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8ATL11DAY, JANUARY 18. 1913.
PBEt AIftlONI AGAIN* i Ml aBJLEB.
The appearance of 4*3 cases of
measles in the first two weeks of Janu?
ary, although resulting in but one
death, is ample reason for the vigi?
lance and campaign ol education being
waged by the school and health au?
thorities. Measles i- toe eftep regarded
as one of the necessary ills of child?
hood, and so treated lightly. It is
seldom fatal to children over two years
of age Among younger victims the
mortality is heavy. But aside from
the immediate danger ol" death, the
ase is peculiarly bard on children
in its after effects. It is reason?
ably certain that of the 4? oases re?
corded some will pay heavy penalties
in eye and throat troubles ai d in un?
dermined vitality. a eahordlaate,
but no; unimpoitant, considcration is
the money co?t of west an epidemic.
Each sick child is a dram on the Fatally
purse, and families least able to IsMI
added burdens are those most -iable to
Eor these reasons, and for the broad
human desire to mitigate intant suf?
fering both teachers and parents must ,
co-opcratc to stamp out the contagion.
At no time is the social nature of
di-ease better illustru'ed than in such a
visitation. Schools and Sunday
schools are the chief means of spread- .
ing the disease. Each case is a breed?
ing center tor others. Children must
be protected against contracting mea-lc -
and. on the other hand, when one has
contracted it. the individual BBttal I a
prevented from spreading the conta- !
gion Too frequently mothers and
fathers are careless of the obvious duty .
they owe tho children of others.
Elsewhere in The Times-Dispatch
will lie found suggestions for handling
the epidemic Two main points may
be emphasized. The disease is always
conttacted by direct contact with the
person, never through a third person
or by touching the clothing. By im?
pressing thiv Ott i hildren. parents might
tielp to stay the epidemic-. Second. :
a child may spread the disease before
lie himself actually shows plain symp?
toms of having it. This calls for the
prompt isolation of suspicious cases.
We bespeak for the schools and the
Board of Health the close study of the
literature sent out. and the under- ,
standing and self-sacrificing co-opera
tana of parents and teac hers in pro- .
tecting the health of young children.
"NO NEWS IS GOOD NIWS."
That " no news is good news'" is an
old aphorism now exemplified in the ,
dispatches from London during the '
last few days regarding the Balkan war
issue Speculation and alarms con?
tinue rife but when we come down to
basic facts nothing new of importance
has occurred ; no real new dangers have
The most important and encouraging
feature of the situation is that the
deadlock between the peace delegates
of the allies and of Turkey is still on.
and the longer that remains the < ase.
within the lajn-tts of time for the arr.Na
eadors of-.?he*powers to exert pre-- in
the more assuring t he out look. Tstfljall
by the concert of resumption of hos?
tilities at a given date, unless Turkey
yields to all of their demands and
Turkish arrogant and swashbuckler
asseverations that she will die in the la-*
ditch before giving another itvh. none
the less, both sides stand in the grr.
dread of again ' losing in a death grap?
Turkey h.:S been beaten to her kr.ees
and is bankrupt. She has defaulted
in the intrrrv- on Bar sBhSSfISHS. and
is impotent to borrow any more money.
? crta.nly for repier,:.-t.i',g her war
c heat. The adtaaa, csi?o< tally Bul
garis. have suffered terrible drains,
financially and otherwise, from ??rM I
it will take them years ?.. rtsmsajaaH
!io?h welcome ?},. | ...... .. .
when It corr.es to the test ;h? evwCta]
moment ea-h w..: ...
formulated a basis af agr. | ? .,? ?ho n
both will 1* too glad to a"-ept r?>;
backing and filling hav? proven that
In a word botb th? allies and the
Turks are in t he r .,: , | ? ?ir.
askd have virtually shifted upon the
shoulder* of the
of making a way fo- \.,
*. final epr sal to araaa ? ? ? ?? ?
reuse they a-e ? -.*....
they wi.i g- ?
genera! Wa- a .
