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By Ttmss-Dispatch CarrUr Dsl.ery Ser?
vice ia Kicbmeaa taad suburbs* aad P?
torsburg- Oa? Wssa.
Deli, ?Ith PuaOay. V csott
Oai.y wi-.beut Suada?. 1* rent*
Sunday od >. ? c*otj
Enters* Jenaer* 17. 1?*. at P.! hmond. Va . j
aa second rlea* tcsltsr ld?t act o* i"on?rc??
at March a. sm.
SATURDAY. JAXt-'ARTf 1 1*1* j
THi: ?? It 1 v 1 1 It M * Hl? ?I. COIliaWaT
MM Richmond alone, or Yirgmia, but j
**><? entl-e Seeth, is |g be cutittrati:- !
la'?-d ur; n t r prospect of having a :
great medical college rise Kegs ,tBl
union of th. Medical ? oll.?, of Vir- j
glnla and tie University i'oil.Pe of.
Medicine. S-para'ely. IbaSS t*-n lu?
st: ?? * r*ve done e\c< ilent ?
Combined a: d ?trene-lh.--.sied. w ith a
alii?!"- pu-re*'" S3d an ? nlargesi faCUl- j
ty. iitjovitig; all the present nditutages
and PMatfold new opportunities that
mjtU be opened, the new school sboubl
render v ' md pad enduring: service
to the whole countrv. This advatu*
has I "St rr.ativ personal sacrifices. BBS
cit.r.ot fBII to rouse sentiments of r"
gret that progiess could not are both]
institution? for !iig!i ends !'..*. t;.
?plllt of Service slid the lltisrltikll
vision that sets the healing prof opals
arart and ('e*Iicates it to the <ause ot
huniatufv will Und ample reward for
all p.-rsonal sacrifice In the knowledge
that the profession and the cause of
melical rdt<rat*>n v.**! be immeasurably
The splendid hone for the future
fills l:? with prlJ<. The physical plants
ef the present srhool? ana be Joined
to furnish art equipment second to
none In the Sovth. The use of the
Metjioriel anJ Virginia Hospitals nrh
we understand is part of the plan, will
afford din leal training of the lite el
klr*.. Mil iimond should become a '
great medical centre. The other j
branches of pharmacy, dentistry and j
nursing will receive adequate supoort ;
The schoo) will be ready to co-oprrat<- :
with t!:e great commissions estab?
lished to investigate and eradicate cis
ease. It should !>e of particular value
in offering a headquarters for the
stury of the?* ailments peculiar to
the BnaM !t will become the cell- ?
tre of a great science directe.i to?
ward the alleviation and prevention ,
Too mu< h praise cannot be given i
those gentlemen who have forgotten j
prl**at. bass re eta and merged personal,
feelings !n the larger good In the
end a great Hhtsnea] school iiep. nda
upeu a brilliant an-: devoted faculty, I
skilled In pure medicine and surgery
The spirit that b.is brought ah eat thrj
present union cannot fail to find noble
opportunities to serve and to uplift.
The Times-Dispet-h delight* In the
prospects opened for Richmond an'l
congratulates those who have labored
to make it possible. i
BSE-VAS HK.?P*i\?iH;i.ri t.
New York state, has st t aside a spe?
cial fund cf $:.e."0o.of)(> for hagkwa]
Improvement, and has to its credit 120.
Pfa,nM of another fund still unspent.'
ITow to get the greatest use out of this
mon?y for t i Inipnien und the pal I
is a piaaeeas benpr.- Ne? Tarfe is an]
Tn the pre-erit-"highway aapartatent
ther' is. jays the N*v. Yo-K "W... 1.1 ,
?sjpte and graft sal Pare usi
a huge political ma- lue And |b<
PTorld urgev thht hj pi-,,-e ?f ., pra-j
pert-l ? on.misslon af eight s?esnnor?.j
which haa Ban sug^esteii By Isk stat.-'
engineer, .it.d in preference to th. ion:
mission of three members that has'
been favor, d by the Statr Autcmobi!. |
AaeO'-utcr.. there be oi.ly one htgb
way commissioner, appointed by. BBd]
directly -;? .r.s-.l-'.e t the CtvernorJ
"Ttt mm* .:. . :.>.i!,;< lond.tion' sa>.?:
the >Vorid ' - ..- ; r?sp-.r>iMl:ty."
