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nichmord.10M> Hull Strest
erg Barren.IM N Sycamore Pir**t
-?tt?urg Bursa o.Sit Eighth Street
** *?AI1? One Sis Three On*
?OSTAciK PAID TrA- Slut ilo. Mo
IHWy with Sunday.S500 $3.00 it. 40 &i
bally without Sunday. 4 00 . 00 1.4? .S3
'? header ?dltioa only. 100 1.0? M to
JSTeekly < W\dnrsday >. 1.4? M .? ...
Tlmet-r>tir>atcfc Carrier DeMreff Bee
Sa Klchasond (and suburbfi aid r
?Mlly with Sunday. 1* cents
Sally without Sunday. 1? rent*
Kuattay only. ? csett
Stotered January 17, IMS. at Richmond Vs.
as sscend-rlasc m?ti< r under art of Conrrse?
?f ktarrh I. :m.
wk1-M :.-?!? W DBrKMBKH I ' ?'
?AVIV? Ml * i?v riM^MirxT.
The human element in modern pen
S)logv w;i? the Impress ve fact path-j
from Ihi aride disc laaloa of prises |
punishment by the (Son mors at
lx first session yesterday. The chief :
?cutit ?? of '?-..iny States branghl
a/tvid i1 ?* ii i stimon: of the need
Vgjor tr 'atli 1 iw-br '.- I - a* m< m. and
as beasts The salvage of rateable
to be gataed far society
si.-.- prison sietbodi was the on- i
init argument advanced by fho j
n who. in lh< Ir office, came into th.? ;
est tnu. 'i w :: ?? the problem of ad- ?
inV the rights of law to the etaJaas
mercy Bach Oorernor has faced
sata rrsgffBslhWtr of acting as ,
no.m criminals The power of:
an has driven each of ;h,>r.i Into-,
most serious consideration of what j
be done to save erring men from '. .
m:;.-i waste. Almost unanimously i ,
y declared against the spirit ofji
geranc?. agalnsl the cruelty of old
ison methods, and against the pos-i ,
ility of reducing crime or building ! ,
gj fln-r r : Ion on merely negative
gtahment. ; .
Tiie ?jov.-i- or of . ?o'.ora.io struck the (
Sjgeyno- idem pel il als in his
? spr.i : .?? ? of the parole system
I my successfully Inaugurated i:; his .
I SJtate. Its substance Is that criminals j
I stre still men ? wh >?? are the sie- ;j
I gnents ol honor i nd goo< 1 citizenship. .
[ ffhey are trusted and taus it to watch ,
?themselves. They arc need In public j
ajrork undi ? ? ? 11bfi.) outdoor condi-'
tSens. and they are - -en tii ? right 11
gredu. i th r- rms ??> work and obe
gTfence Thi results have amply Jus?
tified the experiment. Men who once
ejrbuld have been turned out into the | ,
ajrorl(* with no chance for redemption' ,
from their past sins arc now srre north- 1
gneil In body and character, so that \
gjhey become useful members of society 1
??asset* to the State instead of per- ?
jv.'ual ? hai gee. ?
The basic principle of the new sys- ,
gem is tnat the punishment bo adjusted
?S to the case. \? Governor Hadrley ad- ,
?'?-efllrably expressed it. "The punishment;
is fitted to the criminal, .and r.ot to an
I abstract idea of his crime." It should
I he Just, equitably applied, and certain. I
I Ihne It should aivn be dependent upon '
the nmur. of individual and his'
power- of rehabilitation The separa- j
tlon ol youths and Ural offenders from
SJBe coi.taii.iii.-ition ?>?' hard- n-d c-iml- '
?als, :h ? parole .i-.d v." :? 1. terminate |
?entene.- th" healing influe nce of work .
Mini the prop r regulation of mental'
Slr.d po - t
djn 1 .-? '? the vicious hahit and substi
I tJjVte normal, honest tendencies.
This id. al of reconstruction instead!
ggf des tr ucl , . _? token of .
g> gentler and wiser hi mar ty. it takes
Otjcgri/-.trice of the share society has in |
ana* . - - pn fits by the!
Seasons of hered'-tv ind environment.!
ft h as _? . ?* M ' . i m ' fte ?
