Newspaper Page Text
mumm.ha m. areseaarr. mummt
?r MAIL Ose Elm TIM i
vtts Sosiay..Ms? IMS tue M
Wttaeut Soeeajr...... 4S IN LS .?
Staat? sstuss ?mir........ SS) IM MM
??M?s (Wedaeeder)...... XM M M ...
Bf TltiM PUaetck Carrier DeMvery Ser
?tcs Is Blas weed tend aneerfeel ead P?
taisesrp- Oes Weak.
jd*ii> sits mwtmp....it oast*
Belly without f""Isr. U costs
Baader osiy.... C outi
Catered Januar-? tt, ISaV at Richmond. Vs.
Sa eecoad-elaae natter unser ?et af Consreaa
M Haren x ?Hl
TCKSDAT. NOVEMBER 5. 191?.
HUM TO VOTE 0\ THE AHEXD
Three proposed amendments to the J
Constitution of Virginia are to be voted
upon by the people to-day^
On one ballot is the first proposed
amendment. It ;s to section IK, arti?
cle t. of the Constitution of Virginia,
??*itn reference to the powers o; the
trtnera! Assembly concerning the
forms tf i-rgamration and government
for cities and towns, and the classiii
cations of cities according to the popu
The ??ffert of this amendment would
be to permit cities and towns to adopt
Improved and more efficient forms of
govern Jient. commission government
btlng the greatest benefit conterre-d
tinder the amendment. Ev*ry voter j
who believes in efficient government j
should scratch the word "against" on;
I the ballet containing this amendment j
Cc another ballot are the second and .
third prcposed amendments. The sec?
ond la to "section 11? of ths Consti- j
tution of Virginia with reference to
the election of commissioners of the
revenue in cities." |
The effect of this amendment would
be to permit city commissioners of the
revenue to be elected popularly instead
of being appointed by the Judiciary.
The result would be to subject com?
missioners of the revenue to the temp?
tation of underass?ssinfr those influ?
ential politically so that the commis
Sioner could secure re-el ction in re?
turn for violating his duty. This
amendment, if passed, would cost the ,
.Commonwealth thousands of dollars
annually because of the failure of the
city commissioners to assess properly
?od fully. This amendment would un?
doubtedly increase the tax burden of
the people. Scratch out the word -'for'' 1
on the ballot containing th's amend?
The third proposed amendment is to
"section 120 of the Constitution of Vir?
ginia with reference to the election of
treasurers in the cities."
_:m_ The effect of this amendment would
be to allow city treasuiers to serve
Indefinitely instead of two terms, as
at present provided. The amendment
ought to be killed, becaJse the limita?
tion of the tenure of city treasurers
to two terms makes them more careful
In handling the public money and re?
moving from them the temptation to
misuse or misappropriate public
money. S.ratch the word "for' on the
ballot containing this amendment:
These last two proposed amendments
were forced through the General As?
sembly by the officeholders' trust,
whlcfc has spent an enormous amount
to ascure their passage by the people
to-day. The Ce ns'.ituticn requires that
every amendment proposed to it shall ,
be passed upon at two successive ses?
sions of the General Assembly, but ''
these two hav^aeen passed upon by
only on-session and are now unconsti-;
tutlonally submitted' to the people byj
orders of the enemies of the people,
who have combined ti defeat the will j
?f the people. I
Scratch the word on tb? ballet
containing these las: two a-r.-ndments
and strike a b'.o-ar for hon'-t govern
?sent for the welfare of the people.