This ; ? ?:..-?? \1rglrue ?.rt> and Vir
g.nla r a -..ry me-1
V \<*i -t \KMM. vpirill H> I5P
IM \>1 WOK J pi J I V
The wc,rk'r,g af moth.:s ,-i r.ll
ar.d fa-f :. ? ?.:?-- .s
factor. i? r.ot one the ,rt i; ?
causes of CPs I i .
?rottai;t> in our largv indes'-..- I
urba:; ran- Paep P ?>..<? ?
el a *: St d> hp ttl. 1 n sj e itea
Burt .'?!. t - - ? ; ? .
inetaUgarian la gat Khra Bnglsnl
Htat'S !:. g.-iees.1 s?.i g full f; w
Aa tv,' "? . ? ..? ......
tw??n rPUea witl ?,.;? ? , hj a
prepe-r- SBarg gesj
It WS? *-?.. ? t - o r
wan.-rt ? as ? < ? * ?
IB caur ng a klah infaat d's-n raft
Tn m-t- < ? jf*. ?
mnnit''? ? ? ? w n?: w?-? ? ?
tensive!- s n ??.. . <
?aerialiv ? *? i ?? -
gSBB In BfJsai ? NSPS at.-. ' w->
inrge p oftortlen ef wser? r, nann
w?g. -e? t i
a further ' im? S. r?-j ??
bee?T>r other ' %. ? I sr
feaed. with earnest ggenayj ?
formity. to be eeaaiet<r' s ??
UtPaat mortality ?ata.
Thaa* factors at sea t| 1 the preset."
It the pc/pvterioa af a 's-r- t?i
age af warnen of foreign .utr
?gb birth rate F i
rest Parma, tbep? thr?- restore i? a!
bflgpa ana the I rbaleii e of a Lara
-Jot the tea
son that a high rate of Illiteracy UMVt
fecundity are characteristic of forelgn
borti women. In other words, a hijjh
proportion of Immigrant women wage
earners In the New K ng !a nd cities
und towns means that :i large propor?
tion of tho population I:\cs in poverty
and under the worst possible condi?
tions as to housing and domestic and
Municipal sanitation Early marriage*
and large (Bjaailiee aie also the rule^
Th? Immigrant mothers, hampered byi
Ignorance and poverty, do not know
how to care for their children, and aj
high degroo of Infant mortality is Hie
The conclusiona of this notcwurihv '
?study constitute a.tioth< r convincing
argument for hatter nuatolpn] housing
ai d health regulations, improved cdu
lational facilities, and the regtrictloa
of iMBllgiallilli until the. forclgn-boi n
population alicady in our midst can;
'.' e properly looked after and li:ud:
up to Atnericaii standards al Uviag. '
l \l l l \ PI hi h SEB1 it r.
Virginia lms a Corporation Commis?
sion th.a is intem.d to supervise the
an tivities of corporate BadertebJngs
But this supervision iloes not cover ,
many of the vexatious ?mall troubles
to erbJch the public is freejuaatly sub?
jected by carelessness or indifference1,
on the part of large puMic service cor- j;
pora'.lons. Bona of these difficulties I
are too trivial to arouse the vivid:,
protest that produces change. It is
easier to endure a blight discomfort
than to attack a big inert body In the 1
hope of sending along its radiating
cotnplexlttea the exact Impetus that j
will remedy things. Surely the peo?
ple are patient and long ?Buffering.
