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MATHEWS. C. H.. VA- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912
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BAY MAY BE NEAR WHEN THERE
WILL BE Ni PUTTING TO DEATH
The Religious Herald this week
prints the following timely editorial,
which 1? from the pen of Dr. R. H.
Pitt, the editor:
On Putting ?to Death.
The recent discussions in the n< ws
papers and the preoccupation of the
public mind with the noted offender?
in the Carroll county tragedy and
their impending doom, together with
a somewhat wholesale conviction of
the murderers of Roseuthul, the gam?
bler, in New York city, not to men?
tion a number of other legal execu?
tions in our own State and else?
where?all these have set people to
thinking and inquiring concerning the
whole question of capital punishment.
Indeed, the yet larger subject of puni?
tive Justice in general is one that
ought to be sympathetically and in?
telligently studied by all good citizens.
That some element of vindictive
ness of vengeance lies at the root of
all punitive Justice there can be little
question, in unorganized society the
individual avenged his own wrongs or
else some near kinsman undertook the
task. As society developed and the
State emerged, government- laid Its
restraining hand upon the avenger
and undertook itself the task of pun?
ishment. Perhaps the philosophy of
I this Is simple. The State undertakes
| this task before the State can better
perform it. That, doubtless, is one
ground for the transfer of this func?
tion from the individual to organized
society. Moreover, the personal wrong
is seen to be a wrong against society
us well. Indeed, in the larger view,
the chief injury is done to organized
This would seem to be the
A. B. C of the matter. It is worth
while to note, in passing, that puni?
tive Justice begins with the notion of
vengeance. ThiB, however, is not all
of it. There is also the element of
reparation. In some way, if possible,
the wrongdoer must pay his debt to
society. He Is no longer a freeman,
.but by his own wrong act has en?
tered into servitude to the society
which he has damaged. Yet another
consideration which enters into puni?
tive Justice is the security, the safety
of society. '-lence the wrongdoer is
In many insta, -ts segregated from the
public, conf.ned within a given space,
deprived of freedom of personal move?
ment and contact, shut out from all
ordinary pursuits of life, that his bad
example may not spread itself like
an immoral contagion. Yet another
element that enters Into the matter
of punitive Justice is its deterrent ef?
fect upon others. The theory is that
if the wrongdoer is promptly and se?
verely punished for his misdeeds.
then the man who is tempted to do
wrong will often be deterred by the
apprehension of a like fate.
In modern times stress has beer
laid upon y??t another feature of purl
ut?*ti<*?'. namely, the reformator>
tl.-nicnt. Those who insist upon this
maintain that if by the segregation of
the criminal, by humane treatmem
of him. by seeking to show him th?
wronj-ness of his course, he can h?
made worthy of restoration to society
this will he the best possible disposi
tlon to make of him.
Now, in view of this rough-and
ready analysis of the notion Of puni
tive Justice, does the taking of life ??:
the State In cases of extrem?* wrong
doing better meet the n< . ? .??-iti. s o
:> and better accomplish the pur
poses of punitive Justice than an:
Othat form of puniBhment administer
red by the State?
Those who believe in the penalty of
death as a punishment for certain
forms of crime have at any rate the
argument of antiquity. Indeed, the
idea of capital punishment seem?, as
someone has aaid, "a part of the
primal concepts of the race." Yet
the first murderer, Cain, was not exe?
cuted for his crime; but a mark was
set upon him to guarantee bis safety.
The first divine word in favor of the
death penalty is found in the sixth
verse of the ninth chapter of Genesis:
"Whosoever shall shed man's blood,
his blood ?hall be shed." Among the
J. \\s capital punishment was a fea?
ture of their criminal code and was
prescribed for many offenses, such as
murder, wilful assault upon parents,
cursing a man's father or mother, man
stealing, etc. The ancient Greeks also
had the death penalty, administered in
the case of freemen by poison; crimi?
nals of low social grade were beaten
to death with cudgels. Among the
Romans there was a variety of meth?
ods of inflicting death, among them
crucifixion. In England, during the
reign of George the Third, Blackstone
"It is a melancholy truth that among
the variety of actions which are daily
liable to commit, no less than one hun?
dred and sixty have been declared by
act of Parliament to be felonious with?
out benefit of clergy; or, in other
words, to be worthy of instant death."