THE Cl BAA SMdM TIO.V
*Bas third Cuban presidential eiec- ;
?too baa taken place, and not under
the "pacifying'' influi nee of the shad
aws of American bayonet- T.-i-> tur
snotl with possible development it.tc
another insurrection ti.reatt r.--d hi the
ante-electton rioting of some days back,
did not materialize, ar.i v.ir'a :r? s w:.
prophesied that cond tlor.a would i ?>'
precipitated necessitating another '
American inter veal.on have been con
The aathoritiea demorstrated both
their determination and their anility to
keep the situation weil In t an i, arid,
taken t> and through. a< a rale, order
was exceptionally we i
considering the excitable cha-at.
the people. It was an cxreeCrte;?
quiet election for any Latla-Aa
There seems no question of the tri?
umph of Oecrrai Menocal. the Oweer
vatlve saasosVaaa, over Mr. Zayas. hit
Lberal aSfhMssat. This, as we view
I wsa e-mlaent y to be desired sine-.
?'-?g*rg the two by their p.-^t record*
a.l their sMUowing. Menoeals poli?
ces promise best for tbe island in
Tr. mala point however, is that f -
?f ee . ?ct.on" weald appear to go far
towards realizing ths ideal of ew a-'
af ir.terveatlea la 1?M. wh. t was t<
a-.at e tbe Cubans "to eatebltsb s sta?
kt? goremmsnt. saps his of Baaiatsia
Icr, order aad uhsss Uns Its Interoa
t r.: obUgatlona, laararlag ponce aad
traaaoiliity and the security of It*
eswstns. as well aa af ewrn"
la that tkkt go rsraaasat. as pstrea at
the repebUa aad so Ks aadsi er;t r
hs ins.nag tbe sarsgaardlag of ths
tateraata aad tkav Maas of the ctti
twas and sahpacta af taenaara powers os
the iowmubw at thie or that party
la aa altogether secondary considera?
The manner in which the election
paaaed off ia a moat hopeful sign that
the Cubans haee. after all traveled far
on the road of capacity for self-gov?
ernment. It puts an encouraging dis?
tance behind the apprehension that in
order to fulfill our obligations to Cuba,
to ourselves, to humanity and to civili?
sation and to forsign nations we may
have to Intervene again?a consumma?
tion devoutly to be deprecated. For,
I what with the undercurrent of Ameri?
can Impatience with Cuba and aense
' of Cuban Ingratitude among the Amer?
ican people, a third intervention could
I hardly fail to mean Intervention to
! stay, and the loading upon ourselves
I of another territorial, racial and po- j
, litical complication. Of these we have
more than enough already.
j l'l MSHMIl.Vf KOR THK AI.I.KXS.
1 The plea of Dr. George W. McDaniel
that the sentence of death on Floyd
and Claude Allen is unjust and should
be commuted to a lighter punishment
has received wide publicity. Vet pub?
lic sentiment throughout the State has
not eliatised from the ilrm conviction
that these men are guilt}, that they
were tried fairly, and that they sho'ild
ba punished in accord with the law.
Every man must regret that Jeath
ever has to be allotted to fellow
beings by society, but every man must
also feel that emotional horror of the
individual execution cannot be aa*>
mitted to overthrow the verdicts of
impartial juries and undermine the j
very- power of justice. j
Dr. McDaniel urges that these men I
were the products of their environ- j
ment and yielded to the impulses of |
natural passion. Was any murder j
ever committed that could not advance ?
?bt same justification? But if any
portion of a society Is so constituted
by environment, education and tra?
dition that It produces crimes of de?
liberate violence against a whole
court, there Is no more dangerous pre?
cedent to establish than to free Its
members from the fear of punishment J <
and respect for the law. If the con- 2
ditlons that evolved the Aliens be 1
allowed to exist, yet the Aliens them- I
selves be mads martyrs arid spared J
the consequences of thetr crimes, what '
respect will remain for authority, 1
what check upon future violence, what
immutable rule exist by which the
community can protect itself against
the mob spirit and the reprisals of
The fear of punishment Is a re?
straining influence on ail men. Ita
power cannot be tampered with by i j
emotion. The facts In the present case
do not show that :uy Injustice has |
been done. There la no reason for 1 )
making an exception to the stern 1 ,
course of justice. It the social con- j
dltlons must be changed to prevent
repetitions of such, murderous acts,
let Dr. McDaniel and all other thought
fu] men labor to change them. There
Is ample field for the exercise ol
gnarity, self-sacrifice, human tender?
