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tepublUniton of nil news dlfpntche* credited to it or
rot olhonvise credited in tiiiit paper, and nlso t'i?
loc?> dew* published herein. AU riglus of republica
tion e( special dispalcbea lirrrlfi arc also reserved.
Attention of Prohibition Commissioner
Peters is called to the once staid town of Win
chester. At the risk of doing an injustice to
Its citizens an investigation is suggested as
necespary. Only a few weeks ago they saw
vast ^rmies in full war panoply marching
across-the skies. More recently they have
been Shooting at a German spy which turned
to bw a dachshund. Nothing like that ever
took place in the olden days, and report says
that Some of the stud sold now is calculated
to m$kc one see tilings that are not.
Conversion of the Valley Turnpike into a
free jstate highway, proposed in a hill now
beforjp the General Assembly, should not be
ueleyfcd a niinuto longer than is necessary.
Virginia must hasten to leave behind it the
tollgate era, in which it already has tarried
l'lir too long. The tollgr.tc has scrvcil its pur
pose *vell. hut bus outlived its day, and now
therc\}phould not be a single mile of highway
in thfc Statu on which a charge for its use is
made* When that tlav comes, Virginia will have
added respect among its own citizens and
thosol from other States who travel through
it ion business or pleasure.
Warn the President of Ihe United States
spealfc little is leit to be said. Po. when Wil
^son Jiddressed the .-iriking shipyard em
ployees, the iron in his words thinly veiled and
each Jone carrying the sting of implied dia
loyalty, they did not tarry for further parley.
Loyalty of these workers is not seriously ques
tioned despite their acts. They have been ill -
ndvi.scd and have sought ideals of peace not
attainable in war. Now they are back at
work, sent there to do their duty by the firm
ness fc)f the President, anil the unhegrudging
promptness Vith which they met his demand
gives^ evidence that their disaffection is not
Sound economic reasons exist for muni
cipal favors, amounting to "special privil
eges,". to industries and other large users of
yuch things as the city may have to sell.
Richmond has done well to mako a moder
ate water rate to such consumers, as tho
practice has promoted and encouraged in
dustrial enterprises. However, in face of
the city's present precarious financial condi
tion, a charge of 2 cents the 100 cubic feet,
?while the actual cost is f> cents at the spigot
and private consumers are paying 11 cents,
partakes more of the nature of philanthropy
or loose methods than of sensible business.
Here is one place where a readjustment can
be made with injustice or hardship to nobody
which will i:o far toward easing up the pro
posed fresh tax burden.
The Trade Commission's investigation of
the beef trust's practices has disclosed tangi
ble evidence of a most interesting character
of that concern's defiance of the judicial
order dissolving tho trust in 1912. This
defiance has continued uninterruptedly until
it has extended its control into channels
hardly suspected of being directly under its
Influence. However, as the whole packing
interest was placed under government con
trol on November 1 last year by presidential
proclamation, these practices may be as
tunifid to belong to the past, as its books are
open-to government inspection, and it is un
believable that they have been allowed to
continue. Whether it will be practicable and
to the public i.Merest for tho Department of
Justice to proceed against the combine for
pest offenses, now that its business is car
ried on under government supervision, is an
opt n question. For the government to prose
cute it:; own ward would present an anomal
ous court spectacle. However, the publicity
given to the methods of the trust undoubtedly
will prove a safeguard againrt future abuses,
p.'jould governmental control of its activi
ties bo relaxed upon a return to peace con
Jt ic quite true that the Senate Military
Affairs Committee investigation exposed more
or less Inefficiency in the bureau system of
the War Department. This inefiiciency should,
and will be remedied. It. is not true that
all department's of the present government
?ere inefficient or incompetent. A committee
of tho House of Representatives has made ;t
report giving the most enthusiastic praise
to the navy. For months the whole country
has acclaimed the Treasury Department, and
% haa 'found pound reason for rejoicing that
th? fiscal affairs of the government had been
handled In a masterly fashion. Who is there
who may honestly condemn tho work of I lie
Department of State, or tho Department of
Agriculture, each or which haB hail its own
peculiarly difficult problems to handle?
There has been evidence of incapacity on the
part of the Department of Justice, it must be
admitted, and tho Post-Ofllce Department has
been under fire for many weeks, but sweep
ingly to assail "all the oxecutivo depart
ments," as did Senator Chamberlain, is to
father s statement which the country knows
to bo unfounded.
Injustice on Part of Government
WITHIN" a few weeks tho government will
launch its third Liberty loan campaign
for money to meet the expenses of tho war.