We can hardly believe the records.
The English law in the reign of George
the Third "provided that a person con?
victed of treason of any kind should be
drawn or dragged to the place of exe?
cution; that in case of high treason,
affecting the king's person or govern?
ment, the person convicted should be
disembowelled while still alive, be?
headed, and his body divided into four
quarters." On the ground that these
dreadful penalties would prevent
crime, executions were almost in?
variably public and vast throngs at?
Great changes have taken place in
public opinion concerning the whole
matter. The number of offenses pun?
ishable by death has been steadily di?
minishing. It would seem to be true
that the makers of the law^-jiscovered
that the extreme severity of punish?
ment did not produce the desired
effect. On this ground, in part, we
must account for the fact that the
whole tendency has been towardfth.
reduction of capital offense? andr to?
ward the private execution of( the
death sentence. ^?W
The conflict between the advocates
ami the opponents of the death penalty
still goes on. At the present time most
K"v ernment8 of the earth inflict the
death penalty. It has been abolished
in Italy, Holland, Belgium, Portugal.
Roumanla and most of the Cantons of
Switzerland. It ha? also been discon?
tinued In Michigan, Rhode Island,
?nsin, Iowa and Maine. Colorado
abolished It in 1897. but as a result
of a lynching outbreak in 1900, it
was restored in 1901. In Russia death
is inflicted only for treason and mili?
tary insubordination. It has l-illen Int?
practice] disuse In Finland and
Tlu-se facts, pathere.l from v-mou*.
sources, may be of Interest to readers
of the Herald. Later on we hop?- t?
make some attempt to comment upon
them and to interpret them.
MASK TWAIN A POOR SPECIMEN
AND POET LONGFELLOW, TOO
Here are some of the opinions,
literary and otherwise, of Frank
Harris, English editor and Shake?
Emerson is one of the six great
writers of English literature. He
is the only "crowned' king of
Mark Twain Is one of the poor?
est specimens of the man of let?
ters to be found anywhere.
Laongfellow goes along with
Kipling is a genius who really
stopped his output at fourteen.
He has done nothing worthy in
his late work.
George Bernard Shaw is an
abler man than any cabinet min?
ister within my recollection.
Arnold Bennett is an able man
enough, but how could any man
attempt to describe New York
after a four days' visit? For the
rest, he is making ?10,000 a year.
I have been a lawyer in Amer?
ica, a Journalist in England and a
hotel keeper in France. Those
are the lowest stages of existence
possible in those three countries.
"I have been a lawyer in America,
a journalist in England and a hotel
keeper in France. Those are the low
t?st stages of existence possible, re?
spectively, in the three countries
That's the way Frank Harris, the
English editor and Shakespearean
critic, introduced himself to inter?
viewers yesterday, with a ?mile which
indicated that he had rather enjoyed
Mr. Harris has come over here to
give lectures on Shakespeare and
other topics, and arrived Monday on
the George Washington. He is under
the management of Arnold Daly, the
actor, who himself holds a few rec?
ords. The interview was in Mr. Daly's
apartment, 471 Park Avenue. As one
coming straight from Ixindon it may
be noted that Mr. Harris wore a sack
coat and trousers of mixed gray, a
waistcoat of dark green, a blue-and
white polka dot butterfly tie and tan
shoes with half cloth uppers. \
Mr. Daly, who assisted at the In?
terview, wore pajamas (not silk), a
dressing gown and bathroom slippers.
Praise for Bernard Shaw.
