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Catm-d January 17, 1905. nt lh? I-ont OHite ?t
i Richmond. Vm.. a* mutter. * - \ i PUBLISH K.r> every dny In tlie yenr at 10So,iU?,<;n?l> 6?r**t. BleliinonU. Vn.. by the Tlmcii-III*pate hi u h - RMni Co.. Inc.. Charte# K. Heishrook. fcdltor u.id AITOjlESR Al.I. COMMUNICATIONS to The Tiuie? Dl*pntch, mid not to Indlvlduuln. TELEPHONE: Riuulolnh I. Private Branch Kicliance cocuiertlnic with all acpurtmfiitit. . ? SPECIAL ADVERTISING ItKl'ltUSENTATI^ F.S: "?? brook. 8lor.v S llroolm. jnc.. Klfth AJ.V'JJ*'*...i.,!,!,,. In*: >rw York; Mutual I.ifo Kulldiiie. 1 hlludilpiim. Ptopicit' Uus llulldliiR. Clilcaito. WASHINGTON OFFICE: 710 Fourteenth Street. N. W. j RrnfiTRirTION" KATES IN' ADVAN'f K J'J Jl? 'In' Dally nn?l Siindny. one vmr, Sfi.OO: <i .V'Vu l.nlv onp S month*. $1.10: I nii.nlli. ti.". centb. !??> ""''""J jrar. $4 00; 0 month*. SJ.00: .? month*. ? month. 85 tent*. Sunday only, one > < a1". ...00, month*. SI.00: :? month*. .">0 rent*: I month. ..? tent*, nv f/ir \ t c \ KKIFK SICK Vl( Kt Dii'ly ivitli 16 ccnil " ?>"?> without Sunday. 10 cent* a nrrk: SMinday only. .? oeiittt. If our friend* who favor ok with manuscript* ?in?I ? llluatralIon* for publication ?Uh to have reje.?r,J ^ tide* returneil they must In all ufcc* send Mann for that purpose. TlintSDAV. JANUAKV 20; 1SM6 Tribute to Volunteer Plan A^NOIWCKMKNT in tho House of Com mons. Dii behalf ot the Hritish go\ein nicnt. that ihc measure of partial conscription ; now on its way to passage will provide all the additional men necessary to assure allied success in the war with Germany, is. in its way, a compliment and a tribute to the volun tary enlistment system. Admittedly, the con scription bill will provide less than 200,000 men^ If tho War Secretary is in a position to say in advance that these will answer all his needs, voluntary enlistment could not have been much of a failure. Watch the Saloniki wires. One or the. bit; fights of the conflict is imminent, one which may restore the old pronunciation of the city'8 name. | Commission Government's Progress THE TIMES-DISPATCH urges on its read- l ers earnest consideration of the series of j articles on commission government in cities, j written by Frederic J. Haskin, and now ap- j pearing on this page. The articles are in a ! popular vein, and arc lively and entertaining. | as well as intrinsically valuable. They trace j the progress of modern municipal govern- ; ment in many widely separated communities | and show its almost invariable success. The Times-Dispatch does not subscribe to all of Mr. Haskin's conclusions, but the great ( lesso^n the articles teach cannot be escaped, j * It is that American cities are demanding ef ficiency in the transaction of their business and obtaining it through simplicity in organi zation and centralization of power and re sponsibility. Creeks and rivers in Indiana have over flowed. destroying cornfields and doing other damage, reports the Indianapolis News. Per haps the Fairbanks presidential boom lots broken loose. Kinincnt Domain for lliubua.t t <iiiiini?*ioii WOitTin of serious thought is the recom mendation of State Highway Commis sioner Coleman that the right of eminent do main, for the purpose of opening and im proving State roads, he conferred on the State Highway Commission. Under the pres ent laws, land may he condemned for roads in particular localities under the direction of the courts. But that right i> confined strictly to county purposes, and may he exer cised only by seiting in motion cumbersome machinery. It may well be. in pursuance of the policy of centralizing and extending the road-bnild ing authority of the State, that some such ! power as that asked for bv the State Highway Commissioner, would, if properly guarded, redound eventually to the benefit of the whole State, as well as of particular section-; and counties. A. ' t. The Republican clubs of Indiana will go to Chicago, headed by calliopes and wear coon akin'.caps. The latter will keep the ears of the boomers from being frostbitten by the Fairbanks freeze. If Wilson Takes the Stump IT is reported that President Wilson will , 1 tour the country in advocacy of prepared ; n?69. Such a tour would mean a great sacri [ lice to a man whose time is as important as - the President's, but the effort may be neces sary to awaken the nation to its- perils. No advocate would be so weighty as Mr Wilson. Not'only would he speak with the authority of one Intimately conversant with the facts, but also with the charm and power of a great speaker. Few men in public life ? at present can present r case