This issue in all probability will be larger than
either of the two preceding ones, and since the
money to pay for the issue must bo subscribed
by tho pct.plo?a large proportion of it by the
wage-earning classes?a necessary feature of
the drive will be one of tho most intensive ad
vertising campaigns in the history of the coun
try. It is announced that the newspapers and
their advertising patrons will be urged to con
tribute still greater amounts of space than
they have donated in the two previous cam
paigns toward making the loan a success.
In tho previous campaigns the government
rofused to authorize expenditures for news
paper advertising to promoto tho success of
tho loans. But with patriotism unexampled
in its renunciation of business considerations
the newspapers combined with the groat busi
ness organizations of the country to furnish
tho publicity for which thp government ro
fused to give any remuneration. It is true
that Congress authorized a liberal appropria
tion to meet the expense of selling the bonds,
but put the whole matter of spending this
money up to Secretary of the Treasury *\Ic
Adoo. who did not buy newspaper space.
The result of this voluntary unrcmuncrated
movement in sending tho subscriptions of the
first and second Liberty loans above the maxi
mum quota set for the country, demonstrated
the matchless power of paid newspaper adver
tising in selling to the American public. In
the second, more forcibly, more definitely even
than in tho floating of tho first Liberty loan,
the newspaper revealed its peculiar talent for
gripping tho man in the street and the woman
in the home and making them buy nn adver
tised product. Newspaper advertising put the
real selling drive into the great organization
of varied salesmanship that actually conveyed
tho bonds to tho buyers. There was never a
national campaign of advertising to match it.
Though the government indulged in no adver
tising cf any kind, other than posters, it was
the beneficiary of newspaper advertising do
nated to it. by loyal business men, either in
space or actual contributions, amounting in
value to between $2,000,000 and $U,000,000.
These same business interests will show like
zeal and patriotism in promoting the succc.-'s
of the next and future Liberty loans. Their
support will he as unselfish as In the past. Hut
is not the government demanding too much
when it osks them to hear the whole burden of.
cost of this necessary publicity? The value of
newspaper advertising in educating and in
fluencing the masses quickly and thoroughly
having been recognized as indispensable to the
success of these public loans, the government
will show both a lack of business judgment
and a contempt for the principle of fairness in
apportioning the burden.* of the war if it does
not reverse the policy it has heretofore pur
sued and economize in the expense of selling
tho bonds l>y taking ndvantage of the direct
results to ho obtained through paid newspaper
advertising. To ivu.'-o to set aside an appro
priation for this purpose would be equivalent
to trifiir.g with th?- public interest, to pay
nothing of the injustice to she patriotic spirits
who have supported the costs of success for
the previous loans.
A .Most Serious OftVnse
NEXT to (he crimo of treason no offense '
is more serious in the eyes of military J
lav.- than that of desertion from the army. |
In time of war the crime is punishable by ;
death, and the fact that this government has
been tolerant in the past and has permitted
men to return to their commands al'ter un
dergoing moderate punishment must not bo
taken to Indicate that any such leniency is
to continue.
This country is at. war with a most power
ful and most unscrupulous foe. It relies
absolutely upon the bravery and fidelity of |
its men in arms to defeat that enemy and I
bring a just peace to the world. This con
fidence in the American soldier is well
founded. He will face every foe and will
fight as earnestly as any man in the world.' j
Unfortunately, however, as the loi.g printed |
list shows, there are a number of men?men j
wlvo call themselves Virginians?who have I
absented themselves from jheir commands
without leave for a long period of time, so
long a time, in fact, that the conclusion is |
irresistible that they do not mean to return, j
It is doubtless true that in a number of these
cases the men have been overpersuaded by
thoughtless friends and relatives, who even
now aro violating the laws of the United
States in harboring the absentees. It may be
hoped that much of this absenteeism and
desertion has been caused by ignorance, and
it. is especially to those who have with more
thoughtlessness than willfulnefls violated their
obligation to their country that these words
are addressed. IIow can any one who is half
a man endure the thought of going through
life, even should he escape punishment, know
ing that, he deserted his country's flag when
his country needed him, when he wore his
country's uniform? How can ho hope to
regain his self-respect? IIow can ho stand
it 1o tell his children in years to come that
ho was an American soldier, "hut deserted
rather than fight for America?
It is trusted that every man >/hose name
appearel in the list printed in this newspaper
will report at Camp Leo promptly, confess his
fault and talc* such lenient punishment as
manly confession may now be met with, in
stead of the serious punishment {jure to be
inflicted on all deserters later on. To those
relatives and friends who have been instru
mental in such absenteeism, if such there bo.
it may be said that they have been guilty of
a serious ofiVnse against their country's wel
fare, an oftonse that '.:i the future is bound
to be met by adequate treatment r.t the hands
of the government.
A ban upon showering with rice newly
I married couples leaving on their marriage
i trips has been placed by tho food adminis
trator. "Linen showers," however, aro still
l permissible, and are increasingly in vogue.
