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? Bp Tlno-Ptopatch Carrier Dollrorr Ser- ;
Jeiee ia Richmond (and suburbs) and Po- j
Mora bar*? Ob? Wach.
-Dally with Sunday. 15 cents
; Dolly without Sunday. 10 cents
Muaday only. ? cents
Enters? January St. 3S05. at Richmond. Va, j
laa Mcon<.c:ui matter under act et Confrasa
. af March t 187?. _^ j
MONDATV^OCTOBER~7~1911.
EXAMIXE THE FRANCHISE.
In cons'derlng bids for the electric
'light and power franchise, the Coun
'cii should be moved only by the de?
sire to protect the c'ty. The use of
the streets for fifteen years Is not a
gift to he made hastily or blindly.
Provisions must be incorporated that
iwyi absolutely guarantee tome ade?
quate return for privileges granted.
The streets are iot*to be made sub?
jects of speculation. The use of them
should only be sold when it is cer?
tain that the people of Richmond w?ll
be protected.
The franchise as at present framed
does not contain prov'sions that in?
sure an adequate serv<ee of any kind.
In the opinion of the city's counsel,
some of its provisions win be ex?
tremely difficult to lnforce. It puts
the burden of proof upon the city and
not upon the possible holders of the
franchise- A very small service o'.
l'ght or power would satisfy the de?
mands of the ordinance, without af?
fording sny real benefits to the con?
sumers of electricity.
The Times-Dispatch urges the Coun?
cil to subject this proposition to the
most searching scrutiny. It is possi?
ble to refer the measure to the Street
Committee for Invcstigaf/on and
amendment, if, in Its judgment, the
interests of the city are not proper?
ly safeguarded. There exists no
emergency that makes the Immediate
granting of these rights a necessity.
A new Council has come into exis?
tence since the original discussion of
the franchise. Its members should be
?informed as to the exact nature and
?extent of the rights it is asked to
sell The Council should examine the
measure with the single aim of help- j
lng Richmond, and act accordingly. j
THE OUTLOOK t* CHI\ V.
Dr. Morrison, the political adviser of
China, who. It is generally conceded,
knows about as much, if not more,
about the country than any other
Occidental, dispels in a recent inter?
view many illusions regarding the
internal situation there. According to
Dr. Morrison, the condition Is not one
of chaos socially, politically or finan?
cially. Contrary to the representa?
tions of many, the outlook he consid?
ers exceedingly bright.
Trade, he says, has reached a "rec?
ord": the soldiers who used to prey
upon the country when dismissed pen?
niless from the army now receive their
pay and become useful and quiet citi?
zens; no one desires the return of the
Manchus, because every one recognizes
the difference between gross rapacity
and sincere attempt to govern decently;
dally newspapers and cheaper tele?
grams carry enlightenment through?
out the land; the Christian calendar
fias been cQcially adopted. Sunday is
accepted as a day of rest, and the peo?
ple are spending their evenings in
large measure in reading, since they
are no longer driven to the solacing
use of cpium.
Dr. Morrison admits that it is essen?
tial -to the-continued progress and gen?
eral pacification and complete unifica?
tion of China that she have a strong
central government, financed by the
powers and controlled by them through
"the medium of finance." But he draw5
a distinction between central govern?
ment through that medium and the
political medium. More than that, he
affirms that China does Tot need the
amount of money the six-rower syn?
dicate was so anxious to advance her.
Dr. Morrison's exposition simply
confirms the Impression that so far at
least as some of the proposing pow?
ers were concerned, their desire tc
help China out of her difficulties was
prompted more by the hope ?J secur?
ing* a mortgage or. her that would
finally spell partition thin by ar.ythSr.g
else. However, be tr.at ?? ;t may. we
kave an insight into Chinese affairs
which Is fuller of promise that the
republic has come to rr.Q :re ;?rid that
the forces of civilization arc r?al ar.d
destined to be coatir.jias t - n .-.;.>?
that haa been afforded s:nce the reve?
lation was preripitate 1
It IS noticeable tha* even ?orr.e of
the foreign papers that m
"regret on Calna's aoceai failure
Of the sis pov. era' ;v>a?>. negot.*?.o:i?
confess that Dr. Morr'.sor. is not given
to over-optimism sr.d that h:s asser?
tions end views are eatitltd to excep
Cloaal respect.
