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d-c'.ass matter und?r act of Cong ms*
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I M?N1VVV. SOVEMBKR ISi:
votk
: The vctor* of Vine in 11 ?
?d?y. pSaa upon two proposed aaaetttl
tnenls to the Constitution, relating to
fehe tenure of office of certain office
pSeld*:.- Th. ?ff. .-t of the first . f those
j-i-.T* s. d amendment* would ? * -
(trtove the constitutional r. st: lotion
whieh limits city treasurers to two
t?rros in ofP.ce. The effect of the as casts'
amendment would be to remove Jhe
e*>r*-l.!i.ti?. rad restrict! ? wh: ': l'. ? it*
city i oaimlsslepksrs et the revenue i j
ene t^rm when elected by the people.
Beth of these proposed amendments
?TlOClJ be defeated. BSSMH
1. Their passage wcu'.i nract.callv
eperate to give odlce for life to oitv
treasurers and city commissioners of
the revenue.
C. City commissioners of the rev -
ought to hold only one term when
elected by the people. t>ecau<e in order
t to secure re-election to office thev
would ur.d< r-assess politically Influen?
tial citizens, so as to secure their poli
T t^cal s-SJr-p-rt. When appointed, thi
IbcaapmlsstoKer Is removed from the ,
f"Jte?Tttat!on to make Improper assess
;;>-cV.:s: trh. n appointed, he realizes that
|*rihs bpst to rearppolntraent is < f
1 -riclent t>fi?J Impartjsl discharstv of hi?
? dtttles
S. City.treasurers c-'JSht to he limited
ifytb two terms, for when thty realize!
'that they have a * limited 'p- riod inj
?which to handle the public linan *> ?,'
I they will be removed from th. tempta
;. tion To misuse or misappropriate th
y publi<- moneys, fac'r.ir as they would
J-the oealisation that they would havej
f; to accovnt finally within a specified!
'^jtiiae.
n 4. The Constitution of Virginia spe-j
j. cifcally declares that no amendment 1
proposed to It shall be submitted to the
T>eople for their ratification until the
I jdwwposed amendment has been ap
IJproved by two successive sessions of
ffthe General Assembly. Th>- two pro-!
sbose.1 amendments reJotintr to the ten-]
*ure of city treasurers and city com
igntssi oners of the revenue were passed
""upon by only one session of the Gen-,
tr?l Assembly, and are unconstit itlonal |
ai-d void. The Constl'utlon is tims
violated sj as to try to prevent a hand
"fnl of odnceholdera from going out of,
?t>ftice wr.--i required to do so by the
law of the land.
4. The officeholders' tru't bulldozed
the General Assembly of IS12 nto sub?
mitting these proposed amendments:
"the ur.constiiutlon^l submission of!
these amend men ta was a part of the
prosr?m vy which the "Kle? h-. iders of,
,.the State throttled l< gielatlon In ti:._
Interest of the people, and forced
.^thru.-v b legialation in the interest ot j
??iceholders.
5. The people settled this question In
M>lM?,.-but the officeholders' trust says
tithat the people cannot vote right until
: xirt-y vote *Ws u?ay the offio - b
Reorder them to vxi'e
*d. Both i 1 posed .. t.dmi n's 'ij. ny
"^Bse Jeffersonian principle of rotation ,r.
"bffice: both amendm' nts deny ? : ii:ty
^wf opportunity to the averar.
T. The su '::!..?-???
-amendments embodies th !:< tevel
idea that a i'onsttiut Ion
. )prjiac'ous than watet, ivl ?
Stltutign shr.til.i iv
tbhrg
4V The pars??* of t:.- ...t
??Ohaages ctrill ;
B?JSalpfld officeholde: - wi e
Bp dislodged from eftV .
9. BQth the i ? ??; i
Signed to ?nrif-h a ? 'r a at 1
*f great damage to th
pec pi c.