A comparison of President Wilson's latest
speech with that of tho Kaiser suggests the
truth of tho observation that "comparisons
aro odorous"?tho Kalser'b uttorances reek
with the fumes of inferno.
Mistress Mary Virginia, a cute little elf
Who is not Quito threo-quarters as bit as her
Was explaining that daddy was this and was
(juite the best man that ever walked under o
And I paid: "L?lttlo girl, tell me, honestly, now.
Who is second to dad?" I was hoping somehow
She would give mo the job, but she promptly
In a voice that was rinsing with family j.ride:
"What is that, little girl?" I exclaimed In dis
"Do you mean to stnnd looking at mo here and
That your dad's in a class by himself? I declare.
I am red with chagrin to the roots of my hr.lr!"
Then 1 tried her again. "Just supposing," said 1,
"That a cooky is lirst and tho 6econd is pie,
And that I am tlic pie and your daddy's the
Then who's sccond to daddy?" Her head save a
"Nobody !"
1 attempted to show her. by tare and by tret.
That I had it on daddy by long odds, and yet
She kept fast to her faith with the soberest rice
Tli:it 1 ever have seen, and denied n-.e a place-'
I implored her by arts and I wooed her by wiles.
I besought her with moans and I coaxed her
with smiles.
But sho always replied, with a shake of her
head: 1
"There is nobody second to daddy," she sa!d ?
And she told me that daddy was everything
Till he swelled with conceit as she clung to his
And the little curls waved to my hopes a
While a baby's defianco flashed out from h*r
And 1 knew it was so, and I sighed, and I
What a pitiful triumph mc.ro money lias
wrought ?
Say, a princess, a castle, a crown bought or
But who could buy love for a mountain of
"There's one thing I'll never do," said the
Boob, "never, never!"
"O shuck.-?!" exclaimed the Fish, "and pray
what 'tis it?"
"I'll never." said the Boob, "lend my fountain
pen to any one who may get it into the habit
of signing promissory notes!"
The lJon't ('area.
I'm one of those who often say,
"I do not caro!"?and yet I swear
1 have no wish to block the way
With thoso who really do not C3re;
For such a gang is bound to be
Most disigrecablo company!
"There's one consolation about everything,
anyhow," said tho grouch who was trying to
smile. "You're always half-way the round trip
when you get where you started."
?Sew Song.
Just received a new song entitled, "Co Slow on
the Kggs and the liutter, and I'll Duy You an
Also. "Love Irs a Cottage Ts All Very Nice, hut
I'd Itather Ileside !n a I-'lat!"
A flnrdcn Contnufrdv.
This thing occurred in a garden fair.
And was overheard by a Cabbage there.
Who told it to me in a secret heather.
Where the Cabbage and 1 put our heads togotlier.
The trouble was caused by an indiscreet
Proposal made by a fickle Beet
With thin, radish hair and a turnip nose.
And a tender corn on its cute little toes.
Said he: "You are what I cauliflower.
And I'll e'ope with you in an hour!"
"You cantaloupe!" said the Sweet Potato.
"Well, I reckon I can!" yelled the fair Tomato.
"I forbid this onion'." the Bean Pole cried.
"In onion there's strength!" said the would-be
"I've got jny celery." the Beet declared ?
"I'll call the Parsnip, and we'll be pared!"
So the Garden Folk turned green with hate
And a war began on the wedding date.
Til) the gardener carno: then on bended knees
All the garden prayed: "Let us have sweet peas!"
Now. this all occurred in a garden fair.
And was ovevheard by a Cabbage there,
Who told it to mo in a s'-crfit heather.
Where the Cabbage, and I put our heads together.
Health Talks, by Dr. Wm. Brady
CCovyrlrhL. I?l~. by Nitlontl Neuranup"" 8?rvlet.?
The Trrnluiml of Hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoids. or piles, arc dilated veins In and
about the orirtce ot the alimentary tube. They
are exactly analogous to swollen (varicose)
veins in the legi; or elsewhere, and to the famo
condition in so-called varicocele.
The cause of these dilated veins. in any situa
tion, in chiefly our upright, hut not erect, pos
ture. Then faulty customs of clothing, diet,
exercise and general maltreatment of minor ail
ments?which is usually yelf-treatment?are
important factors?.
In the case of piles. the habitual use of laxR
tives is a prolific contributing: cause, particu
larly laxative tablets or pills containing such
crude cathartics as aloes or aloin. The. constant
nagging of such an Irritant to the lower bowel
merely increases the congestion there, and, be
sides, the pill or tablet habit makes to-morrow's
constipation worse than yesterday's was, In
every instance.