more effectively : than Woodrow Wilson \ series of speeches J in centers where preparedness !s not yet ac J cepted would go it long way towards Insuring i the success of the policy which the President. has so patriotically upheld From the latest dispatches il seems likely ',r that the President will addict the General Assembly of Virginia on this all important J subject. It is certain that nowhere will he ? be welcomed more warmly, and he may feel - assured of a sympathetic and cordial hearing of his plans for the welfare of the nation The Ford peace board announces thai it '? will Call before it the greatest mil. ! Tin re J' are no greatest minds after t| <? Ford party 1 They represent all <?f lit? decrees oi tper ? greatness, l.et tin Fords proceed Walk More and Have l.esv c obi \ IN the precautionary bulletin ar.amst grippe ' 1 and pneumonia, recently ;--,ied by :h< 5 Richmond Health Department, many of the ' old precepts are con.-picuously absent In their stead is found a Mst o: things to v.o and thingb not to do. which are all based on that sound common sense <? :t inspires niod ?; em medical treatment and prevention. \ The department necogni/?s that some of P' its suggestions may be carried or.' only ? a - 5' far as possible," as it <)uallf;es them It is . impossible altogether to avoid ? n .>,|ed. badly <t ventilated places, and it is difficult not to bt \'i thrown in more or less close contact with persons who are sneezing or coughing. Put wviuy of its simple and comparatively few . r^w'?roings may he observe <1 without incon 1 venlence. fl 'Air and more air hus been preached by iliis 1- newspaper several limes This irt strepsed in the bulletin by more than one mention of its >?3.' ' ?' necessity. Plenty of air in the bedroom may be Iiaii liv everybody. Regular bathing liartlly needs mention. One wise 1> it of advice. however. warrants special notice: the i habit of walking Too many busy men ami hurried vvotm>n neglect ibis. Hu? first of all exercises. Walk to and from school, or place of business, il the distance is short, and. at any rate, walk the last few Mock?, says the Health Department. Lack of time is the chief reason lor the failure of many persons j to take a sufficient amount of that simple exercise. If these could he brought to realize that a few minutes' earlier start, forty winks the less, would permit of their walkout; a lew blocks, at least, every day or twice a day. and could he persuaded of the almost certain benefit that would result, cold and grippe would be much less common and severe. College rushes in this age are a trifle archaic. If students believe that such things add to manhood, they should postpone them until they get back home. There is plenty of punching and gagging to do in everyday affairs if the college-bred prefer to do what was done the other day to a I'cnnsvlvania st udent. To .Make Prohibition KfVective E7 XCiiLLKXT foundation for the enforce 1?' ment of Virginia's prohibition policy.is laid in the hill introduced yesterday in the State Senate and in oilier measures, already prepared hut not yet offered. .Modeled oil the lines oi the prohibition statutes of West Virginia and North Carolina, where the wis dom of their provisions has been approved in practice, these measures should make for like success in Virginia. On the day following the election of Sep tember 2llil l. The Times-Dispatch placed itself on record as accepting, in honesty and good faith, the overwhelming verdict" then remletcd. Now that the issue approaches actual trial, and the principle of the constitu tional amendment is to be embodied in af firmative law. this newspaper occupies the same position exactly. It wants legislation designed and fitted to carry out the popular will. A start has been made. Admittedly and professedly, this legislation is stringent, but that is as it should be. State-wide prohibition is the solemnly adopted policy of Virginia, and it must be enforced, impartially and universally. The State should not wink at violations of any char acter by any type ot citizens. If the law |s to be respected ami obeyed, it must apply to the wealthy man in his club as well as to the poor man at corner drug store or unlicensed groggery. In this matter it is not possible to brand the same subject of internal revenue taxation as one man's meat and another man's poison. States that have attempted this distinction have wound up by making prohibition and its enforcement ineffective and absurd. That section of the bill which make? the possession of a Federal liquor license prima facie evidence of an intention to violate the State law is