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MONDAY DKCK3IBKR ?. 1"IJ.
1 .XITHT?. i\ N| KICIPAL OPriCB*
m ii im
Th* joint rnf IttUfi <>f the Nation.ii
Municipal W ifml and l t National fc?. i ?
Vic* Krfo.-in J_e agm at] the selection
and retenUon of txaerta In MtuBMtpal
?1m, in its report made at
th* annual convention in .\lit
?aukf Ml weak, ca.la atten?
tion to t striking dlatlnctiaa between
the ., h inlstratioa <>f cities in en?
lightened European m .ntrie* ami that
of the i Itiei of tha Halted states. i:e
gardlesa of the differences la the form
aal organisation of muaiclpaJ gaeara*
meal In different countries la t\Z\?r??>*>.
the report declares, there la always at
the !>-:i>: of e;uii of what may be
t< ? ? OP rating services of city
government in European c.tiee ar. ex
pe.-i who has achieved hia pMltion
through hil expert qua r. Meat inns and
experience end who l.oids that pos lion
du :.;!:-. cd SMclancy and flood
conduct In every .\->se he has the rea
mi h certalnt; of an honorable and;
p-?: aneni tweei la tb? :me or his
? I . the fntted states " the report d*- \
Clari s. "this essential f?ature of suc
<- city iovfritnent ts a .most
wholly lacking." OsrreepoQdfna; post-j
tioai at the head af the operating ?cr-,
rieet of ? ty government here are i
tilled by - a haleldoacoplc proeesaloa of!
casuals." whose appointment and tenure '
are i;tua!Iv inItuenced l?y ronstrterations !
of partisan polltlca, smd no permanency j
of tenure o:- hope of a career !s proh- I
able, if even possible
? ? of th~ merit syst*m ;
to Um operating departments thus far |
has been, with few exceptions, eoaflned]
to aubordlaste position* oaly. This ha- ,
? reat. d an anomaly that subordinates
Shave been withdrawn from partisan .
paHUia. while their oaperlor and direct- >
ing officials me still subject to its evil
Influence The result npon the oM-l
rdea< 1 of th- '.p. ratine services or
city gaeernment 'i*-* been Just arhai
Tliere is absolute necessity for piar- j
lag upon a peraianent and independent j
b*?is the higiier admlaistratlve t-ftlcialS|
who carry out. but do not create, tne i
I i of a city government. This
has- long been th" demand of earnest j
worker! f..r the betterment of c'ty
government la this aatlon^That wise
Student of government Merc and ,
abroad .v Lawrence Ljowell. now pres- j
tdent <>f liarv.ird UnlrersKy, pointed
<? it the need laeot clearly la ? paper i
T'ad at tri. m'ttinu of th? National;
Municipal l>-aeue in IMS.
Tl i onflhittec suggests that th",
r i ... dopartmeati of a city gov-1
einmerl Should be manned by a force
Ml< ted aad ieta:n?d aoiely because j
? " sp b :.. > to do Um work of their'
II aitJoi ? \t th. hoad of each ? ??? n d> -
UrT." : er an expert ;r. tli
work i-t the department wiii? held* his
position wi-.hout reference to thei
exicer. NM at partisan pettttCS
"AatrleM political experience has
prarrsd *ajt the report, "that on the
wt.e ?. t , -st ce-tam way of se?
curing stach a force is thr;.ua!i what
have com- t'i bt kr."wn ?> CiTt] Mint*
r fatal Bret hods, aaassty. through torn-'
petiTiv- ctaMbaafleai ol appOeaata Pse
appe-intn.ent M prowcdlon " Plnee It83,
wb'n th. practical application of taes<
Berth***. b?a.-ir. tt ha.- area fsna< that
a k axaaalaation? r.-"d r.ot and otter
? he csn Raed f. hook Knowi
to:' o t arrittea ajaeatlons and an
? ?e-s. and tl at. ;.r .\nued th< ? xan m ?
tior.s b? fa!.:- eftarted by competent
**atnir'-? t si J.vmn of examination
h?v* been I .. -??t ;'. N aMrfecd
are' ? ? f; piHtfl - rms
anly th' highest <-\per" t,r..'i e.;?.-e >
th' higl ?*-? expwri adnnntstrative
a?-- ? m -
FT*>w shall t vi s?e- w - - . .
