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Business Office.h.tla E- Main Street
south Richmond.MB Hall Street
Petersburg Bureau.IM N. Sycamore Street
Lyncbburg Bureau.Mi Eighth Street
BT KAIL? One Six Three Oavs
POSTAQE FAID Tear. Bos. Boa Mo.
Dally with Sunday.H? $*AI $1-M ?**
Mali? without Sunday.?00 1? 1.M S3
Sunday edition only. IM laB A4 J*
Baek.y tWednesdsy). 1.00 . 50 .25 ...
By Times-Dispatch Carrtar Dellvary Ser
Tlce in Richmond land suburbs) and Pa
Saraburg? One Week.
Dally with Sunday..-.1* cents
Daily without Sunday.??. 10 cents
Sunday on'y.?. * centa
Entered January IT 1*05. at Richmond. Va.,
as aecond-eiaes matter under act of Congress
of March S. 1*7*.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, lltl
LET THE CHAM) Jl HIES DO THE IB
DUTY. .
The staternent of the personal prop
arty returns for 1912 communicated
yesterday by Auditor of Public Ac
counte C. I.ee Mocre lays upon the,
grand juries of Virginia a duty which ?
they must not avoid in the alighteati
degree. The indictment made by the[
record Is inescapable; the grand Juries,
must execute that indictment. "These
assessed incomes are not representative,
ef either the possessions or the thrift1
cf a people so provident and industri-1
eus as the taxpayers of Virginia." the.
courageous Auditor of Public Accounts
charges, and hs Is right The returns;
detailed In his statement present evl-j
dence of gross and general publlo
evasion of publlo duties. Tax-dodging,
tax Inequalities and fearful dispropor?
tion between communities are glaring?
ly apparent. Bound up with theae de?
plorable conditions is ths lax admin?
istration of the assessment laws. The
tax-payers have not done their duty,
but that eery fact implies negligence
on the part of ths tax-gatherers.
There is a plain duty here for the
grand Juries, but it need not Involve
proceedings against any citizen. If
tboro has been honest mistake, it may
be rectified by the citizen when called
stfere the grand Jury. Wilful fraud
?will not be assumed to exist by tbe
grand juries until the tax-evaders have
been given s chance to come to time
snd have refused to comply with the
mandate of tbe law. Every citizen will,
have an opportunity to correct error |
in his assessment. Tbe proceeding is
civil In natura and not criminal.
The case of tbe merchant's license
tax is typical of all the other classes of
tax evasion. The returns Indicate that
there are only 5,677 merchants whose
annual purchases exceed $2.000, which
means that more than 60 per cent of
the merchanta of the State buy no
more than SI,000 worth of goods per
year. If the returns state facts, then
big busineee should come to Virginia to
learn how to do bueiness.
The Income tax returns reveal a
condition as strange. In sixteen coun?
ties no lnooma Is assessed against any
person. In each of seventeen counties
there is but one person whose Income
exceeds $2.000. In 100 eountles there
are only 939 taxpayers assessed upon
their Incomes, whilst in nineteen cities
but 2.544 persons are assessed.
Auditor Moore has put the case
squarely np to the grand juries. He
has done bis part; let them do theirs.
3f they perform their duties thorough?
ly, the result may be a lowering of
the tax rate throughout the .?t?te. The
taxpayers, are the rtal victims of the
tax-dodgers. It is for them who are
bearing thetr share of the burden to
create a public sentiment that, work?
ing through the grand Juries, will
make the other fellows come into court
and tote their share.
Ths administration of Justice as to
crime in Virginia exslts her in the
eyes of the nation. Let the adminis?
tration of j-istt'-e as to tzxstion by
her grand Juries make her eiu-illy
f am ens as a State which demands that
!n return f"r equality of privilege there
must be eqt-altTy of burden.
MorrffieTY A\n rri.i.w
F.r,Ril"brnen who visit this i nurtr/ ard
afterwards make good money by
writing th'lr Impr*sslons. o*t?r. talk
through their exceedingly correct;
high-hate. But one point has been'
mad* by taees -rlt'.cs ? . 'ft.rs and so;
tnajletently that the!- unanimity has
become Imrreseiv?. Recct.tly Ar gold {
Bernett vt't? of the prorn:*
asBvVJsBSJ nature of sn sleeping' ar
ermr.ge-Tientu. ard tow !,. ? .
