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FRIDAT. OCTOBER 1,~ 1912.
LET BO TAX-DOOUER ESCAPE.
The grand jury of the Hustings
Court, specially charged with the duty
of investigating delinquent taxes in
Richmond, is to be convened next Mon?
day. If it shall prosecute its inquiry
thoroughly and make the tax-dodgers
come to time it will be reward, d with
the warm support and commendation
of the people of the city. There can
he no doubt that it can add thousands |
to the State treasury by an i-fficient I
discbarge of its duty. When the re- I
turns are considered it Is easily seen
that Richmond has made a much bet
ter showing pr jportionately than j
other cities, but there must still be
hundreds here who evaded their plain '<
duty to the State by falling to report
their Income or bv returning It at an .
undervaluation. There were but ;.6I4
people In the cities of Virginia who f
returned income taxes: that fact Is it?
self a powerful indictment against the j
tax-dodgers in our cities.
Of course, the grand Jury should g I j
at this work from both ends of the 1
line. If It can hale into court a man '
who ought to have paid an Income tax 1
en. say. $60,000, it should do so, but j
let the investigators remember that i
they will bring just as much money j
into the State treasury if they wlTT j
liaul in twenty-five men each of whom J
failed to pay an Income tax on $2.000. j
The tax-evaders of great wealth must J
be Jerked up. but the men further
The people ot this city will applaud
anything the investigators may do fn
the way of reclaiming money right?
fully belonging to the State, for the i
people understand that the tax-dodgers
are adding t? their burden and sub?
tracting from the benefits which they I
would receive from a Justly supporter!'
government. Let the grand jury see
to it that no tax-dodger In Richmond .
THE RAILROAD PROBLEM AGAIN. J
Each day the railroad problem 's
assuming; a more prominent place In i
the public interest. With the general
Increase in prices a larger outlay has
teen required for railroad equipment |
and supplies. The advance in the cost j
ef living has also caused unrest and
dissatisfaction among employes and I
has made necessary concessions of
higher rates of remuneration. The net I
result is to be seen in ihe accounts i
of practically all of our carrle^. ,
Operating expenses have tended to ab- J
eorh an Increasing proportion of oper- j
at ion revenue, and. the consequent de?
cline in net income Is further ag?
gravated by the Increase In the In?
terest rates and the added costs to the
?allroads of borrowing capital.
The railroads during the past decade
stave attempted to offset rising costs by
economies in operation. More power- '
f ul locomotives have been Installed, j
and steel freight cars of large capacity!
have been used. By these means train '
loads have been in*reascd and the cost j
Sf transporting a ton ef freight in !
terms of labor, fuel ar.d administrative'
charges has been greatly reduced. The j
Vallroad managers now claim, however i
that the limits of possibility have been
Beached by this method of eeaawssy '
and that the only means of maintain -
Ing the credit of the railr?a.la and
Securing capital for much nced.-d ex?
tensions consists In raining freight j
sates. I? is sssert?d Obst the soasaaaa
e>f trade and industry during th? ni St
stew years call for the Investment tif
SJlArOO.OOf.s^O in addition.*.; trans
ayortation facllltler. and that th:s
enorooM* amo-inr of rap t ?; .artnot be
had unless anther;:-.- :?? gives the car?
riers to advance th';- freight chM'g.^
-Snad thus Insure a larger margin of
Safety to the Investor in the form of
?ugrrient?d re? f?rrifit< T?l :-.;rt? ? -
dkwSSBM sf their d'nutil for tilghT
freight rat?s. th<- -x . -m;..^ ?
also po".r.t tri- f '-. . ...
In this country are lower than tho*^
?f sny other industrial or tosr. n
The rall.-o?/1 l-f>i> ?n; 1 W*l
Coire the I * ?? * -dvai.c? ;?.
freight rates BSMl I twerts has joined
forces with the mtnarrrt Obviously
Ir.'ree?"? r?v?- ?? ? t-, trem a
g-?ate- lllteliho 1 ? i ? - ,?-<?. Th
oppos.te side of ?. -n Is takes
? 7 the r-,.p-"- forcibly ex
ar.sseA tr.-o:;rh the trathe association.
Of the cowatry Ttes fundamental
basis of their <;; :? put for?
ward la the argum-nt that Increased
transportation rha-g. . ? ar.
added tat upon bu?