? ?ch fiairl: 'u ?-.d ? . b T
?xamir.atior..? i ?? K;?1?.! and j?re>
aaeMd* The eearai'tt* ag<
d ? ?? ?
?he'.r fe t 1 '? '
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tb?* >?: .
*? lea?t tHr?- rr.e- t
MaTahaa. The tetna? ahon d *x at Maat
lv'i' '? i ? - B" ? ' -i
?eery year In Illinois ?. as I sau
aajMMtaMaatera are c. #:->. r%,
averts, ar.d are rhoaen .. .. ,
? eomnUasion having tl.
pioatilbe and eaforce tb* < ondtttaM
af apfolni T.. r.t ^i.d j.r
with no power l?*elf to apt> r ?
mate Jwglr and witb ?
ort'! p?-f. ? a i that *u
ev... :,. t '-oTn ih? htgh?? ?
saaaat? kM tat eaeiauag serrfee? vr >
I city government free from ail partisan
' political Influence.
nit: ? nur?, of tiik CWIMi
j The annual report of Secretary W11
; >on. of the I'nited State? 1 ?? partinent
' of Agriculture, fairly bulges with m'l
tteaal nn<) billion* The year It'll was
a wonderful rrop year, and it exhausts
the vocabulary of Secretary Wilson
, for tit twin phrases.
j "The earth." the secretaM declares.
j "has produced Its greatest annual di?
vidend." There Is a high general level
of production "The man behind . ???
plow has filled the nation's larder,
? rammed the storehouses and will BOBd
liberal an peal lee be foreign countries
The AaaarieM feraser hag glowed deep.
He has produced corn to gelj and keep.
in almost every afod'ift el the soil ae
aas broken the record of aeHpul
"The total crop value.'- says Secre
tsry Wils??!:, "is so fM above that 01
j:mi ami af an;- nrrredlng year that
t)i" tOCal production of farm wealth
if th.- higheet yet reached l>; half a Ml
liun dollars." if < kanea hla aatlamata ou
ihe Wim Items af BT< alth aaj tog
farms and |>;its the grand total for
lilt at t!*.'.?,.i.AG-j.oo". T1|o earn era*
is ret beta ted at Mfa\f##>*f4 t.usheis.
tho btggeafl an record In value it
ranenee tho "fabulous amount" af ti.
? T.'.s.i.,ee#. HajP has gone I ach into
seeead place. The value of this year'.*
crop la lv'"> 1 "O?.000. and "has never
keen aajaaleeV The eoaahined value or
the cotton lint and NttOfl lead crop is
put at MM.eee.eee. This rear'i proeiue
tion area aat aa large t>.at af 1911,
hu| exceeds thai af other years. 'I lie
wheat crop is worth MfeVede.eee, an
eunt exceeded only In tno pa aa leas
year.-. The ami cup is fifth in value.
and. although the price has declined,
the producta ti Ig so oeermous thai the
value of the crop is estimated to he
MTS.eoe.ega. The potato crop la one
of bumper production The country
never before raiscj so many potatoes,
yet the crop is wo: th only |lW.tdH^*Jpe
beennae of ow prlcea Th'- barley crop
is greater by far than any rrcvious
crop, but its value. $120.000 000. is not |
as much as t'.at of the crop of 191L j
Tobacco did not reach th< high level
of production, it amounts to Pc?.IS7.0oe
pounds, and Is 7.1 per eeat above the
average of the preceding four years.
The tot.n value of the , rop is SP7.00''.