BSkmilton ea Is our a<-~..r.'
?1wmod?-e.t - ar.d a?.v?a a* a reason fcr 1
such rcr.d.-: i
pefcliclty. I>r 2 ?? .? TT r.K i.?.n
those <??? ... -
bsbs-lleit d. r.ot want th- cr-ar?. ter
of our entring or <. \v
wtij'h. w* 1. - ? ,- , .
jBnMbe. v.,
cora-ar'rr-t ? ? .
ftd prtvaT * f si 4 .
ere see patient and ioae-s-sfferiaar and
wili we.-.
SSSSnpaly ?:?
It Is dtSBcu.t ?
mm, but slowly the idea is
ling tt.at ' -
rare are foo.s.'- ?? * ??? ? sr-d a
bbbjbj form of torture n . . f
ten used to th* sen . ...
both of comfort an1 , ?
since they are r.-t r??
why rot clamor see tbe t* ?
aasat* We ere uslne the s?nv> eygaaw
e*7 sluiSeg oa * SJMbT he>k?ad s cer?
tain t?.at was begun MPty ? ? ?-? nr*
The '.T.i- l-nproven-r.nl IMS BBSS ? t .
gtrur*-re of the ear. snd th? . r ,
sST I*b fi't,r,as M - have in.a a - ?
Sjasmny now. vot tb* seme ede up-o?
Berta, wher* the lierht shinss In yem
I the only thing between yet
eat death. eight feat below. U
e fragile green eurtatn. Wilt might be
done la to oat oat lomt of the luxury and
substitute a bit more comfort and se?
clusion.
Th* trouble is at bottom because ths
sleeping-car trust has no onmpetltlon
and therefore need make no reforms
unless forced by law or a militant
public opinion. It seems strange that
since much of the pullmaa using class
is wealthy and feminine, there has
?been no complaint from women made
to endure thle discomfort and promis?
cuity of our aleepers. No woman ever
feels perfectly safe or perfeotly pro?
tected against invasion of her person,
I on a aleeplng-car.. They could exert
preesure enough to bring about a
I change.
Our English critics are right. It
' is a beastly way to travel. W? are
learning not to like it. But until we
have more say in the matter, what
shall we do?
THE BALKAN ISSUES.
It Is fsr more than probable that in
I the event of actual war between Tur?
key and the four Balkan States. Bui
1 ftaria, Servla. Montenegro and Greece,
that have mobilized their armies in
concert and in preparation therefor, the
latter would be victorious, barring
intervention by the major powers. Tur?
key has on paper a fighting force of
l.OOO.OuO men, at immediate command ;i
the concert about half that number.
But it must not be forgotten that there,
is widespread disaffection In the!
Turkish army and that admittedly I
many of the regiments are greatly
demoralized owing to the plotting and
counter-plotting of ths Young Turk
and the old Turk emmtsarles respec?
tively. The Turkish army of to-day
is neither in discipline, moral nor in?
spiration, the army that confronted
Russia in the last Russo-Turkish War,
and made such a splendid record, not?
withstanding defeat Moreover, It
must bs borne In mind that the con?
cert can draw upon a population, every
man of which, virtually, who Is not
enfebled by age, is a trained soldier,
eager for a trial of conclusions with
ths Ottoman Invader and oppressors.
This draft would bring the number of
the combined armies of the concert, ap?
proximately speaking, up to that of
the nominally available Turkish force.
Tet, after all, would the victors be
permitted to divide the territorial
spoils? What would be the effect of
the propoeed division upon the Euro?
pean equilibrium? What are the In?
fluences and conditions militating
against its being permitted, and fore?
shadowing intervention that might
precipitate general war, and disturb?
ance and readjustment of the balance?
Manifestly parcelling out would be the
end of Austro-Hungarlan ambition to
absorb Albania and reach Salon lea, a
long practical step towards which was
taken when the dual monorchy annex?
ed Bosnia and Herzesfovtna out of
hand.
There wo have Austria-Hungary's
motive for making an excuse for In?
tervention, but ehould she Intervene
and attempt a grasp of spoils by pres?
sing towards her goal, what of Italy?