It la denied that th- -a ? .!? \ *v
ffssasBBf fJaS ?asBB of eeeaesav la
management and la ssasA rraaav
portstion and that they in*.*
wltbla and sot withest far mor- ? as
a wee. It Is farther saner?, d \. the
AraAV ssaoriatletta that Rai - airbuts
fSSJ r???41r alu-**"'** t -
flu raaiui.sinc #?rnln??. !b*t
?M* rtctt ?r???'r1n? ??? mart*
nw??r~rn-rr ?no <-r.n???a* - ?
r f r|t# e<aaftae:at ?f their lc*jitir-,?-?
needs there to no Justification in the
claim of the carriers that higher rates
Congress has authorised the Inter?
state Commerce Commission, on Its
j own Initiative or on the application
of a shipper, to suspend advances in
? freight rates pending an investigation.
. In the event of such a procedure
j the law imposes upon the railroad the
burden of proving that the higher rate
j is reasonable and necessary. The most
? notable case whKb has recently come
! before the commission has been the
general application of the carriers in j
Kastern and Middle Western territory j
two years ago for pe:mission to gas
' crease their freight rates. This re- i
' quest was denied, but the commission.
statej in Its opinion that, when d!f-1
1 fercnt circumstances should arise, or
' whenever the railroads could show j
j the necessity for higher rates. the
' .-ommission would gladly reconsider
? its decision.
Recent increases in wages granted
, by the railroads, as in the case of the
higher rates obtained several days ago
I by the Southern trainmen, would in
dicate that the railroads contemplate
again placing the matter before the
commission. The Engineers' Wage Ar?
bitration Board proceedings also show
a similar determination on the part of
the carriers cast of the Mississippi
SSM] north of the Ohio and Potomac!
Rivera It is undoubtedly true that!
the railroads have a stronger easel
than they had two years ago. Tt is
itTso true that they now set forth I
their side of the question in ;i more ;
convincing way than in 1910, when
their atorneys did not seem to realize
the economic significance of the situa- j
tion. hut relied upon wornout con?
stitutional arguments. Whatever the
merits of the controversy may be,
however. It should be adjusted as soon
SS possible. The Interstate Commerce
rommisslon should authorize an Inves?
tigation of the finances of the railroads
of the country. With the facts in
hand from authoritative and disinter?
ested sources, the commission would
then be in a position to Judge intelli?
gently the financial needs of the rail?
roads. Wherever higher freight rates
are necessary, they should bo granted.
Where they are not needed it should
.be so stated and the facts submitted
in corroboratlon. The present activity
In business and trade will undoubtedly
bring added revenues to the carriers.
A reduction in ? the existing tariff
duties would also lessen operating
costs to a certain extent. But these
results hold forth the prospects of
temporary relief only. A final and
satisfactory adjustment of the contro?
versy is dependent upon a compre?
hensive examination of all the facts i
bearing upon the existing situation.
It is for this reason that a general
and official inquiry Into the financial
status of our transportation companies
INVISIBLE GOVERNMENT AGAIN.
The "Progressive platform" demands
among other things, "the establish?
ment of a strong, fundamental, admin?
istrative commission of high standing,
which shall maintain permanent, ac?
tive supervision over Industrial cor?
porations engaged In interstate com?
merce, or such of them as are of pub?
lic importance, doing for them what
the, government now does for the na?
tional banks and what is now done for
the railroads by the Interstate Com-j
How Colonel Roosevelt and bis chief
fugleman. Senator Beveridge, can
reconcile the ?vehement support they-'
are giving to that demand, with their
equally vehement denunciation of "thej
invisible government." Is past compre?
hension. It is also rather incompre?
hensible how they can continue to de?
nounce "the invisible government" at
all. as much as it deserves to be do-'
noun.-ed. considering the service in?
visible government, as composed of
certain trust Interests, rendered the
Colonel in cold, hard cash in 1901. These
diatribes against it look like thej
basest sort of Ingratitude. The only
explanation suggesting Itself Is that
"-since "the invisible government." or
this feature of It. b.-?sheen made visible,
by senatorial committee Investigation,
ii has been determined In the councils
??' the B'ill Moo... rs that the only re?
course left v?s to brazen it out. in the
hope that the rnas^s were pu-b'.ind.