The ayewa mill ground out three such
instances yesterda'. Commuters on
the Southern Railroad made complaint
to the Corporation Commission thai
the train service into Richmond m
the mornings is Irregular and uncer- j
tain. .Suburban trains are anywhere:'
from fifteen minutes to an hour late j
so frequently as to interfere with bus- j
ineys. In particular, school chlforcn,
are made late for their claasc* A lap
train is not a woritf-moving catas-j
trophe, but it is just this disregard ??j
public convenience and the constant i'
repetition of stich small worries that!
build up a hostile feeling toward a 1
whole corporation. It is to be uopea i ?
that the commission a ill And a speedy j
remedy for the trouble.
Again, there aprears a complaint
from passengers on the Street . ars
that they are poorly ventilated. Crowd- I
od. bluffy, headache-producing cars are"
not fatal. They are just a nuisance,
spoiling the temper and often inter-}1
fertng with a man's efficiency. They;'
are particularly objectionable to su?
burban residents who have to ridel
for an hour or more twice a day. The!
Health Department l.as nailed open
one ventilator in cai h of certain cars
to insure at least some minimum
amount of pure air. Bat the true
rt nicdy is blgfrct. It lie? in toe hands
of tho corporations. They cannot be
expected to know each email detail
of service, or to correct purely local
evils. But they can Instil late their
employes i<>as of service ai d persons!
i'espot.sibigty for the eomfoii aa
health of the passeng-r. They are
prompt to get rid of a man who r uns
machinery by eerelessneee. They should
be equally prompt to get rid of a
man who neglects the pgasenger. |
The third item concerns1 the puateh
incnt of the spitting BUleance. This
is not atti gethei a natter for th<
? onipanles. but I?; a rigid insistence
upon the enforcement of the ordinan.
they ran hetg to eradicate thai rabiat
and insanitary habit.
Three are three .-mail matters. Bui
they vitally affect the happiness and
? omfort of the peeeaa arae aaaeu pub-]
|h service coonpeales aoeeibli by pay- j
bag the lolls. Thei. she iM be son,,
bodv to whom complaints could be
Baaie if the present MBtaateotea ? ia
eel endeitake le help the pebUc. there
aheaal hi a Pahta Benrica EaVleac]
Ceasaeteeleei t<> this demend. |H
iMIIH I " IV I I V \>? I IMl
1*111.1 III V
'.tia< hroi.i.-m is a big-s<.ti!.dmg wid.
I.ut It mertly in. ans BeMethtag out of
date. Tata liuman anachronisms ere
;ust now in the public mii.d. Wi!'...,-,
Rockefeller, in finam e, and Senator
BaBey, hi atafe raft, are a gala, an
'! Ii- y ?litig to obSfi. t- id. .Is a t
1 .v. let ih>- tlt:??.< fo,_-. pead them
.. V have r..istb i. . uml, t
staaaaag of ? i.ange t; ? have been
unable to assimilate ;h< i ? ; n^n of
? aeaaaeraay ?t work Th. meaning
rf lhat hackneyed phrase "the people.
s. a. -.st-- R
auea he u a *ii
ahts or wre ?*
aimb at gietag baan
at ee th<
r?rn>s *.f taw f*
'" r wh,. h lh. i ...
^eitUr hae g.iLed
stubborn refusal to' submit. Senator
Bailey haa lost tho privilege of light?
ing for his own views; Mr Rockefeller
has aroused far graver doubts as to
what ho knows, and incurred a keener
public suspicion than could possibly
have resulted from a plain statement
of facta before a committee. The]
world spirit movea on w ithout let or j
hindrance. Evolution la not retarded
or diverted by either petrifaction el j
It 0 I M i M i > I' o M i" i; \SATION
?Yitieisni is passed on Rouuiani*i for
claiming a sdiaic ..f the spoils of. tho
Balkan war. "foe not having fought,''
us u seim-rditorlal IsrndHI dispatch
Pkrasea It The observation is intend?
ed to be I arrant Ml but the sarcasm is
blunted and turned aside by tho un?
intended i.iitb that is in it.
