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AND VINDICATOR. .ssasd Every Friday rlorning by HAROLD E. WEST, Editor and Proprietor. TS»MS SF SUBSCRIPTION ! ftfia*-: "ft hi advance SuniMttons'fol'the set be addressed to any individual con aeeted with the office, but simply to THE SPECTATOR. festered at the Postofflce at Staunton, ▼a., as second class mail matter. Friday. March 3 1911 JREATY THAT MAY CAUSE TROUBLE. new treaty between Japan and uted States which is to supersede esham treaty which will expire next July, will it is said, be ratified by the Senate without serious opposition on the part of the Pacific coast senators, although it is almost certain to bring a protest from the people of the Coast States. This protest will be based on the fact that the new treaty contains no stipulation regarding the restriction of Japanese immigration. Instead, it is ■aid there is to be a secret understand ing or a '-gentlemen's agreement" be tween the two countries, whereby Japan agrees to co-operate with the United States in its effort to carry out • the spirit of the Alien Immigration Act. Secretary Knox, on the advice of the President, it is reported, waived any stipulation as to immigration so aa to spare the sensitive feelings of the Japanese by not classifying that race as objectionable and on a par with the Chinese. This is a matter that is more than likely to cause misunderstanding and probably trouble between the two countries. It has been reported from time to time from Washington that there has been an actual and decided decrease in Japanese immigration since the passage of the Alien Immigration Act, but the people of the coast deny that the decrease has been appreciable and many maintain that on the con trary there has been an increase. To the people out there the Japanese problem is a serious one, and the Westerners say the negro problem of the South is trifling as compared with it. While Japan is naturally sensitive about having her people classed as un desirable immigrants, her sensitive ness seems to be abnormal, and is al ways brought to the front when she desires to obtain some advantage, either in a diplomatic or a business way. It would have been better, it seems, to have had a definite agreement regard ing immigration put In the treaty even at the expense of a jolt to Japanese sensitiveness than to leave the question open to misunderstanding as to the real purport of the "gentlemen's agree ment." The situation as it stands is likely to inflame the people of the Coast States, and there will probably be more trouble such as occurred ovei the school question in California dur ing the Roosevelt administration. Tc avoid such a condition of affairs Presi dent Tatt is reported to be anxious tc have Congress pass a law which would put in the hands of the National gov ernment the power to force the states to comply with the stipulation in treaties with foreign powers. Thai would be a tremendous blow at th< rights of the states. An interesting report in connection with the treaty is that the attitude ol President Taft and the republican lead en in favoring San Francisco as the place for the big Panama Canal Exposi tlon, and opposing New Orleans, wai because he hoped to trade the fair foi acceptance of the provisions of the treaty by the people of the Coast States. He used every means in his power to aid in the victory for San Francisco, but that is not having the effect he desired is shown by the fact that as soon as the provisions of the treaty became known a resolution of protest against it was offered in the California legislature, and a vigorous telegram was sent him by the Federal relations committee, insisting upon a restriction clsusc and stating that less than this would inflame the public mind all along the Pacific coast and "may lead to a condition that will be deplored by those desirous of preserv ing unity and good will between the United States and Japan." Of course we have the power to make such laws respecting immigration as we see fit and to bar out undesirables ef any race, but such laws &ie likely to lead to unpleasantness, and applied to the case of Japan might make Con gressman Hobson'B prophesies of war come true. It is all right and proper to be considerate of the feelings of other nations but when we make treaties it is better to have matters that are like ly to cause trouble to be definitely stated. EXTRA SESSION INEVITABLE An extra session of Congress now seems to be inevitable. Only a legis lative miracle, by which the Canadian reciprocity bill can be brought to a vote will be able to prevent it, and reciprocity seems to have very little chance. The fight between Senator Bailey, the defender of Lorimer, who is trying to bring the matter of ex pelling him to a vote, and Senator Cummins, who insists on a time being set for a vote on the tariff board bill, has wiped away the last glimmering of hope that an extra session might be avoided. Neither democrats nor republicans want the extra session yet the demo crats are in better shape for it than their opponents. They are more