Turkey Ml au ?
the only ?.pero?-.? ? f fat*
ar.d being tort-o., .
even a fl statsSB of her Europe*
main The all..' o r t \ ,.T. , .,.
con ft h t aa re?arr.. . | . .
short of Bultra''
? ?antir.ople wh; ?
cleat re at preeeT,.
boariac or her fut
powers Tartter sa a* ? re
tcot) would mean the a'.?
a** vyetage of Ott- : ?
rae^adsaal. mmt tale snree of the h-i ' .. .
and the Dardanelles
The leatauasibiltty of
Barwevev. eari lea wfta it - '?'? u
?JBtasttag tarma of peace and deeasjsrag
lipoa ttss Btaad Was? of partition f
Turkey betweew stse osaec srt and ? -
Turks It Involves the que*tMMi of
territorial assignment among the allies
f themselves, concerning which serious
friction has already been foreshadowed.
There ure various racial and religious
differences to be adjusted and tradi
. tlons to be satisfied.
Thus there is u most complicated and
I delicate wheel within the main wheel.
which is another potent reason for the
I allies particularly being willing for the
: powers to have the final word. Obvi?
ously tha' word cannot be given in
l... . and 11 cannot be expected that it
be given dictatorially save as a last
? resort Therefore we have it that in all
the c ircumstances the lack of news
and the situation are most reassuring.
I M \K<;i: THE FEDERAL *l -
Senator (lore, of Oklahoma, has in?
troduced a l>ill to increase the member?
ship of the United States Supreme
Court from nine to eleven justices.
Iiis proposal will attract the serious
attention of the country because this
tribunal is no larger than it was three
quarters of a century ago, when the
population of the nation was only
150UO.00U and when there were Tew cor?
porations and few complex questions,
to congest the court's docket.
When the court was first organized
in 17SU it consisted of aC'hief Justice and
five associate justices. in 1S07 another
associate justice was added, and three
decades later the court was enlarged
by the creation "f two more justice-!
ships, raising the mem!>etship to nine.!
A tenth was added in 1*63, but two)
years later the number was restored to
nine. In 1S67. because of the bitter hos?
tility of Congress toward l'resident
Johnson, the number was fixed at seven
associate justices so as to prevent the i
Presides! from making appointments
to the Supreme Bench. After his ad?
ministration had ended, the number of
?gees iate justices was fixed at eight, and
there has been no change since.
The court holds a single term annu?
ally, beginning in October, but, in j
addition to this, each Supreme Court
justice is required to attend at least
one term of one of the United States
Circuit Courts every two years. This,
latter duty is one of the considerations
which renders geography important in
filling the bench of the highest court.;
There are nine Circuit Court districts,
one for each judge, and if the Oore bill i
?hall become law it would seem to re- 1
quire the creation of two more circuits.
The controlling argument for the
addition of two new justiceships to the
Federal Supreme Court is the conges?
tion of its docket. For a long period the
court has been anywhere from two to !
four years behind its I alcndar. and it .
has. therefore, been impossible for it
t o grant that adjudication which is every
litigant's right. Causes are very slow
to reach a hearing on account of the
condition of the docket. The Chief
Justice and hi? associates stagger under
the burden which they carry, the work
of form ulat tug decisions demands prac?
tically all of l hen time throughout the
year, they cannot have 'hat leisure and
recreation to which, as hard-working
public servants, they are so eminently
entitled. The trcmendousness of their
tasks forces them to isolate themselves
from the world, and this should not be. I
Common contact with the people is a;
good thing for judges. The black- ?
gowned men who largely determine ;'
economic policies affecting the progress
of almost one hundred million people.'
ought not to have to confine them- j
selves to cloistered libraries and con?
sultation c hambers. Senator Gore's j
proposal is sound and just : its adoption
would promote respect for law tra this
SEVENTV-EIGIIT TEAKS MARRIED
The thought of a married companion- :
-hip of seventy-iigh' years inevitably
rouses la the speculative mind a vision :
of the sweetness of erftsdon bo prolonged
a sharing of earthly joy* and sorrows
must have brought to the man and wife.
This, indeed, is the keynote of the cele?
bration held in Connecticut by a couple
of ninety-nine and ninety-eight year.-*,
who were married m 1S.t.V It is even I
more impressive than the vast proces?
sion of change the pair have seen
sweep through the world since they;
plighted troth, they were young when
railroads first came, and row they are
still together under the shir of the|
aeroplane Yet this is the merely!
external panorama of their union. Its ?
fine- fruit is in the simple human under?
standing of life and Re pro!.'ems that ;
three?q'iar'ers of a i er'ury has brought.