10. The
sapsly- misled and r.
sdvocates <-f '. h ? ......
tain newspapers 'h^i. nfi ^ .
pressed the truth as :?? * ?
Ity of theae eSaSJkg1 \ rei
tie people: to vote f?
T'cauK gas soetpl
m *i:--iou?ly mislead? t -
rawae tke atlBcefcolder?' -:?t
? ? ? :.g *o secure :h>
ttjtioral alt
t" take away the ? :^-ht !<? r*\
tow loasj taeir public saw - -
k- M otwog.
!. The forres that ; -i.
t - - ? -. :p have ?oti* bt to n. is - :: ?
??esdnerr off the democratic party b<
it Deepocrs
< - - r. i-> their aid.
? long *' th? e?frW;
T to bulldo/e ?
? n order to g': th-.
* ? : ' <sde e*t? never servi-.
-a) ?saetT'bly bet'er ...
? *d>. better lawa l?wr ?
f toaetlsa enual ricats
Vntttll .r*J ???*Wt??tm. The I***
. I -. for ?r>v#mr.?r.? ?*
?4 ?'.a for o?'<boMtn, * *?*? ???">?'
ft hem is s vote for government of. by
and for the people.
KOITHKHX KAHM MORTGAUtt*.
I A recent report from" tlie Census
I Bureau th.iwj thst there hss been s
' large increase in the number of farms
mortgaged during the last census
; decade. In the Southern States the
tendency to place SSSTtCBSi ? Ml farm
lands ha? been especially conspicuous.
I ? i country r.s a whole the aver
; age amount of troit>:.ui indebtedness
'per larm increased f i or. M.23M in flM
to $!.T!'. In 1910 N?. liitures are given
t.' show t':o advance :t: tho average
I suiesl of mortgage indebtedness to
there farms, out in the South At"
lantic Statik the proportion of farms :
inort?nu.il Wmt M pet cent greater In
1*10 than In lsiw During the same
-." i. j of tea years th<- number at
naWtcasTsd fsrsM la ?be Basl Bouth
vVutsal ffiatsa also lacssaaad in see
..tit and ;? ?.!?., JVesi south Central
division *' rer cent.
The condition of affairs thus dlselssedj
a fiords no cause for alarm, but rather
St si aavmer.t. It *s e<. ;d* tit that a
HitsS| amount of tv.ortgaee indebted
?.??? r;o| '?? t on doutiutrn
farms because at unfavorable agrlcil
tural cro? cesvtitiori* or crop fa*i"r. s. '
Ob the ontrary. t*!i* increased niort
gag-,. indebtedness i* undoubtedly Jue
;.' rut::t :i:ji protn ^f .and activity,
it largely represents funds eect.rod for
: i of tr.ore intensively arid
. ^ r --f.-.C. ?? firr-mg r>M lard.-- \ ? < for
bringing, vacant lands under estiva?
tion 1: :? a so indicative of unpaid
..?.:>?..."..::? at* on land purchased, the:
erection if new f:irm buildings and the
purchase of agricultural implements ?
and live st>ck. The equity per farm ;
becaose of Uglier land val-es Is
greater BOW Thar, ten years ago. de- i
fa t that the average amount
o* mortgage indebtedness has in
v-roastJ. T: e only danger in the situa- ,
tion is the possib:lity of a sudden fall
in trK prices of agricultural products. 1
for the reason that increasing land
.Values arc the result of cspitallxatlea
of the earning powers if the farm?,
?ased on the prices of farm product?.
According to present indications, beer?
ever, there is no probability of an early
or unusual decline in the prices of
agricultural commodities.
?S H \T CAtTMBS DlVOltt K. ?
Statistics gathered by a Chicago |
judce of the Court of Pomesflc Rela?
tions on ttu causes of marital troubles
resulting in divorce or the breaking
up of families by desertion are in-j
struetive, even though they may not;
accurately represent the case In other [
localities of the cottntrv. The fieures
I
have been drawn from personal obser- ?
ration y an impartial and trained!
thinker, and may he taken as s fair,
Indication of domestic conditions in
large cities. !