especially to be commended In fhe first place, it is sensible and in accord w ith experience and common knowledge. \ll or us know and understand that in ninety nine cases out of a hundred the man who obtains a Federal license of this chara* lor in tends to use it. ri,e presumption the Strode Addison i.ill establishes is the same presump tion exactly as under a like state or facts arises in the mind of the ordinary man in the st reet. Sponsors for the measure have determined, wisely, we think, to postpone efforts to frame an antisliippiug law until the Fulled Stales has delivered its expected opinion on the W eliit-Kenyon bill. Doubtless, other sub sidiary enactments or amendments will he necessary io make the law complete. <>n one aspect of the situation there should be neither doubt ndr hesitation. Kiilu r by amendment to the measure alreadv introduced "i- l>> a separate bill, it should lie declared u ula win I for any newspaper or other periodi cal circulating in the Stat Virginia io carry advertisements of liquors, the sale of Which Within the State i., made crime. !? Virginia refuses to lt> own citizens the right to sell whisky, wine or beer, it should tM,t encourage such sales bv citizens of other si' Newspapers and magazines should ?ot be permit ted to supply publicity ?j this type. That is very clear. Colonel Roosevelt is- billed to sail for the West Indies a bout the middle of ufext month ami return the 1st of April That's the da tor him to come back. I'.ii! Barnes, however would like for him to delay his coming biick until alter the ' hicago convention. W holesome Itevei-iou to Medieval Iti utality /"\NCK in ;i while a reversion Io the ex ^ emplary brutality of the Middle Ag s may be pardoned, if not encouraged. In a country where civilization and regard for life and properly are advanced but little beyond ? < .->taml.irds of flit? twelfth century, the punitive customs of medieval rulers may be revived with good effect. I" exhibiting the bodies of the executed bandits who took part in the wholesale ' slaughter i?r inoffensive travelers i f..\v days ?'t-'o. the t'arranza government m< r< !? fol lowed a modified form of the hanging i., ! < bains, or display of a severed head on a : P ke that once server) as a practical warning i <>< " r criminals. u,w. morality, meriv and other words that count so much it, ! '"?? mean nothing t?? such '?throw tacks jc the Mexican murderers. What they needed, and what tliev got wa? " l"'aciicaI and gruesome demonstration of ' '''.menf purpose to exact an eve lor an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Oil board at. Atlantic li?er arriving in New Vork there were i went y-eight passengers | on!} in the steerage. This indicates thai women on the other .side are ge..i?p Uloro I money the factories and in the m-lds than j K"1 1,oro- " ulso indicates ii,?.t if i he war continues, American women will have ?? put into practice the theory of housekeep- i " '""t-'1" '?>' 'he domestic schools This ! may lead to a further break in home life and increase ihr boarding-house industry. We are bound to say this for our friend the Inbune: When ii started out to ninlcei " ltx--.lla.-li 4 foreign policy, it did a svm,...,-.. i.. ! ' 1,0 Harvard t riinson ?-a lis for-i t.-u i-i Highly. unbalanced pro.v -,,,-s ^ Will not suflice Tliere must he b-.n ,iV, of e,?. whole divisions. i? fact, i,, orde - fo ' lirnr! un* ro.siilf* n., ,i ? ui to ? the ortfu to lU. lin /' j / * | SEEN ON THE SIDE 'I'lie I.emulator ( Imp. i . <? legislator chap may be \ 1' '-''lom t> |m> from you <>r mc; itnt> M??t follow our stylo. ))?>> not linvc soaked away a pile > M t tirKorl wealth, utit> lack tlie wit I'hat makes us think that wo are IT. And jet in dodging snare or trap l-'ew heat this legislator chap. Tit. legislator ehnp can t??11 l lie man who lias goldbricks to sell: lie Knows he should not cast his vote Kor flivver, demagogue or goat. Though lie may not please all in sight, lie tries his host to do what's* right. And tries with Ringer, pep and snap Hoes this same legislator chap. The legislator chap must do What folks hack home most want him to, \nd t uts it times hold progress back. ??i set his sails on some wrong tack. Hut yet when clearly understood We find lie is chock-full of good. Wherefore, we boost and do not rap Tips fine old legislator chap. UlNcrlminntinR. Too. "Is .Mrs. <;.>titall much interested in art?" Yes. indeed. She has just placed with her f.ivorite deal.t an ordet for ino square yards of paintings atnl a ton of statuarv." MinUespenre llnj liy Dn.v. is proudtaud makes his owner stoop K inir John. iii. I. A- the ol.i hermit of Prague. that never saw !"