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Dally with Sunday.?...?? 5"? H.SO SO
Dally without Sunday.4.0? 2.M MO .Ji
Sunday edition only. t?S 1? .50 J|
Wee, :> t \V? dneaiay). ? O ?*? .Si ...
By Timea-Dia;>at' h Carrier Delivery Ser?
vice in Richmond ianJ ?uburb? and Pe
uraLurs- One Week.
'?ally ?Ith Sunday. 15 cents
Dsl'y without Sjndar. 10 cents
taii 'sy on y. 6 cents
Entered January 7T, ::<3. at Richmond. Va?
st aennaS claSB n.a:;or und?-r act of Congress
March S. 1S?. _j
*\witSDAT. OCTERBER ?. IUX j
OIK CUMIHPfaH Tel I ? H A It 1 T.t >
Deserted by those upon whom she
had a right to ii' ia,J. an old woman.
BOOM BQ OAtha age was left at the
Soldier s Home by her nephew. Help?
less and weak as she was, ahe was
Baflberaiery abandoned and left to cast j
about fo: herself. She was the faith-j
ful wife of a Confederate soldier, a
srsnsan who had lived through a cruel j
war and suffered the terrible estate of
Its Confederate survivors through the
fierce days of restoration and recon?
struction. She had done no wrong: she
deserved well of a later generation
than hers, hut at last she was set
adrift, helpless and penniless find
Bnwnvtlesa, Go back to those who.
abandoned her she could not?the
only road that opened to her led over1
the hill to the poorhouse.
Bat there she did not gc. Good I
Samaritans found her at the roadside .
and comforted her and gave her a i
l. j.-.a ior the rest of her days, where
she would be under the tender watch-)
care of patriot.c women. It was but j
another case wherein the Home for J
Needy Confederate Women reached out J
the hand of succor to save a Confeder. j
ate woman from the pcorhouse. Typl
Cel it was, toe. of the work ?Thlch ,
these patriotic women have besn doing
all these years, carrying at the same,
time heavy financial burdens.
The first appeal of the Home to the j
put.ic la made to-day wnen a public
opportun.ly will be given tor offerlnBs
tor the support of this splendid In?
stitut, on. Everyrvhe-e the daughters
and granddaughters of the Confed?
eracy win have on sale Confederate
battief.ag buttons, ami everybody It; I
Richmond who can ought l? buy a ]
button. The proceeds derived from t n cj
sale will be devoted to the ur-nccp ot <
the home, to the purchase or -oou andI
fuel axd personal care for a fas'.,
thinniiig company ol wives, daughters'
aiii sia-.es cf men ?ao wore tuv fc-ay. j
Det tacn of us help these Good 8a
maiitans wuo nave dor.a and are doing
so much to help the woraeu of the
Confederacy?la many cases the Wives,
sisters and uauguters of men who in
fc-iv.i.j; liitir lives tor their country
.'a.vi -po:i us the sacred trust of doing
whit we can to tare ior Uio women
they left behind th.m.
aVBVBatSOat .wahmull on TmV?Mmm-\
sVlaC l??J? >i?;.vl."
In a spttuh at Grand iUipiUs, Michl-'
?aa. the other day, Governor .Marshall,'
Den -ciu.tic nominee ior Vice-President,!
turned to telling account for tht
Democratic cause. Colonel Roosevelt's
?"discovery" of ".r.Visible government."
and Senator Eev? ridge's venement de
ftour.cerr.er.i of the ev'.l and promises
Of reform thereof, if the Bull Mooses
shouid jet Into power. Having affirm,
ed tkat'grfhs la>i isib-e government" in
XoJnt '-r.aJ'ex.ated for years, and ssr
??s.st'.cai:y noted that with the "pro?
gressive" cf the Hoosev. it ar.d Eever
r!dg* cuit, 'nothing exists until he
discovers It. ar.d he never discovers
it until h? ran use It !n his business,
that so long as It docs not Interfere
with his (the progressive's 1 political
success. It Is for him as If it were
not-" Cover: 3 ,..3 ?.
notorious ev.der.~ee ?..?v-.:r.ir.!r v,iv
ml -.'it>n not.Vivn.