But that apart and fom*nr directly and
more sat l Ifatsllj to the demand in
as* sties "i the Progressive platform.
Ifo?- wo>itd I? tt't out In the erent
of HiM'ri.ii,7.c!"f," .\s the Indianapolis;
News w?ll sn? h"M "f the adtr.in
t?tr?tior> on business WWeM SjSS or.lv
he esjSTnsousty stren?ther.<-d hat w<*
.1 have an invisible government,
compared with which that of ?,?.<?>>
? ! be as notrlrr. and 'or th?se
.? .'. i-r?f:liabl? r'.'STS. as etjr;
? <?nt.tr.)- rary se?s forth With the
i>. ? S N?? In f>r<-? ? Wa?tj
riistr?tj<>n would be ?Sie to
rearh mt-> every State in the t'nion.
and wo-iid be In s-iprems control of
prot-^M ? ??'?? (oepe>rations Pome
- ?.<?*-.? r-ight put at the head
. * r v r.<i*.eiai rommitfe the man who
was . ?.*.-rr. ,n of t!-.e n?w cntntr Isslen
Netb'r.a ?lore than tnls would be need?
ed to throw t!.e whole corporation 1*1
ri'urce or. the side of the party In
power Teer?- need he as threats or
.'. ir?r > o- j-omlso?? no bargains of
any sort. The attention sesM he
eaoagh Trat tbi? ? ituatlon is the
W!< ? ? e . . ,? Colonel Roo.r.
velts ' fundamental administrative
<'.mml-?;or thought lie Intelligent
? an ?ni las a- ? conception of the
? \, \-.-,lt.-.- ambition, or kr.ow?
sh?l bene.'ta he reaped or eeerced from
? ?n the invi'.M* so""
t ? ? . f IV'* . *n flnut.t
, Tt? ?ubject an etnVrax-M :n ib'
' mWmi ?n4 the R?e"rT>IM4n inM4iou*
rhairrtosjalt!? ?f th* l?*t?r. ebmiM. in
ibc rki(.ta o| th? S??a, irreroaa4 tat
I most ??rase? ana thoughtful ? attention
I of ths American people. It is In no
I wise repugnant to Insistence that cor*
'. poratlona should ho rigidly regulated.
F and no concession to the trust evil, to
say that la such opinion wo fully, ah
i solutely and heartily concur.
A FT KB CRETE, WHAT!
; Let us not decelro ourselves about
, the Balkan situation. It Is a serious, :
I ?ay, a arave altuation. If peace can- '
I not he maintained. It Is ressonably
certain that there will be war. The
paarest are trying to avert the Impend- .
ing conflict. Macedonia PI the reat of
the troublo. The Balkan countries de- ;
mand that that province be given '
autonomy. Turkey resists this heat- '
edly, but assures the powers that >
abuses will be reformed and that Mac- !
edonla shall have Just government. I
The Balkans quite wisely decline this
promise, but insist on home rule In
Macedonia. At this Juncture the pow- ,
ers step In and propose to take upon
themselves the fulfillment of Turkish,
guarantees. And there the Balkan,
situation lies. Austria is something
of an umpire in the game; if she de
etdea that the proposition of the pow?
ers be accepted, the Balkans will ac?
cept, though with regret. If they havP
theft way, Turkey will lose Macedo
nla and Crete What a situation!
\VII,so.\ AM) BASEBALL.
Besides having the hearty Indorse- ,
ment of the Hon. Tyrus Cobb. Wood
row Wilson is some baseball player
himself, having often swatted the pill
Into the bushes at Davidson College
when he was a student there. His ap- ,
preclatlon of baseball was Indicated
in what he said to the crowd that
met him at Springfield. 111., Wednes
day. He said':
'I feel that I owe the American :
people an apology for presuming to
run for the presidency when there's
a world's baseball championship sc
Hag going on. I know you would a
afreet deal rather hear the score than
hear a speech, but I'm Interested In
scares, too. I'm Interested In what i
the score is going to be on November
"The Democrats are getting onto
Mr. Roosevelt's curves and are hit- i
ting out home runs every time they
eases to bat?and you ought not to
overlook the fact that this presidential
campaign is really quite an Important:
On November 6 Woodrow Wilson
will take the first one over the platej
?am? drive it right over the fence
A SAVING PEOPLE.