ness snd the tine emotions of . the j ,
spirit ia trying to change the en- I .
vironment so that murder will be ! ]
blotted from men's imaginations. But I .
until the time shall have come when
love has driven death by murder or j
by execution from our midst, let not
?snail and plastic sentimentality ;
weaken the strong wall of law, he-1
hind whose stern protection we work i i
to bring ibout the nobler visions. I t
CO-OPERATION FOB PLAVGROl \ D5. j
Every agency 'n Richmond devoted' ,
to bettering the bodies, minds and' ,
characters of children should get back .
of the plan for playground.*, soon toij
be presented to the City Council. The L
t ?-t.-.blishrr.er.t af adequate recreation ]
faril'.ties under trained and expert ;
tu; -rvision !s a fundamental r.ecesslty
in handling the young people of this ,
atty. In the cotiiprenenelve and defi-. |
n'te program mapped out by the field ?
at i ratal J of the National Playground ,
Association, and r.ow about to be sub- j |
nrittcd to the authorities for action.J
li's the opportunity of unifying and'
? ai. the social uplift forces ,
i :\ ??lie vita", part of the child pro lfm.
? ?? <-.ft?n the l?rc.-.? r<-r good in Rich-:
< a-<- rpi!T and na.?f.ed by failure
to co-operate. Here '? th<- chance
;o i - * n real w<>rk foi- r. definite, clear.1 ,
CJt, ai.rolutely ess-::t'a. element in Our1
'o Ui : fe if ci.ojh'ti pressure >s ,
brought to bear upon the Council, It;
wi"1 rise Si I readUy to what is clearly
a p'll.iic rt'mand.
We sugcest that the Behoof Board,
the Juvenile j'rotectlve Association, the
? ?? - Nt'^s - ?:. Story Tellers '
.SuTrage Dengue, the :
j ajsti-1 ? ken*s nocitty. the Educa
m !??? St Andrewsand
' ' ? - ? ? >. ...d worker-.
, lax Health Department, the Beard at I
i ? ? ar.u Cu .. t.'.iw t>e labor
j unions and th< :r.-r? ? lub* Jcln
a.:.. ... otr-.er Inter. ?Ud orgnalaatlons
to sign the petitions that the Phhy-J
'sent, and to a?s?et*i'. ,h?1r own cues-'
' e.:T;. es to ar?twsr Wttl it - efdre the
<? ? i , i ,a of this
? atieu program livery institu?
tion nawee m?r*.Ivn?d ru? a Street In
' '? " r ? mi- pleygrnnnd*
own prebfc rr? an. in pert, be
? tj t'l'.s r. if they fa!l te
>??;<!? , :a- -1,-ai. bu?!n#e?
? ' ? .e sp?nt money
and time ?- perfecting a real program
for a real need, o.^y ?j,, m golden
F?>r one* T>e Tin-? D snatch wee id
like to see the philanthropic sad edu?
cational aa>nrl?u of nehmend get te
geth" art pit ennerhlng through. It
la tlrr.e to a?t d-wn in benee tarks
uid work It would be Inspiration
and snenureg-nwnt f feel the pew. r
of se w.snv r-.?V? trnrrm^nt* Jel-iet
fate aa Instmmen* gfl strength thst
wttl snake the anther ues reaitat
combined Influence. Thor? is plenty ol
idealism, fine aonUmcnt and aplondid
taik la th? eoBmunlty waiting to
crystallite Into deeds. But the uplift
is wofully lacking in "punch." There
la too much ' hoping and "wlahlng"
and not enough of the dreary, corrimon
place grind that gets tilings done. We
want playgrounds and we want a li?
brary. Here's the first step.
In this light, read the letter from
a fourteen-year-old toy oh this page.
He proves that playgrounds are need?
ed. He pleads for help. He 1* clear
and practical. Best of all. he knows
how to go about gelling things done.
