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MlrST MEET THE SPECIFICATION*.
Marry M. Smith, .lr.. of Richmond;
J. Thompson Brown, of Bedford; B. K.
Kirkpatriek, of Lynch bur*. and John
B HslMlai of ' Chesterfield. arj
charged with the execution of a trust
of the most vital importance to the
people of Virginia As a subcommittee
ef MM board of visitors of the Vir?
ginia Polytechnic Institut?-, to them
ha? baas delegated the immensely dif?
ficult task of recommending a suit?
able president for that institution?
the-man who will largely make or mar
the destiny of an educational plant
capable of unique service ta the people.
In the discharge of their obligation I
to the Commonwealth, the subcommit- I
tee of the board and the board itself j
cannot exercise too much care. In the |
decision of th?se trustees for the
people la bound up not only the wel?
fare and growth of the Virginia Poly?
technic Institute, but to a great de?
gree also the agricultural progress of
th* Commonwealth. The agricultural
Interests of Virginia, vitally touching
all the people, look to Blacksburg for
leadership; if Virginia is to keep
abreast of other States in the agrl
culturaJ advance, the impuls* and the
scientific instruction must come chiefly
from Blacksburg. If wise leadership
Is secured for that institution, its effi?
ciency can be increased to such an
extent that it would become trie best
college of He sort in the South, send?
ing back to the fields and farms of
other States as well as of Virginia
men whose practical training in ad?
vanced agriculture would be unsur?
passed in th; nation.
If the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Is to reaiize its greatest possible effi?
ciency, it must have an executive of
unusual ability as its head He must
be a man who can chart the course
which the institute must traverse to
reach its highest efficiency to the
people, and he must hi a man who |
will steer straight for the achieve- j
ment of the purpose without fear and i
witnout fSJier, He mast be a man who j
can maintain competent assistance In
every department of the institution,
and who will chop out incompetency
whenever it arises. He must be a man
w hose training and iiysiltim f.t him J
peculiar'./ for the direction of the af- I
fairs of a great mechanical and agri- j
cultural college. He must be a man
pf such independence, of policy and of j
such recognized fitness for the position j
that his appointment will command
immediate commendation and respect. I
He must be a man who can devise and ;
execute far-sighted policies. He should
Paaasas such knowledge of the sub- j
Sects taught and methods of teaching
employed la the institute that he will !
be able to r?viee. alter and Insist upon
Has installment of new subjects or new
methods whenever neceaaary. He should ?
? ? a man of such courage of convic- ?
tion that he would be a real executive,
aver insisting more and more upon j
He should be a man who can sp?ak;
with authority concerning every part'
af the work of h:s institution and i
?St a palmer oft* of of agreeable platl- )
t^desat chapel. He must be a trained
wiae and able con-truct!ve genius, a
man who can put the Virginia Batjr
t-rhnic Institute on the right road
and ?ngineer her successfully forward.
H? ought to be a man of unquestioned
rapacity and fitness for the place. He
ought ta br the very fcoai m,n that
?Jan be secured.
Tn? next president of Ike Virginia
Polytechnic Institute must he rr.a-le to
?t the specificationa: the spectl
Beast not be made to et bim. if the
right man ranrnt fat f-..jnd In Virginia,
ta;n let tag board of \ search
the nation unti" h? M fees*! Th- right
man mjst be had. n<> matter wax i -
tie coraes. The Virgins I
fahSeBMBj avaM ht Feted by an exe?
cutive wto ran rwVitalU - :o a
Baojroa of IsMBass? test * vi <- to the
AtOTHI R Rinm f ?,N fBJBJ an K.
TBe s* weh-rah tag Inda** r v ? ?
peviva!. K?p?- .v> p
Where eoa-eral paSaMJ ass ?
So pr'-"ta. "e ...
another has b... sal m
tr.e SSaaVBftSI f| f
paper and magaaan. s~r.eat.owe. based
an misrepresentations or mho
Benslone ?OSB Bat so fre-; .... .
MS lr. SHrrli rf
B-ente of ,
last three or fear years, baas
>efi lew* and l*e. ? - -
???satisatl'-'i f agen-s ? -a, svdere!
