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FRIDAY. JANUARY 2? 1913
TRI 1 OM. SU I M K IS BBOkl N.
If Diogenes were now going about
in the daytime with his lantern, !ook
? h man. he would be glad to meet
W r. H. Dickinson, of Prince Ed
?y, who 1? the only fee offt
? I irginia who so far has reported
t.e Senate the amount of fees re
. . \ed hy him m the calendar year
3912 The other officials compensated
wholly or partly by fees have evidently (
construed the West resolution to mean ,
that the report is not to be made until
the end of ISIS, but Mr. Dickinson is a i
firupulously strict constructionist of
the old school, who evidently does not
approve the constitutional theory that
n punitive statute is to be construed .
against ?h? State
The sheriff of Prince Edward can'
scarcely be called overpaid. Me gets
? f.st salary of Mi:, and his fees amount |
to about 1100 the year, of which he col?
lects about ITS His total inr?me is |
*53:. out of which he pays his two depu?
ties when he needs them. It is not at
such cases as his that the West reso?
lution :s directed. The fee officers
who are aimed at in that resolve are
those who are getting the white meat
of the chicken?certain enormously I
overpaid county and city and Stale I
c>rks of courts and city sergeants.
They are the fellows who ring up re- '
i eipts on their private cash registers,
the figures of which no other mortal so
far has been permitted to see. The
democracy of the fee system is not over
compensated. b'H the aristocracy of fee
i fftcitddom is.
The movement for fee publicity in
Virginia is simply to establish some :
erstem by which public officers can be
levers a fair and known compensation.
The people ought to know what wage
?hey par their puh!i" servants. It is
;>oe*ib!e that in reforming the fee system .
t h.?re will be fixed a maximum fee limit,
an that fee officers who are poor!;.- paid i
need not divulge their compensation '
i;r:<=ss it reaches an unreasonable
amount. The fee officers who are re- I
ceivmg rightful compensation have
nothing to fear, but the fee officers
who are over-'-^mpensated have.
A PI.F. *? KOR THE CONSERVATION
OF OCR PKKM.MMOV HI Mil lit ES.
By parcel post Postmaster Car?
penter, of Madison, has sent to a
Pennsylvania epicure "a two-pound
package of delicious Madison County.
Virginia. home-grown persimmons "
The Madison Exponent tells us that
the person to whom the parcel was sent |
' has r.ever seen or tested this popular i
fruit, and it :s tut natural to suppose!
that the recipient wiil be surprised to
learn th&t the trees bearing this fruit
?.re af Wild *-rnr.-an*ous growth, and he
will a'f> ha arr.ared to learn that count?
less tho :sanis of bushels of i* are now
f*eg to waste :n Madison County,
Nor tr.ore vr. he be amazed than
are we that the good folk of Madison
are so prodigal with one of the richest
1 ? - rrrjaa. In Prince Edward
Countv, -a her? :r.< ? x .'. -? --.-??...
fruit is known as the diospyros Vir
gaaasaa (antoMr due to the influence
r.f H;-.-. ; ".- > RM ? I '';?> r.ot a
persimmon is allowed to fall to the
ground ty :>-e f-uga: ar.d aeBasMhn a:
Bslnhitants af that historic loca.
There 'he M sa of :he pers n.
m?t! are in large rr.ea? i-e realized.
i* ;? used as frur fr?r breakfast as a <le. (
is stew?only the pirtebark Stww
is bet'er??? ? ?: ? r.??- ;.r ! for a sort
??f Pal'y I. .in t.read for supper. Its!
medicinal use is also known in Prince j
Edward, ard fl is freely prescribed inJ
one ?f aw anjat aatatussaa rr.siadies.
ir. sorrc af the ir,... , rvaaaa*l s r?aVa%jaV .
ties, the r.pc.seum ir- permit ted to devour .
the p?rsirr.rr,or. crop before the indolent ,
inhabitants ran get to it. but ir. the;
1)1-1 Dominion the <x>!or*d brother eats
?.?. ,.r ,,.? ? ? , ? -? j. Citr gt.. gT*+4~
r.aws upon t^? x d spontan. .?,
l^t the raaatlis ri.^t p?-- ? -
?ers:mrr.?.r.s t-, aa to w?.??e make
??? ? ? aari ?
. ?? ? s-..-. at
??s are painted
ad? ..I ? h?