ClUXO-.tMCRK *"??.
The ca-i from Oreece far Its wamse;
eons !n Atneri a ;?? to f.crr. for
the father land, direr ts attest.or. to
what s valuai i' * . tloa to oar popu?
lation the sons of Hellas bass ptaaed.
The rapidity ar. 1 ?.t 'erpr.?. w.th wfcj<-h
these youths have tsk' u . or themselves
certain small, but in.por?*r.t Industries,
aad the adaptability to Aw?:f?n con?
ditions, most bar. etrtjrfc .v?r a -?t.
aal cbeerver. Th?v
country a fiel^ ' ? many e<*iairabi?
undertakings si?d 1 ive s?iz?d th?!r -.r
aertnaltlee w.th profit bv'.h to their
adopted countT and themselves Al?
anen* eaalraeaaJiy these yeusg gssa
aase aaowa tasaaaalTsa qvtek. tsstae
trteas. well ???Bf ?<l, leW-ebldlng.
and Intelligent. They are both enter
I prising and agreeable. Their many
good qualities flt them for making ex.
cellent citizens.
They have shown a peculiar apti?
tude for taking advantage of small
openings and creating a dsmand for
their services. They have modernised
many of our small trades. Within a
few years they have changed the busu
ness of shining shoes from the hap?
hazard methods of the casual and in?
efficient African boy. to a skilled trade.
The quick and comfortable process of
blacking shoes IS a small parlor seems
largely due to the initiative of the
Greek. The hat-cleaning establish?
ment, the email fruit and ga,*l stands,
and the small-wares shop are tokens
of their genius for making themselves
essential. Thoy have entered largely
into the restaurant business, and have
set a standard of cleanliness and
cheapness worthy of praise.
There has been some talk of the
subjection in which many of these use?
ful citizens at e lit Id. The suggestion
that anything approaching the padrone
system is in vogue has been denied
by the Hellenic societies and leaders,
and the apparently contented and
prosperous air of the youths them
selves strengthens the denial. j
As a whole the Greco-Americans
mind their own business and minds1
it well. They are alert; they read
and learn; they pick up the language,
quickly. They seldom come in con-;
fiict with the police, or their neigh- j
bors. They are eminently "desirable.'
citizens," and bid fair to become of j
increasing Importance in the Indus- j
trial life of the country. i
RICHMOND IS HOST.
Richmond -welcomes with heartiest
feelings the visitors to the State Fair.
The doors are open and every man,
woman and child this week has the
keys of the city. Whatever hospitali?
ty and good will can do to make our
Suests have a good time will be done.
The city Is proud to act as host for
the whole State, and have its share in
helping the progress and prosperity
of all of Virginia. The fair belongs
to the State, just as Richmond does,
and together they are going to serve
the State. There will be no outsid?
ers th's week. I is home-coming time.
The exhibits have been gathered
with the idea of showing Virginians
the wealth and importance of their
home land. They will afford impres?
sive evidence of the vast material re?
sources of the Old Dominion. They
will prove an inspiration and a Just
source of pride. Their educational in?
fluence will be of profound importance.
By comparing methods and learning I
? nr-w ones, by exchanging ideas and j
cxper'ences, by viewing the schieve
ments in every line of agriculture and
1 manufacture and by studying the prac?
tical demonstrations of improved lm
' plemcnts. the visitor cannot fail to
carry sway some hint that will profit
;his own industry. In this connection
: it should be noted that a fair is no
! longer merely an agricultural exposi?
tion. It aims to improve the living
conditions of all the people. The value
of all State activities is a part of its
! lesson. The importance of women in
the common life has been emphasized,
land among the most interesting fea?
tures of the entire exhibit will be
those devbted to feminine achieve?
ments .
? The carnival feature has not been
; forgotten. A hundred amusements
; have been provided. There will be no
'dull hours. In addition to the spe?
cial features, Richmond offers all its
I'leasures to its guests. The homes I
and hearts of her people welcome the j
whole state.
j REDUCED TO TBE ABSURD.
Now comes the Amherst New Era.
' * dited by former Judge C J. Camp
. bell, and solely deposes that the peo
j pie should adopt the proposed con- j
Mitutional amendments which would
have the effect of permitting city 1
treasurers and city commissioners of
the revenue to hold office indefinitely.
