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M.rtMla;., February 4, 191.1.
tlUt SI I'fKKM'H \Vtl \I>MK\T.
A -i--n:flcant chapter In the 11fof ?
11 public >ii written yesterday. ^
.'ration Of tne sixteenth
? .. :.t to the federal Constiru
> a voluntary sutrend,er by the I
- (i th< Federal government Of I
:' th. most valuable of inherent'
Si ,:? r IghtO?? that of levying a tax
t ? ia earns a. Federalism has effected
. ?? < a< r,,ai hinent upon :h)e di
i In - ling domain of State sovereignty. I
? ? itrail ?II <:t of aasjog la the i,a
ii ' got mm* nt there has bean a
,. ?loa of immeasurable importance, j
not ra reaction in favor of the I
powor, which began in the i
? :? en tit amendment, and which was]
U i :'? the fifteenth amendment, i
r - n-'ar the high-water mark In the
addition !<? the national organic law
i > yesterday.
Income nx amendment to the |
a! Coastitntioa enables the Fed?
eral gOVsraaaeBt for the flist time to
? - .md collect a direct tax not in j ,
. :., : ? :i t ??? I he census.
Tha BtatM have transferred to the ,
a donvstie and social power
:..a: it has never before possessed: the
State has stood aside so 'that the j 1
.. y arm of the Federal govern- I '
,? .nay fall upon the citizen of the <
The Federal frovern nie.it is I
clothed w:th primary power to Inquire
Hits the citizen's individual and private ;
nits and to deal directly with him '
in the matter of taxation. The first 1
?Ii \ :: amendments tgi the national ; 1
fiinrtamantal law are all restrictions i
ui'oii the Federal government la favor .
"f the rights of the States, while the ' 1
thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and i
I rti , ;.th amendments are restrictions I i
1 pail tha States la favor of the pon-er |
of the Federal governmen t. The lati- ? ?
tudi;iaria:i scop, of the phrase "from [ ?
whate\er source derived' in tlu
aim-udmciit ratitied by tha State? yes?
terday indl a;- ? In ?hat far-reaching
and r.id. il '.\tent .:s application,
The Stat's. of course, still retain the j
right tu levy and eoljai t Statt- income !
laX'S. but doahte taxation is wholly i
iSr on to tne people, and it is not j
i i ;i it at.y ? unslderablc number!
of the States will impose such a tax j 1
?f> r thj federal government has oc-1'
ptcd the Held, bat no one d?. ?bt that
States have surrendered a rich
source of revenue. Half a million dol- I
j: .-. w.:s collected :n the first year of I 1
?.'.< at'. :: of t???? :i< w State Income1
?*x Wisconsin, and other States , '
? ould ha'v collected far more. The;,
8ftas wh.ch levy i'Kome taxes have. ?
as a rule, L. ea lax in their collection. !
ont the Federal guv. rnmtiit win see to!
l that th,. tax-dodger eooaes to time.
Ear ur.ucr a centra Ii nUn1 system Of col?
lecting taxes such as the nation will ,
av. a;.d such as every State oughl j
ta hgtre, loeai. hsQajeaoei eritl have no: (
weight ? ta? -the :axgath>rer who j j
tWel his continuance la office to hls'|
j ess la se> urlcg proper returns i (
ft ? :individuals. 1
n aaat argument for a national "
tax has b <n ihal :f the Demo- ! ?
UV -j ? revitriOa program i? cza- '
ut-J. s,r:i a deceit In the national |T
? w ii be ereated that only the *
from a nationa! :.< on., tax '
I maaa ap tne '...??. Ft. doubt - >
t'.e r- ? pis ft cm the tax ! '
ffB amount M a vast sum Future.1
ranti ma] -. . the n< w tax upon i'
c-ound af nat:onai ?! Cesaity. It 1
: ? be t- ?? .d that th? PeStral govern- '
?-rtt will provld.. more ? t . en; nn^. . '
baarjF for th collection af tax '
oaa t did f..r out anly ot.o-r na- )
??na! ?? eg fa thai levied it. j
a4 eOnttnoed antfl 1ST!. Th- r. ruen>
shed from year to pear.
?ml . tht fur.rtj
rlthin lb an1 -% . ??vf?