?!! iind ink. very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc. That that is Is."?Twelfth Night. Iv 2. I here s small choice in rotten apples."?The Tamitik:' of tin Shrew, i. i. l wish I v.-as in heaven," growled Seroggins. '"''hat's like you. always wlshin' for the best there is.'" (Needless to say, tlireply was made by Mrs. Srrognins. I . strect-t nr litnitireri t lr*. "I didn't know there were any ladies standing i in that crowd in the rear." "I'ertalnlv; it didn't hurt at. all." "I hate to deprive you of your scat." "The fact is. I much prefer standing" I wait.hi forty-eight minutes by my watch before a car came along." "V.s: the men who live on this line are very <ihi va}i ons, in'l?'f?fl." "I only give up my place to cbb.rly women." i "If* the company's fault, anyhow ." i Wouldn't Tlil* Strlnu \iiuf Who is that little sawed-off man over there I in th?' cottier'.'" "He is called the middleman of It in town." "Where's the laugh'.'" 'IN- went broke trying to make both ends ?' meet." ? j \iiil lie Probably I'll % n for llic I - it hii 11 nr. "I- I:i liken a self-made man'."' "No. Machine. Ilis wife runs the car." Miirt of Some Old I'roverliv "Taki: v the lion's share" is borrowed from : v' ~ 'lu ,;i" r",! of ?> Joint hunt the. animals wi-he.l to divide the booty. The lion" claimed I iua i ter of the spoils by right of preroga tive. one for stipetiot courage, one for his dame ami fill's, .ml. for ihe fourth. I*t he who will dare dispute with me ' i To hi continued.) \ Minute \\ II Ii ?lie 4 ??|i. A .mi mi v t'asey is married V asked :!.<? i'it "I" the Mai' Street < 'op. "lie is that." "1 heard him snv that he had rather have'' lira ins than mart\ foi money." "Sure. That's why t'asey married He. wise o -lit; 1 ei.e-, t hat ? as'olinei that's comln' thi \s :< ? . ? !* wati now. M?nj? In I run il?. Troubles - .-ver come .? one. Soiiieti-ties they in pairs descend. Sotneti" es flocks of them ha\e Mown o'er our paths, t'ond hopes to rend Yes, thi.'- fact you can't disown ? 1'roubles lievei coin, alon* I he Voice of the People Virginia null lleiuoeiritic National I on veil 11 ou. 'I" th?- K.iitoi 11 f The Ti m '??. I >i spa t ?!? ? \ 'Mi-.fi: I ' on" ide r--t I ion of the mallet* u -how that trie f.egislntui c now in session r:e.'ii . or t.ila- i'tiy action whatever in order l> ? . ihle the Democratic part-.- of this .Stata to i-.- r.'pn?'?-.?iitei| in the national convention to be i-M in St. Louis !n June ??-.! The resolution:; . I - -1. *. ?. | t.\ * 11 ?* 1 ?'-iii'icrn 11. <'on vent ion ;it Hnl 1 ; y ,, s "olloU .- ; "The :u<iv.*mnt towards r.ore tiopular cov * i ' i n j ? -: t should he p io|ed through h-gisla- j ' "? h Stale which v ill permit the ex- j ?'? "f 11. ? pl-.-fefen ?-? .. f the ejectors f :> ? J ' " 1 ? tididates .-.? the presidential prl- , ma rl>- ?-. ^ tli.it ti.. n -. i i.i ? : I committee incor ' !" :!l" all for the ne.jtt nominating con vention a re.|Ulretneiit that all expression' of preference for presidential candidates shall ho ..Mi th, selection of '-eiegates and alter nate^ rnade through a primary election con '?'"I'd l-\ th" p.rtv orga u isca I ion in each Slite. w l.ei e s", i expression an I eh.ctlon are not pro ' ''' * i ?'> -tat< !aw. i 'ominit tcenien who -i i? 1. ?? i ea ft er t o onslltute th- lneinhersh ip of the! I M-mocra t ic National t'ommitiee and whose <?lec- ! i.on is !|.,t p.-oviiicd for by law. shall be chosen I mi each i-i.it.- . 11 v-n || ;i:imai.\ elections, -ui'l ' 'he service . >. : authority of eoininltteeiueu. I how. \ ? i ( i sha 11 I..-. ? ? i mined t oH im.oh : tl.e re.-elnt t i..-icredent Is i. s-pect ively." I | "iii w 11 i' 11 ? will he seen thai it is cleat ly i ', "''t\ ... tin piirty o.r^'.a ni/.at ion in en h ' l,!'o\i'ie tor and I.tin primarv le- ' retted lo ti: ? ... foi eg ni nu tesolntiois in e-u-h ! State w hei ? holding ..f such primaries is ! not provided tor i.v State law. This Is ; ?no ' o the State <>f \ irgin.a. Our primary Inw :-e lei.i i?111 > i. u,e nominal ion of candidates for of!!.., provi'l>-d foi therein. IH-legates and nl tet nates to ptm H party . .nvenliou. and coin III1110-1 -mell who constitute II embers of the Dem ocrat i'- v..i ioi, 11 i onimitarc not ofllcer.* ia .itl\ .^eiise of * i i ? word, and their uomiliatioii i:i not provided i'or in our prl.nary law. See Acta of ' ?' I I, pa ye Ml. Nectloii J. from which 11 will he seen that on primary l.,w. so far as II fo lates to tins s,ii,J. t. is -iv follows: "This a -t sliall iippl\ to th. nomination of candidates for ; uch oil; .? . hall l.e not- inaIi-d b.