11 'The people in a recent election de
! elded as to county treasurers and com?
missioners of the revenue, and by a
narrow margin failed to apply It to
!the cities.'- avers the New Kra. Let
particular attention be dtrected to an
irKument neatly compressed into a
phrase: "by a narrow margin." That
j is a stock argument which the of?
ficeholders havt been shouting ever
> since the people in 1*10 decided that
> city treasurers and city commission
(?:? of V..r revenue sho-iid not have
I
unlimited t'-i;',re o? office.
"Oy a narrow margin." indred. The
proposed amendment which allows un?
limited tenure tu county treasurers
and ,-"rr.rr.;ss*or.er? of the revenue was
-.I' i-ted in liiO by a majority of 1,437.
Are 1.4*7 vot? ? a broad margin? If
are. then what about the 1.514
r:t\ by which the amendment al?
lowing the city treasurers and city
<ommissioners ef the revenue ur.lim
Hl i IrmWi was defeat.;!' If 1.5?4
f'njtitute a "narrow margin."
v.'. i ?- 1 i?; votes? If 1.(44 votes sre
s "narrow margin," tn -n isn't ft logi?
cal and wouldn't it be Just to recon
s'.dtr tte amendment affecting the
? (.Sr'rs end vote t down?
Moreover, does the 35ew Krs take
tr. ;>that wh-rcver an elee
turr? or. s ?rr.sll majority the
? ;<??.? -; ?r ? .'d t-.e g^eiar'-d null and
;*.oid i'.?'. n- M over aga'n'* By su^h
t? t. ;:.-? wotiid jr. ca?<
Juds* Wkt?on retains hts seat In the
esomst w:tn ? .r.rr???man Tsmb-il.
r? v. itheie?? have the election ovtr
again because Jv*dg? Watson's ma?
jority was declared to be only ?4gTM?
; Would ?V New Kra Insist tfcat *'o?4
roe w ? . . ?r? r..- i ;
'eVncy by t?-sj ?i?<-t?.r?: wf*. ?<, id
:r ?? ' otejsj Bfjneal M -J<??? fel
>*? ?i?-*t"4 "t> a r.srrow msrgia""
I A majority of the vntts cast 1? any
I'.'.t.on by the people constitute the
?n ?*- *? ??????. wt themww*
???mm te thiak that a ntajortty I? an*
a majority whoa it is by a "narrow
marg'n." When tha paople -?y a aar
?row margin" defeated the pending
{smesdmnat tn ltlO they registered tha
jwlu of the people, hat since they did
not realster the will of the offlcshold
jers. of course, they really did not
.speak at all, and they didn't know
'what they were votin? on and they
i didn't "see the light." and anyway.
! what's the Constitution between office
> holders? If the people agree with the
i officeholders, they are sovereigns; if
they don't agree, they are mistaken,
and they'll have to keep on voting
till they do. Why oot frame up a new
Constitution, and Instead of heading
? it. "We. the people." make it, "We.
'the officeholders?"
; TREATING CONVICTS AS MEN.
Oregon's experience in handling her
; convicts contains profitable lessons
:for other States. Formerly revolt was
common within the walls of the State
prison-house. The inmates were dis- !
contented and rebellious. The Oregon |
Penitentiary created an annual deficit
of $40.000.
I Eight months ago Governor Oswald ?
'. West, a former carpenter, installed
an honor system among the convicts.
I in his State, and It has worked with :
; remarkable success
j ruder the Oregon plan, convicts are ;
supplied with some incentive to do j
good work. Unguarded, they are sent 1
away to other State Institutions to j
work. They are employed on the j
roads. A gang was lately sent from
a distance of 200 miles . without a
guard. When they reached their des?
tination, they pitched their tents and ?
went to work, and are still at work. |
Each man, before his departure, gave
his word of honor that he would not >
attempt to escape, and that be would I
prevent others from escaping. So
they are their own keepers and the ,
keepers of their fellows.
The men employed on the road are
paid by the municipalities and coun?
ties requiring- their services. The j
convicts employed at the insane j
asylums, tuberculosis aanltorium* and ?