har monious than they have been foi years. If they are able to remain in harmony, if sober counsel prevails, il they work for the general interests ol the country along the lines of a sane democratic policy instead of striving for partisan advantage they will come out of the extra session stronger than SENATOR LODCE'S TRIBUTE TO VIRGINIA. The tribute to Virginia made by Sen ator Lodge of Massachusetts in his eulogy of Senator Daniel in the United States Senate last Monday has been a surprise to most of the country. He is generally regarded as a type of New Englander who cannot see any good in anything south of the Mason and Dix on line, one who has been persistent in meddling with the peculiar negro problem as it affects the 3outh, and who has always been ready to indorse any legislation that would bear hard upon this section. And the South has never had any especial regard for him. Of course it was not strange that he should be willing to bear witness to the honor and integrity of Senator Daniel. No man could be thrown in close contact with that stalwart old Virginian without learning to love him, no matter how much he might disagree with him on matters of poli tics or statesmanship. But the tribute of the Massachusetts man to Senator Daniel's State was another matter,and one that could hardly have been ex pected of him. He even gives this State the credit of having the first permanent English settlement, in America a tact which had been slur red over or suppressed in most of the school histories used throughout the country until the last few years. A few extracts from his speech follow: "I will repeat here what I have said elsewhere, that, except in the golden age of Athens, I do not think that any community of equal size, only a few thousand in reality, has produced in a Orief time as much ability as was pro duced by the Virginian planters at the period of the American Revolution. Washington and Marshall, Jefferson and Madison, Patrick Henry, the Lees and the Randolphs, Masons and Wythe —what a list it is of soldiers aad states men, of orators and lawyers. The re sponsibility of representing such a past and such a tradition is as great as the honor. Senator Daniel never forgot the honor or the responsibility. Can more be said in his praise than that he v. orthily guarded the one and sustained the other! "The Civil War brought many trag edies to North and South alike. None greater, certainly, than the division ol Virginia. To a State with such a his tory, with such memories and such traditions, there was a peculiar cruelty n such a fate. Virginia alone among the States has so suffered. Other wounds have healed. This land tbat was rent in twain is one again. The old enmities have grown cold; the old friendships and affections are once more warm and strong as they were at the beginning. But the wound which the war dealt to Virginia can never be healed. There and there alone the past cannot be restoied. One bows to the inevitable, but as a lover of my country and my country's past I have felt a deep pride in the history of Virginia, in which I, as an American, had a right to share, and 1 have always sor -1 rowed that an inexorble destiny had severed that land where so many brave and shining memories were garnered up. That thought was often in my mind as I looked at Senator Daniel in this chamber. Not only did he fitly and highly represent the great past, with all its memories and traditions, but he also represented the tragedy, as great as the history, which had fallen upon Virginia to the cause in which she believed and to which in her de-1 votion she had given her all, even a! part of herself. The maimed soldier j scars which commanded the admir ation of the world finely typified his great Statejin her losses as in her glories and her pride." Of course Virginians rare not to be caught by honeyed phrases, but this speech has the ring of sincerity in it, and not only Virginia but the whole South will feel more kindly now to Senator Lodge than it has felt in the past. NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL As was to be expected, the railroads are taking a philosophical view of the recent decision of the Interstate Com merce Commission which refused them permission to increase their rates. Their high officials sang a very doleful song when the decision was announced, and it is said that appeals would immediately be made to the new Court of Commerce. They have decided not to anpea!, it seems, but will go on, as they have been doing, and expect to make out very well. They do not seem to be anything like as gloomy as they were. In its review of the situation the j banking house of Henry Clews & Co. points out some of the advantages of I the decision. "It will," it says, "avert a possible congestion of the se curity markets by the flood of new issues which would certainly have fol lowed had the railroads secured whai they wanted. As soon as the'shock is over calmer views will prevail; our railroad managers will accept the sit uation philosophically; efficiency will be the watchword; retrenchment will