\ a direct pruuai'. ami in. other in.iiiinat Ions." Then the act provides for tiit. nomination of candi dates- for sia'es oiltces. foi district ofllces, me ni he is of i'i, House .f Itepresenta lives !n the i ongriss ..r the I *n 11 ei| Statefj a nd for lliem hers of th. l u ted States Set.ale. and provides that the .oust i t of .Ml authorities of ativ politi cal party r.,i t.... suit, at huge shall have the right to provide that ll?e*e nominations Hiell l.e made In a cire.t piima-y or bv some oilier i.ict hod li s e| en r lh.il this law does not providi foi ii|. iioininaiioti of delegates to a puielv party -on \ en I :?.ii ?r to members of psr ly communes nor does ii provide an> tnelhol lor obtaining the expressio-i of the v.-ill of the | people as to their preference for a candid-ito for l'rcsldent It is I here fore clear tint the present pri mal*.- lav. in ihis Stale ti)al;e no provision what ever for holding a primary to select detonates to I he I leuiMcr-at Ic National f'onventlon or lo eh. t ni'-it11i"* of the Hemocratlc Natlonnl I'om niittee. and n is equally true that the primary law m Virginia does not apply lo the ?e|ec "on of a ii} ..f the committees or oilier mom hers '>f the pa - I y oiganl/.illon In the Stale. 11 "-i?? fore ii follows that (he party organ! a""" '' "i? Stale must provide for holding ihe primai> rei|ulrej by ihf, platform of the I national convention, ami Hit* party oi'kuhIx i t ion should bear tin* expense of this printary Ami tin* Legislature, In mj Judgment. should not be called upon to pay out of the publar treasury of the State the expenses of a primary lo select delegates to it party convention "r coinutl I teem en i f a purely party organization Such an net oa tin part of the LcKlsluturt* wiuld he of doubtful constitutionality and 6f mote than doubtful political wisdom. A uitich more serious and important 'fics tion arises as to the prop"" method t?? ho pur sued in the selection of candidates for presi dential elector's. An elector is certainly an of llcer. one provided for by the Constitution of the United States and by tluj laws of Congress and the laws of this State passed in pursuance of the Constitution. 11c must l?e electel the time and in tin' mode .1 ml manner prescribed by the Constitution and laws. lie must per form the duties and receive the compensation provided for by law. and failure to comply with the < 'oust it tit ion and laws in regard to the method of the nomination and the election of electors might possibly Jeopardize the election of a President and Vice-President in case of a close vote. If an elector should be held to he a Stat'* of ficer or a district ofllcer within the uieaiiitrv ?.f the Virginia primary law, then the duty civil ly devolves upon "the duly constituted author ities of tlie Democratic party for tlie State at lame" to provide whet,Iter the nominations of the candidates for elector shall be made hv a direct primary oi by some other method. Prudence would at least se?ni to suggest "that the duly constituted authorities" of the Demo cratic party in Virginia should make some 'in IhoritativK expression on this subject and de termine whether the presidi ntial electors shall be nominated '11 a primary held under the Vir ginia primary law or by in- convention method heretofore prevailing; in tire State. All pos sible doubt as 11: the right to place the names of the Democratic candidates for electors on I the ntlicial ballot should removed. It *ol ? J lows, of course, that the S'aie Democratic dr'i" | man and members of the State Democratic Com . mittee can only lie selected by such methods J as the parly may adopt itvl not bv a primary | held under the Virginia prln arv law;.. SAMIT.I, \V \V11 .MAMS. j \V> theville. \'a.. January is I'alrfnv llnrrlnon for Co-I'rdlnnle Collcur. To the Kiiitor of The Times-Dispatch; Sir.- Hxpressive of the 1 itltude of soiip of the alumni of the University of Vlrg nia re- j gardlng the establishment of a co-ordinite <ol- ? leao Is the following letter, written by Pair fax Harrison, president of the Southern Pal'- ! way.' to a Richmond advocate of tins measure j '?f Justice to Virginia women: "As a citizen and taxpayer In Virginia. 1 a | in favor of tlie establishment of a college for women nt Charlottesville, o-ordinatPrt with the University of Virginia, on t'10 precedent* of 1 such co-ordinated colleges elsewhere in th*> j United States. "All intelligent men agree that Virginia owes j to her women the largest opportunity for edu cation which alie can afford, but tlier? is a in ference of opinion as to tlie manner f ful filling the obligation. "I have weighed the special points ma t 1 against the establishment ol' a college women at Charlottesville, but they do u->t .