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;\Tl'Rr>AY. NOVEMBER ? 1912.
IK INJl'STTCE Ol' ROBERT COLLIER
is a cheap and pitiful perform
? for Rober t Collier, owner of Coi
s Weekly, to hold up as a target
his own sneers and a broadside
fom the Imperial Roosevelt, his for
tr friend and editor. Norman Hap
?od. For nine years Hapgood put his
-?ins, his love of truth, his courage
id his brilliancy of writing into raak
the Weekly a great and construe-J
force la American affairs. Now,
uiae this same courage and honesty
rill not let h'.m acquiesce in accept?
ing Mr. Roosevelt's ?o-cal!oil prosrra.ni
as an Impeccable and faultless solution ,
of all our Ills, Mr. Collier takes It upon
himself to declare that "Collier's has
not been true to Its own beat; tradi?
tion*" He publishes upon his front
page a letter from Mr. Roosevelt, thun?
dering that the attitude of Collier's
in this campaign was flagrantly unjust
not only to him, but to Collier's Itself. :
Wa think this Is pretty poor sport. :
The true flagrant Injustice has been i
! doae Norman Hapgood. and the failure
I to follow high traditions Is in Mr. j
! Collier himself.
Roosevelt haa evidently used Mr.
Chilian* for his own ends with the sa.me
cunning skill he has used others. But
that does not lighten the blame upon
the owner's shoulder* He knew the
facts; he was most keenly aware of
what his editor had done in loyal and ;
brilliant service. He owed It to his
own self-respect not to try to make a j
target of a man to tickle the ears of
a. few subscribers. Norman Hapgood
will not -be hurt, but the Influence and
prestige of Collier's will suffer great
and grievous harm, and this we regret
as a loss to American progress.
The Times-Dispatch never admired
the courage of Collier's more than
when !t came out against the trust I
regulation theories of Roosevelt. Much !
of Roosevelt's "social program" was j
very dear to the Collier's tradition, j
But without hesitancy It put Itself in
opposition to the legalized monopoly)
^sought by the Progressive party. It j
analyzed his position with cold and I
piercing logic. It gave him praise
tot what he sought of good, bul.be-I
cause It could not agree to all. it did '
him a flagrant Injustice. Tet we defy j
any man not a hypnotized believer In '
the Roosevelt myth to say that the
legalization of monopoly is not the
program of ths Progressives. It Is the
doctrine of regulation by the r/overn
soeat, not by the laws, and the people
are convinced that It would only clamp '
tighter the bonds they are seeking to ]
We wonder w*utt th? future policy of
the Roosevelt.zed Collier'* will be.
Will Robert Collier bask lr. the royal
ami Is to-day, only to be damned into
outer darkness to-morrow? Are there,
ao ghosts of Wiley and l<a Fnilette at
the feaat? If MrAColller s Me* of pub
eervlce and truth-te'llng Is to de?
fend on the praise or opprobrium of
the Colonel, he will walk a crooked
track before the end.
A ?ALKA* PARTITION FOR EC t ST.
Arguing that the dangers of the
"European situation" as related to the
Balkan war ara all in the future, con?
vinced that the war P"r se will bo
localised, and that the status quo an'e
cannot ** maintained.^ the London
Spectator haa an Interesting forecast
of what, in its view, will be the firii
i?Mensen*, and the neelm vtvendi ir
l general European conflict Is to b.
t - o'ded. First and foremost It In;. *
- vn the proposition that Austrla
B -gary cannot be cut off from her
1 ?e of reaching Sa'onlca and Use
s-v for the reason that she Is 'n
I'sltlon to enforce derr.ar.d that she
t ?.'? not be.
'. -insisted Into rr<"-*Tapriica. terre.s.
?- -he Spectator, thl* m'ln! that the
sr'ek of Novibazar must fall ba< K
frfr Auwtro-H'-nrarlai p-.*,. ?..'? a
tt.at a sUttch of territory hscladlng
Fa cile* must be t#ft to her at on-,
c- ?? placed under so?.e sy*esn
I ' niiissg that will not close the
do r to has*. For th? rest, so far a*
the a lle* ara concerned, jt |s ont
Br<1 In the forecast tr.at Bi I . ?
wanlfl get a largo port of Tblata;
Ore*-*, fragment* of Epirus aad Thes
BaUy. aad ?tonten-s-i ? a slice of Al
l ? i ? The name t:n.< m ?tip*r.?
gaajsnj far the toaa of the ssnjak an i
t* ? ? r.f.y for f-rthrr sa~aar.? ?-.