Amons these evidences, and ?special- j
tj IT.ustratlm; ti-.t existence of "the.
Invisible go eelaaaeat," were the ironop
aly of the ai%z*-d paper industry of:
tc? Vr.' ? t Sc.: ., w!i:uh, ly the grace
of the Payn*-Aldrlch tarifr, ?? : Ltot
B"verid(re ?? .- j ?a.:?ir- i
Derr-ccrat," and th-- Tcnaensee Coed and
Iror. Coir.piajr grab. wh,. h was a:>i- 1
ar.d at'tttd by Uh Colonel Th
?Beaker was of the Opinion that* It
Sjrouia "Reveal an e: Slag lack el
elecrimSnation on part ..f t..?
*t'r: ?: BS ? | '? If th s-'? :; i Cat ?
a> tv*.r agents to
visible rovemia? nf th.-?t ger.;i.
*VTbo aever 4:s<o?er-<t it? existence
Saatil after they had >?? ? i n * ' d ft
?Ace.'" It is past corner*htasloahew
av<y tho-vntlni man. aeastesaiat
gacaity of dtx ttasiaailua in the mo?i
al?n.?nta'y d?s.-?e. ran fail to r<,n
cur '.r it.*'. ? ;? ?
But Ot-rernor Mai than drove th'
tVasl aad hie krea r i heart ?f tax
?Ots^ov. e. j,. : , .j ,r their hy
th> anis ??: ? % \<m
?r.ent" direct v t< r<. - > aad the
taste er.? ...
of -The lr.v;i : -
?c< ; * tr ? i
mfmm ta*? ?**?%*? *?
of th?n? * i< ? ? ??...
?a>4 at tlM ea\rr?rt i
*e*?a?t?lt ar.i A|%4 ; J
?t.i'?r ti i? ir?t p afji .
?o'r*l4 t*?r to tMa lan*4f.;. c
?J>?t ?rr?Mi? ?r?'> >-??-.r,T. ? , B
?aaaa <*?T> tr*M aaaaajfn? um
?aal? la aaaartea It ??> ?
e>?-4 a>?liaia a y??r to t??ry atk
wxnu aast rh?i<1. Vfa ?
M xniaa ?Jofcar crop fa Awatiam
fjkaa re at la i?tit? moat ha :.. s ,a.
Ivisible government will have secure*
nine billions of the ten. These gentle
men who are now aseauitiag the in?
visible government are the gentlemen
who gave It the power to eo'lect taxes,
and they do nut now propose that this
power of Invisible taxation shall
I cease. Upon the contrary, they de?
fend the very men who. in dark and
devious ways. have, by 1< gislat 1 vc
enactment, judicial construction, aim
executive favor, imposed the burden.*
of this government upon our people.''
Not an assertion Qevoraer Marshall
here made is eoBtrovertibte. Every
count in the indictment will lie. TIM
indiur.opi.iis Haara, in alacaaelng "the
invisible tax" evil as a particularly
erroneous feature of "the invisible
government"?the one that sucks the
life blood out of the many, to Urn*
I fattening of tin few?sacs that "the.
evil is an old one, and goad men huve,
Ik en fig h li n g it for years." True And
our contemporary might have added
that their slogan has been and is ?
"tariff for revenue only." attained by
i gradual revision. The rata is the only'
1 cure for this sating cancer on the
odv- politic and economic
STATU rdJB IN* K.YTOKY. j
Among the educational advaiitagts
"f the State Fair, which will blaze
forth next Monday, is that it eaaMes
Virginia to take stock. JBf gathering
together concrete evidences of her
wealth and progress, the old Dominion
shows to the world at large and to her
own people, hew extensive are her re?
sources aad how flourishing the ma?
terial welfare o' her manifold occupa?
tions. The f-xhil ,t of the best pn ducts
<>t her farms and factories, of her stock,
and of her various industries is visible
proof that the fonndatleas upon which
prosperity and progress rest are broad
and enduring. A great :air is like an
inventory taken at the end of the har?
vest to discover the results of labor
and determine the advances made dur-'
ing the year. If for no other reason,!
it would pay every citizen of the Com?
monwealth, interested in Us growth
and development, to visit Richmond
next week, arid gain new strength and^
courage from the sight of the vast evi-!
dencea of prosperity brought together;
in one Impressive whole.