Half "f the eases submitted to him
were the result either of the interfer- i
< nee with husband and wife by a j
mother-in-law. or of so. ret diseases. ,
Bach of these contributed atwut one-;
quarter of the total. The intei-rer- j
ence of children in second marriages.'
ami the contention due lo hasty or:
eat ly marriase, each caused some K.
per cent of the eases The remaining;
29 p.-r cent is divided about equally ?
according t" the j idge. between un- j
governable t> mpi r and drugs. The I
last include alcohol.
II is interesting r? no:, that the^
causes specified are practically those,
accepted by popular feeling as the.
most potent trouble producers. They j
divide almost equally into a group due
to physical unfltness. and another due I
to faulty social relations. Proposalsi
*o present unions broken by disease
and Intemperance have been mad'. The:
requirement that intending mates get
certificates of health wouM in most!
. cases prevent this terrible conse..jue::ce j
I It Is largely the res'ilt of secrecy en '
! the prtrt of one. .,r ign'-rance on th?*|
j part'of the other. The compsrativi ly |
i: part played by drunkenness si H
|Siirt?n>e n>an\. Hut ;t may be a-i
serered that drinking !s a more potent
i :
. .'..| .i.ss. nsioii and quarrels than
fiir actual divorce. Among the poorer,
classes : ranses :?it'.:d misery without
producing open disruption
Rentedii - f.-r the moi. subtle failures
I of *narita. happiness from the inter-1
ventios of mothers-in-law or children:
I y a pr< rious union are hard to pr? '
scrlr-,? These d iff, eitles root in the j
i a*.d artagor.isms of'
.ri l!f- often added to the in- j
? . ? of instincts is th? question of j
Mew t*;^ home shall be sup- j
ported and who shall live with wh-ofn j
; * r ? ??- ? ?.;ik?. are ancient trouble- j
? bre.der? Sothing but a world full of j
? ru? r?n ron- ,
' rs and find :aiz?
I stor< of . ?., ct.arltj wilT ?rer lm-j
^ ndittssa ver- BD. h
Ctl ? :.xn judge's cnolu-.
: lra-ing 1'ivorce]
liable cancer Most j
old liunsn fall-'
? - --cress Of edO
-. < ' -?'dd to ends of
im eevan i\ tm ??> nmn
Ti.? :?- ' ' ? ? .-i, -^?:r.a P"b
J lie off.- .At ? .'-v *? sears fr<?m the
; V-??!,'? ?* .?: S'%'?? as f r?vtn tfcOsV
[ of Virginia Tkat T*e T t.-? i???atcli
' at..I ?i..- ...??pa.jwi >.4V< r ? or"?r
.Tjitoisse*ss *' this Tteteea^l
.?SySteSS ?.h'-h e*tertS frorfl the
' ? ?ko- ,v- .'<?. rjve-i-aM'.r f?r p-.i.,.- ?or
faSt I M sasM te t? <beapi> r-n^--<^t
? is d-n.-.t iSeaees by the ?gn?r1*tve? r.f
? A'?N?- -i The a]':*iiofi |n t?i?
k| etater >A?stes to idewtlca- in essay, ft
not Ir -?.J phasVs In n'<\ in* .i,te
? eoeelsts of payins fehlte esSeta:? for
:---.?*4 ?'. . -Arm. Ifn-nm^.r
ntt* a*.ari?a K*?rywlnr* wmmmr tk*>
?><? ?\??r~ ?? - r.-?
^?r<i ?>%if?T??ar.tir ?*?*. f?
< umtwtit? i?f *?ftV wn1?h roeulr* ??nl?