The only cure for piles, as for varicose vein3
in the legs or for varicocele, is surgery.
The palliation of piles, varicose veins or vari
cocele Is another matter. Hither of the three
conditions may exist, often does exist, without
giving the patient any trouble whatever. Treat
ment would therefore be unnecessary.
An "attack" of piles means inflammation of
the pile- Jt is exceedingly painful. It passes
off in utie time, and the patient may have no
trouble until the next "attack" come*. In the
interim he may devote himself to the delight
ful pastime of telling his friends the sure cure
he has tried so successfully. When the, attack
comes, he need not mention it at all to his
friends, for It might discourage them from try
ing his remedy.
Attacks recur often or at rare intervals, do
pending upon th* general hygiene of the pa
tient. and especially upon the care he takes
about absolute cleanliness.
Weeding hemorrhoids are usually painless, a
common can >e of sev.-re anaemia, often occur
ring without the batlcnt's knowledge, since the
bleeding is interim).
Operation for Internal hemorrhoids may be
successfully done painlessly and without a gen
eral anaesthetic, in one or several sittings, de
pending upon the number of piles, in the doc
tor's office?provided thot he in skilled in the
work. It tPf'V consist of injections directly lnio
the pile, or ->f the removal of the dilated vein.
For ext'inal hemorrhoid'', a general anaes
thetic is aimost always required.
"Itching pies," so-called, proves to be almost
anything but piles, when the patient is at last
(lB?ll(iii)t anil Annurrn.
Our Patients and Our Headers.?Your column
seems to Increase constantly in populnrltv. One
hears so many roferrlng to things in It. N*o
doubt a great many of your readers consult you
In person, but, being unable to do that. I am
writing for Information about the. so-called
change of life. Does it affect married and un
married women In tho sixmo wtivT t am on
proachliu; my forty.roiiriii nvomi-, but have* s?l
wl.ei.?' nV V | ^ Of health thus fur. ami
w lien 1 lioni elderly woman telllnr of thulr #?*
perlences, I mil alaitni'd about my future health.
VhanKO of nfr 19 ? creniVbu!ui
hoo of tho ederly wotnon, wherebv they liven
you youiiR women in your proper phwVe There
for\varT\T!, ft". iy n XVwma? should look
mh h ? ,.t i?urlinMcn "f l,or V?otl h??lth
or n .. Vi,', leant.* no morn than there I:.
L . U'.? "inn to look forward to
a.it li, \\ o mean. Somehow wo ncwr oncu onr
mouth without putting our foot In it ) A w L
,Y:r\\^co>naMon of ?<*? ' ittnio lioosji't
JiTect her health in any way, either Wo like
your use of the word elderly; , , wo would
have more friends now If xxe had not h^lstell
Kn'llkli.; K ehlerlv. Hen
tion, vf o aro iure!'1 V? l'uunso,oU
ne'lel" Prom rtehlriK.?iMea.-se nive mo somo
ft'f ti al'out 'he r?li<<f of ?n tiituoyinu Itchhii
VDL Ihpfff 'lc 1 ,,UV? fl*U ,l,la u" "Intel,
jet there Is no apparent clUn trouble.
onAWVur>S you %V1"U our "'???"? ra'pli
von will r . V '""""Kraph will l?e jours If
envelope to earr'y Vt.? Mlsl,n',c?l tap>' "'I'hessed
Books and Authors
(1< <1rnv l ?l, K,tt(l "0!? lhat "?c ?nr has not
I nature '*?' Interest of Anu-ricatiM
rh.? n .(,h fourteenth edition of
ini ..on Si ton s riio&raphy of a t;rlr./.lv" has
Jim been published by the Century Company!
* "niTiv'l "1? '",'r
In h il "book -ThV'v" "i ri{ hy?tj '^,U^r??l"Vi
? , V ' 1^>?xv Spirit of the New \rmv -
II ''Hevidt V'\UV vr?f" vhoJ,rc-S* of ,ho I-'lemln';?
flrrt th- ? i,i ', \ork. The book 's i!,p
n. m that has been written of the linntnilit-irv
phase of the soldier's training. It has a pref-ie'..
im?,kccn,.s,rodMi vvi" Xcw,?? ?? ;.;11 r;,fhis
With nVii.'v l . S,.a.n un,i,*l"K intimacy
v t' r !?> ??? ' i ? traditions xvhi.h he gained
? iUjc lh ^ .1.1 chaplain ot a I Vnnsvlva?if:i reirf
oVlolV l" P0Pt w,,lch ho hr1<i for ton year*. Dr
I I "-S formr'Tl^^u1)1 Wriler f?r the Outlook,
i tie was iOriiKTly ouitor of tlio Soranton i Pi i
! l'?ton an orlitoria! writer on the
| Troy. n? 1,ul>,ic Ledger. His homo is In
I ..'i? !l? OI" J?hn Cardinal McClosltev V!r-?t
' ! v"n,l ShV:cl\ >" America, 1S10-1S8.V bv
! "or I " K?rI?y U^nnrani.