Ta* caua? m% this ru-iov* ?*momm |a
to h? foand in tr? r.f*<i?. ? ?
report! arfclrn h??f ?\VmA\ ?
tSaa?4- Alnvat without *?r?r>! ? ? ? *
taaaa farr.r?t!? te tt. iwaCh
Workiac ai4 1 ? r<? f?noit*?r;? .a ??>?
pataea eat Milla of ta* Btrr?io?h*rri
jhjlrli 1 mm** feat a found ta In a*
worse. If as bad. as those surrounding
the mines and Steel plants of Pitts?
burgh and Western Pennsylvania; Buf?
falo. Now York: Gary, Indiana, or
South Chicago, Illinois. The conditions
under which the Southern textile
operative lives and finds employment
I arF better than thuse which obtain In
' New KnRland. Money wages are
1 higher in Northern cotton mills, but
this is offset by a lower cost of living
in the South. The tendency has also
been for other sections of the country
to become engrossed with the condi?
tions and problems which have been
developed in their own localities. The
! disclosures at Lawrence, in the an
I thraeite seal region and in the Pitts?
burgh district are cases in point.
Writers Bate* working conditions in
Southern cotton mills, however, have
tenaclouslj .lung to their ideas rela?
tive to "the Iff Ii gl cotton mill child,''
and 'the stuntSd and backward mill
worker.'' The condition of these peo?
ple has been variously attributed to
beginning work at too earlj an ?st,
the conrincment of long hours, or the
conditions within the mills such as
"breathing lint." But the I'nlud
States Ban au of I altisr now comes
forward and by tlie publication or a
report on hookworm disease in ;;=>
relation to the southern cat tog mill
operative, azplodas all these thtories
in which the muck-raker has been
accustomed to rev.l. As the result oi
? comprehensive and scientific, inquiry,
including more than lyO Southern
mills and ever t.sea operatives, it has
been lound that thirty-four Out o?
every 100 persons who come to the
mill villages from the farms of the
South are afflicted with the hookworm
malady. To these conditions are at?
tributed the physical defects which ai'e
so apparent among a large number of
children and adults In Southern mills.
This discovery, or rather this verifi?
cation of causes which had been sup?
posed to .oe operative, therefore trees
the Southern manufacturer from many
unwarranted charges of unsatisfactory
working conditions. But its main sig
niiicance is the hope which it hold*
forth We now know that a consider?
able part of our cotton mlil people
are suffer i ng from a disease which
is ias.ii> recognizable, and which may
be readily and successfully treated.
Realizing the true stale of affairs, we
may now mimst t r to those who are
suffering and adopt proper sanitary
measures to prevent the spread of the
disease or its recurrence.
a greater fair seat year.
The State Fair has been a success.
It has made money; it has drawn the
largest crowds in its history ; it has
set a high standard of excellence in
exhibits and displays. The Times
L'ispatch c mgratulates the directors
and urges them to begin now to i'lan
for a belter, more dignified ami more
instructive exposition of Virginia's
resources and products. The fair la
not a money-making enterprise; it is
an educational gathering. To realize
its trenundous possibilities demands
broad vision and a keen sense mt civic
responsibilitly. It should be made into
a noble instrument for welding all
parts of the State together in the cause
of prosperity and progress. Ttiose
two words might well be taken as the
motto for all future State fairs.
The prime aim of the directors should
be to emphasize the agricultural, in*
dustrial and educational features ol
the fair and make it less a circus. The
Midway features are only side Issues;
they should not be permitted to domi?
nate the real, serious interests or to
set the tore of the entire undertak?
ing. The visitors certainly shculd be
amused. They expect recreation, and
the shows do attract crowds. Hut they
I ?ho;iid not i.t allowed to degenerate
? into silly, vulgar and cheap stunts.
.The people mt Virginia are too ?ntelll
' gent to need this kind of pleasure a*
> an ISJtssglss to visit the fair. They
' do not want to bring their wives and
children into contact with suggestive
r.ess ->r rowdyism. By far the test
amusements at this year's show were
t:.e adm.rable and interesting seta pro?
v f.. management. The
i ra res. dr.lls. vaudeville and fireworks
w. r- well worth seeing and pleased
th. crowds. T: s BOOffi* are willing
to fust the management to furnish the
right kind of recreation, and will sot
? in'-s the e-'-.rf kir.d the money
pent ?.n i f'-a attractions of real
Kx.ellent plan? for improving next
? year"* fair have ?|read> t>*eu men
I(seated " ? trust they will he carried
" r . ;i. ,.f the permnrent
K ? .ad f. the real
. v lie* mi ton M St ? Stieg A taaaart ??*!
