maintain prices at an ab?
normal level, but to appropriate tho
entire result of Improved pro- ? BSea
This case taken from the steel In?
dustry Is typical of present-day con- |
Llltlons, our protective tariff luws
enable, the manufacturer either to re- i
tain obsolete equipment or lo guthei
an unfair return Horn the Installation I
of modern machinery. Costs of pro- j
Auction are advanced, but the status j
of the wage-earner is not Improve-.
The consumer Is exploited. A rea?
sonable revision of the tariff will re?
sult in a gain In Industrial efficiency
and u bitter and more equitable dis?
tribution of the fruits of industry.
Sil \< Ul lis <il STEIil..
What docs It matter that Mr. Tuft
snld at .Milwaukee, September -i, l&?S,
that "tariff revision should be imme?
diate an I on the whole there should
he a substantial revision downward'.'"
What does it matter that he said at
Fort Dodge, Iowa, October ::, 190S,
tariff duties ought to he reduced, and
if elected, as 1 expect to he, I shall
exercise all tho legitimate influence
that a Presidi ht can exercise to SCO
to It that the plighted faith of the
party on this subject, in letter and
spirit, is observed."'
What does Mr. Taft care If the peo?
ple o' ti.. United .states. Indignant at
the repudiation by him and his party
of their pledges, commissioned a Dem?
ocratic House of Representatives to go
to Washington 10 revise the tariff
downward? Mr, Taft regards the
Tariff Board an the sovereign authority
In questions of taxation. Tho Tariff
Board had hot yet told tho people what
they must do about iron and steed, nn.i
therefore what the people want and
what the parties have promised mil
what candidates have pledged must
Using tho Tariff Board as a shield
is only a subterfuge where a perjured
party finds quarter. The Tariff Board
Is hoi tin- source of objection; it is
? Ddo behind which the steel trust
Is en;ten. for the steel trust rules
what is left of the Republican party,
Just as it rules the Roosevelt wing.
U fettered Roosovelt at the time of
tin" Tennessee Coal and iron merger,
it s.fiin William Howard Taft to his
knees now. It la tho steel trust that
stands at his elbow und tuides his
"The Red Fox of Middlesex
forgotten how to run.
Where Is the old-fashioned man that
didn't need a fork to eat his water?
"The courtly knights of Maryland,"
.!? lares the Sunpaper, "arc riding in
I the lists of the tourney on many a
hotly contested Held and tho queens
I of love were never more lovely or
itlful ir. oil the history of ro
mari e." Looking thtough mlnt-col
Corh cobs soaked In crude oll uro
! being used by a Weste.-;, r"nior,d In
I stead of kindling, but conservation Is
I needed In the Interest of corn cob
On the Spur of I he Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
Unto the mountains 1 would hlo.
And have a swell time, wife und I,
At somo resort hotel .;> nigh
I'd have the lluest tin;. you know.
There's .Hist one reason I don't go,
I can't accumulate the dough?
Gol dum lt.
I've often planned a gay career
Of life at Narragansctt Pier,
I've thought that almost every year
Would brine |t.
It seem* that It would be a sllco
Of purest Joy right o!f tho lco,
Hut I have never had the price?
Gol ding It.
This year I swore that i would go
To Coney for a day, you know.
Ami take u dollar bill or SO,
And burn it.
; BUt I've quit dopln' It that way.
! There's nothing doln' I ;t to stay
And hustle for my \\ kiy pay?
Gol dum it.
Hot Weather Ideas.
One should always beware of fall?
ing icicles when walking along a
business street where tho buildings
I are high. Some of them are heavy
I and tix'.l with terrific force, sufficient,
in fact, to smash a derby hat
So far as It is known, there is no
. form or life in the vicinity of tho
?South Pole, the temperature there ho?
ling much lower thnn lit the North
In many sections of Siberia tho na
! lives construct their houses of blocks
i of ice. which afford good protection
front the biting winds and tho very
jlow temperature out: i le
Many persons have lost their lives
I In snowelldes on the mountains of
Main, >iu i m.
Porch party conversation.
< ' 111 ri Irifr nirenclos
Summer political campaigners.
Gowns that button up the buck.