I Mr. Harris 1? a short, stocky man
with ? heavy dark moustache. His
voice K deep and melodious, and es?
pecially so when he talks about
Shakespeare. For it is as a Shake?
spearean critic that Mr. Harris is best
He has been editor of the Saturday
? Review, of the Fortnightly Review
; and of Vanity Fair; he has written
novels like "The Bomb" and "The
Modern Idyll" and short stories like
"Montes," but of these will say little
when he can talk about Shakespeare
and his book, "The Man Shake?
speare," which created a furor two
"It was I," he said, "who showed
to the ?"nglinh people Shakespeare
tihe man. The English would have
film ffolng. the great poet, to end hi?
djays in Stratford, a fat, easy-going
citizen. They would have sent thi?
rrian who vtu shrieking .with Timon
nr,id ranting with Lear into contented
"I showed them that he went to
Stratford a broken man, with the
irn+u*t passionate love story in the
llow Mr. ?lurria prov?ad thi? 1? an?
other st hie theory that Shake?
speare's real .?_"?? wa? Mary Fitton of
Elizabeth Court brought on a contro
wlth Bernard Shaw. Shaw wrote
a play called "The Dark Lady of the
Sonnets," and Harris promptly ac
cvaad Shaw of plagiarism, and the
battle was a hot one in literary cir?
But that does not prevent Mr. Har?
ris from saying that Shaw is th?. best
journalist in England today, and he
"Shaw is an abler man than any
cabinet minister in office today or
within my recollection. Cheek, bluff
and the capacity to oeat the best man
of the moment ie all that put Balfour
or Lloyd-George or Minister Churchill
in the cabinet. On the other hand, a
journalist like Shaw must write
against the best men of all ages?apd
journalism is the worst ^paid profes?
sion in the world."
From journalism to literature Mr.
Harris skippe?! easily.
Mark Twain Poor Specimen.
"Your Emerson," he said, "i3 one of
the six great writers of English?the
only 'crowned king' of literature you
have. The six are Shakespeare, Ba?
con, William Blake, Browning, Dar?
win and Emerson. Mark Twain is the
poorest specimen of the man of tetters
known, and Longfellow goes along in
"Kipling had genius, but he stopped
growing at fourteen. His stories never
got beyond that stage of development.
Arnold Bennett Is an able man. But
how could any man attempt to de?
scribe New York after a four days'
visit? For the rest Bennett is making
?10,000 a year."
Mr. Harris was a war correspond?
ent in the Turko-Ruaslan war of 1878.
He sees crushing defeat for the Triple
Alliance if it should come to blows
with the Triple Entente.
Mr. Harris, who is about fifty-six,
was In this country between the ages
of fifteen and twenty-two. He was
a cowboy in the Rio Grande region and
drove his cattle to Kansas City. Then
he studied law and was admitted' to
the bar. Incidentally he was reporter
in Chicago and wrote such a thrilling
story of a fire he didn't see that he
lost his job.
The first lecture. "Shakespeare As
Friend and Lover." will be given at
the Lyceum Theater on December 8th.
His last book, "Shakespeare's Wo?
men," has just been published by
Mitchell Kennerley. Mr. Karris was
a special correspondent for the World
at the coronation of George V.
Swifter Than the Wind.
A near race riot happened In a
Southern town. The negroes gathered
in one crowd and the whites in an?
other. The whites fired their revolvers
Into the a'.r and the negroes took to
their heels. Next day a plantation
owner said to one of his men: "Sam,
were you in that crowd that gathered
"Did you run like the wind, .Sam?"
"No, sir. I didn't run like the wind.
1 I didn't. But I passed two nig?
gers that was running like the win?*."
Kndcavortng To Be Polite.
"Look out down there!" yelled.' Pat,
after a heavy beam had fallen from
the sixteenth story.
"What's the use looking out .now?"
called a man who had narrowly es?
caped being crushed.
"There mayn t be anny usej but I
thought you might be provoked If I
didn't notice it."?Judge's LibFary.
