.tit B? ol.in SUSS.
.IM0 Hull IHM
Palenberg Ba.-?a?.lf? N. Sycamore Scree:
ijracaSorg Bxtreea..Ali Eighth Street
BT MAIL. Oaa Sis Three Oae
POSTAOS Pain Tear, atue Boa. Me
Baily with Sunday.st.00 $:.oo ILM M
Bally without Suadar.401 t-e* LS? M
Sunday edlttaa oaly.let 100 M Je
? eaaiy (Wednesday). LS) -4? Jm ...
By Times-D!?paicfc Carrier i>e:i>ery Ser?
vice la Richmond iaud suburbo acd fa
teraborr? Oae Week.
I"ally with Sunday. li cent!
Dal v without Sunday. 13 cents
kLnday on:*. . I cents
Catered January rt. ISM. at Rlrhracnrt. Va .
aa aecead-claae matter --nder act of rontreee
St ?larrh k.
MONDAY. NOVEMBEB 15, IMS
THE COST OF ? U.ADMINISTRATION.
? To the Editor of The Times-1 Mspatch.
"Sir.?1 have a bOJT Seventeen years
old at Kandolph-Macon Academy. Bed
lord City, sabs expects to enter sotn.
.?.gricuitural college next year to tnke
Ce four-year course.
"I want him to k? to his own state
school, and he also wants to go tr.er*.
but I shall certainly not senj him to
Illacksburg unless the right man ts
lected to be put at the head of the
"It seems to me that it if about
time to cut out politics at V. P. L and
get down to business. ;
-C, G TEMPUS." .
liow ail] the board <.f visitors of
the Virginia Polytechnic Institute an-'
*wer the question which this Danville
Business man puts up to it? T'ie atti?
tude taker, by Mr. Temple represents
that of hundreds of other fathers in
Virginia. They know that a college
m anipulated by politics is no: admin?
istered for the best interests of i's
; ?udents. They will not send their
sons to a school if It is engineered by
? man vho does not know his busi?
ness. They know that they cannot ex?
pect their sons to become efficient ff
the head of the school is weeBCIeat
The Times-Dispatch ventures the
prediction that If an unfit man is
oboSSn president of the Virginia 'Poly?
technic Institute, the attendance at
-'nit .institution will show a Steady
, rate of decrease. The people shoui t
not and will not support an agricultural
i diese dominated by a political coin
? liaticn. The best way and quickest
method of destroying -.he Virgin'?
Polytechnic Institute entirely is to put
n incompetent man at its head- As
Mr. Temple says. "It is about time to
cut cut politics at V. P. i and get do? ::
tn IjllllSSSS" What is the bear* of
?vis.tors goir.a; to do about it?
?orre men are born with pianos,'
svrr.e achieve piar.es and some have
Tianos thrust upon them. Ch ilrrr.ar.
i:t>el and Clerk C P. Walford. of the
City School Board come under tr.e last
head, since upon them has beer, impos?
ed the duty ef selecting with infallible
< .scrimina?on the proper pianos for
use in the city schools. The local pianu'
dealers have vigorously advocated the
selection of these pianos by three ex?
perts fitted by training and technical
knowledge to choose with certainty the
instruments best adapted to school
\.ses. tut the School B^ard refused to
call in the experts. The committee on
building and furniture recommended
choice by .xperts, but the School Hoard
disposed of the proposal by imposing
the duty upon its chairman and secre-'
'cry. If there is anything that is
i sscntial to the proper purchase of
l lanos for the schools. It is expert ad?
vice, and if there is any agency of th*
city government which ought to be!
lr. formed of that fact and guided ac-'
cord.np:"**. it |n the School Board, which,
Laving education as its peculiar and
solitary field. Is presumed to be en
Bghteacd as to modem ideas. The!