- ? ?- dlrw-tlon ?
? t tba southeast ponlor. of t".e
pe* ? lace of Kaasvo The 3p?<tator
I - :'-.}eeted Ai*t-o-H- *r*-:an
?V? ad t-> the ?ea," la e??e r.r In posa*.
* -la-ys '1tred? itie rr,.n
* Tr.l*. tt wfli b* Sean, leaves
aWsata t* be da*aa**ht of or satiea?d
' - recognise* ths- fx
P*' ? ?>???. a?k. an-1 lave a
**-*?*? T'- ask. -Wber* do we cow.* laT'
S tba q :?sftor. it sag
'' ? remaining pite* at
k"-r- . <-.g Or.atantir.ori
rked ta fait to Rnr
rbaa oi ret mat* ace* asade
ttnue any longer la Europe, or again
It Austria-Hungary goes to Salonlca?
whichever event may flrsf occur. Then
I the Spectator adds:
[ "We shall be told, of course, that it
<? would be most unnecessary aTi<J most
dangerous to allow Russia not only
to have Constantinople, but the Euro
pean side of the Dardanelles and of the
Sea of Miirmoia. On the contrary. w?
think It would be moat natural and
most reasonable and entirely consistent
with the interests of Uritain and ?lt'>
of the peace of th<> world, to give
Itussia as the chief representative of
the Kastern Church, the prestine whicu
comes from the possession of Con?ian
tlnople, and also the right to o.ic
s'de of the straits which give aces*
to the ?lack Sea. The lilac k Sea for
trade purposes Is u Kussiun sea, and it
h:is always appeared to us most rea
n.nable that the Kuisians should Ue
5ire and should obtain possession ?t
the key of the door sjralea leads into
the Black Sea. Russia wants to secure
her tgresx from tho lilack Sea, and
uufrht ultimately to ha given that
risht. i.Hsiie apart from this. It i*
very much to otir interests to bring
another power intn the MedUeit:iiic?ii.
.?C<1 a power which will help to pre?
vent the balance from inclining in a
direction that may be hostile to this
The forecast Is interesting and is
supported by clear. Impressive and in?
telligent reasoning throughout, whether
'"t is destined to materialize or not.
And not the least interesting feature
of it is the question it naturally caus"s
to obtrude itself, and which Is. I >oes it
explain Great Britain's "silence"?
The quotation we have made in ex?
tenso from our contemporary Is but
an amplification of a hint N conveyed
in a short editorial paragraph In ?
previous Issue, that the card Or sat
Britain might play in the game of
Balkan adjustment would be the re-1
rereal of her historic policy In regard
to Russia's possession of Stamboul and
access to the Mediterranean. Many
reasons why Great Britain might af?
ford to make liberal concessions to
Russia on this issue have developed
since the Crimean War and the treaty
of Paris, and since San Stefano and
the forcing by Great Britain of revision
of that treaty at Berlin.
It Is hardly necessary to say that
the Spectator. In Its allusiqfti to prevent?
ing the "balance from *nclinlng in a
direction that may be hostile" to its
own country, had Austria-?!unpary and
fhe event of that power's reaching
Palonica and the Aegean in mind. Italy's
recently extended interests in fhe Med?
iterranean, through the annexation of
Tripoli, would, although she is Austria- |
Hungary's ally In the triple alliance,
naturally incline her passively. If not
actively, to the British side.