BW*T S ? jr e??enti*l B?t
s're.t ? ir ? ."?.me.1?;|?ris. with
- t . ? ? delays In
feg I 'ads should be pro
v Id. I The ?. ,;k* r. a. :? ?> .. jld be
T-. *???! With ..!| er in ?*?m? other way
?aade durt-free A better dSvsateai off
? .- ic< ?t or, i? a
a* matt) ?o-ve all ease, B*tt<r b iild
?sm Sal mt Stern end farm
a* sdeet ? should be ? onst ru i ted.
?t \ -.' ...... and
- '?af re ,,f th!, >ear'? fair
?v -K .a f?rn.
?' . !- Thee* r? -Ky represent Vir
? ? ? r and coavs may
??f 'h- 4iaa*a>. Kut ihey de aot m??n
a* mack aa bom. g-own prod? t*
Cmrm dtspfayed i.. . any rrom a?*|*b
means w? r*ei mi Virginia X
magnificent ?ahtt.it of ssolas shows
j what' aar ??? wrktMi cm proda' a
' ',;fe a id ?*?r?t?t>l?? ap*as for th*
?f Viramia n>ide A epe
and durable belaulna; far thena
? (?.? ? ret of tb?
' *1 "ctore.
j J4'i h baa *wn diet' to ImnrnT? the
j * T*r ;?? ?< T.t ? .? . ?? ??,oii)d ?ItfT
jUete laa aarecieea. tae ?tau depart
f merit*, th? farm er? and manufacturer*
j to co-operate to make It a noble ana
' viui element In our State lite.
[ You should vote "no" on November
; 5 upon the two proposed constitu?
tional amendments which would allow
[ city treasurers and city commissioners
1 of the revenue indefinite tenure of
j office, because:
L The passage of the amendments
i would practically operate to give
I office for life to city treasurers and
j city commissioners of the revenue.
. 2. The amendments and their sub
j mission at this time are held by the
J best legal authorities to be unconsti
; tutional and void.
3. The people are being forced to1
! vote upon thia question now because
I if the vote is not had now certain in
, cumbents will have to get out of -
t. The officeholders' plunderluind
1 bulldozed the General Assembly into
Iillegally submitting these amendments. '
.V The people in 1?10 settled this'
I question. &ut the plunderbund says i
that the people did not know what
i they were doing.
t. Both amendments are opposed to
j the Jeffersonlan principle of rotation
; In office, both amendments deny equal -
I It* of opportunity to the average man.
' 7. The passage of the amendments
j will intrench a band of determined
I officeholders so that they can never,
j be ousted, and their pernicious power i
I &. The Constitution of Virginia ought
not to be changed in the interest of
a few officeholders, it should never be
changed but in the interest of the
9. The present amendments are in?
tended simply to enrich a few men.
10. The present limitations upon the
tenure of these officers should remain.
They are demanded by the principles
of safe government.
Every voter who believes that the
people should rule should vots against
these two tremendous outrages be?
gotten by an insatiate lust for office.
A vote against them is a vote for a
government of the people Instead of a
government by officeholders.
A CODE FOR DOMESTIC RELATION S. j
An interesting summary of some of
UM advanced Ideas for legislation af?
fecting marriage and divorce is pre?
sented by the reforms proposed for
enactment by the next Missouri Legis?
lature from W. W. Wright, of Kan
i sas City, divorce proctor. This unique
I position has been created to ban
I die the tangled marital problems pre?
sented to the courts. It is declared
that the intervention of the proctor,
in such cases last year cut Kansas ?
City's notorious divorce record In half.,
To further his work, Mr. Wright asks j
for the following legislation:
Court of domestic relations, with
I exclusive Jurisdiction,
j Physical certification before marri?
Six months' publication of matrimo?
Prohibition of marriage by mental
incompetenU, degenerates and crim?
Interlocutory divorce decree one
year after divorce suit is filed.
Divorce not final until one year af?