?enth and <.?': ; N ,^ w1j
r attach'd to ti ?
?eaiOVnt. snd rastaVt ag 1 . a?.
? a ihSahhl f:a
I; cannot n? d?r.. - ?
. f f?r ?tal? i'.
?d? jttates of l-a*?. b'jt
? seen waefher tb? F< d -
iv offl mahe as. la th- ?
?i.mpoprh. ?* nation of |ia:>
' ?!r?j.Oment p'ovdtng fo- tb?
pj Fnited staT-a Aesmtar* ai
. peopi. saema certain of ratm-a
y* a> ia? States, ?ad th. Kena ?
Saturday approved a proposed amrnd
melht providing a alx-year term fur the
UFK.MlIM, TRUl ULK I> I HK STEEL
HM S IRV.
The recent sanguinary riot at Ran
Uln. Pa., has more than a local
significance. In reality It se'ms to be
the opening gun In the long-huralded
lonllk't between ?>; ?.?ni/.id labor and
the fnlted states Steel Corporation
Plans have be. n formed for aonie time
by the American Federation of I>alior.
and already steps have been taken
towards the unionization of the mills i
and furnaces Of the Steel Corporation. ?
For Boeocal years the Industrial Work- |
era of the World have also been
preaching their revolutionary doc- '
trines in Wagtail Pennsylvania, and
ha\e b?en urging the steel workers to
strike for better working conditions |
and the recognition of the right to
contract collectively for wage-rates.
Th-./ activity of these radical propa?
gandists imd'Hiht' dlv led* to the deii
sion of the Federation of Lahor to or?
ganize the steel industry. They leal
a tactical advantage, however, aa
compared with the Industrial Work?
ers, when at their recent annual con?
vention they declared against indus?
trial and in favor of .strictly trade
unions. The steel workers, if terra eg
fully organised, nigat be gotten to?
gether upon an In 4 net rial basis with?
out reference to occupations.
As a mattir .if fact, the Catted
States afteel Company has. durin?
rtceiit years, pan! higher rat<s te its
workmen than the independent com?
panies hav. dyne. .Man;, of the inde?
pendents, ho Werve i%"haTa recognized the
unions among employes. This the steel
trust has refused to do. and has been
r-ileatieae in its efforts to disrupt
labor organisation. But the funda?
mental causo> of dissatisfaction among
steel workers in the plants both of
the independents and of the trust is
to be found In the Introduction dur
Ing recent years of improved mechani?
cal devices. The adoption of machine
methods has eliminated the quality of
sikill formerly required of a large class
>f employes, and has resulted in de?
creased rates of paym-nt, and a de- j
elltM in earning ability. It has also |
made possible the employment of n ? t
iarse numher of unskilled aliens from'
Southern and eastern Furope. Ttfree11
immigrant workmen originally lacked) j'
?xperleme and initiative, and were ol , 1
law ' standards of living. After a I
:iumher of years of residence in this j 1
country, their wants and aspirations j J
have advanced, and they are now evi- j 1
Jently attaining to a consciousness ot ; '
their economic condition. The danger '
In the existing situation lies in the '
tendency among this- foreign-horn
workmen, when one- they are aroused,
to follow a leader to any length. Wis?
dom and conciliation will he necessary :
in securln? a perman-. nt adjustment '
of working conditions la the steel in- j 1
dustry without serious trouble.
?"HE r\Mt I'KHII. AT I'll II hi:
'"It might have happened here."
This Is the aotetaa reflection that
must strike every thoughtful person
who reads the story of a panic in a j
Sew York moving-picture theatre
Two crushed to death on the steps, ' '
Ira fatally injured, and a aoora - 1
ru.usly wounded, is the terrible cae- 1
Salty list resultant on a Bteegent s
nlahey to a film. Most appalling is
;he knowledge that the elements r.r
such a tragedy are present in every
picture Bhow in the country.
In this case there was never any real '
langer. The film caught: a m..v. - ?