In a ?
ka this we ?i
ion for ? . ?
aa ta-F-fSv* ?
illiam t - ?
manual ati< r. t ?
lb* persimmon a* i
etr-won? and hunary
nd y-t comes tm
.- s t 11
la tan aojtfc *,
have but two certain crops, persim?
mon* and plckanninlee, and only the
first Is edible Let the next Southern
Commercial Congress at Its peril omit
to put a plank in its platform declaring
for the preservation, the conservation
and the utilization of our persimmon
' LETTIN? RICHMOND CONTRACTS
The Administrative Board is attack?
ing here and there Isolated parts of
one of iiichmond's grave municipal
problems, the getting of public work
done promt'! ly und efficiently. The
idea of putting tin extra .force of men
I to work by electric light to finish the
long-drawn-out paving of Broad Street
is somewhat in the nature of an unti
climax. If the people and the busi?
ness men have endured patiently this
long, why worry about a month or two
more' Perhaps the weather will re?
main fair enough to keep the street
passable until the car company and the
contractor finish the terrible task of
putting down seven blocks of new con?
struction. The weather is really the
moat important factor in determining
when Richmond work is completed.
It will always excuse delay, for in the
case of the Mayo Bridge the
floods and bad weather were ample
reason for securing an extension of
time, while in the case of Broad Street
fair weather enables the contrac tor to go
it easy, since the street is not as bad us
it would be in worse weather. The
idea of making a small allowance for
weather conditions and then slamming
the Job through regardless docs not
seem to appeal to Hichmond.
A real constructive step has been '
taken by the Administrative Board la
ordering the insertion of advertise?
ments for bids on the further paving of
Broad Street and on the drawing of
plans and specifications for the new
Free Bridge in technical magazines cf
national circulation We trust that
is the beginning of a consistent policy
of get'ing the work done by the firm
that can do it cheapest and best,
whether it be a Richmond concern or
not. If the local contractor can meet
the conditions set, by all means favor
him; if he cannot, give it to the firm
that can. The policy of fostering home
industries at the expense of the whole
city is bad economics and based on a
fallacy. This is especially true here,
where contractors have not returned
the favors granted them by earnest
efforts to help the city get its work
The real problem before the board,
therefore, is not what to do about con?
tracts already let. but to begin the for?
mulation of precise and c lear-cut poli- I
cies in regard to the future. There
age just two principles to be observed:
specify in the contracts exactly what
is to be done, and second, add a heavy
penalty, automatically collected, for ;
every day of failure to complete these ?
specifications after a set date. Add
to this a provision that this penalty
mu6t be paid, and the time taken on
public works will not be the desperate
jeet It is now.
For the benefit of the contractor we
suggest that other cities have found it .
cheaper to rush work with a big pay?
roll for a few months, and so cut down
all overhead charges, than to have a
heavy daily charge for a long time
while a small force dilly-daliies along. .
PBOTECT THE PASSENGER
Dr. Hornaday, ornithologist of emi- j
r.en-e. recently voiced a new conception
of interstate rights, in a speech sup- ?
porting the McLean bill, which pro?
vider that the Federal government
be empowered to protect from the
guns of market-men and pot-hunters
al. wiid geese, swans, wild ducks, ,
bran*, plover, and other insect- ;
eating and game birds that fly from
Stash to State. lie declared that "it
;s robbery as well as murder for sports
b*J r. al the Southern Statestoslaughter
the robins of the Northern States,
where no robir.s can be killed " If,
on the other hand, he continues, the
North should murder for food the
mockingbirds that come tunefully
brass the South, no one would be
a,-i'.fcer to denounce the outrage than
the offended Southerner.
We are glad that sj far as robins
are concerned TTtwhala cleared her ,
sk:rts by a law against their killing1
las*, year. We are ready to do our (
share in preserving this natural feath?
ered defense against the kSBS t pests :
that are estimated cost the r._r.
almost $w?\OWOtJB a year. We join
with the SMC af the country in
.-ging upon the Ha?JSS to eomp'ete :
the enactment of thia bill The '
sena'e paaaed it by a unanimous '
vote. The constitutionality of the
measure is vouched for. It would be
a potent means sj| savir.g the fast
vanishing pa ssenger birds
fl T*hk KiR , HIMIII.NT TUT.