be in order, and considering the excel lent physical condition of the roads a year or two of waiting for larger in come from increased business will do no lasting harm. In business circles the decision will be accepted with favor, since shippers would have been obliged to put the increased charges upon tbe public, which would ulti mately pay the bill and is already more or less disturbed at the high cost of living. Considering the political situation, it is worth something to avoid a further cause of public dis content." This seems to be the sensible view, and the railroads appear to have adopted it. EDITORIAL JOTTINGS Will the women who are determined to immolate themselves upon the wheel of fashion send their harem trousers to the clothes club each week to be pressed?— Baltimore Sun. The knocker is always getting in his work. Somebody has been digging up George Washington's early poetry. —Washington Times. Congressman Hobson to the con trary, the effect of the ratification of the Japanese treaty is a national ex pression of belief tbat the Jap is a perfect gentleman, even if he is a "first class fighting man. "—Baltimore News. Much has been written and said pro and con about the dismissal of the sev enty-seven V. M. 1. third classmen, but more intelligent comment could be made if the Institute authorities would plainly state the reason for the dis missal of the two cadets, which caus ed their classmates to take so decided $ 100 Reward, $100. The readers of this paper, will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh be ing a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca tarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and [mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroy ing the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative pow ers that they offer One Hundred Dol lars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., To ledo, O. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for con a stand against the authorities.— Lynchburg Advance. Governor Mann had been a legisla tor long enaugh to know when a ma jority was on the other side.—Norfolk Ledger Dispatch. It looks like it's going to be Steam Roller against the Standpatters after March 20.—Norfolk Landmark. ONLY A TEMPORARY SET BACK The Sutherland amendment suc ceeded in its purpose and killed the measure for the popular election of Senators. A number of democrats in favor of the original measure were afraid of the Force bill features of the amendment which would have given the Federal government the power to supervise elections, and might have nullified the restrictions which the Southern States have thrown about the exercise of the franchise in order to protect the people of the South from negro domination. It is just as well that the bill, with its obnoxious rider should have been defeated. This means that the reform which the peo ple have been demanding for years will be postponed for a little while, and gives the democrats another op portunity to make good at the extra session, which will be called about April 5. The House will probably pass a new bill, submitting the propo sition to the people, and with the democrats and insurgents in control of the Senate there ought to be very little trouble in getting a proper bill through. Then the credit for it will go to the democrats, and will be another evi dence that they can be trusted to do the peoples' will. The popular elec tion of Senators is bound to come. It is just as certain as the sunrise. NO OTHER COURSE WAS OPEN No matter how much we may sym pathise with the third class of cadets who were dismissed from the Virginia Military Institute for mutiny and in subordination all must admit tbat the Board of Visitors followed the only course open to them if the discipline and good order of the school is to be maintained. The Board was put in a trying posi tion, and the strongest kind of pres sure was brought upon its members to secure the reinstatement of the boys. The Board's duty was a painful one, but they performed it. To have de cided otherwise than they did would have meant the reversal of the super intendent, General Nichols, who would have been discredited, and who would probably have resigned forth with, and it would have meant the breakdown of discipline and official authority at the Institute. General Nichols complimented the class for its fine stand against hazing, and for the intellectual ability of ite members, and expressed his appreciation of the class as individuals. He regrets as much as anyone else the necessity of his action, but in the face of open mutiny, com mitted though it was from a mistaken sense of class honor and loyalty no other course was open to him. A way, however, is left open to the boys to return. They can go back as new students at the opening of the term next September, when each ap plication will be considered on its merits, and it is hoped that most, if not all of the boys will avail them selves of this opportunity. It will mean the loss of several months from their studies, but if the boys take their lesson to