?eat by the operator to loos., it ranecid J ;i
i short circuit that fir.-d the gelatine; ,
;h? audience was apprised of the aale- ,
iap by the projection on the scre. i, j
>t a few sparks ami a puff of smoke. t
By the quick use of a bucket of sand. . a
Kept for the purpose, ?nd a fire ?-x- j
incuish. .-. the operator ejeo netted !!?.?? ! r
l.izc in a moment Bat a small boy j j
?rled ?'Fire.'- and the damage was done, j
Ol lira were but two exits, and the f
?ushing mob from within Beet the ,]
raitlnir crowd without .\ flicht of
?tcps caused the jam that resulted in j
leath. J t
We l.ctieye that t!.. BtlteCl Ihftioa ?
n Ttltl.mond are BaftgBBldld in all ?
?casonabi.. ways. Bag it is clear t '
he thousands of women and children '
she attend them daily are exios-d to ?
.'?a* and sudden dangers BW4BM of ''
the exits are not on the street level. ?
led aregal heaogeg ihari.el pits wer.- I
several haasesred people t<> attempt t.> r
I -e f.. saf- ty by this means. It is tlka '
for tno or three hundred per- 1
? U Maea In th. < orridors and he- '
' ?? ? ?? .? Aeeca a all lag to % Met for n ? 1
beat ah ? in Haw York, arfcea the '
rrwwd attempted] to eecnga these wait- P
rig lavawgat th-- show was finished '
#ed to th. . r ish bv try int.- t-# '
set m t.. aatajR aawi aaatg Mvtel ,N
|e> gal ... t? p'.s-.ld'ltx ..f I
this HtTr tali lag <??!?'. should he pat ? '
in f< ???? :?' eace. itScaaeewd :: aet eel
? . rataeti ?pan to ?.n^a iiga '
l'-aeoi t ::ie ., i. of roourt in* 1
W. I [. .;. .. ... O I < K ? < - the
r a. M- ? ? .? ? ? ?. ; ? .h.f I., la a
The , .Hiipri' r.l I v.md and extlnaulsh
trs that pit . u! Nrw Tork blaze
iWeSJasfl I" laetl I d M Bet alr?ady lr
pla-e Th? n.-?t nimit- provision]
sa an .s? i r' '? ' ?! Tar rat ion ?s II1
bring the pagajBt !? aWBetg that th?re i
Is email dang- r tWl Bad) go tn< teatta i ?
s H I eeitr?>l and re.) ,, . ?.,, ,) ,, s . , ,
:i.hdd< tied r\.-: t- what Is t|,....
? flrr-tiap The p|. tur. hoe |v ., mi^I ' ;
par! <f p'jbllt in iiv ??). v i 1
It is vital. It must be mad. '
I aUlM *l W ?? HIM . ,,\.
?mas Tagvart I ?rrnor ? ?t ii
I ? ??mtnltteeman from It i.
r,4l*i'?led l?rmo? ratt- bos
K. I :?*rm lb. t.,|e,
~ a- bine has b?en ...at '
i I m the Inter. ?t? ? '
? Tammany has no'
??fjl it dellveiinc i ? j . |. I I
art la Indiana. Marnhv .? ?. ?
and rtniBvaa la ChRag
ii?, m.m ??mm? ' < ?Humvlrate
"Tho Taggut: machlna" h?W not be?n
?horn of an ounc? ?f l?? power; It op
erat?? with as snueli p rectalem and ef?
fectiveness to-day as It ever did. Th?
State admlnisnatloti is bound to Tag?
gart: every cog la It was put into place
Yet there BOS beoa a change. It Is
the corporatl.-ns which now denounce
the "Tuggurt I ??hil ? ." white the peo?
ple of the LtootaV St.tie are lauding
It. The roveraaJ Ii ?lue t.? the fact
that "Tom" Tagt-irt ngg ?*?" * great
tight?as th.- BockV Mountain New?
paints bias, "when oaoa ha was the
Saul ?f Reaction, he I? now the Paul
of Progressively nt " H? is no longer
a servant of the corporations, but a
servant of th. people. I" cause he would
ho chief over then Me has shifted
his legislativ, alignment; his program
of ultra-conservaUsH has hOOB cast
asld. for a program of practical rad?