Koumaiiia i,s claiming compensation,
not for nit joining In lighting the
Turk, why It la the idea lhe dispatch
seeks to eoavey, but tar not fighting
Bulgaria nengnplih allj and as a
Military power, she was in position
to stop the movement of the allies any
da) sy threatening to tall on Bul
garta'a baoh with cue ?.f the most
thoroughly disciplined ami equipped
and formidabb armies, for 'its size. In
it would nave been little short of
n tdneea tor Bulgaria la have anner
takl n to go to vvar In the face of such
a threat, and without Bulgaria la the
leadership there would have been aa
Bat mania is simply claiming com?
pensation in tlic phape of necessary
territory for the strengthening of aar
Strati gl ? frontier, by reason of an un?
derstanding it is no secret she came I
10 with Hiilgaria in anticipation of j
i he arar The understanding was that
she would keep hands 08 and not
attack Bulgaria in tin- rear.
Rottmanie wants what was her right?
ful share of the spoils for fighting in
the butt Russe Turkish war. ami of |
wh'.ch she was robbed by the pouets
in the Berlin treaty, and perhaps a 1
little more. ,,nd she Is entitled to full
Moreover, it "is incumbent upon Rus- ,
sia to see that in the tinal partitioning
and remapping of tin' conquered Turk- 1
ish territory. Rnaeten Influence is di
rected to the satisfaction of Rouma
nni's claims That course would be
but tardy and merited grateful recog
Pitlon of what Russia owes to ROU
maaia for coming at the critical mo-:
ment to the relief ,.f the Czar's re?
peatedly beaten ami discouraged legions
at Plevna, thus, as many hold, pre?
venting thi- story of the war of 1STS
being told against the Moote>He,
I Olti'OB A THIN I IWMi: IHItlX.
The issue of new eecUritJea b> Atner
Ii aa knduatrinl and railroad corpora- ;
t "us daring 1912 was unparalleled.
Th. total amount announced! was
slightly more than two and a quarter
billions of dollars. Which was about
|g14,999,999 more than the record far
1911. The securities of industrial cor-I
potations were much more extensively
aaTered and absorbed than those of the:
railroads. Only 11,7*5.9*9 more or
railroad secaritles were Boated in 19121
as against 1911, as compared with .11?!
*firrtesr of fSTl.je*,. |a the ct'? 1,3
and bonds of ind:ist:ial <. 01 porations,
itvving to lh, rapid growth in BBUBlcl
paBtiee, more than 1699.999,999 of the
stock ami bonds of traction, water,
g.is and otrier public utility conipanb :^
?a.-, also issued In 1912 than in the
One of the leading features of cor?
poration nnancitig diiriug th* \e.,r.
however, eeaateted in refaaesag opera-;
Mane, und consequently, the commit-,
ments of new capital wer? Bed so pro-:
noun. ? n al the lor. going figures would
indicate. This taagency was rip r lialiy
?Ii .r.i? !? ! tette <?( um flotation of ?, mPj s
tr ii and raBread es ?aillliw. the ratl-1
? f new an.atlUaa us< ,1 by tkeae
claaaei el corporations f??r refaadiag
parpe es raagiag from 19 to per ?
real of the total amount of ana* ? npitai
eat he riled. Another marked tendency I
was the drift of investors away from j
II.. railr ?.: Is. ThV was caused bv th?-'
st. :?li absorption of railroad operating
reveaues >y expeaaes arising from in-!
. ?? mm*, la pri -os of Butteriala and sup- i
PlIsB, th- u;.?anl movement of inter-]
?at im. ad the adeagyea at rates afj
pay te ?BntJayea, in order ;?? m?-et
l ? apitul requirements the carriers,
aa wen a? the haduenrtel corporations,
were forced to stop the authorization
BBBn nd to depend mainly .