TIIK RIGHT MAX AT V. P. I. WILL1
The Times-Dispatch is glad to see
that the farmers of Virginia are wak?
ing up to the profound Importance of
getting the right man at the head of
V. P. I. As the Southern Planter
points out In an editorial reproduced:
on this page: "The election of a pres-,
ident for the Virginia Polytechnic In-'
stitute vitally concerns the farmers of
Virginia." It is true that this Institu?
tion should stand at the head and
furnish the big constructive leadership
in rural life in this State. Its posslblll-!
ties for helping ths people of Virgln'a
have not even been half-realized. It,
reeds a strong, trained, experienced
president to seize present opportunities'
and make new ones. No petty small
BSBBj of viewpoint or provincial poll
tics should hinder the choice of a man,
who can deliver thj gooda
It does not make any difference how
successful a man has been at some?
thing else; what ia needed here is a.
man who has been a noteworthy suc?
cess at bu'ldlng up an agricultural
anil technical school of this kind '
Virginia wents a man who can act for
himself, cn his own Judgment and
gsltled by a wealth of experience in
handling problems cf grave and far
'?cachlng Import. It does not want to
elect a man who will be a figurehead
and havo to make his decisions sccor.d
l hand. The solence of agriculture can?
not be learned overnight. It is idle t->
' expect aa untrained president to get
good res'ilts from a position, the first
n tuirtment for which Is a high
The people of Virginia want a man
at the head of V. P. I. who haa had the
advantage of studying these problems
long and earnestly. It wants a man
I who is acquaint* d with the best that
has b-^en achieved in other Stati-s. and
( one who -an get ti.e same results here
It wants a man who Is In touch wltb
? the best men fas; the faculty positions
? he will have to Uli. who can judge of
th.ir qualifications and see to it that
ti . v fulfill the demands made upon
If ?och a man cannot he secured in
Vl-ginia, ict him b?- secured ei*.-? r-.r-e.
Tf he ranrot be secured at the prfarnt
... J< t him t>e> secured at the just
price for the valuable service he can
rtn.ler. T'.e Plant? r ?'.ois how other
.?t?te? scour the 1. n 1 to KM the h>est
I < ? ;.n<I p!ve them salaries commer
s!!-.->te with their : ervicea.
Th< choice of ?? -'s':: man for V.
P. I. 1? of alm-st iacatr^laMe import
? the fotur* of :r..s .?tat?. Will
\ ? ,r Ja ' :: to f|l"?fo wisely- If ?oj,
we shall have fallen away fr<-m the
- >.<t r>a?f r >r that .State that can
no lor *er choose Ita servan*? wisely
and with Just reeoarr. l*!on of.hee nee*ia
? on the edge ef her own d?-ad
?*?ar. i"?r*t?>vr"?r?tT? xtrrnn
? "o-:rh moot of will pmhah'T
he SS?!?*?.* ???at the rrro't of the elec
TV n T jearfsy w'll represent the arc"
ttste wisdom end desl'e ?f th? nat'-.r.
there fare Seen ,n rnanv ?airr'** tons
as to how r.'-.r preser,? eottng- svstem
ear Ve f.Ttr>ror?d that It seoases a mvm~
I ' 'Ml ' f- ul1 resile be Ten prosed
Certainly ?' e Hf?l <? f a democracy la
to st't *l the voters to express a
choice and to aav<- their ballots h^n
satly rerordrd If under the present
system a considerable part of tba
people do not vote at all?and there la
a doubt aa to whether those who do
vote ret things straight?it might b*
wise to consider a simpler and more
compelling expression of publtoaoplnlon.
Attorney-General Wick er sham thinks
the trouble Is In the indifferent voter,
and proposes that men be compelled
to exercise the suffrage under a pen?
alty, at least in cases of constitutional
amendments. His idea is that in set?
tling the organic and fundamental
principles of the government under
which he agrees to live, eacli man
should he forced to express his assent
or dissent. Mr. Charles Francis Adams
has a clever plan for having the presi?
dential vote t;>ken by mail. He would
use the post-?'tfice machinery for elec?
tion purposes, and so save both time
and money. His scheme would be
worked somewhat upon the registered
letter theory. Kvery voter would be
reached, and * full and Sttcial record
established at small cost.
Another Interesting proposal Is that
we hold our elections on Sunday. Per?
haps the idea is that the better the
day the better the deed, and so men
would not wander into devious ways
of securing votes. It would also save
a day, and perhaps the fact that Sun?
day in free from other cares might
c;'.'ise a more intense Interest in cast?
ing a ballot.
Harnest efforts are also being made
to simplify the machinery of voting.