heart and take it in the right spirit they will be the better for it. | The school will undoubtedly profit, for the example that has been made of! the third class will be a warning to all the boys now in the school, and those j who will come after them. Discipline | will be more easily maintained, and everybody connected with the school will be the better for it. LOCUSTS HEADED THIS WAY Department of Agriculture Issues Warning to Virginia Virginia will be visited this summer | by seventeen-year locusts, according I to tne Department of agricultoie. The territory covered by the insect will embrace almost all the lands east of tbe Allegheny mountains and reaching from Connecticut to North The time for tbe appearanoe of this I brood and tbe territory covered by it i are all marked, through long observa tion. Records bave been kept since Ederable alarm is usually caused appearance of the seventeen locust in large numbers and for shade trees and orobards are often aroused. The actual damage, however, according to the department of agriculture is slight exoept in tbe oaae of newly planted orohards and even there much of tbe injury done by the insaots oan be obviated by prop er care. At the same time the seventeen year variety locusts is swarming over Virginia.a brood of the thirteen year variety Is expeoted to oover tbe lower part of tbe Mississippi valley, reaching from. Indiana and Illinois to the gulf ana from Tennessee to Kansas aud Oklahoma. | • «<»»» — I Miss Nannie GiUeeon nas"returned to Oulpeper after a short visit to HAD HIS LEG CUT OFF Waynesboro Van Meets With Bad Accident in West Virginia "Skeeter" Psny, a well known oharacter from abont Waynesboro, met with a Dad accident in Glenray rV. Va., on Monday afternoon when falling from between two oars of a moving freight train he had one leg so severely Clashed that amputation was necessary, "Skeeter" was ohristened Husey, but his diminutive else — his exact weight being only seventy pounds— earned for him the nickname tbat has stuok to him through no' end of travels and adventures. Few people know Husey Perry, though every body from Charleston to Richmond knows "Skeetur." For such is "Skester's" fame. The accident whioh may yet cost "Skeeter" his life happen 3d while he was on his way from Hinton to his home in Waynesboro. He was riding a freight, his i'ivcrite mode of travel, and »" the train wis pissing Gienray jj tail between the cars and the wheels passed over bis right leg, severing it below the knee He was alsa badly bruised and out about tbe body. He was pioked up and oarried to a house and doctors were summon ed from Alderson, When the phy sicians arrived they immediately amputated the fragments of the leg remaining and crasssd the other in juries. The in j ircd man lost consid erable blood aud was in a serious condition Tbe Hinton police suc ceeded in locating "Ske9t9»'s" mother it Waynesboro, and as soon as his oondition will allow, he will probably be sent to bis borne. Perry seems to have beeu possessed with a desire to excel oven his ovn best records in tbe way of unusual achievements on this latest trip to West Virginia He gained muob notoriety, and at tbe same time oame very near losing bis life, in Hinton abont ten aays ago by eat ing a pieoe of window gliss, this gastronomic feat being performed in tbe office of Hinton's mayor. Soon after swallowing the glass "Skeeter" was writhing in pain on the office floor. A physician was hastily summoned and relieved him of his suffering with an injection of mor phine For four or five days follow ing he remained in a oritioal oondi tion, and- had not entirely reoovered from the effects of his oad meal, when a worse experience befell iiim. FARM BRINGS BIG PRICE Valuable Tract Near Arbor Hill Purchased by Staunton Man OflJ o F the finest tracts of land in August i 33unty ohanged owners yes terday with the purchase by Mr. C. P. Bowman, of this city, of what is liest known as the "Suarar Loaf Farm," near Arbor HilL The farm contains 493 acres and bionght |6?.5" an acre, or $30,750. This was one o the largest deals in oounty real estate ■sacted in this section in recent -. Bowman's new farm is a able piece of property as it stands, and it will naw likely be further developed. At present it con tains a fine orchard consisting of abont 1,000 trees, besides 75 acres of rioh timber l*nd and other resonmes Oa the property is aflae brick dwell ing house, three tenant houses and srtli. E. M. Coiner has sold a part of his upper farm to W. H. Foster of East Virginia tbe consideration being $7,000 The deal was effected through the agenoy of R. E. Tyler. Kick Repays Goodwill. There is a kindly old gentlemaD somewhere In the city whose love for children, even the ragged offspring of the great unwashed, was turned to deep distrust yesterday by an ex perience that was ridiculous for ev erybody but the old gentleman. Two grimy urchins were peering, big-eyed, into the laden .basket of an Itinerant candy man, who had taken his stand at Ninth and Market The old gentleman passed by and paused. He noted the thin lit le bodies and the wistful faces, with 'Wish I had a penny" written large on each. Digging down into his pocket, he drew up a handful of silver and one dark copper. He placed it in the nearest expectant palm. "Sorry I've only got one," he told the other disappointed lad, "but I'm sure your friend will 'whack up' with But as soon as the old gentleman's back was turned, the "friend" whisk ed away around the corner, his pen ay in his hand. "Wow!" yelled the old gentleman, as a vicious kick in the shins made him drop his cane and clutch wildly at the disappearing figure of the youngster whose taste for sweets was still unsatisfied. And as he limped home he resolved that indis criminate charity is a bad thing.