Some rules for the guidance of mar?
ried people, framed by t hi? almost
? cntenarian husband, show how com
?ens! has become his philosophy of the
?of all human relations He
writes: " I >on' t na1.: don't speak dis
paapi --t fully of each othei's families;
aV ? ' live up to your income, don't be
efratd hallo rr.ore than what you tf.ir.k
.? . aja share of the work "
D^eeSaaSOei himself touched more
poignantly on the elemental tissue of
? ' r...[,r it.cvs than thia stout-j
hearted old man Domestic peace must
be won hy agH mcriflce ar.d self-control
is the pis- ol l ? preachment. Be
mmX eeeadeSB a'.d industrious These arc
I .a* ? des ,.i ? ver-. .lay morals, yet
barren are the roc k? ein which so many
? ' rraf an a -?. .-d 1 bey prove
tow equitably the so-called yoke
o*. bo"h shoulders To the c yne the
e. ? ?. ie v ? se ?. - ? ? ? . gkd reart ?
urbroken comradeship is a'ro.t ap
pOWag. To the phifrMopher words like
? t ? ? \ - ?? ... ?- . (ear how the mill of
?? K- ? '.. o Jt !? . f.. ?? grist
P.l\kl\<. RFKlRM IMI THE
MlaVwUMM ri uiiiKM
The declarations of the battlesotg
fia'forn? eev? to be is* principal
iiewtnile at the proem* ln the
war of the enact mer>t ?,? r. re, ess
. . ? ? ? f banking ref.,rrr. : > . . ~c,i for
however, that the Democratic platform
seemingly obstruct* the path hy Its
direct and iineo.uivocal opposition to a
central bank or the so-called Aldrich
plan of banking reform. Ai a conse?
quence, the Democratic members of
the Hanking and Currency Committee.
I who are charged with the responsibility
of preparing legislation, apparently
believe that they would be acting in bad
faith should they recommend the
establishment of some form of a central
reserve or national bank association.
This condition of allairs is deplorable
for several reusons. Hanking reform
is not a political question and should
not become a poiitioeJ issue. The ro
? suits of unbiased study, observation
j and investigation should also be con?
sidered to be higher uuthority than the
'statements of a party platform. It
would also seem to he far better policy,
if proper legislation is politically im
, possible, to have no attempt at reform,
j As a matter of fact, however, as we read
?the lialtimore pla'form, although it
directly denounces the central bank
idea and the so-called Aldrich plan of
: banking reform, the real intent is to
I prevent a control of banking and credit
by sinister financial or corporato in?
fluences A proper degree of cent ruina?
tion in our national banking system is
no*V only compatible with this funda?
mental meaning of the Democratic
platform but it would also be one of
the greatest factors obtainable for
eliminating from the national hanking
system the evils of which complaint
is made in the platform.
A C.RKAT CATTLE RAISING
TERRITORY OF THE El TI RE.
The increasing shortage of the beef
supply causes Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson to predict that "a considerable
portion of the future meat supply of
I he country must come from the South. '
The situation is becoming better under?
stood and more appreciated as time
goes on. There are millions of acres of
unused land in the Southern States
that are peculiarly udapted to the
production of cattle, and, intheopinion
of the secretary, ' there is no reason
why not only the beef supply, but the
-upply of pork, for American markets
should not *l>e produced on the soils of
The sole obstacle that hinders the
South from progressing rapidly in the
production of live stock for market is
the cattle tick pest, and that is being
gradually brought under control. Al?
ready l>>5.ono square miles of territory :
in the South have been released from :
the tick quarantine, and more territory
la being udded each month.
' Not only are there mil! ons of acre* :
Of idle land that could be used profitably
for the raising and pasturing of cattle.''
Secretary Wilson declares, "but there
are millions of acres of the hest cattle
producing lands in the South, that are
at present being used forother purpose*
that should be turned into feeding
ground for live stock." For instance,
the same authority cites the 2.500 (too
acres of Cecil clay in Alabama. Georgia.