Jpor of sou's, not :h? curse
?dnJioasw un moiv
l\ Ti e .xt'iit of the cfTorts of the rail
Shour.c ... a late
? ptii'x te>r t>..- i*nited .-ta*-s Depart
'.SSiei.: tgl lit ire
Of the total of 245 ??S miles o* road
jgjjperated in 1ft* ir. this country, n
igjfusire of Alaska and the ir.'.ar.d pc^
aSjeesior.s. ir-1 4?? m':-" or :s ?; per iw
agrgan./.. . efforts to reaae the
Aer of f irm- r*. or t< pr . c .
gjSBltural educatlor. th<
rtV'a Of the nation S9.2 je: c.r.r ;f il
ggounti- s pel rated I
gVing th.s u i k
dgrea i -
pK-S ger c< nt are .n sack <? r.t.r,.
Of conrte, the rai.roads have en
sjertek.:. Ihls wo.-W pilrrarlly tSt
ghelr own bmefll ParaM sat an traf
0c to the carriers, and the gn at* r
tfjha productivity of the Saasas the
fr real er the prof.t of thi ru'-r t.'.?
?The result, he wever. will . ' I
Few of the roads now hav.
of their own for sale although
SJH ttl '111 S're. were granted
tCeagrrss for railroad purpoaee . - I
ersnas so. i>n Bss?jj sRaejs is Issalejged
gB the work, and !t would be hard -
gn intrndlng aettler to select e reg-,....
gs to the r . n ( s billtleeof ws. ?
gn railroad could 'nf?.na hasa.
TM?. I%?IH?M| i.l S?\klM.
l.l ?RII nil >
The :&*?r*ji-o of banking liabilities
: heea a favorite proposal e,f many
ggealous bit mor. or - Sa' k
tmjtharsnera gwrrral vearr ?go tbSa
ggea re< ?Ireg e teBTtte] ar.d .n M e??.
Stal application in the Mate at 0Ms>
grows in a bill p'orvdlng fee the guer
antee rd baah deposits It Is row ru
gjiar?S that the ritK'.ms.l"
?JJet-hlng end Curr.
sr?e ntf^'si V <? .?e ' - e.. -? ?
1st sent em plat sax legioketise which
jpgoaht inewro ?be gavmewt of ell bank
gjrr " "i ?Mee s f> -it ha ???? *
and maintained through aMfSBminti
levied upon all national banks.
Protection against Are and other
contingencies '>* ?n indispensable con?
dition <>T oll business undertakings at
the present time. Without this protec?
tion a wide range of commercial and
l?d last rial gaterjivisea would be Im?
possible. These forma of insurance,
lnuv, ver, are not analagous to, and
sJsi Id i"' ba confused with, a protec?
tive f?kal faf banking liabilities. A
? ? who wishes to insure his cs
Isbllsbataat against tke possibility Of
I leas by fire, or his cargo of goods
; st the dangers of ocean trans
I ortet! OB, *<i>l lies to a company BTsVleh
deals in th.se classes of risks. Before
protection Is sold to the merchant ms
place of business or his vessel Is
ia:?fu)ly ? xaniimd, his own record us
a business man is Investigated, and ii
his rtere, his vesst I, or his own meth?
ods tre foi.mi to be in SCOSrd with the
SlaadaisTg ?f the Insurance eompum.
the policy is laaasd to him, and] it re
Baaing in force only so long as its con
alllnaa are fulfilled, if the a la rats la
bis store smoke cigarettes, or if his J
rtaicl is used to carry petroleum. Ins
Ig the case of banking insurance,
however, a national bank, under the
propose.; scheme, as soon as it re- j
calved its charter and began business. I
would automatically have all of Its !
liabilities in und through the eollee- J
lire fund < rented for thnt purpose. \s |
a COnse<JU< nee. a premium Would be
plao I upon inefficiency and looseii-ss ,
in banking methods. A depositor now
seeks a banking institution will lias
acquired a reputation Cot safety
through sound and conservative man
sgement If the liabilities of all na?
tional banks were protected, however,
the depositor would not find It neces
lary to use any care in selecting a
Sank in which to place his funds. Ills
accumulations would be as safe in
one institution as another. As a con?
sequence, the bank which was well
managed would not receive any re?
ward for its efficiency, and would: p?r
iaps attract less lusine^s than one
As a matter of fact, the best method
.'or Insuring bankini? liabilities would
t?e to make the law relative to ex
uni nations more stringent without
emovlng the existing incentive to ef
Befa nt and sound inamiKeTient. The
insurance of liabilities by a fund,
reatej tlirDugh legislative enactment,
would add to the present weaknesses
'f the natior.nl banking system, and
.voulii drive our best bankers from
the business. Mneh Insurance. If de?
sirable, should not be undertaken by I
?t<? the raopus or Richmond.