000. about It per cent above the five-.'
The story is the same all t.nough
the report. The year was a record
breaker for crop production and for j
crop values "Only two crops had
been exceeded twice in former prod'ie
Men, and these are wheat and tobacco:
only two crop-- bad been exceeded once
in prod UCt I On. and these are cotton and
rice: all of the other crops stand at
high-Water mark?all of the cereals
but wheat and rice the preat barley ,'
crop. potatoes. Maxse-d and beet]
sugar." says Secretary vYIleon. la ad-?
ditton. the prices at the 'arm are
"generally profitable" and ""will con- j
tintie the prosperity that the farmers
have enjoyed in recent years."
There Is a great showing also In
liv e sto-k products. The value of the i
dairy cows, products for 1911 is put at 1
more thart |fW,td*.tdd There has
en I vart Increase in the poultry
industi; . The: estimate of the value
? f . pp production is iz;f;0n".00<>. Th*1
atided value of the fowls raised brings
the estimate tip to |t<e,9#MfV,
la sixteen years the faimcis' wes-tr. ?
production has increased HI per cant,
an indication that the farmer
is alive to his po.-sifo-.lt Irs. and
tuat the campaign for more
and bigger .raps has not been in
vain. Secretary Wil?or. s summary of
production and values represents m
marvelous array of figures which at-j
test the greatness of the country and
the hssportoace at 'he crops as a hams
? ?f enduring prosperity. .
i win it ri.n ? km Pnrsl ? til.
n.. better object laapna in >h- <J< ?
feets .-f i.nr national bankinv- system
! I liana is to ie fawad in th?
. . . aa "f the X? * York asstM)
market it the present time. < >- iast
.-..t day the? rate far can leaas reavrtsed
extra of din aiy high j? qf _'0 par
neat Thi? .barge for the ana af I
a? this pertad ..f th. .rar is.
aali (aaraUeled by the rates i.i .rie.-t
? ran s5.01.dmg parsed la inaa.1
ng that rear, however, thete was1
1 tin apei ilatlaa In Um stork market.'
a hi radl etj asrhlsaj at the pre^.l
SIM ? th ? ra'-s of that year arc!
aned the auhhdhasinl of wonevi
af their sen pies' reanhi In khe m..tie.
rag ef 1 anaassnUy large crops
I aiet a aehhsssj system khe
banhi afforded ae spaawtasn-Sy ?.*
- V - t. - - ..- . e. iifjr.g ad- ?
afajhnaa ....... thro---h th i.dis
ef S pap' r al
ad; panaa . ?.r.. .?.s ? nera
' 'lU'liee ?rparai.. >*<i
: rtapeari sahst rht geeae*y nu -k..t.
'? ? k ratem i d- ? - ",.| saas>
*?< ? ? ?.?? kesnhed r-op..- i taigaa
i-i-.kir.g .we wvjIJ
? ' ?' w l.trh erw
>? - Ml W \* J| ft,.Ms.
It ?>? . ? ., >s>i4de wo nen from o
slung th. ha'.. ? the argument tsae to t
ad' that th? rfffM M vote :nvo:\r.
?* ' sd .r "hi e. That i?ad ti?
? ? ' inert . the - ??
woman i it, a K?n-?s court or
rr.orrl <>t. ,.f ii.,-n . ?nfessed that
wh?n IBBI 'it I t , deitaerate. ? ,:
aeemeg as if a.i of t'.r ier.it women
were talking at ?!.>? Another n-eroh r
?a.d that irv ??M b' a cur
for formmg snap kafefgaeeiSJ a im ?
sa.d. I b?iie?e any w umso who has
felt th? tremendous responsibility or
I the Jury box will afterward Jn other
' matter* be Inclined to withhold Judg
:m nt SB til atl the evidence la In." The
jury la thi- specirto instance reached a
verdict aa to an Issue upon which a
l.,rv <>f meM had disagreed a year be?