Tho w. rd haa ?Tema out from him
to the legislators oi Indiana that dur?
ing tha pro? nt session they must
enact a drastic public utilities law
giving th. State pi- nary authority over
all pahlic service corpora ft cam, a com?
pulsory u .1? . - . ompratmttooi act,
a direct prlmar) law, an inheritance
tax. the Initiative tl.e referendum and
the recall, a "bl te sky" law to pre
v. nt tin- sgli of fraudulent securities,
and such Increased appropriation for
the state Iverslty as will enable
that Institution t" become a nursery
"A more convincing proof of Tom'
Tatg.irt s Intelligenoa <-.?u Id not have
aooa given. Out of his present allow?
ing of brains it is easy to understand j
how it is tl at ha has been able to ,
iominate his party and his State for
so many years." declares the ltocky
Holling the situation down. Mr. Tag
?art has sense enough to see that "the
Itandpat Jig is up." Instead of at
tempting to sweep back the waves.
ie has made a raft of his broom and
rides high upon the crest of the on?
coming tide. He is a progressive for
i purpose rather than out of convic
:ion. but he Is giving the people the
,.r?ur.-ssive measures that they desire
He still has th. key to the smoke
louse. but he is dealing out fresh red
Boat now Instand of canned fish.
There are a good many more Tag
rarts in tin nation, a good many more
Oho arc about to flop over on the
jeoplc's side. Kiimflammiiig the pco
.le and denying them relief through
.rogrcssive legi station is going out of
'ashion, for the people are tiring of
:he yoke that pulls them backward
list, ad of allowing them to pull thtm
lelves forward. Tha teamsters of to- J
norrow wilt be the Taggarts.
I Hi: Kl 1.im. PAS9IO? AM)
Bl GEN 11 v
"The ruling passion conquers reason :
mil." The latest pi oof of this time- j
S/Orn fact is in the victory of love i
i.ver eugenics In the first fervor of j
shouting "Kugenics" as the new slogan .
that must redeem hum?nitv, the
pseudo-scientist thought he had
-lipped love into the discard as a
?nyth that had been serviceable a few
thousand years, but was now too '
'rayed and frazzled t_p mean anything
teason declared that by just breed
ng right you could make humanity
lower into a sudden perfection. That
vas four years ago. But now the j
vise scientist, whom we may call tl-.
Ceo-Kugenist, already insists that love
s the best guide, and that Nature has
icen working along euc-cnic lines for
mats a long time If two persons
eally love, then they are mates, w hose I
?hildren will be as fine as the time
mil environment permit.
None of the poets have ever been '
ibta to vindicate mow so aamty as
iave the?e eaU acloatlata fli110a by I
he facta Perhaps for the lirst time i
inve they given indisputable validity
o the great passion which men have |
?ayoOV and w-rshiped aMM they
vere men. but whose existence they , '
ould never defend on grounds otl-.er
han confused feelings that seemed as '
nsubstar.tial as ti:e moonlight und
ragrame with which love chose to
leek its riot ting. I <
The BCtOatlfii \i.-w of jove is ;l is
t is the tmitlsa that assures a man I]
hat the ni llir.n-fold qualities af btl
?ody. and hear' and soul, in some way 1
nswer to at. i complement the other
?WIsa-foM ?aalttlea of bis aooasyool j
t is the goiaO ??. mating that will ' j
nean self - realization now. and the '1
oming of a nobler generation bete- 1
.fter. The oM aOsjaahM thouglt that!1
SO could mare people as you do ani- !
aala Bod In altmaahi you seek <??'.. .
or t' e n; ,.r sM or two ,
unities, and these are nlwr>\? bodily <
? i atst; ? aa ... c , niust '
rr.piove -h? t ??n..it?s of the in- '
? virtual, and many <f these are ?In
fvotj Bp it . .1 v. ? _? , humans ,
or Btaa, rOO sag] cet '..alf-idf.-tts. seek- 1
aa ajaw aooa row Bam p semcu nerves. ?*
la matblOWssttca wHi sffat an equati. n i
<> soivt ft.e atwMaaa of a rr.iiion asV
now n q-iar,tities
The-ef\.;?- the eu-er.tsf hts wisely
H en th, sMnd that b foi bidding the ,
inior, < ! certain markedly deficient
, ? .-. on may prevent the propaga
?on ?.f thmaa qualities He Is preach- t
nr a doctrine of neK nr? eugenics. I
b' i . ? |. e.en ted fa?. ta ;
1 ?- ? r, support and I
saatwt ,.v kaoj
? ?? r . old man Winter
* ? .ve- to give us a
I'rln ? ? -
1 Senators favor th*
(tonal * mender en t
ntial term ?ix year* j
I resident Ineligible 1
Se ,stor Swansea. '
? '"^ ?! sposu on "f
lay and who voted
?? 'ore th. roll > all
t ? . oa.,t afj
rodj 'with P>amtsrI
??..?'? and, if I
voted "aye-" an tho
lab stars nsahr a
On the Spur of the Moment
By Roy K. Moultoa
It Para tu lie Polite.