The representative, of the peopl- of
P.lciimond have chosen to grant a f.-an
t V.s" for the use of the streets t> a
company tiiat will pay for this gift
the sum of $10. The franchise :s
faulty in form, guarantees no re:ur.i
of service, and will Inevitably adc to
the burden to be paid by the average
citizen. I'nless the Mayor refuses to
approve this splendid charity the com- j
nunity w-lU pay the price. For fifteen |
years the city will be learning what
other cities have already paid heavily
Therefore. The Times-Dispatch de- I
sires now to ask the closest strut!r. y
of all the results of this grant For j
months this paper has conducted a j
IBBiaaa'gS of education, endeavoring to '
Impress upon its readers and -upon tke '
branches of the Council that funda- ?
mental economic laws are violated by
the institution of competition in a field
S< public service where competition J
? aanat exist. The proof of this posi?
tion, we firmly believe, will be brought
home to the people by costly experi?
ence. What the arguments from logic.
from statistics and from outalilt c
parlsor.s has r?ot been able to prove,
the concrete evidence of fact natal r
local cj.nditU.r.s will show. This fran?
chise rjj-ht Is not settled. Xone cf the
?>menta of our contention have
changed one Jot or tittle. If the fran?
chise Is finally granted, we propose to
use Its., workings to establish the
kneel of our prediction. We shall
Bay *1 toM you so'' to the people and
to the authorities, not In any spirit
Of pi Its v.-.cation, but In the sincere
'i v? that the Kseons of this experi
?y ar.y further violation
fas : iSM r.tal laws.
M>l ? - >1IM>lt| I f I IIOIDIAT.
Ta r-.--gr.ire |,s own oj^j^ ..,h..:
1 ? \\<-7.-. p per ir. New T-.rk
? I ? ' pr aasBtSal rsi palgn?l. e..
\ Urn only Taft paper?the SHasaaaS is
? sti.l v.:; t : ,.T,r tke res ip. and
N M ??lv. BBj arassasla feg oaiir. .i.ig
I to Ins.st that V.oodiow Wilson wi.i
:* ? "afitl r- Pre?:<je-r ' Its j re
strtas k> gdaa titfM aaaas
stea Mat I sksyasi Lt. r'PHar" tn<1
-rrog-.ss.ie.- sTMet a,.,, ,,f, a mm?\
; acarlbei by the cef>*t ? f their randi- '
f? ~r? Tri?are. arg..?,,, %ra
i flg--ren_er rathe- j gg'ing with ag
,ures-a-e rr.ia:?adiig. Taey Illustrate,
af a tratr. |.? f .-, .M.. ?r?e
thai, tie ?i root erg*" te of truth.
Tr m the way tb? Triune r... |t..
~ ? ? ra. - e ?? ... icrress.-a Is
mad*. <r s art t? be r-..4e. or ,n#
9* mmmi that Wilsen received a
?ae- i*te fsn elite- ,f the eSJBaja
p.-lr.- : al taa-i dates, ard that fe nSJgf
aTO irto t?-. Wh te fi , BBJaksj BBS]
a.trg- -? .-t! ,i rendition* ?'
|?ei bavl'g a rear -.? -
poo-Jls- ?'-er a ? '
'* ' "?? tke V- e f Kooseveit
aasi Taft. ? . sa> nothing of that or
De*e at,-'. ? ,-n. total a heavy n.a
lorlty aga s ^ ? ? ? . , ? ..
hand. It ;? . sal It and a signi?
ficant egal? the*-;. n -
will, that ' s
Msjpaeast eaOs am.,: . sali sat_
He reel veal a anaj tfc.- .;?*??.,
' in excess of Roosevelt, and ab<?it Mask*
ooo In excess of Taft
; As for the ?MlfTltn <>f the President -
; elect s taking S?SS under Its* ' cxcep
I tioiin! conditions" of failure of a pop
j ular majority over all. the Phllartcl
, phia Bulletin eff. dually .llsposea of
that fallacious proposition, as follows:
?In this respect, however, he (WnV
! son) Is la the s; SM position as John
' Qaiaejr A.lanis. Zachary Taylor. JgSSSS
: Huehanan, Abraham Lincoln and other
1 1 residents were in a notable or con
ilsVerab i sasgTae. and as some were la
I a miner rtsglSI P has been seldom
j that aaj President has bad a ma
J jority over all his competitors, out?
side of the time of the glSB! Itepub
lican preponderance In recent years;
i ai.<! than have been even |W0 Pn sl
| dents within the mi mory of living
I men who actually had ti lower popu
j lar rats than the prinei|>e! eandldat?