The ballot is being shortened in order
to avoid confusing the issue, or the
voter. Tests of new automatic ma?
chines have proved discouraging. Even
the experts could not split a ticket in
leas than forty seconds, and the ordl
nsry man took from two to three min?
utes. The result is that In Chicago
they will follow the old system, how
The moral of the whole agitation is
that voting depends on the man, and
that we eaa't get a better erstem un?
til ws get men who are more Intel?
ligent and more keenly sensible of
their responsibilities. Of what signifi?
cance would be a vote forced from a
man under threat of punishment? Jf
a voter refuses to come In person, will
he be of any value by mall? Will not
as many doubtful deeds be done on
Sunday as on Tuesday? About all that
can be done is to educate a man until
he learns that it 1? to his Interest to
vote and to tell him how to vote wisely
and expeditiously. The rest lies with
EDGAR A. POPS MOTHER.
There is something- profoundly pa.- I
thetio in the news that the grave of
Edgar Allan Poe's mother has been ;
discovered in old St John's church- !
yard In Richmond. Her grave seems !
Indeed a place for a monument, but a ?
monument to defeated hopes, a dark
and sombre relic of the reflected bril?
liancy of her son's career. From what?
soever high and quiet place she looks
down upon the world, what thoughts
of the tragedy?Man?amuse her eter?
She was a gay and beautiful woman,
an actress, and she bore as a son that ?
delicate and mysterious incarnation of i
wild creativeness. Edgar Poe. How |
much of her own gaiety and beauty j
and mystery helped to mold the fra- j
gile prophet of weird poetry who once j
nestled to her breast? Does she re- '
member with glowing pride that ho ;
waa a great artist and a fiery burning
soul, or does she shudder at the
thought of her little son. befuddled In .
his cups and shaming all her one-time !
hopes for him? Ia she reconciled to
Ma failings for the sake of bis gifts?
II is hard to understand the sadness ;
that her picture brings to the heart j
Perhaps it Is because of the quick j
forgetfulness that swiftly covers a
hnaaaa life, she has melted into time
Ilka a painted November leaf drifting
i >wn upon the dark surface of the
tarn of Auber We remember her for
ber son's sake, but not even in his .
haunting lines is there aught to tell !
of her life. She was Poe's mother. We i
erect in the thirty feet where she may
lie burled a monument In her honor.
Vet we do not even know the color
of 1.>t eyes.
The St Louis Fost-JDispatch says that
football is a properly punctuated
pastlaie. for this reaaon: "Football is
divider) into four periods. In between
each period are innumerable dashes
and exclamation points. Many a play?
er Is brought to a full stop by slugs
and reduced to a state of coma."
We bet ? very one of the Balkan al- i
lies will tvant white meat when It
comes to casrvinsr up Turkey.
notL, Mr. Taft and Colonel Roosevelt
. will Just hear the election returns
Tuesday. Tr.e; won't be election re?
spring feeer weather in the fall is
Ju^t another of the charms of tr.e Vlr
1 pTnia climate
Anybody who takes a leaf out of
! Nature s b... k right now w.U think thf
amiable dame gets out a yellow
Th*> ottoman army ought to sjtan Its
! (Ost better
The frsrcMse bidders seem tc use
up a lot of power will out generating
much llrht these days
If Virginia h?ats Vande-bilt to-day
she rejrdn't worry aiKJUt that V. M. I
game anv more
Notwlthstsndtnn the warm w-ather.
the prW of coal s'ays vs. Wa are
slowly coming to the opinion that th*
weather isn't what fixes the priee of
Pr?M?e the Ti?e of war a< ? ? ? plan? s.
It still seems to be the man behind the
gwa who wins the battle
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
Under the spreading chestnut tree
The village smithy stood.
The smith, a mighty man was he,
, Industrious and good.
lie did repairing in those days
At very slight expense.
And very seldom did the bill
Run over 50 cents.
lie lived within a humble cot,
And poverty he knew,
And luxuries that came his way
Wore very, very lew.
Then came the metamorphosis.
He's now a millionaire; %
lie has a mansion and a yacht
And ruilioad bonds to spare.
He duesn't tinker wagons now.
Where once he made a dime.
He charges $9<i tor
Kive minutes of his time.
The humble blacksmith is no more,
lie is a man of means;
He's running a high-toned garage
And tinkers limousinea
Mr. l.lgatfoot*> Adventures,
Mr. Lucius W. l.igl.lfool. the cele?
brated steeple-jacki*>t, who has climb
cd a great many church steeples for
. the purpose of painting them, fixing
' the weatlitr vanes, etc., had a rather
' thrilling experience the other day. Mr.
