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TfJKBDAY. NOVEMBER !?, l?lt
A.\ AI'PKAL l<) RKASO.V
Is hysteria to be substituted for rea
sou in tho administration jf Justice in
V.rglnla? Basil mistaken Baptisten
tallty and misguided emotionalism
u?urp the calm ard dispassionate Judg- i
mer.t of the courts, which are the :
Imn.emorlal cust >d.at.s of the rights:
of men? The wave of hysterical pro. ;
test against the execution of '"laude
Alisa has already sseeeded the limits
of right-minded procedure. It lias not
confined itself to that calm appeal
bastd upon the facts, which or:ly should
be addresscu to the conscience >t the
A late appeal in behalf of Claude j
Allen declares that all tho praying
people of the Commonwealth are asked
to Intercede at a throne of grace that
cur chief executive, may be divinely j
guided ." We agree, but guided in
whag direction" ? That mercy may be
bestowed upon this unfortunate young
man." "That mercy he to others j
showed, that mercy show to him." j
?That the people may be strengthened
tn their regard for the laws, courts and ;
officers." But how will the people be
strengthened In their respect for the
law wnen a man I? pardoned who aided
;n shootir.ir down five Innocent people,;
four of whom were officers of a court? I
The last appeal Is. "That God's name
may be honored by all." And by what j
authority does the writer o; this ap?
peal invoke the name of the Alm'ghty?
Who rr.cre hoaata God In this case? j
Is it not more honorable to enforce
the laws, however painful to Individ- j
ual?. when necessary to strengthen j
the character of all the State, ihan '
sentimentally to pardon a man? The !
biblical student who wrote the appeal !
might b? asked. "Who most honored j
God?Saul, who weakly spared Agag. .
or Samuel, who 1 God's order 'hewed .
hlrr. to ple-^s before the people'?"
Tha-. "call \-> prayer" is prefaced'
by the Btatemont ths.: the "overwhelm- '
ir.g sentiment' of the State is opposed
to the electrocution of th'.3 condemned
murderer and that if the rjuestlon
could be submitted to the people they
would unquestionably commute his
sentence. " Of all his possible acts !
no one would brlns greater satisfac?
tion or higher joy to his constituents." '
Such sn attitud? as that In this plea :
to Governor Mann is wrong. What
reason is there for believing that he :
would Wlthhcdd mercy if the accused
were entitled to It? Our system or
justice does r.ot thirst for biood; It
sidorB execution as a penalty for i
crime only w hen the criminal has been :
proven guilty beyonl a reasonable :
doubt and only arter he has been Justly
tried by his peo-3 ar.d giver, the full I
protection of the courts. The law is!
not instituted to withhold mcry or to j
menace life, it is nothir.sr but a system
sC enforcement of right and protee- !
tlon of Bfe^ It +3 a prot-ctor. r.ot a|
persecutor, of the people, it 's socl- !
ety"s or.ly means of s- !f-preservation.
The eles of th? moremeat to abate
Claude Allen's sentence to life tmpris- '
onmer.t lies In its ass :::,; t. ..-i that .
because a multitude ?. ~i thai he ah jnld
not be ex*se*jted the verdict af justice i
should be set SSlflB H> rrtn Is but a'
phase of the -lamor foi ti ? re. all uf i
judges and ; udVial decisions. T.ie fun?
damental error :? in holding that the
law Is nothing more than wha: a given
section of the people te?jrarlly de?
sire. The system of *u?t: :- i
upon fixed principles of tttrnai truth, i
sad not upon the passion and emotion
SUBSrr. of the n:;?gu!d. d ar d the nnIn?
formed. The T:ine?-Dispatch d-?.? to;
believe that the 'overr. m:rt! I |
timent' of the state is opposed t-. r
electrocution if Claude Allen. I ?;? evei
if It were, the courts, an; r.ot the
pie. must now ?j> wbethei
Clands Allen shall die ;r the are* at
case the OssaiBi T Virgin is, nnd i ?
thn prsplng petitioners, s rv?n ?
execute ?he law H? has record 1
f.-re hlrr. ?v < ? ? ,\. - pi,
knows all the eetdeuee ?nd know.
law the petltlor --
The el?ve: " >
Alien ha\ B resolved th<
hwst erica! and unreason ?