A young man who gave up Iii?
sleeping berth on a Southern rail
: road to an old lady received StO.uUO
? under her will, when ihv died a month
later, all of which lead* me to the
complication of the following rulea:
When a ..c?liy old gentleman steps
upon your corn while climbing into
his aeut at the theatre ami then stands
on it for a minute or two while nod?
ding to an acquaintance in the rear
of the house, do not call him an anti?
quated boiiehead or an ivory beaned
old galoot, but smile upon him gra
. o.usly and offer him the other foot
to step on Make u few pleasant re?
marks about the weather, and ask
after the state of health of his family.
Then to out and buy him a bouquet
of violets and present it to him.
if an old lady with square spec
! ?? ,. (, who looks as though she might
have money, sticks an umbrella point
In your eye. lift your hat politely and
ask her if ehe won't have an Ice cream
If a gentleman in the train piles his
baggage la rear seat while you are
in the smoker, give him a good cigar
and sit on the floor.
If a man runs you clown with an
automobile ami bieaks all of your ribs
ai a oaa of the lamps on his car. send
hiai a aaa lump and a bouquet of
American llaaattaa as soon as >ou are
out of the hospital.
There are thousands of occasions
of this kind of which you may take
advantage, and which may pan out
weil You navat< oga teti just who is
going to tile and leave money or Just
wnom they grg going to leave it to
rial 'he Itickeytllle ? larion.
<>iii highway commissioner, Mr.
Lage Tuld.s. is looking around for a
new traction engine for the township,
but he won t get one unless it has
electric lights and Is a self-starter.
This township does not intend to be
behind any other township in this
State, and nothing old-fashioned goes.
Anse Judson s oatmobile is a self
starter That la?he starts It himself.
''lie of Lean lligglns's sons Is mar?
ried and the other one doesn't have
much fun cither.
\\ 1 oa a feller is a crack billiard
player, it ain't necessary to ask what
he does for a livin'. for he don't do
Every time our constable buys a
tin cup fcr the town pump there is
hints at graft and somebody beHevea
he should be investigated
The Common Coaacil is making
some money fer the town these days
by rentin" out the hook and ladder
to fellers that are tryin' to reach the
high cost of livin' by painting church
Hey. Mugnutt aaya the jrowng people
of the Hard Shell Church have got
to stop writin' love letters la hymn
books and passin' 'em along to their,
sweethearta Some of the old folks
git a hold of 'em oecasionally. and
when they do their singin' sounds
Miss Pansy Tibbitts. our elocution?
ist, la thinkin' some of goin' on the
.-tac<. and the folks around here hope
sie will, as it will take her away
from home a good deal.
Arne HUlilter*a nose is so red that t
it singes his mustache. Arne was
brought up in a drug store county.
About the most appetizin* thing I
kaow is to see a soda clerk with an
apron on that looks like a pirate
l.uke Hlgglaa has got the best oat- 1
mobile in the world, hut he is willing
to sell it at a sacrifice, as he wants
to get a better one.
You cant always Jiglgc the neigh
bar bl the clothes that hung out on
VIEWS OF THE
flufchrrrd the Primary Law.