Indeed, one of the best results of
the fair is the added pride and knowl?
edge of his own State every visitor
must gain. The very size of the State
and the diversity of interests la dif-j
fercnt regions tends towards making!
the inhabitants of Tidewater forget!
the community of interest it shares'
with the Piedmont and Mountain tlivis-j
i' lis. If the people, by gathering to-1
geiher to view what each section has!
accomplished, and by talking over com?
mon needs and common problems can
help tach other to greater success and
liner living, the chief end of such an
institution i.as been achieved.
Probably the greatest need in mod-|
ern Virginia la an extension of the'
community spirit. The intimate rela-;
j tionshlp and mutual interdependence
[of all the parts mast be impressed up-j
on the people, anp the necessity for'
co-operation and united action reahz-j
td. This social aspect o: the exhibi
j tion is of even greater Importance
I than the practical education to be
gained from what is actually seen.
Much has been prevfded this year to
j amuse visitors aad to inform them;
j yet as in all such affairs, the visitors
themselves will contribute most to the
' success of the undertaking. They will
; Inspire In one another admiration and
j a spirit of rivalry. If to this be joined
; a keor. feeling of their common ties,
and a deep desire to help, the spiritual
impetus taken back home by every Vir-,
gir.ian wSsi be of profound importance.
PITT THE BLOND ESKIMO. I
Dr. VMhJalmar Stefar.son evidently
; thinks that civilization is not an un?
mixed blessing. He wants to quaran
tine the 2.000 blond Eskimos he dls
eevered In Coronation Gulf Dand.
I British Columbia, against the invasion
of the uplift. He fears that the n.cm
b. rs of this curious aboriginal race
WouM he er.uffed out by diseases car?
ried into the region by traders or mis
t: '- .r'rji. These happy people have
been free from the Hts of modern se
jeJety, ar.d have no way of protecting
themselves. They are very eueceptl
I le t.? d leue. particularly measles.
to tap g-erm-free environment
: pun cold air they cannot realst con
la view of the fate that has over-!
nil ether tribes when brought
: . contact Tlth civilization, the fear!
- : ?: ^t' ?!!?>,.-? Tic Am-rlcan In-'
di in 1* a pathetic lllustrat on of the
'titrrti- r.tr: <n'i>. i ??>? t'.r- ?tlnjr on an
unprep:.r,-d rao th>- ctstoms and ?ur
ro.ndinss ?.f a ?<.nipbx s<h ety. otler
[ Kelt taten have lost ?? per cent of their
rn:mlM rs from the menses.
? It is rat? er a ;olt to U.irn that so-]
jeietjr brines only disease to peoples'
, llvinr close to nature. We are not se i
'repressed by what the Ksklme has
?Maas? as t,v what sir-i ? r. ly we ha^c
? ?? .'. i for > irs-lvea ?^?<^d health is
[seer than most ?.f the ad
j vantaces we esri rr.e t -.?? native con
!"V IV i have lived somehow
In pea', t>. ,-? \.,T,m without the bless
! Ina-s of f\..\.< ..u.,n. noltt.es, ,-,n
In sis n. ?' <n v t r. it-ptc tares, why
net Vave th. m undisturbed ha their
I ley hut il'h' I habitat?
I \lt f'WW -\?TVW ?>! I u,
n?i..Ni> ' im\?. %t ?.Ul i?.
I ?Nriirv Jnr'irt 4 r? ?; Brown, of
V- \. n :n1trt*4 'til
Kiann1 )wrv In it. c.rnorstlon ?"?tirt'
"f ?hat r!iT on ???.?.-.* r>f t*i* "rnliUM
arr* mtanni roi.?t.t: ??'' of flnea hM to
?w> i The ??????)?? nth*
? t ? >* r.~. . ??*t rotiert?"!