' mat faiii<i of slectiaa Hayes and Har
I rison "
Continuing o .r Philadelphia con
tssBjarar]'. aftai pointing out that
Weedrow ITllaoa will not be ? "minor
ity PrasMaat" In the last named sense,
aad taking1 ike satlreijr defensible po?
sition that only in that sense ought
the term to b" used, says: "It would
be better, as regards the public lm
s: in or understanding of lt, to say
that tie will be ? 'plurality President.'
although iti that respect the Vote
arkleh as polled is higher in its per
ceatage af the whole than has ever!
been glr< n to any of the Presidents. .
with but one exception, who have been
thus elected." The discussion Is ac- '
adem'c af re rse. Mr. Wilson has bee,;
? . lected" ami his election will be con?
firmed in <lue form when the Electoral
College meets. He will take his seat
March t next and administer the af?
fairs of the country as its chief mag?
istrate for four years if he lives. Pop?
ular majority or no popular major?
ity, these farts cannot be reversed.
They are written Into the future h's
tory of the nation. Yet the discussion
Is none the less timely and important.
It is these in order to keep the rec?
ord straight and making It clear,
thereby removing any popular misap?
prehension torching the vast element '
of American people whose doctrines,
principles ami wishes, as opposed to
both Rooseveltism and Taftlsm, Wood
row Wilson represents, and is charged
with vindicating. It is timely and
important in its disciosure of the
srrat unanimity of sentiment in favor
of the policies the Democratic party
made the paramount issues of the
campaign as agalnat the policies each
of the other chief parties stood for
and advocate!!. This unanimity la a
mandate that there be legislation
which will carry out the policies to
which the victorious party and the
Presid- nt-elect are committed.
rm: LAW AS A CAtSP. OP CRIME.
The law Itself is a cause of crime, j
1'ron that point most of the speak- j
ers touched in the discussion yester?
day of penology at the Governors'
? onference. In several of Its phases
our system of administering ustlc
was indicted as a contributing factor
to the alarming crime record of this
country. The old, old problem af the j
law's delay Is one which the peopb
of the United States most need to
The remedy will be reached when
iugttce is administered "with certainty
and celerity," to quote Governor
O'Neal, of Ala'bama. a lawyer whose
acquaintance with the injustices of
justice caused him. as chief execu?
tive of his State, to recommend anil
s-cure legislation which lias effected
law reform and reduced lawlessness
and crime. Our tortuous system of
technicalities causes the law to move
slowly, where |t should move rapidly
As it Is. the system that arg are uslne
was deviled In past asps, and has s-:'- ,
fered little 'alteration since Our
jury system is r.ot what it ought to j
be?lt puts a premium upon ignor?
ance and penalizes Intelligence. o^r
1 ahtt af alsBWfngj appeals to wail
months and years before they can be
heard and determined often lets the
gad ity escape through sofne teehnl
<al loophole, and eneo-.iragf s tho
criminally b?nt to belter* that If they
vn ecralnst society, that same society'
will so delay disposition of them that'
they can go free. The records show
-i-h evasions r,f ;-.in!?hment are
alanatnarty fretpient. Tf is the justice !
that Is swift that Is t. : rlble. That!