' ordinary e*i*ir?s?- v r?r?Iv? ??tT?r?r
I dinar* (i>nr?iMU'aii Tue m*?mH *t
Jefferson County have become so Tin
tensely dissatisfied** with the fee sys?
tem that they have caused a consti?
tutional amendment to be proposed for
popular action this year, the purpose
of the change being to abolish the fee
system in the county where the gross?
est abuses exist because of Its size
und importance. Jefferson corresponds
to lieiuico County and Richmond city
together. It Includes B'rigJngham. the
laruest city . of the State In their
. i:. termined fight for the passage of the
' pending am- mlmcnt. the people of
1 Jefferson County thus indict the fee
system:
As a result of the xreat volume of
ti.^ness in Jefferson County, the fees
lived by law make a number of the
OaTdeea in Jefferson County "tremend-,
otisly profitable "
The office of sheriff In Jefferson
County is supposed to pay net above
all expenses from $30.000 to $60.000 a
spar. He "probably receives ten 11 mos
as much as any Governor of the State
baa ever received, and more than all
of the seven judges of the State Su- |
srem< Court combined."
The clerk of the Criminal Court, the,
court which corresponds to our llusi
tssTS i'ouit. 's supposed to receive net
about $30.000.
Th< probate judge of Jefferson Coun- :
iv is supposed to receive net from
JI.-..000 to $?0.000: "and the Income of
Several other county officials is almost
equally as larga"
The sgSaMS received by the fee offi?
cials of Jefferson are VsJeeaplPs and i
Indefensible.''
Now what is the ultimate purpose
of the people of this ?reat Alabama
county in seeking to abolish the fee;
system" If it Is destroyed, public off!-.'
eials w*U be paid salaries "eommen- J
surate with their duties and respor?-'-|
bilities instead of receiving the tre-!
mendotis incomes which are now re-1
oeived." Vet there is a larger end In
view than the mere change in system |
of compensation, for the people of I
Jefferson propose to take the immense '
amount which they w'll save through
the salary system and put It into the ]
public treasury "to be used In building 1
of roads, the education of our children
and the maintenance of our worthy '
public institutions." i
Are the people of Virginia to Iml
t?te the wise economy of Alabama? Shall j
we go on pouring out the public funds i
in vast and extravagant amounts for!
the enrichment of a few officeholders.!
or shall we devote that public money -!
to public purposes, to better roads, to,
better schools, to other vital public j
needs? Let none be deceived by de- ,
nial: in the aggregate, the fee officers i
of Virginia are just as unwarrantably}
and outrageously overpaid as the *ee|
officers of Alabama. The people can !
solve the problem by electing men to
the General Assembly next summer
who are irrevocably committed to the
destruction of the fee system tn Vir-j
gtn<A
- ? -
MTIHX WALKIXt;.
Automobiles may be all r'ght for in-!
valids and lame folks th's time of
year, hut the sound In heart and Hmb
scorn any less god-like form of travel
than the long and steady swing of au?
tumn walking. Bees walking to work
through the city streets is a pleasure
now. and real tramps on the open road
or down wooded paths bring treasures
of health and beauty that cannot be
bought in any market place in the
world. The glory of walking is that
it is a personal joy. The walker is
lltdcptndi nt Of any equipment except
strong lungs and a keen vision. lie
is not even trammeled by the notion
of getting anywhere. To be on the way
is enough, when the way I? a tumult of
color and a changing panorama of
lovely piet-ires.
Out along the James River bluffs,
where the water and the hills conspire
to paint drowsy landscapes, even the,
niTst confirmed plodder in common
place affairs must find something to)
make him raise his eyes and breath
rl-ep of the frosty air. As the road j
slips past, his birdens. like those
of old Banyan's pilgrim, grow miraeu- I
?:i^'.y lighter. The fretful cares of
money r.r ambition melt into their
proper perspective, and just to live
is tit answer to w.ary riuestionlng
\li that the walk, r needs 1.? an'
? ? heart and foigetfulness. ?trt
ensea i?uts the matter in a few wise'
rices. lie says: "And then yon
mtfsl lie open to al- impressions and 1st]
your thoughts take color from what
Voti should be as a pipe f,,r ?