If President Wilson should send
Thomas Nelson Pnen as ambassador to
'In.it Britain, the distinguished Vir?
ginia man of letter* would not only
be quite at home at St. Jtmtt'i, bnt
i\ould also be a successor of many
worthy literary men who have ueld
tl.e same post. The Boston Globe, an
? ' .Mastic indorser of Mr. Page,
polntl out that l'r<6idont Wilson
would lie following a precedent set
, I'emocra'ic chief magistrate?
Andrew Jackson?in tttl, when Wasn
Ington Irving, later minister to Spain,
was made charge d'affaires In IeOndon.
The list of notable authors who have
hold places in th* American diploma?
tic and consular services is a long
one. Kathnnial Hawthorn* was con
? Bit] al Liverpool: John Lothrop Motley
iv.i5 minister to Austria and to (?reat
Brltaia: Georg* Baaarhft was twice
minister to fTngland first, la 1M6. ami
again in 1ST1: Oeorge II. Boker. a la
mous past in Ms time, was minister to
Turkey and to Kust>ia: Bayard Tay?
lor was first minister to Russia and
then ambassador to Germany: William
11 Hawaiis was consul at Venire: John
Hay was secretary at Madrid. < harse
d'affaires si Vienna and Paris and hat?
Fl amtasaadar to Great Britain: George
P If? ran was minister to Italy: James
Russell Lowell was minister to Spain
and to i.rent Britain; Edward Everett
minister to Great Britain; Bret
Hart? was consul at Crofeid, Germane,
and at Glasgow . John Bigslow was
minister to Krame; Andrew P. Whit*
was ambassador to Russia and to
Germany/: Carl Schon was minister
HIE LOG ACROSS THE nOAD.
The thing that stands in tne Demo?
crats' way in reducing appropriations
is the item of |200.0nP.fion a year for
pensions. The Sherwood law will
necessitate an increase of 140.OOP,OOP.
possibly Of ir.O.OOP.OOO, fur pensions.
That is more than the proposed river
and harbor bill and twice as much
as a liberal public buildings bill would
require. It eats up ail the savlncs In
the Navy, Army and Post-ottiee Da- |
For two de^ad*s pension Increases
by both parties have? been made with
a view to their political eff?ct The
Sherwood act stands In the way wh*n
the Democrats try to carry out their
I ?? Dm? plans. Is th* increase realty
a vote-getter? Was It really wortn ,
No I long until we'll h*ar the coid
It's th* last session for the Sixty-'
r-erond Congress, and for a good many
Tammany) a speaker sa:-s. lias al?
ways been able to make vise of the
young college man, but this Is no ar
gumea/ f"r the college man in poli?
Col* r,?e?s? is doing Washington to?
that shopping tow!
Swat the fee ay stem*
There are roses in bloom <?n Grace.
Street. so you had better do that
Christmas shopping early.
Mr. I'nderwood eays he Is going to
revise th* tariff from agate to zinc.
Why not from dollars to cents?
John P.'s grandson Is to be taucht to
pitch hjr thS celebrated Mordecai
Brown. Ha ought to know how- to
catch by instinct.
Nii.ctreT.-thlrteen ha? an ?unlucky
sound for New Year's resolutions.
The ?".overnor ..f South Carolina!
nsedU a* publicity agent.
T. ? post-ofllce It going to s*nd all'
tht Santa Cla'ts mail to the right place, j
And: ?"am*gie's ??<-retar!es are go?
ing to lisve a hard time.
Trust* s*er?rd!ng to a late!;.- trans- j
"ated manuscript, throve in Egypt I
: <<... years ago The ancients just I
a sat let th* moderns hav? anythir.zj
T>ar:. the Christrrrit? st-vking r.ow.