North Carolina. South Carolina and
Virginia, and the 1..500.000 acres of
Hagerstown loam found in Alabama,
Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
Investigations made by the Bureau of
Soils of the Federal Department Of
Agriculture demonstrate that these
two types of soil are "particularly
adapted to cattle production and the
growth of the finest grasses and forage
crops of any soils in the country."
TIRNING THE LIGHT ON THE
The middleman is receiving a good
deal of unwelcome public attention
nowadays. Commissions in Massa?
chusetts and New York which have
been inquiring into the causes of the
high cost of living have, reached tho
conclusion that the remedy is "devise
ways and means for the producer to <
reesch the consumer with the minimum
cost of handling his product."
The Massachusetts investigators cn
tertain no hope for the return of the
days of cheap food. Among the causes
of higher prices they enumerate the
increased supply of gold, social and
individual waste and the drift of popu?
lation from the country to the cities.
The tariff and trust they do not con?
sider the 'dnect and active cause."
The New York commission finds
that from to to 70 per cent
of the consumer's dollar is eaten up by
unnecessary handling. It recommends1
a Slate and a city department of mar?
kets, looking to the reduction of the
army of retailers.
fhe fundamental conclusion reached
by both commis.-ions is that a better
sy.-lem of distribution is essential?
I'pon the great relative addition to
?.est 1: >< -? ,g,. bet ween the producer
and consumer must remedial efforts be
On account of the money trust, in
gataan we are hopeful thai, there
must r.e some money m the world some?
The dresses and hair styles m the
How They Looked Several Years
Ago'' pictures have a tendency to I
pp. . n< Be us 'o the fashions of to-day.
I'hen the street car company builds
in? rooms on Broad Street It
pM provide scats for the tired youths
> now hive lo Iran against the
? - one state Issue upon whi- h
State press is unanimous, and that
ihr aledition of prison contract
' The hnghtrs*. clearest, longest sun?
beams In the world shoot Joy through
every Alahatmaa every day that ootaee. ,
r.is will give us l.nnn
?I- \ -.lets within snn'hii
month." carol* the Montgomery Ad?
vertise! (i >.;.?? and then I hey can
sent everv ? srioaaj pp BeUBaaTaasBd] to i
?boo .1 ;hr brightest, swect
? s * g -Is in t he wor.d
?i m ha* discovered tha*
. > wgara had ihrer eievstors In their
palace -he scant-of-brr at h
Emperors up from tha Forum to the
Palatine H.u What ere hare read of
tha convivial habits .of tho Ktnps
????es us be.ieve they needed three.
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moulton
According to I mir Aimer.
Thon? uni t no use to argufy with
MM of them old fashioned fellers who
hooks his neck tu? on with u rubber
A blunt person is nil right, of course.
but. us fer me. I'd rather hear 'em
palaver onto in awhile It sounds nice
land don't do a feller any harm whether
it is I rue or not
Hod Peters eeyi there are a lot of
tellers in our village who - kin tell
Secretary M. A'cugti how to run the
tinted States treasury department,
but can't pay their own grocery bills
It don't mutter which restuurant
pew, g<> to m Hicksyville you will wish
you had gone to the other one.
There is no reason for any feller
to be down ami out After every?
thing else has failed he can get up
un advertisin' stunt
Life is just one Ptomaine poison?
ing utter anot her
You don't see so many chronic
invalids hatigin' around us you used
. to. People are bc-ginnin' to And out
it ain't much use
1 don't rare a dung who's Presi?
dent so long as the potaters and outs
keep cornin' up out n the ground.
1'heie is only one feller in our town
now who didn't prwdtok that WIltM
would be elected and he has got
pataly.-is of the vocal < ords
Pustmaster Tibhitts is gettln' ready
to go back to work lor a livm'.
There ain't nothing much to be
done fer the Feller who believes in
A feller kin wear tun shoes with
a dross suit, tcr he has got to be a
genius to get away with it.
Nothing else will < ure a feller of
the desire to go to the "Legislater
and aa might us well tun and get beat
and have it over with
There was never a time in the last
forty years when somebody wusn't
tryiii' to bust the solid South
There la always something old
fashioned a bottl the feller who likes
pie for break la-!
Mr and Mrs Hank Tumrns fear
tho worst. Their son Willie has ex?
pressed a desire to be a lawyer when
he grows up
A lot of fellers make a livin' with?
out working but they don't have so
inucii fun as they might, at that.
taught on the Fly.