(??'?n?lvl-. praytrg tta'
mar r>e Btr?r.g:h?r .
the Iswr ? - -
t >-?*??? r ? t r? ... * ?
con*"- e* tb- - ?~
4V. wo Ud t.ave in Bndermn ng .
IndBelal ay stem. Th?> w..^id e?t?:.;.sh
S novel ard d.rger. .? ?:^- -,|
wMek the mot:-, a- . | cd ran a i
d?r>r w>j)d he r 's?.r.d t. - m t,
ripl. wo .IS i ? '??? Ihi !
*a?uid be <ot.d'/n*d if r ->rr.n.ltted by
ths ?<r. 'f s '-:?..r.a' ' . ? -.??:?.* -
Bsnnjii-tion with <,.v..
Ht is a r*?*t p ? r
ksfa Id r ?? iiaid tka- ??. . .
Nmin Hf? de .nee, .? ;h? , t:.
tlsss Why ther. <t'd not ' laid* \jie-,
pnt up tls mi Bsppun pistol" ;\? and
hSBfsOSSS In norwrscs gSxdPJ hel?t the
Bras of nve tamsn beir.g* ??. r
hex da. but th?' ;gj t
?Whip Psaan. What t4, lAn Ui% U
Claud* Allen? Tes. but what of the
llvee of the five whom he helped to
?lay? The stern warder of the brain
will not let them be forgotten: the
silence of the brutally murdered Is
more appealing than the voice of them
Who would set aside the law.
HOUF Rl I K IHH ? ITIK*.
The eitles and towns of Ohio are
! now their own masters iti the matter
I of government legislative inteifer
I ence and censorship in tie- form of
[ municipal government stw no loi ter
j possible. This far-re.lohir.'t st'p lias
\ been achieved through amendments to
I the state Constitution providing for
'home rule for ci'les. M.tiy ?-111 * are
I already at work framir.K new charters
! in Hear of the authority given them
! by ti e opt ratten of the amendment
(Cincinnati plans a new charter. Cleve
j land contemplate! adopting the Federal
'plan of city government; Toledo's
'.Mayor is in l'iiro;>e m ad vi rig European
' municipalities. j
I'nder the new plan adopted by Ohio 1
j the idea that a City can do nothing fot '
itself without specific permission froBlj
the Legislature no longer obtains. Two:
vital changes are made it. thi Ohio
municipal system, first, every muni?
cipality may frame its own charter i
under which it is to be governed with-,
out having to consult the Legislature;|
second, all cities and Villages are
specifically Klven authority to exercise
a!! jowers of local self-government,
and can take care of needs as they
arise without recourse to ihv law-mak
bag; body of the State.
i'ubllc attention bus naturally been
e. ntred upon the phase of changes m
the form of city government, per- j
tniesible under the new amendment,'
but the practical removal of limitations'
on the range of municipal activities
and power? is really more Important j
from the standpoint of effective home
rule. While the former municipal code,
:? neither repealed nor annulled as a.
whole by the constitutional change,;
that part of the code which catalogues
the things that a city may and may
not do becomes practically obsolete,
for ur.der the new provision all pow-,
era of local self-government are given
every municipality, affnl existing or
future legislative catalogues cannot
lessen them unless the State Constl-1
ration is again amended,
.Ui-.'ther feature of the amendment Is
the almost unqualified power granted
municipalities to acquire, construct and
operate public utilities. Tnc provision
Includes street railways and telephones.
It is probable that the next few years
wl'l see in Ohio experiments in the
munlcipallzatlon of utilities that are
now almost undreamed of.
Municipal home rule is a right which
t:ie <-o.i.-s and towns of Virginia ought
f> demand of the General Assembly.
Tii. recently passed constitutional
amendment as to the forms of govern-;
men! in municipalities lends toward
some measure of Lome rule, but as com-!
jdete an emancipation from State con?
trol as is compatible with Its powers
is a reform that must be insisted upon.'
SBWrOH ISIDOR HAYNER.