It is also manifest that the realisation
of the design noted, upon Albania and
Salonica, by her partner In the tri?
bunal, could not be looked upon with
equlmlnlty by Italy, since It would
give Austria-Hungary naval command
or tbe Adriatic. Therefore. It would
not be surprising If a movement for
ccneummation idetaoimd Italy Brom
the old Blsmarcklan pact which for
years has been none too popular among
her people and threw her Into the
arms of Russia
Now. In turn, whet of Russia? Au?
stria-Hungarian advance upon Salonica
even serious menace of It could hard?
ly fail to prove the signal for another
Riuesian march upon CJoristfSntinople
and demand for compensation In the
shape of the opening of the Boephorus
and the Pardaneiis. and the free access
of hor vessels sf war fr>-m the Black
jto the Mediterranean Sea. Here, again,
th* question arises, would Great Britain
view this concerted movement and the
demand wtth ar.y less equanimity than
Italy would view an Austro-rtunenrian
one on Salonica'* Would she reverse
her historic policy, touching the Boe?
phorus ar.*i Hardanelis issue? There
,ir? m.ir.y wh"> grav*-|y doubt It and'
hence we have m the Falken outlook!
the pose! Ml It iea of a breaking up also'
of the triple entente. However. It is
these factors of the problem, these
that encourase more than
anything els- the hope that the major!
saw in will succeed In avertlnr war!
T? -k- v ai.d the concert, since
? ? - h natural and a lcsfc.il dreed
I that It would ventuate in a dislocs-j
I tlon of sTarop'ar. Internat:- ;.al rela-l
tions and a spreading of hostilities, the;
?t' ?.'??!?? can f'.-.*?-e The;
rr. -?] sywaWfVgy ?.f the powers die-}
?.?1.? ? -c, ;t^g<tis th?- concert ti!
<?* ?va-. W-'.r political!
?'lf-it 'Teat and their
Jjealsnses sad fears of ewe aaotherj
??' n k'r.s -v-ry effort to'
he#p them Ii, l?arh They are not'
read; Pee tne g?-n-t.il baser they ap-i
resVew. Bn tsMSv own
r>e? and puryoaws as i*ar.
?? ?'.-! Inevitable psr
"? |1 -? .????????? mny
Till fi.i l i?l KM ht SRir, ?THI.lt.
It is sssaatM ;<?.- for Jam-* Whit
- - .. ??press Itself Id
??>)??>? . ? Irthda-. < ver
? i? 4 ??? -ober : fVkools
?? -twI llts-sry eh:he will show
Mt'ts a.t: r thai bin fame Is
ak ?ad- s ,re and ? ? ? ? ' ??- w-11 r.'.t
It w "held until the grass has made
?tt valueless Is tbe ssea who has snog
i ? eaeta of IT 111 low?
' ' ??? " ? .1 ' ? '?? v.red l-v
IS I'll * ds-tor,??r??i,,- h? holds fast lo
the gestio essotlons sad believes in
making known to a friend what ton
derness I? In your heart. It will be a
dear memory with which to face tha
shadow*, to foal that hi* preachment*
of cheerfulness, joy, humor and lore
have taken hold of the Uvea of those
who read them, and that out of grati?
tude cornea hit atncere celebration of
hi* birthday. Probably ho la tha first
poet In hlatory wboae birthday waa
made * national event before death I
had claimed th* man. I
The reason for this firm hold upon
the affections of American people la
not far to seek. His poetry Is about
things they know la language and
imagery that they can understand.
I There Is nothing "hlfalutln" as bo
might say; it smacks of real life and
the emotions that are shared by pea?
sant and kin**. One does not have to'
be a scholar or a high-brow to find
pleasure in Riley's lyric* Yet the'
scholar will enjoy them not less than]
the child. For they sing of elemental!
things; they are sincere; and they arej
written with the technique of a bin"'
artist.
This last quality of Filey's genius, th* I
serious critics seem to have overlooked.
Yet we doubt whether any living Ene-(
lishman, here or abroad. Is so perfect;
a master of the simple ballad measures!
of the greatest Kngllsh poetry. Rlleyi
is a great natural poet like Burns.'
His art is of the concealing kind. Yet
in beauty of phrasing, in wond*rful|
coloring effects of sound, in swing of i
rhythm, and lilting song quality of hlsj
lines, he displays tha simple mastery j
of expression that comes from being
born that way. not made.