S hr A B ir-i knows tl.r.t it knows
nothing about pianos, and that ex-i
perts make a business of knowing
everything about them. Tie purohas
ir.g agents plenipotentiary and extra-'
f-rdirary of the School Board undoubt?
edly can distinguish between a dulci?
mer and a digitorium. a clavichord and
a h*rr-s!c",.'>r.:. but how can they tell
in wh'ch respect one piano is better
than another? Will every little piano
have a music all Its own for them, or
will a:: pianos sound alike to them? It ?
Mr. Etel Is of the opinion that Beeth?
oven's B Flat Sonata. Opus 10?. is most
appreciatively executed on one piano,
and if the same production appeals
most to M-. Watford's artistic tempera?
ment oa another piano. w:;i ,i..t.
tloa be throws Into the house. <>r Will
taa School Board crier a prefertnt.al
p-lmary? Pick the pervasive ia.tr..
ments if you must, gmtlemen. but
plar.li?.mo. for the lo-.e of Kichtno.id.
we?THCR?- ri >>io\..
ta the Legislatures of six States bills
are pending to ;
eeedy mothers, a* are now preve?I
hy law la M**s.,uri ar.d IU r.o w i> r.
t*e law ts aCm n.?l>red I r., :gh the
juvenile coarts. Ii. ot? ? Statt adis
eat?? of mothers' PSaa.- ? i
ing to bring tte matter b?: an Its
legislature ihSS Wlatex I . x Ma
cLaaetts a State comm.-:. .? t-.t;
lag the subject
These facta constitute sn Indication
ef the present-day t- r.dency to est? 1
the svope and furctl.n of f<
a ter.d?ncy the' s ? eir.s to Increase in
f*r.~e aa l-tae g<.<t <-.-. a i. -r
n.ary c* the r*a?wr ? ;.r?ee..ted *??>.- a.i?l
aaa.r.et mothers' per.sleeks assy be of
For mothers' pensions it is urged
that they weald enable mothers wlf.
de pea* set rhildrea t > care for them
a: home instead of hating to semi tn?t-<
te ftats laatlt ?ah P'?.
s.ens are .a ae ser.se ? ,- .?rite. Bat
a mere s" ' f j .st ? ? r? ? , o#e
has aaa ta have died or b-en k.:>4 in
taatastry er who have beaa diasrtcd.
IIns the children of widows cared for
at home, that home Influences are
' ever to be preferred for the children's
;' sake when it la possible for the mother
i to have them at home; that If mothers'
I penaione can be paid through the
' courts and not through the ass related
j charities, there would be llttie or no
I waste of money.
Against mothers' pension* It i* ar?
gued that they would unduly stimulate
! the growth of population by oUoriiig a
j premium an children; that they would
' depress wages by artuttig to (Jag fa salt*
income; that they would encourage
undesired foreign ur.iuig:ation. that
they wauid nsajtaa the moral stamina
j of the people by ??uidlscriniinule" State
j aid and break down the sense of fam
I ily responsibility, that behind the de
i mand for such pensions Us the ST ran*
j Idea that ti e State owes every one a
llv.ng; that the administrative difli
cultles involved in the scheme render
It whoily in.practi.uble.
??star v e Tun fliv
The slogan "Swat the ily'" must be
"Starve the fly" suggested the fly -
Bghs'as committee of the American
Civic Association at its eighth annual
convention In Baltimore.
The campaign against the ;.. popu?
larized in the ITa'tOd States fuel four
years ago, has become WOlldwIdS
While the educational value of fiy
killlns campaigns is not to be under?
estimated, the committee declares that
greater results can be obtained by
cleaning stables ar.d back yards mid
garbage dumps and all like places that
breed flies in a community and supply
them with Infection.
"Starve the fly:" is the right slogan
It ii easier to clean one stable, where
several billion flies m.ght be bred,
than to wait until the season's hatch
;s grown and then destroy them one
a sax er christmas advocated.
The old custom of making Christ?
mas a season for extravagance ar.d
peril is changing Into a better method.
The tendency to make it one of gen?
uine pleaanre is increasing.