Industrial schools earn $1 per day. of
which each worker gets 25 cents. The
men placed on the honor roll are the
men of good deportment who have
earned good treatment
Under the honor system of handling .
convicts, the deficit which has always ,
burdened the taxpayers heavily has
been converted into a substantial sur?
plus. Last year the honor system
made $2,000 above all expenses, and.
In addition, supplied $14,000 worth of
bricks to various other State Insti?
tutions.
So well has the plan worked out
that Governor West has placed much
confidence in a number of individuals.
One of these was serving a life sen?
tence for murder. His aged father
in-law and mother-in-law mortgaged
their home to get him a lawyer. The
Governor heard that the mortgage
was about to fall due. and that the
aged and infirm couple would probably
lose their home. He called In the
convict and told him that he might
have his liberty long enough to lift
the mortgage. At the end of six
months the convict returned to the
penitentiary, having paid off the mort?
gage, and having vindicated the confi?
dence placed in him.
Nothing is ever lost by the humane
and rational treatment of the Im?
prisoned.
WHY BEEF IS CHEAPER 1*4 ENG?
LAND.
From 1900 to 1910 the population of
the United States Increased about
15.000,000. In the same period the
total number of Standard meat animals
decreased 19,714,000. There wore
5,?14.000 fewer beef cattle. 9.100.000
fewer sheep and 1.700.000 fewer bogs.
That Is the explanation packers and
stock raisers give for the Increase in
the price of meats, and It is valid.
At the same time American-raised
meats sell in England for loss than in
the United States. In August, accord?
ing to the Springfield, Repujbllcan,
American sirloin of beef sold in Lon?
don for 19 1-2 cents, when New York
had to pay 28 cents.
The reason for the discrepancy Is
that in the London markets oar meats
compete with those from South Amer?
ica and have to be sold at South Amer
The New York Journal of Commerce)
states that consular records show that
Argentina, wrtn a population of only!
IjtMssX has :?.i:4.v00 beef cattle.
CT.SSi.OvO sheep. 1.204,181 hogs?more;
than thirteen and a half meat animals
per capita. Uruguay, with a popula?
tion of 1.400.00*. has 8.200.090 beef;
csttle ksVMtMl sheep. 500 hogsa-twea
ty-four per capita. The United States,
is sail to have lees than two per can-!
He Vet- :s the Baltimore Sen pats
the case, "we will not open the ?oor to
countries whirb have plenty of cattle
and can f jjplj cheaper beef, pork sad
mutton ?
England import* almost all of her
meau out s we raise. Prices, however,
are lower in Esgiand than la dsaertca
Englsnd places as tariff oa meats
We do. and the packlag and distribu?
tion are to a Croat faarrsi coatrolled
by a trust powerful asjasnja to tx
prices
General Grant's picture will he on
the new 11*.W0 bills, ant those who
wt*h nis likeness aaa vet It cheaper
Is the playing of football by mafias!
<< ,>ge stndaata a part of the eesjisa
In prsctlce of surgery?
Here's true college spirit for you:
Vannevar Bash, a at a teat at Tuft's, ss
:.-?>? office', had the right to rast
tr?? rie^ieing vote sad eld sa. thereby
?'o ?> tins Ms rival with a horn
he was lied ia the race far class pros
_ to Vm?im AI
WUlte TuiBiai hu learned bow to
chow tobacco, ana whoa ho arrows up
ho will probably either bo a baseball
pitcher or a member of the Supreme
Court.
There ain't nothing that a feller
wants worse than a safety pla when
he wants It
It U purty Bear time for the old
fashioned tad with the chin whisker to
j begin predicting a hard winter.
There are goin' to be a lot of people
I disappointed in the outcome of tho
election, and it wouldn't be an election
If there wasn't
One of the things that are hard to
understand la that the tight skirts,
with only a yard of material in 'em.
cost more than the. old-fashioned ones
with about ten yards j
Amry Higgins. who is tired of Ufs.
! Is Inventing a new-fangled aeroplane, i
Two married couples passed through
1 Sunday on their way Bast. Tho reason
j we know they were married is because
I the men were In one rig and the women
i in the other.
The usual number ot freak bets are
being recorded. Mr. ?11 Higgins, the!
astute and enthusiastic Bull Moose,i
will stand on his bead on tho tip of]
the church steeple for two hours and'
a half if Taft Is elected, and in case!