? '? is long delayed 1 at Ptfle de?
terrent value I
So that he ronld end lysjck law In
Mabarr.a. Governor O X. g] secured
the passage of law throigh wh!-h he;
is enabled tc. cause any sheriff who;
fails to do his duty to be ! rouerhf i
instantly before the State S-inrerne :
Oat 1 far impeachment peoe. ?d!nr* In
such ? way. the officer is r.of triad bj ,
it* neighbors, bnt by an Impartial '
tribunal only one sheriff has beaa
impeached |n Alabama urd/r the law. I
but his case was enough There ha* |
he?n no more taking of p-j??r.or*
from the sheriff's fiist^dy bei
ivnehed It s- ems to u* that thepeiarl
pl- mis?: be applied to all < t .1,1
.-ourfty ofTVrefgJ irSjs fail to do Usskt taty,
?.r.d wh- do r..t fear punishment be- I
I a .?e th?> know that local Juries ??!;
i ot convM ihem If an officer vl >
lates bis trust, he ought to be re. I
rneved st M I
Tennessee SoclrtV of \. a York
has gained fame py h^Vir.tf a
?hl'*s dinner" The sole ren.arks
t o?n on a arreen from a lan
bS regular form was Msv?Vl t
Wjr -r.uld be " ? l
rt ? bssk'thell |s rot a mn*?
9saalar gam* is that It is a?> hare t..
t>ee?fc a 'e'lar-boiac playing; It.
* WM sdt . t? xy., ,;r, , k. ?,,,,,,
the war end and ge berk to tuning
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
??1,1 r.ove Ultfr?.
' There's one thing: makes me hoppin'
, There's nothln' else that's quite so
Or makes me foul more like a cad,
In this world I opine.
: Then erbau my w'fe starts In to
I Ami With ? knowing; ejre does gloat
l p<>n ti:e ?uff that once 1 wrote .
Those old Io\ ?? not? a of mine.
} Sne's gag 'sag saved up. every one.
An", when the family .ow's SBgllll.
sli, starts rijjht in and has gag fun,
'Till every one la read.
! She sins "Now sit right still, my
! I know you're dying .iust to beau
. Those things you wrote to me the
I'., fore we two were wed."
I She says I'asOW this one will [rleniT
I Von wrote it back in n'neiy-two.
; Now. listen, please, 'till 1 get through,
I I was your 'angel' then.
. It says: 'Oh, listen to Bay on)';
j I'm always happy when you're nigh.
I A smile from you and I could die,
The envied of ail men.'"
Aim then she rends a lot of guff
!~,f silly mollycoddle stuff.
1 must have hung an awful bluff.
When 1 a-coiirtin' went.
The oogle-google talk is there.
The worst I've beard most anywhei?
>]ie throws it ut nie when 1 dale
To give my feelings vent.
In gi>ile of all that 1 can do.
Shi reads: "Oo's lovey dove is oo?"
Gee whiz. It makes me sick all |
And makes my woe increase.
Here's my advice to nil yojng men.
It's right to woo an i win. but then
Don't do it with a fountain pen.
If you would live in peac<>.
From the Itlckeyvtlle Clarion.
William Tibbitts took out some Ufa
insurance the other day. and now
Mrs. Tibbitvs says he will probably
keep on livin" Just for spite, if \\ 11
11am expects to die he had orter tak?
en out fire insurance.
Mrs. Anson Frieby got a letter from
Tonawando. X. Y.. day before yester?
day, and now polite society is on the
uui vive. for it Is expected she is go- |
ing to get a Monis chair or something
from a soap-house. A woman ? who
marries a poet generally takes him for
better or for verse.
Hank Tumms says no wonder they
call "em highballs. A feller can't get
one for less than 1? cents.
Anson F.-isby has ha<i Inconsistent
lights put in his house.
Miss Amy Pringle, one of our most
attractive brunettes, has re tented
from the cit: . and she is a blonde this
itias ? i
T. Ilgbert Peavey's Patent leather
shoes la all cracked, i guess the pat
oat has expireu. Amos Butts's roan j
mare has the epizootic at this writing,
a ad he has to borrow a horse to help
out on the hearse on busy days The ,
old blue latfs sajs a man shall not
kiss h's wife on Sutida". but. by
tfravy. what Hickcyvillc neds is a law
to prevent a man klssln' some other
roller's wife. Gmndsan r ikins stm
hangs on. and may recover sufficient
to do h'-r spring plowin'.
The Clarion are going to ran a beau
ty contest, and the handsomest lady ;
gets a patent ?rlager. Obi aids ancl
grass wkiders not allowed. it is.
thought thai Miss Maze aVbhtsht, the'
new trimmer at the millinery parlors,
will pet trie prize, as Elmer Jones has
already bong in $:: worth of tickets.
A strained nurse from Chicago has
came to take of Grandma Pringle '?