The press of the State has been ring?
ing these past few days with discus- '
.-:ons of the pr.mary. The burden of
Meat of the opinions Is in favor of the ' '
primary principle. It is w-11 that it ,
;s so. because there is no earthly
propped :!iat the primary will ever
Another prominent note In these?<
I - leeteag is the dissatisfaction with:!
the present pr'n.ary law. It was
originally introduced by Speaker Byrd : 1
and was an excellent measure when :
' 1 : House of Delegates. In ?
t ie Staate, heaagat, it met stubborn '
- ;?? ? ton The mach'ne men. with [j
few'exceptions, were against It. They j
I?' > ;? ? d it in committees as they had j
teaa every similar bill that had b-. n ;
Intreahaced f-.r ten years. Finally, pub-i .
lie i r tic.-in of their strangulation ,
Beet] ods became too warm and they . j
araagttl II etat >f the <-ommitt*e with i
amendments that cut the very heart i
nut of the bill The fr'ends of pnmar- <
leg opposed these am*-ndm*-.ts strong- 1
ly. but the pressure of marhine inftu- I
State was too strong and the amend
m> nts WWra adopted.
The hill w. nt back to the House j
?-h?re the patron repudiated t. 1
The House refused to ?virirur in the >
?mendm-1 nt? and the bill went to con-!.
'? r I ? Tri. Senate conferees were ,
nearly all opposed to p-imary legisla- i t
?- . th< r? was no thing to do but ' \
report a practical concurrence In the j?
Senate- amendments. I |
He agpeel to discus* the details of \
Ut? Bt . I more at length and in 11
rletall herraftyr. It ia an excellent I '
r-xarr.ple of th.- ?toctrine of the machine 1
i-i th Star, that the peopl? j 1
rannnt be trusted with a fair primary,'
tesse s Williams has had hia hair '
t .t and whiskers trimmed, and report
Baa it that h> Is .obout to let the con- !
tract for hav: - k his boots pointed ?
S'.?t thampton Times.
tat eer.anurrahtr I pMraatr.
They may tbe tag reform germ la
spreading ovei the country Jost like
-WELL, TALK ABOUT NERVE! THAT KID EXPECTS ME
TO UNBUTTON MY COAT ON A DAY LIKE THIS."
By John T. McCutcheon.
measles and mump mlcribes.?Har
The Legislation Panacea.
A member of the Minnesota Legis?
lature has introduced In that body a
Mil making it a felony for one woman
te "steal." or otherwise entice, the val?
uable servant girl of another woman.
The next thing we know some legisla?
tor, imbued with the Idea that legisla?
tion is a panacea for all the ills af?
flicting the body social or politic, will
be proposing to make failure to return
a borrowed umbrella or book, within
a given time, a capital offense.?Nor?
Clan a tireat Highway.
Hussell people are greatlv interest?
ed in the building of a macadam road
from Pristol to Hluefield. and this Is
as it should be. We know of nothing
that could possibly be- of more benefit
to Russell than such a road We hope
this county will give it every en?
couragement possible.?Lebanon News
"The Yiclaaltndea of Life."
Who can tell anything *?'???>' the
vicissitudes of life? Dr. William E
Dodson fiveil in thia vicinity. and
?.boat 186?. He left two little orphan
girls. Janette and Marian Being
motherless and fatherless, they were
laken and raised by Mrs Minerva
Barnea, their aunt, and wife of Col?
onel Reps A. Karnes. who lived about
eight miles from here. They died and
the girls went to KnoxviIIe, Tenn.. to
live with their uncle.
In I December last I received an In?
vitation to the marriage of Janette, to
Chief Justice John K. Shields, of the
Supreme Court of Tennesse.
This week Judge Shields was elect?
ed United States Senator from the
State of Tennessee. The other girl.
Marian. I learn, is rich and living in
California. They have many relatives
in this community.?T. D. J. in the
Chase City Progress.
The Wallace Library, this city, has
\ number of bound volumes of sad
i.c-a i.ers published in Virginia <! ir
ing UM Revolutionary period. The
.aluries are well preserved for their
age. and are kept locked up in a glass
ase. but will be loaned to any one
who might desire- to seek information
front the volumes.
One of the papers, under date of
April .">. 1T9!>. sives a very elaborate
?ccount of a fire that caused much
oss to several citixens of this place
i few days prior
The article was taken from the
"lenius of Liberty." published In this,
sity The account is very interesting,
tnd unless on' was familiar with loca
tlona <tf houses and places of business
a] that date, they would he unable to
lilnce where the fire occurred. From
what can he learned from old resi
tents. the fire mast have starter! about '
a here l: I: Puffllngtori's store is at i
present located, and burned the best I
part of the square and several houses ?