He has the lofty civic spirit that pro?
mises not to injure the parks If foot
' ill is permitted therein. Is such
eager seeking to bs denied your help?
THE NEW ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
The increase of forty-eight votes in
the Electoral College must be taken
into account in comparing the election
results in the various States this year
with those of 1910. This considerable
addition Is due to the growth of popu?
lation shown by the census of 1910 .
and the admission to statehood of j
Arizona snd New Mexico. In 1908 tha
total electoral vote was 4S2; this year
it is 621. Instead of 24L' votes, 206 are
now needed for the election of a Presl
Of the forty-eight new votes, Arizona
and New Mexico each contribute three.
New York, already the possessor of
by far the largest number of votes, I
has gained six electoral votes. Its
total of forty-five votes equala the sum
of those of twelve other States, one
fourth of the States of the Union?
Arizona, Delaware, Nevada, New Mex?
ico and Wyoming, five States with
three rotes each; Idaho. Montana. New
Hampshire, Utah and Vermont, five
States with four votes each, and North,
Dakota and Oregon, with five votea j
Pennsylvania comas next after New'
Tora, having added four more electoral,
rotea to what it had in 1908, making
thirty-eight in 1912. California and
Oklahoma have gained three more
rotes each. Illinois, Massachusetts,
sew Jersey, Texas and Washington
liave gained two more votes each. Ala- j
Duma, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Ida
lo. Louisiana. Michigan. Minnesota,
Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,
Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah and
(Vest Virginia have secured one more (
electoral vote each.
The twelve States of the solid South
tave six more electoral votes than they
Had in 1908. In the Middle West.
Indiana, Iowa Kansas. Nebraska, Mis- '
muri and Wisconsin have shown no ?? '
n crease. i
?? Ith the solid South behind him '
lad with the vote of Missouri and Ne- J
?raska. Governor Wilson would have'
LS5 electoral votea, lacking only 101 : 1
more to aecure the majority essential j i
to nomination. If he carries New York, I (
Sew Jersey, Indians, Ohio and Okla- j ,
aorna (as the New York World points j
?ut) he will have seven more than 1
Lhe number necessary for a oho ice. ] (
Even if he does not carry all of those |
States, the gap will easily be filled I I
ay the votea of the numerous smaller;'
States which will caat their vote for i1
THE ECONOMISTS AND PLBLIC
OPINION. j <
An interesting Insight into the state 1
>f economic thinking In Die country, as ,
veil as a valuable comparison between
he Judgment of econorrJsts and public 1
ipinion. Is afforded by a recent bul- ; 1
etln Issued by the Economic League. 1
'n organisation which is national in ,
icope and which Includes among its ,
nembera leading economists and pun- <
"cists. The bulletin shows by a pref- 1
?rentSal vote of the members of the
league the subjects which they t ink
.re of primary Importance and deaerv- 1 :
Ing of immediate consideration and
i-tion. Txsa first three topics recelv
lag the largest number of vites are
' Efficiency In the Administration of i
Justice." "The Tariff and "Th-i Mone- 1
bury System of the United States." | ^
It la doubtful whether popular ?
opinion in Its present atate would i
sanction the verdict of the political
economists and scientists that better 1
mer.ns for administering justice Is of
first Tmportunce. but It ts '.inques- <
Qmably true that the public would 1
sgree that the subject Is a pressing 1
one and should have Immediate atten?
tion. .*f to th* tariff problem, there
Is eviVntly full agreement between
the economists and the majority of the
people. The returns f.-om tc-day's
etertlon will undoubtedly demon?
strate the fact tbat the vote-s of
the country are d?cld< dly in favor it
roduetlora In our present high tariff
In the ease of banking and mone-j
tary reforms, during recent years,
ther' ; r > n a >t<nd> growth ? n
the ? : i! appreciation of the sig- ??
r.!' tn > of this problem. The question !