The Lemocretic party has cause to
lam<?nt the death of t'nlted States Sen
ator Isidor Rayner. of Maryland. For ,
almost eight years he Had been one of
the ablest members of the upper tium
ber, and his mental ?yualirVations were
so marked and so rowerfu; that un?
doubtedly he would have been a mi
jorlty leader under the :i--.v order. He
would hrtve teen the best equip?
ped constitutional lawyer in the Dem?
ocratic Senat he would have been
the strongest de'ender of t-'-e nation's
b.-eslc law In a period la which that
:r.strumer.t is assailed as n?\cr before,
in the best sense, a prog'eKS.ve. he
Fought ever to foilow t'ie patn charted
?>;?? the fathers. In Intellectual power
he would have had no superior within
his own party In the n'-w ?'.;cnra-rt
in the Senate Hut the power that
withers rntn's ambition as a flower of
the field has removed him Just at the
t'me when he could have rendered his
finest service to the republic
MPI'ltf. ?ITH Rl ??IV
The <;rand Vizier of Turkey charge*
that Russia Is behind the FUlkar allies,
r:-d asks the wrld r^t to forget it.
Whether Kuss:a is behind the Balkan
allies now or not. th?re ?? . wtde
?preed siMStctea that ?he was behlr.d
them :-. tb< pir.r.ir.i thst is. arhaa
doterartaod to for<-e Turkey to
terms, or a trial of conclusions at
arms sad thai truseeclea 1? confirmed
> re eat disclosures r>n what Is re?
garded as undoubted authority.
I ordtng t :.i-fr> disclosures, 'he'
?re-ity between Bulgaria and Bervla.'
j -*hii-h r ? initiative of the four
r:?Ik..:. rwwrrf' pact, mas negotiated
af.'r Austria-IIunga: y's
irbltri ? i. lat.on of Bosnia and
Herges -. n ;>(.s. ?t ?III he re
ram "ir ? a* < wing to
?rear . support r, - aBjp*g action
" - - 'At rrer.Uy discred?
it <l "?? -Kulgarlan *rrr.emert.
* c; ard -?ree e
???'?' - at' ?:*???T.er.tTy. r.ot only'
??"?:*?> r against'
*? I It f< dlVtsse-i of the sard is
? ' ** *' i iterr.atrre in
? tht pert* weald sot I sou l eta thai
**r ' - demaaded. gad which the)
* revet Loatsmilatio1 it would
in- a trorlty for the dlse'.eeuras ta'
Question predates evidence which caa-,
? aJT.rr.e.1 he galrsal? that
' ? j i.? 1 f ..! hnv. l~d?# ,.f
- I Saw was under sd
- ? ? ly ?rronrage! ?
' '?* -? .. ?s. her I-.* Tt jr..
til tt.e ?sv It 'g-i.-d a- I r.aled hy
'all f.ur oart>? 4-e4 trusted h?
the al'.l'l to e.? ,. ,V ,..,?. gTe?t
But ?!>? B. 's *M as* MTm arWJ
?tamra law* r>---. ??? 4-r, anr,r..f
tMataa la ahe pr ?seat especial la
stastc*. ?testa* ??><- has saade rt very
tie*. U.at MS ?... 1-af a e-e*ai
' to further the designs of bor protege*,
It would appear that ahe hae found It
convenient to forget what the Turkish
Grand VtShst would have the world
I she has afforded another proof of the
i fact so often exemplified In her his
( tory. thai "?hiiaeOTSf would sup with
Bteaela needs sup with a long spoon.''
or be prepared for moral treachery.
i-MKRVHtlUl U 11.14 KOK WH.HOV
i Kvary t-eraocral in sMehgasaeJ" should
he In line to night when the Kreut
torchlight parade starts off to testify
u> the JubeUtlon that Ktc'imond Data*
ocraey feels la the election of wocd
:ow W ils in, the first Virginia President
in more than half a century. This M
t' - flrsl opportunity In twenty >ear^>
that tt 11' [democrats have had to cdc
Lrati a victory. The demonstratio!!
planned for to-right tuniiot succeed
?..til<? it ha* the fun personal support
of .i l local Democrats Everybody out.
everybody in line, everybodj shouting
.'??i Wilson' Let's make the <*mou-1
stratlon the greatest that Richmond
lias ever ie? n. It depends on you. h'aii
I (Itll'KriTION AND ? OM.Ktili IMIO
Presldeal Butler, of Columbia Uni?
versity, believes that college teaching
would he greatly Improved if college
professors in their work were sub?
jected to some form of supervision or |
inspection. Kaeh, college or university, ;
he a.stserts, should have a faculty com- |
mlttee on instruction, the duty ?.!
which would be to overlook and report ;
upon the courses and methods of the
"There is, unfortunately." Professor
Butler 6taies, "no public opinion,
either within a university or in the
community at large, which will sustain
the displacement of a teacher in school
or in college simply because he cannot
teach. If he is a person of good moral
character, of reasonable Industry and
of Inoffensive personality, his place is
perfectly secure, no matter what havoc
he may make in the classroom.