Roosevelt is elected Mr. Samuel rick-;
ens will do the same thing. Lern Jor-j
dan. who is a Democrat says it Is
purty safe bet either way.
We Couldn't idee WMbeat These.
Caruso tomcats.
Hot mines pla.
New York police scandals.
Campaign promises.
Yellow automobiles
Furniture polish canvassers.
Ab EeUter'a Seltleewy.
There are moments when the life ofj
a country editor hardly atoms worth]
living, fleeting moments, perhaps, but,
Intense moments nevertheless. The
editor of the Sunfleld Sentinel expe?
rienced one of these moments recently,
according to the following, which is
taken from his valuable paper:
"When a girl with a face like a
cream puff marries a youth who never
earned a dime outside a shooting gal?
lery, the editor has to paint the bride
as a radiant vision of blushing beauty
and the groom as a 'rising young busi?
ness man.* or else disappoint an expec?
tant circle of delinquent subscribers.
If the editor falls to spread a two-col?
umn obituary over a prominent citi?
zen, who never paid a grocery bill
outside of the Justice court he Is liable
to bo waited upon by some two-fisted
relative of the deceased with an infu- ?
rlated air and a punch In either hand." j
The Geod Old Days.
There were no reckless auto burs
In the good old days of Adam;
No turkey trots or bunny hush
In the good old days of Adam.
There were no agents selling books.
There were no hold-up men or crooks.
No stars get by upon their looks,
In the d old days of Adam.
There were no squeaking phonographs
In the good eld days of Adam;
No homemade tombstone epitaphs
In the good old days of Adam.
There were no cats camped on the
fence.
No grocery bills that were Immense;
They worried not about expense
In the good old days of Adam.
There were no politician sharks
In the good old days of Adam.
To prey upon the easy marks.
In the good old days of Adam.
No Congress pulled off wondrous deeds
In caring for the country's needs;
Folks dug up their own garden seeda
In the good old days of Adam.
They didn't hare a weather man
In the rood old days of Adam.
To run things on a strenuous plan,
la the rood old days of Adam.
There were no prowling trusts to
fight.
No burglars to break in at night;
Life must have been worth living quite.
In the good eld days of Adam,
e ? ?
And a few of the other things that
Adam didn't have to pat up with are:
Relatives
Chronic story-tellers.
Prickly underwear.
Pianolas.
Garlic salad.
Amateur Tetrauinls.
Storage eggs
Life insurance agents.
Birthday suspenders.
Peg-top trousers
Outing flannel nighties.
Each morn he sent bar violets.
Esch eve he sent her roses;
That's what the fair young channel
rota
Before her man proposes
But after they are married and
Tha honeymoon turns soar.
The only thlnr *e sends home Is
The luscious cauliflower.
Voice of the People
To ths Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?While this writer holds ao
brief for Attorney-General Williams.
J*t. after reading the assault made
upon him by R 11. Williams, of Crews.
Vs.. he feels Impelled to defend him.
To begin st the beginning, that Is.
with Samuel W. Williams himself. I
have known him for msny pears, and
think by this time I understand him
pretty weU. Saas Williams la a man
of fine Intellect, indomitable win, and
devoted to Virginia sad the South, and
while quick to resent an Insult, will
i um? ?V (elIm ?it credit far mWmW
'th- ?trenfcth f NT ?? ?hat helnt ???
rterT?,ea?a#rh f traf yt? Beer ?**'<??
iismt a fat w?mmm rmm Ut W
THERE IS ONLY ONE SAFE ROAD.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[OawrrMM: ttfttl ft* *?? T.
always satisfy himself that one Is in*
tended before doing so.
And now to come to that part of the
Attorney-Generals alleged remarks
that gave R. M. Williams so much Of?
tense, to-wit: "Slsnderou* histories
written by lying Yankees."
Now, it Is plain they were written
by enemies of the South These writ?
ers were either "truthful Yankee* or
'lying Yankees," one or the other.
Now.-does R- M. Williams say they
told the truth about us? If so. hs
has no right to enjoy the courtesy of
Nottoway or of any other county In
Virginia.
If he concedes they lied about us.
why find fault with Attorney-General
Williams for calling them by their
right names. Suppression verl may be
good <n some cases, but it does not bold
when by so doing It may harm the
cause of truth Indefinitely.