Is technical and rorapl**. however, and
has unfortunately been eonatantly in- I
votved in politics. An estenalve *r - '
r-. rr. of ?<? .<-?tion in behalf of bank
Ing reforms hi now being conducted
V? commerHal and flnanrr.al interests,
and we may expect an Increasing pop?
ular Interest in moen-r.ee?led bsnk
Ing ?-?? monetary legislation. Business
and f ? ?r. - %j stat-'lity an 1 progress are
depTident upon the ?rtet.!.j h.;.e..t of a!
soui.d banking system which will af
f-wd fa/UUtles for rediscount snd for |
elaeticatr in credit and currency.
Ia It too much to hope that thht day
the htgb coat of living gets a crimp
tahen ta itT
There Is as denying that this year !
tnu pr??i.nM*i csniidsies beer the'
>??? ?caes of battle
T>.? voter who get* hi* ballot mark?
ed ??-sieht In this complicated election
ought to tve oM th? winning , a. as
a reward for super-la tell igen?.?, j
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
? Voter's DUraaa.
I went to bear 'lorn Marshall apeak,
i He Is a man of note;
11 like the feller, turough and through,
I By Jing, be got my goat.
i When he got through bis argumeut.
' 1 want to tell you that
; I quit the U. u. P. right there
I And 1 turned Democrat,
' Bill Bryan hit our town next night.
1 1 always tall for Bill;
He kin charm birds out of ths tress,
! His voice gives me a thrill.
! When lie got throuaii that svsnln'
And hau give his futewell grin,
I'd changed my uimd unce more and
A Democrat ag"1"
A cyclone struck our town next day,
A alight earthquake was felt,
Which turned our village upside down;
Hie name was Rousevelt
He is the deindest talker that
1 guess is runnln' louse.
I turned a somersault right there
And came out a Bull Muoso.
A lot of fellers reach our town.
And each one has to speak.
And every duiued one captuies me;
1 switched tl\ e times one week,
you ask me what 1 am right oowf
The answer can't be wrote.
I guess the last one ler to speak. ?
Is goin' to get my vote. .
Kroai the Illckeyvllle Clarion.
Professor Jimkey's Catarrh and Man*
harte orchestra are ready to furnish
music for da.iicc.-s, funerals and other
society events. Fast and slow music
a specialty. Miss Lutie Bibbins is
learning to play on the phonograph at
this writing. Cal Bmks greaaed his
nose with shoe blacking instead of ar
niky In the dark the other night, and
didn't find it out until two days later,
when he drove to town to aell a crate
Last Sunday, at ths meetln' house.
Elder Hudnutt proposed that the
church give something tor ths orphans.
Deacon Stubba arose and proposed tnat
they give three cheers for the orphans.
Rev. Hudnutt has started a crusade
again the tunk game In ths back ol
the grocery sto.e. He is getting too
many poker chips in the plats at the
iae< tin' house, and in these days of fi?
nancial stringency he la having trouble
Miss Amy Pringle is using her high
school diploma for a rat at this writ-!
ing. It makes a very neat roll, and
we must rise to remark that educa?
tion is one of the most useful and val?
uable assets a young parson can have.
Elmer Jones smokes "Pr.de of the
Gravel Train" and is saving the cou?
pons.'When he gets 6.783.524 more cou?
pons the company will give him a
genuine Imitat.on French briar pipe,
if he lives. Old Man Speiry died last
week and went to the great beyond
after reading this paper for nothing
for nineteen years. He will probabiy
not And much of a change In the great
beyond, as he had for twenty-Seven
years held the lucrative posiation at Gil'
PrichaiU's sawmill down on Swazey
Ezra Briggs's brindla tried to swal
ler a scythe and snath last week, and
feels quite cut up about it at this writ?
ing. Hank Tumms Is quite comic, .
sometimes. He ought to bo wrltln* far,
tome patent medicine almanac
There will be a show at Tlbbitt's
apery house three weeks from next
rhursday night and polite society Is on;
the qul viv. Mrs. Anson Frlsby has
bought four seats and must be expect
in' company from away. The name of
it la "Ths Milkmaid's Revenge," direct,
from one night in New York and two
weeks at Benton Harbor, Mich.