"It is this inequitable security of
tenure, the like of which is not to be |
found lr. any other oalllne, that at- ?
tracts to the teaching proiesslon and
ho.da in it. despite Its modest pecu- i
niary rewards, so much mediocrity. ;
This Is not so much a condition to be j
criticized as a fact to be reckoned with.
Unless an Ineffective teacher can be
roused or stimulated into relativ? ef-1
fectiveness it will pro ubly be neoes- j
sary to subject one generation of col- J
lege students alter another to his in- i
capacity, until death or the age of aca- I
demic retirement comes to their relief." j
Observers of academic conditions will
generally agree with President Butler.
The Northern and Western universities,
in a great many instances, have at?
tempted to promote efficiency attions'
the members of their faculties by mik- j
ing appointments for a limited period, i
I; the professor's work i* acceptable, .
tills tenure is made permanent. Other- .
wise his services are not retained.
Perhaps the fundamental difficulty In
tiie way of securing better college
teachers consists in the attraction of
greater pecuniary rewards from busi?
ness and from some professional pur-1
suits which cause a large number of j
capable students to forego graduate,
work. On the other hand, there can be
no doubt that the multiplication of
scholarships and fellowships has made
it possl'-le for an Increasing propoition;
of students who under competitive con- '
dltions would not be selected to enter '
graduate schools and eventually to
bocosM college teachers They ar.
usually men who are attracted by the
conventional distinction attached to a
college chair, and, through the absence'
of competitive conditions, after once
receiving an academic appointment, are
permitted to hold tt unmolested. Other!
college instructors also, because of |'
the circumscribed nature of college '
life, together with the lack of a proper
stimulus, tend towards stagnation in
Great tea hers, like poets, are born
and not made. Their characters and
the'r personalities are their greatest
qeallflca!ions. It is undoubtedly true,
however, that a proper degree of su?
pervision would stimulate college pro
f< ssors to greater activity and effi?
ciency. Higher remuneration would
aiso lead to more competition In secur?
ing and holding academic positions !
The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot says I
"Kotatlon In office was one of trie
rarrtlr.al principles of Jefferson's po
lltlcal creed The modern doctrine, at
'?.ist in Virginia, is that a man once
?en to peblic place thereby ac
qetres a perpetual lien or. It, and that
for another < Itlxen to offer for It Is
ar Infringement on a vesited right."
What has become of A Jeremtan
Run. n>an. run! The job-seekers 'H
:t*t your signature If you Jon't watch
Flrpec-Cng to die because Ms doctor
. : him he would, a Spokane crar.k
? ? su ng the doctor because he got '
wei: The .rang had sold all of btsj
-.?r.pe-? v for rash. t?e tnst r:e fniH
i-.n? r.:? folks in comfortable rVip?
lie must be s ha-d man to p.eane
Re ? ire to parade to-night.
,nr>4 l:"?i? Bill" Strrlne. ?f Gr?en
. Il>. < r. >.id In an addre?s before
the Appalachian '"???vi ft n Associa?
tion si Atlanta last We-*Tiesd?y:
S'f hing awakene the antagonism o'
"> .ntry pe.,pl? more than the speed rg
"t autor '?'..?s on the -o-..<!s ?n i u .
? ? ?et the ?arme-? of the sort , ?.<-:,
beblad the goad reads gsavsisiit wv '
? <? ??t^'n ?? r 'us? po?--.
., - w.re Interded for a'. ih? '
,n ?>< os .art as well as t*~ t
r t . e ect, mobile, and t-' e frw m?r ?????>
?-?;iev# be should e? ?"es*, into
? ? '.?>*> ir. rder to get o-it of the!