Boston woman suggests that un?
married men should wear a distin?
guishing button Some of them are
not able to keep any buttons on at
It seems as though T'nclo Sam
ough! to find grounds upon whit h
to fight the coffee trust.
A scientist now say-" permanent life
is possible. He should make the
stray cats a bit apprehensive
The trouble with the Manhattan
and Bronx cocktails is that they didn't
stay at home.
But it doesn't look as though even
the most ardent suffragets will ever
learn to step off the street car the
ilalve6ton is now connected with the
rest of Texas by a causeway Some- j
body has evidently stolen the cause?
way that connected Senator .toe Bailey
with that Stute.
Honolulu reports an earthquake
The Japanese, for a wonder, ure not
English couple will go on honey?
moon in aeroplane. Let it be hoped
they doT.'t have a fulling out
Cine idea of no sort of .iob for a '
live man at to be a member of the
faculty of the electoral college.
Penelope- -You ask how to make
yourself light on your feet. < 'limbing i
a telephone pole or doing tricks on i
the parrallel bars is recommended, but :
care should be. taken not to light on
M. W -The kind of a package that 1
you refer to cannot be sent through j
the new parcels post Every man,1
has to carry that sort of a package i
From the Hlekcyville Marlon.
Professor E. Pluribus Jenkins, the
new superintendent of 'he Hickeyville
SchooUJ, will give a movin' Dieter lecture l
with 4.500 feet of films at the school'
house next Thursday evenin'. showin'
the working of the human system;
and how to reduce the high cost of livin'.
He will show the human stomach run- I
rung on high speed und digesting break- j
fast food, and again running on second- I
ary speed, digesting corned beef and1
Cabbage. He will also show the effects
of whiskey on the thorax. A free will
Offering will bo taken and the professor
will git enough to pay fer printin' the j
handbills if he is lucky. If the pro-J
fessor had lived in out midst very long
he would take time by the fetlock and
charge an admission at the door.
VIEWS OF THE
The Abolition of Capital Punishment.
The above is just i.ow a burning
()u<-:i< !i In Virginia and duo in great
part to a sickly i-cntin.er.tality horn
of one of the most atrocious crimes
over committed in the history of the
Commonwealth. One of the ardent
advocates for the change, after de- ]
livering himself of his fancied un?
answerable reasons, was quietly asked,
what would you do under certain con
ditions' when the answer rame hot
and quiek, "Hang the- fiend as high as
And just then and there he tore M?
argument, into shred- and scattered
so-called reasons to the- wind And what
he .-aid in reply to a pointed query
comes welling up from the soul-depths
of humanity at large,
Lyn<h law. never, but law merciful
vet merciless, ever. The; gates of the
"( itic? e,f Refus? oper.ed to those who
unwittingly killed anothe-r. but shut
fasi against de liberate and malicio'is
intent The soul that unncth it shall
die. who spoken by a Ood of infinite
compassion and so long as man imitate*
Ood given aasmpte he makes no mis
t a K ??
Remove the dread of death and you
open the I.Ig.c*' - Of crime Would
that the good ami already overcome
the evil Stil the battle is Mill on. and
while ti e bin? s "ag should not be un?
furled on the field there are times when
death alone will satisfy the demands
of Just tea.? Farm villa tint aid.
Can "Tret"' to - Turkey In the Sfraw."
Ben Owen m ,y not be :ihlr <e> beat
the tom-toms for an Indian dance, but
he can ?squal ere. bon-ton in a Virginia
dance ?MacfcetOM I c.urter
Admits Hh Theft.
Editing a weekly newspaper is a nice
thing If we publish joke* people say
we are rat tie brained If we don't we
are fossils. If we publish original matter
si. .. , i, mrm so luiky that if it
linee?! peas tbey d have a knife in ther
rx ket I ?i only way C tell when a
list is dissolved ts by th rates in
1 WE SHARE HIS HOPES.
By John T. McCutcheon._
y^^l9n-0AM.l9i2- *MMl9a- JAN.I9>3 - MARCH^r^
the-.- say we don't kito them enough *e
lee1 ion- If we give them selections i
they say we are too lazy to write. If I
we don'i go to church we are heathen*. 1
If we do we are hypocrite* If we re-!
main at I he offi< ie we ought to be out look
lac for news items. If we go out. then I
we are not attending to business. If I
we wear old clothe* they look upon us
a* objects of charity. If we wear good
clothes and drive a gasoline wagon they |
say we have a pull Now, what are we i
to do? .lust as likely as not someone'
will say that we stole this from an ex- i
? hange. Bo we did I?Strasburg News.