Dsjfflsjaj ? i-? asaSBjsJ campaign. I'rc*
SSM '.aft cr,n?tant'y told us of the re?
markable prosperity which we were
njoytng as the result of the economic
ollcy of the Republic an party. Within
tie past few mo? ?? , r ?? r...? also written
r<r.-'? l,1T?vf. the gr-;,t body of
miners i. - d ? -trr.?-rs do fjot
? th- I :? ? -1? ? ? ? .-, ar.d ?ee~.
pable r,f ur. 1 ? ? ? : ? ? ? >,? ?
? are ri?u g reo-? :
tea and wages In sll
textile r <:,??- r, v > ? ,
Hinted by the
been supposed to be r
i',v? have r' - ' l ?
H.t. t> ta?
fias bean at'ended by s
* ? ' - ' - w s- end?M?
?r - ?. a r. ? ?r r." ' o w p? ??
Irsfees te take Pritsdmt Tart at ass
word ?ad to believe that they are at
prosperous at he would bare them
This darkened condition of the
popular understanding, at leaat from the
standpoint of President Taft, should
bo enlightened. After his retirement
from the White House he baa an?
nounced his intention of taking up his
residence in New Haven, which la
; within easy reach of some of the
largest industrial and urban canters
of the country. What greater service
to the Republican party could Presi?
dent Taft render than to undertake
the task of demonstrating to his
neighbors in some of tho adjoining
titles and towns of New Kngland the
remarkable prosperity which they pos?
sess? We are led to this thought,
, however, not through any consideration
for the Republican party but because
we would be uncercly glad If President
Taft, through actual contact with
' conditions, could be brought to a
' realization of the effects of a protective
j tariff and other Republican prosperity
I measures upon the economic condition
! of the great body of persons of whom
he speaks so extensively, but of whom
he evidently knows 6o little.
THE KATE OK AORIANOPLE.
Adrlanople. the storm centre around
which the negotiations of the repre?
sentatives of the allies and Turks at
j London has so long revolved, on the
fate of which the issuo of peace or
resumption of hostilities, including,
probably, the immediate expulsion of
the Turks from Europe, has so long
i lung, and wrm-h at last tho latter have
agreed to cede to the victorious allies,
lias been a storm centre aforetime.
TitT,e and again it has been a bone
of contention?the acene of battle
: and siege, of heroic defense, and of
More than once the scale of empire
has turned upon it. Adrianople figured
dramatically and repeatedly in history
generations before it was captured
by the Turks, and became the first
capital of the Ottoman power on the
European continent. It was at Cska
darr.a, as Adrianoplo was anciently
known, that Constantlne the Qreat
overthrew Licimus, and established
himself as supreme, and only a few
years later it witnessed the annihil?
ation of the hosts of Valens by the
There also Baldwin, the Latin Em?
peror of Constantinople, met with
crushing disaster before the legions
of Czar Kaloyan of Bulgaria.
It is a most interesting illustration
of the irony of destiny and of retri?
bution that the wheel of history, inritt.
ever self-repeating revolutions, should
now,in its full turn, h;iVe paused on i
the spot where began the rise of,
Ottoman dominion to its zenith, toj
mark it as the seal of the doom of |
descent of Ottoman sway to its nadir.
WORKERS IN "BLINK* ALLEYS." ?
A recent investigation by the census I
board of New York City into thecon- :
dition of 132.000 children from fourteen
to eighteen years old who left school .
to go to work proves that more than
half c>f these boys and girls are work?
ing at 'blind alley'' occupations?
those "from which there is no outlet
into a skilled trade or occupation." '
The c ertain result is that early in j
maturity most of these workers be
Come "spent" or casual derelicts in the;
industrial world, if they are not;
claimed by vifcioueness.
Similiur inquiries elsewhere have
yielded similar results. The condi?
tions in Chicago, Philadelphia. Boston
atari all large cities are practically j
identical. There are millions of boys:
and girl workers in this country. ;
Child labor laws in some degree pro- j
tect them, but to secure justice for!
the young the vital need is for voca- i
tional schools in which they can be
trained for permanent usefulness, |
Schools of thw <]<>. ription increase I
TMtlj the industrial efficiency of the 1
State, and in every State such in- ;
stitutions should be established and '
I NDORMS KOK LOBBYISTS.
Compel all lobbyists to wear a uni-:
form of a brown suit, red hat and green '
tie. That is what a bill just introduced
in the Missouri Legislature would do. ;
The Boston Olobe moves to amend the,
bill in the following particulars, to wit,
as hereinafter expressly provided :
"Transpose the colors of the hat and :
nec k wear.