Betty: A diet of lemon juice will re
luce your weight. Live entirely on
lemon juice fcr one year. If this does
not make you thinner cut out the lemon
Lucy M.: Tou can make a stylish coat
this fall out of a horse blanket and a
few tin buttons cut out of the oyster
Householder: If the moths have eaten
the tails off your dress coat do not
repine. You will have a Tuxedo. To
exterminate moths hit each moth on
the head with a hammer.
Message of a Pi aslsalst.
Money makes ths mare go, but tue
automobile makes ths money go.
Prosperity Is the sort of thing that
makes a nickel'a worth of prunes cost
The wea.th per capita in this country
would be much larger if we didn't
have to support many politicians.
King David said all men are liars, i
but how did h? find it out. when there
was never a presidential election In
The man who doesn't have to work
pats all the vacations, and tbe one who
needs the vacations has to work.
Three fellers In our midst has de?
clared that they ain't goln' to git
shaved until Oscar Underwood is elect?
ed President ;
Voice of the People
Yean* % citlsrae Want Piny gl annahm,
To the Kditor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Recently I have noticed In the
paper* dat somebody else Is seeking)
a place f.-,r us boys and girls to play
as well ;a we. I am a boy fourteen
years old. who has Jist atarted to
Pall styles la sparerlha show a sttTl
bisrher Ivory finish. Tea might Jtst
s. well buy a syia-phwwe if riar?
|..,.kin' fei eossethln' f eat TOO
bsrdiv ever see a feller's wife s aasea
in th' list rt' Injured whea bis
la a Itch.
THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UP?N YOU, MISTER!
_ By John T, McCutohcon._- - .
High School In September. When I
arrive home from school, unless I have
something to do at home, I go out
in the street and walk or loaf around
till about dark, and then I come home
and study my lessons. We csn't play
baseball In the etreet. because the
??lies stop us. and we can't play foot
ball In the street, because the ground
is too bard. The only game left for
the boys to play is marbles. The other
day 1 saw a man cut up the side*
walk on the side of his bouse to keep I
them from playing marbles.
There Is Chlmborazo Park, which has j
five mouuds. one mound is used for f
tennis ana croquet, while the other j
four are not used for anything. We j
boys want two mounds for the use
at football, and the girls and smaller ,
children can use the otbsr two mounds
for their games and sport. 1 don't1
see where football does any more!
harm to the grass than tennis and f
Sometimes, when I go after a hoy
to come out, generally he says, T, am!
reading a bvwh ana don't want to ?
come out. There la no place to play." I
If any one knows that playing on J
the park doesn't hurt It, "Hike" Pierce,
the park keeper, ought to know. He >
says he believes In letting the boys I
play football on the park. Ana It isn't j
be who Is keeping the boys from p.ay-1
ing ball on Uo para, as soms people 1
think. He has to carry out Instruct- \
iions of the City Engineer.
Some gentlemen who are not so old j
but that tbe> can remember when1
they liked to p-ay are supporting us.
But, friends, these men can't do It ail; I
everybody has to work for it. Once |
football was played on the park
whole season, and the City Engineer
didn't find it out till in the spring,
when the boys started to playing
A few boys and I have a petition
before the Committee on Grounds and .
Buildings to play football on the park..
We had some few to oppose playing [
football on the park. They said "they i
believe In beautifying the park Instead i
of ruining it. I believe In beautifying |
the park myself. And hero Is a way
the boys can play on ths park sad |
beauufy it, too:
Ws will use one mound one day ?
the other mound next day. aad both
on Saturdays If We begin to InJute
the grass In ths least Us park keeper
has ths right to step as aad wait
till the grass Is green again, tf yog
are a cltlsen of Richmond, agreeing to ;
this plosas be present Thursday. No- [
vember 7. at the City Hnll at 7:Se P.
jf_ when the Committee on Grounds |
snd Buildings meet. And help aa to j
werk It through.