'??--? ree^ devils "
k ?)??,? ,. r.all on the heel
walk for Wlisoa U aaghtt
a roan ?.f nithe'v-twa *-t West h??
? ? fTsrti?i a sitatf of 9ftv two
' i *;i ? 'T-e e voana d*esm
The eagle smart wegeasr sett Th?rs?
**a -* A ---Si-/, ha? America* g*r4.
On the Spur of the
By Roy K. Moulton.
I had a friend,
I louned him ten;
I haven't sect.
M> friend since then.
He borrowed nve;
1 tfiiouM If he
!? still alive
Por one more friend
1 signed a note.
1 was the goat.
I'm not convinced
That, In lh* end.
A feller Is
Ills own best (Ilead.
H hat We Would ?u.
\ Neu- York paper as..s -What
?would }*; do If you nnd $3.000,uuu.
like the AS tor kid has'.'" We know
what wo WOUM do. We would <lo onw
of the following things, and tiien be
ready to go to the poortiouse:
Buy a real porterhouse steak.
Puke, two days off.
Hire a taxless and ride fOr three
or four hour*
Tip a parlor car porter as much as
lie expects, Just once.
Am.ex a fur-trimmed overcoat.
Buy a Calabash pipe.
Employ an English butler for one
Stop at the Hotel Astor one day.
Got enough genuine mushrooms for
Have three shirts Instead of two
and a pair of sus/pen?ers for each
pair of trousers.
From the HJcheyvtlle Clarion.
Rev. Hanks is passln' around a sub?
scription list to put a now steeple on
the meetln' house. Anson Frisby, our
well-known banker and pnilanthropist,
heaved the list with 16 cents, and
others are puttln' down amounts ac?
cording to their means. Rev. lianas
expects to put a windmill on top ot
the new steeple to furnish power to
pump the organ, which will save l-ie
wages of Old Man Purdy, who gets
two shlllln' a Sunday for pumpln..
Hank Tumms says on still days the
preacher kin furnish the wind for to
make th? windmill go. Hank is a
saorellglous galoot, and wnen they are j
makln' up a box to send to the heathen
of Africa ho -donated an old bearskin
overcoat and a second-hand soapstone
foot warmer. He was criuclzed quite
severe for s-n-i?init such articles to trio
people of such a hot climate; but
Hank said he never saw a heatneii
yet that didn't have cold feet
Hod Pete:-s went to sleep "he other
night smoking his pipe and soon the
be-? clothes was all atire. The names
spread quite rapl?ly. Hod Jumped or.:
the winder, but the tail of his outing !
flannel nightgown caught lire and he
had to run like all git out to keep
ahead of the angry names. He ran
over to Deacon Btubbs's house to sum
mon assistance, and then he ran flown
to the engine house to ring- the alarm
and* set the fire engine heus? f-n tire.
He didn't dast to linger ior.g i.'i any
one place, because the llames was
makln" headway up his back. He ran
down to Tibbetts's store, thinking ne
could buy a pair of overalls there, and
he set Tlbbltts's store on fire. He got
the overalls and run down to swazey
Creek and Jumped In, squenching his
own private conflagration. When no
got back home all the fires was out
excepting trie one in the engine house,
and all the appr.rtus was consumed,
as Wide Awake H.->se Company did not
show up In time to get It out The
fire at Hod's house didn't amount to
much, and his wife put it out witn
a pitcher of buttermilk. Deacon
Stabbs and Tlb'oets say dang a man
that runs arounO on fire 'calling on
his neighbors. They are both ?iu!te
sore over the Incident, as neltner was
dams gad enough to collect any In?
I Voice of the People |
A Very Real Probiens.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?Her most pessimistic citizen
cannot deny that Richmond is '?ortainlv
making rapll strl.les for progress and
real SSI tips ?III ssl?, that she has
shaken off the slow, out-of-date meth?
ods that have so shackled and Impeded
her grorvtb in the taat. and bids .'air
to become known as on* cf the import?
ant centres of our fair country. In
this growth, however, while she. may?
be greatly benefited by the example cf
large cities 'r. the North end West, she
has peculiar conditions to meet and
provide for that are not to be found
elsewhere, and these must not be for?
gotten. While we are progressive, we
r.re, not radicals, and we must consider
the ne?ds of all of our people, and triers
Is a class of people among us that Is
very ppngh neglected. Though humble
and poor, they constitute a large part
of Southern population and a very
necessary PSUrt. I mean ihe negro. We
need the negro, end whether we nee<i
him or not he 1? here, ar.d humanity
says that w? must treat htm humanly.