The large number of fatalities due
to the use of dangerous toys and fire?
works is being reduced each yar be?
cause of reformed Ideas, for the peorle
see the folly of er.da::.->-r;ng their lives
la the violent celebration of the occa?
Reform in the extravagance and use?
less expenditure of money at Christ?
mas is also progressing.
The custom of making presents has
become a burden to many who cannot
afford it This fact has led certain
r h:lanthror>!c womer. t j begin .a move?
ment to abolish the custom among
those who are tinancially unable to
Mrs. Aug :st'Be!mont ar.d Mise Anne;
Morgan have organized "The Society
for the Prevention >f Useless Giving.'- .
which they are asking working girls
Mrs. SslBinnl justifies her efforts to
COT I act the evi'.s of useless giving at
Cnristmas by saying that it is fo'.iy
for a girl earning IS a week to Spend
money on Christmas gifts.
Many pemde feel that to be just to j
themselves rather than to be generoua
to others, they ought not to gUe prea
enta They know that they canr.ot :
afford the expense, but they feel that
they must give as weil as receive.
A holiday season should not be
marred by so great and so senseless
a burden. Enforced giving often re?
sults In more hi-rm than pleasure.
The capacity for giving is overtaxed.
If we could give in proportion to our
capacity, so that there would be no
distressing br.isn-rlr.g if a~co .Ms. the
art of giving would be tr.coara.ted.
and the happiest season of all the year ?
the bkker1adhi is (?:<!.<.ON
According to the Portland Gre~on
iar., the reru.t of several elections
held tilers Intel)?among tr.?rr. a spe?
cial charter and h^r.d election in Port?
land?tenJs to prove that the citizens
no longer will tolerate the overload
Jt'; ">f the ballot with proraiscuoua
:r.,-i:s'.ires. ar.d that the taxpayer"
mean to call a halt on puMIc expen?
ditures that are not absolutely essen
tie] to ?r:e development cf the ety
The voters vetoed several measures
: ?. they were determined te put
i >t"p to f . ?? of Ute ir.ltUtJve
and referendum .\n "olllciai comm's
? Sfl ' pr. seoMea was defeated be?
cause It was loaded with many s0
ciarstic schemes ar.d ofR-es. The
Oreffeniaa saTa "The people are Im- '
patient of the gross abuse ani over
sf t t iniUetlvs and the referen?
dum."' and it advi'es the voters.
; -tvaen :n doubt, vote no." Before
! another election It advised. "When
set In d'nbt. vote no. unless there lr
?a cie?r call to vote yea"
Tac V" -.o. Oregon lately had to
v t* ? ? : -.-t;-;-v.. measures, two
?I* of ??-hieb tiey defeated- Tha ;
r ' it ->. ?-:..;?:.*: indicate*
Ikat direct Is Slate Uen Ig often a tot- ,
'..e *, tf t_e M'aahmg
':'r -- 1 t it .? also loicd that
"*t body cf the people -a Ore?
gon discern I-.'.^n.taUi and ele
:*iues ar-4 vote latei.igent
> aj -r. them There la a firm resolve
net to create new at ess and not
Is aJd to the f.ate'j expenditures.
Tue people ef Oregon reseat the
-' ' ? !r.'t:*tlve 1 r -e'.r
end j si fcol'if.g that direct legLiatloi.
: be reserved for emergences
Two years age uregon w?s the most
- - ? eis m Ute flauen, but now
: k '- wird coneervatlan-.
A v*?- reg?ctiers in the number of
wll-dresred ?<.??? at the theatre anl
the opera in New Teck will result if a
:ately pat upon the merk< -
.a Manhattan -sm?t Into geaeral one.
It esawieta of a Ucket te bo fastened
on a smang ta a
I where It cen be seen all the way
across the playhouse, never evading- the
I attention of tlie occupants of boxet,
i parquet and galleries.