Tours respectfully. _
My nestlings three aevs gone to rest
In the room next door to sains;
A kiss and a kag. each bald to ?
For a short, sweat space of time.
I inched them In. then ?toed awhile.
And gased on each dear face.
As I wondered how ths time Pd wile.;
Whea they're called to ma Ufers race.
Oh. birdies mine: Twsrs a aad. aad]
When yaw leave this old rwsd-tree:
The strings of my heart win aanp VI
So tarry, my nestlings three!
To the Editor of The Tlraes-Dispatch.
8ir.-Jai?es Bell wood a well worts
listening to la any matter pertaiaang
to farming, and his eeper an nrw
glnln bandar as good readt^htr BaJi
wood to one of Vlrglala a heat. alttesaa.
and though he wsa not horn here, has
doae a great deal for the good of
the State by hhj eaaraple snd see
rest, and possibly his wonlerful farm
on James River near Itoscheeler, kf
the most proPtaave awe la the State.
Mr Bellwood says wa aesd (the far
sacra need) lissirshh) from and In ths
person of the bead of the 9.\
so-called agricultural sob eel of 1
?'row this Idea of the T P. t twratsaj
cat practical farmers has a -cataey*
soeed. but there ts nothing Is k. A
sack a teat is of as rates at an in
determining the sssUsacy of the State
In Uta? at tot this Mcbaioal arhoot.
What man would have bat eon gyad
aate at T. I. aad then take ap soars
KVirginia land, wtth the certainty
he aeasd eara aaty kwV what'
he could earn in hit trained work
aa a technical scie.uiat? Let this
young men try to bjy some of tu?
"goua land" (desirable land), the land
that ougnt to be producing maximum
crops to feed too people. Tne rent
or the Interest on tne investment
wouid "eat him up" in a Uiue while.
Mo he has the choice of working poor
land that Is "beiow tne margin or cul?
tivation." or paying a big premium for
the use of desirable land, wun im?
provements and a maruet. Tnerefore
he does the sensible thing, and works
for a salary as a technical expert, and
then tnere is a p?pu.ar outcry that
the V. P. W is a failure, as it does not
tuna out practical farmers.
Now, snail we abolish tne V. P. I., or
shall we seek out tne cause of tils un?
natural condition that breaks up
h nies an? taa?rs our young men and
young women away from tne land and
stops Iba proauctidB of "weaim"
(things, the people need- /and encour?
ages idle land*
Some say me teaching in the schools
Is the cause of tma atiange condi?
tion, but it ia not true. Tne cauae
is hidden and covered up, and certain
men make it their business to keep it
The cauae of idle land and Idle men
ia that the desirable land la held out
of use for the community increase m
value, and labor ia compelled to use
the leas desirable land nrat. This is
a sin against the economic law; a sin
against Ood and nature. There can
be no social health until we recognize
that land cunnot be held "out of uae"
without some onj suffering for It. Tne
remedy is to tax land into use. A Ux
on land values "stays put.'' it cana.it
be evaded or shifted.
_ *eut Point an Rlehaeeud'e Part,
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch
? s-r.?Regsrdlng the plan to make
West Point a port for Richmond. I
want the business men of this city to
read the following extract, clipped
from the New York Times, if otner
cities are attempting to get deep-sea
trade from the American metropolis
why cannot Richmond do the same?
"Are New York business men awake
to the fact that Boston Is stirring
heaven and earth to divert commerce
from the port of New York? In a,
Mnglu issue of a recent Boston daily
I note that the port directors 0f that!
city are attemptlag to get the State |
to reclaim certain piera from the New
Haven Railroad; that the Hamburg
American Line has agreed to establish |
a Boston-European service, and that a
direct ateamahip Una between Boston '
and Norwegian ports has slso been ar?
ranged for. What this means to New
York may be gathered from the fol?
lowing quotation attributed by the
Boston Treaecrlpt to General Hugh
Bancroft, chairman of the port direc?