Han.mocks that-hang on the bias.
tuning flannel nighties.
it Ions (after you've lm,i 'era),
No, .Not due.
rcathc* there a man with soul s
ho never to his friend hath said:
il bring my car some eventidw*
nd take you for a nb b, long ride?"
What Makes ; i saimlsts.
Sitting three hour.-, oh a five-inch
aid at a circus bi hind a picture
Stopping n runaway horse and
ivlng your name spelled wrong In
id newspaper nolle- .
Tho morning muil on the first day
up your o'.d dress suit only
i find that tho moths have eaten
ttii taij Off the coat. Tue only thing
i do is to wait until they eat the
her tail oh" and then you will have
:.: next door to an amateur
Trying to Und the beautiful Scenery
> vividly pictured In the railroud va
Taklr k a l m
of nine chlb
man who ov
in auti ? loblli
love to b<
k'nd ride, It
Jpon a line
ard the trolley car
; i not how far,
and ! .cozy seat
I can defy th6 a
I like tiiS hap]
Tho warning hi i
A nd w'hl n alon
it makes a (inn
1 don't believe l
To do my tiii:.
Llko Beaehey il
I like to know
1 don't call auf
I almost nevi r
And carriage? rl
It's tume so ...
Somehow or ??
To go out ridli
And motor I
is riding of ii i
i if course, l
That my Idea
Hut 1 will tell
The street cdr
A simple l.ii.t
Tho trolley wa
Tho only way t
There Is mill
who would im
hit If she woul
It takes the
see a Joke,
many Amerii .
A man with
and a harelip
cc-ss as a fugit
tho detcctivi r,
An av< rase
won't ran 11 i:i'
as pie platcS.
that clang so loii.l,
rails we zip
ind dandy trip.
. t 1 would caro
in the air
s or Orville Wright;
bio I will light,
iig much fun;
Ii in one.
ng palls on me.
. ?. 1 can't Eec.
r I don't like
on a bike.
.;. to my mind,
some folk will think
on tiie blink,
. I'm swearing by.
; unite sutrico,
; tho price.
. W6o betide,
? 1 CAN rido.
to Talk Miout.
a slhgcr In concert
a bis gor personal
appear exclusively as
u Vassar football ,
lls.li a long time to 1
? t they see a good |
newly rich society j
?? 1 hair, a wooden leg |
er much of a suc
? from Justice.- Even
re apt to recognize
yen oil stoves that
..cited In this eotin
dtsos can bo used
:i ia about the most
A k|nd hu i |s a feller that'll
' w "J1,." '' ?'' accommodate his
wifes folks. When some fellers g't
-itlon they're utterly
?ufPrised t . ever'thing runnlh'
1*10:1? nji rig u
HAVING ONE'S WEDDING CEREMONY PER~
FORMED IN AN AEROPLANE.
_ By John T. McCutcheon.
KfcpyriStat: WlSi ?j Jofcn T. JloCutcuaau.)
I Voice of the People
Street, Olit-Kn'itkloncd Uoydton.
T? the Editor of The, Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?There la comfort for the mel?
ancholy writer of the gustatory re
. i In The Times-Dispatch ...f the
3th inr-t.. 1,, t him come to the quiet
old Virginia town qf Boydton. When
he steps from the train, on Um sacred
soil, he win find the air. not fragrant
with the breath of (lower/ (though it
could well h?. that also), hut pungent
with the odor of pickles, catsups, ;
servc? and jetlles, all made by the
old-time recipes of our grandmothers
arid Ids. l.et him obtain an order
from the pure food man to Inspect
the store rooms of the Ttoydtcn house
wiv< ?. and he will find the Shelves
groaning under their precious burden
of timber tinted Jellies, sclf-tlavorod
preserves and spicy pickles, to say
nothing of old-time brandled peaches.
After which Inspection, he will feel
himself a wfser ami happier man.
No! the old traditions of "fo-de
war" prevail here, even to a few of
the old slaves, who greet one with,
"Sarvaht Mass's," "Sarvahi Mistls."
OLD VIRGINIA HOUSEKEEPER,
To Wood row Wilson, the I'rophet of
"And 1 heard a voice out of heaven,
saying, behold the tabernacle of (Jod
Is with men. And Clod .shall wipe away
all tears from their cyt-s. and there
Shall he no mote ile.ith, neither sorrow
hi i crying, neither shall there he any
more pain, tor the former things are
phased away.?Rev. xxl. 3.