But. It matters little about ths crit?
ics. The people lovo htm because he
has written lines that move them to
smiles or tears. He baa mads loving
record of their dream*, their feelings,
and their memories, and ao for ths
sweetness he has brought to Irving,
they now, with th* sentiments of child
ran or Old neighbors, desire to express
their thank*.
RKDlOTMi HOUSEHOLD BUHKTSES.
Domostio science experts are soon to
meet In Chicago to consider the ques?
tion of household expenses and t> de?
vise ways and means to reduce the
fearful waste that occurs in th* home.
Women spend SS per cent of the $>00,
000.000 that "goes" every year in tH*
United States. To cnt down ths waste
that takes place In spending that 90
per cent is no ordinary problem.
Here Is presented another of the
multitudinous causes of the high cost
of living??wast* In housekeeping, in
clothes, laundry bills, servant utility,
the buying of food, Ita preparation and
the use of leftovers. The meeting is
for women only. They know theSr
shortcomings and propose to talk them
over and suggest possible remedies.
Power to their elbows!
FOR LIFTE.
Professor Albert Bushnoll Hart, Har?
vard professor and Harvard classmate
of the Colonel, urges as an argument
for the latter's re-election that we shall
have a Socialist President elected with?
in sixteen years unless ws let T. R.
bare the Job again. If that be so.
wouldn't It be necessary, Buahnell, in
order to keep the Socialist President
out of office sixteen years from
now, to keep the Colonel In office for
another sixteen years? Who would
dare Intrust the government to any
one else? The Colonel has told us
that his sole experiment in selecting a
successor in 1908 was a horrible blun?
der, according to bis own evidence, and
he ould not safely repeat ths exper?
iment. Why not make the Colonel a
lifer and completely discourage the
Socialists?
SAFFJTY OS RAILROADS.
Nine more live* have been sacri?
ficed to the speed mania In railroad
travel. This time an engineer took,
a cross-over from one track to another,
at a speed of over forty-five milea an
hour, although specific orders to re?
duce the rat? to fifteen miles an hour'
had been printed*. The New Tork j
papers are speculating on who was
to blame and what will remedy the
trouble. In this case, the road holds >
that the engineer was guilty of dls-;
?bedienee But the schedule to keep
up with wh:<-h he had to "make time.'
was enforced by the company. The
engineer had to take a chance, or get;
hauled up for not ''ranking time "
Sometimes, it !?? due to a bad rail:
i
sometime to a signal set wrong. som?
tlmo to an overworked telegraph oper- ?
a tor who sets his orders twisted. Th*",
remedies proposed are better rails, no
drinking. a-l-sWl cars, and so forth. |
But i? not the whole rase much
simple- than this' Th* majority of
wrecks aro caused fhy putting a strain j
on the morhari'.sm ?f the road, "itherj
h-imai or material that cannot ho en?
dured without cracking. In the
sire to save time and make fancy
ach? I :'??? and guaranteed trips. th?
trsfTV Is ?rre*"l?-d up until there |s n"t
s rr.'-ri.r.t nor an Inch of safety mar
trln >ft Th- slightest failure of any'
? " ? thousand dellrate and rim
T ..t<d elements will revult In cer?
tain disaster. Sooner or later under
??;ch s -trat? som? element must fail
The r? en't is death
uae Irving to make s.if.
h\ va-.ou* devices speed that Is Im -
p'?? ? > for any equipment and that
all-wa r.o margin for sre'den* The
' ?' ?.?;*< k must be the rragv
? 1* T'?'--.le have or getting fr'-m '
r? r'a-' to another la th* shortest;
'Cere and A* the dot Until spe. t
r-ar.-a I. Jee??r??d. *<*>drnts doe to
?r re service will be inevlt
Tw? nssttrvT. or wr.woftT.
'.' '' '"' f"r To- Tliaes-Irlsgstch?
r t -neee th.ner? 1 have told yea
? ?a: a -n the time shall rotpe yc?
jsaay rea?<wttwr that I toed yo* of
. th?m at Jon? 1S-?
I It *s aot ?Mg* that s* great a
philosopher as Jesus should hare tak?
en nocount of tint laws at kino. Ha
know what the psychology*!* hare
been eanturles fa nadln*-' eat. Bo
knew the laws of the human mind; Be
understood what' we so often forget?
tbe ?ata?' nad the permanenoe of mem?
ory.