It la intended to blazon forth the
fact that the garment was secured only
on approval. Jast as plainly as If It
were lettered: "Obtained fmm so-and
so and not paid for." The tag cannot
be removed without mutilation, which
makes the removal self-evident.
This scheme should destroy a com?
mon abuse. It might be extended |9
include rags. lamps, draperiea. glass?
ware, etc., which are now used fre
faastUy at elaborate receptions by
Staple of easy conscience, only to be
icturned the next day us unsatisfactory
!? every way.
Definite statistics concerning the
Balkan war aro not obtainable, but
figures collected from reliable dis?
patches Indicate that no less than
SXMs men have already been killed la
battle. Thirty-three thousand HHsdl
Not a great figure for a war total, but
with what horror the world would
contemplate any other disaster that
wrought such a result! Earthquake, |
volcanic eruption, holocaust, ship-:
? reck?such catastrophes would bring j
!i ss havoc and cause less human suf
fering?but civilization would stand
The total do?s not take into account
the victims of cholera, it does not
consider the women ami children
slate, it does not cover the famine und
disease that will follow In the wake of
the armies. They are but incidents of
war and not important factors in estl
is it as'
Almost 200,000 have been killed and
trim ad ad "in actual battle in this war.
The estimate is conservative. Turkey
has lost 120,000 men, Bulgaria J0,00<>. j
Servla 21.000, Montenegro 6.000 and
Greece 2.0C0. Of the wounded, many
will die. while others will be public;
charges. Such is the record of a Euro
poaa war in the twentieth century, and
the end is not yet.
Have these figures a lesson? Should
not utilitarians Join humanitarians in!
demanding that war itself shall die?
What is war worth compared to the
tremendous toll It exacts?
DIVIDING THE LEGISLATIVE
California la soon to try an innova?
tion in government that will be
watched with much Interest by other
States. The coming session of the
legislature in that State i-> to bo "bi?
furcated?that is. It will be divided,
the first thirty days to be devoted
te the Introduction of bills, and the
latter part of the session to their dis- ?
cussion and disposition. Between the
two parts of the stseion there is to
be a thirty-day recess. The first part
is limited to thirty days, but the lat- j
tar may be as long as :a desired.
This Innovation is the result of a'
constitutional amendment adopted Ja*t
year. No other State has tried the
plan, although the principle will be
generally adopted if it proves practi?
cal. The reason of the reform is that
legislators ought to ascertain the wiil
Of their constituencies as to proposed
The Kansas papers are terribly
wrought up over a question of eti?
quette, state-c! :is follows: "Lady hav?
ing her teeth fixed a year ago this
summer was married this year. Can
the dentist sue the husband? Whom
cart he hold for the bill?" The Tope ka
Capital, trying to s?ttle the question,
says: "It is the custom, vre believe,
for the father to pay for the bride's
deatistry. In Topeka the dentist's
bill is considered part of the trous?
I ear the job-seekers bearing peti?
Pauiir.e Wayne, the White House
cow. ? iii give place March 4 to Nona
. f Avon, a |5,?9? beauty, the gift to
i'reslder.t-elect Wilson of William Gal?
loway, af Waterloo, Iowa Quite a
drop for Pauline to go from the White
House lawn to some old pasture near
Entirely too much spissltude char?
acterized the action of the Common
Con net! in the. K.chmocd and Iienrlco
'fen thousand suffragettes will be In'
the Iraug'iral parade. If they all wear
hobble skirts, the President-elect will
freeze to death before they pass him.
Some famous teeth beamed and fam?
ous eyes smiled through famous
?:'..: sf-s Saturday whea the news came
that Harvard had licked Vale easily on
the football. If not on the presidential
V.c<-President-elect Tom Marshall
proves that he !* a Dene-rat by shin-,
.r.g his sho?? himself.
Mrs Hetty Green attributes much of j
hT health and wrath to her enloi
Po your Chrlstmss shopplne r.ow.
The best thing that Bail* ; , of Texas. I
ever did for his country was to resign.