Some lies fall by their own might,
but this is seldom historically true
when the time has passed when false
hoods could have been exposed by
writers who were living when the
fact* or events occurred.
Truth crushed to earth sometimes
ha* a hard time rising again, and this
seems to be one of the times.
Now, Mr. Williams seems to think
that when a Southern man uses harsh
language that he Is necessarily narrow
and prejudiced, and while "soft words
butter no parsnips." neither are they
used to express Indignation.
Perhaps words spoken in tones of
whispering humbleness by Southern
orators on such occasions as he de?
scribes Is what he would like
He oven intimates thst Northern
money Invested In the South should
make us hold our tongues when lies ;
sre discovered In so-called histories
placed in the hands of our children
and taught as truth.
And not doing this Is the crime of
Attorney-General Williams. When we
see or hear R- W. Williams or any
other Northern man lifting up his
voice or nslng his pen defending the
people among whom he has cast his
lot from those base slanderers on our
people there will be no necessity for ,
Samuel W. Williams or any Southern
man coming to their defense If you
oT they have not done so. what right
have yon to crltldxe others to the |
manor horn for doing so? ? I
Not satisfied with denouncing the
Attoraey-Geaeral. yoa wish to Inflict
punishment upon him by taking hi* of?
fice Torn him *nd having as a socees
sor'som? one who M[not shock your
sense of nroprety. And as you nave
trtod so hard to show the Attorney
General s bad ?^?^eTE0.**d
fraln from sota? allusion to his gooa
l ^the first Place, lie 1. 2" "??
fa* Virginia never had a mere watch?
ful mdustrtons or Attorney
General than "Sam* WniUins.
Hs? any one so far accused him of.
stt^ntx ? wrong opinion, or a wrong i
SSS^SSTth? lsw. or the State
i?^elSw*Sf this ws hsrdly think the
ineootoof Virginia will turn him down
! ^u?. R V William.-, sens* of
i mmriatr has been shocked. No. sr.
Wimams. ye* do not live in the midst
of mmh^riven* as these, but you live,
move and have your being among the
inoMeslfl?*? PW'* ??? ?Ter dr*w
z3sr &Xm"**r ?==3
wmiam T. Sherman fee his atrocities
in Georg? and South Carolina, whose
"Wen to tb* ses" I* only paralleled
br^the march of the Infamous I>uke of
Alvo through the Netherlsnds On the
SLmmSm. Is aot -Marching Through
Georgia* still one of the most oopalsx
The Korth*ha. never asked for for
this nor Rec^^ructl mV.
horror* *** bow TXlTflZ
b? virtue of bte office. Is a member of
?me State Beard of Education, aad as
IZrk itlt bts 1?tr to examine the books
that go Into the hands of oor eblTdrew
tertes" palmed off *po* us ought he
through fmw of hurting the reel in es of
_isttssdr decline to speak oat la
meet In* aad denounce them as they
Should 1??T- *"rtlT *????*?? W
Uams to neither a terra-seTeeeeor a
Itek-s*ltt1e. bet a feerie-* defseder of
A ptesi swe rtnsSi ana*.
*Iw tb? Bdlter ?*f The T*me?-W spate*:
Mr.?While all thoughtful people In
I Virginia and .lsewhere deprecate and
: abllTT the crime for wblH the Allen?.
father and eon, are to pay the _ pen -
? alty I* November, Is it net inaajfssejy
I ?*J?st to tnel*s> a yoejng maa, mjm
jmm% r Vha aaam sategery wltb
hardened criminal ilk* Floyd Allen?
Z>oe? not the law make a difference in I
the oaae of persona under are, and
even of older persona charred with
their erst offense? Let hie punishment
be imprisonment tor a number of years
or even for life, but spare htm. for the'
sake of his j-outh. the full penalty of
the law. I am eure that every father
and mother In Virginia would be will. ,
1ng to make an appeal to the Governor j
for a commutation of hit sentence.