' dt-1 r, t turn ti??m errr to
? r "i'r'-il h* l?*r
%r? ?ixte*? connt* in tn* In
I <Wi tin' nt. nltn?w*rn tn* ?mannt In
|*o!o**l tm ti>f*. Tn* arana jury H??
| b*-n int" ?tlanUn? U.? record* el,
j Judge Brown'? court, and In present
I ing the indictment recommended that
I hereafter the bookt? of all public offl
1 dais handling city and State funde be
! audited at least once a year by comp?
j tent auditors to prevent the reoccur-,
I rence of the conditions which the |
grand Jury found. it being alleged ^
, that the police court records showed
! many irregularities. The friends of
i BBS indicted Judge aver that errors
J of bookkeeping rather than aught else
; have been committed.
Without going at all into the merits
or demerits si "le indictment in the:
.Newport News case, it may ^e used i
to point out the woeful iieed for a I
uniform system ot bookkeeping lau
State and county ottlces as voiced by;
Hu ;;;and jury. There as a State Au- j
dilor, 01 course, but he is not and
eantut be f.xptitt J to serve all the
cities and counties annually. The in
crosses' eesclencj which systsai brings
to tt ay thing it touches would be es-j
talilished in Sil oifices throughout the |
State Wl ft the idea placed upon the :
statute books. A number of bills have
been introduced at the several sessions
Of the General ???ssaillj specifically
creating a uniform system oi book- :
keeping, but the offteeho.ders opposed
thai because they thought it atlght
increase their duties and because they
are opposed to system or supervisions,
Dr. D. S. Freeman, tax expert of the
State Tax Commission, drew the fol?
lowing indictment against official book->
keeping in Virginia in his report in
1 ?? 12 :
' The investigation of our tax laws
has required a more or lees Intimate!
study of the workings of our local;
treasurers' offices. Much information i
which was necessary for the commls-1
sion could only be had from the local;
treasurers, and much data was avail?
able tn their offices only. The writer)
must confess that he has been dis
tressed and alarmed at the conditions'
disclosed from the reports of some
local treasurers, it Is often impossi?
ble to ascertain some of the simplest
facts regarding the collection of the
public revenue. This is to be attri?
buted primarily to the absence of any i
uniform system of bookkeeping. The!
best results can certainly not be ac
cliit vt ?! until the Commonwealth ha:t
established and enforced a system
which will guarantee uniformity and
accuracy while insuring proper cus?
tody of the people's money. This
much Is due th? taxpayers of Vir?
ginia; no h-ss will suffice."
The State Tax Commission In Its
official report to the General Assembly
of 1912 declared that "no matter how
effective may be our laws levying
taxes, anfesa the revenue collected be
safeguarded, the Commonwealth can?
not give to her citizens thnt guarantee
of a security which they demand," and
recommended tho rigorous prosecution'
of the examination of the books of!
local assessing officers and the estab-j
lishment of a uniform system of book- j
keeping among them under the gen?
eral supervision of tho Tax Commis?
sioner. In B'.ipport of this recom- j
mendatlon, the General Assembly was i
apprised that tho installation of a
uniform bookkeeping system would bc)
of as great service to the officials
affected as to the people themselves;
that new books could be opened by I
the Tax Commission for the officials.!
that a "considerable saving" would re?
sult. But tho General Assembly de
iihcrately put Itself In the position
of saying that a uniform system could
go hang and that It could make no
difference, anyway. If tho people lost
money through a lack of system. When
it came to labor, time, and money
saving systems, the General Asserr.bly
oi 1912 was as valueless as & dime
with a hole In It, Efficient reform?"
fall because Inefficient legislators are
tolerated by the people.
JOSEPH PULITZER'S SHADOW.
The lengthened shadow of a great
man his taken form this week In the
opening at Columbia University of the
Pulitzer School of Journalism. Whe?
ther this Institution will realize the
Ideal set for it In the words of Its
founder, sow depends upon the wis?
dom ar.d coursge ar.d practical vision
with which those In charge of Its des?
tiny labor !n their new field. This Ideal
of "maklrg better Journallats who will
make bett'-r newspapers which will
better serve the public" Is not one to
bn lightly achieved in a few years. It
is one of the grave problems of our
democracy to gain for its members the
information on which lta action can
be founded It can only be solved by
lonst and arduo-;a labor and constant
Tet the first year cf the school Is
full of promise. It has already en?
listed the services of twenty-four of
t\< i rs of lnrtruc'Ion, and enrolled near?
ly one hundred students These are
drawn from twenty-two States and
c' tintrle?. IneSsajagSj China. New Z?3-,
land and Turkey. 01 the :a. tflty a
th-rd are practical newspaper men.