ATTACK ON GIRL
RENAINS A HY5TER
I'lci.diiig guilty, through bis
counsel, t*> tlie charge, and ap
pnicutly wislilng to hush the raer
up. Henry Allen, a married man,
paitl a tint* <?r $20 and costs In
Police ( onrt Thursday morning for
publicly attacking a young wo?
man, who refused to divulge her
iiaiiit* to the police, at Ninth und
Broad fStreets last night. Attor?
ney FLovensteln represented A!l?-n.
Upon tin? instant the case was
called Mr. "Lovenstcin hurried up
to tlie bar and exclaimed. "We
"\N hen a man pleads guilty to
a charge there is usually some
thing mure than Is. churged be?
hind it.'* Justice Crutchfleld ex
plain?-?!. **I am suspicious."
The young woman In the case
was not present In court. Justice
?Crutcliliehl was not disposed to go
Into the case without the young
woman, but finally decided to ac?
cept the plea of guilt. A fine of
$20 was iiii(M>st?tl on Allen.
*'\Ve are satisfied,"' Attorney
I>et?*?-iivc Sergeant ?lohn _*.
Wiley test i lied that he and De?
tectives < .onion I*. Smith and
Charles W. Atkinson were stand?
ing In front of the Richmond
Hotel alMkiit 11 o'clock, when a
pcdt?strlaii hurried up to them
and explained that a white man
was attacking a young woman on
Broad Street. When the officers
reached the scene Allen had hold
?if the young woman's throat with
his left hand, while he flourish?.??.!
a knife in bis right. According
to B*tM?f**ctlve Wiley, the man wa>
threatening to cut her "d?
throat." Before tlie officers
forced tlie man to relea-te his
hold upon the girl he seized a
feather muff that was about her
iicek and tore it.
The girl. together with a wo?
man eompnnlon. ran front the spot
iiiirihvvanl along Ninth Street and
wer?? pursued by Detective Atkln
?.??i*.. They hurried Into SQ-IH
Kast "Leigh Street, where, when
followed by the detective, they ad?
mitted they lived. but. when
questioned by Atkinson, refused to
give their names. Allen's victim Is
about nineteen years old, and is
said to be pretty. A handbag.
vvhi?-h she dropped in her night,
bore the name "Nell." This wit-.
r?i'c<?veretl by one of the officers
and returned to her. The girl
would assign no reason for Allen's
conduct, nor would she prefer a
According to the police, the girl
had attended the performance at
tlie Bijou Theater. Allen, It ap?
pears, waited ?nitsltle for her.
and, vvht ii she emerged, he fol
l??vv???l tn* Ninth and Broad, where
lie Mappe?- lier. ?Mit? tiirne<l and
vva*- <ni tin* eve of leaving Allen,
when he clutched h??r lirst by the
wrist and afterwards by the
throat. The s?peums of the girl
attracted the attention of others,
who hurried up. Would-be rc?>
??uers kept a safe distant-?-, how?
ever, as Allen was brandishing the
knife in the air and daring any?
one to come within reach of him.
It was at this juncture that a
t iioughtful bystander i?cmciiibert*d
having seen officers at Ninth and
?'race Streets, and went in quest
The police have no information
OS to what led Allen to make the
attack on the young woman.
Allru, nft?*r hin arrrnt last ulKht.
**"?'?? huxtlcd Into ih?? poll???? patrol
?nd taken to th? Kfrat Station.
whrrr he wa? locked up for the
nlKht. He had been drlnklna- HI?
<*oiiuMel aricuril thin In extenuation
brf.irt* JuKllic frutcbtlcld today.
Detective Wiley, In reply to a
<i lient Ion from the lawyer, ?aid that
Ihe acruard ?vim ??very murk" un?
der the InOuetioe of *.?rlit*ake>.
A charier of beln?-; drunk and din
orderly lian entered nanlnMt him.
JuMtlee ('i-utehHeld thin mnrnfnr
wan on the point of ??hanteln?' the
chara? to a??autt, ?nhem Allen pled
unlit> to the flrat charge.
Allen II*.en la Fulton. He 1? aald
to have three children. HI? >vtfe.