" Prescribe a collar with a plate in-!
scribed plainly with the name of thei
FlsklMl the wearing of gumshoes
'Require each and everyone of them
to ring a bell arid blow a whivl?- "
_lf these rules and regulations were
laid down, then after the passage of a
measure M legislator could aay that
he did not recognize the members of.
Mai Th:r-i Hous?, uniess. he be deaf. \
dumb and blind. But a much simpler
and better way would be to keep aal J
t i ? members of the Legisla* ure together !
in the custody of the Capitol police
?ii'l a,,ow r.o one to communicate with,
them **cr*'!y This practice is now
???ed for Juries In court trials and ' ould
(? adopted by the Legislature, j
Antilobbyist laas amount lo little. I
Tne only aaafaanj ? : preventing* a
bbyiat frorr. p itting a bug la a legie-|
>'"' s ears is to la ?<< legislator.
/ ou.d t- ? ? ? h\ to deprive
i private cit;z?-n of his liberty, but no-j
WXtf wishes a long,
' foi Mrs ?? Inlej
11- IM Oo'ild ? that
- - f .Iks in the Old Do
1 glad to learn that more
M are be-ing added to the
r a firstcase
?? -r* . ? ' . -..-^ in tae aaw cabl?
On the Spur of the
By Roy KL Moulton.
The Village Sleuth.
The terror of the crlminala is Uncle
Jabez Hand ,
He 1* the marshal of this town, we'd
have you understand.
He's built on Sherlock Holmes's
Has old Sleuth beaten by a mile.
Nick Carter in his palmy days was
never half so grand.
When any one spit* on the walk, the
marshal's right on deck,
fie rounds the evildoers up in record
time, by heck.
He knows the ways of all the crooks.
Knnugh to write a down books ;
When folks git smurt around this
town they get it in the neck.
When some one robbed the pust-office
of ninety cents in stamps.
He was the hero of the hour and took
in sixteen tramps.
They ate our grub for sixty days?
The marshal has the villuge cra/e .
He let the populace take tum? alookin'
at the scuiupb.*
The clapper of the echoolhouse bell was
missin' Tuesday last ;
The marshal took the mystery and
solved it pretty fust
He nailed Bud Smith und Will ig
Of course, the marsshal didn't know
The Janitor had sent It off to have a
new one cast.
He pinches all the boys and girls for
, hitchin' onto sleigns
And proves h Ira eel I .1 mighty sleuth in
many other ways."
The checker game is played no
In William Tibbitt's grocerv store,
Since K/ra Hanks and Tihbttts got
sent up for thirty days.
When Orandma llarkins lost a pio
she'd set out doors to cool
The marshal trot upon the trail and
pint hed the grammar school.
By taking all of them he did
Hound up for sure the guilty kid
For real downright detective work he
uln't nobody's fool.
From the Hirkeyvllle Clarion.
There was quite a conflagration in
the Hard Shell meetin'house last Sun
I day. Uncle F.zra Hurkins leaned up
I agin' the stove and went to sleep. He
was wearin' his celluloid collar at the
time, if bein' Sunday, and Wide-Awuke
Hose Company had considerable diffi?
culty in extinguishing the angry ele?
ment. Several stained glass memorial
windows was smashed by people lump- 1
in through them, and, during the ex?
citement, some party or parties answer
In* the general description of Hod Pe?
ters got away with the collection
plate. Uncle F.zra says he is sorry
he disturbed the meetin', but he's glad
I his hair was singed off, as it will save
hltn the price of a haircut.
It is gettin' purty hard to get some?
thing for nothing, and about the only
: thing you kin get that way is the
I In sympathy with the advance in
pork, pig iron has gone up several
Some people can't understand why
1 they don't get any mull." said Wil
1 liam Titibittg, the gentlemanly and
courteous postmaster at Hickeyville,
who ha? been agile enough to change
his politics always at the psychological
moment and to keep the office from
Hayes down to the present time. "I
have had to stand here and argue for
half an hour to convince a man that
1 haven't got a thing for hirri. Then lie!
takes It out on me. and after he get6 j
through cussing he hands it to the
"Then the same man will come in 1
and get four or five running letters
and hand it to me and the administra?
"In addition to the chronic kicker,
we have the sweet voting thing who
asks us for lavender 2-cent stamps |
instead of red ones, claiming that the |
red ones don t match her stationery
When we convince her that we are all
out of lavender stamps she takes a
red one and then kicks because the
tttckum isn't flavored with vanilla
instead of crushed raspberry.