-h-rt term notes and new stock.
Another noteworthy aspect of the
am ?? g f BOW corporations during
the rtsst year is to be found in the
Batten of nreatota, evkbratly se
.?,>.? of th. rise i|, the cost of living.
. . btekea the*. ? baaanrj ?Bejepaa
ai rj effort, bj Baaeaa hici ra??a
??i .. .?> bss stress upon the
ntal 'tisiderallons of safety.
In c. n':al It may also t.e said, that
lb* at ted leaea of new capita'
? - ? rensarhabt* at tiie Ban of ;in
,; -.. -? ! t ? ?<-, :i t ., desire and th'
? . t lr. greater num.
* about the onty
hn the ordinary
sr'r sentimentslists <?nly
w.t.t to run pubill af
on a baajBaaa basis and save
? -i I ive a little for
ser.ttev-aaaj n ' aa
? ? ? ? -wan **ef?g'' had
? :l r, f... am. as
Will ? .... Roosevelt rel'eve tie
?e..r al Baaaaaaj bj jp*t aa>ing any
On the Spur of the
By Roy K. Moulton.
I When Father \\ nm a B?J.
; TIiIb world was certainly a treat
When father wm a buy.
Jum think of all the tun they lost ?
They had no use for Joy.
They were a veiy gentle lot
'And never aid what they should not
To make Um Ir honored parents hot,
Wlo .'i father was a t?o>.
They had no air guns fer to shoot
When fatiicr waa a boy.
Th. y had no bugles far to toot.
< >r any other toy.
And shortly after they were bom
They had to hike out in the morn
And hoe the lutcis and the corn?
\\ hen fat aar was a boy.
They never shunk awuy from school
\\ hen father was a boy.
ofr to i he good old awIm?Ig' pool.
Or words of slung employ.
Tbi " a ben up a tree they'd climb
To carve their Initials, 'twas a crime.
They must have had a hot old time,
When father was a boy.
They never got a single- cent
Wnan father waa a boy;
They didn't know what money meant
And It didn't e'er annoy
Tne youth that flourished in that day
If they could never get away
And go h-fashin' so they say,
When father was a boy.
They never had an earthly chance.
When father was a boy.
To own more than one pair of pants.
When father was a boy.
They ahined their shoes wath axle
Their trousers never knew a crease.
They had one hick'ry shirt apiece.
When father was a boy.
All tioy cared to da was work.
When father was a boy.
The] wefe never known to shirk.
When father was a bo>.
Th \ drilled from morn till deary eve?!
Thai is. of cournoa If you believe
The tales at what they did achieve?
W ich father v>*S a boy.
Krem ihe lUcfceyrUia clarion.
lira William Tibbltts is tutting a
craaj quill for bar uncle, who is in
the insane asylum. She is one of the
ht st Bitten in tl.is man a town.
<'ai" Prouty, our Jeweler and watch?
maker, has got a job regulating the
?oiks in Hod Patera's tbraahta' ma?
chine. Cale says he can't sleep at
night unless he hears a clock Uuktag
J should think he could get ulor.g just
as well by listening to the bed tick.
Mrs II.ink Ttinims was ch?wing slip
cry ntlatn the other day w hen her Ion
< r Jaw slipped out of Joint. Neighbors
advocate ha Tin' something done about
it. but Hank says their ain't no par
tlcutnr hurry. Mrs. An son Krlsby is
tahin' them arts and grafts lessions
from down to the city, and at pres.ml
Is pound In' a $1" hroocli out of one of
Anee'S bruan suspender buttons. atlsa
leUtle ltlbhlns is making an up-to-date
peek-u-boo shirtwaist OUten the ham?
mock she had on the side porch last
Mrs. Ansnn Krisby has got a rubber-,
tired trap at this writing, but We ain't
seen her catch anything in it yet. Col
nnel Kri bought some ibenlnnig off s
nage dawa te the city the other day.
it see me a s though ha ought fo> patronise
home Industrlee and get his chestnuts
hi re at home by taking the Clarfon. A
n< w piano tuner has hlowed into our
moist and taken a job stretching wire
'.or the t- i. phone company. Miss Eu?
phemia Mud go, our only Vassah gradu?
ate, went over to West Hlckeyvllle
reaterday la attend the rah rah game.