I.lghtfoot, be it known, is one of the
most eminent climbers iti the State.
While he was greasing the weather!
vane which surmounts the steeple ofj
one of the prominent houses of wor-i
ship the other day, the rope, by which)
he had intended to descend, escaped!
from Its moorings and fell to the!
ground. Mr. LJghtfoot does not Stay
up on top of steeples all the time. He
has to get down to the ground at meal
times. He was In a queer predica?
ment. Ha could wrap himself around
the stseple at its sharp point and hang
on. but he could not slide down that
way, as one would slide a flagpole,
because the steeple broadens out as
one proceeds toward the foot, and
keeps growing larger, and It would be
impossible for one to keep his arms and
legs around It all the way down. Mr.
Lightfoot. being a man of resource.
Immediately remembered that once
upon a time a man who had been
caught on top of a high chimney, had
raveled his sock and let the yarn down,
and by It pulled up a string and then
a rope which had been fastened on by
an admiring constituency baiow. Un?
fortunately, however, Mr. LJghtfoot is
one of those free and untrammeled
citizens who do not wear sooks. After
Mr. LJghtfoot had been a prisoner on
top of the steeple for three days, and
was almost ready to let go, a genius
on the ground made a bow and arrow,
and shot an arrow over the steeple. At?
tached to the arrow was a string. The
rest was easy. Mr. LJghtfoot hauled
up a rope and made his escape to the
ground. The moral Is that a man who
climbs steeples should wear socks.
Ho owned a handsome touring car.
To ride In It was heaven.
He ran across a piece of glass?
He took his friends ont for a ride.
'Twas good to be alive.
The carburetor sprang a leak.
He started on a little tour;
The finest sort of fun.
He stopped too quick and stripped his
He took his wife down town to shop.
To save car fare was great.
He jammed into a hitching post.
He spent all of the cola hs had
And then In anguish cried:
"I'll put a mortgage oh the house
And take Just one more tide."
Things to Taluk. A bent.
It takes a bachelor or an old maid
to tell married folka how to bring up
Nine tenths of the slde-talk-wlth
glrls dope is written by gentlemen with
scraggly whiskers and corncob pipes.
If the forests are not augmented
soon, there will be no wood for tooth?
picks, matches and lead pencils four
million years from now.
There are 467,893 vaudeville persons
in this country at the present time who
are singing -'Everybody's Doing It"
The only sure wsy to become a con?
tributor to the newspapers Is to write
patent medicine testimonials.
A watermelon Is an optimistic cu?
cumber that has done well in life, and
a cucumber is a pessimistic watermelon.
Think It over.
X* Chance Thea.
"?live me liberty." shouted Hon. P.
Henry, "tllve me liberty or give me
That was strong; talk, of course, but
it should be remembered that there
was no Reno for Patrick to go to, at
The V. f?. i. PiidfcW),
The question of a president for Vir?
ginia Polytechnic Institute vitally con?
cerns the farmers of Virginia. This in?
stitution not only Is an important part
of our educational system, but it should
?Mips ? f?!>r i*?y qairk?T *a r?a
j<nv<?r hwelti. A f?1i*r i? ?*rr?r ? tn?e
*?>?? as ionf a* ?? admlte ft
HOW THE OLD HOMESTEAD SHRINKS AS THE
By John T. MoCutcheon.
TFTi-? l I ? -.-1 in ii ii i iuhih in ii u i'
When their income warn $l?.0#e a. year they though t the hooee ru flne and the vtew superb.
Whan thmtr tootmm vtmm IM.fM a ira* thaw iiaaa ?a aotlo* that ^mtr entarten warn ariantiia and that a
tmlghhoriam barn nairal tta _
Bat win tfcetr lnjasBS reached a tamrtor of a tzrOl Van a rear, tba hause became ao aasali and th? obnoxious
barn so Lars* that tfeay had to move to a fashionable suburb.
also stand at the head of our whole
I fabric of agricultural production, and
I modern rural life, upon wbloh la build
I ed our cities and our civilization. It
I should not be a mere institution to
I teach a few hundred boys the rud>~
[ menta of agriculture and engineering.