In reply to the charge that this
country le run for the millionaire, the
New York Herald cites these facts:
Members building and loan associa?
Families who own home*. 7.500,000.
Number of depositors in savings
Number of life insurance policies.
These figures mean that ? great pro?
portion of the people are saving. Al
most 10.000.UOO of depositors in sav?
ings banks, but there are multitudes
outside of that figure who are laying
something aside, and there are a great
many who seem to be savers, besides
a. great many who are living content?
edly on what they do not save.
These statistics show that special
conditions are largely dominated by
the individual, and that is the reaj
aim of government?to establish the
supremacy of the individual, along
with a ptrnpose to make that indepen?
dence add something to better citizen?
ship. The American has a chance, and
a pood deal better chance than he
would have anywhere else, and he is
tending to Improve his chanoc.
F. B. Roberts wrote to us lately:
"Flection day Is coming round;
Go out to the polls;
Go down into your hossoms. men.
And heave out your souls."
It would be a good deal better to go I
down Into your pockets, men, and I
heave out yo:ir contribution to the
Wilson campaign fund.
Boston would have won TF?.
A visitor from Surry County was!
completely myytlflcd yesterday at the |
army of baseball fans who ramped !n |
Capitol S-yjrtre to read The Times-Die- |
patch sror?'br?.-i.rd for the world's series, j
He did not ltnor.* what to make of It. I
and asked a Kichmonder; "Say, what!
is this, an oyster roastV
There was eomethlng almost heroic,
in 'T?ld Vo\" Mathew?on's pitching
For Emperor of Boston?Trlr Speak ?
When ?rM centVwomcn rather up'
their scant omrters end dimes to add
to the Wiifcn fund. It Is about time
that yc j c-it out ten cigars and scrd,
alert--- that dollar.
Will It's Hettrr to have r*-THi<tent j
Tafts thrrr brothers give $'?0.00" for
.Ms csrr.r-tim than to bare the tn:sts
plark d->Ti minion* for Ted<-Sy. Your
fatnUv never expects any return for
favors, and other- people do
T?? weather man certainly gave us
a ' Fair" deal.
fv-P'e with r-cart-fetlure awe warn el
to h?>cp away from The Thnee-Dis
patch basehall diagram board It's
more exciting than the real gerne.
not \r# rnir Star* Rot art trip
? ,rMpe.., mm* r*%*m Maflw-r.
TV?>t? oft ?*?.*? Ort?*??*r 1?. 1? ?T4fl 1?
< >>T-'?r*ft4.n*iy r?t?-? Irnm, ??Ti<-r
tA4vf r (..term at;
On the Spur of the
By Roy K. Mo>Uttm.
He snorts and he wheezes.
He trembles and sneezes,
He shivers and freeres.
And sticks by the grate.
He sends down to Otis'*
For rye, and he fusses,
And Inwardly cusses
His onery fate.
H? grumbles and mutters.
Ho mumbles and stutters,
An<l constantly utters
He spende his time sighing.
And sobbing and crying,
And thinks he is dying.
But not fast enough.
When he gets to choking
He has to stop smoking.
'Tie not time for joking, ?
And life Is a frost.
There's none to befriend him.
Or sympathy lend him.
He knows that will end him
And that he Is lost.
Ills wife does not worry.
Or hurry or scurry,
She knows abe'U not bury
Him, and sheds no tear.
Hhe knows he'll not leave her.
He's one gay deceiver.
He's got the hay fever
The same as last year.
According to Facie Abaer.
ft ain't so hard to be pleasant if a
feller has got an automobllo, a steam
yacht and about nine million dollars.
When a feller goes away and makes
a national reputation for himself in
his own particular line, it 1? always
consoling for him to go back bo the
old home town and have seven or
eight old tads ask him: "Well, boy,
what ye a-doln' fer a llvln' now?"
For a lazy man's job, there gdn't
nothing that beats coloring a meer
c-haum pipe. !
The fellers that never tried to raise
chickens are always oorry they didn't,
and the fellers that did try are sorry
Our pustmaster says beln' pustmas
ter 1s an expensive Job. Every time
Uncle Ezra Harklns comes in fer a
letter, which is every day. he eats a
pound of codtish and a handful of
crackers and a holpln' of cheese. Uncle
Ezra hasn't got a letter in nine years.