The infant son of Archduke Charles
rpaag I 'os?rdi of Austria w?s chns
brat I ?:th only seventeen nam'S. The
sur?plv must have given oar
Jeajjor-G*Tiers! I*?onard Wood ssvs
! that ours Is the most lawless nation
->-r wr>-K b :? <~<z~">9 is working
Th- fath*r of nineteen children hat
no'h*- of twelve children
T?\a? A merry Christmas to sjjpj
? .? :? l nan :-.
? mo- Wllsoe bj not v*rv roi~h
-'?'^--d ?f?*r all Th?rr's cable r*?n
?itb Bermuda tbrwatrh .Tt
? a>. ?
'?"?'?? Daria of Arftsaeaw. bj b*->
in Washington so haie and h*srt. tba-t
:'? .1" r-i-oet fbat t la a ??.?.
bjj to hear b?m ?*t
? ? ? jovows s4a > IndlS rru*' I.*
for mot sells' Tt en*t? only f; cents
t gfi t* hit a man.
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
1 It isn't so bard to be happy
I And have everything that you need ?
! A yacbt and a tine automobile.
Which grinds out a wonderful
Fine porterhouse steak every evening,
And eggs for your breakfaet each
] A fine house and lot in the suburb?.
And clothes that are not patched
IA lot of hard coal in the cellar,
A library full of fine books.
: A houseful af excellent servants,
i Including the finest of cooks;
A trip to the seashore each summer.
And Kurope whene'er you would go.
No. It Isn't so bard to I" happy?
If you've got nine millions or so.
According to I ne'e A euer.
Lcni ilicks, our tailor, says ho lias |
es rued a good long vacation and ex- j
peels to steal a few chickens so tbey I
will send him over to the county jail
to i?st up. The way of tue yaatsl
Dresser is hard.
There aju't BO optimist who ....? got
In aa had the feilet who experts
I to get rich by writing poetry for the
i One ash can la the backyard will
spoil the lool??, uf an entire nel&h
i horhood arid decrease the v ilue of
I surrounding property about II per
i Hank Tumrng has sot a hot air fur?
nace, but r.o coal. So he goes down
in the basement, opens the furnace
door and makes a political epe?*f.
about three times a day. and this
keeps the nouse nice and roiBfnr*
It seems as though a felier nrnst
have some ulterior motive for stearin'
Miss ...lie BlbbiTis has taken a
course in ooolda' school. btie n.acc"
.l lot Of uancaV?s the other day. ami
her father is goin' to keep her right
at It. as ho can sell them for asbestos
Everything Is divided equal in this
world. The rich drive the oatmobl.es
and the. poor dodge them
If the gentleman wi.o stole the edi?
tor's pants from the clothes line in
the rear of the eanctorum of the
Hickeyvblle Clarion will return the,
same no questions will be asked. It
is some difficult to get out and gatti
er news, set the type, turn the press
and deliver the papers while wrap?
ped in a horse blanket.
The Hard Shell Church has had the
bottom of the collection plate lined
with sticky fly-paper, so that a fel?
ler can't drop in a quarter and take
out 46 cents change, as formerly.
While Mrs. Lern HlgginS was do?
ing her washing the other day th
wringer busted and she had to run
the clothes through the pianola.
Oar Boon*? Irrem.
Testimonials for our new Beauty
? 'ream are coming la so fast that Src
have had to hire three b.tglara to
open them. There Is only .1 small
amount of territory left on this propo?
sition, and those who desire to ac?
quire sales rights should hurry. hol?
lowing are some of the testimonials.
"Dear ^Ir: After using on-- box Of
your celebrated Beauty Creane, i ha\e
grown BO young that my husband has
been arrested lor not sending me to
the pu'alic schools They think 1 ana
his youngest daughter. May blessings
he upon your head.'"
"Dear fir: I ujw your Beauty Cream
twice and met my husband on the
street the aecond afternoon tic
thought I was some strange :ady and
tried to flirt with me. MRS. J."