The Single Tax Corning.
I' is also noteworthy that, 'he big!
capitalists, <ity property owners and
others of the same class do not op- ;
poee the siegle fax because it will I
operate to their disadvantage. Oh. no ' ;
It is their love for the dear poorer'
people that makes them so solicitous i
that it should noi be adopted. The farm
or, especially, la alee/we, by facts rw and1
figures that tie will be compelled to I
pay all the taxes be. ause he owna most
Of the land if a single tax on land is
made the law The time will come, how?
ever, when the farmer will fully under?
stand this question, and then we shall
see the real tax dodger pay what is
due the government, and no tax at a!!
levied on a man's labor and industry
fee the benefit of those who do not
labor at all.?Bedford Bulletin.
The People Desire a Better Tax System
Tax logislu'ion wili demand a large
part of tne attention of the next Gen?
eral Assembly. The maUer was consid?
ered by the Legislature of 1912. but it
amounted to practically nothing. There
j is much discontent at the present time
1 orthe unequal and unjust system, and
1 the people are determined to get definite.
: results If the suggestion made in cer
' tain quarters that all taxes from corpo
: rations, franchises and licenses be turn?
ed over to the State, and taxes from
I real estate and personal property be
left entirely to cities and counties is
i adopted, then each locality could do
i much as it pleased about assessments
and tax problems Each community
j would then stand on its own bottom ?
I Louisa Enterprise.
Appnmsttox Has a Kirk.
The railroad people are treating Ap
' pomattox like a mountain hollow fiag
i stop. We understand that tho tole
offi- e is to be closed here at night, and
that the operators will be removed to a
new station at Foggy Mann's Mountain,
three miles east of here This progres?
sive town will not stand for a one-man
i station. The company might aa well
i understand now tha' Appomatt. x is alive
; alive and progressive, and her people
demand !h? bcs? service of her public
service corporations. ? Appomatlox
"Nothing Too Good for 'Hal' Flood."
We extend to our esteemed friend.
Hon H D. Flood, our heartiest con?
gratulations upon his appointment as
nan of the Committee on For?
eign Affairs There is nothing too
good for Hal I-lood. and he deaerves
'everything that he receives.?Scotte
: villa Enterprise.
The Parrels Post and the R. F. D.
The inauguration ?f the parrels
mrnt I system, which went Into effect
January I. is revolutionizing things,
and the mail carrier* on the rural
? ?? j have found this duty a heavily
lajrresssed l eiden As far aa we know,
thov are ot<s-raling under the same
i rontracts, no provision having
ye l*ten made by them to iri<r?a?e
their carrying capacity This will, of
. isjrse be done, and t'neie Sam will
lease ' ? dig deeper in his jeane, else
ihere will he a lack of carriers The
n ,<ri t>e siihstantially raised The
carrier on the Tappar.annock-Rnh
mond route has determined to pur
..r automobile for the purpose
Thai -ill enable htm to make the
I tile 1 me withered difficulty 'bar?
ring a<-tden's) and greatlv increase
his cariying capacity.?tidewater Dem
l et smerWaa* Pay Csasl Tells.
enator Root has ?-<??: .. ,-d a toll to
sal that part of the Panama Canal
exempts American coaatwnse
mi the payment of tolls The
?? ?.de*pread that the honor
ion demands such repeal, or. tf
? ut.mission of the queetlon to
n. There 1? almost literally
ss of sn In
would be more acceptable the.i arbttra
'ion We doubt no' that. If tha eentl
men* of the country la brought ade
n la'eir to the notice of Congress the
repeal will be affected. The exemption
has been ear-marked both aa a viola?
tion of the nations plain promise and
as 'he grant of a subsidy to an interest
I already completely
eign competition?New York Evening
She Traih About mwW.