At the same time It Is ne'ther k'nd
nor s.-nslble to leave him to "look out
for h'.nself. as other o'tlzens do." for
the v?ry simple reason that nature has
set a bar that will forever d?t?r him
from occupying the plane of "any
<Mf-7en.'' In planning the growth of
our r'.ty. why cannot some provision
l-e made for homes for these people? '
I trust my surgest'on will not offend ;
any c.ne. bnt should the city take 'n |
the *urr"undlng districts which are j
? :a"'.r1rg to be annexed?erel which
1 sincerely hope will be snneved?is It
i ot possible to give this mstter earn-'st 1
consideration, ar.d pet apart one of .
THEIR THANKSGIVING DINNER.
_By John T. McCutcheon,_
-0*n> BW. iiMtw niiw ?r
"Cocao on. Jaak, b? pan*. .FfcwM kann ???>? hi? ?*
"Turkeyl Ore** atoottl Wem ham I heard thai ward
"It*. jMk, fei . TM ?KkiflPM keen
o? the trinf
?Say. BSU. waa
mu m? tft* henUThiptl'T B?^l????kBA^| oka*
i' ?hm a* these mU*
?rwt r?? c*. wn, f#?MBf r*?***M Tn t*n k**e ?
-O. tkerea plenty bar*. I Mho tn pan p pppp ?kt PJH Wn
fnr ThankorlrkV hPPphPP waew/t happy nal-sn I nt ??pi ?? ntnU ? hired hand. V I dftdaft ant
ererythir.?; thought X BH?*t Mb* bar iiUkf. Had to try i mWmXmM iHfliii
rmry, lalnee pin* nn* ?**
- Bay. BUI. yon might gkma* n ptene ?' that mbaa* pin wPjtk* pnerpp nkont PL I pot
fnr a ptooo ?* aaince pi*."
"Burr. Jack. Ill ptro yon n vkni npnnnpr ppntJna. Bp an pan Hkn abbs eahjrr? Awful hard r? get pood
ealarr these days."
"Tap. eatery as?
-Shall w* hwr?
" O. lern bar* Jam*a brine 'am tn tti? diawhi room.
the suburban districts ss distinctly and
exclusively for the colored population?
Is not this a better plan thaa having
them possess Ciay Street, in tne centre
of town, numeicus side streets In the
Kasl ICnd, and many valuab.e streets
south of Ma n atid no: th of Broad in
the West End, where they Inhabit
miserable quartern, and keep down the
price of property that would otherwise
i?e very valuable? And the would suf?
fer no hardship in bein? ass'gned
suburban quarter*, for the houses in ail
of these outlying districts were bulit
for white people, and aro of an en?
tirely different class horn those orig?
inally designed for coloreu people. Why
this is so 1 cannot understand. Instead
of limiting them to dtrty, unhealthful
homes We should Insist on their living
under sanitary conditions in as good
homes us their circumstances will pos?
sibly aliow. Do we not have them In
the most important rooms in our own
homes, and if they co:ne from homes
of dirt and disease, do we not run
the risk of infection?
Now, I see some people frowning and
others smiling with amusement at this
idea, but Just read the paragraph over
and think of it calmly. You people
in ?Jlnter Bark, of course, need have
no Wurry. since there i3 hardly a negro
among you who could afford To buy
one of your homes if it were offered
hlrn. For Its location, its nearnegs and
accessibility Barton Heights or Said be
excellent, but the same applies here to
ar. extent?there are too many hand?
some homes at Barton Heights that i
would have to fc* sacrificed. Highland j
Bark Is equally convenient, perhaps
the moat eonven'ent, but I am not fa- !
miliar with the values there, and do
a .t know whether It is feasible. It
might bo worth while to 'nvestixate
this, Swanpijoro mlfrht be suitable in
a great many respects, hut 1: strikes
me as too "far from base " Seven Pines 1
would be exct llent except for the game !
reason; It would take our servants '?
too long to get in. This 's true als?