TiUbi \'r V In IVhruarv.
bi >r r . ' 1 iner.ea s r.rsl c-anMnnl bv
hi. fr.r.n.:, v.-cre.ary. th" piesen! Citrd'nal x rrh
i V?";- h-'^ "<> the charm of an
<- n f - a j'ii ftr "Th* 1,u?,*a ,if.? unfl partlnularly
author ha-; n-.ade eopious ui?
>f many ecclesiastical arehlves for tbi" imnor
\l, !:!,vwf; :ui? 1,:s 'nlerpretation or Cardinal
own -?'? S ha. an authority a! its
own rile religious lif?; or X?nv York durbiH th?
ji,!neteonth century |K here d?|?ievd aH ot.lv one
, C>n ?^"seri1)e It; and tho ni-tn'ernuH
I ? ? rs a ad extracts front Cardiinl \ r..
to o"1 WVich, I'ave never been ..sod be?
. . , " ? , . t,U! hook a fr"shnec.j which "uar
Mitees tor it n welcome in all circles
n.Ti'}e A,,strian government Is i
Afraid little more afraid of Its n?*oi.le
of Its Jhan is that of (Jerniany. The fju-t
People a..Ji11!*? 'u-'ijority ,".f the poo'.
i ''"rrnana and a stna'l
Hesides. the b:mp.-ri'r''K-?-i* ?'n' !il" to
for this- war h.n r-.i iLlii i i n'u 'sponsible
and hia prld, i>- not Kvofv.-Vv' }?'l'!"!1,}'.!1!?'1'
!mpo^s':V'l.K?ha7 the1' Vu'slr ^.!\tU 1,2,1 "? ll ^'ot
i>:eju will save i? t^11" from Vt"' ln
'o th" povornnient? thev .ii.j ,r^, ultimatum
surrender like thA i ' not make ?'? ibjeet
phi a li coord l<? <jer,l,an strikcr.s-l'hlladel
x- racing- the en Mr" forrinn com
Now merce of the mit^i s,a.e"?nt rr
tlic -Non- " 1,0 ls autl?"riZt-d to do
I-.ssontlal.s puts o vi?. I?',mr?!!"; t:'" 'Trident
? J,:. '? " " irt the cinntrv-1
war ba?!.?. li.?nrcfor?|| no^e huslnfs:< upon .i
<*n;er or leave oiir in" a~'* to
K^?o keep Hi -"I
war service, but VneidemaMv ',n
here a<id elsewhere xvi'l uec'eui'irilv '-Mifi'0r''' '!f>"
tho restrictions i^c-itl 'is.;' ? ? " fr"m
poperl to Cjornianv er)tcr?Mi \\ <C'|M ^c,ronts ?P
for the joint t"e ?
transportation of troop-j .nt'?j r.'fw' 'r,r the
seat of war. In full corn Vi,, ,.?U.V.? 1 8 to ,,IC
for t<ie depredations of subni'trine?:" the'v^^""0^1
regulations for neutrals Ml a
selves. No harbor is orun to n ci.i., ji,,, , .
the rules, but th^e nibs roco^ni^e^xerv riUhf
rave that of serving tl.e enemv Ve?t?r?l
proclamation nupplenients -his nroernm ft V
control, economy and e^lcleney r?rniHe ?<?' 'u
may he in its effects, it will be rheerf.niv Ahnv
as contributiner to the resources'^ \ w ^
t> . , Thc fORmiction bv cvirt-r?a'.
nolo tial and sontonco to death of Bolo
ami fr^K 1 ,al paris follow exnectedlv
Boloism tbe erlmef>X,fd^nce P^lpnted nnil
?r'nJc or treasonaole propa
to be known as lio 1 oi?m^is'ifutdV.neVf n ,las
of the German ?utoo?ic?-?^en"r?,
which see,no to have enOeloned ifrettv mnih m *
who e world In Its s'imy Vad dea, |V- fo ,'!
has its nsrents of information s..!,i !.?. . J . j'1
disorder and destruction, and' :?? .. r'* .i?r
s.OiHHT Ss
The evidence has been rirciiip^iin ui K?t se'
the less convincing. an.I so??!>' Af ti??i?i uo:,?
links were supplied bv AHornev f'iLfi tIIC(,sl
of New York.' who traced^ , .0, I'**'".