>n the opposite side of the street
The library contains many volumes |
>f old records, such as would make |
rery interesting reading for one gatn
?ring i.istorn.il rlata from this sec?
The demand for books In the past
few weeks bao increased In number,
?howing that the library Is a long
felt want to the community.?Fred
Tfce V ntee ?? am lades ta ? haracter.
The voice has a good deal to do with
Ihe atmosphere of a home A rasp?
ing, querulous voice wil have an Ir?
ritating effect upon the whole family,
shlle the even, musical, gad genial
k-olee will promote harmony and cheer
fulness When one thinks of the many ]
olees. some gruff and sorlv. others
shining und snarling, that he hears. 1
rie cannot but pity homes in which
they are dominant Bat. then, on the
other band, there are far more cheer?
ful, sur.rtv. and stimulating voices, and
?a one listens to them he thinks with
gratification of the happlnaaa of the
nome? In whl< h those aame voices pre
rail A passing rrosrl of men or wo?
men at nial t n n> m?v he sited up"
? s accurately by their volcae as If
lhe\ were a flock of fowl of different
l a riet lee
Not ? llv ire voice but verv little
tt it. often sufSeas to betray the ?*>
rlsl ststus as well as tempersmert. ,
"f the speaker, bv the way. If ever
greeted b> some otherwise attractive 1
rnang lad-. with a languid "b-o-r |
?It..,- what impression did tbst make
an yaw?? Northampton Times.
I .as! Mondsv morning a b>y rld? 'i ?
s-1 u a tragedy.
*? automobile, with 'our nf? -iigere.
plunged Into the wafera of Tanner's
Creek Two man and ona woman aa- ;
j caped with their live?; the other, a
woman, waa fished cut of the waters
several hours after the catastrophe
I The woman did not amount to much
in the community. She came from the
class for whom the "wages o fsln" quo
I tatlon has a most Intimate sound No
beautiful pictures can be drawn from
her career; but she had a right to her
Life might not always have been as
sweet to her as it is to others. No
doubt, at times despondency had made
her think that death were preferable
to the existence she was leading: yet
that feeling had not been so strong
as to overcome her.
: the automobile, most probbaly rum
soaked and befuddled, saw looming in
hia path the ! iiliant light of anotnef
'?ar. most probably directed by another
drunken pilot, he los? the little sense
remaining in him and steered into the
Ibis i? nn apysg] la tho Joy riJers.
: themselves, it is an appeal to their
Hundreds of people, not Joy riders,
spin through the country du-intr plca.
ant evenings. To the Jo\ riders, the
imperiling of the lirfns of others Is not
a matter of vast mom-nt. .but ihe Jc>
rider imperils his own life He Jeop?
ardizes the lives of his boon compan
j ions, his chosen friends. In his mad
dash from the questionable r-sorts in
I tJJM city to the equally questionable
resorts at Pine Peach or Ocean View he
OeVHEtta each momen' on tn>; rond as
time utterly wasted. He wants to
cover the distance in Itgfrtgtaig fash?
I Not loinr ago. a ? of Norfolk,
wh??e courage is nnq-ie ;?? tow J an? ur
<, llei t lonalde. backed his car off .he
boulevard in an effort to avoid the
wl ? eis of two racers Vltava d.- mken '
pilots were making that thoroughfare
a thing of terror
He made no lompliint He Know
?here was no redress. in Nor?
folk County. Granting, as the News ,
does, the inevitable logic of this cli?
max, it would have ben HM height t.i
foolishness for this paoer fea have :
made that man's experie-i-e the ba?l?
for an editorial; but this < ase is dif?
ferent?a Joy rider was killed.
Mr. Joy Kider
It Is surely not fair to you thtt this
paper would assume that you are eith?
er a murderous or a suicidal maniac
Ton have human qualities, when you
are not Joy riding; and if is even pos?
sible that you are not altogether cal?
lous when you guide a car that tears '.
great holes in the night.
You do not want to kill: you would :
possibly take some trouble not to Mil.
you surely do not wish to be brought ;
home after the coroner h3d de.'lded ;
that your friends could move you.