Divorce defendant prohibited from
remarrying during life of plaintiff. J
While the wisdom or possibility ofj
some of these regulations cannot bei
judged of hastily, the main idea seems
in line with the necessities of the|
j problem. It is to make marriage and
! divorce both more serious and more
; difficult. It is thoroughly constmc
' tive. since it attacks the evil at us
1 source, the hasty and Improper mar
' riage. The establishment of a spe?
cial court wherein the Intimacies ?nd
' perplexities of domestic relations can
' be investigated and settled by men
I of special fitness and character
' should do much to prevent the mono-)
! tonoua and hurried grind of the so-J
i called "divorce-mma." The judges fa-|
I vor the Innovation, and the rest off
the country will view with interest:
: this acientlflc move to settle the di?
vorce problem. !
' I XIVEMMTY EXTENMON I.ECTl REX.
The Inauguration by the University
of Virginia of a course of university \
extension lectures, to be delivered by
. m? mbi rs of its fsculty, should be it
deep Interest to all the people of Vir- j
1 ginia and should meet with the best
? form of enroursgeme-nt?that is, actual
use of the advantages offered. The j
' ideal of university extension is to,
bnr g tK.c < ,|ture and knowledge of the 1
university into the lives of ths people, j
In the W)rda of President Alderman.
'It is the i.l<a] of service to detYioc
i rary as a whole rather than to indi
vidual ad^n- e nent " The State um-I
vertity must supply the skill and
j training ne-ea?ary for educated lead- |
? rahip tn . very fi? Id. Tnlversltles must.!
therefore, draw n?arer to the people,
vo ing ar.i old. in helpfnlnees and S*r- .
v l .er> fireside and ' ome !a to
share in 'he ..eneflta of higher edurs
t 'ti. not merely the few who can af?
ter* th. e.ntral Institution
\\< e?.r-stlj trust that this meve
mei.t will s? a success Let cimmuni?
ties arrange to have a serlea of lec- i
tores aad team by act aal esgertaara
' of the benefits thus gained If tne
full extent of these r>*n*flu is ease)
learred a wise and generous State
w II fal'te the need for providing for
their maintenance), for they are Set
another element la ths educational
??-m a-nlch ?Im? In ? >?/?*? th? ??-,
lie '<tt. on wealth.
l-'.f'M'.' W H Herb. Of* the oalver
? IIv. te in irf? nf th# eltenel ,r, I**-.
? T>? ? f/-.ff-?ri )<i?t la?9*>4 rtowe
the ?II** rait* nnd imDAftajKa of fTfe
"?Me tp be eoT?r?4 hy r"rncnlm*el |i
'?.fh?-t, r-ranrtaea of know)- .
?<*c irr** and Roman lafe." 'The>
lUteraijr laJooaoa ?f um ?na^anaj
! Blbl?." "Til* Origin end Age of the
Barth.'* "Education for Cltlxonship."
"Good Roads." "Tha Mineral Resources
of Virginia" and "The Tariff- Indicate
the nature of the addresses. They are
interesting, popular and modern pre?
sentations of vital problems of tho
State and the nation They are in- j
I tended to Instruct and interest the
I people, but at the same time represent !
the mature thinking and wide learning j
of trained thinkers. They will put big
truths and broad views into language
that can be grasped by any active In?
The opportunity to hear these lec?
tures is open to any community at :
slight cost. No fee is charged by the I
professor, who is merely extending his !
class work Into larger fields, and the
total charge is merely for actual ex?
penses. The demand for these advan?
tages should he immediate and prove
that Virginia is eager for the fullest
service her own university can give.
"Let us have grace, whereby we may
serve God acceptably with reverence
and godly fear; for our God is a con?
suming fire."?Hebrews xii. 28-2S.
It Is commonly thought In various
regions of the world that to-day we
are producing men who are brave
soldiers, able business men. shrewd
merchants and men clever in numer?
ous ways, but with little or no re?
ligion in their lives. This ought to,
set us to thinking and to seeking the i
cause. This seeming apparent may I
arise from two causes: one the false!
shame or fear of being thought
righteous overmuch, which induces
men to hide their religious feelings:
the other that Intolerable arrogance
of self-sufficiency that makes a man
scorn the necessity of help from a
The false shame which lowers Us
own religion and the harsh judgment
which shows no charity to others
make up a spirit born only in the
Surely for one to pretend to be
worse than he or she Is is a cowardly
way of denying Christ. Many of us
might have our lives watched by some
Interested observer, and the verdict
would lie that we were devout, re?