I This work is vastly Important, but the
I V. p. I. should stand for something far
beyond even this, it should stand for
leadership in the farm enterprises of
Virginia, these enterprises representing
a capital of three-fourths of a billion
dollars, and an annual Income of over
one-fourth of a billion dollars.
This Institution Is obviously in Us
infancy in service to the State. Our
; vast undeveloped resources, and the few
! maximum achievements in production,
scattered here and there all over the
State, furnish Incontestable evidence of
the magnitude of the problems which
we look to the V. P. j_ to pioneer. Wo
haw> Just begun to realize the possi?
bilities of our soil aad climate, but
here, as in other better developed
States, we must look to the technical
college to blase the way towards mak?
ing our present maximum the every?
day and common-place.
All this must depend on the person?
nel of the leaders In this work. The
president of V. P. L must be a man of
broad graining. He must not only be
a man of culture and character, but he
must know American agriculture aa
As it will devolve mostly upon the
president to select staff workers and
teachers, he must be a man with broadj
acquaintance amongst the leading
American agricultural scientists.
The question is not. aa it would seem,!
one of securing the services of a man
to supervise the expenditure of thoj
few paltry thousands which the State i
and nation now appropriate for this
institution. The question Is of aecur
ing the aervlces of a man of the broad J
grasp of vision necessary to make the
V. P. I. a great power, in every wsy,
in the administration of the throe
fourths of a billion we now have In?
vested in Virginia agriculture. Virgln'a
farmers should not tolerate action
based on a less far-seeing point of
view. Any attempt to use this Instltu- ,
tion as a board upon which to play a!
petty gam* of political Jugglery should
meet with outspoken condemnation'
from every patriotic citizen. We have
too long suffered from this sort of
Two of the Western States. Cali?
fornia and Iowa, have recently had oc?
casion to select leaders In their agri?
cultural work. Their methods of tind
lns: the right men. and the c ha'act er of
l h?- men they found, ar* both worthy of
emulation by Virginia Hunt, of
ivr.nsy lvanta. goea to California, and!
Pearson, of New York, assumes the
presidency at Iowa. We understand
the salary of both then* men ranges
arourd the ten-thousand-dollar mark.
They ar* more likely nnderpaid tl.an
overpaid. Their selection was the re?
sult of e*rn?-*t. serious w0rk by aa
; able committee, co-operating and ad
! vt?lr.g with America's leade.? in *grl
; cultu-al and technical edacatlon.
When agriculture shall have been
1 th* dominant feature of the V. P. I.
*nd a strong hand shall have stifled
4he Intrigue and bickering cn tb* part
of some r f the faculty, which have
I kept the Instltatt.n m constant tar
moU the V P. L will bsve entered upon
a career of usefulnesa to the state
which will amply repay any outlay that
mnv be made for tta maintenance sad
futare development. Tb? swath* ra
Planter awaits with Interest the owt
rome of the deliberation of tb* board
of visitors In the filling of tr.is 1m
'?oetant po*i?'on which annas an much
I to the fat are of Virginia ?4tTwwlt-rr*.?
;Tb* Soother* rian'er <N*v***ber >
C. 4k O. mm* N. * W.
Which has the larger outstanding
bond and stock debt, the Chesapeake
and Ohio or the Norfolk and West?
ern? Which stock sells at the higher
rate? R. R. R.
X at W. During 1911 the highest
rate paid for C. dc O. was 86 3-4 and
the lowest for S. ?c W. was tt 1-4,
while the highest was 110 1-4.
Please give me the date of publica?
tion of what Is known as the second
folio Shakespeare. A. W.
Caraesle 1 ??finite.
Can you Inform* me whether the
Carnegie Institute In Washington re?
ceives students? S. S. HURT.
It does not The institute is not
a teaching inatitution. but one for in?
vestigation, research and discovery.
Re. S. Woodward. Waahir.gton. D. C.
is the president, and will probably
cause to be sent you circulars of Infor?
Will you give me the date of Rob?
ert V. Hayne's great speech on the
reduction of the tariff and tell me
where I may get it? EAGL.F.
Most of Mr. Hayne's speeches were
"great" and he spoke not a few times
on tariff reduction. Probably you re?
fer to his speech of January 9, 1632.
as this Is very often quoted Tou will
be able to find It In the State Library,
knowing the date as above.