I'ncle Bsra Harklns had chicken for
dinner yesterday, and Constable Bsra
liaiid is working on the case with only
n slight clew.
A move is or to pave Main Street.
Some folks favor cedar blocks and
others want as: halt, while still other.-;
Who are high toned want to find some
new kind of pavement no town In this
Vicinity lias cot. Most of the delin?
quent subscribers of this town will rind
a new k:to! all right, when they got
to the place thai is paved with good
sfanBngn of a iv?simist.
Whet. ;i woman pets hold of an aut"
moblle In ? croiv.le.j street, it is time
foi |iedislihans la take t.. the woods. ,
The old home cooking always seem
ed toed because vott were always hnn-!
If a aHld serve .very sour nid
bat keine tici.? if he had to marry a'
sour old maid, and Vice versa.
There are toe rnary young kids run-!
Tiing nntomehllea and not enough afl
them w Of hing for a living.
Far all ntennd knowledge, nobody
baa got anvthlng on the hotel clerk in
a town of 1?2S#.
The new w.iman will nevrr get v. ry
far without t be old man.
Voice of the People
Vlrglnl.i: \ Tonsl :i:ll| i.reetlns SS the
1 To the Kultur of The Times-Itispatch |
Sir.?Humanity is but an atom in the!
,-., ,tioii of the world beautiful, whose
s outst rutcbed grasp for that
a nh h cannot alwsys be realised In :
lbs true meaning Of the word---but'
. ght too oft and missed through
. determination not to follow th-.
' s'iip of destlnv? thus groveling- through
' the cycles of life to right the up- .
I lt> porrT hard t e^t a -as these
Idsys witheeBl le?nn lib. ? burglar
I Vo w?*man ever enioys a piay unless
Ishes dreusun. easuern aaybuady
I around bar.
RECOLLECTIONS OF CHRISTMAS VACATION.
By John T. McCutcheon.
turned craft and thus be lost In the
barren waste, which many call life.
Yet amid the storm loosed journey,
.may ba found pasrtarsa green, not
fields Klysian. whU h In the Ufa ot
men may steer the bark into harbors
peaceful and find a haven so abund?
ant with the fruits of naturo that
but for the fate of destiny would sa-1
tin Aegean Boa without accepting the
opportunities within our grasps?Jaut
And still, as life ts but an atom in
the creation of the universe, so a
State la but a part of a nation: its
< Hirers the component parts who heed
not the precept, but I llndly go stum?
bling through Ufa in quest of opp'-r
tuiuty. wht reas. It always Is at hand
m the waving rifclds of com: the pas?
tures green, carpeted with hlaegpTMB,
;ovcr and timothy, whose Very roots
descend"tnta the soil to meet tne pro?
ducts of nature, only to be returned
to man and he given an opportunity
to weave them Into one undivided
whole for the sustenance of nature
aroi the comforts of humanity. Vir
| inia from her Inception has been a
K rasas old Plate, her opportunlt'es con
oeivrd by few. nut now after years or
history hath wrapped her in mantles
of uncertainty, h-dewed her fields
with the lifeblood of thousands of her
sons; shed tears of sympathy in be?
half of her daughters: clothed her
v ith ft history of privation, war, de
spatr, culture, renown and glory, until
new she ha* sailed >nto the har!>or ei
peace, contentment. prosperity and
progress, and th- opportunities 90 long
neglected are beginning to sail the
--as of hope so that soon the bnttl
of great achievements will he won.