Tt'r? Will be no vain running after
fade or geeories. but the earnest ef?
fort tra'n men for gathering fact?
?n?l j.f-vnting tli?m <n such clear and
t'ir. t'.il Unmiac that they exert the
? t vitc! truth. Nor Is th?re
.i?oti why m?n >I.ould not be
: for this difficult and exacting
?-.,,?.-..n .-s for the law ,.r mcd.olre
? opening prayer. t>aj new srh? <i
was .i-llcd a "Schewd of Light and
If :t d?es. in some messii'*.
M-"ad I's-^t ihr.f.ghotit th?
1 ,ri tri tt> ? guManr? Of ?orlal
i "? ? ? to high ??4?. |t t. Ill have i?rif|
thta nobM title.
V r 7o?k hotr-u a'? ?">tn|r to efearr?
1? e?nt? *-xtrm for aerrtna; s**a? ?r?4
with oth?r order* Too Ml?
? T. ? rVe** are mill aratts thoaara.
1 f??1 of Injerllna; per
' fodr sa attempt ?*
. V ? ?. r. f. ... ?ksn ?? "
I" Ri ?? n? a 111 be |."; '.Ur for
winter woar aa.?ag the Republican*, j
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
At the Corner Grocery Store.
No us> to pay our money for tfco
weekly any more, ? j
For wu git all the news down to th*
corner grucry store.
We hear enough newt every night;
around the stove. I guess.
To fill up sev-ral colyums in the pa?
per, more or less.
The ladies" sewing circle is a day or
Ol fellers on the gossip of the very
Ez Hand says that he hears as how
the teuchcr's got a mush;
Hank Tumms's wife does the tannin' '
'on their twenty-acre lot.
That's why he's always loatln. round
some cool and sha'y spot;
Now mind, we mustn't mention lt.]
It's a secret, yet, of course.
But Amos Higgins's second wife is af- !
ter a divorce.
It ain't yet known for certain, but 1
there's some folks that do tell |
That And/ Jones and his third wife!
don't get on vory well:
There's quite a rumor goin' that our j
neighbor, Elmer Splnk.
Is a-goin' to wed the trimmer. She's!
got good taste, wo don't think;
They Bay as how Anse Ju-ison's wife
lias got a lurid past.
But no one's speakln' it out loud be?
cause they do not dast.
They Bay that Abel Frlsby*s got a!
mortgage on hi* place.
And he's to that poitit where he's,;
only got three days of grace; I
They say that Ezra Harkins dassent!
come down town until
lie gets the price to settle up his last.
year's grocery bill.
The ladies' aid and sewing circle will
have quite a chore
To catch up with the gossip at the
corner gruery store.
We'll Think It Over.
Washington, September 29.
On The Spu.r of the Moment:
Dear Sir,?Our mutual friend, White
law Rei 1. is anxious to drop the earea,
also the expense, of ambassadorship
to Great Britein, and It becomes my
painful duty to choose a successor.
After casting about for some time
and sizing up the available timber, I
have decided upon you for the place.
It requires a man of superior attain?
ments educationally, a good mando
tin and bridge whist player, a sfllen- i
>iid parlor entertainer, a very fine.
Physique and rsre beauty of face and
Agttre. He must also be a good dancer
and a man who can stretch the truth !
fcur miles and a half beyond the dan- I
gor point without breaking It. Out-.
side of Mr. Reid and George Fitch i
there is nobody I can think of who
can Ml all of these requirements as
well as yourself. Please r^cept the
position and relieve me of a deep em?
barrassment. Your Income will be
117,500 per annum and your expenses
will be only about $2r..00n per week.