It I? understood, la ?ulna; him for
The boardtn?,- lionne ?t *"? hloh the
?.on UK ?to m an la ?taylnn; la conduct?
ed by W. E. Ila??.
A Role That Worked Hoth Way?.
When he had carefully examined the
shoes the physician liad brought in
for repairs the German cobbler handed
them back, saying: 'Dem shoes ain't
worth mending, doctor."
"Very well, Hans." said the doctor;
"then, of course, 1 won't hav?* anything
done to them."
"Veil, but I sharge you feefy cens
??Why, wha for?"'
"Vy, when I came to see you de udder
day you ?barged me free dollars for
telling me dot dere ain't noddings der
matter mit ?ne."
XEW ORLEANS, LA.? Special. The
300 sailors and officers of the fourth
division of the Atlantic Beet will eat
their Thanksgiving dinner here.
Headed by Keur-Admiral Fletcher's
flagship, th? Minnesota, the ?hips en
t. red i In? Delta of the Mississippi today.
They will remain h? i ?? ? week.
Our Most Crowded Street.
The supreme sensation of the East
Side is the sensation of its astoundd
ing populousness. The most populous
street in the world?Rivington Street
?Is a sight not to be forgotten. Gom
j);:it?l to this, an up-town thorough?
fare of crowded middle-class flats in
the open country?is an uninhabited
deaert! The architecture seemed to
it humanity at every window ano
door. The roadways were often im?
passable. The thought of the hidden
interiors was terrifying. Indeed, the
hidden interiors would not bear think?
ing about. The fancy shunned them
?a problem not to be settled by sud?
den municipal edicts, but only by the
efflux of generations. Confronted by
this spectacle of sickly-faced immortal
creatures, who lie closer than any
other wild animals would lie; who
live picturesque, feverish and appall?
ing existences; who amuse themselves,
who enrich themselves, who very of?
ten lift themselves out of the swarm?
ing warren and leave it forever, but
whose daily experience In the warren
is merely and simply horrible?con?
fronted by this incomparable and
overwhelming phantasmagoria (for
such it seems), one is foolishly apt
to protest, to inveigh, to accuse. The
answer to futile animadversions was
in my particular friend's ?piery: "Well,
what are you going to do about It?"?
Arnold' Bennett, in Harper's Magazine
Brief Sketch of His Life.
William Waugh Smith was born at
Warrenton. Va.. March 12. 1846, be?
ing a son of Professor Richard M.
Smith. His mother's maiden name
was Ellen Blackwsll.
Mr. Smith enlisted in the Confed?
erate army in 1862 and served until
the close of the war. He was twice
wounded in battle. After the hostili?
ties he went to Randolph-Macon Col?
lege, Ashland. Va., where he took the
?A. B. degree In 1871. From 18 71 to
1878 he was associate principal and
principal of Bethel Academy. From
1878 to 1886 he was a professor at
Randolph-Macon College. being
SA>fDS SMITH, St., Prea., J. P. NOTTI NGHAM, V.-Pres. mi Cnsmiw.
THE BANK OF MATHEWS, Inc.
Paii Up Capitol $25,000
MATHEWS C. HU VA.
<t?-?llclts the accounts of firms end IndWIdual? and offers to e*j?-*o*?Msa
??at. ?*.*<*-OTOi**e*atk>D consistent with goed banking
Interest Aliened Oa Serlngs AeeoanU.
Hour?: 9 A. M. to 4 P. M Satuifdaiy?. 9 A. M. to 12 M
elected to the presidency of that in?
stitution in 1886. This position he
held until he became chancellor of
the Randolp-Macon system of col?
leges and academies, which office he
held at the time of his death.
In 1891 Dr. Smith set to work look?
ing to the organization of the Ran?
dolph-Macon Woman'? College here,
which he opened in 1893 with thirty
eight pupils. Today the enrollment 1?
576; the college property Is valued at
$500.000 and the school Is known as
the "Vasaar of the South." nearly all
of which has been accomplished
through Dr. Smith's efforts.