DR. B A SFII'BKRT.
>esv 1 esr Resolatlons.
To-rja\ ng%t will make, to-morrow we'll
Some good resolutions and mean:
We've tr'ed it before, and hut to de?
The lack of a cast-st?i backbone.
On paper we'll lot down pledges a lot.
An i slitii our names to the whole
Tobacco and booze are first :h:r..."
To enter up in the contract
Then t., things we'll NOT. we'll add a
fjg others we're planning to do;
1'irst. we wiil be good, like all huhhy's
And help wtfey nil the year through
We'll empty ssh cans, ar.d polish the
And help in the kltchen and wipe
The dishes while she cleans tip after
And hang up the towels and trtpe
? 'lean up UM house floors, and dust off
Rring mal from the cellar and fill
The grate tn the stove, set things on
T!:< t-.t.'. 1:1 p'ac? ..? be- WITT
The kirk Sunday morn we'll try to
Tliouah long years fts h?en since
Where culprits go In. to confess their
'.? d kne-i at an alter In prayer.
What think >ou. my frterrd. will come
at the end
''f ?:i ??! this vowing account*
1 nk fore t*<e sort on "V-w Tear
V .1 |>a. b>11.!e o-. everv old cotint.
f? If KKVNKT.
January 1. 1912
I ether la Ills t as
I'.eaae give me I've origin of the
Phrase. "A feather in hie cap."
R. E. FWTtf
The itunrarlan? had enttently a eus
- - f weanag a feather to airntfy the
?.Hing of a Turk mnch as the rural
virgin la sportsman wears ere to cbel
j.ri.t for the bagging of a wild
t nie lr> Scotland It is common to
wear <n 00. a rap a f-ath? r of the Srst
woods'O' h he gats In the aeaeen, and
this sort of general inclination to oeie
ferale a epertlng eragg IfX gf**
Ing a sure enough feather quite natu?
rally gives rlae to tho figurative
"feather In t*? can" as a symbul of
any sort of distinction.
I arn offered stoO re a company
formed to boom the town of-.
which 'a egal to have doubled its popu?
lation In the paat lea jears. Is It
likely la turn out a good lB?eatiaiial~
T T. il
No one may teil what the iik-Utiood
Is. There Is little of the clement of |
I certainty In the venture. A child who
seea for tho first time a mushroom
whirh had grown several nuhea in B
night may well reason that 'it will
?-..on her.,me the most conspicuous fea?
ture of the landscape. But the person |
who so reasons Is rommen'y a child.
?nd the object of his fair r ie I hours
s commonly a mushroom.
Rruion ( hurra.
Please give the reeeea for the name I
i ' Bruton'" of the Williamsburg Church.;
I aode.e 11 me when it irai built.
R. C. DOWSTflL
j Usually the name Is regarded as hav
? ing been given tiie parish in honor of
? Thomas i.udwell. who was born In .
. bruton. County Fcmerset. Kngland.!
I The name --Bruton Church" Is short
i for "Bruton Parish ?~hur< h.'" As early 1
las 1*5' there was a church ?probably ?
I a auoderi structure?b) Willlamsburg.
: The htfak chur.-h was dedicated No?
vember 59. 1?*S. This gave place la?J
? the new ehureh. reported as finish- d :
I "or nearly so," in-, ember J. 1715.
Is "All Fours'- another name fee
'.< .en l'p" ' R B. R
\ Irvlele Reeords.
To search some old rerords. I wisu
to make trips 9a the counties of Bed?
ford King Gcorgv Roiira and Stafford,
and have to a?k yon if the records In
HM at cotintiea of Virginia an i MB
piete. T. a. i>i;ri:i;tt.
Bedford records are comple'- k ng
IfeoefSJn and I?ulsa records are com?
plete except lor the first will ts.uk 1
Stafford records have been much
hreaaaa. The New Tork Stste Iai.rary
? kindly gave bark an old order book of
the seventeenth century, which had
! eome into its possession some t?-n or'
' moro yeere age. and there ere of tho
old records, wills, deeds, et .. i .?;?!>-17 n?.