VIEWS OF THE
A Prireless Bond.
;i'r.c> 'l ive been called the coupons
Cupid's bonds. A babe arrived ,
Radford the other day which is I
1 bond and coupon. The young;
1- being entertained at the home
la*r. Stephen Bond.?Radford Ree- !
The Verdict's Right.
News from Ri' trmond is to the ef?
fect that telegrams begging clemeney
for the Aliens are pouring into the
Governor's office This is a natural
result of the situation due to the law's
delays and the delays due to the execu?
tive clemency. The Held has been
well worked over. The mush of fool?
ish sentiment has been scattered all
over the State. It finds cheap ex
n salon in telegrams that cost only
a lew cents.
All of this combined has nothing
aa earth to do with the C.overnor'e
doty in the premise." The tsaSSS
I were patiently heard 111 fair trials in a
competent court. Competent juries
declared under oath the blood guilti
IgsSsa men. Alleged addi?
tional and newly-discovereo evidence
did not impress the Court of Appeals
as affecting the situation. The Dover- |
nor face- the duty of sending these
men to 'heir doom or saving them by)
pardon 01 com mats.tasai of sentence
If the v< r<!|. t? of the juries were right
the Oo ear nor can be right only by al-I
lowing them their full force, which:
w< im be exec ution according to the I
sentence of the court. If. nowevrr.
tbt re edicts Were wrong, he would be ;
compelled to take some course in mitiga- 1
Hut the verdicts were not wrong.
? Charlotte?ville Progress.
Pay |nr Time Lost.
Richmond's Administrative Board
will reoonaJSM nd to CssjgsoM the adop?
tion of aa msHassao giving to the.
various city departments the right to
grant a limited amount of sick leave |
with pay and to continue on the pay
rolls for a limited time men Injured
it, the c it v se rvice, whether by their
11 megligeric? or otherwise, and to
give f j1 p:. to all per diem men for
IS gal holidays.
An ordmam e along this line will
l>c in keeping wi'h the policy adopted
1 followed in a large majority of
Miaaj asal ss business establishments.
The man who ci.-pc nds upon a small
daily wage f..r the support of himself
1 fan.iiv is in d? -pe rate circumstances
when - aesa oases ui>on him. unless
?h<- wages he has been aoruitotned to
dr w are 1 iillllnaed The ordinance
praposet] by the Richmond board Is al?
ready in effe. ? m many cities and un
I n- is Tom * < ?M?. litre th' cnrr .nal
Ins returns f th' scene o' Its crime
lost -^rr hing ws have t have these
I THE B,G WASHINCT0N SUFFRAGIST PARADE^
(Copyright, im. by John T. McCotcheon.) *
Mlu Mllholland. the "most beautiful girl In the suffrage movement," Is to lead the big suffragist parade In Washa
' lngton on March 8. She will ride a charger and will wear the livery of a herald of medieval times. Several hundred
striking women garment workers from New York will march la rags and tatters to depict the Injustice of the sweatshoa
If they are going in for a historical pageant effei*, why?
?not bare croups show-in* the atatus of women In the past, or?
?why not hure ? group showing; thn status of aaany of taens at arrsent?
Iquestionably will be in effect tu nil of
them ufier a while?Roanoke Wuild.
Separate the Bad From the Good
Some of the highest at:;! best men
that we have ever known have con?
sidered it their duty at times to go to
Ri'-hmond during a session of the Ocn
eral Assembly and remain there for
weeks without compensation of any
sort, with a view of influencing legisla?
tive action, through entirely irreproach?
able, persuasive and argumentative
methods, simply because they were
honestly convinced that the General
Assembly if proceeding without being
fully apprised of the probable conse?
quences of its action, might unwitting?
ly lieeome responsible for a grave public
blunder. Those thus engaged were <??
sentially patriots, engaged upon what
they conceived to be a genuinely patri?
otic task?but they were none the less
lobbyists, and as active as they knew !
how to bo in the work of lobbying, j
Surely they sbould not be discouraged:
they deserve Ml in any sense the word
of reproach or belittlement: nor do i
paid lobbyists who go ubout their under
talcing with no desire to do otherwise!
than emplov absolutely legitimate and '
decent methods. Therefore it is we ?
say that to eliminate the evils of lobby- ?
mg and to put the corrupt or corrupting i
lobbyists out of business should be
the desideratum in this connection, j
and not to cultivate the notion that
lobbying of Itself is reprehensible.?