Sl.500,000 from the Deutsche nanir If nf*Mr
through several banks of W\V Vo"- ia v 1
where the money was evidemlv ,,J,?
newspapers and impress die Kivrfi. )? < ?
the hopelessness of stand t? o5 nnl?r,nf
many. The conviction is a triu-M,?, ?,.
courage and vipror of the C|eniencei?i LlS.
ment. France, in face of an '-nnHf.KtA ?
N<w ro?k wor.'?1"."0 """ "
News of Fiftv Years Aero
f I'rom tlio- Richmond Dispatch. Feb. 19, 1RCS.T
Fovea hundred and eighty-three petitions in ;
bankruptcy have been filed in this State since
the law went into effect. Of thin nnmlwr, not
more than ten have been forced by creditors.
The second annual meeting of the stockholders j
of the Richmond City Railway Company was i
held yesterday. The reports show that the com- I
pany now owns eight cars and fifty-seven horses.
The president reports Hint the company has |
had a great ucal of trouble, with negro passen-I
gers. Another meeting will be held on the 19th I
of .March, when it is probable that the box j
system of collecting tickets and fares will be
adopted, by which conductors on cars will bo
dispensed with.
In tho constitutional convention yesterday I
Rewis Rindsay offered an ordinance that all
able-bodied men from the ages of eighteen to
forty-five shall be liable to military duty.
Work at the copper mines in Buckingham
County, near New Store, has been recommenced
with great energy. There Is a good prospct of
a rich yield of ore.
The Virginia and Tennessee Railroad has com
menced to tise coal, in part, as fuel for passen
ger engines.
ITon. Kenneth Rayner, late of Richmond, is
lying dangerously ill in Memphis, Te::n.
Sergeant Rates, carrying the United States
flag to Washington, reached Montgomery, Ala.,
yesterday. lie was met on the outskirts of
the city by s large number, of citizens. At a
reception hold in the evening 3,000 turned out
with litinds of music to groe^ the sergeant and
his flag.
General Schofield has removed R D. Ruford,
cleric of the Circuit Court of Redfonl, and A. A.
Arthur, of tho county court, two men against
whom nothing can be alleged, except that they
arc Southern gentlemen and can't swallow that
teat oath.
The bank statement for last week is rathor
unfavorable. Regel tenders decreased $2,000,000:
deposits, (1,000,000, and loans, $480,000. Spccie
increased $369,000.
I Sir Frederick Smith Tells What
Canada Has Done in the War
TOHOMTO, ONT,?The ilirrr-dnx campalj^n for ^,000,000 for the To
ronto nnd York 1'ntrlotlc Kund was launched at Mniirjr Hull on (be evening
of .Inauurj lit, the Rrent auditorium lirlng; far from iide<iuute to accommo
date the ennrmoun rrntvd who dmtrrd to lie preaent to lienr the dlstln
K"l*hfd speakers, Sir Frederick Smith, llritlsh Att??rney-(iener?l, nnd the
Duke of Devonshire, Covernor-tirnrriil o( Canada.
Mr l-'reiferlck's address hik full of euloKy for the Canadian*. When
?nr lirnke out nnd Kranre was needing assistance, he Maid, "we had bat
two hours In which to decide whether we would Join with her. We hnd no
time to consult our colonic*. We hud to net upon Instinct. Frnnce, fenrful
off the onset off the ccreat Cermati military machine, beicKrd for men. No
Nwlfter work hnd ever been done tliiin that which brought Into e*lstence
one of the moat brilliant division* ever mobilized, the Kirst Canadian Divi
sion. Camps, n<i noon n* the war broke out. sprang up like mushrooms, but
no camp hnd ever (crown more quickly than the Krml eani|? at Ynlcurtler,
Ah li??? tin the history of thin war Is taught In the ncImiiiU of Canada the
hlstorina will urlve n hlph place to the exertions and elTorta of Major-tien
erul Sir Sum Unities. Some Mnld Sir Sam had ninde mistakes. Well, I.ord
Kitchener had murie ml.MnkcN.'nnd no man ever made armies who did not
make mistaken.
Ileferrintv to the Canadians at the ureflnd bnttle of Ypre*. Sir Frederick
auld thnt If ihey hnd kIvi-ji way the whole Hue would have l?een compro
mised and broken, nad I.ord French had told him. nt the time, that the
second battle of Ypre* wii* ni> lean critical thnn the iirst.
"You have raised a Itirire and brilliant army," he continued, "and you
have carried out Immense contracts for munitions. lletween one and tnu
thousand million dnllnr* of contract* for war materials nnd ships have
been let In Canada, fit?,04M?.fltM) shells have been mntle in t'anndn aad shipped
to Kntcintid, of contracts for ships have been let in this country,
clshly-nlne ships urc hclti?r constructed under those contracts, I.Vl nlrplanrs
n mouth anil extra purls arc also hrliiK manufactured here, tlOO airplanes are
hcittx supiilied by Canada to the I tilted States, MOD already havlnu been
? hipped, the remainder to be delivered within thirty days."