Then please, prove that these state?
ments are. more than conjecture You
can do it There is no jjower to make
you do 1L if you will not of your own
volition, for Norfolk County thinks
far too highly of the resorts which
desirable i itizens. but it is worth ?lc
add to the wealth of some of her most
i ig Wo one wants >ou to creep ah-id
the roada. but try not to make each au?
tomobile a potential car of Jue-gei
Rlea?e Real? Hla?.
The reason Tillman hates Blease so
cordially is that Tillman used to he
able to use the strongest language in
South Carolina. Now Bleaee has heat
I , , t t _.\.-.y port N-ws Times-Her
< - > throukt* here are in .-.
1 rtala condition?almost ImpisaabU 'n
j tiates?bwteg to bo much ra'nv weath?
er aid the heavy loa Is beif.g LaulrJ
, o-e.- tl em. rutting then almost la
i ditches?N'omlnl ?.Jrove corespondence,
I Vtrtriala Cltfcua.
A Krai Kreaemy.
President Wilson's decision that
i?er?- shall be no Inaugural ball with
' (hill any popularity he may have with
; official snobs at Washington. It will
. save the people something like tsO.OOO,
' however, which is a matter of more Im?
portance to the public than the display
of Jewels and feminine ftnary. The
I l'res;?ient 1m a i i * r ? j. a
Democrat in conduct as well as In prin
i c i pie ?Peninsula Enterprise
Won't ll?if to "louch" I lira*.
Miss Helen Gould spent only $1.00*
on her trousseau, hut she will not have
? . ?all en either papa or the liusl'md
wf.i!,i she wants a spring outfit?.N. r
I Voice of the People |
t*ala?t Bible Beadlag la Public
To the Kditor of The Timds-Dlspatch.
Sir.?I hope sincerely that the Rich?
mond School Board win rescind Its
rec'tit action requesting the reading
of the Bible in the public schools of
the city. Not to rescind it will be un?
fair to secularist, Catholic and Jew.
and inconsistent with the doctrines
of religious freedom and' equality be?
fore the law and divorcement of
church and State?doctrines for which
the people of Virginia have paid so
dear, and \et not too dear a price.
W C JAH?S.
Pastor f'.rove Avenue Baptist Church.
( oasalt in- in:.<mil Historians.
To she Kditor of The Times-Dispatch:
Sir.?In your "fuery Column, lorn*
few days ago the question. "What wera
' the causes that led up to the war of
'61-'6;*"' was asked. The answer was
most unsatisfactory: Any good his?
tory will tell you." In the 3rst pise*,
where would we find that history that
would do justice to the cause? I have
been hoping each day to find in your
columns some more definite anawer.
, Ab it has not come. I will refer you te
The Times-Dispatch. August 51. 1904.
Judge ?leorge la Christian offered a
gold medal to the boy or girl ? he
would write the best esssy on "Tha
Cause Which Led l p to the War Be?
tween the States " It was awarded
to a Roanoke lad. Maxwell Oordon
Wallace, and Is printed in the paper
uf that date It is a most creditable
ess?\. giving true and concise facts.
Another most < ompreliensive speeoh
at Holl) wood memorial services. July
2. tail, b> Attorney-?;eneraI William A.
Anderson ?also in The Times-Dls
patchi. contains these same facta,
more elaborated on. Both of these
papers are worthy to be in pamphlet
form. I have them in my scrap-book,
snd would be most pleased to lend
(hem to the psrty Inquiring through
your columns, and wish they might
rea. h every one interested in the true
history of the cause we love.
IS H V. RANDOLPH.
President Richmond Chapter. V. D. C.
PIT i HIM ABEL ON YOUR GOODS
National State and City Bank Talks
A SAVINCS ACCOUNT
Which may be opened jn thi* hank with SI or more,
earns 3 j>er cent compound interest, and i* safeguarded by
capital. surplus and stockholder*' liability ot over $2750000,
and by State as well as Federal government supervision.
Interest is paid from the date ot deposit on all savings
remaining in the bank sixty day* or longer.
\N m. II. Palmer. President
John S. Elle?.Vice-President
Wm. M. IHH. Vice-President
J. W. Sinton.Vice-President
Julien H. Hill . Cashier
till East Mam Street Richmond. Virginia