In the harry et to-day we often
search aimlessly through the rubbish
of oar mind, and because we cannot
' find the exact information we went
I we say ws cannot remember. But mem?
ory is as sure and as certain as the
existence of ths soul.
And our Lord ssems to have placed
great value upon mental Impressions.
He was constantly teaching his dis?
ciples things which they did not un?
derstand and which frequently cloud?
ed their faces with perplexity. Bore
than once He replied to their queries
that all these things would come back
to them in future years when some
new experience would not only suggest
them, but would bring the eolutlon
and Interpretation which only exper?
ience can give. And so He went on
filling up the records la their minds,
not for Immediate use always, but
satisfied that memory would be Its
work and that after years would find
them well equipped by tkess very facts
which experience would illumine and
explain, to carry on the work of teach?
ing.
In the gospel of which our text is
taken the Master has Just been stat?
ing truths which for tho mo?
ment were unlntelllblle to His disci
pics, but He neither uttered nor felt
misgivings, as to their ability to carry
on His teachings after Hs was gone
"But these things I have told you
that when the time shall corns you
will remember that X told you of
them,"
Certainly all of this has a very prac?
tical lesson for every man sad woman.
And So those whose happiness and
whose loved ones death has touohed,
this promise has become a blesssd
reality. Ths world would be far hap?
pier it there were more fathers who
trusted to the memories of childhood
and who believed and loved their sons
sven while the son himself lay wal
lowing with swine. In the dissolute
life ot a far country.
It Is the power of memory that dives
the force to a mother's prayer; It is
tho power of memory that holds and
strengthens men in a faith that they
seem long to have forgotten and en?
ables them to put aside temptations
that no ons felt they could conquer.
That men are ellent and unrespon?
sive need not .'mply that they have
ceased to feel or to think. Ths herd?
ing of swine snd the revelry of the
dissolute may not be spiritual occu?
pation, but in ths midst of them all
an active mind may be busy with con
trasts and memory may cause the
heart to ache by picturing tho things
that might have been.
The prodigal son was not In church
when he came to himself. He was left
alone to the ministry of memory.
Starved by the things he fed on. his
mind retained the knowledge of bet?
ter days and led him to hope and re?
solution.
Even so in the sllenos. ths minds
of other men ere often hearkening to
the memories of earlier days and les?
sons. And for all those that sorrow
and for all those that through dark?
ness or doubt, through dissipation or
degradation, through pain and suffer?
ing, seek to come to themselves and
God. stands certain and unchanged the
promise "But these things I have told'
you. that when the time shall come
you may remembed that I told you of
them."
In view of the Increasing cost of'
Irving it will be necessary for the do- j
mestic science schools to add to their
curricula ounses In bow to make Wil-'j
lie's winter suit out of papa's last year's '
"pants." I
See you at the fair.
After November perhaps the Colonel
will go into "voodveeL"
We give it up. if Roosevelt has
written lOO.Ono letters he can never be
convicted of anything. Taking a hint
from the paternal Waller In Plckwith,
he has provided an alibi against every?
thing.
Why is J. I*. Morgan making no $100,
000 contributions to any fund for the
good of the government and tho peo-j
pie this year? Can It be that publicity;
b?:ng distasteful to tbe great man,
Perkins is dealing out the baksheesh
to the willing Theodore?
The Balkan crisis Isn't the thing that
is worrying turkeys in this country.
.Tuet as a real thriller, we think a
football gern?- between aeroplanes
might M r the Jaded nerves.
Th- geographers ? f the world are go
in*, to m<-?-t in Virginia this month In
order to discover what an Ideal coun?
try and climate is, so the rest of the
earth on be r?-nv>deiled along the same
lines. ? ,
I?ouht|esa both Will and Theodore
had to <i,ew an apple ?fte- taking old!
F>r Wiley s pr?-?' rtptlon for them. j
Nothing like the electric fan these'
'Vt..|*r dart'
A scientist asys that the speed mania
hab converted many automoMllsta Into
nervous wreck* What about the folks
In the s'reet that have to dodge?
j What M better than Old Virginia
. sweet potatoe pie seasoned with mus
' tard?_
The Bell Moese readers nav* taken a
fs.s-year lease on their new head
1 quarters in Boston, but then Its al?
ways easy to sublet.