<>11 vince tny Judgment. In the final analysis, *\ 1 a* turns my mind is that a Mate univer itv : ? justify support Ipublic moneys to-day must be accessible to all the Influences of modem : democracy: must be open 'o all the pcopl** at d have the confidence of all the people and not of a part <>f the people only. I do not kiioe 'sow this can be accomplished in the i-a*. oT the University or Virginia rxrept b\ making !t 1 in actual fact the capstone i f the public school system of the State. The proposal for the - tablishment of ?> co-ordinate college for women 1 at the university seems lo me to be ti,pro posal 'if a step in that ?lirection." Mr. Harrison Is an a 1 uinnu.i of tlie Univei ?it> of whom not only hi> Alma Mater but his State may be justly proud. UNIVi:i>"T',' Richmond. .lanuarv it News of Fifty Y ears Ago < l-'roin tiie Richmond Dispatch. Jan. .0. 'M'.r. The meeting of landlords, .ailed for venter day 'o hear the eve utiv mtnittee <.r lh" ii? grt:ntl?d rert.'.- . was \i-rv sllmly attended. A* ? other meeting I . s heel: called for the "ltd, a 1 I i! 'emains lo lit -??en if t' r will bring the dcii'ii ;.t;etwlar<*? Colonel Align-' '..-?s -e.-ui.-l fortv-slx me; ??? be enrolled ar1 rn : be r s of the Richmond '. ?_ I v.fa litt KlueS It requit es fifty-four' !?? (? the compani l?e org.' iiized The .i'i-i nan.* s v. ill doubt!* s be obtained in a few da \ The grand ? eo?..>- , :g of the new Richutoi.il Theater with It. 1.. opera las been announ<ed by Messrs ?'? in P.ricken. M:i\ur M- K i^h' ?!" Newl-"i : N '* havin ? on behalf of 'h* ? itl/.cns of that town. ap;>li?.| to t he coin ma" d: -it >| that <"????11 t for per>i'? sion to In 1 hi a le ? ' ;? 1 . M < .1 a? ? kson. re,-* ve ! the follow i!i-r ply. which ? new honor to t> . bead and I.of the writei ; "Sir. Tlie <.l OIU'I ' ot ni.'t.'l ! 1; :!>?? di- 1 ? ' directs me (?? ii form von. ??id;, to you comiuiiuicatiou of this dat-j ? ? ' Otiv ; .<?}<?? .lion f??t t' ? benefit of ii ?? ? 1 ?.? <.f St on "vail .laclis-ia, ih.t* the United -t . i:!.lit ir\ tri:tl:< r:t;es < nn neve object !?? a ? tab!.- aivb'U \i! sf.lili.'ls ?? v a tribute to galhiiitrv a a 1 hoi.or It is nre siimed that I'Vi'i ? ? !' ? ?? this ? on ri.ainl \\ 111 esteem it a privilege to !??? permitted to gage w'th you ir the a-'sl'tatn-e of th? 1 nly whose l.u.iia ?! v. ;? ?- so inspected and ???? , now" lied. "I have the !? 'or ro 1>. very lespecl'nl'y 1 \ oil 1 ol.ed : t - ? I .1111 II It P.1.1.1S Ait.: . v- i.s'ant Ailjutatit-'lent 1 al. In tlx- ??? nat. ye-.; .-i. 1., y Mr N'esmith. of 'iic gon. made ?, ?!??? h on M-. llowe's joint reso- ' lution to pr?>vid?- ?Jovernors for all of the South" . States. which be Iniio. s.. I Presltlent .lohnson's plan of restoration 0*1 1 advocated a c? ei" !? n ,','c ? towards the South, lie looked upon negro suffrage, which he term ed a radical tied* t",> 1 ill", as ri remedy tr.Ui '.i WOise than the disease The Kansas legislature < cstenlay passed res olutions favofitic ti;.- imtueiiiate trial, convic tion and hanging of .Mr- Davis and "other lead ers of the rebellion who :? r>. equally miiltv of i reason." It is now 1 la.n th.it the Keeonstrin-tio 1 Committee of f'oinirirss li.is no purpose of mak ing a full or even partial 1 eport at any earlv da t c. .lohii Sherman. 1 broth r of tienera) vVilllain T Sherman, was yesteril.iy elected to the United Statu Senate from 1 diio. \t< n matter of ire ?. lie is a IJepublican of the radical type. The lower House of ?"ongress was engaged all day yesterday n 'liscussing the bill for :ie gro suffrage in tlie District of Columbia, anil passed ii liitiilly by a rote of 115 for to ."ii against it. A petition to the Virgi.ii.i (ieneral Assemblv to grant a charter to the Vtilley Railroad is being largely signed throughout the Valley. lVtllitiiore interests are pu'd'.ing this road. S. M- Vost mis become one of the editors of tlie Rockingham Register. Mr. Vost is an able writer. The number >?' national hanks now in t/ie United States is l.f.ns, with capital of $|0S,IIS5, 4r,l and a circulation of Vit2,926,0-0. Queries and Answers (lid Coins. 1,1sts from W K. f\., Tn<|iilrer, A. V. Stayer, Ignoramus. S. I.. Tawnes and Miss R. R. K. ron tain nothing of premium value. A <i notation. Please tell tue whore to find the ouolatlon, "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis follv to he wis*?." X. V. Thomas Gray. "On a Distant Prospect of Kton College." stanza 10. Delnyed 'I'rnlin*. May a railway delay pnssenger trains for frcigittn, and do any of the. Southern States compel railways lo run passenger trains on time? 8UHSCR1RIOR. Yes. At least one has tried such a law. hut with doubtful success. In general the less .1 State undertakes to conduct the huslness of a corporation the better off both aro. I Don't Want to Do This! By Chapin Oiu? of (lie I>a.v's lies! CiiHmoiih. 