? lad te play upon. There sJsssrtd
h- ne cackle of voices at your elhow
SI ".i the meditative silence of the.
? ' f. And so long as a man is
i.ng he cannot surrender Mrr.
? f to that fine Intoxikation that
"i s ?f much motion in the open air.
'???rfins tn a sort of dazzle and
sluggishness of the brain, and ends
? 'i i ; ? i-? that pas?e? rr.r.pi "hensi-'n '
?.??!,??. HnR|l 4 I tMr ASD t l.lf.HT.
' ? w -rrl Is S lamp unto mv feet,
^r.'l a It1! util" my path.' - i'salro
<xi\. lei. j
The Rible |p put upon Ms tr.-,l :n
every age. and each aeneratlon mist'
test it Hence the < hiW of Crf'i t-ss
'?"ii ?ble to say. ' Thy a-n.
.is Med .-? the utt. rtmst and Thy
??rvar.t lov-tn It."
? ?? - -anrot be for what it
wa- tn ?',<.- who have har.ded It down
N 'it until we, too. shall have beer.
? .r.d ?e its doctrines and have had
? ters farmed upe>n its prln
Ir. oteer weird?. w? mini pass
? '?'* "f authority t.j a stage
|r, , measure are trn?t
all >ave "s%r parents' hone* and seek
a ? ? al ?r'Mar f?r oor??lv?a tt a
rr ?:;?r or r?r)-.!id, out of th? aama
ir.afr.Ua ar.d after tha On* Greet
JIM?-: W? rarnot ba too th^rkf'il t?
Ood for thiaa wh? her? apnkon TTt?
wvl ??> tia and who tiara tai?i-!
na to ravera ft and feenrt ta>. It;
>at U>? canditlana and circnietaanae
'of our probation naturally differ from
theirs. Their systems of Interprets'
tlen de not meet our requirements or
cover the whole (round for us, care?
fully end reverently es ws may study
or esteem them. Therefore, we are
thrown upon God for the supply of our
usanta. and so we corns to the Bible
with our cwn perplexities and prob?
lems, with the conviction that there
ws will find the light and comfort we
seek and need.
A ' widely diffused Interest in the
Bible Is a characteristic feature of our
own time. No writings, whether sacred
or secular, were ever translated Into
so many languages and dialects. Many
great divines and scholars are devoting
their time and intellect to its history
and Its interpretation. There has never
been a time of greater need for tha
champions of the Bible to devote the!>
most faithful efforts to defend and sus?
tain Its teachings, because It has never
been exposed to such ordeals of critical
investigation as now.
It is truly painful to the devout
Christian to note the tone and temper
with which many of the critics deal
with the Bible. But he may possess
his soul in patience and still hdid th<j
view that has hitherto satisfied his
own deepest- needs. He welcomes'
whatever light men of learning mayj
throw upon It, whether from monu-1
ments or from manuscripts. To all |
who have special capacities for such
research he gives respectful hearing.
?His motto will be: Prove or try all
things: hold fast to that which Is true.
Of this we may be sure, that however
opinions may vary aa to the structure
and the sources of the sacred books,
they will continue to the very end to
do for those who come after, what they
have done from the outset, namely, "to!
make them wise unto salvation through;
faith which Is in Christ Jesus."
The words of our text aptly describe [
the true function of, the Holy Scrip?
tures for the Christian soul. It is
through a devotional study of themj
we may obtain light, and no matter]
who we are. be made "wise unto sal?
vation.'' Again, these words of our!
text remind us that the word of God J
was designed to be to us, in our journey |
through life, what a lantern is to
wayfarer who would pass In safety
over a dangerous pathway during a!
dark night.