Tho world inoves! and "beheld the
Steal on the grayncss of the moun?
The :,1 >w wing! of Old Time ure gain?
The g'-niuH of Sleep Is flying with tho
And wnk tig millions look upon the
Tho watching hills rush up to meet
And the deep shadows melt their
Tho clouds disintegrate in dewy
V.'hori the great light of Truth shines
I stand upon the Poet's height, and see
The darkness of the past give outline
New shapes. Old superstitions cower
Childlike religions In their fervid glow
Aro fading: Empires fall to dust, und
Is naked in tho light of Knowledge.
Horror?-, of war. and hoary gods are
With the hoarse shoutings of the
Old Pride la fallen from his pedestal.
Arid the triumphant sunlight drives the
Tuto ti..- inl.'i.'t tophet of Oblivion.
Springlike the air, and In the dis?
Beckons from her shining peak To?
Whence musdos play along the stream
That damned ApolHon, Ignorance, Is
And fearfill valleys bloom in loveli?
The world Is young! and this our little
The now Which human pride would call
These flying hours and years aro but
This date Is young Upon tho calendar
Fablo and dream no more affright us
Is but the fruitful season's changing
Has been discovered In our human
And Nature's truth has triumphed
The ] oi t John on Rat mos saw that
And poked upon Ihe face of Cod In
And In 1,1s Oriental Idiom he sang
The harmony of Heaven In human
"And f will make a new Heaven, and
a new Earth?
Write! for these words are truo and
And behold I will make all things
Tho fciin Is risen In Incronslnrr splendor,
And tho Mack centuries behind me
into the far perspective of the Past,
Across the widening gulf of History I
That bloodv symbol of the Old-World
XhjU PttUttn emblem fast iccudlna to
.he limbo of disuse. And man-made
Are turned to Idle words. Tho llcht
of Truth h
Flnmca on the far horizon, and men's
Are fixed upon the fairy uplands of the
1- u tu re.
i- F.D.MON'D FONTAINE
Who Is It comes with nodding plumes
Fartlrig tho swinglngboughs light like
Searching the woodland ways,
Careless, without a fear.
Bearing the beech's tall grace
In his tnlon?
I What Is the sound that clrcleth round
The t roe-boles.
j.\H from bugle flowing- tn silver stream?
9 chief's signal to his band,
Or leaves whispering In dream
To the brook that close at hand
What flashes there, cleaving the alr
lh swift !!U-ht?
An arrow that seeks Its rod home afar,
.Sped on itu unerring way,
Or sharp beam of a star
1'lcrclng the dead h<-art of day
With Its light?
"Iis Itobln Hood, of green Sherwood,
His merry jnen upon the hunters
And Bteppeth through forest gla-ies,
As there a monarch born;
'Tis his arrow through the shades
Form of strength, thou art a dream's
The -warm ghost
Of reverb s come down through many
All thy careless majesty.
Thy Ignorance of fears.
Arc but Nature's memory
Once not lost.
One whom she loved long ago roved
In a wood,
Where, resting, he watched the deer's
Leaves through which the first star
Heard the breeze overhead,
And falling fast asleep, dreamed?
MAR E L LA IRD O OOD E.
Lamb Did Not N ote Against n Pension
for Confederate Soldiers.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch I
Sir,?The charge has been male that
Captain .lohn Lamb voted against a
bill pensioning Confederate soldiers.
The charge is untrue and unfounded.
On December 6, l'-ton. the late Represen?
tative Rlxcy, from the Eighth Congres?
sional Dlstr'ct of Virginia, introduced
the following bill:
"For tho Relief of Veterans of the
"Be It enacted by the Senato and
House of Representatives of tho United
States of America In Congress assem?
bled. That from and after the passage
of this act all soldiers' homes and other
institutions maintained by the gov?
ernment for the. disabled soldiers and
sailors of the Olli tod States shall be
open to all soldiers and sailors of tho
Civil War of eighteen hundred and
sixty-one to eighteen hundred and
sixty-five, upon the same terms and
without discrimination as to whether
they were upon tho side of tho Union
or tho Confederacy.
"Section 2. That the benefits of tho
laws providing aid for soldiers' homes
In the severnl States Is hereby ex?
tended to those States which maintain
or shall establish soldiers' homes for
thn veterans of the Confederacy."