Whsa a girl is very pretty there is
always some female friend who sighs
srd observes, my dear, that It Is <~*r
talaly toe bad that she doeeo't knew
how to w<ar her clothes
U'fcy ear. t th# O-tlook e-r.d the Col
< .el to cover t is Be kaa war?
Tb:r-iav e is the turkey tret
A Richmond teacher had the letters
c-a-t en the ble kboard the oth?r dar.
?nd ass trying to teach a ameli gfrl
te preewewee "Thiak." the toeeher
said, "what la it that haa some Wkla
fc?r? sr.i comes up ?,n the porch .a;.
n.tM and begs re come up irto ?he
house" The little girt erighteaed
On the Spur of the
By Roy K. Moulton.
The po?.ts bawl
Of gentle fall
In language that is rich.
) They hung a bluff
And sell the stuff
To magazines and sich.
Tiiey rave and shout
And rhyme about
The fragiance of the air
And of the joy
Thut lingers eveerywhere.
But when it snows
And ranis and blows
And d >es a dozen stunts.
With hall and sleet
And l.ghtning sheet.
And does Vm all at once;
When Nature drops
And deftly flops
A backhand somersault.
A tiling right now.
You will allow.
It's time to call a halt.
My 1:. re is still
And i re* will
Twang far you as of yore.
Oh, Autumn, you
Can sure go to?
I'll b.icst your game no more.
How to Become Famous.
We have a letter from a young man
who Is yearning to become famous,
hating tired of the humdrum of a
bucolic axlabSBOa We are asked to
put him on tag road to fame. It Is not
so very difficult. If the young man
will Just follow any one of taa sug?
gestions appended hereto he will have
his full name !n large letters on the
tirst page of every newspaper in the
Solve the problem of perpetual no?
Invent a time clock which every hus?
band must punch when he arrives
home late at night
Run, for President of this country
and b-? elected.
Give flc.UOO.OOO to a unlvers ty.
Fly across the Pacific Ocean in an
Invent a collar button that will not
roll under the bureau.
Get up a list Df excuses for night
prowling husbands which will stand
the suffrage test.
Write the long looked for great
Invent a pearl shirt stud that can
be found when wanted.
According to Carle Abaer.
There is a terrible difference between
a fool ar.d a dum fool. The former
ilnds It out some time, but tr.e latter
never d 3es.
Wher. a feller has got eight or nine
children he somehow loses taste for
passionate socks and neckties.
A filler with an expressive counte?
nance has got no business in a pokor
It beats a'l what a lot of bum cook?
ing a feller can eat when he Is In
No man should let his whiskers grow
so long that they hang !n the soup.
There are a few fellers In every
town who wear their straw hats unt'l
Christmas. They are always the ones
who or*, not In favor of letting the
new railroad come in and think that
lantern light Is gojd enough on the
street after S o'clock.
A State law provides for a front and
rear llgr.t on all vehicles. If a feller
Is pushir.' a baby cab he will have to
hang a light on his coat tail.
One of the fellers who isn't contented
to sit still and let trouble overtake
him. but feels as thiugh he must run
down the road and meet it, is the fel?
ler who writes love letters tj another
There are a lot of matinee Idols and
vaudeville strong men In this country
who couldn't make $10 a month on the
Never Judge a man's knowledge by
the size of his eyeglasses.
A man should never go to the the?
atre with his wig on crosswise. Some?
body in the balcony is sure to notice
that the part runs east and west In?
stead of north and south.
About the or.:;-, place an Dld-fash
loned feller can .get a quill tooth?
pick nowadays is on a dining car.
There never was a time In the his?
tory of this country when there
wasn't something the matter with the
If you forget to hand the waiter a
little something it fs a sure sign
that you are going to have a little
soup down the back of your neck the
next time you call.
If you aee a man pawing around
with hie front hoof like a hoss, try?
ing to And something to put It on. It
Is n sign that he yfter, dallies in front
of the polished mahogany.