To his Well-Beloved he had alwayi,
been faithful, bu* ?he hart ha<l many
emOoditii'-nf n. Ea.. h inrtlvirtual known
a* Eucy. Jam- Flora. Evangcline. or
: what not. had been merely a tmnf*Tnl
condition of her. He did not rec ognize
thl* a* an excuse or a defense, but as a
fact simply. Essentially she was perhup?
of no tangible substance, a spirit u
dream, a frenzy, a nonoCfKaUB, an aroma,
an epitomized-"-!, a light of the ev< . a
parting of the hps Cod only knew what
she really was ?I lardy.
No wonder Governor Wilson's
speeches send a shiver through the
stock exchange its business would
shrink more than one-half if the pure
gambling element in its dally trans?
actions could be eliminated l"ut off
! what is known as margin trading and
many a Wall Street operator would
havetoseek work elsewhere or join the
breadline. Possibly these things cannot
be done; but reformers are studying the
situation to ece what can be done And
that seems ruinous, perhaps. ?0 that
t'-nder plant. <-onflden-e ' which has
Kg abode in and around the stock
Governor Wilson has a work to do t
and some people are just waking up to
the fact that be will not be deterred by
hostile demonstrations on the tape.
The country's advice to the stock ex?
change is to clean house of its own ac?
cord, before the vac uum cleaner of
public regulation strikes it.?Spring?
Woes of Talle-t Women.
Curvature of the
af cause of the de
Ev.ing. the world * tallest woman, and
noted circus sideshow character, this
morning She died at the home of her
father, a farmer living near Qorin.
Scotland County. Mo., about forty
live miles northwest of this place.
Miss Ewing was eight feet four and
one-half inches in height and would
probably have been much taller had
it not been for the disease which caus?
ed her death and which she contract?
ed several years ago. before she had
attained her full height.
Miss Ewing. who was ?hirty-eeven
years old. was perfectly normal until
she reached fourteen years of age Then
she began to grow until she reached her
great height. It was while she was still j
sioalag that she injured her spine
! while playing with some other giris.
From that time on she was slightly
? humpbacked During the last ye??r
I she had been failing, and for the last
' nine weeks she had been confined to
1 her bed. , . . .
The inconvenience experienced by
the gianteee SB traveling over the
onuntrv u? a sideshow freak is thought
'to have had much to do with the
hastening of her death. The beds
I were never long enough for her. and
'-he had to put two of them together I
1 to get her needed sleep She also
? had much trouble in entering and
Teaving rooms in the hotels and other
'places where she stopped because it
be. ame necessary for her to stoop.
This constant bending tended to further 1
aggravate her disease.?Chicago
Twas btilgar. and the ferdinand
Hid serb and balkan with the greek
Allfriendlv was the borderland.
' The great idea outpeek
"Beware the warwithtut k. try son
The plague that kills, the pain that
: Beware the Turkey bird and shun
The Sultan s afterwhacks "
He took bv7antium in hand.
I>ong time the mo*lern foe he sought
! Bo rested be by the musketree.
And mosqued awhile in thought.
And as tchatalja lines -*>*'d?ss
The warwlthturk. all tired of ??nfe
S< utaned through the Bosphorus.
And islsmed for his life.
One. two' One two' And right on
Bvxantlum like hric-a-hrac
He did his work, and licked the turk.
And montenegrode back.
And hast thou elain the war?-ithfurk? I
Com* to my arm? my allied four
Hellenic greece ' Olve tne a pie<e
Now aurtrta doth roar. .
Tw?* hulgar and the ferdbiand
T)id serb and balkan wttfi the greek.
Voice of the People
A Plea fer the Revival Of Virginia
. fee try.
To the Editor of The Tirr re. Hiapat' h
BD.?If we are to judge fry *1o*t of |
th? stuff now appearing In ?ur leadli
dally paper*. Heaven savr- as ? V
sre not wl'hln a thoaaand years of I
a line of It AII of 1 he rule* are violated,
and tk* Jingle jangles stong into a
jungle of ut'er nonsense and non
existence unless a mere sound can
y>~ said to exist after it has passed by.