Speaklntc of the I tilled States, Sir Frederick niiIiI lie had traveled all
over the Industrial and agricultural sections of flic republic, aud he believed
the people there were "as determined to win the war as we are ourselves."
lie also expressed the opinion Hint the nrral majority of tiermanx In the
I'nltetl States are lnynl to the country in which they live, the proof of bin
contention heltii; thai they "had *jl\cn their sons to the draft and their
bodies to stand la tlit* trenches ia your cause uail my cause."
The Ouke of Devonshire went rather minutely into the work of the
Patriotic Fund, of which hr Is president, and ainonK othrr things said that
lie had never been associated with a body of men actuatrd by u higher
scnitc of responsibility and by a deeper belief ia what the people of Caaada
have intrusted them to do thnn the oflleers of the fund. "If there is any
thing thai needs rentedylnjc," he said, "we want to know, realizing: the
trust placed In us, that wo ha\c the fullest confidence of the people of
Canada behind us."
Sir Willlatn Hearst. Mayor Church and I.lruten:int-Co1oiiel K. II. Ifardy,
president of the t.rcat Wtir \ dermis" Association, also made short aad
cQcctive addresses.
Urr??'!?f*i,fce ?ninr ,?d a?.
!ub,UhtV? \ninr ,v..l not b.
i'tiuii^hod it urlirr >u rtqutiis.
A AVoril for ??.<- farmer.
S- HH'Vw""'IrF' >?"
ho rails ?val??-T win Kft is if
&S????.? %
l? >v /JV ,<Cr'' r-'"Ver:mu in i;f
on iuuX : "r ',:v a.1,1 i;1:tVr
lul-, "Trl'v n"'1 ? l:ilclr..r? f. t
"Man-s'T1'1- "?l ? wUhoul th'.'m*
tll'iKV hl'fl Uttfu I I.llll. l lvl,? ? .
,"r ' think vhc c.Mi'j.l V
n? 11 -?. V ,' Vy, ' fii.K. r
."-?ii-u' "?
Information l^urcau I
P r, Dr in?orn<-j-.
'""cVat-v" W?r'1
meni i;i w i l l, n f?nri ol govern*
? m!'" power is
n.^iodV'-tharL0' ,7,rvi ,tht
E -His
as his beiUtiHnrv /"111?W1,,K relatives
swnsr- hW'irl^ Vrf"10"
tV Inau ra nee revert'to* t'he ^ternnSl!
Hr pairing flurnt Wn(f.r IM
?so' that* i'he^crack^d" i Li'"'n lhe P'Pes
?lry. Get-10 ^,t?. w,n boco.nv
a n-J 10 cents' wor, h ot \ ??/ Ulhar?c
sioin(i <?f iHo i?i,. tl.vcerin. Alix
bring it to a ./Vr.r'i" w i,h lhe litharge.
thick ?L,o rv??n",,!tCnc>' of I'uity ,??
Into the rraclc u?iif?V?C ?? the ',asl?
?5i.a ,#ivlcK S? "K
oa Dio water IM?/?.,V?E~nlffhl aM<I u,rn
last many years. repaired will
orflVf??"?>;'-Tbo Post
matter unless it Is insure r Ln ."ll(,s'
stance'?? failure o'fVdelivery
the parcel was m iii^i office where
case.,nake out t"o o'llcial^ace/'i'n'the
l>rS"s' Print i,n"
hlock, on I i? sham- of ?!..'* \l
hiKh. with a smooth sheet oV iil| Jrn?hcS
thick), a bottle of lienzlno JL 1, lo?
SSSJf'?:t?fi :???
the top of the Vln tc il over
wood block until the enu'reeH,,rrOnV0r0i<i
coated with ink ti.? \V ' face is
been previously 'washed whb''Lhavil"l
-soft or warm wai"r . " ^os,,) ,U,<1
tile tips are each rolled'in'^Vi '?riecl.
inked block and then on ii>a on
Ih. ton Do??lhl. ^"e^uV^ "TVl lh.
i.Hi U,5 SSfJf. i""fiV^'"ck
cMr 4?^?
1 or?rldKCs',r?ft|1he whole Pl?Ti '^^"on
phalanx,.from one side to tl ft?nnflrm'"a'
from the t rans^rse crcnVe HnrL ^ ;!r<J
last Joint to almost the end of fb? ?n V,?