ligious, reverent and God-fearing, and
yet in our hearts we might not be
any of these things. Again we And
people who, after a fashion, try to
live a religious life, but lack the cour?
age to come out and stand by the
banner of their Lord, and so in their
denial they lose the benefit to their
own souls of taking a strong, cour?
ageous stand, and making their hearts
and lives agree in act and word and j
thought. Let us reflect seriously on
Let us try to shake off the miser?
ably low standard of religion we have
accustomed ourselves to. Let us put
away this coldness and Indifference [
which prevails; it not only keeps us
from being our best, but It reflects for
?rad on all around ua It *s not neces?
sary to go forth and in a boastful way
proclaim our religion, but it is neces?
sary to so live our lives that every
one who comes in contact with us may
feel and see the effect of Christianity
and loyalty to It in our Uvea
The Pharisee, indeed, who did all
to be seen of men, had hia reward
when they had seen him; and he
deservedly lost all claim on the favor
and blessing of God, and yet we can
in earnest let our light so shine be?
fore men that without ostentation on
our part all may see that the main?
spring of our lives Is the love of
Do let us try to make our service
one of "reverence and godly fear-'' No
one can have faith in God and yet
allow himself to be Irreverent towards
Him, and that Is why it is so neces?
sary to teach the children to have
faith and to cling to It ourselves.
The whole world, differing about so
many things, differing In creed and
rule of life, yet agrees in this, that
God being our Creator, a certain self
abasement of the whole man is the
duty of the being created.
It !s a mark of greatness to be
reverent. Only the small and trivial
mind makes sport In the presence of
eternity. If reverence were not a
duty we ought to cultivate It out of t
self-respect. Reverence is an attitude of j
great minds, even If. like Huxley, they!
only reverence the unknown source!
of all-embracing law. I
And so in our lives to>day we need
reverence ss we need stability of pur?
pose and forcefulness in action.
Churrhgolng offers an opportunity for
r-iltlv&ting reverence. But deeper even
than Influence of sonorous music and
:i dim. r?!'gloue light Is the constant
thc--.ght. "What is mar, that Thou art
mtndfu: of Mm. or the Son of man thatj
Thou visttest him'"' Take that thought
Into your heart. Make It a part of
your life, that yon may serve Ood
acceptably with reverence and god^r,
'ear. for our Ood is a consuming Are. 1
The following dialogue from a esr
ren! pee* od I eft! states the e*w:
"The ifon Thomas Rott ?grandilo
ofaentl-. >?The off|eeh<?ld?.r. my dear sir.
I? y lit the servant of the pennle?
'The Plain Otiten (coldly>--E*a<tly.
and bosses and bullies us and will not
give us decent service anlese he gets j
Ritterly true in Virginia, where en'
meat of our public servants are not
evmter.t ?!th getting what their Ser?
vice? are worth, but exact frees the
people t'p* in the form of fees le;raJ
Issd BJ the mesitatrrias fee si seem
When the fair and the bat) games
? re over maybe the weather man will
let It rata again
The most successful exhibit at tho
By John T. MoCutobeon._
TAKE PLACE IN 1914
United States Will Be Repre?
sented by Special Ambassador
BY LA W.%RanSE DC FONTEXOY.
UROPEAN royal and imperial
Ecourts have received an Intima?
tion to the effect that the corona?
tion of the new ruler of Japan
will take plaee in the autumn of 1914.
on which occasion the United States,
like the other great powers, will be
represented by a special ambassador.
The ancient regaJia of the Japanese
empire, which dates back some twen?
ty-five centuries, has never Included
anything in the nature of a crown. So
it is improbable that there will be any
actual coronatiofi. and the ceremony
will doubtless consist of the solemn
investiture of Emperor Yoehi Hito
with the insignia of sovereignty. His,
father. Mutsu Hito, succeeded to the
throne in February, !!>?:. and received
his investiture in October, ISSs. But
since then Japan has won for itself
a foremost place in th? concert of civ?
ilized nations as a great power, and
in view thereof, it is intended that the
investiture should be attended by an
infinitely greater amount of pomp,
ceremony and splendor than in any
Perhaps by then It may be decided to
furnish the young Ml lead o with a
brand new imperial crown, patterned I
European fashion But this would be
entirely out of keeping with ali the
ancient and time-honored regalia, aa
well as with the customs and tradi?
tions of the people, and it could cer?
tainly never excite that veaieratkm.
or convoy that moaning, which the
Sacred Mirror and the other insig?
nia have always possessed.