— PhiladelphiaJTime^s. Klearly all poultry 'diseases are sed by cold, drafts, dampness, im per feeding or lack of cleanliness. ;lect or carelessness is at the bot tom of it all. Remember, that it is easier to guard against disease than to cure it, and It is almost al ways unsatisfactory to treat sick fowls. Overfat Hens. Beware of overfat, inactive hens; they are almost certain to be a source of trouble and at the best are unprofitable stock to keep either for layers or breeding stock. Now Is the time to weed out the drones. Keep Only Old Geese. Keep the old geese for breeding purposes. Market the young ones. Geese may as well be kept in sen vice many years and thus differ from chickens. Richmond — Walter Coleman, the nine year old son of Mrs. Maud Cole mao,2loß Taylor sfeet, was run down Tuesday by the antomobile of Dr. W. B. Broaddus and was so severely in jured th%t be is not expected to live. He was taken to the Memorial Hospi tal where an operation was performed and portions of his skull, whioh was UMBERS GUNS IN BATTLE FOR FORTIFICATIONS Taft Fires First Broadside In Behalf of Pana- ma Canal. New York, N. V., — Declaring that the world was not yet far enough advance! in civilization for the United State* to depend upon inter national treaty for the protection of so important a project as the Pana ma canal. President Taft In hie speech to the Pennsylvania Society of New York, made a strong appeal for the canal fortification program for which he is fighting before congress. "I yield to no one in my love of peace," said the president, "in my hatred of war, and in my earnest de sire to avoid war. But I cannot per mit myself in the enthusiastic desire to secure universal peace to blind myself to the possibilities of war." \ This is the first of a series of blowg which it is understood the president will deliver to arouse support for his canal fortification bill. Congress is said to be about evenly divided on this question and he .hopes to con vert a sufficient number to create a majority support for a $5,000,000 ap propriation at this session. . The president was here from 6:15 o'clock until midnight and spoke at the Pennsylvania Society banquet at the Hotel Astor and to members of the New York Press club at the Hotel Martinique. In his fortification spech he gave a detailed diplomatic history of the ca nal project to demonstrate that by treaty and sovereign power the Unit ed States had the right to fortify the | "We built the canal to help us de fend the country," he continued, "not to help an enemy attack it. After ex pending five hundred million dollars to make our national deienee easier, are we to surrender half the military value of the canal by giving the ben-J eflt of it to a nation seeking to de stroy us? It seems to me that the very statement of the proposition car ries its refutation. "It is said that the fortificatious are going to cost $50,000,000. This is an error. The estimated cost is $12, --000,000, That, I submit, constitutes a prist premium for insuring tae canal's safely that is not excessive. The war department advises me that the cost of maintenance of the military estab lishment and fortifications would not exceed half a million dollars a year, an anuual insurance rate after first cost of a tenth of one per cent. "The canal Is on American soil and it needs fortifications for national de fense just as much as the city of New York needs defense. War Is still a possibility and the president, senator or congressman who ignores it as something against which proper pre cautions should be taken subjects himself in time of peace to the Just ■riticism of reasonable men and when ,ar comes and finds the nation unpre ,-ared to the unanimous condemnation of his indignant fellow coantrymen. "No cue that I know of goes farther in favor of settling International con troversies by arbitration than I do, ;nd if I have my way and am able to secure the assent of other powers I shall submit to the senate arbitration reatiea broader in their terms than KJiat that body has heretofore rati and broader than any that now between the nations. But we have not reached the tirr j when we '.an count on the settlement of all international controversies by the vbritament of a tribunal." Race suicide is not fashionable in BasUoan, a small town in the province of Quebec. Edward Jolicoeur of Bas tican reached Montreal a few days ago with his wife and 10 children. The number is fairly large, but the fact that they are five pairs of twins and the parents are only 23 years old is stranger still. Financial Outlook in Chicago. Chicago is soon to have a mayor alty fight that promises to be as bitter and as heavily endowed as was tie j late senatorial campaign. — Kansas City Times. Cold Storage Trade Note. Eggs have now reached the stage where it is safe to view each one with j lusplcion.