Of Fulton. Still. the city lathers
might tackle the problem and weigh i
and analyze all the outlying sections
and see what Is the best and most
available for the purpose. And In. do- j
ing this, due consideration should be
Paid to securing a section that Is now
partially built up. so as to stop this
Inroad that is being made almost to
Broad Street Itself. If we reserve for
the r.egi . a good, healthful, accessible
section of the city, where he can ob?
tain, either by purchase or rental,
good, convenient houses to live In,
there will be nothing unfair In limiting
him to such s section. It is unfair,
however, to limit them to s aectlon
that is already overcrowded?unfair to
them and to ourselves, as we are prac?
tically condemning a large port'on of
the, centre of town to second-rate
I hope this matter will take hold
of all thinking minds and that some
of the rest of you will express your?
selves on the subject. _
-A LeaaSahie Haafhag aceae.
T? the Kdltor of The Times - Disnat ch:
Sir.?on the old towpath. wh-cn
-tin* ah-njr the side of the James Hir?
er division of the Chesapeake arrrt
Ohio, a few daya ago. one of our prom?
inent business men, who had been
told by his doctor that exercise with
a dog are*! gun was better than medi?
cine, went rabbit hunting. He
ma ie arrangements with an eld coun?
try darky to furnish the hound*, and
as soon ,t the hunting season op?ns
he takes his automobile and a few
ftlends. an umbr, 11s to hc-p the sun
oft. ant hies himself to the green
fields of -H jinersrher." The hunt was
a great success, so far as ' ketrhtn'
ole by aha" goes, hut ??r newly
fledged sportsmar didn't shoot any.
\\>: ? the dogs were chasing s molly
cottontail In the hushes srh'ch fringe
i?:e banks of the ear.sl the old darhy
imaste.- of the hoiin?1?? cried out. 'Uo
i.rr g1t right ea de railroad, she* a
romln' dat way" It was but a mo
-nent b. f->.e ire rabbit Jtinsped rlgnt
Intc the middle of the track. In twen?
ty" feet of the city man ?Ie threw
''own hie arrrt re! Va and cocked Ms gun
to shoot, but the rabMt ran Into f*
?mS-ei!* H * d-opped gun snd
netted his parasol, catching the hare
in It, an?*, cl-ieed It op. thinking he was
tacky to get It without sh rotiig. Our
city friend had never had Ml hands
to hle.-d from the ?cratch f-orn the
h'nd toeos'ss of a rabbit, w th which
, ver* rountr* boy Is familiar, and
a-hefi he a.rl t.? lose In on bet"
sue gave a hick. wh?< h not only lore a
gjap abovl fourtcca laches long ia t*?
! silk umbrella, but popped through the]
' hole thus made, and at the same time]
; lore the rrurn'a hands anrnrely. See
'r.g the "varmint" skeed?illng ay. rosa
' inn tield before him, he thought of
j lila gun and fired twice, but she I
j ' dodged the shot." The old darky, I
j Vho witreased this amjsing Incident.
: -vaa couvulacd with iauejhter, ami cried
j out to him, "Hose, a rabbit is HKS
a mule. When you's got ennythlng to
I hay erglnat 'em you had hatten say It!
. to his iacer I'Ol.K MlLLtK i
River Read Westwart
To the Kdllor of The Times-Dispatch J
Sir.?It would more than pay Rich-'
mond to exchange Clark's Spring prop-,
erty with Hollywood Cemetery Com-'
pany for a right of way along Its river
front from Cherry Street, that a beau-1
tlful driveway may be made through,
Mvervlew Cemetery. MX Calvary!
Cemetery, the City Nursery. Byru lurk;
and on to Westhampton under the
Belt Line route. At a glance this looks
rough ar.d almost Impossible, bui
without ar. engineer's eye 1 have gonr
over this land, and believe on tht
granite base all along the route a f.nt
road could be made.
The JoyriOrs and visitors traveling
along this beautiful scenery, turning
In at Franklin and Belvidere Streets,
rooking back could view the towering
buildings of the city, ail the river
wharrage and the beautiful city of the
J east. South Richmond and Wood?
land Heights. Belle Isle, from its his?
toric site, would lend enchantment to
the view. The tourist would be In
spired as he passed the penitentiary
where Burr was Incarcerated, the
"Belvidere" site. Byrd's country home.