"Dear Sir: Before using one box of
.'? our Beauty Cream I had the homeliest |
face in our set. Now I am so beauti- |
ful that I have had the opportunity!
to turn down seven theatrical engage- i
nients. and I am aimost afraid to
meet Nat Goodwin, for I don t want to
(Of married, having one perfectly go._>d
h isband already. MRS. G Y."
Voice of the People
Against remmstatioD for' laude Alien.
To the Editor of the Times-Dispatch:
Sir,?The articles concerning the
pardon or commutation of the sen?
tence of Claude. Allen, which bave ap?
peared In your paper during the last
few weeks. Increasing in numbers and
vehemence as the time approaches
that was set for the carrying out of
the senten: I imposed by an honest,
l'arned and upright judge, alter a
v?rdlct rendered by an unprejudiced
jtiey of fair-minded men. have p-r
haps succeeded in enlisting the Sym?
pathy of some, certainly they ha''e
succeeded in arousing others to the
feet that there is a possibility that
Justice may miscarry and the sentence
Imposed be not carried out
The virlter bo?s permission to quo'e
an editt rial from the Raw York H;r
?M This editorial is us follows
"The Vnlted States is the moat
homicide-ridden country on the race
of the earth We have a great m*':/
more murders in proportion to our
pop-ila.ion than any other of the Clv.
ilreo countries of the earth. Human
life i* more insecure than It Is 'n
manv so-called barbarous countries.
The reason is manifest. We have
fewer executions to th" r.timber of ojr
seavaOTS than any other country in
aha area hi Our homicide rate Is con?
stantly increasing. It will continue
I th last eae nerved,
WILL SHE BE AT THE OPERA TONIGHT.
By John T. McCutcheon.
[Coprrtr-*- llUi BT Jvte C lUCMttaaul
Aa the audience thought of hoe at tho beginning of tho opera.
As ahe behaved during the opera.
Am the au?uenoe thought ot her at the end of the opera.
to do so unless deterrent puntshnent
can fee ohtained.
"\\"' all know how difficult it Is to
sret convictions In murder cases. It
Is said that something less than j
per cent of our murderers are con
\ icted of murder in the flrsi d-.?jrec.
To have the sentences after such con
r ctions set aside for auytn'ng 'ess
tuan manifest perversion of Justice
makes for r further disregard of law
and encourages the man of criminal
intent to think that, somehow ne artll
escane the f-jii measure of punter.
Many of ovr South*? States have
an appalling homicide rate. Inter?
fere ict by the executive brarch of
the government can only serve to
mnke this even worae than It Is. Oar
judicial system is on trial, and seems
almost tc have failed In our timo of
meting out Justice. Its successful ef?
forts should not be interfere! with
i nless there are absolutely conipelliiiv;
: ottves. If there are such, then 'it*
cf.:iim inlty should not be taken Into
the confidence of the executlv?. for
? nlv thus can we hope to preserve
public respect for the law"
The language of thia article s note?
worthy. The second paragraph. In?
deed, is a wonderful y good comment,
or. th* present situation in this State.
The c.ime for which Claude Allen has
merited and received 'he d -ath sen?
tence was no light one. . TiVe can. with
moderation, say that for thia cr':rr
ilone they deserve the sentence that
?an iniposi d upon them iw how
much more then do they deserve 'hat
sentence, when to that crime is add?d
that even greater one, the cr'tae of
bringing into mockery the courts ot
IMS Commor.w-alth. nay. the utter de.
t.anc* of the state itself?