Candidates Should Declare Themselves
The Oordoitsville Gazette and thai
Richmond Times-Dispatch are talc- I
irig time by the forelock and calling :
on the candidates for the next House
of Delegates to declare themselves j
publicly through the press of the va?
rious districts on the many important;
questions which will confront the next I
Legislature, among them being legalized
primary legislation, tax reform, the
fee system, the abolition of oonvic
labor, equalization of assessments, etc. j
The Gasette wants candidates in I
Orange, of whorn there are already two. !
to speak out on these questions.
Both of our contemporaries are on ,
the right path. The people should
not only send competent men to repre- ,
sent them in the General Assembly. <
but should know definitely where they ,
stand on important State matters. [
Neglect of these two things generally
results in a session barren of results.
If the people had been more careful
about these matters the last Assembly. ;
instead of being generally condemned ,
for negiert ?f its duty to the State.,
would doubtless have enacted the ;
remedial legislation demanded. We
are sometimes apt to forget that the)
General Assembly is our highest law
making body, that holds in its hands the |
finances of the State, that it fills our 1
Judicial positions, and that it is an all- I
important tori v. charged with many in- I
portant duties, and so forgetting our i
people are oft time* careless in selecting ,
the men 10 represent them, thus doing
themselves and the State a serious
injustice This should not be. The peo- !
pie should exercise a watchful care to I
see that men are sent to Richmond
fully qualified for the work before them,
and the : e<>p!e should know the posi?
tion of the men they send on public :
questions ?Frederjc ksburg Star.
It Belosed Old Church
The citizen* of our little village were
greatly star*led when on Sundav last
at taw o'clock a cry of fire rang clear
on the mornlng*air. It was qui'-kiy dis?
covered tba* St. Peters Protestant
Episcopal Church was ablaze, the fire
originating in the cellar, and for a time
the bidding seemed doomed The
citizens of Pn-i Rora! are to be con- ?
gratulated on thei' -<-r :>? r.-?r" r .e ?..
the cell and the effective work they did
in extinguishing the fire and saving the
ch'ir.-h. whnh was only slightly daro
Tne loa* of this old church which ha*
en proudly and grandly stood the test
of years w.. i',l have been a serious one |
No ru'vdVrn -t.-'icture. however beau
tlful. could take Its place In the hearts
To t ho** who for years past have at -
?ended d vine service* and worshiped
there, scene* of sacred past and re
. . .- ?: ... rtl ,???" w-'h f.-egrint
thoughts sr>?e r h pew recalls torae 1
rts put forth by
mink hands the
p solemn dignity
nod. a moani
ny of whom a
|nw of Its walls
Norfolk ha* a b*autif> in* commls
??on. aod we know of no city that stands
r a -r-at-r aead af otto?Newport
Amerlra Should Profit hj Example of
(Excerpt* from address of President
Taft at th?- annual conference of the1
B nal B'nth in New York Sunday'
"The American people should profit
by the .lews' example of love of liberty ?
and love of guaranty of rights and
equality and by their intensity oY
'The American people will have
to be educated over again in lessons
of liberty and w:l! have to be taught
the real value of the rights we now
have and the restraints under which
we enjoy them."
"Tolerence does not exist in other j
countries as in our own. but we must I
kr.ow that tolerence in this country,
will have Us beneficial effects all over
the world. The attitude of the Amer?
ican people on that subject cannot but
bring about a better condition."
When we wrote the peace treaties 1
with England and France I bad a i
dream that we had taken a long step i
toward universal peace, but after:
negotiating these treaties I awakened
H is bound to come, because progress '
in this direction can not be defeated, j
I hope on in spite of this nightmare the '
Senate gave me."
"The Jewish character and the.
Jewish philanthropies are the most
nearly perfect because the people of,
the race stand together that the race
Past Talkers In the House.
"Whether it is due to the age or
somet hing else, it is a fact that members
of the House of Kepreeentatives have
increased the average speed at which
they talk during proceedings of the .
House approximately 2? per cent."
remarked Sam H. Gray, of Pennsyl-1
vania. one of the House corps of:
stenographers. "I do not mesn to:
say that ths maximum speed limn has
been increased, but fully fifty men in
the House now talk at a high rate of;
speed where one reached the maximum
? few years ago. When 1 went on the i
floor, succeeding the late David Wolfe
I.'rown as a reporter, there were only
two or three members who talked so
rapidly that the stenographers bad to
put in their best licks to keep up with
,them. , -
"Former Representative <'harl*s j
Littlefteld.of Maine, had the reputation
of being the fastest talker in the House
when 1 went to work there. His
average for four hours on one occasion
was 1st words a minute. Cntll Mr.