If your wife begins early *n the
morning to pay you compliments and
forgets to hand you one for getting
home late at night. It Is a sign that
she Is going to have a new gad ->r a
If you see a particular friend of
yours sailing along your direction in
a new automobile. It Is s eur- sign
that he Is not going to ask you to
Jump In and have a ride.
Voice of the People
\ Indicate the Law.
To the Ed.tor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir?I have read with a ?rreat d??l
of Interest the many letters in the
recent Issues of your valuable paper
on the child's devotion to its parent
chat actuated Claude Allen In com?
mitting the deed for which he now
stands condemned, and for which the
highest tribunal In our dear old State
says bad a fair ani Impartial trial
By John T. McCutcheon.
rcopyrlrht: JtM ?? *?*? * Mr'^ivhmun l ^^^^^
at the hands of hi* fellow-citlrens.
which his ardent supporters are now
trying to hold up to the full view of
the world, that those who run may
read. There Is no ore tinder 'the j
canopy of heaven that would raise a
Bant against such manifestations of
such devotion, But I ask the question.
Was this the one desire or motive that
was behind the pistol held !n the kand
Of Claude Allen, whose bullet a j#ry |
of his peers say caused the death of'
his feliow-cltlsen and offWr of the I
law-abiding and God-fearing State? I
I dare say that, to a certain degree.!
they have, and he especially, the sym- I
pa-thy of every true lovex of liberty. I
but what have we for the widows and'
orphans left by these recklessly fired j
pistols in the hands of th*J?se who
openly defied the law? Have they no
consideration, and is there no regard
for the law? Why at this late day
are these ardent supporters, some of
whom have never seen the guilty, or
been within hundreds of miles of the
haunts of those accused and con?
demned, and perhaps never will, so
much more qualified to pass on the
motive, not to say the real facts and
the law. than the twelve sworn Jurors?
It would seem to me that their day
had parsed; that what they should
have done was to bend every energy,
such as their eminent attorneys did.
on the day of the trial to fully ex?
plode this motive game.
They were all men. with full com?
mand of their mental faculty, children
who had reached the age of discretion,
living In the most enlightened age
that the world has ever known, having
been living up to this time under the
protecting arm of the law, but were
taught to openly defy the mandate of
this law when It Interfered with their
desires or ambitions. This brings us,
face to face with the old saying, j
"'Bring up a child in the way It should ?
go, and when he is old he will not
depart from It" I trust that they may
early and happily make their peace
with God, who gave the lives?those
thac were taken at thavt time anj
which they are to give up. I recall
to mind at this time the statement
said to have been made by one of
the greatest Governors that the dear
old State has had. when he was tried.
as no other ever was. unless It is our I
present highly honored Governor, when
he was petitioned in the McCue case
after it had passed the highest
tribunal In the State: "The accused]
according to the highest court of our'
State, has had a fair and Impartial
trial I am not here to make the
iaw. but to see that It Is carried out."
and his summing np of that case, as
In this case, believe that Governor
Mann will hearltly concur In.
I happened to be In Pulaski the
morning of this tragedy, and In Roa
noke that afternoon, and that evening, |
while In conversation with the clerk
of the hotel where I was stopping. I
was given a short history of the
Allens. as he was born and raised at
Hillsvllle. and had known of them
from his early childhood?some per-1
eon**iv?and from this recital one,
co;dd not help but associate them. In!
some degree, with Taass Jamee. when
I yon went counter to their plans and
1 wishes. While w? deeply deplore their
lack of self-control when seised with
this desire that brutal fores and lead
should rule rather than the peace anJ
dimity of the law. and thereby pisc?
ine a stain upon the fair name of the,
mother of St*t*s. which forces her to
take cognisance of and punish with
the Iron rod her wayward child who
has been warned ss to the resnlts of
sucti deeds, we bow our heads In sym?
pathy while the law is hetng vindi?
cated. YTROTXTAN. (
Spartanburg. S. C._
? slat ?he W?yar*e Salary.