—Detroit Free Press. Educational Note. A Kansas boy bit his professor, Surely he was hungry for knowledge. —Houston Chronicle. Perfectly Reliable Man. Senator Lorimer can't be aooused ot aot sticking to his post — Atlanta Journal. Don't complain because you haven't gay chance, but go ahead and make your chance. It is easy to put in a crop of wild oats, but help is »i*hty iuurd to act In hare—t tuns. < ( Cut Himself Shaving; Dead While shaving a week ago. George Riser, of Banker Hill, near Winches ter, out the oorner of bis mouth with the rasor. Blood poisoning developed, and despite the efforts of physicians Riser die! Monday. Good Pure Whiskey at Low Prices GREAT CEREMONY MARKS OPENING OF PARLIAMENT All Traditional Pomp and Dignity Will Be Shown. LONDON, (Special.)— Amid all the traditional pomp and dignity of past centuries. King George V and Queen Mary will open Parliament on Mon day. No detail that will add to the splendor of the occasion will be omit ted, and it will undoubtedly be the most important social and political event preceding the coronation. The royal couple accompanied by the young Prince of Wales will be driven from Buckingham Palace to the Parliament buildings in the great state coach of gold and glass which reminds one of a fairy book illustration come to life, and seems strangely out of place in this age of democracy. But England and all Englishmen love the splendor of royalty, and are exceedingly proud Of thoiT ancient customs. The six magnificent chargers, Ih draw the royal vehicle, will snt a brilliant spectacle with harnesses of gold and silver, the gaily costumed footmen will ;on either side. On each side he coach will march a Yeoman Df the Guard in his quaint uniform, *a mounted equerry, eceding the coach will be the reign's life guards, and the van I 3f the procession will be made up of the members of the Royal House hold in their carriages. The route of the -pageant will be along the Mall from Buckingham Palace, across the Horse Guards Parade into Whitehall and so on to the House of Lords. Here there will be another proces sion headed by the King and Queen from the robing room to the two thrones. Preceding the royal couple Will be three dignitaries bearing the Bword of Stat©, the Cap of Mainten ance, and the crown. The thrones where the royal cou ple will sit are two heavily carved oak chalrsT surmounted by crowns and ornamented w)\h gilt and crys tals. The feet rest on lions and more lions are enameled in blue on the backs of the chairs. Each chair Is embroidered in silk with the de signs of the royal standard, and at che top of the chair backs at eacl corner are the lion and the unicorn. The King and Queen will wear the royal robes of deep crimson velvet lined and caped with ermine. Seated in the front benches will be the peers clad In their scarlet and ermine, and Immediately behind them, the peeresses. The diplo matic representatives of the various | countries will also be present in ttielr multi-colored uniforms trimmed with gold and lace. Politically, the opening of the present parliament is a most import ant event. It practically marks a new era in British politics, as the House of Lords will be compelled *o pass the famous Veto bill, which will greatly curtail their power. This veto measure was the direct result of the Lords' failure to pass Lloyd George's famous budget in 1909, which resulted in the dissolu tion of Parliament in January, 1910. The Liberal party was again re turned to power, and the Lords were compelled to swallow the bud get. In order to prevent any such crisis in the future a measure was drawn up by the government leaders | depriving the Lords of any voice ir. financial measures, but it was known at the time that the peers would not accept the measure. The death of King Edward last spring put an end to the differences between the two bodies for the time being, and King George then made an attempt to adjust the matter by a conference of the leaders on both sides. This lasted all summer long and through the Fall, a*d when Parlia ment reassembled last November, it was announced that no agreement had been reached. The House of Commons proceedet immediately to pass Premier As ouith's veto resolution, but this was ignored by the House of Lords. ! A measure drafted by Lord Lans- I downe, Which provided for a change | in the upper chamber, but no curtail I meat of power, was passed by this This resulted in fso dissolution ol Parliament on November 28, ano plunged the country into the turmol of another election. When the re sults were ascertained, it was found that the Liberal party naa again Deen returned to