What man who Is not carried away
by the sentimental plea of mercy for
triis young murderer, the plea that he
ah paid be spared because he fired only
:n defense of his father, a plea thai
in Itself Is falb?, can conceive how it
w'll ha for the good of this State,
itr. 4u.es and citizens that the Gover?
nor bag sworn to uphold and protcvt
for hint to pardon ur sven commute
Tliis article says, further, "Our Ju?
dicial system 's on trisl and ?ferr.:?
almost to have failed in our time gl
meting rot Justice Its successful sf
fort? should not be interfered with
unless there are absolutely compelling
What are the motives that should
compel a pardon or even commutation
in th's ras?' Are they motives based
on reasons set forth in petitions like
the one circulated here lately, or arS|
t'r.ey perhaps, motivea based on the
fact that the Allans styled themselves
good Democrats in s stronghold of
Theae convicted men were given a
fair -trial, in a place rrmoved from the
scene of their crime, after time had
elapsed, in which men's minds could
cool, and wers convicted The Su?
preme Court of Appeals of this State,
s body that has a proper regard for
the solemn obiigatlona to ths peo,>l*
of this Commonwealth that they ha.,
assumed, has refused to grant them
a nsw trial Shall ths Governor, than,
?ho owes his present position to the
trust and corftdeaee of the people,
siolate that trust aad confidence by
f'flo.wirg the ?sample of that re?
creant Governor of Tennessee who
pardoned the slayers of Senator Car
mark on the day after the Supreme
Court hsa refused to set aside the
stntenee imposed upon the murder?
ers He has the powe.. yes. bat. he
fore God. he has not the right.
The Governor of this fitste merited
the praise of all patriotic Virginians
M lb. vigorous measures he took for
the Prosekution of the Aliens when
they brought a long career of wp
fr.-aslon. lawleeanese and murder t*
U? fitting rllasas by that terrible
at Mil.anil* when, armed to
the t?cth. they rode Into town, name
Into court and in cold blood took the
l.trs of that pres imptuoiia Comnton
? enten<? ?n an Allen in direct o>f)
a' ? of the Imaa* sag tbr?-at tbst
an Allen ebon'd r>*-vcr be tailed
That he nil* aot Isal ia Jus datjr,
and that Impudent
be aaskerlty. the
te and to 'mpose s
that he will not heed the climor that
now assails him. that he will not
Interfere with the course of Justice,
that he will honor the memory of
those brave men who died <n defers*
of the honor and the good name or
this, our State, by refusing; to Inter?
fere with sentence Imposed upon their
slayers, and that he will show that
In Virginia at >asf. law is not a
mockery, and respect for the courts
is not a 'rvword. Is the prayer of those
aaaaa patriotic Virginia!.*.
Paraphrase of .\oik Webster's t akle,
"Tfce Two Dogs."
The spaniel with a nature good
O'ertook the mastiff surly:
Tray with demeanor quiet, calm,
Accosted Tiggr burly:
"Friend. If It nought win be amiss.
Companions let us be, sir";
And Tiger in his qul'ter mood,
baid, "Tea, I do agree, sir."
And thus together they pursued
Their way with even tenor.
Until they reached a village small
There Tiger 'gan to ? One dlaplay
Of traits that had been sleeping,
For such malignant temper was
With ills past life in keeping
He made an unprovoked attack
On every d?g sneer him.
And as> he waa of burly aort. ,
Of course, they all did fear him.
The villagers with one aeCord
Ran to their dogs to save 'err.;
Both Tray and Tiger badly fared?
Such Loiting as tfcey gave 'em!
Toor Tray waa beaten Just because
He was with Tiger burly:
It never pays to travel with
A mastiff rude and surly.
.'RANK AioNRoi: BEVERLT.
Youth and Age.
"Oh. Uta is a eong of gladness,"
The young with lnnghter cry;
" 'Tis a dirge of sorrow and sadness,"
The oli folke sav, and sigh.
"Oh. Ufa 's a dream." the young de?
Fu;i rf wealth and love and beauty:
"Tis a d'ill resllty. we rwear."
Kay the old, "of toll and dut> "
"Oh. I.l'e is golden," bold youth a
"Its possession thrills as with 'oj ?
Hays Age. "Its possession wounds anl
When one finda lt. is mostly slier-"
"That TJfe Is a poem." aaya yoeth. "I
Full of mus'cal rhythm and rhyme."