Amry Tibbs. our well-known and
versatile inventor, has been working
eight years on a nonpunct-urable pneu.
matic automobile tire. He expects to
have the invention complete and on
the market before he dies. But he
will have to live to be an octogenarian.
Speak'n' of wheels, Miss Pansy Tib
bltSe, who has been takln* a cookin' j
school course, made four mince pies
the other day, which were so hard j
that her brother made a go-cart for
the kid and used the pies fer wheels., j
When the frost Is on the pumpkin and
the overcoat's in ho.'-k.
And the chilly breeze doth whip
around the city's business block, j
Whcn h? feels down In his pocket and
he cannot frnd a cent.
Then a feller wonders where his sum?
mer's salary has went.
In the epring he always says that
he'll no longer be a slave:
That he will pile up a fortune-, all
his summer's coin he'll save. |
But each year th? autumn breezes!
bring with them the same old j
WTien the frost Is on the pumpkin and!
the overcoat's in hock. I
Dey say dat opportunity knocks once!
at each man's do'.
An' knocks Jcs' once an" goes away,
an' don' come back no mo".
Pat may he so, but Jes de same. Ah
entertains a doubt,
Fo" cf ahe evah called on me she
called when Ah was out.
Ah thinks dat opportunity done gtt
her dates all mixed.
Sfco knocks at one man's do* so much
he has to ret N fixed.
De next man may be waitin* fo' to <
entahtaln her call.
But his house ain't upon her list, an' I
she don' come at all.
f-"he call* on some folks every day, j
and knock till she am so";
SBM rinsrs de bell and toots a ho'n and j
den breaks down de do'.
F.f dey don' 'spond end let her fn. j
eh? takes it in her bald
To go upstairs and grab 'em quick en'|
drag 'em out of baid.
Ah tell.* \-oij what If dat ?> aal should!
come amun' mah place. j
Phe'll fln' me waitin' at de do' tosarreh
ber roun' de wals*
\h"l hang risfct on Jos' lak Ahs gwlnc
to choke her plum to deff.
Bke*Sl have Jes' one affinity, an' dat ?
will be mahself-f.
But listen, little ehiTlun. et do not pay j
Teg- rtaiht rltrht out si' loo* fo* her,
an' mos" as sire as fate, j
Sh?'ll be tea- roar.- do eohrter art bo
glad fo welcome you.
T?a?'s w>.at tics* folks dat m-ets e'a ;
OpporubrltT mnst Ar.
Xob-eddv lov** a ??t mart. *-4t it don't
a-e.tn ?' Wofr* hitr> le?fe Bud says
: e r ,?t,r ?ofnebwd'iv Wo,'lid tnvaat o
retr o shoes that ?ouldn t hart fair
A POPULAR COLLEGE SONG.
By John T. McCutchcon._
Voice of the People
High Coat mt Living.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?The question of the high cost
of living, the supply of foodstuffs?call ?
It what you will?Is probably the most
vital problem confronting the Ameri- j
can people to-day. But it is a problem J
that has to be faced, and must be >
Every year we read of "bumper J
crops-' being harvested, and we nat?
urally think that food will be cheap.
Just after Thanksgiving Day a little
item in the papers makes the great
law of supply and demand look like 3J
cents. The item coolly informs the
people that the price of flour will ad?
vance M cents a barrel. Scarcity? No.
the pirates are out for more graft.
College professors assure us that th
enormous amount of gold mined each
year Is the cause of the high cost of
living. In other words, we are pau?
pers because we have mined too much
gold; vc are homeless because we havv
built too many houses: we are naked
because we have made too many
clothe*; we are starving because we
have raised too much food?"overpro?
A few years ago there was a famine
in India: also one In China. Mission?
aries sent word: "Don't send food: send
money. The storehouses are bursting
with grain, hut the nabobs are holding
for big prices. The people are poor
and cannot buy"'
The high cost of living is world-wide,
and the cause is greed! The remedy is
socialism, H. B. PORTER.