Fraternally yours. W. H. T.
a a e
As much as we hate to disappoint
our friend Will we must pause and
think this proposition over. If we
can dispose of a second-hand phono?
graph and annex a new pair of trous?
ers we may run down to Washington
and talk it over with him. It Is fierce
to face such an elepant chance to be
a patriot and then not have the price
to co it with, but it may be arranged.
Nothing is Impossible In this world
excepting1 for a one-armed man to
hook his wife up the back.
T. H.?No, Venus is not a city In
Italy noted for its canals. Venus was
a woman withc.jt any arms, who
couldn't have operated a vacuum
cleaner or played the aluminum chimes
In vaudeville to save her life.
James?A h'tsbandet is a husband
of a -. Weil, you kr.ow who he's
the busband of. Yes. there are sev?
eral of- us.
Reformer?Sure, we think the stand?
ards !n this country should be raised,
but there is one standard that is
thoroughly capable of raising itself,
and that Is Standard Oil.
Oar Financial Department.
EHhu Blbbons. who spears froglegs,
reports that bis business is on the
There Is a tood deal of money In
poetry. There ought to be, for nobody
has ever got any out of it.
It is pleasing to note that the gov?
ernment will soon begin the coining
of half-cent pieces. The new coin wili
be a great convenience to some of
the llbe-al gentlemen who wish to
grar.t their wives regular allowances
Mir. Amos Proudfoot. the eminent
flnmcier of Hickeyville. has bought
a mousetrap factory at Tombstone.
Ariz., for 15.000, has given the plant
a new coat of paint and capitalized
It at 15.000.010 and the stock is now
on sale. Mr. Proudfoot. who haa ac
c':lre*i several other mousetrap fac?
tories in like manner, expects to es?
tablish a mousetrap trust with a cap?
italization of five billions.
Voice of the People
aave the < hlMrcn.
To the Editor -f The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?A faint measure of hope for
the j.) -nt- r ir. n? ration has been
awakened ir. the minds of thoughtful
peopie by the mention of a curfew
iaw for Hiehmond.
Recent exposure of tmmoralltlea
Tf f.,T+ folks rlon't knnw ??metM?'
. . . .; ..1 ; . v .Int ?-'T
V , k . sll ? ?? 1 - ?*,f_
UUmM mi ft? y?VH ser? r*?s* ??*?
KEEPING POSTED ON CURRENT EVENTS.
By John T. McCutcheon._
lamrrtaM: m?: mr Mb t. imc.i
Mr Blas??" Ah. Tm glad to Ma yon reading tint pagara aa nnnntly. r?? always fait that tha ladlaa do
not kaop tb.maalTaa auffloiantly op an tha tag??? cd tha gggV*
B.t they wer. tee .uey read?, abtrt the W? fall epenla*. *? m%%
that, for a long- time, have been aecret
ly practiced among us haa aroused us
tu ln'iuire what will prevent a recur?
rence of similar outrages. Certainly,
not u JUOU tine nor a reprimand in the
Police Court. Indeed tbe chief sin?
ner and evident leader in some of the
cases at present in the public eye was
ordered off Broad Street and fled the
city several years ago for the same
offense of which be is now accused?
ostracized hs a menace 'to young girls.
He has waited awhile, and haa atoien
hack among us to renew his depre?
dations upon the young and foolish.
liaising the age of consent, destroy?
ing tbe double staniard of morality.'
drese reform, the enactment of laws
for the protection of girls, are among
the measures proposed as remedies for ,
the awful conditions that prevail. They
are good, but there is one more neoes-I
sary than all these, without which all
others will be more or less Ineffective.
In a word, men and women must rise
to their duty as fathers and mothers,
and begin the training of children
whi.e they are young enough seriously
to be impressed. At present, many
who think they are doing their full
parental duty, let their children of
both sexes grow up In the street, sub?
ject to the most corrupting influences,
learning lessons that destroy the In?
nate innocence and beautiful modesty
of childhood, and contracting evil i
habits that pursue them throughout
life. Boys and girls who should be in;
bed by 9 o'clock at night are allowed to j
stay out till a late hour herded together;
on street corners and in front of publlo
buildings, often saying and doing
things that would shock their careless,
thoughtless parents. The behavior o^
these youngsters la nearly always
boisterous and rude, and the language
that many of them uae?from four
years old up?is shockingly profane j
and often obscene. Some of their acts
must remain unmentionable in this!