Dr. Smith was one of the best
known educator? of the South. Dr. E.
A. Alderman, president of the Uni?
versity of Virginia, once said of him
that he had done more for education
in the South than any one other man
within ii?r? borders. He was a prom?
inent member of the Virginia Con?
ference of the Methodist Church, a
leader in the Virginia Anti-Saloon
League and' served one term of four
years in the Lynchburg City Coun?
cil. Dr. Smith was also an author
of note. He wrote several books,
tracts, magazine articles and numer?
His health began to fail a year ago.
He spent three months in Southern
California and took several coastwise
ocean trips, but little good came of
these. Upon his return it was ap?
parent that his malady ( Bright'? dls
? i was bringing him rapidly to his
Dr. Smith was a warm personal
friend of President-ele?t Wilson, and
one of his last rational acts was to
send him a warm congratulatory tel?
egram upon hearing the results of
Tuesday's election. He was a mem?
ber of Rlvermont Avenue Methodist
t'hurch, and frequently supplied pul?
pits In the city and State.
Dr. Smith >-ave hi.? life for the Wo?
man's Coll?'K<-. working until a few
ago for less than many pro?
fessors receive in other schools of the
_ . .e, and only taking an increase in
salary when it was forced upon him
by his executive committee.
lie was twice marrie?!. His second
wife, who was Miss Murion Love How
ison. of Alexandria, Va., survives him
Th? ?couple were married January '27
In Lynchbur?*;. where he spent th?
last twenty years of his life. Dr. Smitl
?ras beloved and respected in no smai
degtee. All Lynchl.urg mourns hin
'.?may for he was one of her firs
citizens and a man who had don?
much for the city.
I WITH THE EDITORS \
Once we said of an industrious man
that he wcrkcd like a Turk. Hereaf?
ter, we will say of the lllmfianimed
one that he has been worked like a
Ettor, Giovannlttl and Caruso are
"not guilty." Still we can manage our
own affairs over here without the
guidance of their tine Italian hands.?
Newport News Times-Herald.
A Philadelphia gas expert has mar?
ried a chorus girl, according to a news
item. Did he meter In New York??
They are talking now of farming
with brains, which, we take it, is an
improvement on the old way of farm?
ing with a crick in the back.?Ablng
Probably Jack Johnson would not
have compared himself to Napoleon
if he had stopped to reflect that Na?
poleon is also a "dead one" now.?
The goose that laid the golden egg
is a back number when compared with
the American hen with her annual
output worth 13.000,000,000.?Warren
Dr. Wiley, the food expert, says it
is better to be a Steer than a man.
that stock cars are fumigated while
Pullmans are not. We presume there
is no objection to the doctor riding
in a fumigated stock car if he so de?
"Did it ever occur to you," asks the
Atlanta Journal, "that nearly all your
mistakes are self-made ?" Sure-! But
our first purent on the paternal side
besan the custom ?>f "blaming it on"
somebody else, and the habit has long
since become so chronic with man
that he just can't resist it. That's all.
It is impossible to Judge a politician
by the company he keeps; you seldom
see him with the same bunch twice.?
"YOU GIRLS! BRING
A MAN WITH YOTJ"
t***HICA*0O, Special?-Tlie ?co-eds of
Northwestern I'niversity were urged
by President Harris in his chapel ad?
dress Thursday to go out in the by
ind hedges during their Thanks?
giving vacation and drum up students
for the school.
"This school needs more men," he
said'. "You girls can get them. When
you come back bring a man with
you?each of you.
Giggles were heard in all parts of
"That's just what I mean," he said.
"The freshman class is going to be
short of men. You know where to
find them." More giggles.
"Your home town is the place to
find eligible young men to make up
the freshman class." continued the
president. "Hunt them up, talk to
them, bring them with you."
"We'll Just hunt up every ?tray
man in Illinois and make him go to
Northwestern if he isn't too big!"
Dr. M. S. FOOTER
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