Defends Theeass F. Byaa.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Although some one has said
that "fools rush 'n where angels fear
to tread." yet since the subject of this
sketch is a very poor man. and that
class of our population seems to be
the only one at present above (below)
suspicion. I make bold to crave a little
of your space to say a few words con?
cerning Thomas F. Ryan, of Nelson
County. Virginia Conceding that this
gentleman is very poor, it Is not neces?
sary to make any effort to d'sarm
any poss'ble critics by raying. "I do
not know him. never mw him. etc." j
But. seriously, it does seem to me that i
Mr. Ryan is getting a "raw deal" these
days, and as my sympathies nave al?
ways been with the "under dog." I pro?
pose to show, as far as I deem neces?
sary, the nature Sf this "raw deal."
( In the first place. I see that some I
of Mr Ryan's enemies even go so far '
as to Int'male that he Is not a citizen
[?t Virginia, and refer to him as I
"Thomas F Ryan, of New Tork." Now. |
(8 it not a fact that he p ys the second I
largest income tax in Virginia, that he
votes In Virginia: has s residence In i
Vlrg'nla for himself as well as his
family? Why. then intimate that he
Is not a citlsen of this Stat? ? Again,
is it not a fact that Thomas F. Ryan
loves Virg'nia? Has he not shown
|'t I every way a man could? After a ;
successful business career in the
North, has be not come back to his old j
Mother State and poured a generous J
portion ef his fortune into her lap' Is i
he rot a Democrat? He votes thst j
ticket, and for years has given liberal
We ST* offer! rg some special gw>i
valu-s In Diamonds, having just
beuch? a barge lot g? s very low
Cee: therefore we ran give yen a
gala. Cell sad see them.
TSIAS MtSteVSB Sf'At StTTt,
J. & JAKS, ist.
AsrsrBXStst? iso aprrnsn
Ily of his means h? sdvaaca Its cause
in V iglnla and the nation. And yet
when he Is chosen as a delegate by
I his friends to sit in a convention of
ihis party a howl Is raised, as if some
lone was conspiring sralnst the Com?
Nay, more, he Is singled out for
insult In the presence of the whole i
delegated power of that very party
which he had assisted by his votes and I
means. I call this deal so "raw" that j
the v? ry blood seema to be dripping 1
from it. Nor is tbis all. The insult |
(gross as It was) was given for pol in- |
lea] reasons alone. No one accused him
of not being a citizen of Virginia. No !
one accused btm of trying to i.ribe any !
delegate to vote for his candidate. No.
the "atrocious crime'' of being a rieb |
'man was his only offense; and surely
'rich men have some rights that even
demagogues should respect
I To conclude, when Madam Roland,
that brili'ant French woman, who bad
done so much for France, was standing
upon the steps leading to tn^ guillo?
tine, where she was to pay the forfeit
of her l'fe frr defending constitutional
liberty against the mob. she exclaim?
ed: "Oh. Liberty, how many crimes
are committed in thv name!" In I
I K eeping with this sentiment, when we
! reflect upon the treatment accorded
Thomas F. Ryan at Baltimore and
since then, we cannot help exclaiming:
?Oh. Politics, what Injustice Is com?
mitted under some other name to carry
tout thine unworthy ends!"
(Written Immediately after the Re?
I No blundering sophist, thou, who
[To rrn.ko the wrong seem right, the |
right seem wrong;
'And. self-deluded, with a bigot's zeal
Wouldst all delude by savory appeal.
Thy epeeiou* words from no deception
.Thou seeet the truth with introspective
A lust for power. Inflamed beyond
The mute confession of thy inmost
[And howsoe'er thy purpose is avowed
In noisy platitudes to win the crowd.
Thou standest plainly to the sober
Of prudent men. a menace to thy kind, j
|.\ nation mourned?but thou wast for- ,
To eminence raised by dark mysterious '
> A people, constant, trusting In thy :
[Confirmed their faith, by gen-roua Im- i
And thou, inflated by this happy
Beyond th,- bounds of prudence would
Thy predecessors, men of sober mood.
1 Serure of fsme, retired with gratltud* i
And lived perpetual debtors to the
Knowing the office, not the man. Is
Sav. when didst thou discover wisdom'
Those mighty troths 'unknown to other
' If thon wa?t laboring wholly 'Tor a'
I And i t a hold self-seeker for sp
Whv didst thou not. Insatiable, come
To aid that doughty ?Champion of the
Or whv. whe.. trfadley's star auspicious
(The more than generous offer of thy
Didst thou not hall It. pleased to see
I It rise.