How can parents expect to save their
children from habits of vice when they'
leave them to the immoral education1
of the streets?
The child raised under such condi?
tions grows up regarding the home
only as a place in which to eat and
sleep. There is little interest for him
In the family circle, and as time goes
by. he seeks his pleasures more and
more in the streets. Is it any wonder
that he so early finds his way to the!
saloon, to the public poor-room and to
worse places? Rather the wonder is!
that so many are finally rescued from
utfr wreck and ruin.
This Is often called "tbe day of the
child. ' In every age he should be the |
first consideration, for upon him rests i
the future. However, the majority of
parents seem to distort this truth Into;
an excuse for the indulgence of their
own offspring to the exclusion of the
children's best welfsre and to a total
disregard of the rights snd comforts!
of others. In The-se days, children are
seldom taught that to any one besides
themselves is due sny consideration
whatever. They must play and play
and yell and throw stones and break
windows, which they seldom replace,
and give impertinent replies to those
who try to check them. Every pleas?
ant evening. Sundays included, scores
of th?s- young hoodlums, both boys
and girls, scions of respectable
families congregate in some of Use
best sections of the city, seldom visited
by the police snd till s Iste hour, saake
nlsht hideous for unoffending People
who live in tbe neighborhood of their
carousals. An afternoon nap. an tar .y
rrtlremnt after the cares of the day er
iany work that requires concentration
of mind Is an Impossibility net to he
considered, and often people cannot
> carry on a conversation en their froat
I perches, because they cannot make
themselves heard without great enTort
Tn- old may faint for rest, the la
! va1id*s nerves may be racked; the
I working man and women may be
; totally onfitted for the next day's labor
bv lark of sleep. Rut Sil these go for
j nothing, for "the children must play."
Poor little ones: It seems net to
'have occurred to their parents to teach
(inem that life Is not all play; that in
a few years they will hs facias; tbe
'bettle of life, snd thst without eaTec
ttve weapons (which they win never
' find la the streets) they must go down
in the stfTBggle. They might he taught
' sloe thst all mm are brothers, sad
itbat the roost beautiful traits la a
, child are thoughtfulnesa for the eeen
I fort of others snd deference to the
opinions of elders Instead, we are
(teaching children to he att-rly selfish
Tn roost esses. If the little ewes go
errong It ?? largely the fault of neg?
lectful or sew Is* parents. It takes tee
're-operation ?* father and mother to
make a home Tnl-en the co-operatlor,
7x1??? and I? firmly and intelligently
--verted open children, teey eees?
id'scover thst the home la go* a read
laws, and there as grave da eg or Off tbetr
wandering; off to briar ruin upon
themselves and misery upon those who
If we can keep our children In after
nightfall and let them grow up under
home in fluenoea nurtured In mutual
family affection; If we can teach them
aelf-control and hlghmindedneaa by
inculcating unaelfiahneaa, regard for
others, courteous behavior, a taste for
renned and virtuous surroundings, we
shall have done much to save them
from the evils that are. Including the
human wolves that prowl at night,
seeking to prey on fooliah and de
By all meana. let us have a curfew
law. Then perhaps we shall save the
boya and girls. In spite of the neglect
or unwisdom of parents, who turn
them out Into the street rather than
take the trouble to make them happy
at home, and who ahall not be aroused
to a true aenae of their duty till It ia
too late. CURFEW.
Deaownee? Liener Sale at Fair.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch -
Sir,?For years I have attended and
done what I could in our local paper
to get the farmers of my historic
county to attend our great State Fair
at Richmond. I took great intereat in
the magnificent and wonderful prod?
ucts of our fertile farms, but more in
the large number of promising young
men in their beautiful uniforms, there
from our State schools, our seed corn
and our dear old State's hope for the I
future, and aa I saw several of these i
last year near*the grandstand so dis?
abled from the effects of strong drink
that their comrades had to care for
them. I made up my mind that the
Christian people of our State ahould '
publicly enter their decided protest n
opposition to the sale of beer or
whiskey on the Fair Grounda
Our Baptist General Association at
Nor-olk last fall did this; several of
our preachers from their pulpits In
Richmond have recently done this, and
President Westmoreland Da via and hia |
a Die corpe of directors remain aa mum ?
as an oyster. If theae gentlemea al- I
I low whiskey to be sold on our Pair
Grounds it will show* they are more
interested in our dollars than In the ;
habits and morals of our boys and
young men. and I earnestly appeal to
'every Christian man In our State to
keep away from our great State Fair.