I To the Editor of The Timea-Dlanatch:
I Sir.?It is rarely the good fortune of
f any city to bare such a Mayor aa this
I city now nan He la able, progrea-sive
land up-to-date. He aot only ought to
I get a salsry ecus! to that paid to j
' members ?f the Administrative Board
hut as the head of the city govern
' ment. he nnght to be paid more. The
I f inance Committee oaght to appreciate
I his worth now. and not wait til! hs la j
I offered a higher salary elsewhere. A
grsst and growing city like this can?
not afford to pay a niggardly salary to
a first-class man. TUM-TUM
To the Editor of The Tlsnee-Pleeatth:
Str.?I have been sorry far the Al?
iens from the moment I heard of the
terrible shoctlac at Carroll courthouse
to the present time B t dear reader.
, we sh'iald not forget that no one Per
! sneded or made t*>ene m-n do what
j they did If th? Ai>ne r?? disregard
i the malestv of the law. the boner and
good nsrr.e of our deir old State, end
bv the deadly aim of their pistols bring
sad sorrow to many homes and make
widows and ornheia, and then get sev?
eral prescher? with r*r la front of their
r.i- and T> f> behind to nee their
Indeence to he pamv on them. esa*t the
i Urnwns. ?n? Joneses sad the Smiths
in the f-iiure do the same?
II has bees said that one of t-e
honors and efficient court oat "1a Is
fired the first shot, tut r-> thinking or
reasonsMe man c?-ild tbrnk sr These
Imen had a fair end Impartial hearing.
aweWwaTsa Of their cosstr ysea. after
die, and I am not surprised that the
higher court sustains the lower, and I
think Governor Mann will let the de?
cision of the courts be carried out.
Justice demands life for life. In my
humble opinion. Claude Allen. who |
many contend is innocent, took the i
wrong way, the wrong place and the.
wrong time to show his great love I
for his father. JOHN I* B IE ALE. p
The Greatest of Theee Is Lave.
Respectfully dedicated to my friend.
Rev John K. Crankshaw. local preach?
er of the Philadelphia Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Faith lends her realizing light
To guide souls up to God,
And Hope helps in the darkest night
Men bear the chast'nlng rod.
Faith la the telescope that peers
Far Into the unknown;
Hop* leads the fainting heart and
I 'Til day breaks through the dawn.
Faith is the ladder struggling ones
In search of heaven climb up;
Hope aelzea fast the highest rungs
And scales the sunlit top.
Faith stretches eager gase to win
The palace in the sky;
Hope parts the veil and looks within
The city up on high.
And thus a WAY while here we grope
-lore excellent He'll show;
Far better than by Faith or Hope.
The WAY He'd have us go.
For Faith and Hope some day will
To end. and souls bereft
Of all the graces but the One?
Love only win be lett.
And thus we crown thee. Love Divine,
Greater than Hope and Faith:
Love all the graces w'll outshine
And atUI shine after death.
RET. B. H. KENNET.
?law end Gray.
(Laying Comer-Stone Confederate
Within grand Arlington to-day
A great foundation atone we lay.
To monument the gallant gray,
I Whose valor shall forever stay.
1 Encircled by the loyal blue.
All brave and honest, kind and true,
Americans In grave review.
j Beneath the morning sun snd dew.
And here a monument shall rise
' To greet all gazing human eyes.
' While Time, tomb-builder, ever flies,
j The cause of truth that never dien j
The North and South and Eaat and I
. Of this republic great and best.
' Revere the patriot with zest,
j For bravery in bloody test.
' Age after age shall pass along.
! With web and woof of light snd wrong.
; While this immortal, deathleas throng
I Shall echo like a heavenly song.
I The noble dead sre oalm and free.
In every land and every aea.
Infused with spirit liberty
. Within the vast eternity.
; The Union is secure to-day.