Old Age wags Its head "'Tis dull
prose nesr the end
Of the magical page of time"
Which of the great life Insurance
compagdes tas the lowest latee*
T. T. &
All he** elrtwally the seme rsre foy
a given policy.
Civil %ervlee Pewataw.
Is there any provision for pension of
e|v!i eon ire gervants lr. the L'n'ted
states? I mesn etpeclany old letter
< srrlers. R g. f?.
Who was the British diplomat con?
cerned in Jay's lraary\ and whoa was
the. treety first ratified bv Congress *
l-OTd Grenville It was ?lrst
tb.nsllv? rstlfied bv the Senate J?
. ? SamMI? Kle
a you give me any Information
t j din R. Chamhiisii. who waa In
k lra-lnia legislature when the ?r
pee of sereealoo was passed*
rr may T get a err of taw pis v.
Real Thine" KEADKK
l c bom biles getane act le nave,
been a member cf the Legislature. Hi
waa a member of the Secession Con?
vention of 1S61. repr. eeutlaa Oreenee
vllle and gu*r*x Counties W1 at in?
formation about him do you want? Tim
address of a dealer who can probahiv
sen'! you the play will be furnll
you will send stamped U:.<1 all: ? ?? i
Will you be good enough to tat :i
me what evidence there Is 0f voyages
to America earlier than that of Colon?
?us? E. O. KINO
Th!e Is rather too big a rr.att< r [or
the tTTuery Column cf a newspaper.
About the best suggestion w i
make Is that you examine the articles
on the voyages to America to be found
in the New Internationa! Ei.cyclopac i.
and look over the list of titles cf
books of "authority with which these
articles close. From these tooka yen
can probably f'r.d what you war.t.
There la no record of Indisputable
character assigning sny date for the
visit of Europeans to this counity
earlier tbau I tfS.
f>r. Brooke's Veroes.
Please tell me who wrote the verses
beginning, 'O Little Town 0f Beth
lehem." iilitJ McJ.
Dr. Phillipe Brooks.
Can you publish the verses. ? Lord,
take away pain from this world Thou
hast made-*" H a
W'll some one kindly %eni copy f
What's all this town to rr.e?
Robin's not near.
What was't I wiche | to see'"
What washed to hear?
Where's all the joy and mirth
That mu'!* this town heaven on earth!
Ob. they're ail Led wlt.i thee.
What made th- assembly shlr.e?
What made the hall ao fine?
ftobla was there.
What, when the play waa o'er.
What made my heart so sore"
Oh' It was parting with
But no-w thou'rt ocld to rre,
But now thou'rt cold to me,
Tet blm I loved ao well.
.Still In my heart shall dwell;
Oh! I can ne'er forget
Period of Mooralag.
How long should one when "la
merurnlng" for a parent not visit
th*err?g, ate? R E- T.
six montba. i? is, however, r.ot a
matter tf. trery asset time
Prewftvattoa of Blade.
Is there any reason to suppose that
the text of the Bible haa been mtraeu
louelv preserved? E. F. B
Not the alight est
what states ef the Patted prated
bsve r.o capital p in shreent? What
countries In Europe ? What were the
conditions In France during the abolt
tion of capital punishment?
M H .JBEOORT
fl) Kansas, bfslne MlcMgan. Rhode)
Island. Wisconsin Cl Italy fl? Wo
do not know. If Trar.ee ahol<shed
capital puMsbir.e-t and restored It. y^a
nay I trass 1 no what Tlew of "conditions
the Trench people took.
Nfitional Stak and City Bank
rmites^OTj foopen anaccoufiteitfu??
subbfcl to check or at 3% interest
in its StTviTrtjS ^partrnent
CeXPlTAL and SURPLUS $1600.00000
PIT THIS tABH ON Mil H t.OODM
? EDISON M