IF HORSES WERE AUOWpTOB
THE STREETS AS FAST AS AUTOMOBILES OO.
By John T. MgOgjgggjj* _
EMPEROR NICHOLAS
GIVES HIS CONSENT
Duke of Leuchtenberg to Marry
Daughter of Berlin Privy
Councillor.
BT LA MARtllTSB DC FO*JT?J*OY.
EMPEROR Nicholas bM given a re?
luctant consent to the marriage
of his young kinsman. Prince
Alexander Romanoffsky. fifth
Duke of Lenebtenbersr, to Marianne
Friedlander Fuld, daughter of the enor?
mously wealthy Berlin Privy Council?
lor of that name, and who though a
Lutheran, is of Jewish origin. The <
Czar, however, stipulates that the mar- |
riage shall be of a morganatic char?
acter: that Is to say the bride will be
neither Princess Romanoffsky nor ;
Duchess of Leuehtenberg. but wlU re- j
ceive, either from the Czar or perhaps!
from one of the many petty German ]
sovereigns, the title of baroness, to?
gether with some other name, both of I
which will be borne by the children of
the union, who. as of morgantic birth,
will be debarred from the succession
to their father's name and honors
The duke who is far from rich, and
therefore glad to marry a great helres
is a Captain of the Russian Hussars of
the Guard, an A. D. C. of the Caar, s
Knight of the Order of St. Andrew and
is twenty-nine years of age. He is the
eldest son of the late Duke George of
Leuchtenberg, who died in Parts last
summer, by the letter's first wife.
Duehess Threao of Oldenbury. The
late duke afterwards married Princess
Stana of Montenegro, who, however,
divorced him to wed Grand Duke
Nicholas Nlcholaiovltch. the defactoi
generalissimo of the Russian army.
Tonng Duke Alexander of Leuchten- j
berg Is the senior descendant of that,
Eugene de Beauharnals, son of Empress t
Josephine by her first marriage and
stepson of Emperor Napoleon. It may
be remembered -that Eugene married
. daughter of the King of Bavaria,
who bostowed upon Wm the Bavarian ,
Dukedom of Leuchtenberg. His eldest
son entered the Russian army, and mar?
ried Grandduchess Marie, favorite
daughter of Caar Nicholas t. who
created Wm Prince Romanoffsky. Duke
Alexander is his grandson and prin?
cipal heir. _
With regard to the German Embas?
sy in London, now vacant through the
sodden death of that most masterful
and able of Teuton diplomat* Baron
Marshall von Bieberstein, it Is curl-!
ous that the only three men ??"???^
as llkelv to be appointed to the poet,
hare "ach of them American connec-j
tlons. namely: Count John R*?"?*- j
the German Ambassador at Washing|
ton who has sa American wife, in the ,
of the former Miss Jeanne.
Stir, of New York: B-ronWU-.
Ham von Stumm, who is under Secre- ?
tare of State for Foreign Affairs In
wilhelmstraeee. at Berlin and,
irhoee ancle. Baron Ferdl?an? von
Stumm former Ambassador at Mad?
ridI?'married to ?ss raailne Hoff?
man of X?w Tork; while the third
P^py,,,^. Hermann Hatxfeldt former
,* lZ "retsrv and rhwrae dAffatre* st 1
Washington, and whose "
Vi?? Helen Moulton. of New York.
The prince I? now German V.- ? ?
n-n1t?Mentlsry 'r, Ettypt. knows Eng?
end ^tremelv well, owlnr to **??
ron-.ectlon ?Ith the German Emjbaasy
{here: wh-n his father, ?he late roor.t
Paii1 Hatsf-Mt. represented ?he Kaiser
Tt he court of St J-tmen Ho Is mar
r?e-d to mrovtesa Marie von Stumm
and moet Intimate frr*n?? of the Ger?
man erownprincess. who rwttrlhuted ?
kTaaj small dear" to bring about the,
match Msrle von Stumm la a daugh?
ter of that B?ron Ferdinand von
Stumm above mentioned as J??"*;
ambassador st Msdrtd. snd ?f hi*
American wlf?. Paolin- Hoffman, whll?
mm amhasaadors son and naraesake)
Ferdinand Stnmm. while ?-cretary of
the Embassy at Wssh'nrtcm, marrle?