I deeds, bonds, etc, IT??-lw'.lls. 1.43-1
i IT.'.T: 17??-17?3.
< ?la sad Hennas.
What la the value of the quarter
eagle of Is.".:.? What is the address
of the professor of the Cn^erstty of
Kansas? A RfcADKR.
There is no premium on the . -Mn
The L'nlvcreitv of Kansas is at Law
I reiice. Kan This would probably be
the address of ?1. the professors. Ot
eemrae, we .annot tell whom >ou mean
by th. profrssur of the tnivrrslty ot
1 Kanus." as there are some fifty ot
t h? m. J
Rrl4se? la \ew IsA.
?'an >on state the cost of construe i
tion of the four grtst New York
I bridges' S.M.TM R!< !i.\PTJtu
I Brook'.-, n. M ?so.es?: Manhattan.
1 ? ??> ?> Wii: vmsv.nrg. ?71 lli'.ow.
Baakahsa sad 4eTwsse Psrk.
i Are the tunnels nmW th? Hudson
the work ?T Mi Adoo' Wal the Jeromo
Psrk race track In New York or in
?.? In W?stche?ter Countv. N > .
on the Harlem Railway, eight miles
from the station In the city
NEW YEAR BRINGS
IWO NEW FAILURES
Blackstone and Richmond Mer?
chants File Petitions in
Two more New Year failures were
registered >eaterUa/ In The L's'ted
.-talcs District Court William B.
Wilkinson, a merchant of Blackstone.
Nottoway County, filed a petition in
voluntary' bankruptcy, and a like Pe?
tition was entered by irvin J. Miller.
aV slat in clothing and furnishings,
nt :n9 .Verth He- on 1 Street, this city.
The Wilkinson i>etitlon lists llaMlt
t1 ? amounting to I0>:.1.?3 with assets
to th amount <?? tl.r.so. The First
N it onal Bank sf BaacfcatasM and J
r- lii'e. of the same c'ty. h .Id claims
tor Jl.t".) each, aad are the largest
Individual creditors The hank holds
the personal note of William B- Wil?
kinson, ivldt nclng cash loans to bio
business. The Hits claim Is for mar?
c :.ahuise on open account.
either creditors holding claims In ex?
cess of $100 are listed as follows;
Arnold Shoe Company, Mass.. $28?; H
Barry Tema, rsiS; Mrs J. B. wu
k naos Bobtotta, for money loaned,
f rieasbnsnJk Morris de Co.. Rieh
Btoad IMS; John II. Horner h\ Co.,
Baltimore, %\t%\ .strauae Broa. Balti?
more, |M>; Carter Wtt <t?r Company,
and Ferarunn M " KJ nie y Dry
.- C.mpnnv. $10-'I*.
I.arae >u??her of CredJtwr*.
The pet'tion of Trvin J Miller names
raort than a half hundred creditors
this and other cities Most of the
itnsg are for small arriounta The
largest Individual credltore are the
'"?'timonwalth Bank. $450, aad the
tales Savings Bank. $r??0. Both
are local hanks bad the claims are tut?
Among the other credltore are;
v, > - i, ..Eton Woolen Mills. Frederlcka
lurir. I is:. I ?> Cohen & Co., Baltl
more, Itad; Cohn Brothers, Baltimore,
M F rank & <^o. New York,
ItSS.M; An'orpe Bros, a COl. New
V. rk. |M0; 'Johlst, in A Levin, New
Vork. tldP-el; Troy Collar Company,
N V. tlfT.nl, and Bt G. Ramsey,
ItaMUrJee total $?.$?7.9?: The
?ppj amount to $2.$05. Of this
amount I2.S0O is estimated to be the
value of stock on hand.
in Ms Savings Department
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