JOHN L. BEALE.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Isn't It all a question of sen?
timent' Has God made any flower to
grow and blossom only on Virginia
soil? Wky not the dear little field
daisy, with Its general democracy and
friendliness? Ia Its very humbleness
I lies Its beauty. DM yoa wear see a
field of nodding daisies, children mak?
ing daisy chains and In their childish
treble saying: "tore me, love me not"?
True, even If that little fortune-telling
rhyme la national and International,
doesn't It eymbollse more cloaely home
and tome ties, all united In a common
brotherhood, children of the one
I had the pleasure af spending the
summer la Wise County, Va.. and In
my rambles wear the mountain side I
i found the deary smiling ap at me.
With what a thrill af delight I
plucked It. saying: "I didn't know the
! daisy arew ia this part of Virginia."
My thoughts turned Instantly to dear
old Richmond on Memorial Day. when
we decarate the srravea of our soldiers
with the common little daisy We saw
the rhododendron flowering purple and
pink way a* the moaatalna, 1 had
read lave stories la which the rhodo?
dendron figured. h? had awrer aaaa
It. Isn't it a setlefsctery thought to
think we eaa $ftt the delay from the
flortat when the Ice and snow of win?
ter fn am a owverWt. watting far tha
touch of spring ta waken It?
Daisy nodding I? tha sreeee.
Tell ma your teeret, tall me, please.
How da yoa come ta srrew so sweet
In tha waving grass? ?* say feet?
Can are leant from yea. O graceful one.
How ta draw brtghtneaa from the suaf
And tha hamaje daiay, heading low.
Murmured saftty. jBot grew grow.
lifting- aer fare ta the gtowlaa;
aky, ^_ ?
.-ne sagely whkspered. try ta fly.
For tha aaty secret af true seoreee
la to ever Bad forever do roar heat.
MRS W. H ADAMS.
aber M. ItU.
Bee a tag Gas Meuor.
Please print a diagram of the fsoe
of the gas meter and inform me how
to read it. SUBSCRIBER.
We cannot "print a diagram." but
the explanation mar b* made so plain
that you can understand the matter
without- If you will note t?e posi?
tions of the hands In the several dials
when the "gas man" leaves your hous>
you can get "the state of the meter"
by observing how many "hundred
thousands" and Ciow many "ten thou?
sands" and how many "thousands" the
hands point out. At the njxt visit
of the inspector do the same thing
and subtract the first set of figures
from the second. Then 90 cents mul?
tiplied by f.ie number of thousand f;et
shown by the subtraction will be the
amount of the month's bill.
RlehasteS Treat Cessna ny.
Please tell me when the Richmond
Trust Company will open for busi?
ness. M. W. C.
No announcement has yet been
made. A letter to Munford. Hunten.
Williams * Andersen. Richmond. Vs.,
will bring you prompt Information so
soon there Is any.
Is a Confederate note of $59. dated
February 17, 1S<4. of any value?
o. o. o.
A dealer might givj 5 cents for It
If In good condition. This column bss
ststed several times that Confederate
notes of low denomination and late
date could not be sold for enough to
pay for marketing.
Cefa, aad Old gflMa.
X. T. Z.. Mrs. S It. Smith. B. B N.
and r?. C. F. send lists of stamps, old
currency and coins, none containing
anything worth selling.
STATE and CITY
3?'o on savings 3?o
Some of nor patrons cam
both checking and uvings
accounts A <hc< king ac?
count enable* them to pa
aad salch. white a savings
acrount enaMes them to re?
ceive interest on funds ant
rem Tired .
We ark-rant both ?mall
and larcr deposits, peymg
per rent compound