Please tell me the rank of the high?
est officer In the United States Navy
and In the United States Army; also
what rifles are used in the army.
T. F. H.
Adm'raJ MaloT-ceneraU frpring
fleld. 30 caliber.
I find no reference to th-> battle of
Newmarket In my history of the war.
Will you be good enough to give the
date and the commanders and the num?
bers engaged? R E. M.
For a brief statement one could
hardiy do better than cite Harbottle:
May IS. 1*?4. between i.-./.nn Federals
tinder ffgel and S.ZO* Confederates
tinder Breckenrldsre. The Confederates
by a rapid flank movement fell upon
Sis-el's forces while on the march and
drove them to shelter In a wood
behind their artillery. The guns were
then most gallantly attacked and
taken by 2S* boys, pupils of the lsss>
ingtnn military school, who lost e ch
tv of their number In ttoe ehsrge. Sigei
retired, having loot very heavily In
men and leaving si* runs In the
Pleas* tell me what day of the week
was Auras* ft, 1ST? W M
Voice of the People
To the Editor of The Tlmes-Dispstch
Uhr.?Why do politicians try to eon
fuse the tariff Issue? It Is a plain
business proposition. Every _ dollar
which gnea abroad Is one dollar taken
from American labor, and any legis?
lation that Increases Imports to that '
extent decrease* the amount of work '
for oar laborlnr men. and as the la- j
soring man Is the only wealth pro
sorer, hard times follow
THO*. A ORXJAU?
My love for you Is as calm and ?er. ne
mother's kiss to her infant
And taaed to the sorfoct ksimsai
Of the songs which the seraphs Bing
My leva for yo\i is as turbulent, dear.
Aa the billows which toss far out
on the ocean.
As reckitss and wild as a wayward
Or a ship at the mercy of the waves'
My love for you has greater strength
Than Samson felt when the temple
With the re and flame and Intensity
That a soul might feel which is
doomed to hell.
Yes, my love for you would soar to
And seek you at the Great White
Or sing to the deepest pit in hell.
Reach out a hand and claim Its own.
MONEY COMING BACK
Frightened Depositers of the Merksa
lew* Savin** Bank Rcg-nla Confidence.
A number of depositors who with?
drew the r fm-.ds from the Mechanic**
Savings Hank during the three days
when the recent run was In progress
came back to the bank's place of bus?
iness at ltd East Ciav Street yesterday
and redeposii-d their money. Officials
of the bank reckoned last night that
Sbout 16.000. or three-eights of the)
total amonr.t withdrawn during the
stringency, was returned to ita vaults.
In the end the bank expects the
entire amount to be returned to their
custody. No effort war. made to con?
tinue the drain on its resources yes?
terday, as the assurances of the
American National Bank and of tho
Kirst National Rank had a quieting
effect on the fears of the depositors.
Business in the banking room of tha
institution went on much as usual
throughout the.day yesterday.
The run on the Mechanics* Savings
Bank had no effect on the St. Luke's
Penny savings Bank, another colored
institution, located at First and Mar?
shall Streets. Maggie L. Walker, pres?
ident of the St. Luke's Rank, felt grat?
ified last night that the Institution
of which she is head was not affected
i?v the alarm. Business with tha St.
L-jke's Bank was even better during
the past week than ordinarily might
The run on the Mechanics' Savings
Bsnk was occasioned by the refusal
to cash a check after banking hours.
"WE STAND AT ARMAGEDDON"
Pas-ear Will Presen To-Morrow Nfopbd
Isnaii a of On Ham
Rev. If. I>. C. Maclachlsn, pastor
of the Seventh Street Christian Churab.
will discuss the Issues underlying tba
genera: election of Tuesday In his
sermon to-morrow evening at S o'clock.
The Immediate s f-Jert of his talk will
be "We stand at Armageddon,'' and
while he adopts the slogan of one of
the political parties for his topic, Mr.
Maclachlan promis? s t?. strike no par*
tlsan note In his remark*
The relation of the Christian relig?
ion to present day political prooicnas
and Issues will form the body of hla
imito v*tsj to open an actmtkje^km
I subfet! to check or mi 3* immtrm
in its Savings Depo, tintnt
capital mi SMFLX&UOMMOaim
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