power, having with the aid of the Nationalists and Labor par ties a majority of 126 over the Unionists. Such time as a man saves by not shaving he usually wastes by strok ing the by-product of his tempora economy system. Besides, there'i looks and sanitation to be considered —Atchison (Kan.) Globe. I Miller-Driver ~Mt: Solon Va. Feb. 28. -Mr. James Richard Miller and Miss Lilie Dalle Driver were marriea on Febpnary 22 by Rsv. D. C. Zeigler of Churohville. PETER'S DISTRIBUTING CO. INC. Successors to D. R. Griffith & Co., Fine Wines and Liquors Box B. 20 E. Broad St., Richmond, Va. All Mail orders promptly shipped Our Leader Whiskey, per gallon $2.00 Sunny South " " " 2.25 Old Homestead " " " 2.50 Canton Club « " " 3.00 Old Charter " " " 3.00 Paul Jones " " " 3.50 Carrollton - " " 3.50 Montioello " " " 4.00 Mt. Vernon " " " 4.00 Gibson " " " 4.00 Old Ky. Taylor per full qt. 1-00 Paul Jones per short qt .90 Mellwood, bottled in bond, full quart 1.00 Whiskey, 50c. per quart, and up Send sample order for gallon of good pure and guaranteed OLD CHARTER for $3.00 TODAY. The Dutiful Son Was Carrying Out His Father's Teaching. In St. Louis there is a Yankee who settled in the Mound City after the civil war, and has there built up a fortune of millions. The economies and conservatism by which he has accumulated his little pile have in creased with his years. Acquisition has become a habit. He has one son over whose ex penditures he keeps careful watch. Recently, this offspring took an up town car. The father who saw him board the car, and knew his destina tion, judged he had spent his fare That evening, after dinner, the elder called the younger man into the library, saying he had something to tell him. "But first," he inter rupted, rising from his chair, "I will turn down the light; we can talk just as well in the dark, and it will save the gas." He then proceeded- to give reasons why the expenditure of the uptown car fare was unneces sary. As he went on explaining the value of economy, out of the dark ness where his son sat he heard a fumbling and shuffling. Much to his distaste, the noise continued. At length heated to impatience, he cried, "Sam, what are you doing?" "Father," came from out of the blackness, "I can hear just as well without 'em, and, while we're sitting !dark, I'm taking oft my save 'em." est of that evening econo lot discussed. —Success. Family Party Ancient. siding elder once hap the Sunday school room i church not far from St. was invited by the super i very pious man, to ques holars. dng several questions he ne little fellow and asked, the father of Zebedee's The boy much confused, reply, and the question ?d, but without result. - said the elder, "you can wer that." Then, point superintendent, "Who il ' Smith," replied the boy. k-ho Is the father of Dea s children?" Smith." ad if Deacon Smith is th« Deacon Smith's children, the tather of Zebedee'i ingster could hardly wail lost ion was ended befor« triumphantly, . Smith." —Judge. Well Defined. Nt at a well-known gentle ise much astonished the nister, who had called to ulries on the occasion ol of a child, boy?" •." girl?" ." luirer gasped, and the ser inued with dignity: i has given birth to an tetch. What he gave. %_Jf • Mr. Quiverful —Tommy, did you give your little brother the best part of that apple, as I told you? Tommy — Yes sir, I gave him th' seeds. He can plant 'em an' have a whole orchard!" — Cleveland Leader. Wronged. Mose Mokeby—No, sah, laln't no prognostic er inflddle —I'se simply bin druv away from de chu'ch, dats all. Jim Jackson —Druv away? Why, how's dat? Mose Mokeby—Why, when de con tributions wuz invited fo' dat last chu'ch sociable, I sent two fine, fat, tendah pullets an' what does yo' s'pose de commmlttee In cha'ge ob de affaih does? Dey returned de fowls wif a note sayin' dey wuz tainted! —Brooklyn Life. Taking Precautions. Landlay of country inn on the eve of a popular holiday to her daughter, who is kneading the dough for a cake) —Resel, you'd better put a couple of eggs and a bit of butter Into the cake. It looks as if we were going to have a storm, and if the townsfolks don't stir out to-morrow we shall have to eat It ourselves.— From the German. — . * »-♦ BEATS THE HAREM SKIRT New Fangled Garment Appears Once And Only Once New York, March, I.— A Mexican laly, Mrs. Alfred Marchal of Mexico city, stirtled conservative voyagers on the North German Lloyd liner Prini Friedrlch Wilhslm. in yester day, by appsating on tbe eejond day oat in a harem skirt with variation. 83me of the oommentaiors said it was really harum soarum. It was what another lady voyager called a "four quartered" creation. It was split fore and aft atd on the port ana star board sides also and when the wind inaontiaently blew there were visible segments of black silk stooxings, silk ribbons, knickerbockers and tnings like tbat. Mrs. Marchal wore tbe skirt only once and when she landed, olid in the u«ual way of women in North Amerisa, she declined to say anything about her new gown. __ — — ■■ i __.•_____________■ ~' Big Valley Farm Sold. • Charlestowa, W. Vs., March I.