Those insignia consist, first and
foremost of a mirror, then of a sword,
and also of a tuakahaped Jewel, ail
of which, of Divine origin, are said
to have been bestowed upon Jimmu.
the first Emperor of Japan, by his
mother, the Sun Goddess. ?00 years
before the beginning of the ChrtsCtaa
era. According to Japanese leerend. J
the SMn Goddess accompanied the be?
stowal of these symptoms of sover?
eignty with the words; ?"Look upon
this mirror as if It were my own
spirit and reverence 1t as you would I
my own presence. Por oenturles up-1
on centuries shall thy descendants rale j
this kingdom. Govern this country
with parity, like that of the light that
radiates from the surface of the mir?
ror. Deal with thy subjects with the
gentleness typified by the bland and
soft lustre of the Jewels. Combat the
enemies of thy empire with this
Ar.I these words have been ?sed
ever since, throng bout all these
yews in the Investitur? of J 1mm us
?u.ceasors on the throne .>f Japan, in
the direct male line, without a break,
until the preoectf day.
According to the Japanese, this irir
ror. this s?f?rd. (which bears the title
of ?'l.iuil cluster and had hen used)
bv tbe Sur Goddess t> kl.l the ha,,
eight-beaded dragon list had ?Waa?
t*?~d the land and j*ten ar all the]
fair virgins.) and the Jewels, which
were taken from the Sun G?dissa V
own necklace, symbolise knowledge,
courage aad merry, and It has always
been held In Japsn that unless a!
ruler be possessed of all these three
virtues ho will be powerlese to gov?
ern the country la peace and pros?
The ?Bastle? of the regatta upon
the people h" phenomenal <"oming
from the gads to Jimmu. the Best
Fmperee. aJmsilf a ??or evident of the
gird*. Its existence dates from the very
foundation of the Japanese empire.
Without It the empire would hardly
Be eewsalvahk* ?? the Ja part es? people
The whole tradition of the dyaaaty is
bound ?P therewith, and Its saasis
?ton beotowa sovereignty by Dreine
tight, la fart, tbe Instinct of the
Tapes'? people is to acknowledge no
man aa Emp?rer trnlees be pass am a
those sacred sjmeals of Jag-aaapa sov?
They are prisarnd In the ay tat V?
teaaee* at law. surreal to the worship
of the Baa Ooddesa It rannet, gee***.
j ^^*Vjl?W?ay mm"* aSfo mm*
twenty centuries past, each temple
occupying- the wne site and being
the exact repetition of its predecessor.
It Is wonderfully picturesque. em?
bosomed in woods of magnificent old
trees, and its high priestess has al
a-ays been a virgin princess of the
imperial family. .
In Turkey the insignia of sovereign?
ty is the sword of Othman In InOia.
the symbol of empire was that Jewel?
ed bird known aa the Una, which fig?
ures among the crown Jewels of King
George of Urea* Britain, while an?
other insignia of imperial dignity rec?
ognized from time Immemorial by all
the dusky races of Hindustan, Is the
great Koh-i-Noor diamond, which al?
so now belongs to George V. i
It Is really only In Great Britain,
in Russia and in Hungary, that real
coronations still take place, and where
the investiture with the crown is re?
garded aa indispensable to full-fledg?
ed sovereignty. Neither in England
nor In Russia, however, do the crowns
used on these occasions possess any
particularly sacred character in the
eyes of the people, being of relatively
modern manufacture. In fact, the only
two crowns that enjoy sacred attrib?
utes are the crown of St Stephen at
Pesth. with which Emperor Francis
Joseph waa crowned King of Hungary
in ISC', and the Iron Crown tl Lom
bardy. consisting of a broad and Jew?
eled gold band enframing a long, bent
strip of iron, which* Is said to have
been one of the nails used in the cru?
cifixion of Christ. The first Napoleon,
It may be remembered, crowned him?
self therewith at Milan. Formerly Tt
belonged to the regalia of the Holy
Roman Empire. Nowadays it belongs
to the Kings of Italy. None of them
have, however, ever worn It. and the
only time that tt figures in their con?
nection Is when It is placed upon tbe
coffin containing their remains at their
Emperor William baa never been
crowned; for tbe re*s? that .-.lthougtT
he has a 204-year-old Prussian crown,
be baa no crown as German Kaiser.