: Eittlefleld ntered Congress the record
was held by Henry I". Johnson, of
I Indiana, and the latter was the only
man. I am told by my associates, who
talked so fast that a doubls check was
necessary; that is. two stenographers
taking him at the ?.ime time.
"In the present House there are
several men who talk almost as rapidly
ae Mr. Johnson talked, notably Mr.
Martin of South Dakota and Mr
Murray .of Massachusetts. Others
exceed Mr. I.tftielleld The average '<
speed, however, while much greater)
than If used to be. is not more. I shouid
say. than ISO words a minute. Some
members talk as slowly as ?0 words a
"The best stenographer the House
ever knew, perhaps, was the late An?
drew Devlne. Nobody ever knew
how fast Devlne could writ* shorthand
That he could reach a speed of mt
words a mn.ut* is beyond <<<>"-?
He is the only man I ever heard of who
could get far behind a speaker and
catch up without the least difficultv
He eras known to follow a man 1*0
to UV words beh'nd and catch up with
him. But Devins was a marvel."?
to-day would probably nut Car-tain
Oar One Living He-".
I Clark, who brought the Oregon around
the Horn, at thr head, bee aus? he did
Just that one picturesque thing?and
kept hie mouth ahut Of the other naval
Commander?, not one got away without
Sampson was lampooned because of
hie cold order to Schley. "Report your
casualties." and his sentimental tele
8ram to McKinley, presenting: that
- panish fleet as a ''Fourth of July gift."
Sampson was charged will' irritating
Sherman who gave Atlanta to Lincoln
as a Christmas gift, and it was pointed
out that presents are not given on the
Fourth of July, though they are at
Rchley's life was made a burden be?
cause of his famous loop at Santiago.
The public seem to forget the fact that
the Spanish fleet was totally destroyed,
while it puzzled about the loop ana
wondered if Schlev was afraid.
The land heroes. Shafter. Roosevelt
and Miles, fared no better. Miles's plo
nic through Porto Rico is not forgotten
yet. while Shafter's hammock has out?
lived his vlctorv, and Roosevelt's charge
up San Juan Hill is tainted by eatircal
Oeorge Dewey. the hero of Manila,
bore himself so weli while on his quarter
deck that oalamny seemed baffled. Rut
the minute Dewey came ashore, the
sharpshooters got him. His petulant
two days' candidacy for President, and
the Dewey house scandal were the am?
munition. But Dewey revovcred him?
self, pulled out of politics, satisfied the
public that had subscribed for the house,
got his admiral's flag from Congress,
and lives to-day a modest, quiet hero.
He is on the Navy active list at seven
ty-flve because the act that made him a
full admiral forbade Involuntary retire?
ment fie is heard from only once a year.
On his birthday, which cornea near
Christmas, he is interviewed on his
health, and makes some sage remarks
about keeping away from late banquets
Dewey has deserved his place and holds
it with dignity and decorum. Except for
one flickering "break." he has done well.
The brickbats of a republic scotched^
but didn't kill him.? Minneapolis Jour?
Voice of the People
Dr. Ryland Knight's Oood Wishes.
To the Editor of The Times-Dispatch t
Sir.?The confusion incident to mov?
ing has delayed mv writing to express
mv grateful appreciation of your graci?
ous editorial of December .*! with re?
gard to my leaving Richmond. I
greatly enjoyed my life and work In
Richmond, and found much Inspira?
tion in the people with whom I came
in contact there. If I could help a
little I was moie than repaid.
With every good wish for the
splendid old city and for The Times
Dispatch. I am.
CTarksville. Tenn . January 21.
Burial Place of Washington
Please tell me where th<- body cf
Oeorge Washington is "><u1ed.
JA MBB JONES.
In the family tomb at Mount Vernon.
Real Estate Dealer. ?
Is it ne essarv for a dealer In real
estate to have any sort of leg*! permitf
SB) C. B. OREKN
He must pay his license tai and get
Notional State and City Bar.
tmrUxyoa to open an Kanm%eiihm
subject to check or at intarett
in its Savings DcpaM tlimit ???<
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