The illustration is simple enough,
but not so the carrying out of thel
principle with which it deals. Kach
case must vary with the disposition of
those who use the Bible. They who!
seek to know the truth, that they may
walk In it, who would know the will
of God that they may do it. shall never
lack of light; they will both perceive
and know what things they ought to
do. On the other hand, those of us
who do not strive by God's help to
live up to the light which we have.
Ukase of us who know what we ought:
to do and do not do it. will not ilnd j
the light of God's word. Let us but'
will to do God's will, and we shall j
never wan: for guidance in the way of I
duty. i
How blessed the comfort, the exulta-l
tion. the radiance of hope which these
blessed writings of the Bible minister
to those who are ready to receive them
as the message of their Heavenly
Father, and who seek evermore the
teaching of Tils Holy Spirit as they
read. And this light, too. shines
brightest when the shadows fall thick
about us. when bereavement, bodily
sufTerlng. loneliness of spiritual dark?
ness come, as corns they must. Then
as we recall the blessed words. "Thv
word is a lamp unto iny feet, and a
light unto my path," let us also say'
with the Psalmist the next verse: "I:
have sworn, and am steadfastly pur-j
posed to keep Thy righteous judg
ssetrta."
The Bulgarian army seems t-. be f
the real white hope.
They are talking of increasing thej
police force in New York from 10.b?QI
to 20.000. Maybe they need an extra j
man to keep watch on each of th,e
present force.
Why say that tha "Italian voters j
have come out for Wilson? Just call I
them Americans and assume that they:
will vote like the majority of Amerl- j
cans
It ought to be calb-d Vnhallow E'en'
if the remarks heard from staid house- i
holders after the ,-oys had visited;
them are any Indication.
The panic the Republicans talk about
is in their own hearts.
The ,-ity tie must ha a nice uU- e '
to have eommittce meetings.
By anneTlnc the northern territory
Kirhnvn'1 will get S.ooe flrst-class cit?
izens, and they will get the tenants
of a tirst-class city. Is ther? any rea- 1
son why both Barkises shonM not l>e
wil In'?
T'n, raaaS of judicial decision* by
etno-ior altsm Is the most dansrerons'
form of tampering with the law.
The candidate* have apWSen Tor ?ome
months, but It will ta^e only one day
for the people to aav their ssy.
After seeing Manteli'a "Macbeth'
we canr.of help thinking what a fine
, ? ;. SI K?speare would h^Ve rr.adf out
of the New York gunmen
The ti'tl grsve problem confronting
???? nation will be what to do with
two 1 Ving ev-Vlc?-Pte?i4?nta
i' Nortr, farollna'a fo?tb?.; t.^rr
had as much beef aa it has pluck.-it
would win the wwrhTa rnemp''?n*hip
Tha proper e*? of s?rnplanea In the
Fackart war would be to give the ?ar
correspondents a chauare to f?1 l?m?
THE GIRL WHO HEARD HIM TALK WHEN HE
DIDN'T HAVE HIS ^COMPANY" MANNERS.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[OopjrrUrht: 1W2: By Joaa T. KoCvtcbaea.)
mmm m mmm-an??sa saw* a 11 - . . - |
" I'll just hava a little coat with my ?Irl. Hella. Central, ?tve ma 9?? on th? red and don't b? all day about it,
please."
' ? ? 1 -T - ,
" Hurry up, Central, gut bury. Remember there tri only KB days to tha year and Tm in a hurry.
" Confound It Central, wake up or go back to the tall graee Of ell the Infernally ?low telephone rlrla you are
the limit. Get busy: I have a dinner engagement week after next." ,
?a a matter of fact, ha had Ma number and hie girl decided that If ha was that rude to a telephone girl he
Was not the man for her.
V. P. 1 Presidency
At last Virginia newspapers am
waking up to (he tact that J. V. Kg
gleston. Superintendent of Public In?
struction, is a candidate for the presi?
dency of Virginia Polytechnic to suc?
ceed Dr. P. B. Barringer, resigned.