there M.aa r^nstane? Hort of ?bat
city snd Is now attached to the Pr?s-,
staa Legation *t ?ottgart.
ail three candidates, namely aV?ra-|
BtorsT Baron William von Stamm, and
fMnre Hermann Hatif-ldt have arpea?
many veer* 'n England connected
with t??- Kaiser* Kmhnnay. and have
nrowonrtced English avm-n.fh!ee This.
whT ?t is *n &BSFWW*W*
?,? their sovereign, s* MMM to
eewtrib-ate to tbe>*cr-*? of tt^lrmla
elon. I? s drawback In the oplntean of
thosi. German* wb*> see la England the
en^fetnd.*- aad who sr. boat so a
war tmoner or later with Great Brtt
*lrrrae* f4ertaawa tt*4sf*.e*t _i
the ?lotdatpt *JB*"ltl^ ' ntrr'
than Count Bernstorff or Baron Wll-1
helm von Stumm, and is more likely
than any c f the others to receive the
epp<>iDltarst Through ths death of j
his uncle, the Ute Prince Alfred Hatz
fellt, he le tery rich and the owner |
I or gros? lac'dt d estates In Germany.:
! whtle his wife too. Is a great heiress.
Through his n other be is a a eat
grandson of old professor Caesar Metx
tbe best known teacher of dancing in
New Tork In tbe early half of the
nineteenth century. His classes were
attended by the Ute William Astor, as
Caroline Schermehorn. by the late
Mrs. John Jay. by Stnyvesant Fish's
i mother when she was a young girl,
and. Indeed, by most of those maidens
who afterwards developed into power?
ful leaders of New Tork society; lead?
ers possessed of graces of carriage,
deportment and courtesy, and above
all of a dignity and refinement of man?
ner that are strangely lacking In this
twentieth century. The professor's
, daughter, Cesarine was renowned for
her beauty, and won the heart and
the hand of Colonel Moulton of Al
I bany, and It was their daughter. Helen
J who married the late Count Paul Hatz
i feldt and through him became the
mother of Prince Hermann Hatifeldt.
! Lord Cranworth. whose book en
[ titled "A Colony In the Making.' just
J published by Macmlllans, and dealing
with British East Africa, contains a
number of references to ex-President
: Theodore Roosevelt, and to his son
| Kermit, makes his home In that part
[ of the world with his yonng wife, his
i eight year old boy and his four year
old girl, having closed up Letton Hall
; and Grundisburgh Hall, his country
I seats in Norfolk and Suffolk. Though
| his peerage is of modern creation,
j having been one of the last to be be
1 stowed by Queen Victoria Jost before
her death, hie family ie an ancient one
> and its patronymic of Gurdon. taken
from G>>urdon. near Cabors. on the
' borders of Perigord, in France, figures j
I on the Roll of Battle Abbey, as having I
I been represented by one of Its bearers 1
i at the Battle of Hastings, under the I
I flag of William the Conqueror. Sir!
Adam de Gurdon. a lineal ancestor of ?
1 Lord Cranworth. who was one of the
leaders of the Simon de Mont ford re
j bellien, was defeated in single com
} bat In the New Forest by Prince Ed
i ward, afterwards Edward I., who sub?
sequently pardoned him and entrusted
him with high office The arms grant?
ed by Edward L to his defeated adver.
sary are still borne by the Gurdon I
family of which Lord Cranworth kfj
the chief.
Lord Cranworth - father received j
his peerage largely through the influ- i
en.-e of King Edward when Prince of!
Wa!en For Robert Gurdon. ss he was'
then, was one of tbe principal county i
magnates of Norfolk, the County In I
which Sandiinrham la situated, and ?
therefore a neighbor of the royal mas.
Sar and mistress of .nandtingham Hall,
the Chairman of the roenty Council,
and of the Quarter Sessions King
rid ward need often to shoot over the
Ivetten Hall estates of his friend Boh
Gurdon. In Norfolk shirr, a plsce which
has been In the Gordon family since
the rcisrn of Queen Elizabeth, when
I John Gsrdon obtained it through his
1 marriage with the only child and heir. I
esa of William Brempt on. whose peo?
ple had made their home there for.
three centuries previously
Lord Cranworth served through the
! South A mean War. married In ltd 11
Buss Vera Ridley a niece of Lord
Ridley, and one of the prettiest girts
erf her season, and le very popular
! among the English colony nut in East
! Africa, where he Is an extremely im?
portant member of the community. He
1* well known ss sn African trave>r.
and probably knows more shout the i
remote districts of Abyssinia than j
anv other Englishman now living I
.ropyrlght. I ?12. by the Brent wood i
Company >
Voice of the People
To the Editor of the Tlaesw-Dlapatch |
Mr.?f nder the eesejea, "Denounces .