King Alfonso of 8pain, the Queen of
Holland, tbe sting of Belgium, the j
rulers of Denmark and of Sweden,
j have all dispensed with coronations,
and If tbe ultra-democratic N JCWe
gians insisted upon a coronation of
King Haatron, tt waa only for the pnr
' pose of emphasising the revival of
I their national Independence, and the
restoration of tke ancient kingdom of
Norway, which flourished a thousand
years ago. |
In Hungary the sacred crown of,
Paint Stephen is considered as so Isj
dtsperasable to the sovereignty of tbe
kingdom that its guardianship is con
tided to two of the principal cobles of
the monarchy, tbe one a Cath ?llc ans*
the other a Protestant, who bold their
offices for life, and who. styled keepers J
of the crews, rank among the very
foremost dignitaries of the kingdom j
The oafice of keepers >f the crown dates
from 1(1*. when tt was created by
law. and a special guard of a hundred
picked soldiers, veteran noncommis?
sioned gaacsia of the various Hungar?
ian regiment*, was foamed. In order to
assist them In watching It day and
I night in the fit Stephen's Chapel at
| Of?n To the crown, which In ancient
' and even In modern times has under -
. gone strange experiences, frequently
'. stolen, sometimes buried deep In the
i ground, bat always more or lees anlra
' rnlonsly recovered, must be added the
sword of St. Stephen, which ;? home
before the King on the occasion of bis
coronation by his principal master of
The iffices of tbe two keepers of the
rrown of fit- Stephen are elective, tbe
keepers being cassia by tbe Table of
Magnates, fan tbe Hungarian House of
Lords ts styled.) and by tbe lower
chamber of the seattemai legislature at
Pesth Matty, an tbe tswdVrstanelag
that tbe keeper ravasst be a fall Be daw d
mixen of Hungary and a f**ombor of
tbe Table of Msfitaalis Tbe hsaSars
to-day are tbe nascasl* rennt Julius
ni.sk till. Tstlgbl of tbe Oaides
Fleece, a to?la of tbe Cewat Lassie
She cbenyi. wtm ssarrli? anas Gladys
Vsmfisrbllt, asm Osfiiral abaroa, Wea
KSifililsjwI. m?^^?bs IfirsBtamti
Please inform me why you think wo
m?n should not vote and refer me to
some organization where I may get
information on the subject of woman's
suffrage. J. W. WADUlL.Lt
We have given no one reason fo
suppose we "think women should ]
not vote." Equal Suffrage Lcagut, ]
Eighth and Broad Streets. Klchmond.
There is a "Mansfield" estate on j
James River not far above Richmond.
An old burial place is very near the
house. MRS. S. W. W.
Was General Mahone Indicted for
treason by a Federal grand Jury Just
after the war? D.
We have never aeen a statement to
thateffect and can find no reference
to any sich action.
Please tell me how the librarians
in the State Library are appointed.
I. P. TODD.
i The State Board of Education se?
lect* the members of the Library Board,
and this appoints the librarian and
; his assistant librarian, and the other
members of the library staff are, gen
! erally, selected by the librarian.
How mav I rid my flower beds and
lawn of moles' S O. H.
I Almost anv dog of the terrier breed
I will bo delighted to do It for you. It
I you prefer some other method writs
j the Secretary of Agriculture. Waehing
! ton. LV C. and he will have sent yen
a bulletin on traps and poisons.
Why do Indiana net have, beard a?
, Some of thorn da The ethnological
reason why the Indian Is "the younger
brother" is not clearly understood
Mrs. J. M W. and E E. T. S. and R.
! R. M. aend Hats with nothing of value.
H A. P. describes a silver coin of
the issue of Charles III. of Spain.
f which baa no value beyond the bullion
STATE and CITY
2% OH SAVINGS ?>%
mere harter, m tut ess the use
of a medium of exchange.
There are two mediums?
morm and credit. By
"money" is meant standard
gold aBBV All other forms
of exchange where the gold
standard prevails are termed
In the United States there
are about 26,000 banks. To
?note RuaaeJl Sage. The
people of the UnMed States
nave begun to save; hot
banks apt Bot fettne
are not getting
share of thai accus