The subject is one tliat should be dis?
cussed by every newspaper in the
State, whether it be opposed to lir.
Eggleston or not. The Ulacksburg
school is a State institution and every
year costs taxpayers a goodly sum
of money. Therefore every Virginian
has a deep and vital interest in it. Dr.
Barringers administration to a large
extent has been a failure, not, in our
judgment, b -.aus-- of any shortcom?
ings traceable to it. but because of an
everlasting dissatisfaction aroused
when I>r. Harnnger was elected and
persisted in on all occasions. When
his successor is chosen, he should be
a man whom all Virginia can Indorse,
a representative of no clique or faction
and an .exponent of the highest and
best thought in education. The Kve
ning World has said several times that
it believea Mr. Eggleston is not the
man for the place. His active cam- :
paign for the presidency, precipitated
almost before the fact of Or. Harrin
ger's forthcoming resignation was
known, should alone make the board
of trustees exceedingly doubtful as
to his qualifications. The presidency
of a great educational establishment
should not be made the victim of a
political contest or become the reward
of a politician. It is not properly the
object of any man's candidacy. It is
a matter for careful consideration and
conscientious decision. In many re?
spects, the presidency of a college Is j
like th-- pastorate of a great church I
It cannot be n ad.- the prize of a mad j
scramble ?.r an agency for the pro- j
motion of an individual's ambition. In
the church, tht congregation and offl
CasS devote *o the task hours of pa- '
tient investigation, and their verdict
is an utterance of heart and mind,
guided hy devoted study. So should It
be with the trustees of V. P. I. Mr.
Egg'eston's candidacy should he Ig?
nored utterly. As s matter of fan* It
should be regarded a? a reflection upon
the board's Intelligence and the spirit
of its purposes, and Mr. Eggl?ston
should be placed upon preclseiy the
same level as ail other educators. If
he la the best man shorn the board
ran find. If he measures up In erery
way to the demand" of the position,
let him be chosen. The only standards
sho ild he those of character. eq:iTp-;
ment and ability Ed-icatora of enlen- ;
did attainments, qualified tn every way
for the presidency of V. V. I., are to
be found, not only in Vlrrlnla. hut
in other States, and if the trustees ex?
ercise care, eautlori gnd good judg?
ment, they will make no mistake If
they permit the appeals of political
Interest* to actuate them, the troubles
of V P I. will he increased rather than
eliminated.?Roanoke Evening World
'
I Voice of the People |
To the Pditor of The Tlmee-TMsfdkteh:
Str.--The Arlington Monument As?
sociation of Virginia wishes to ejpreaa
gratef'il thanks to those friends who
bare already responded to the appeal
?enf out sriih coin envelopes ItwHoeed.
The total ame.iir>t received to "To veto
?.er 1 In gl*d from 11! contributors,
tt Is Important to have In hand s suf?
ficient sum by November 1* to meet
V.rglnla a share of the last pa^*o??*'?
due <Si this mornm?ni Will not those
who have not yef done ao. send tn a
cor-tr'b'ition a* edon *? pogstlil? ? If
each pereoe, receiving an envelope re -
aooTida with even s ewisll gift Vir?
ginia will make a creditable offering
to this holy entree, sad Is this too
?irons- a pbraee to apply to the ?frort
we are matting to do honor to our
2ee prteor. dead, wbwse sacred dwst
Me. fit the ttattenal Cswattery at Ar
Engten? fa Itfe fTeer erefd asset jib
to the cause they believed right; shall
we of the South fail to show to the
nation at large that we honor their
memories? It Is not the wish of this
committee to overtax a generous pub?
lic, but will not every loyal South?
erner give a little? The treasurer
takes this method of acknowledging
the anonymous gifts that cannot be
I scshstssl for by the printed postal
cards.
October 21. anonymous w.il.o*?