_ ??VIRGINIAN."
wehte Werk.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?In your issue of October J. yea'
pay a well merited compliment to the j
managers of the Home for Needy Con?
federate Women, under the heading.1
"Our Confederate 8? marl tana" if, how- j
ever, the tady to whom you refer aa
having been taken to the stooldlers',
Home and left there without funds, is
ana one from Pittsylvanla County, who]
s few months bafck had the same ea- j
perlene*- and is now In the Home for
Needy Confederate Women, we wish to
ssy that It is ths pride of the members 1
of ths Rswley Martin Chapter. Chat- 1
ham. Va. thst the chapter, with the
assistance of the relief fund. Virginia!
Division. United Dsughters of the Con?
federacy, the Chatham Baptist Church {
and two nephews of the lady, are pay?
ing the sum required for her malnts- i
nance In the home.
MRS. W. C N. MERCHANT
Chatham.
A Ceraaeld Caians.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch: I
Sir.?I saw some time ago In The j
Times-Dispatch where one Mr. Gordon.,
of your city, wanted the words to the
old song. 1 lay flve dollars down snd
count them one by one." which was
the chorus I do not recall the words,
but I send other words which be or
any one else csn sing to the same tune.;
when he lays his tea dollars down to|
aid the Wilson campaign fund.
The words can be sung to the tune.
"Who Struck Billy Patterson."
If he don't know the tans. If he
win mn over to our town I will hum
It for him. I cant do much singing,
as I Injured my voice calling hogs,
before daybreak, during sis very time,
before the war. F. B ROBERTS.
Chase City.
Election day la
Go out to the polls.
Go down In your bosoms men,
Aad heave out year souls.
Chorus:
m lay tan dollars down,
i And count them ana by
That when the vote Is
I Wood row Wilsons w
j Some eats for money;
Half-hearted Democrats
?t
The aid "Bun Moose- Roosevelt.
The "big elephant" Taft
Chat beat WoosVew Wilson
With an their mighty graft
I Taft rides aa elepbsat.
Roosevelt rides a moose.
I They'll not be In the race.
Raw Wilsons steeds turned loose
Egotisttc Roosevelt,
Steam-roller Taft.
Against all final W
How ft aukae ass
I Taft aad Roosevelt to
I WeTi send] the "Moese- to Oyster
ITura htm out to grase.
Then ban fret veer
WeTi go down to Washington
Fat Tart ea
Send him to Ms sweat home
There te resaatn
Then whoa Mar re. fourth comes 'round.
Want it be Sue. '
Te ma ever te Wash lag ten
And see that President mine.
QUERES &
ANSWERS
A4
Cma you give mm the address of Mr
Henry H?rgrave Dean?. John Blgektw
and Miss Dorothy Blgelaw ud Oovtr
nor Mo roholl. of Indien?? MRS a
City address I? 2 King". Bonoh Walk,
Temple, London, E. c.. England. Coun?
try addrr-M |S Heath field. Bushey Heath.
County Herts. England.
Mr. Bigelow is dead. The family
residence la 21 Oramercy Bark. Near
York CKy. where a latter will doubt
leas roach Mtas Dorothy Hgalew.
Governor Marshall's addraas la In
diaaa polls. I rid.
Please publish the bat of flow ere I
now adopted by name of ths fitstes,
that persons lnterseted In selecting a I
flower for Virginia may sea what ia|
left to choose from.
_MBA WM. GEMMEXJ. ,
Without discrimination whether I
these flowers were adopted by a legis-1
latsrs or by pnblic school children arl
by general acceptation, the Bat fa):
Alabama. ?Qoldenrod.
Alaska?Forget-me-not.
Arkansas?Apple blossom.
California?Golden poppy.
Colorado?-Columbine.
Connecticut?Mountain haare I.
Delaware?Peach bloaaem.
Florida?Orange blosaom.
Idaho- By i lags.
i1h note? Violet.
Iowa?Golden rod.
Kansas?Sunflower.
Kentucky?Golden rod.
Louisiana?Magnolia
Mississippi Magnolia,
Missouri?GoMenrod.
Banaaaanj Bitter root.
Nebraska?Go id en rod.
Mow Mealos Cactus.
Mew York?Goldenrod.
Worth Dakota?Wild rose.
Where may I find awt abwat thai
chances of eecariag a seeMasa ta wirae|
less^liligiaatry work? _ & J. B.
Write Intel national
A galdi grees MX 4M aad in
aa the lengths sa the order of
question. This Is
the saase seek ea
M> 14?
Nationd
City Bank

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