The Confederate camps throughout
the South were opposed to this bill,
and on December IS. 1003, R. E, Lee
Camp, No. i, C. v.. passed the following
preambles and resolution:
"Whereas, R. K. Loe Camp. No. l. c.
v., has learned of the introduction in
national House of Representatives ot
a resolution looking to the admission
of Confederate veterans Into national
>;ol ? rs' homes;
"And whereas this camp concedes to
the- more patriotic and praiseworthy
motives, yet believes Hint such a law
would meet with no favor In any por
l.on of our Southern States;
"Therefore, be It resolved. That tho
Hon. John F. Rlxcy be. and ho Is hore
sted to wlthdrn
"That l copy of this resolution t"?
forwarduj. t<* thu Congressmen and
Jutted Stales Senators from Virginia,
"J. TAYLO!; STRATTON,
Copy from records.
The ? .1 Introduced by Mr. Rlxey
speaks for Itaelf. n did not provldo
i pension for Confederate soldiers. but
only permitted Confederate soldiers to
enter Federal homes, and Federal sol?
diers to enter Confederate home!!, and
would havo permitted negroes who Were
federal soldiers to enter our Conf.jj
erate home?. The charge that Captain
Ivtmb voted against a pension for Con
federate soldiers Is therefore unjust,
VETERAN OF F?LL TRRM.
Can you tell me the attendance at
the State Fair last year" L h. S.
Total. 20 1,01 0.
Harbers mm W l?c*.
PlOaSC give the name and address rf
some Journal for barbers, and tell
where Is that scripture about leaving
father and mother and clinging to
husband or wife. C. G. 13.
Rurberg' Journal. HO Liberty Street.
!N< w York City. Matin, w >??.-. ;.. Mark
'Beaching" Mr. Itockefellcr.
Phase tell me how n letter must bo
addressed to reach Mr. Rockefeller
personally. g, j_$
Mr. Rockefeller's New York address
Is t West Flftyffourth Street. There
Is, of Course, not the faintest possi?
bility that any letter from a stranger
will ??icach him personally" either at
that address >.r at any other. Peoplo
who are conspicuous sor wealth have
often hundreds of letters u day ad?
dressed to th'-m making In some way
or other a plea !<>:? money, liven in
" '? case of the richest and kindest of
men a secretary or two will glancn
hurriedly through this great mass of
mail and at once discard some 3;> per
Cent of it as unworthy of considera?
tion. The small remainder may bo
m ide th,- subject of some Inquiry by a
bc< retaty; whoso duty it Is to look into
.-uili matters, and whoso power ext. rids
to g'vlng relief In ordinary eases, and
ly not two letters out of a thou?
sand will ever reach the hands of the
person to whom they are addressed. It
is believed that the Query Column of
Tho TImos-D'spatch la the only one
which now over gives such addresses.
We have considered keeping the few
::i.ist asked for permanently 'n type at
the head of the column, wo have con
si.id declining to give them at all,
and t:ie whole matter is so unspeak?
ably pathetic that wo have hardly any
mind about it In all. we must have
been the unwilling channel through
which some hundreds of letters have
flowed to Morgans and Carnegies and
Rockefellers and Qrcens, and we should,
ho gratllled to learn of any correspond?
ent who ever got back his postage out
of the venture.
Can a Hebrew be President of tho
United .Slat... J O. O. CARTER.
Religion In the Army.
I desire to make a number of In?
quiries of some person well Informed
on tho subject of religion in the Army
of Northern Virginia, can you suggest
to whom to apply? L L- P<
Major the P.ev. Giles Cooke, Math
ews, Va Lieutenant the Rev- O. W.
Uc-alc, Hague, Va.
Backgammon. ? ,.
Please give the meaning of the
name "backgammon." F- ??
There arc several derivations. Mrutt.
the English archaeologist, makes tho
most likely derivation from the Saxon
words "back gatnen." the "back game,
'because, in certa'n conditions, the
pieces go back and start around tho
board again. The eramo Is of consid?
erable antiquity, and was known as
? I bles" for several centuries.
National State and
Ittrhmnnd. Vir?; lulu,
Solicits Your Account
Capital, si.ono.ooa ?arplus, foco.ooa,
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