?np.ar "na ,i???"??bVj.r,&%
ur'at tho sweat of the brow would
make it useless* If we ha<l time, bill
we live Willi dear old nature. lier*
wo have health and arc tohi that health
Is hcauty, no we imsigine ourselves
beautiful with that thought. The wo
men of tin' city would not make all this
iush about )ilKh-|iric<tu fooiiituft it thuy
would awake to roal lifu. read and
think inure about the farmer and his
wife. Mere they would learn that food
stuffs cannot be marketed at old price.i.
wh' ii everything costs the farmer as
i:iu? h again and he labors under dif
ficult i? s he has never 'wn forced to
fa01 before. You hear little protest la
the hh.>|'S. When the saleslady hands
out the style of the ("'Usqii, the cus
tonier pa\s l'or the style and early tea
son. then boasts on the price she paid.
Walk lwoad Stre-t with new spring
ha s in January, while we are ? xperl
enclr.i; the worst and coldest weather
that even the oldest inhabitant could
recall. 'I he farmer's wife is doing her
beat and will be thankful to get a new
bat t*. "4'm- ?> her .ill-da> meeting
ne>.t .summer. It wsis a hard hit when
Mr. lb.over .--.lid we < ould not bell our
hen* and pullets. A- to the pullets,
they can never be purchased only wlieu
there is an exchange, where more will
take their place.*; but .is to old h> ns.
Wit sire t?? i ed to ke ;p them when tli ?v
will not lay an cbk. even when the
birds are buildltisr tin r nc:its sold trees
budding. We haven't gotten an ens;
from them this winter ami have eaten
old hens to ( onset \ e mesita until we
can alnioft cackle. Better leave tin*
fstrnn.r alone. has always and
will now do his t>:t. irust. bark, and
help l;lm. Von will then fee those who
ar<- now starving bright and happy
with Old (; lory llylng high, and the old
Ka:ser nowhere n.,;h. .Stand by the
farmer. give him your help and
thought. lit needs it as never before.
M. T. M.
.Mountcastle. Va . I-'ebruary 16, 11>18.
Clly llnj.n on the Farm.
To the Knit :? of The Times-! d.-: patch:
Sir.?The objection that the farmers
raise to the city l.oy sis a farm worker
poinds 'mighty 'jueer" to m. in view
of the fact that n.-nly all of the boy
labor that \s e Is ire in this section of
tne country sire the ."ojih and heirs <?'
negroes owning Irojn two to twenty
acres of land, and have been kept ill
idleness from the time they have been
born until they have reached the aye
of stbout twelve years. 1 have hired
ami hsintllod many such si boy smd al
v. a > s in the beginning he i* underfed
and weak, utterly inexperienced in any
sort of work and very disobedient. Vet
we take them, and after si while wo
teach them to work si little. Hut the
little darkle never has the well-bred
white boy's politeness, intelligence and
character, l.ast :? esir si son of some city
friends of mine decided to Rive my
farm a trial. The result: left school
for the farm June 13. 1017. worked every
day when well to September IS, 1017.
heft farm for the Mc'.Juirea School. On
every Saturday in the >ear 1 f' 17. except
one. he delivered butter to customers.
He is still with me and expects to be on
the farm the itsiy school closes for the
vacation of 191S. 1 am under the im
pression that there are certain seasons
of tne year that this boy has never seen
the country. His present a^e is tif
teen years. S. 11. Jiedd.
Hanover. Va., February IS. 1915.
Ilrnntifnl City.
(For The Times-Dispatch.)
Beautiful City, the seven-hill crowned;
Wonderful City, the world o'er re
nowned ;
Picturesque City, girt by the swift tide
O'c-r bowlders, through hill gap and rich
meadows wide!
Marvelous City! Could thy streets un
The wonderful stories of all the untold
And unwritten doings of four hundred
yea rs
Of glory and grandeur, of torture and
They'd speak of a time?dim now, like
old dreams?
When game roamed the forests and
fish swam the fstreams;
They'd tell of the Bed Man with lino.
rod and gun.
And tall: of the Palo Face who fol
lowed the sun!
They'd tell of his suffering by hunger
and cold.
In language no mortal has ever yet
They'd speak of a time when later his
I,ed in a fierce struggle to free tin
new land!
Then down through the ages, through
strife of our own,
In twain cleft the States from the seed
we had sown.
Which ripened a harvest of woe in
Its train
And war's blood red banners waved
o'er the domain!
When Bee and his warriors?and braver
ne'er trod
The earth since 'twas flung from the
fingers of God?
With hope iong delayed and with sor
row of heart.
Marched over these pavements and
ishnrcd in the psirt
Boine by his wan fighters! Could there
stones unfold
The man and the burden that lay on
hlB soil.
Twould add to the glory of immortal
That shines In the lustor of Richmond's
fair name!
nev. n. it. kennkt.
Philadelphia, Pa., February 2, 1818.

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