Power House. Hollywood Cemetery,
where Tyler's, Monroe's, Otnter's. Cur?
ry's. Davls's and Lyee'e tombs are In
view, as well as Rlvervlew town, the
orphan asylum. Dooley's fine mansion,
the city Water Works. Settling Basin,
the West ham Oun Works, destroyed
17*1-2 by the British, and many other
places of nots. PROGRESSIVE, j
Do you consider Theodore Roosevelt
s great man'' Let the reply be simply
> m or no. This answer Is intended to
settle nn argument. T- J. HOLDEN i
Expressions of opinion are out of the :
lln?- of the Query Column, which is in- '
tended to conline itself to the statement I
?erect Car Tsnasfti. 1
I board a C ay Street car at Eighth
and Main and go to Seventh and Broad.
Am I entitled to a transfer to th.- E?st |
Broad cars? B E. BAIiKER.
Tou are not. The transfer system
hers Is settled hy city ordinance. A
principle Involved Is that no transfer
shall take a passenger In the direc?
tion from which he came. At Eighth
and Main ycu could hsve taken a
Laurel car to the corner of Ninth and
Broad and got transfer east nn Bmad. I
or. If vour business ley between Ninth |
and Seventh, yoa row. id have reached
your point without transfer. From the
poleit you mention?as from every oth?
er p jint In ?he city?the street railway
company provides a simple an 1 most
excellent service to every other point.
The service Is far from perfect, but so
Is the city, and so are the citizens far
from perfect, and when the record
of good and evil Is made up here, along?
with the three families of which Klch
mond has so much reason to bo proud,
the street railway service will count
heavily "to the good."
Please publish an old poem "A
Mother's 01ft?The B1We."
_ J. STERLaXQ TATXOR.
Will some one kindly send copy?
< olored People of Palten taeertahe
Werk Aaseag Beys sad Girts.
The Pulton Social Settlement House
Is the name > ven to sn Institution re?
cent established In Fulton by the juve?
nile Protective league, an organiza?
tion of colored people. The aim of the
settlement house, as set forth In the
prospect um Just Issued, are to main?
tain sehoe-Ls for the Instruction of col?
ored youth and to provide a day nur?
sery for infants ?hos? parents are not
able to take care of them during work
The work will he under the direc?
tion o* Anna P. Cooper, who came to
this city from Chicago In the Interest
of the movement. Quarter* have been
secured at $11-813 State Street, and
work will becln at once. Two four
room buildings will he devoted to the
wore, and <n addition a large yard has
been provided f<.r a playground
Kspecial attention will be given to
sewing and domestic science in the
?Irls department, and the principe;
interest of the work among boys will
be carpentry. A gymnasium for phy?
sical training will also be maintained,
?ither activities Into which the In?
stitution will enter are kindergarten
work, a Boy Scout oreanlgatlon. and
reading and study rooms.
INSPECT WATER WORKS
Mayer and CitstBan Co Ova* het~
?lieg Baa lea aad rw aaslag Starten.
Mayor Ainslle. members of the Coun?
cil Committee on Wster. officials of
the Water Department and a number
of Invited guests Inspected the settling
basins yesterday, viewing the methods
of clearing and purifying James River
wster. The party left Ma*n Street
Station at 1 o'clock by special train,
going up as far as Boeher's T>am.
where the Intahe for the high, level
canst start, the cltr wster system
Stops were made returning st the
settling basins and at the pumping
st at'on. The works were found to h?
In excellent order.
Betaer Speaks te Fere-era
rerrmiMrloner of Agriculture Qeerge W.
K?lner made a speech Saturday ?t a meet?
ing ef 'armer? et Waiters, near Settels, Vs.
PIT THIS LABEL ON YOUR GOODS
National State and Gly Bank Tafts
Few bu si news arc rvrr rctablishcd without the
assistance- of a hank. ?nH the possibilities of business
f*uccrss are much greater when a good banking Conner,
rion Is established.
For forty-two year? the National State and Ore
Rank has errcouragH and assisted, along safe banking
lines, the business interests of Rkhmond and skiTriry.
Small as well as large accounts are invited 3
Uli EMM SM ilffcsiiis.*k*mt