This is good weather for planting. '
Foui funerals s;nce Sunday. ;
The Mua Worth While.
When yen t.uvc seven m'lllor.s.
And lead the cotillions.
And have fifteen automobiles.
And live in a mansion
With room [or expansion.
Ami know how true luxury fee.s; i
When you're like J. I*. Morgan.
And have _ pipe organ
To play -luring all of your meals. t
When you're robust and healthy
And wondrously wealthy
And not chained to any mar.'s ?
Tou may be optimhtic and grin like a
But you do-.'t Oeserve aiy credit fori
I ? that.
j When :-oii're woikiti like thunder
To find enough plunoer
To feed s--vcn Kills pad u wife
?Thea 'be loan men all haunt you J
And creditors taunt you.
Pntil vou are steh of the st-ife: J
When ?fou l.ave to h.i:stle
And bustle and tussle.
And high cost of living is rife.
When your pay go. a for fuel
And eodlish and gruel.
And there's no soft spot in >iur
When ti n cs -art go that way and i
you can still smile,
t say You're a trian wl.o is strictly
I Voice of the People
Let the trollet ?'arid.
To fr? Editor of The Times-Oispatch:
Sir. \ gr..it goal has boen written
sad mid it legsid to . ommutation ?.i
Claude Allen', sentence to lifo- her
grtssBSSint. and I would ask the peti?
tioners who have BgBJhBetOd to lh<
M>. R'd'? m??ce an' he- hue
bead hara finallv srdit up she gits th
t I Liren an' th' lawr**?
? ' ? ? its Tb. f mptatlon t writ
t be seep great n talk
la teg much.
THE SYMPATHETIC COAL DEALER AND THE MAN
WHO HAD TO HAVE A TON OF COAL.
By John T. McCutcheon.
K*p>4irht: By John T. MeCaJefcMB.]
Sympathetic Coal Dealer?"I'm terrible sorrv your family it tufftrinf, kut I haien'f an ounce of coal
that isn't contracted for."
*"Oh, it break* my heart to hear that your children are suffering and if 1 had any coal totparel'd let you hac* It."
"Oh, your tad ttory overwhelms me with grief and I with to express my deep sympethy."
'I'll send the coal right down If you need any more iust let me know."
Qovarnor for executive clrm.-n. y how
they ca] demonstrate their Kreit hu- '
?mm sentiment by trying hs eava the '
lif?- of the s<>n and at tho same time I
a!i to take Into ?on?lderatlon the j
fact that the father 1? under the rair
sentence as the son?
Humanity la not partial, and. la mv
opinion, if the so,, 1? saved from the
electric chair the father should be also
The life of the father is as sweet : I
bin: as is that of the son. andj the
salvation nf hi9 soul is just as Im?
portant In the sight of '?od.
I sroold not sign a petition for iife j
Imprisonment nor electrocut'on for the
simple reason that I believe the de- '
?Msion of the court Is right ani ju?t i
la every sen?e of the word and. be?
sides, r hare too much confidence in
our Governor's ability, sense of I
honor, and a firm belief in justice to '
all men to think he would go wrong
in the Aliens' ease.
It seems to me that it shows ? lack I
of confidence in our Chief Executive
that the petitioners should try to 'n- |
fluenee him against his honest con- j
vietions in dealinK with thi? case ac?
cording to the laws of this .State, and !
the verdict of the higher and 1 >wer i
courts. He was elected to the office
of ?lovernor by the pecple of the State. ,
and a few hundred name, signed to a |
petition for elemeney does not vo'ce i
the sentiment of the whole population i
of the State by any means. '
If th.- voters of this Commonwealth I
elected the Hon William II..dee-. Mann J
as r-overnor they must have had the '
? onftdence in his gMUt|r, his high ?ense I
of honor and integrity, or they would
not have eie.-ted him to see all .
the jaws of the State and decisions of
the courts properly exec
Thou shalt not kill' According to
the divine law. no man has a right or j
:s justifiable in killing another, only I
in actual seif-detense. I?id Claude
Allen shoot in relf-iefrnsC The an- I
swer .s emphatically. 'XoV How
could he have shot in self-d^f'nse j
when the man he killed was not I
shooting at all?