With Stars and Stripes In lofty sway.
Still waving over mount nnd bay.
Supported by the Blue and Gray.
JOHN A. JOTCp,
Arlington National Cemetery. VeT
Only ?esse Faded Fsswsia.
Only some faded flowers, all brown and
withered aad aero. j
I found when idly turning the leaves of j
many a year: _ I
The book was soiled and o1d?n: sack
leaves one seldom turns.
I For life holds b'it the present?the peat .
I has no concerns.
i I wondered for th? moment how came
thone flowers there:
Had some one marked s poem, n song
gem. sweet snd rsre?
I turned the leave* of mem'ry. and lo!
a picture sweet
From out the loag dead pages my i
Inner eyes did greet- j
For ones a lovely maldsa. la yean so
Rad UghtTy'plocked theee flower*?
eould wot their swsstneen last?
She turned the leaves so deftly with
finger* smell and fair.
And long the faded flowers had marke i
a poem rare.
'She sale. Tm Annie Laurie, gad thus
the song Til mark.
That when perchance yeni"re reading;
i these wards of mine yowTt hark:
< For you my heart is be at I nr. to yon
. my love-thoughts mum
Re mem her Arrie La-He. when* heart
you've truly won.**
Risen las now hot the story, for all dien
i with the years:
'within their silence resting lie ell
those bores and fear*
! And en the pare* olden some burning
tears I shed
But still thee* faded flowers remind,
me Youth ts dead?
a* r. ip??w.
Please give the date of a
Upshur*s senrlee la Congress
A. K HUN
Mr. Upehur was never a men
Where may I find the facts
State-wide prohibition, etc.?
The Virginia Antl-8aloon 1
Foster Building. Richmond. V:
Bend you circulars of ?'ich Infor:
Will you inform ma what the
letters & P. Q. R. stand for?
Senatus Populus Que Roman
Senate and the Roman people.
Is there a premium on the f
piece of 1908. or any type, or
Lincoln penny of any type?
First Day or Seventh.
Is there any direction in thi
to observe the first day of th
Instead of the seventh as the 81
Virtually all the explicit dl
is to the "seventh day." This
means now settlee anything ay
propriety of selecting Sunday
calendar or Saturday, or gay
day ae a Sabbath. The iden
days has become so confused wi
endar Inaccuracies and correetlo
!t is now beyond the power of
tlgatlon to settle what day
week corresponds with that
the Jewish calendar z.9f}? yea:
The date of supreme Interest ?e
ttans. that of the birth of Ch
so far out of our present rex
that It is commonly considers
our !3th of August was His Mr
Will there be any special ex
tlon held for the benefit of tho
failed at Roanoke last June?
A E- WC
55xich an examination will be
Richmond on Jennary IS. But
tails see not yet made known,
advance cf publication, weak
to be learned from M- B.
Library Building. Richmond, V
St eases off
Please tell me bow many sen
pharmacy there are 1n the
States and the number of '.nst
and tearfiers. T. F- W
To the cloes of itll. seven
schools, wrth fit teachers am
Can you inform me how the
of Carroll County stand la I
and whether Floyd Allen ws
elected sheriff Of the county?
W. L> DAVENP
In recent years they have vo>
Democratic ticket. He was
sheriff, bat eerred for some t
Kindly tell me when the Mot
euor law was passed and explai
tt was. & '
March 3?. It??. Tt provided
device be furnished by the Stat?
sellers of liouor. and that all a
registered and "rung up" on thl
punch." The record thus mecha
kept was to be the basis of ts
the State receiving a half-cent
sale of half a pint of malt II?
any less quantity, with an leer
tax as the quantity was greater
cent for the sale of half a f
lose of alcoholic Honor with In.
tax for larger quantity.
m*n*sy** to emm m miinf,
afcpct tocletckcrc*? mi
eft lift S?Wkf? DayaaTs^WBw
CAPITAL ae*J JwaVIUI 1 WOOfi
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