1 ? From th? Ft. l.<->ul? Rrpuhlio. CITY COMMISSION GOVERNMENT MMiKr:. .? c January in._ If you, ,.'V' I <???!! her- you probably "f this a* a sbeph little South <mi. .own. where they still hana to th? Kood old tradition* of the days before ?!"? war. Ajj a gutter of fact like ?????>? another .Southern town. .Sumter j? aiTKr^lvHy up-to-date ? wn, the ;'M ,h' l*n?te,. Stat.s ,G lrv tl.r manager of Rov,r??IPI|.. rvr 'Jv7' U ; i, 1"' f! P?u n' " ?"??'??:, te.l 1. ti;V, by twent\ S;w "i'optw! ? " any otl,.M .... " , 11 . *?.?.?? ;..y!xz tor v'? r .0rI ' <? l.'j-kl." fac' . a i.*ha 1 ii -toi - v - , ; ? ?-t..-- a,?i i., . Ilekn owa th?? th'l !*" ' , ? ? > ? r . hi.i !.af??-r :>t ii- t 1,< .i nut I ..f aOsotut' inl-mit v l(..(1 U,,.ui ??????> . that lorn of the . <.U 1 '???'>vr?i n, u OI?l II?-1 It??,J KnmliinicHMlljr \\ ritnn win. ha\e :i ? I o [? ? <-i| , -inn ! V- ' ' ""i ,'1'" UniOllt "" v t?. the fact thi.t , ? < v '"'*?? a .-oi|m. a?Ion in whl.-h ? a.-h -u./.r.i \s Itltetcv tc(| ;il?| ,, r(._ oVh.'.r ! S.aV!e , X;":r' ,l; n? all ,, ' ', ?'1K-aMx.-ii that !'? ,A,,S im.-ntall\ u""'e: '? you own stix U Ii) road, it would cause % ?.;i some a!a in " """ ?1, '?L'h pbli e.| III t! - : .i-'.iv , ' : III it t I < i.f ? . t ,.J, , ?In- -to. !:hol,i, ? ? M:. i,fth c'r l?ioi-.|se of Olv ilm.li lute|> wl?h..ui reward to t ,ir ;>u.w|. "dire of t ill: . aflllil; V. t l ?[ ? i way tnost \.,iet f.-.ni itf.-.s ,... ?. r .. < 0!)i:iliss!0l| 1.1;,; ,f ,.nl cr-r- iinpi (.v.- r.ci * t.- , |, t i - .. , . , , !;v; in>t.-...i Of mn. t,? " ;i I- *!" resf,..i>: s, i J11 ''ir"-? ? ?? tj... l,,lu .i "i' .ir.ii ,i... I j: 1?2?. ;,} ?>y electlim a eotntnfHsloji whlcii act!i :.... ,v "r r-i ?? ? i 1 MI. i? It? ii 11: li - i , i ; ( t ?r?i,?4?trUi?,!i>ft? 'iKk ?U"t ;,S ' , ,'V M ni^iil.sf imi i'y >? i.usin.>v. ..? jtj, ,i ?t* ? ? ? i f ( - :j ? i i . . . . rhUR the eouuulssloner.e do no do^ali work and their |.osit(onK do t ot |. rei J" w',!!l I'fivat.. business Thw ;n :; n rnr ^ r""' "? =? 'liiIn th, own *?V- ,;vitlu",r "in- hi ? " an.iii s. " M IS.-. t?.,. purely no.,,. /''a ry pain ,,i.il;,.s i... (ln;,... ,,f ii!'?'v'V?"J unattr.i.-tlve to ,,r? 1 | j).,|, | |na ? rollll.V Nll| r Of courw. it is dear that politics .lid ,ieep into oven this- form of or r?.r,non r?' -^""id.-. .mn ',h.',,n.>ncr> who ? h ?> nianau. - dem.-.udw that "? -Ul.-i appoint n e.'rtain ,.or. is ... "V x ' ",f> c''> tnanaKet will ;it once be put to tb.- test. Ilowev.-r s.,rnvis",,,i,vr,w,m " <"'?" -iv o. 1responsible ',(o ' . 1,^; '.ViV.VK /?|"!,r,-v ??'?V?nl8 the !l.infill.. ( Olic.'ptlnn of i jtv uoverii I'lTv i ".an the w.,v M.Ut <i?> tiia iiafrees are ,.|iosen. lu U,'e tvnl ? a) An,e, iea? (.|ly under the obi stvle of Kovernm.-:.- ?othit,K w-o?|.| outr'iJe publn sent I m.-lit mom than the ap point,nent of man fro,,, some other town as chief of po|j,,. or superintend < n o street cleanliiB. V.*t most of the commissions that have bad to choose It} inanaKcrs have souerht all over and taken hitn where thev fonnd him. | .\o our hits foit miirn^od snrprfsp<1 for it 's the only logical tbinu to .lo ir etlieiency is the object The greatest dlflbnliy which has boon discovered in the working of commiRsion Bovernmenl is the Jealousy"' which springs up between commission ?,rs in charge of different departments putting one man in charge of nil ?' departments the city manager plan - eliminates all friction. IMnn followed Klseviliere Mesides Sumter. Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, has commission manager wovernment. Five other States have I one city each under the plan?Call fornia, with Itakcrnville; Colorado : with Montrose; Oklahoma, with Col lv?KV Im C!,'<;Kon- wlth l'? "ratide. and Uest Virginia, with Wheeling. Texas f/t ' V "V<J commission manager; cities Amarillo, Denton, Sherman Tav- ' lor and Tyler. Ohio and .Michigan i D??nvf?n?X? ^Hh, fOUr rn<'h??Ashlabula. r.cr rtn.rtUaky nml ^Pringiii'ld, in Ohio; Rig Uaplds. t 'ad iliac, jilL.k'80" and Manistee, in Michigan. Klorldn has I wo St. Augustine and l.akeland ~:\H .!'ns Vcu; Vorlc, With New burgh and Niagara Kails; and North v u-o lina, with Hickory and Morganton. Hum tor a experiments with the citv manager plan are particularly inter-, catlnsr as Bliowing: its applicability to I the small luwtii, for Stunt, r hail only ;people in 1 12. At that tlino It :?.I-ipted i . ii\ ? harter whic h provided lor i ?oinnii.xMloii of thn-c men. and authorized thorn t?? select a city man ae- r The <? itnmlsslon forthwith pub lished broadcast an advertisement an i.o-inc 'if that it would ici t Ivc appl: at lo:.s for the ? fire of <?!',?. manaper; tii.i* li? ? v. >uld hcoinplete admin istrative control of the city: that he yiould .in ?? 