Think of K A Pus or Kather Ryan
reudine these outgivings of vacuity *?
thoj a-ould be ?lad that tbey had
es< aped a world where su< h twanga
doodle was published as poetry I am
not of course, referring to the rhyming |
buffoon who doesn't imagine that his
versigod pretense and far-off imita?
tion of wit is poetry It is just what it
is Hut the serious stuff which makes
a f> tiow swear within five minutes after
hie return from < hur? h is two much. |
or too something or other, for an
' ordinary man's patience and self
There are some good poets in Old i
Virginia. What has become of Armi
-''ii'i < Cordon and Thomas N'elaoti
P age ? I don ' bin ana these gentlemen
not publishing anything in the
dallies alongside of the iaterwaultng
we brer there hut if they are publish?
ing verse anywhere, why is it that our
. lee do not republish some of it?
Its up to our literary editors to do !
something for the credit and honor in
Virginia of the divinest of the arts
BENJAMIN C MOO MAW.
Concerning "En Dat Virginia Quintam."
To the Editot of The limes-Dispatch:
Sir.- Referring to the Colonial raotto
of Virginia. Pieke in his "Old Virginia
. and Her Neighbors" gives the foRow
' ing account of the motto "tn dat Vir?
gin.a mints na, which is somewhat
? different from the account as given by
! yourself In order to have the his- i
in account accurate it might be
I weil enough to state that Mr William ;
. L> e e'atos that it was in consequence
of Charles II being proclaimed by
Governor Berkeley King of England.
land, Ireland. France and Virginia
that the motto ' En dat Virginia quin
? am ' was placed upon the seal of the
olony. Mr Fiske writes as follows:
. Vol II.. p. 25:
The idea of designating Virginia as
an additional kingdom to those over
which the English aoveriegn ruled in :
; Europe was already entertained In ISM i
: by Edmund Spenser, who dedicated his !
i aery Queam*" tri Elizabeth as Queen
of h i.gland. France and Ireland, and
of Virginia." As early as 1619 the Lon- i
don Company adopted a coat of arms.
' upon which was the motto "En dat Vir? ?
gattla quintiun." in which the unst
pressed noun is regnum Behold. V'lr
I girna gives ?he fifth (kingdom." After
, the restoration of Charles I), a new
seal tor Virginia, adopted about 16S3.
; has the same motto, the effect of which I
i was to rank Virginia by the side of Hie j
! Maiesty's other four dominions. Eng- j
'land. Scotland. "France" and Ireland,
i We are told by the vounger Richard
I Henry Lee that in these t ircumstanresi
? originated the famous epithet ' Old
rlominion " In ittc. among several al?
terations in the seal, the word quintum
was changed to quintam. to agree with
the unexpressed noun coronam : 1 Be
' hofd. Virginia gives the fifth (erowtn.'?
After the legislative union of England
wi'h Scotland in 1707. another seal,
adopted in 1714. substituted quartan
i for quintam
Verv trulv vours.
R T W. DIKE. JR.
Another Darkey Melody.
To the Editor of The Time?- Dispatch r
Sir. ?-Probably you would like to
ptibitsb this with the contributions of
my comrades. Judge Turpin and C.
\ Hi. hardson, of Southern negro
sonata, and I or the sake of "Auld I vane
By ne JOHN E. LA I'OHTON'.
Washington. D. C . January. ItU.
"Jim ( rack Cora."
A correspondent of the N>? York
, Sun has found and printed the follow,
ing olti Southern darkev song, pop?
ular Ion? before the war. known as
I ? Jim Crack Corn. I Don't Care."
which ?tili be read by older el'Irene
Oh. should you go In summer fims
To South ca'lina's aultry clime.
An' in de shade dare chance to lea.
You li soon fln on' de blue-tall fly.
Jim crack com, 1 don't car*, elo.
Olw massa ride in d~ arternoon.
il foller arter wid a hickory broom;
1 I>e pony bein' berrv ahy.
Was t.it'en by de blue-tail try. ?
De ponv r in he lump, he pitch,
tie fn> ole maaaa In de ditrfc ?
? He die. and de ? . idi '? d why.
waa. "de Moo-tall fly
hLifional State and City Bank
rm fiesyotj to open an 6*amnt,mu)er
subhfet to c heck arti 3% \nUrt*i
in its S<jvint|s Departrrwnt ????
CAPITAL and ivKPUUS $160000000
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