Let 11* look and ??e wb.at God said
about killing. If we turn to th?- ninth |
chapter of (reneata, sixth verse, we will ,
see that '.od said: "Whoso sheddeth ?
man's blood, by man his blood must be i
?hed." and yet s..m. who claim to He ;
Ills n.misters are tryir.sr to go beyond
Iii? taw to saee SSM whi ha* com- j
mltted. with..ut any Just c.i??* .a most ,
ferribl. . rime My verdict Is. let the ,
he be lsm lies' oat.
? i? m-r*n.\N\N
I Caroline County.
The ? heir far Both.
To th. rMitor of The Tim' ?-Pispstcb
There has been much slid for
and -.canst the -w> e-!m!nal* who
now sit in th? death-house awatinp
,| ??. ??? V WiP r -ee're 'he
Just reward f..- th-ir complicity In th
most brutal murder In th ? annals of
Virginia history, set allow me to say a
The principal |ajgajgSJ *?*igned h>
their svmpathiners foe their commit-,
ting the jet WS? the e\!?ter.r? of po
litoai I B>eeesseea between the "rie
and the v'etlrrs This se.rn*
trul> a very. v< -v slim reason for com?
mitting a crime ?f so much Importance
snd for not ronv+rting the perpetrators
of It. political rpfferene*. how-rer so- j
rere la not exetsee for murder '"??"i
instance, would M- r?nn?e*r*lt he Jbja-'
t?f>ed In carefully planning and carry-j
Ing Into effect the murder of Mr Wil?
son anil then be f-eed on introduction j
of eisd-r.-e showing that he was at'
. d.(Terror.? with the said M
Wlleon. and that Mr Wilson def .Tefl
him In a campaign * Surely not.
Ther. self-defense !? claimed a* an
ether mot-ve Who reslly shot In self.
?lrfen*e~ f ss> that r?e*.ter iVosd did.
and treat he handled his gun in a most
praiseworthy manner. He shot In
?el'-defeu** and In def?n?e of the law
and of his fellow court officer*, who
were so h'iltallv ?bot down by these
remans Sheriff Webb fell gloriously
defending his comrade* and the taw
which he was pl??dred to protect. Own
monwealths AfWney Poster fell Be?
holding- the law which he honored and
love... snd Judge Jfaas'* fell sdrntnte
termg j-istice to those whom justice de
mauded should !??? punished. S-o Is
the g?jtlty one :r; such or.in'- suffer th>
extreme puntshment M the ls? >:i par
tlal reparation for the awful n run.
;hey have committed
Again, II la said that Claude Alton
??hot to defend his father. Would his
father have needed rt"f?nsr had he
yielded to the demands of justice?had
? not been a lead- r of a conspiracy
.?gainst the law* I>!d he not fl?rhr
vettojeaaoa against anything perta.n
ing to the law? Then when the law
tooh him In hand and administered
Justice, he led an attack upon the
court officers. fv'is making hlti?- I
"particeps erirrrtnis " In one <>f the
blackest crimes on the pages of Vir?
giata history. Mill, was Claud" right
in shooting? Xo. Tie is as guilty of
these poor men's blood as his father,
and let aim suffer the same punish?
In conclusion J say again, let the
allen? die 1>.> r.ot pardon, them, but
let them he electrocuted The Bible
plainly says: "With the same measure
that ?? mete withal *t shrill he rr>es?.
ur<-d to vou again '
LA I'SUE COUAtn OREEX. J
To the Mditor of The Timea-Iesriarv
S:r.- We have no sympathy or pa-!
tience with such lawlessness, hut we j
sheald eonsid I what Infuenre and^
pow-r the older m.-n and e.?pe.-,ali>
the fath'-r. had upoj. the a< tion >>f the
hay h:s f.ithe: . vidrntly had told him
What he was going to do. and desired'
the assistance, and more likely com- J
pellet hM ps'tlcipatior. in the awf ul i
We have- no patience with the cry J
of ?hoofing In defense of his father, j
for we heehsve it aas jll arranged be-'
for. hand what was done on that fata!'
day: but ere do think that the strong'
IttShSsnCS of the harel-hearteel and de?
ficient fath.-r. eith.r by persuasion ?>r
roanasandl isnVnemcwd] the win of the
vourz All.n to go into this affair
.Most any neejM. under the above
condition, fatten the lead of a so
Tie probably had so much faith and
? ssehaenee in th>- father that he did
not roaJISa the awful deed that h?- was
committing. In view of these condl- j
lions, ?r.a'e bis life and imprison him.
teuahUBl < apltal I'onlshraeat.