11? i f?? ? ? ? r of standinc abil itv. .toil th: ' v? * position afTordt<l ,t splendid opportunitj for the riwbt man t > a record In a now and coin - profession The Stjuite: < i.ii:Tiil.uHioti received 150 .1 ppll: a t io'1 s, Hlif* Sebrted a VOIIIIP ? nil enplhe.-r at a salary a ?at In lens than a y.-ar this man : and was sue ???' * 1 <->i by another ? ? irin?-er at a ??Iary of $::.;????? \ few no ? Mis . i:o this *?? ond manager ;ilso i'* -' :???!. i mi was sue. ei-.|r?d by Mr 1 White. i tanner who lives K the .'iii,: ? of Sumter, and who serves '!.? t!..? v.i la r\ of *l,-'ll<i .1 year. l*o; tills I I'Olll.t hi- e:;i'. not attend to :ili ? I! a Irs of the , it y, So he has harpe t .!? mtiro\i u.? tits while thi- affa ri l !??? \. r .o i - c 1 ? pa r t me ii t ? d v id* '1 iioi.* the ti?!i".' cornrnissiojiers (.inn) velinue fur ^nuill 'I nnn?. I * a ? word, after a three->ear r x ? ? i i: lent will th" > ity anap> r plan, -'?in t- r has evolvid at iiIlttii.iI ? ?o:u I II a ; : of !hat with (':??? ? ?. ;i i :n i?In n plan Thi'ff are *-111! partisan." of the ii nia .iirur who nay that >u:ii i-1 n|i i uria' mistake to abandon 'I *.i o- -i si> <?' opt; 'on how >er. s th. ' ii- Jtin r the > it\ I. i- to ?-? , . : ti.< . !? iie?i:io- ,f Stunt-r i? larpe >1 t '1 <? i.njplovment of a , i:' i ? . :tv i x pert practicable Is iit'ohaa sound lo tr ne for ? oM small t O'-V ?: s i.ut if Sue ter (i. s d- unMrated that it v ?: :? :i ir - r Ian *.s not lertl .i? t >?,, ?.?til tov. : ? t si ? Mi8 to ?. fi ve . i t. 'ii.ii!! .ssion v o verr. "-.en t is .very noji'jy no Municipal Itn prove - , ? (.. : .1 ? ; the preset.t government of ; ? i r. t? ? i (.??: i.erois i i mention . -ta .1. " .dmlni.it ra t on ... .? ., e !,?>. :? !? n' and nnomt ? ro ii; i">-:t ! nder tin- < otntuishlon ? ,ir- fail''! ov>" tlie '.vati r ot . ?? . <1 !i oi? a iii " pro!i t of .5 I -. ,1, . . I Olll it1- o ? ? i ? I ..linli. i'ollller i . . t\ -? iniiii' V w .is tlel'OMted and itv futolH were borrowed -.villi more r 1. - ronsiderat ? i; ??? 'lie political activities of tii ? hankers Now funds . I . ill'! os !! e. I w io e the " U .11 ear!: the most, and instead of. borrowing In - 11" 11 e i *it lit . ; i ? ? r i' e 111, ! 11 ? o t1 nis -ioii writes l > New Void; and K'.s tlie onej for or I P'-r cent. These M i i." ' *?' e to Hill t > fliow ,a t out of her vicissitude" Sam lit- lias evolved > plat: of cltv irov to i:t \vh: ii :s very nood for Sumter. I.oentInn lor Wnrftnn Ciillrsr. Four loiotniti'?each con.posed of lour profe>soi> of the Warsaw Poly technic School, are traveling throiiRli Southern Russia in search of n city vhieh will oR'er the prOl'tT inducements or the est.'iblifhitiK there of tin former Warsaw institution. niBcordinn to th? l Yankfui tor Zeitnnu When the tler irjans enti ted Warsaw thej found tha' the facultos of the Kti.ssmn unlveisity and of the polytechnic had marched ? nit with the t'/.ar's troops. The Rus sian universitj of Warsaw was tein porarilv re-estahlisned in Iiostof on she l)nn, but the (itieStion of location of tlie technical hish school gave rise to ii coniroveisj iitnong the professors. Some wished to have the im>1vtechnic re-established in Odessa, others fav ored Snratof, while others were for various towns. So. t?> settle the inat ter to the satisfaction of all concerned, tin- commissions were selected, with the approval of prince Shakhovsktvy, min ister of commerce and of industry, and started on their travels. In the mean time the rest of the faculty Is await tup the result of the trip in the city of \i.ini-Xovporod*rtn the Volga. ( iiIhodrnI Windows. Beneath the sunset's ruddy violet The windows of the old cathedral shine Like pates to plory, edged about and set With rose and almandine. Against their wide transparencies un fold 1'ale buds a-tremble with an Inward ra y That shivers into dust of ashen pold And slowly drifts away. Syon all is dulled; alonp the heavens' rim The smoke of ruin heaps is trailing low And troops of dusk come rldlnff, vast and prim. To trample out the plow. And now. heboid, across the shadows hurled Like fluininp poblen sheaves npainst the night. Those windows flash upon the darkling world? A miracle of liphl f ? Harriet Whitney Symonrls, iu Kdlson Monthly.