October 21. anonymous . 10
October 21. anonymo-js. K>
October 22. anonymous. U
October 22. P. 1. W. City. IjN
October 22, anonymous . It
October ^4. anonymous . 1.00
October 2w. anonymous . LM
October 2*!. anony moua . 2?>
October 23. N. P. P. <a veteran). . 2.0-1
October tm\ anonymous . 2?
October 31. "I'nknown" . 1.00
October St, anonvrnous. S5
M?S. THOMAS S BOCOCK.
Director A. M Assoc. for Va.
MRS WALTER CHRISTIAN. Treas
Jl". S. Third St.. Richmond. Vg.
tksMstWtety Sols-rat.
To the Editor of The Timas-Pispatch:
Sir.?We are \-ery much grieved to
see that an attempt was made this
week to injure the Mechanics" Savings
Bank, of which John Mitchell Is presi?
dent- We know t?e president of this
hink and nearly all of the directors,
and are fully p*rs;iadcd that they are
substantial and reliable men. We are
personally acquainted with the busi?
ness ability of the president of the
bank and there is no doubt in our
minds whatever hut that the hank Is
being- run In a husiness-llke and thor?
ough manner. We Just feel that we
would like to sav this to the public.
POLLARD at BAGBT.
November 5, 1312.
T?w nirty of Tanked] Men.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Tt has been ssid that Mr. Wat?
son struck bis match when he ran
against Mr. Turnbull for Congress in
the Kourth District I believe he
struck more than his match. How?
ever, as the matter has been settled
by the bosses, let tha Turnbull sup?
porters turn out on fhe 5th and vote
for Mr. Watson. This. I think, will
help to make Mm feel better and per?
haps do better, at the same time hop?
ing the Tarnbtill supporters will re?
member there ts snother election com?
ing In sbout two years. Hope they
??111 not forgot they know what.
Richmond. J. T. HAtlDT.
T%s> eitssirssa ?? raw Faswavwle tirsal.
T> the IM*toT of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?In your naoer of to-dsy. under
the caption ?Tarmvllle Board." yon
aay the school has ni quorum of the
board Permit me to say that the
writer of thle Is mistaken. There sre
mourn trustees now to constitute s
quorum, and a meeting can b? held at
any time that t.'ie necessity may re?
quire. As to the ? Uisor^anizat.on ' re?
ferred to by th*. writer of that article
and tite "uncertainty Pervading th-j
facjlty and student body," 1 know
nothing. 1 am a resident trustee of
that school and live just across the
street from the scnool, and am fre?
quently in the presence it the schol?
ars and teachers, und have never heSrd
one of them aliude to it. I think the
school Is getting on as well as it ever
tild. and I think the president has it
as well organized as can be done.
This much to correct what I think
s.iould be done.
Yours. J. M. CRT.'IE.
1'arinvllle.
Our William.
So our William is in the Gov-ner's
chair!
Well. 1 aiius said he'd yet land there.
Or eise some day be President,
But I must say I'm well content
Bill sBaa was a likely lad.
Hut sich quare notions as he had
"Bout reconizing right o* others.
And treating fo.ks like friends and
brothers
And William's aim was allua high.
If he shot at a bird it must be on the
fly.
And folks did say about the town
That what he SSSSt at he'd sure bring
down.
I
Bill took aim at a senatorship.
Through a hot campaign he quailed
I nsry bit.
And after lection day was done.
By Gosh: 'Twas found our Bill had
won.
And darin' his term he proved ss
square.
That h>s friends all cried. "To IBS
Oov'ner's chair?"
And that Is where our Bill will sft,
Tbo* he pots on airs nary alngle bit.
Now Bill's pa and ma has long been tn
heaven.
But I can't help a-wlshln* that to them
It might be given
To know how their "Willie" 'd all us
been on the square.
And landed safe ;i: last in the Qov*ner-*
I chair.
ROBERTA PEV TOW.
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