LKuor Rale at Fair." yen pubttsh a
rotnmunt.-etlen frees Jen* E Beate, ot |
Hague, wh ch SSSkes the following
reference to me.
?I rsr napllsi Qesersl Association at
Norfolk last fstl ded tale (protected
against Sale of liquor > Several ef oar
preachers hs IMeshnwesd frees theSr pel
aba** recently dsns tMs, and Pr-nt
Westenseilsad Darts and has as*
a misapprehension. While deeply m?
terested in the success of Um State
Fair. I have no official connection wltk
it or with its management.
WESTMORELAND DAVIS.
Leesbors;, Vs.
Tbe Midnight Raa. ??
'For The Times-Dispatch. 1
L
He gathered unto him h:s soul on that
momentous night.
For all the harsh winds were a-blow,
and feehle waa the light
Of those the brown November eves.
descending o'er vales ,
Down from the nursery of the skies
where all the giddy gales
Are born unto the hovering clouds and
to the hoary hills;
And yet there failed not what the lore
of every ajre distils?
Repose unto ? wearv world in its tre?
mendous flight;
But not to him the halm of rest in
the sweet arms of night.
IL
For he muet ae the storm-wing be,
over the world away.
Over the fields and over the streams.
before the lavish day
Flings down the starry gold as from
the gateway of the East
It comes like thrilling melodies unto a
gorgeous feast.
Thus with the lines of duty set. wher?
ever It may be.
That Fate shall fling her challenge out
of the old mystery.
He goes as one may go unto the (Urion
call, afar.
Of battle, while the soul exults above
the fear of war.
1IL
'Twas thus he held that solemn night
the lever of his power.
And thundered over the rails ae though
he cried tbe awful hour.
When, lo' the wrath of God comes
forth to smite a godless age.
And A'te rusnes to the feast of Death
with quenchless rage.
On. and ever it thunders on. for since
the w orld began
What other victory so marks tbe
haughty son of man?
League after league across the plains.
or where the billows be.
And fling unto the rushing f.end the
challenge of the sea*.
IV.
Into the empire of the dark aa all the
hours drew
Unto the midnight, even as the blaring
hesdlight flew
Along the narrowing lines of steel, the
eye and Io. the soul
Of him flashed over the lane of light,
as one who aeeks to know
By all the steadfast stars, or by the
lordly sun aglow
With glory, what the coming hour or
hastening moment bears
For him who thus along the earth-born
peril swiftly fares;
Or to what secret destiny, or what In?
viting goal.
V.
There where the woodbind skirts the
way his spirit gently smiled
When over the rails the fleeing here
but scarcely leaped, beguiled
By ths fierce glare, or in the Held the
heifer fled, end turned
Anon to gase wild-eyed upon the roar?
ing fiend that burned
Its way into the shadowy walls and
dim embattlements
Of Old. Imprint Night; or flung afar
its sudden vents
Of rage. But lo: herw rould the eye.
alert for peril, see
A ghostly form in sombre robes before
his lightning flee?
VT
It fled within the sheltering edge of
the mysterious dark.
And ever its shoulder, turned Its vis?
age, sinister and stark
To the onrushing train, and still It
swiftly ned before
The lisht. end from tne etesdfast eye of
him who sternly bore
f'poa his soul the life and love com?
muted to hie care.
Devoting thus his life, and all. aa only
they may dare
Who are tbe manliest men. and worthy
of this holy trust:
And who shsll ssy that hero soul de?
scended from the dost?
BENJAMIN C. MoOMAW
Savannah. Vn.
?fill the water-pots with water." thog
He SSld;
And they that heard npfllled them
to the betes.
Twas sB their Beak, the quickening
dswu of red.
Tho chanre to warmth of
left to Him.
la that story oM a
r Jos* to do ear
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