To th-- PJMUf St The Ti.nes-Iijspaieh
S;r tl ?? eh.-, i fully grant that nio?t
murd-' < as-5 ar. attendee! h> hysteria.
Seej SM ?oiil?! say that there are hur
eitid> of reasonable men without hys?
teria who hold capita! punishment as
Judicial murder. In SUY opinion, even
se~-easted h> st?-rirai petitions to save
th. 1...? or murderers ar. but expres
?;..o it pasfaBjjBj UU unwise ami ssuaanjT
may of ! ? : net; net? \ c law of nature
to preserve Ufr.
Some of th. States e.f the Cnion have
thni'she-d capital punishment, and w?
believe that the same force* which
sUnM t sheet J?lat's will flnallr
tmmph in ail. We are under the im?
pression lhat . rime is mo mnr<- pre\ -
.Uent in Slat's wh-re capital punish?
ment I? out of ealstence than It is in
thnoe where It exists ?'rlmee being
?i.ore often committed In the heat e.f
passion than 't? the aim of r?a*on
makealt unlikeM that the perpetrator,
would be restrained at all by the
the?ught of punishment and if he d.d
remember snd committed the deed
anyhow, then it would eerm to be
proof conclusive that Cie thought of
the punishment of drsth could not
If murderer* wer? sentenced to life
imprisonment, the* eoulJ be made use.
fnl to the skate and to snot sty wheth?
er they w.tted It or not. the State, hav.
Ina the eee of thrtr arme-ew. onebJ aieo
pay fhetn somerh'ne;. wairh coeld an
C. r? SAXnERS" n
to the .?uppirt of their families that
mlg-rit etberwlsa h?tt to he supported
by the State
If our sturdy men of the mountains
nearly all of whom are of Anglo-Saxon
stock, were taught Instead of killed.
?e hsHsvs the;, sould become good
citizens, and, SBpSflallj better than the
hordes whlrh the (TBltsd States is daily
edsnltting to become the ancestors of
our future generstlnns
?"laude Allen undoubtedly disobeyed
law, out it is a question whether
many voung men of much better train
lag Usi < hararter* would not have
laken s:des with their fathers durtns
sock heal \\- would punish him. but
we would preserve his life, aad be?
cause we do not believe that he merits
? eonkf add that we are 30t
ll I perhaps unwise enough
to declare ourselves oppoaed to a popu?
lar laa. thereby winning the r.tai
perhaps of her?!!e
"Let bin without sin amongst ?'ou
cast the first stone."
E VIRGTNTA SMITH.
Justice Is Deed!
S Is Sswad! The state is weepir.gl
I>ead by the murderer's hand!
rast d iIf Kay, r.ay, but sleep?
A ? hill sweeps o'er our land?
More deadly t;s tlian winter's cold.
Or any bl'sht nf earth;
Ckaeed by a .leed most foul and bold.
That hell Itself belched forth:
sala Keep still God yet the
Virginia- Thy heart they bled.
Yet greater; See, Right doth conquer
Right reigns: Tis rrlme lies dead!
T. L. LOW.
I'roSt and Loss.
if I buy ten papers at * cents each
and sell at .". cents earh. what per rent
of pr -it do I make? ANXIOUS.
Whether the transaction Involve oaa
or a thousand papers, the percentage
. i .: .in is th? same. You clear 2 rente
on ?r .nvestment of 3 rents, or the progt
Is two-thirds of the capital. To find
t!.< percentage you multiply the gate
I ii .1 divide hy the capital; MS
i.v- led bj I bj M I't, and your prokt
i per "r.t SS I our lnvestmeat.
Old < alii.
w \ p. aad
iv C Rogers send list of coins w'th
pot hm? of premium vSlue.
I :it e ? t e r-.
. Is there law or postal r*gu.?tiea
iH git.g a po?tme?ter ?f the th'rd
\A. t |. ? his entire time to Ua
T r JOHNSTO?*.
fiiiional State and City Bank
tm itr\vT?i fo open an acumkeL?m
-ubiT' ? ro check or eA 3X int*?rt*i
mit?, S,i- n?s Depailiiierrl
CAPITA! and SUKPIUS HGOQOOQOO
PIT THIS LABEL ON