— Edwin S. Jsir?tt, of New York, has purchase t the Wild Giassfarm, near Shepuerdstown, owned by R. D. Shepherd and containing 186 acres, for I*o,ooo. £ZZ Often The Kidneys Are Weakened by Over-Work. Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood. Weak and unhealthy kidneys are re sponsible for much sickness andsuffenng, therefore, if kidney trouble is permitted to | continue, serious re sults are most likely to follow. Your other organs may need at tention, but your kid neys most, because they do most and should have attention first. Therefore, when your kidneys are weak or out of order, you can understand how quickly your en tire body is affected and how every organ seems to fail to do its duty. If you are sick or " feel badly," begin taking the great kidney remedy, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root. A trial will con vince you of its great merit. The mild and immediate effect of Swamp-Root, the great kidney and bladder remedy, is soon realized. It stands the highest because its remarkable health restoring properties have been proven in thousands of the most distress ing cases. If you need a medicine you should have the best. Sold by druggists in fifty-cent and one-dol lar' sizes. You may have a sample bottle by mail free, also * pamphlet telling you •■ o« how to find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble. Mention this paper when writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y. Don't make any mis take, but remember the name, Swamp- Root, and don't let a dealer sell you something in place of Swamp-Root—v you do you will be disappointed. $80.00 per month straight salary and expenses, to men with rig, to introduce our Poultry Remedies. Don't answer unless you mean business. Eureka Poultry Food Mfg. C. (Incorporated,) East St. Louis, 111. Richmond — Floyd Mooring, the thirteen year old son of John L. Mooring, is ill with scarlet fever, con tracted from germs contained in a letter sent through the mails. The boy received a letter from a brother who is ill with tbe fever in Phil - adelphia and the physicians attend ing Floyd say that unquestionably the germs of the disease oame in the letter. County Couple Wed Miss Nellie Gibson and Mr. J. C. !in cf Mr. J. N. Hite of s. Creek were married yester ■ning at the mans? of the sec sbyterian ohuroh. Rev. W. N. D., officiating. Only a few s aud fiiends were present. 1 Mrs. Hite left on No. 4 for gton and Baltmore. nond—Jackson Bolton, first t city engineer, committed Monday morning by inhaling lis supposed he became mea lbalanced through worry over ■nt investigation into the affai. 3ity 1 ngineer's office. He was 5 old and one of the best known the municipal service, nond—Despondent because of th and lack of employment, IcCabe, 60 years old. a stone opened the gas jets in his room East Franklin street Sunday nd lay down to die. :r—Robbers entered the Bank er, Va., blew the safe, got away il the cash, amounting to nearly and made good their escape on Monday morning. It is believed that five men participated in the affair. When persons liVing across the street Eie bank were aroused by the of the explosion and started to gate, they were fired on by two ho did guard duty in front o .lding. jhburg—The Southern Railway around the city will be put in »today, Wednesday. Harrisonburg—While plowing Mon day near Port Republic, James Miller white, aged 23, stopped to rest his horses, and in a spirit of fun began boxing with Moses Smith, colored aged 15. The negro boy attempted an uppercut in the ribs, but missed his aim and struck Miller iD the face breaking his left jaw bone. Miller who is a brother of Dr. J. F. Miller, o Good Mills, was badly injured and s] is rushed to the University Hospital a Charlottesville for an operation. Richmond —Blindness has been cured here by a surgical operation. Two weeks ago Nathan Spilberg without premonition, was stricke suddenly totally blind at his desk in I school. Surgeons diagnosed brai pressure and they removed a sma piece of skull from above that portio of the brain which controls the opti nerves. When the bandages were re moved under prepared conditions as to the light, a few days ago, the bo could see as well as ever. Roanoke—A Pittsburg syndicate has closed a deal for 9,000 acres of Roanok [county fruit lands, which they wi plant in apple trees and sell in sma fruit farms. The syndicate will inco porate under the Virginia laws, wit 1100,000 capital. Falls Victim to Thieves a W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala, has a justifiable grievance. Two thieves stole his health for twelve years. They were a liver and kidney trouble. Then Dr. King's New Lite Pil throttled them. He's well now. Un rivaled for constipation, malari [ headache, dyspepsia 25c at B. Hughes'. ..<m » » ■ ■ WANTEIX to purchase a limestone loam farm, well watered. Resi dence must be large, attract ive, old-style house, preferably stone and located to have a wide view over the surround ing country. Prefer a large acreage. State all particulars Address,- T.J. McJNTYRE, Rockefeller Bldg.