A peaceful portent beaming In the
Thou wreckedst all te gala thy selfish
Claiming all friendship thine?thos no
And thou eompar'st thyself, by Infer?
T-> those broad-minded patriots of old'
To Lincoln thou? That hnir.ble. holy
Rlenzl thon, thou notsy charlatan'
! Behold thyself: Taesj c ernes t on the
In sit the wild hysterls of ra?<
A bast re. reckless, bold?a nation's
Thy purpose net tm
To draw the notev pis edit of the crowd
And Idolise thveelf la vaporlngs loud ?
Thine to fight the tbattle for the I?rd.
And wive te those who wsst the sward
Why. they who mM?Mm thy erf** tw
In this at least were patriotic ettll'
?BERNARD H McFARLAND.
?laFoii-tte was the first Republics*
profi i ?tie.
.. HeeTe-e was sropo?d
iisjpumwi. Bwssavilt refused
The Passing of the Saddle
Horseback riding |a becoming- a rar?
form of recreation in Alabama. Saddles
and spurs are no longer an indispen?
sable part of a man's earthly posses?
sions. A few people keep them as a
luxury, but not as a necessity. At
least this is so In the eitles and larger
towns. Buggies are remaining longer
than saddles, but they. too. are play?
ing out Especially is this so In the
case of new buggies. Most of these ve?
hicles which seem to be with us now
are old. which would seem to indicate
that a great many boggy owners In?
tend to buy sutomobties as soon as
they can arrange the necessary se?
This change has come about with
almost melancholy rapidity. It has
occurred within the past Are or ten
years. The automobile has been the
main factor in annihilating eaddlo
horses and buggies.
The saddle horse has probably*
played a larger role in the literature
and history of the worid than any
other single mode of travel. Who will
Our Constitution builders were fox
and deer hunters and horseback
riders. Mr. Jefferson rode a horse to
Washington to he inaugurated Presi?
dent- General Washington caused the
death of a 'spirited -colt while
trying to break It to the saddle, and
an hour later added to his reputation
for veracity by confessing to his
mother, who owned the horse, that he
was responsible Tor the death of the
filly. An artery burst while the
young horse was plunging and buck?
Ante-bellum romances were lived
partly on horseback and partly behind
a network of honeysuckle vines. If
there were parental objections to the
marriage of the hero and heroine, they
o,uietly mounted their steeds and
loped away through the moonlight and
pine trees and hunted up a preacher.
Oirls in those days had side saddle*
.and used them. The few girls of to
dav who occasionally like to mount a
horse, ride astride, or stay at home.
The cou..try boy of yesterday "went
to mill"?the grist mill?on horseback,
or mule back, tnoueh he seldom used
a saddle. Time was when a young
man could accumulate enough fame
be his skill as a rider to make him
sheriff of his county, but now he rides
in an automol lie and mlns his rhaacea
of ever being elected to anything by
becoming a speed maniac.
So late as the Spanish-America*!.
War. cavalrymen plaved a consplcaeua
part, one of the most dashing lead-era
of that auxiliary of the national mill
la rv organization being General "Joe**1
Wheeler, of Alabama One of one
modern Presidents became aoch main?
ly because he could ride a horse at full
speed and hit a barn with his pistol.
But even he?the same being the Col
cnel?seems to have forsaken, to a
great extent, the horee. and Is seen
every day In sn nuto.-nob'le or a
Bersnse of the fact that fat ore ware
will be fought largely on sea. the
cavalryman that plaved strong In tho
Wsr Between the States, and later In
the Spanish-American War. will spend
most of his Ilm.- estimating his In?
finitesimal Importance as a warrior.
The plains of the West have been
burned and fenced In. and the cowhev
is no longer a living hero. The pear
expressman long since passed away.
The star route man. with his read
cart, or his saddle. i< not carry men
anv more In fhla part of the eenetrv.
The fox hunter Is becoming extinct,
hecatjse his game la disappearing
In future we shall witness herje
races, but we won't do the riding In
this day we hire a jockey te do r dlnc
at the State fair.
Thus the automobile takes the piece
of the saddle horse In romance, war.
polities and neatness We should erect
a monument in oar hearts te the
National State and
Solicits Tear Account
PUT THIS L AML ON YOfJK GOODS.