"The railroad rates are the same
bare as to New Tork. and where the
service Is nt si! comparable with that
from that port Boston will get the
business. ? * W
"What are New York's business men
doing to keep the traffic that New
York already has and Increase It? Ed- i
ward Hntca. Jr.. Is not the only one
who wanta to know.
"The Boston Chamber of Commerce
? the active organization that ia pro?
moting Boaton'a efforts to take our
trade sway from^us. It is time New
York's business men snow as much
civic spirit ss those of Boston."
From the foregoing It will be noted
that eternal vigilance Is necessary te
bold trade, un-1 that determination can
win business from a stronger com?
petitor. Richmond exports and Im?
ports Why cannot she do this direct?
ly? One or more foreign steamship
lines running between En rope* a ports
and West Point would stimulate sales?
men to extend their territory and sell ,
Virginia products abroad
The James River, far a certain class
'of trade, will do wall enough, bat ocean
liners cannot afford to basard a trip
between City Point and Richmond.
Small vessel-! may approach th's city;
however. Mr. Dubney and his workers
muat be mora ambitious than to rest
content with limited facllltlsa Those
I who are responsible for deepening the
.James and for making a port of Rich
i mond deserve it to be written, "Well
done., good and faithful servsnt(s)."
I Again, let me call attention to Phil?
adelphia Remember that the Quaker
City is far Inland, upon a froaea river
during the winter ?tudy lie shipping,
i learn the number of piers, and find out
why big hosts can afford *o ascend the
Delaware. Then get in touch with for?
eign officials and persuade them that
i R'chmond will support a regular ser?
vice from Europe.
G ASTON LICHT ENSTEIN.
I Pleats tell me what Warraacoyack
was in Virginia history. at a
One of the eight counties erected
Tb? PsrJssssesu of ?seats.
Can you inform me who was the au?
thor of the famous "Parliament of
Beasts," published In the Richmond
Examiner, when It appeared and where
I may eee It? CYNCHBURG.
Mr. Edward Lorraine ia generally
credited with the authorship. It was
I published in the Examiner March It.
? lttl. The tone waa hardly com pi t
imentary to many persons then of In?
fluence in Virginia, and It la seid that
almost the entire ed'tion of the paper
' was bought up and destroyed. A small
j volume of reference to the Examiner
I was published by a brother of John
M Daniel, and contained the article
I in questl'.n. but this volume la about
as hard to find aa one of the papers.
I iou may see a copy of tbe Parlia?
ment in the Stats Library.
Will you be good enough to give ia
I the Query Coiimn s statement of the
I condition of tbe liquor laws ia tbe dif?
ferent States? W. A PARKER
I If we did The Times-Dispatch could
not hold anything else for a week- Tbe
.Virginia Anti -Saloon League, roster
.Building. Richmond. Va.. will send you
; circulars of Information.
ISssaHist City. ?.. Jl
I Please tell tre which la tbe smallest
Incorporated city In Virginia, and Its
population. T. T. ORE 13?.
1 Wiiitamsburg. 1,714.
I Begg.see tw Stew Tests,
I Can you inform me bow many
negroes there are ?nNew York City.
, by borooehs. If possible? .vW-LIl.,
tS.WK) in Manhattua and the ?eon*
J7.en* in Brooklyn. 7 ew In Qweea?
end l.eeo on Stetlon Island TU* la
the estimate off the New York A** and
It shows an lace east of It per cent
; since tbe census of Itee.
NATIONAL STATE: & CITY BANK
IM! EiST MAIM P I C r? M OND. v t\
To reform existing nngatisfattory currency OMidi tains it it pro
Csd to create a national association, which will be conuofled by the
ks of thr country, and wifl provide eawality in rates of discount
and rediscount throughout the United States.
A reason for making this Bank yours is tue personal
attention of its of liters.